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#26 2016-02-04 06:19:46

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Re: Sole Brothers

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#27 2016-02-04 08:13:45

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Re: Sole Brothers

Bop and Ox, I must have fallen asleep like Rip Van Winkle because the whole Roshe thing is unfamiliar however:

The N!ke Roshe Cortez have potential, they look good to me in navy and red.

Also fully jamming is the N!ke Killshot and Killshot 2, beautiful throwbacks to '70s/early '80s squash shoes.


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#28 2016-02-04 08:15:10

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Yeah the cortez work really well with the roshe..those blue and red with the ll bean parka i think will be a strong look...im also out to find a kangol casual to complete the look

 

#29 2016-02-06 06:41:06

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Bop wrote:

The problem with the day breaks which I also think is a better looking shoe is the stupid bit of text at the back which is the patent code for the sole or something? Cant remember excatly what.

And in my mind there is something quite exciting about mixing the modern revised style trainers with elements of late 70s/80s prep and the new york bboy look, I think that's where I getting lead with the style..I feel reassured someone with your taste is too Ox.

This is what we used to do back when I was a likkle man...mixing in shelltoes with the Bean khakis our parents bought for us...Polo Sport t-shirts under button downs with the front unbuttoned...cords and Shetlands with Fila kicks...basically mixing in the 'Ivy' stuff we grew up in with skate, athletic, and technical wear...Jantzen backpack filled with bluchers and spray tips...tight like gabardines...

 

#30 2016-02-06 07:36:23

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That was the classic NYC private day school look of the mid-to-late '90s, maybe not so much Fila even though the Fila shop was still open on Madison then, but Adidas, N!ke, Puma yeah ....

mixing the prep, the jock, and the hip-hop

around this time the silver N!ke A!r Maxx low was being worn by every hot model buzzing around just north of Union Square

NYC loved its N!kes in the '90s

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#31 2016-02-06 08:42:33

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stanshall wrote:

That was the classic NYC private day school look of the mid-to-late '90s, maybe not so much Fila even though the Fila shop was still open on Madison then, but Adidas, N!ke, Puma yeah ....

mixing the prep, the jock, and the hip-hop

around this time the silver N!ke A!r Maxx low was being worn by every hot model buzzing around just north of Union Square

NYC loved its N!kes in the '90s

Khakis with rolled up hems, chain wallet, pair of Campus...Hilfiger 'Uptown' jeans with Wallabees and a fleece...everyone with buzz cuts...No spam! was indeed running Neuva York at that time...peace to The Cage...

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#32 2016-02-10 06:06:15

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Just copped some Campus 80's in navy for my man Chi Modu's joint later this month...

 

#33 2016-02-10 10:21:45

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You'll all be pleased to know ive settled on the roshe ld1000 in platinum...

 

#34 2016-02-10 10:24:38

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http://thebastrad.tumblr.com/image/138941869539

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#35 2016-02-11 13:40:55

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Re: Sole Brothers

Bop wrote:

You'll all be pleased to know ive settled on the roshe ld1000 in platinum...

wear them in good health Bopper, vintage-looking shoe that will not stick out as too contempo when worn with your nice Bean/Pendleton/Woolrich stuff


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#36 2016-02-12 04:57:43

Bop
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These came out in the last few days a legendary design by Tinker with all his play on textures ...Im more than tempted but i put that down to a disorder of sense than anything else..150 quid? Only worth buying if you dont wear them and try to sell them on in a few years

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/12/02/ … t/#slide-6

 

#37 2016-02-16 12:06:59

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Bop - Honestly 150 quid is not too bad. I hoop a good amount and over in the states a pair of Lebrons, Kobes, etc will run you that much and these kids (really teenagers) are playing basketball in them. Just a little perspective.

I tried a pair of ld1000 on at the N I K E outlet this weekend. Very comfortable. If they were navy I would have copped for $40. They were red and I passed like J-Will.

 

#38 2016-02-16 23:19:26

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The thing with trainers is they're disposable items. They're not like a shoe you can look after and have for years and years. And with that in mind anything really over a ton is just a bit too steep... but that's just relative to my earnings...N I K E and other companies clearly price according to what they think people will pay vs the relative cost of the product. Saying that the shoes and boots do have practical uses so if that money means you play or perform better I can understand it being justified as sport kit not just a fashion item.

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#39 2016-02-18 05:44:01

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http://41.media.tumblr.com/d76af4912735abcf7d039ad36c573adb/tumblr_o2qtt84ooR1rdfv3xo1_1280.jpg

Just a quickie to show how I think these trainers can work well with the late 70s look

The Bean 60/40
Shetland
5 pockets with a touch of a break and a slightly wider hem.. about 8.25
And the N.i.k.e free 5.0

 

#40 2016-02-18 12:47:23

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Bop wrote:

http://41.media.tumblr.com/d76af4912735 … 1_1280.jpg

Just a quickie to show how I think these trainers can work well with the late 70s look

The Bean 60/40
Shetland
5 pockets with a touch of a break and a slightly wider hem.. about 8.25
And the N.i.k.e free 5.0

Cool look Bop. I will post my early 90's prep look with runners later this month. Definitely in the same vein.

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#41 2016-02-18 12:49:49

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Re: Sole Brothers

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#42 2016-02-19 12:19:17

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Quite like these Diadoras I saw today..

http://media.endclothing.com/media/catalog/product/cache/0/thumbnail/400x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/4/04-02-2016_diadora_madeinitalyn9000_grey_navy_sh_1.jpg

 

#43 2016-02-19 13:12:30

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Re: Sole Brothers

^

Had a pair of Diadora Martin Mulligan back in the early 80s. Didn't wear them much as they were white, ditto a pair of Adidas Forest Hills which I still have after 30 years! practically box-fresh as they say.

I don't like those trainers you are wearing above, if you want to wear trainers in the context of a casual ensemble, you're better off with leather. Synthetics fibres are best left for sport/gym.

Get yerself a pair of Samba and stop fackin' abaht...


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#44 2016-02-19 19:03:32

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Not really a fan of the adidas Formby especially the Samba .. and they do slap quite hard of jist looking like a Casuals bit of kit. The idea of wearing the modern running N I K E S was in fact that of trying something new away from those connotations and for better or for worse I actually quite like the combination of those materials together. If I was going to go the classic suede route id probably go for some Pegasus 83 or Saucony Shadows or the Diadoras above. But like I said this would be my preference youve obviously got different ideas that'd suit you

 

#45 2016-02-20 04:28:39

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^

Well, Samba's were never really a Casual's trainer choice, as they were ubiquitous. Trainers like Trimm Trab, Columbia, SRS, the above mentioned Forest Hills and the like were more to their taste because they were rarer. The casual craved novelty, the Lyle & Scott that nobody else had. There is a contradiction however in that your choices were restricted to a set of approved brands.

Back to your choice. The problem I see above is firstly that they are made out of synthetic material, that doesn't gig well with natural materials. Secondly they are grey, which I consider the worst choice of colour for shoes. Thirdly, and most importantly, these combined, draw attention to your feet, and that breaks Formby's Law.

A pair of suede trainers would have been a better choice if you can't do leather. If however, you have problem feet, and those are the most comfortable then you have made the right choice, but aesthetically, they are a dud.

Whilst I'm on a riff of sorts, there's a wonderful essay by Tom Wolfe where he mocks 'Yalies' for appropriating the clothes of the 'street' and of course, getting it completely wrong. Its very funny....Similarly at Cambridge, I remember Etonians walking around with Donkey jackets on - showing their solidarity 'with the miners'. Of course, upon graduation they were off to the City and a cushy little number in papa's merchant bank.

Stick to the Ivy classics, those that are aesthetically pleasing rather than having your pisser pulled.


"Dressing, like painting, should have a residual stability, plus punctuation and surprise." - Richard Merkin

Souvent me Souvient

 

#46 2016-02-20 04:47:52

Bop
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No offence formby but I dont think we're on the same page, but that's not really an issue if we respect that..as for what casuals preffered I haven't really got anything other than a superficial understanding of the look, so I take you're word on it.

 

#47 2016-02-20 10:18:27

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Re: Sole Brothers

Bop wrote:

No offence formby but I dont think we're on the same page, but that's not really an issue if we respect that..as for what casuals preffered I haven't really got anything other than a superficial understanding of the look, so I take you're word on it.

None taken.

I've no problem with you disliking Samba, I'm not a particular fan meself, but regarding casual's, they weren't a 1st choice...Everybody wore them which was the reason I suggested them.

My last point was a general dig.

I'm not a fan of wearing trainers outside the context of the sports/gym (unless you have problem feet) I don't think its a good look, but if you must, I'd stick with suede/leather varieties, definitely not garish synthetic fibre running shoes.


"Dressing, like painting, should have a residual stability, plus punctuation and surprise." - Richard Merkin

Souvent me Souvient

 

#48 2016-02-20 10:40:01

Bop
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Ha.. unfortunately that was the whole thing I was going for..well not completely lurid, just doing a similar late 70's early 80s prep look but with the modern running shoe..not the retro ones that wouldve been worn at the time.... it was the mix of traditional and modern fabrics i like about that 70s prep look..but horses for course I think it works when the balance is right....i wouldnt wear the parka jacket with similar looking nylon trainers...these ones i have are a strange knitted mesh.

 

#49 2016-02-20 11:36:17

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Re: Sole Brothers

Bop wrote:

Ha.. unfortunately that was the whole thing I was going for..well not completely lurid, just doing a similar late 70's early 80s prep look but with the modern running shoe..not the retro ones that wouldve been worn at the time.... it was the mix of traditional and modern fabrics i like about that 70s prep look..but horses for course I think it works when the balance is right....i wouldnt wear the parka jacket with similar looking nylon trainers...these ones i have are a strange knitted mesh.

Yes, but have you considered that the 70s prep/Ivy look may have been crap? You shouldn't just wear something because it was worn back in the day. You're lurching dangerously close to iGent territory here, engaging in dress up. You have to learn to edit..

I think its interesting that many of you are (ex)Mods because you've still got that Mod sensibility, that Mod approach to dressing as part of an overall lifestyle choice...


"Dressing, like painting, should have a residual stability, plus punctuation and surprise." - Richard Merkin

Souvent me Souvient

 

#50 2016-02-20 15:45:14

Bop
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Re: Sole Brothers

Not really Im just wearing what I like and explaining what I like about it. Im not wearing it to adopt a purpose from it. Itd be odd for me to consider it crap then choose to wear it..I grant you that..but for you to consider it crap and me still choose to wear it is just life really isnt it?


Anyway on with the shoes...er I mean sneakers

http://6.kicksonfire.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Air-Jordan-5-Low-1-630x467.png?feae65

Icy Blue J O R D A N 5 lows set for end of March release

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