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    Oh man... tempting me with a carpe project Faust!



    I tell you what, if that jumpsuit is still there weekend after next when I'll be back in NY, I will seriously consider it. Do you remember the price? $500-700? Although I can't remember how much the jumpsuit cost.... it would be a fun project to deconstruct it into a jacket and pants. Not incredibly difficult either



    Yah, I knew which one Laika was referring to, I was just wondering where she picked it up? C21 have some Linea/Carpe for womens? Or only Carpe for men?



    Man that linea stuff looks so sweet. Can't get enough of it!

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    Oh man, I KNEW that piece had to be linea.



    I tried on the 3 layered short version of the one pictured above (the all gray version was too oversized) and it wasn't horrible actually...a decent sweater as long as you're wearing some deconstructed pants. A little too severe for my tastes though. Very nicely constructed although because of the nature of the top blue/green layer, it was coming off and holes were forming. Super thin felt doesn't hold up well to the heavy handling at C21 haha



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    These are old, but I thought they might belong here. I really, really love both of these images. [U]




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    Oooooooh, I see. This thing was supposed to go on your shoulders! It was a womens piece that the knowledgable C21 staff put in the menswear department. Thanks, Laika - you saved me some confusion.



    Albert - give this thing to your girlfriend [:P]

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    Hmm, man I'm all sorts of confused now about the neckwarmer thing.



    I've seen the exact same knit and (presumably the same size) on yahoo auctions as a neck warmer and then here it's presented almost like a shawl type piece.



    Well, I wore it today as a neck warmer and it worked pretty well hahaha. I'd give it to my gf but it's not even close to her style :)



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    [quote user="Faust"]

    Just ship it to laika, she'll return it for you. Laika, I wish I knew - you could've had the brown one, it was a truly gorgeous weave. [:(]. Ann does these things from time to time (too bad LVR charges 50 EUR for shipping - insanity).





    [/quote]



    Faust has the best ideas, doesn't he? [:P]



    Albert, seriously, you must at least post a pic in waywt. I am really curious to see how you are wearing it now; and perhaps I can enjoy it vicariously. It will no doubt be spectacular over the jumpsuit, which I personally think you should just wear as a jumpsuit, lol.



    Faust, I am really such an idiot--I should have gone down there sooner. There was a similar thing from Ann on Ebay a little while ago, but I didn't bid because the seller was not communicative. And I keep looking at LVR, but the shipping is ridiculous, as you say.



    GROWL I guess I will just have to keep looking....

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    Hey there Laika, I posted the neckwarmer/mystery shawl thing in waywt so you can see it's not as voluminous as that one you posted haha.



    A photo of this Linea wrap being worn:









    Very cool!



    I wish I could find some Fattoamano stuff just to see what it looks like if anything.



    Any Parisians on here actually been to Altieri's studio/showroom? When I go to Paris this spring it's a must go for me. It'd be sweet to get something custom made there no?






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    well sartoria is supposedly on hiatus, so i don't know if you can get stuff custom made anymore.... but maybe he can be persuaded with a lot of money (i think custom shirts started at $600-800 anyway... sooooo you're talking about A LOT of money haha.)


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    I'd be down to thrown down for a shirt. It'd be an experience to meet the man himself and have something MtM by him in the showroom!
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    [quote user="laika"]

    BTW, I always thought Linea was unisex??? [:^)]



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    Here is the basic rundown of Linea modular system;



    Weight: light/medium/heavy (leggero/medio/pesante)
    Color: light/medium/dark (chiaro/medio/scuro)



    Bottom - footwear (inferiore)
    Middle - pants ( intermedio)
    Top - shirts/jackets/blazers (superiore)
    Combo - jumpsuits (unito)
    Complete - dresses (intero)



    Sizing: 1-2-3 womens
    4-5-6 womens/men
    7-8-9 mens


    All fabrics are naturally dyed.



    Fabrics include: burnt wool and cashmere, washed and/or salt treated leather, bleached cowhide, fabrics buried in soil to let natural agents interact, salt treated and metallic dust pulverized popline, jersey, cotton, linen.



    Ideally, each garment comes with its own case, which also doubles as a garment.



    Reading the label:





    The missing number is the size of the garment (5 in this picture)



    Other markings include: color, weight, series, type of seamwork, and type of fabric treatment.

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    A long entry full of Linea eye candy:







    Interesting... but not worth what is probably the ridiculous price tag.













    I get a gut reaction of "fuckireallywantthese" when I see this photo ^







    I want some pants like these... he's rocking a RO leather jacket (probably the same as me and Jun's) and they work so well!















    Laika's beautiful jacket

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    Three G's... yikes. If it went on sale then maybe we'd be talkin hahaha.




    I can get you unworn beanie photos this evening. Unfortunately AB only had this one and it was around $215 (30% off). They currently have all of their carpe at 30% off including shoes but they don't have any of the classic laceup boots. A number of beautiful blazers, pants and dark gray leather shirts at around $1750.




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    Sorry, forgot about the photo last night. Went out to dinner with my gf and another couple and I think I left the hat in the car haha



    I'm actually going to be selling a pair of Carpe heavy linen jeans cut pants probably later on tonight on here. Size 4, $600.



    I'm with you in regards to the boots. The CCPs I have are definitely my favorite shoe, but if/when I get the Linea's I think they'll be right up there as well!

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    Found a photo on Pollyanna for you:







    The hatis literally a knit square (pollyanna upturned the bottom... makes it look retarded). The fabric on one side was gradually knit tighter and tighter so that the botton edge on one side rolls inwards and on the other rolls outwards.




    The material is "100% wool, 100% cashmere" so who the hell knows what that really means. The hats are object dyed though in a slightly irregular format. Mine wasgray yarn dyed black because when you stretch the hat gently, you can see the deeper fibers that didn't come in contact with the dye. Really beautiful and lends to a very natural effect.

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    I like this image



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    the back zipper boots I wanted :-(



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    ^
    I love the shape of those boots, but I wish they made a smooth leather version, of course it won't happen seeing it's cdiem....

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    there are smooth leather versions.

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    haha, the jacket will be cut from the jumpsuit!



    I put the jumpsuit on yesterday when I got home (at C21 I just slipped the top portion on. Putting the whole thing on there would have been pretty hilarious) and it is HUGE.



    I have no idea why they'd ever make something so hideous!



    Interestingly there is a drawstring that runs through the left and right vertically on the jumpsuit. I'm going to leave that aspect intact for the jacket portion which will leave two thin hanging strings on either side of the jacket running up to the armpit. I'm removing the string through the legs. Not a big deal since the threads were threaded through with a needle and thus no holes will be left behind (the fabric is so busy anyways that even small holes wouldn't be seen).



    I am so excited to start this project that I almost didn't go to sleep yesterday in favor of doing the jacket... but I opted on getting sleep otherwise I'd be completely wiped out at work today hahaha

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    Alrighty! I now have a Linea jacket!







    The jumpsuit... hahaha







    Top....







    Bottom....







    Jacket... worn with CCP twist jeans.





    I need to put in a new zipper on this jacket. Since it was a jumpsuit, the zip does not disengage allowing the jacket to open fully. I'm going to have to install a new zipper and ideally make it double zip.




    It's hard to tell in this photo but the jumpsuit actually has signature Linea string (same as used in the Linea shoes) woven through both sides of the top. When purchased, this thread was only still present on the right side. I undid it, cut it in half and ran it on both sides so that about 1.5 feet of loose thread hang down on both sides. It generates this gentle ruching that changes with each movement of the jacket. The thread is heavy enough to keep the weave closed but light enough that when i move my arm the theading loosens temporarily allowing movement while preserving a sharp silhouette.




    I left the cut edge raw as the fabric won't completely unthread and I want to retain that Linea rawness. The jacket is perfectly my size hehe.




    The pants are going to be a much more daunting task. The legs are very wide, and so is the waist so I need to really think about how I"m going to approach building the correct silhouette and the closure. There is definitely enough free fabric (the legs must have an inseam of 40" at least) to work with, but there is little room for error. Although gettinga Linea jacket out of this makes the $275 investment more than worth it (the construction! my god... the construction...), I'd love to get some beautiful and versatile pants out of this as well!

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