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    I think that the DRKSHDW one will also be in canvas.

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    A few more pics of the two "new" shoe styles (via Antonioli):

    The Turbos









    Ramones without toe-cap




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    high version is on LVR. ugly, and not in the usual good way. probably for the best, Ricky Corp got too much of my money from Moody..

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    This silhouette just does´t work with canvas imho, it wrinkles too much and in the wrong places. I like the cap-less Ramones though, they could work as a nice staple piece.

    There are no plans of re-releasing the turbos in leather, right? :(

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    New pieces added to rickowens.eu
    Hi. I like your necklace. - It's actually a rape whistle, but the whistle part fell off.

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    ^^
    Oh yes!
    Now I feel Faun, summarized these items and runway!
    Before that, I thought WTF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickefuge View Post
    The Turbos

    nb: they are now called 'hoofdunks'.

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    Those tall nylon shoes are absolutely repulsive and look like they cost about $29. However I like the funny shorts that have the buttons on the front so you can flip them up to show some thigh like they did with the scarves stuffed in them on the runway.

    https://www.rickowens.eu/en/men/prod...D=new_arrivals

    A lot of the new Faun stuff online looks beautiful, but for the most part I just don't get who wants to buy a $1000-$2500 tunic with a giant flap of fabric coming out of the stomach? They look like pieces from that artist Parrino he is fond of, which is a beautiful and amazing reference, but as far as wearability, or dare I say ...practicality... I feel like Rick used to be straight forward, Primarily beautiful strange formal pieces and beautiful luxurious loungewear. The focus seems to have shifted heavily from being anything formal or truly for lounging, so what is it now? Where do I wear a leather tunic? Where do I wear a nylon body suit that's probably louder than your speaking voice if you're not sitting still? I already have one gorgeous silk gown hanging in my closet that only gets worn randomly to an office once or twice a year, don't need a white denim dress with a plunging neckline. Still beautiful to look at, still beautiful to hear him talk about... I could probably listen to him talk about anything for days...

    Some of the more beautiful pieces in my opinion:
    https://www.rickowens.eu/en/men/prod...5s4101hute-966
    https://www.rickowens.eu/en/men/prod...5s4108wpnxl-09
    The waxed cotton looks interesting, different than normal waxed cotton, at least online... it's all over the collection.
    https://www.antonioli.eu/en/men/prod...9#.VKXWX2TF9hM

    Perhaps it is so similar, but this is what I don't get, AND THE PRICE?
    https://www.rickowens.eu/en/men/prod...s4105wpnx-5308
    Again, the price?
    https://www.rickowens.eu/en/men/prod...15s4106wpw-909

    I am wondering if that waxed cotton is special in a way, perhaps the coating is thick or ages uniquely, maybe it was specifically developed and that is why the prices for all this cotton are sky high?

    Anyway, haven't been on here in a while. I hope everyone has had a nice holiday and is looking forward to the year ahead.

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    seems the turbobaskets are called hoofdunks now, why the cotton/nylon regular and mega hoofdunks cost more than geobaskets and cargobaskets respectively is beyond me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dji View Post
    seems the turbobaskets are called hoofdunks now
    have a look two posts up.

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    sorry champ, missed it. my point about the pricing still stands though.

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    i can think of several reasons for that pricing:

    1. because he can. enough people may buy anyway, so why not price what the market will bear.
    2. price positioning - the more 'design value' a product has, the higher the price. otherwise we might question why 'basic' styles should cost as much.
    2. testing price points - seeing how retailers/customers react to even higher prices for footwear, using a style which isn't part of the core offer.
    3. the expected volumes will be lower for this extreme style, which is related to:
    4. margins must be higher to recover higher cost of production. note that material is NOT the biggest cost in a product like standard rick sneakers (unless we are talking special finishes/leathers) - it is LABOR. i would assume the hoofdunks require more manual processing such as sewing.

    i don't know if it's any of the above or perhaps it could be a combination of them. just a few thoughts.

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    fair points, although re: material the canvas/nylon Ramones are ~$500 cheaper than their leather counterparts despite similar construction.

    I like how they're marketing the capless Ramones as vegan sneakers, hopefully they remembered to swap the leather zipper liner out with something more vegan friendly.

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    doesn't look like it....


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    u can buy real turbo's here for less than $800 off that baby shoe...
    like i've said all along, if u want an awesome design get the awesome design, if u want the cheap replica so u feel like ur current u are definitely mistaken. i think that's the difference between real connoisseurs and hypebeasts. Some people just like to get a receipt and feel part of something, others know what's what and can wait for it because it's for them, it's personal not sheep mentality.
    This is not directed at any one person but just open opinion on the state of $1800 nylon knock offs shoes.

    I think anyone could look at those horrible things and figure out that ur not paying for
    1. material (nylon is cheaper than kid's labor)
    2. design(which has already been done)
    3. craftmanship( just looking at it , it shapeless deformity is not intent, looks more like an ice cream cake version of turbos thrown in a microwave than a shoe)
    Last edited by upsilonkng; 01-02-2015 at 04:08 PM.

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    Default Rick Stooges

    Rick fucked up the Bauhaus.
    Then he fucked up the Geo.
    And now he has outdone himself and fucked up the Stooges.

    http://www.oki-ni.com/outerwear/rick...ow2312blk.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowyark View Post
    Rick fucked up the Bauhaus.
    Then he fucked up the Geo.
    And now he has outdone himself and fucked up the Stooges.

    http://www.oki-ni.com/outerwear/rick...ow2312blk.html
    He still offers the Stooges without the back zipper pocket and all,
    http://www.endclothing.co.uk/catalog.../category/658/
    Unless you're simply referring to the fact he's producing the style with the zipped back pocket as "fucking it up".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shucks View Post
    i can think of several reasons for that pricing:

    1. because he can. enough people may buy anyway, so why not price what the market will bear.
    2. price positioning - the more 'design value' a product has, the higher the price. otherwise we might question why 'basic' styles should cost as much.
    2. testing price points - seeing how retailers/customers react to even higher prices for footwear, using a style which isn't part of the core offer.
    3. the expected volumes will be lower for this extreme style, which is related to:
    4. margins must be higher to recover higher cost of production. note that material is NOT the biggest cost in a product like standard rick sneakers (unless we are talking special finishes/leathers) - it is LABOR. i would assume the hoofdunks require more manual processing such as sewing.

    i don't know if it's any of the above or perhaps it could be a combination of them. just a few thoughts.
    I can only think of one:

    1. He likes to see big digits in his bank account

    I know you guys like your Rick Owens (and other "holy" designer) worship temples in the corner of your closets. But capitalism still reigns supreme. He more or less runs a business and the last thing on his mind is fair or just pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowyark View Post
    Rick fucked up the Bauhaus.
    Then he fucked up the Geo.
    And now he has outdone himself and fucked up the Stooges.

    http://www.oki-ni.com/outerwear/rick...ow2312blk.html
    If you think that stooges is fucked up check this one out

    http://www.selfridges.com/en/rick-ow...ttribute=Black

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