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    Thought it might be a good repository for random fashion thoughts and topics that don't deserve their own thread.

    Zippers. IMO, many brands kill themselves with shit zippers. Just looked at an otherwise great odyn vovk jacket but the zipper sucks. I feel the same about julius. CCP, Rick and BBS use zippers I deem substantial and don't cheapen the look, why can't everyone?

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    Yea, Faust and I just noticed the same when we were both having trouble closing our Julius jackets...
    Hi. I like your necklace. - It's actually a rape whistle, but the whistle part fell off.

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    ^oh no, you've gone to the dark side? Just posted about rick btw. Dunno if you feel the same but I find the current collection too elegant and antiseptic. Grooving on BBS lately.

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    For the record, I don't think the Julius zippers are cheap, but those double zippers are always hard to finnagle, that's for sure.

    Yep, another zipper discussion.

    Anyway, why don't all designers make trapezoid shaped scarves? They drape and turn so nicely. Faliero Sarti and Schneider got the script right long ago, what about the others?
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    ^true, sarti and schneider do it right. btw, trying to decide between l&f and guidi edition of mag

    In general, these would be my biggest gripes in general:

    not large enough drops in suits

    shit zippers

    no love for big foots

    still cannot find the perfect pants, but the bbs 3m taped pants come pretty close

    torso length, i have a long torso so it's go real long like rick or expose my navel in MMM and other brands

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    85% of my wardrobe restricts my shoulders to the point of near immobility. went thru drive thru to get coffee the other day and had to take off my jacket to reach out and get it.
    dying and coming back gives you considerable perspective

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    BBS has some hard to handle double zippers as well. When a girl sitting on a couch in a bar wanted to help me with the zipper on my coat all the people behind me were laughing because it looked like a blowjob.

    Some random thoughts here:

    Silent should be more expensive than the mainline.

    Starting to like MA+.

    And a fast fashion thought: Don't women in cheap high heels ask for the attention of just women in cheap high heels and men who like women in cheap high heels? Sorry, I came too close to a newly opened shopping center in my town...

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    my wife has some erudite things to say about fashion. for instance, when lamenting selling my oiled calf intarsia for another leather she said "no one gives a fuck what stupid leather you have. they all look the same"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRRRK View Post
    Silent should be more expensive than the mainline.
    you lost me here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Anyway, why don't all designers make trapezoid shaped scarves? They drape and turn so nicely. Faliero Sarti and Schneider got the script right long ago, what about the others?
    Food for thought:
    http://www.novaroma.org/nr/Toga
    http://www.garden-statuary.us/classi...man_dress.html
    more in terms of the way they're folded and draped than worn, unless you're a more daring man than I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patroklus View Post
    Food for thought:
    http://www.garden-statuary.us/classi...man_dress.html
    more in terms of the way they're folded and draped than worn, unless you're a more daring man than I am.
    I could not understand that why this user has been banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    For the record, I don't think the Julius zippers are cheap, but those double zippers are always hard to finnagle, that's for sure.

    Yep, another zipper discussion.

    Anyway, why don't all designers make trapezoid shaped scarves? They drape and turn so nicely. Faliero Sarti and Schneider got the script right long ago, what about the others?

    I do another shape. If interested let me know. You get the friends price! : )

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    The zippers in both of my BBS pants are terrible..Aesthetically I love the way they look..they are slender, matte silver (why isn't anyone doing matte black zippers on black clothes btw???), but the BBS zippers are almost impossible to get up and down. I'm a female..don't know if the menswear has different zippers. Also, the ones in the pants I'm referring to are at the fly and set at a diagonal, so perhaps this contributes.

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    designer wear is form over function

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    Both pants I have come with buttons, not a zipper, fortunately. However my devoa pants do have a diagonal zipper but Ive never had a problem. Looks kinda cool actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allurahosain View Post
    The zippers in both of my BBS pants are terrible..Aesthetically I love the way they look..they are slender, matte silver (why isn't anyone doing matte black zippers on black clothes btw???), but the BBS zippers are almost impossible to get up and down. I'm a female..don't know if the menswear has different zippers. Also, the ones in the pants I'm referring to are at the fly and set at a diagonal, so perhaps this contributes.
    Pencil or crayon the zipper teeth, maybe?

    http://ask.metafilter.com/17737/What...be-for-zippers

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    Quote Originally Posted by allurahosain View Post
    The zippers in both of my BBS pants are terrible..Aesthetically I love the way they look..they are slender, matte silver (why isn't anyone doing matte black zippers on black clothes btw???), but the BBS zippers are almost impossible to get up and down. I'm a female..don't know if the menswear has different zippers. Also, the ones in the pants I'm referring to are at the fly and set at a diagonal, so perhaps this contributes.
    Yes, even the "top of the line" lamb fur COAT2 I have from Structurism has the shittiest zipper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by allurahosain View Post
    The zippers in both of my BBS pants are terrible..Aesthetically I love the way they look..they are slender, matte silver (why isn't anyone doing matte black zippers on black clothes btw???), but the BBS zippers are almost impossible to get up and down. I'm a female..don't know if the menswear has different zippers. Also, the ones in the pants I'm referring to are at the fly and set at a diagonal, so perhaps this contributes.
    it's the same in menswear in my experience; my nicolas andreas taralis jacket has really shitty hardware, honestly.

    it's definitely made to look nicer than it functions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunk75 View Post
    Thought it might be a good repository for random fashion thoughts and topics that don't deserve their own thread.

    Zippers. IMO, many brands kill themselves with shit zippers. Just looked at an otherwise great odyn vovk jacket but the zipper sucks. I feel the same about julius. CCP, Rick and BBS use zippers I deem substantial and don't cheapen the look, why can't everyone?
    Agreed! Wish brands would realize this issue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjhalvy View Post
    Agreed! Wish brands would realize this issue...
    I hate my Odyn Vovk zipper. I love Excellas but even then, they're smooth but not great. My Guidi's Excellas are getting weaker now. I'm sure someone in the field can comment more, but the "trims" can cost a lot of money. If I remember correctly, going from a smaller zipper to, say, an Excella is like $50 or something?

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