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Levi Jeans to RMC Jeans, old and boney!

Here we take a retrospective butchers at the boney jeans phenomenon followed by Levi Jeans and RMC. Full thread here >

“I don’t think they are that bad. When I read the title of the thread – I was getting scared! Nowhere near as bad as I imagined. Suppose it’s different from the usual skulls that have been around for ages.”

Evisu, the Brand

Evisu has had a great deal of chatter on the Kitmeout fashion forum over the years. Here’s a typical post:

“pre ben sherman the brand was still raw and hidehiko was inspired t design. he then got soft with too much wealth during the ben sherman years when peter caplin took the brand mainstream. then post ben sherman the brand has moved into mainstream commercialism and has been partially devastated by the counterfeit industry and ebay.”

Take a butchers at a bunch of Evisu threads here >

“evisu’s high point in the uk at least was probably around 2000 – 02 (mellennium golds). it had some limited success in the usa a bit later. insomniax has hit the timeline almost perfectly.

tom when you say “there was a period in the 90’s where it was an extremely popular brand”, could you clarify that? very popular where and with whom?

btw, are you doing personal research or research for a company?

i think there’s a wider question here: what is the realistic life-expectancy of a brand like evisu?”

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Massimo Osti – The Unpretentious Fashion Icon

It’s been argued throughout the Kitmeout Fashion Forum that the days of the Fashion persona are numbered. Many of the post-print generation are turned off by pretentious fashion designers trumpeting their name across clothes and magazines. One fashion king stands out though for his quiet genius and unpretentious style, Massimo Osti – the late, great fashion designer renown for unrivaled innovation.

Here’s one of many questions on the fashion forum: “What’s the consensus on Massimo Osti clothing? Can you still buy the brand? I know there was some talk of his son doing a collection under the Massimo Osti banner.”.

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D&G Sizing – Italian Clothing Sizing

It seems there’s a lot of trouble knowing what size to order when buying Italian clothes online:

“Does Anyone Else Have A Problem With D&G’s Sizing? Everything Is 2 Or 3 Sizes Smaller Than The Tag. I Ordered A Pair Of Jeans. I Am A 33 So I Ordered A 34 And They Are Smaller Than My Armani 30 Waist. This Has Happen With D&G Shirts In The Past As Well.”.

Here’s the full thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum >

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Emporio Armani Underwear – a retrospective

In this retrospective we take a butchers at Giorgio Armani’s observation:

“Who better than Victoria Beckham to launch our new global Emporio Armani underwear campaign? Victoria is a style icon, a dynamic lady whose influence and recognition will add great excitement to the continued international growth of our Emporio Armani women’s underwear business.”

Does anyone believe that Georgy Porgy actually penned that comment? See full thread on the Fashion Forum, here >

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Lee Jeans – James Dean

Here we take a retrospective butchers at a no-nonsense hard nut and his denim.

“Most of the items came from David Loehr’s now-defunct James Dean Gallery in Gas City. Loehr had collected Dean items for 30 years and displayed them for 17 years at his gallery.

The most expensive auction item was a pair of jeans Dean wore in “Giant,” one of three movies the Hoosier actor made before dying in a 1955 car crash. The jeans sold for $35,850.”

Full thread here >

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Fur Coats and Celebrities

Here’s a raw thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum – take a butchers

Here’s a snippet:

“I think in the main celebrities who wear fur do so out of ignorance. they are generally so out of touch with the real world and I genuinely believe that if they really did understand the suffering that takes place and just how unpopular it all is with the general public they wouldnt wear it. Lets be honest their whole career is based around their popularity after all.”.

Italian Fashion in Milan

There’s plenty of debate on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum concerning the top fashion cities in the world. Milan often comes up on top. Take a butchers at this thread:

“am off to Milano on monday, will be there for two days.
so..what are the best stores to visit and best shopping streets?
Italian tailoring and hand made shirts; I’m sure is top notch but it’s just not me.
give me some”cool” stores with a bit of denim and some contemporary fashion please.”

Read more >

“u should check out corso buenos aires as well as alll the other ways mentioned before…

i personally suggest:

DAAD (Corso Matteotti, 20)
ERAL 55 (Piazza XXV Aprile 14)
ANTONIA BOUTIQUE (Via Ponte vetero 9)
PURPLE SHOP (Corso Porta Ticinese 22)

They all worth a visit…… ”

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Discount Stone Island Jackets

Stone Island is one of the most popular brands on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum. Here is a bunch of threads going back over the years. See Here >

Take a butchers at the kind of comments: “It’s all part of the brand mystique that Stone Island in Italy and the Fourmarketing boys in the UK try to generate. Have to say they have done an incredible job over the past decade keeping Stone Island in the consciousness of it’s target audience and maintaining incredible and consistent sales. If they cannot get a grip on all the fakes and parallels coming into the UK they could find the brand in trouble in the very near future.”.

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Vivienne Westwood Fashion Model

From the Sex Pistols to Bondage, Viv likes to do it different. The cynics say it’s simply clever marketing, getting attention for nothing more than intellectually devoid fluff – perhaps? On the other hand, giving Viv the benefit, many see her as truly unique. Here we get a butchers of an atypical male model: an ordinary geezer who clearly likes a pint, a burger and an hour on the sunbed:

Take a butchers at the full thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum, here >

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CP Company made in Indonesia

Kitmeout was selling CP Company back in 2000 and has long been a big fan of the brand and its father Massimo Osti.

Here’s an interesting thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum:

“Any of you lot know if CP Company have started making gear in countries other than Italy. I have got quite a bit of CP stuff and are all made in Italy. But recently i purchased a S.I demins t shirt from stoneisland.co.uk and when it arrived i noticed it was made in Rumania (or to us Romania) then just a few days ago i purchased a body warmer off ebay and this was made in Indonesia. It’s got the spa tag with art number etc.. so it’s real but i’m not used to seeing CP and Stoney gear made elsewhere. Do any of you have clothes made in any of these countries.”

Take a butchers at the full thread here

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The woes of a Vegetarian Fashionista

An interesting thread on the dilemmas of ethical fashion:

“i can picture it now: sitting in a suave veggie bar wearing a pair of calf skin gucci loafers weeping over a tofu wrap.”

Take a butchers at the thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum

“it’s partially true. soy bean production like any other farmed crop is a strain on the enviornment. however, it is nothing compared to the detrimental impact that livestock farming produces. cattle produce more carbon than all the cars in the world combined and here’s the big one, it takes 1 acre of livestock to produce 1lb or meat protein but the same 1 acre can produce 10lb of veg protein. so bean farming is not only more environmentally sound it also has the ability to feed the starving.”

Levi Vintage, Edwin or Samurai Jeans

Here’s a question on the Kitmeout forum delving into the question of top notch denim. Worth a butchers:

“Loving the look of these jeans, not had hands on any yet, differences between these, how good are each brand and where best available, I’ve discovered now Levi Vintge are an online or Regent Street purchase, Edwin only seen online but been recommended Interstate and Samurai I got no idea where to find, how good are each what is cut like, being bulky legged I need straight cut without being slim but like a nice dark raw denim finish for a new outfit combination I’m thinking but preferably not needing me to lose another stone to fit them! Throw your opinions of these brands at me, pleasseeee.”

Full thread >

Jimmy Choo the man, not the brand!

There’s been a lot of talk about Jimmy Choo on the Kitmeout forum going back to his days prior to his success when Jimmy Choo ran a back street factory in Hackney, before Hackney was fashionable. Take a butchers:

“this is not exactly true because jimmy choo the actual man did produce men’s footwear. i remember as a really young kid going into his factory off of mare street opposite the old cordwainers college and seeing men’s shoes and i think my uncle bought some for the markets. i’ll ask him when i see him next. ”

Read the full thread about Jimmy Choo the man before Tamara took the brand. Read thread.

Sugarcane Jeans Savings

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Sugarcane Jeans have been one of the most popular topics of conversation on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum, including:

“AFTER READING AN ARTICLE IN ZOO MAGAZINE FEW WEEKS AGO, ARTICLE “8 OF THE BEST JEANS” I GOT MYSELF MY FIRST PAIR OF SUGRACANE DENIM JEANS. THE QUALITY OF THE STANDARD 1947 IS SECOUND TO NONE. ITS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST BUYS I HAVE MADE FOR A LONG TIME. DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE HAWAII DENIM JEANS.”

Full thread here

D&G Sizing

There’s been a lot of talk on the Kitmeout forum over the years concerning designer fashion sizing, particularly Italian clothes.

“Does Anyone Else Have A Problem With D&G’s Sizing? Everything Is 2 Or 3 Sizes Smaller Than The Tag. I Ordered A Pair Of Jeans. I am a 33 so I ordered A 34 And They Are Smaller Than My Armani 30 Waist. This Has Happen With D&G Shirts In The Past As Well.”.

Take a butchers at the full thread here

Fashion Diffusion Line

Here’s an interesting thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum about Diffusion Lines? Take a butchers:

“diffusion lines can have merit if they are executed correctly. firstly the brand has to make sure they market the diffusion line correctly to their target audience. at the same time they need to make sure they do not alienate their mainline audience or devalue the overall brand. ultimately, the price-point of the diffusion line needs to make sense to the new potential buyer. in the end the diffusion line needs to be very distinct from the mainline yet it must also be clearly related. a difficult and rarely achieved balance.”

Read full thread >

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RMC Martin Ksohoh is an original local brand in Hong Kong, founded in 2002. Directed by Martin Lee Yat Ming, the product design is based on the concept of exquisite embroidery stitching technique on denim garments.

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