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    Hi all, I'm 20 years old and in college in Boston. I first got into fashion somewhat unconventionally. I began as a sneakerhead in high school (typical public high school fashion) and subsequently got into streetwear. When I got to college, my tastes shifted from being what is considered a hypebeast to what is considered a gothninja. I suppose discovering superfuture led me to discover SZ. Both have had heavy influences on my taste in clothing and being fortunate enough to hail from San Francisco and matriculate in Boston, I have a pretty wide array of stores to choose from.





    I would say that my favorite designers would be Alexandre Plokhov and Robert Geller when they were working on Cloak together, Raf Simons, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Hedi Slimane, Yohji, Maurizio Amadei and Altieri, and Carol Christian Poell. I really admire Ossendrijver's and Alber Elbaz's work on Lanvin as well as a number of smaller brands like Julius, The Viridi-Anne, IK Backlash and the rest of the dark, drapey Japanese designers.





    Being a college student on a meager budget, I often find myself window shopping rather than shopping, and I recycle clothes quite often given that I don't have the funds to keep them all. I'm still new to the avant-garde designer arena, so I fear that I can't contribute as much as the old guard, but I hope to do what I can.


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    A diligent digger at The Closet on newbury can find some pretty decent stuff... I've seen first season Cloak there before!




    Welcome cpaik!




    I miss Boston....

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    I'm 31, from LA, now in NYC. I design consumer and professional audio electronics.



    I suppose I'm primarily interested in design which was the beginning of my latest obsession with fashion. I suppose I've always been into dressing myself well, however I've been focusing more on it in the past 5 years or so. In the past year I've become more interested in the designers and what they are saying with their work than the clothes for myself. I am greatly indebted to Faust and the SZ community for the wealth of info presented here. I hope to contribute more as I feel stronger in my knowledge and opinions.



    Currently I am a fan of any designer who I feel has a strong voice with their work. I generally evaluate what the designer set out to do and then how well they execute it (whether it be a women's line or men's). Designers that I am impressed with are Altieri, Simons, Demeulemeester, Owens, Slimane, Yamamoto, Kawakubo





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    That's cool, I didn't know that! I'm into audio gear, on a dilettante level [Y] And thanks for the compliment.

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    hey cpaik, what school do you go to in boston? i went to tufts. also, judging by your last name, i'm assuming your korean as well?
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    I'm 42 and run a small but soon to be expanding advertising, Agency. I am also a partner in a PR consultancy and a web design practice. My first love apart from family is fashion. I was first introduced to proper clothes by Richard Creme in 1986 when he chucked a Yohji suit at me and said that I should buy it. He also let me pay in installments which helped because I had just got my first job. I pretty much did as I was told for those first few years. My tastes now reflect my increased buying power. Its amazing what I can pass off as legitimate business expenses. I love Ann D, although SS08 is a car crash. I love NN jeans. I can appreciate all the artisans. Paul Harnden makes good jackets but I am not gettiing the trousers. I am currently loving the Julius collection. I always have good clothes to sell as my tastes change as I reinvent once or twice a year. Fashion is my art. I am launching breathefashion.com later this year which I hope will be a worthwhile addition to the addiction. Men, women and CHILDREN....but think Oliver instead of Annie. Breathe is the work of a collective and we are always looking for more voices.


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    [quote user="Faust"][quote user="soultek"]

    I'm 31, from LA, now in NYC. I design consumer and professional audio electronics.



    I suppose I'm primarily interested in design which was the beginning of my latest obsession with fashion. I suppose I've always been into dressing myself well, however I've been focusing more on it in the past 5 years or so. In the past year I've become more interested in the designers and what they are saying with their work than the clothes for myself. I am greatly indebted to Faust and the SZ community for the wealth of info presented here. I hope to contribute more as I feel stronger in my knowledge and opinions.



    Currently I am a fan of any designer who I feel has a strong voice with their work. I generally evaluate what the designer set out to do and then how well they execute it (whether it be a women's line or men's). Designers that I am impressed with are Altieri, Simons, Demeulemeester, Owens, Slimane, Yamamoto, Kawakubo





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    That's cool, I didn't know that! I'm into audio gear, on a dilettante level [Y] And thanks for the compliment.



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    Of course! PM me or start a thread if you wanna talk shop.


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    this might me a good place to start



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    Sorry it took me so long. Just came across tis thread.




    I am Jay (obviously) and I live in the burbs near Chicago. My favorite designers are CCP, Rick, Carpe Diem (and ANY designer of) and Cloak. I hope to add anything I can to this great place.


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    [quote user="ddohnggo"]hey cpaik, what school do you go to in boston? i went to tufts. also, judging by your last name, i'm assuming your korean as well?
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    That I am! My father is from Seoul whereas my mother is from Hong Kong, making me half and half, but somehow whole...





    I'm at Hahvahd, which I must say is a bit frustrating in terms of fashion in that no one really appreciates any of this stuff, but I suppose that's a travesty for most of us (which is probably why we have this forum in the first place).





    Hey Albert, thanks for the tip off! I've never been to the Closet, but I will now ;)





    And Faust and Soultek, are either of you members at Audiogon or Head-Fi? I can only assume so....


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    [quote user="ddohnggo"]hey cpaik, what school do you go to in boston? i went to tufts. also, judging by your last name, i'm assuming your korean as well?
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    That I am! My father is from Seoul whereas my mother is from Hong Kong, making me half and half, but somehow whole...





    I'm at Hahvahd, which I must say is a bit frustrating in terms of fashion in that no one really appreciates any of this stuff, but I suppose that's a travesty for most of us (which is probably why we have this forum in the first place).





    Hey Albert, thanks for the tip off! I've never been to the Closet, but I will now ;)





    And Faust and Soultek, are either of you members at Audiogon or Head-Fi? I can only assume so....




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    Yeeaaaahhhh CRIMSON!




    The big H claimed the last 3 years of my life before med school. Good to see someone repping on SZ hehehe

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    Merz (5/22/09):"i'm a firm believer that the ultimate prevailing logic in design is 'does shit look sick as fuck' "

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    Yo Albert, what did you do? Where you here for undergrad or post-grad studies before med school? Or here for part of med school?

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    And Faust and Soultek, are either of you members at Audiogon or Head-Fi? I can only assume so....



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    Although I'm aware of the sites I rarely check them out. The only site I do go to is Prodigy Professional forum (GroupDIY) which is a site that designers gravitate to. I try to limit my internet usage which means only SZ and a couple of music blogs.



    Are those sites worth checking out? What are they like?


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    Post-grad.




    I did tissue engineering research there/MGH for the three years between undergrad and med school. Some good times... I do miss The Game. Shit got chaotic in a great great way :)




    What year are you? Undergrad yeah? Hit me or Joey up. We gots the downlow on hot shit in Boston/Cambridge.




    Middlesex Lounge. Best place in Boston in my opinion :)




    you can facebook me too... I think I'm the only Albert Huang under Harvard.... for now!

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    Haha awesome, you probably worked in the biolabs then right? On Divinity Ave next to William James Hall and Yenching Auditorium?





    I'm a third-year undergrad. Middlesex Lounge eh? I've only really frequented Rumor and Venue, although I will be going to Mantra on April 3rd because one of my friends is spinning there. Unfortunately, Axwell will be spinning at Rumor/Venue......





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    [quote user="soultek"][quote user="cpaik"]

    And Faust and Soultek, are either of you members at Audiogon or Head-Fi? I can only assume so....



    [/quote]





    Although I'm aware of the sites I rarely check them out. The only site I do go to is Prodigy Professional forum (GroupDIY) which is a site that designers gravitate to. I try to limit my internet usage which means only SZ and a couple of music blogs.



    Are those sites worth checking out? What are they like?



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    Never been to Head-Fi. Audiogon has a good classifieds section and it mostly about mid-to-high end audio gear.

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    Haha awesome, you probably worked in the biolabs then right? On Divinity Ave next to William James Hall and Yenching Auditorium?





    I'm a third-year undergrad. Middlesex Lounge eh? I've only really frequented Rumor and Venue, although I will be going to Mantra on April 3rd because one of my friends is spinning there. Unfortunately, Axwell will be spinning at Rumor/Venue......





    P.S. Check your facebook




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    Hahaaa I'm on it!




    Oh man... Rumor and Venu. I remember those days :) I used to be all over that and Mantra (even sent them a copy of a mix I did to try out to DJ there) but after a while, the bigger club scene just got to me.




    Aside from Middlesex Lounge (great music, great drinks, great ambiance and great mix of people with no pretention and fair pricing) I used to do the goth club circuit/scene... but unfortunately Man Ray had to shut down haha.




    3rd year? I'm sure we have mutual friends... to be discovered as I friend you on el facebooko!

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    Merz (5/22/09):"i'm a firm believer that the ultimate prevailing logic in design is 'does shit look sick as fuck' "

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    Oh and my lab was based at Mass. General but collaborators were everywhere. I was both on the main campus and over at MIT on the regular...




    I'll hit you up when I'm in Boston next... will be around mid-May once this year wraps up.




    In the meantime, you gots ta be hitting up Alan Bilzerian!

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    just for Chinorlz



    my name is hap short for happy. well i have been called that ever since i could remember. i am 35 and i am trying to think of a way to describe my job. i run a designer consignment store in auckland new zealand. which mostly makes me a clothing appraiser. sort through a pile of garments ascertain.. the season.. the condition.. the authenticity.. and current market trend for the label.. then talk the owner into a realistic price..



    mostly it is reading people rather than clothes.. and labels.. spa tags.. washing instructions.. i get to deal with a much better selection of womens clothes than menswear.. as men will often wear pieces beyond the useful re-sale point.. [the ones that don't generally have other ways of selling them].. i have learnt a whole lot about designer clothes...who constructs well.. what is made to last.. although it hasn't changed what i like to wear.. and as much as it pains me to say it.. i have become a big fan of brioni and escada.. fan is the wrong word..i mean i appreciate the quality..



    sometime i get to deal with something special.. today i was looking at a dress from the first tom ford gucci collection.. [pure sex]... a 1992 comme des garcons coat.. [they never knew how to fuse well]...



    i also co manage quite a large global shopping forum.. which keeps me busy and entertained.. i do some acting from time to time [this was what i studied].. last thing being a small part as a reporter on a local nightime soap.. have played in bands on and off for over twenty years.. looking at putting together something now..




    my biggest hobby is taking pictures of myself.. the stated intention is to show my outfit for the day..but over time this has become my personal diary.. a record of my life [surely a life unrecorded..well is that a life at all?] i inflict this on the world through message boards...i am sure that if these boards didn't exist i would still keep the record for myself.. for posterity.. as soon as the self timer starts to flash on the camera i lose track of what else is happening...a nice little project to complete everyday..






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    ^Always a great pleasure to see you posting hap, although I do appreciate the insight into the man behind the diary. [51]
    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    [quote user="laika"]^Always a great pleasure to see you posting hap, although I do appreciate the insight into the man behind the diary. [51][/quote]





    Agreed!...It's great to have a little background to the photos I've admired since first seeing them...

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