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Much like clothing for dogs

Posted by seoulfully on January 10th, 2007

Traditionally I’m against this.  Maybe this time it’s different since the shirts are a bigger and smaller version of the same shirt.  (Although they clearly go together.  And in all honesty, were I to get these I think I’d either not walk that close to my girlfriend or walk on the other side of her.).

Fashionista’s Playground: Levi’s Tee for 2

Levi’s Tees for Two 

Oh those children of privilege

Posted by seoulfully on January 8th, 2007

Black Tie Optional – New York Times – a different kind of party….

I get the feeling that at a HUGE state school, this might be more orgy than anything else… but maybe I’m putting too little faith in big state schools.

Next thing in jeans

Posted by seoulfully on January 8th, 2007

Nothing new to adorn denims with random things.  But this is kind of cooler than random “bedazzled” jeans.

wahoojin

(thanks to Kit Me Out for the pic).  This company, Wahoojin, paints trad Asian designs on the denim.  Maybe not as nice as perfectly worn raws, but interesting for the people who like their denim fancy.  I had some problems loading the US site, but maybe you’ll have better luck: Wahoojin USA.

(via StyleDash)

I like this necklace

Posted by seoulfully on January 5th, 2007

Classic Vampire Necklace – Silver – $480.00 : ~~~~~~~Bittersweets New York~~~~~~~~

I’m something of a biter.  Hmm, perhaps a bit too much info.  Anyways, this necklace is cool.  I blogged about this site before on the old blog about the Heart and Dagger necklace

I know I need to pull the old blog stuff and put it up here.  Maybe I will over the weekend…..

How much would it cost otherwise

Posted by seoulfully on December 24th, 2006

Jack Spade Prison Key Ring – Luxist

So, $75.  Not “outrageous” for a “designer” (e.g. Jack Spade) key ring.  BUT, it’s a keyring made by prisoners!  So a $5 key tassle from the prison gift shop, ends up being $75 because it’s on a key ring with Jack Spade’s name on it.

jean fridays

Posted by seoulfully on August 11th, 2006

rethinking casual fridays

a short list of slang for denim offered by James Sullivan, author of Jeans.

“Fornication Pants”: The term used by Mormon leader Brigham Young, back in the 1830s, to describe the new style of denim work pants featuring front-and-center button closures. (Before this provocative innovation, men’s pants fastened down the sides.)

“Bibless Overalls”: A la “horseless carriage” or “motion picture,” the garment industry’s term to help people understand a radical concept. Used until the fifties.

“French Jeans”: A synonym for designer denim from the pre–Calvin Klein days. “In the early seventies, there was a store in New York called French Jeans, and they sold brands like MacKeen that had slimmer cuts and fancy stitching on the pockets,” Sullivan says. “In The Bad News Bears, Tatum O’Neal’s character agrees to play for Matthau’s team only when she’s promised a pair of French Jeans.”

“Tommy Hills”: Yes, we’d forgotten about that too, but Hilfiger jeans were indeed huge in the mid-nineties. “A lot of rappers would mention their ‘Tommy Hills’ in their songs,” says Sullivan.

“Wack Slacks”: “Back when there was a lot of hype around the Seattle music scene, a reporter from The New York Times called a marketing person in Seattle and asked her to describe grunge culture. The marketing person told him that grunge had its own slang and that old ripped jeans were known as ‘wack slacks.’ The Times printed it, not knowing that the marketing person had made it all up.”

hmm, i used to be all for jeans at the office, but now maybe not… fornication pants? sounds like a sexual harrasment suit waiting to happen. ahha

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love of all things 80s?

Posted by seoulfully on November 5th, 2005

The New York Times – The New Peacocks

from the nytimes new thursday style section. yes men’s clothing (not just tailored) has really taken off in the past few years. which means everything costs more, etc. but this article talks at least a little about the move toward big business and the corporate world etc.

But ultimately the timing of the suit’s return suggests a social shift, toward a climate of conservatism obviously, but also to a culture of money and business

but doesn’t it kind of seem like a return to the 80s in general. things more fitted, more preppy (for lack of a better term), more self-centered, more about wealth and displays of wealth (fake or not). not that i mind, seeing as how i’ve always considered myself to be somewhat of a dapper man. and yes, i love suits with real button holes (even though now “low end” suits even have this bc it’s something that ppl at least used to equate with high quality and cost), colored (though custom colored is a bit much for me) or unique jacket linings (i also love something i saw on a thom brown suit once, which is colored lining under the collar. yes no one will ever see it, but still), but i dont know if i’d enjoy a return to the 80s, or the attitude of the 80s at least.

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unintended consequences

Posted by seoulfully on May 13th, 2005

Fashion Refigured – New York Times

the not so examined unintended consequences of breast augmentation… the lack of couture (sp?).. hahaha.