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    Need a dust bag long enough for my huge basically ankle length wool coat to store it over the summer.My (admittedly half arsed) Googling finds me wedding dress bags. Anyone have any they normally go for? Is this the sort of thing where there is any point buying any in particular? I've got an open rail type situation rather than a wardrobe because my room is stupid so would like to keep it fresh over the next few months where it is too warm for it. Should it be breathable I'm guessing? Also I'm paranoid over moths and the like so I'm not sure if that should be a consideration too.

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    I have the same situation at home and I’ve found pretty decent dust bags on eBay. They’re even black.
    You can prevent moths by using hangers made out of cedar wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resonkuken View Post
    I've been trying to find this but the internet hasn't been very helpful so far. Do you guys know shops that carry Julius in Paris. I know l'eclaireur does but haven't found others.
    as a fellow parisian, I would be interested to know too.... I have a vague memory of having seen some Julius at L'éclaireur a while ago, but if I recall correctly it might have been at l'éclaireur champs elysées, which is now closed... I don't remember seeing it at Herold.... (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerDiscipline View Post
    I suggest supporting japanese designers with more concrete visions in this day and age, but im just some dude on the internet so go for it.

    I dont have any particular suggestions either so im not being the best help.
    Curious to know what Japanese designers with more vision you would suggest !

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfSchwet View Post
    Need a dust bag long enough for my huge basically ankle length wool coat to store it over the summer.My (admittedly half arsed) Googling finds me wedding dress bags. Anyone have any they normally go for? Is this the sort of thing where there is any point buying any in particular? I've got an open rail type situation rather than a wardrobe because my room is stupid so would like to keep it fresh over the next few months where it is too warm for it. Should it be breathable I'm guessing? Also I'm paranoid over moths and the like so I'm not sure if that should be a consideration too.
    My (unrequested) two cents: I would recommend a sealed bag over a dust bag with cedar. Cedar, like mothballs, is rather ineffective in open spaces. You can air it out every now and then.

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    Anyone knows what type of leather is the 'LRO' from Rick Owens ?Possibly lamb ?

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    Does anyone know if there’s a way to re-tighten the leg opening of over-knee RO sock sneakers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickefuge View Post
    Does anyone know if there’s a way to re-tighten the leg opening of over-knee RO sock sneakers?
    I had mine taken in by a tailor well experienced with leatherwork.
    They are tighter now, but with almost any movement still slip down and bunch unattractively around my knees. Not sure what the solution is.
    some do it fast, some do it better in smaller amounts.

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    Thanks for the answer, might give it a try!
    Maybe the solution to your problem could be sewing in a stripe of clingy fabric or even a rubber band?
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    Hey all.

    I'm new to StyleZeitgeist, though I am by no means new to fashion. I've had a lot of shifts in wardrobe over the past couple of years, though I think I'm at that point where I want to settle down and focus on a different take than what I am usually into.

    I started out paying attention to fashion by mainly going the streetwear route, but seeing as how vapid and incorrigible the industry has become, I've started to become a lot more fascinated by dark, niche, avant-garde designers such as Forme D'Expression, Ann Demeulemeester, John Lawrence Sullivan, etc.

    I just wanted to know if there were possibly some reading material (books, articles, guides, etc.) that would help me grasp a better understand of what this aesthetic conveys. I've read a couple of the works that are on the blog portion of this website, as well as I've been reading some of the posts Mr. Rabkin has been putting out on Highsnobiety (Speaking as a writer as well, I genuinely enjoy his approach), but I would love to hear other suggestions.

    I'm probably overthinking it a bunch, but I generally enjoy taking an analytical approach to diving into a subsect of fashion.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monumentalism View Post
    Hey all.

    I'm new to StyleZeitgeist, though I am by no means new to fashion. I've had a lot of shifts in wardrobe over the past couple of years, though I think I'm at that point where I want to settle down and focus on a different take than what I am usually into.

    I started out paying attention to fashion by mainly going the streetwear route, but seeing as how vapid and incorrigible the industry has become, I've started to become a lot more fascinated by dark, niche, avant-garde designers such as Forme D'Expression, Ann Demeulemeester, John Lawrence Sullivan, etc.

    I just wanted to know if there were possibly some reading material (books, articles, guides, etc.) that would help me grasp a better understand of what this aesthetic conveys. I've read a couple of the works that are on the blog portion of this website, as well as I've been reading some of the posts Mr. Rabkin has been putting out on Highsnobiety (Speaking as a writer as well, I genuinely enjoy his approach), but I would love to hear other suggestions.

    I'm probably overthinking it a bunch, but I generally enjoy taking an analytical approach to diving into a subsect of fashion.

    Thanks in advance.
    Mr. Rabkin would like to thank you for the compliment. :) Honestly, these boards are a wealth of information, though I understand that they may be a lot to go through. Otherwise, utilize the search function on the magazine's website - plenty of articles there. And, well, ask away here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Mr. Rabkin would like to thank you for the compliment. :) Honestly, these boards are a wealth of information, though I understand that they may be a lot to go through. Otherwise, utilize the search function on the magazine's website - plenty of articles there. And, well, ask away here!
    Thank you very much.

    Yeah, I have a lot to go through for the next couple of days, though I'm also excited to gain this wealth of information on a realm of fashion I've never heavily looked into.

    And Mr. Rabkin is very welcome! I try to honestly tap into some of your influence as I begin to write again as well.

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    honestly i feel like we should be discussing ACW in here at this point
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    I've found it extremely pleasant and enthralling over repeated whiffs so I would highly recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerDiscipline View Post
    honestly i feel like we should be discussing ACW in here at this point
    May I ask...

    Is it really time to do so?

    I mean, I understand that some of the SZ brands discussed here may not be as prominent today as they may have been 4 years ago. But, I kind of feel like a large part of SZ brands which have been discussed for ~ a decade, continue to find ways to stay relevant...even in a world where the pace of fashion is as cheap and fast as it's new leaders. ACW has some interesting garments and accessories...but does that mean that it is a brand that belongs in the realm of CCP or GBS?

    I don't think so, but welcome any feedback you may have to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickefuge View Post
    Thanks for the answer, might give it a try!
    Maybe the solution to your problem could be sewing in a stripe of clingy fabric or even a rubber band?
    Garter belt time

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian_doe View Post
    May I ask...

    Is it really time to do so?

    I mean, I understand that some of the SZ brands discussed here may not be as prominent today as they may have been 4 years ago. But, I kind of feel like a large part of SZ brands which have been discussed for ~ a decade, continue to find ways to stay relevant...even in a world where the pace of fashion is as cheap and fast as it's new leaders. ACW has some interesting garments and accessories...but does that mean that it is a brand that belongs in the realm of CCP or GBS?

    I don't think so, but welcome any feedback you may have to share.
    SZ was never about, should not have become about, and should always be extended beyond just a few brands
    As a long time member of this forum, if I had one hing i disliked was that the focus of the forum was always too narrow.
    I also never felt that Faust and the original founders of the forum intended for it to be that way.

    the forum and its members must be open to newer brands, different ideas and a wider and more diverse approach to seeing and discussing fashion and design.
    There are brands that used to be discussed here daily that cease to be and are no longer around, so its only sensible that newer interesting fashion and designers are brought up..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by julian_doe View Post
    May I ask...

    Is it really time to do so?

    I mean, I understand that some of the SZ brands discussed here may not be as prominent today as they may have been 4 years ago. But, I kind of feel like a large part of SZ brands which have been discussed for ~ a decade, continue to find ways to stay relevant...even in a world where the pace of fashion is as cheap and fast as it's new leaders. ACW has some interesting garments and accessories...but does that mean that it is a brand that belongs in the realm of CCP or GBS?

    I don't think so, but welcome any feedback you may have to share.

    I guess I do not have any feedback to give you, just you should be paying attention more to what is going on, all the really good shit is actually hard to get your hands on, and everyone is paying attention.

    I think its easy to dismiss things with your mentality but cheap and fast is not the right words to describe this sorry
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    Try to use a phone camera in broad daylight or use a proper camera.
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    I've found it extremely pleasant and enthralling over repeated whiffs so I would highly recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerDiscipline View Post
    I guess I do not have any feedback to give you, just you should be paying attention more to what is going on, all the really good shit is actually hard to get your hands on, and everyone is paying attention.

    I think its easy to dismiss things with your mentality but cheap and fast is not the right words to describe this sorry
    I wasn't referring to ACW as fast and cheap, just mentioning that some of the SZ brands which exemplify a dedication to superb design and fabrication have survived despite today's disregard for quality. (So, I agree that there is still "good shit" out there)

    In regards to ACW, what about the brand makes you feel that it belongs in the SZ universe?

    I'm not sure if it was meant as an insult to say that my "mentality" is causing me to dismiss "things", but you obviously misread my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian_doe View Post
    I wasn't referring to ACW as fast and cheap, just mentioning that some of the SZ brands which exemplify a dedication to superb design and fabrication have survived despite today's disregard for quality. (So, I agree that there is still "good shit" out there)

    In regards to ACW, what about the brand makes you feel that it belongs in the SZ universe?

    I'm not sure if it was meant as an insult to say that my "mentality" is causing me to dismiss "things", but you obviously misread my post.
    man even this is weird to me, what is a SZ universe, what is a Style Zeitgeist, the current Style Zeitgeist is how Ahmisa put it together, when I meant mentality, I meant point of view, not an insult, for clarification.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahimsa View Post
    I think another big contributor to all this though is how many of the brands in this genre haven't fully embraced the digital side of things. BBS has no social media presence (that I'm aware of) aside from what little BBSNY was doing, and he did a women's campaign that one time and has only really done campaigns for 11, and I don't think he does ads ever nor interviews.
    Many other brands also fit into this category, whereas Rick has fully embraced digital in a variety of ways and does his musical artist collaborations etc. and Michele just keeps herself relevant by appearing in all sorts of projects.
    The unfortunate state of things at the moment is that letting clothes speak for themselves or not being able to be tagged or @'d really doesn't work in this climate. A recent report showed that consumers now only spend about 2% of their budget on clothing, compared to 5% back in '87. We're in a completely oversaturated market with Rihanna making Demna clothes and the new generation isn't really hanging out on forums anymore so most interaction is generally in snippets - so you have that small of a window to sell someone something. If only a few people are aware of a brand then it's fairly hard to acquire new younger customers etc.

    I have a great deal of respect for BBS and their approach, but as Trigger appears to be inferring, we are in a new time where it seems like all the old goth-ninja brands are phasing out (see Julius etc.) and the Belgian fashion machine is now just whichever houses are left standing. Ugly fashion, queer culture, rave culture...that's what seems to be the cultural milieu right now, and Rick has transitioned into it completely. Undercover and Raf Simons throw techno afterparties, and Virgil Abloh just played at Movement (Detroit) if that gives any further indication.

    now with this being clarified, within this new Zeitgeist, I think ACW portrays an interesting take on this culture, albeit with a more dare I say bleak approach... I think that as a brand grows it finds its way of portraying its vision and ACW is on its way, how the brand said themselves, 4 stockists to 165 in 4 years and the quality and techniques are only improving, its something to pay attention to, aesthetically is this really that far from anything discussed in here?
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    Try to use a phone camera in broad daylight or use a proper camera.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ahimsa View Post
    I've found it extremely pleasant and enthralling over repeated whiffs so I would highly recommend.

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    what is the criteria to be discussed on stylezeitgeist
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    Try to use a phone camera in broad daylight or use a proper camera.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ahimsa View Post
    I've found it extremely pleasant and enthralling over repeated whiffs so I would highly recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerDiscipline View Post
    what is the criteria to be discussed on stylezeitgeist
    It needs to be black and scare one’s parents.
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