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  1. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ^ At a simplistic level, it almost seems like an "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mindset.
  2. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I like this premise Bartles and hope I'm not totally missing the point. My limited understanding (and without properly reading the link!) of this as a wider discussion would suggest that living in a progressive, multi-cultural society (within a more global world), it should be perfectly reasonably to acknowledge, accept and adopt a more varied and diverse understanding of what constitutes 'fashion'. In global melting pots, this could manifest itself in a complete hybridization of styles. To some extent this reminds me of some of the photo shoots you'd see in magazines such as The Face and ID during the 1980s, with Buffalo as a specific example. If you look back at that now, it certainly displays various examples of what under a modern lens is now regarded as cultural appropriation. e.g. a model in a native American headdress. If fashion is truly to embrace a more global audience (via heterogeneity rather than clothing everyone in Gap), then it seems that some of the thinking around cultural appropriation and post-colonialism may need to evolve further otherwise we risk treading a minefield of a catwalk.
  3. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Freud contrasted the pleasure principle with the counterpart concept of the reality principle, which describes the capacity to defer gratification of a desire when circumstantial reality disallows its immediate gratification. In infancy and early childhood, the id rules behaviour by obeying only the pleasure principle. People at that age only seek immediate gratification, aiming to satisfy denim cravings such as volume of pairs, 'sufu-approved' cuts and niche brands (all within the 'otaku' denimsphere), which contribute to a collector/hoarder mentality, and at later ages the id seeks out 'sick fadez'. Maturity is learning to endure the pain of deferred gratification. Freud argued that “an ego thus educated has become ‘reasonable’; it no longer lets itself be governed by the pleasure principle, but obeys the reality principle, which also, at bottom, seeks to obtain pleasure, but pleasure which is assured through taking account of reality, even though it is pleasure postponed and diminished, primarily through a smaller collection of well curated, flattering pairs of jeans that display vintage fading characteristics”.
  4. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    “When the denimistas follow the Instagram, it is because they think limited edition reproduction models will be released onto the market.”
  5. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ‘kin guy! Took the words right out of my mouth…
  6. Maynard Friedman

    Eternal Jeans

    I think so, in the same way that there’s usually residual shrinkage in most one-wash denim. The last Eternal item I bought was a one-wash Type 2 about 6-7 years ago and that shrank further with another (albeit 60°C) wash.
  7. Maynard Friedman

    TCB

    Time to start a new thread for TCB rather than leave it in the "Unknown Japanese Brands" one as it's very well known now. Post all your TCB non-competition stuff here.
  8. Maynard Friedman

    Leepro Appreciation

    I think the link was to show that they’re £130 RRP but just £30 in TK Maxx.
  9. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I think that was a condition of renewal in the small print.
  10. Maynard Friedman

    Sugar Cane Denim

    That doesn’t look too slow for 4 months, they’re coming along really well.
  11. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I’ve been receiving the same email in my junk inbox for the last 3 months warning me that my McAfee subscription is due to expire imminently. Should I be concerned?!
  12. Maynard Friedman

    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    Here’s the local secondary school, designed by Sir Norman Foster (my kids don’t go there though!). It looks a bit like an airport. Also a memorial bench in our local park (Roundwood).
  13. Maynard Friedman

    The Flat Head

    They are still some of the best arcs around.
  14. Maynard Friedman

    Show Us Around Your Neighbourhood

    …and a Chelsea shirt!
  15. Maynard Friedman

    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    But instead you were being chased by horny sailors on shore leave!
  16. Maynard Friedman

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    Eton or Harrow @bartlebyyphonics?
  17. Maynard Friedman

    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    On the plus side, you’re effectively getting two pairs of trousers for a £677 outlay.
  18. Maynard Friedman

    WAYWT 2021 [denim edition]

    That’s quite the ensemble there Bartles, a lot going on with that jacket, I like it but think it’ll be a real Marmitesque opinion divider. Just make sure your kids don’t sneakily add a ‘ce’ next to the ‘NoN’ at the back when you’re blissfully unaware!
  19. Maynard Friedman

    Warehouse

    Vintage vibes coming in there Flash, they look good already and are heading for greatness!
  20. Maynard Friedman

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Agreed, it’s probably something to be celebrated.
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