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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 26 Nov 2015, 18:05 
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Hello everyone, I'm Tortoise, a bit slow but I just discovered this world.

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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2015, 17:29 
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Welcome, K. Our hugs to Ninja.

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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2015, 20:31 
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Hello everyone, I made a few posts before but kind of, uh, fell of the wagon and since I try to disassociate with past 'fashion' boards/discussion groups and the like for one reason or another, I believe it would be appropriate to introduce myself, considering I am all but a stranger to all of you.

I live in Vienna, am currently at university doing vaguely science related things, also try to get a grasp of various east asian languages.
I enjoy scouring places to listen to things not many people have heard before and see sights that most people will not have seen, which I guess is mostly about attaining a certain sense of adventure and discovery in this mostly complacent, boring world. Fashion wise I enjoy work that takes influence from military garments and a bit of sci-fi now and then, but I also enjoy wearing more elegant stuff at times.


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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2015, 01:54 
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remembering your posts from the music thread. It's good seeing you post again, and I hope you'll find the conversation here going somewhere other than 'fashion' or collecting items. There are, I feel, enough places where the sort of thing is talked about to the full extent and, when putting this forum together, I remember not wanting it to be yet another fit-pic Instagram aggregate or some place to post 'I am new to fashion, how do I get into artisanal darkwear, anyone wanna give me a good place to start with brands, films and music I am supposed to be into to achieve next level identity? How about some tumblrs for inspo?!?'

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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2015, 04:43 
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I know that this is a quite different place and I wholeheartedly appreciate that. As much as I enjoy the occasional bout of drama, I blame it on my grandmother's voyeuristic nature, most other places devolve into the same repititive, paltry tattle and infighting between various cliques coordinating through some secret clubs, which just gets awfully tedious and insipid rather quickly. I would guess the decline in quality mostly stems from the large number of users. I just wish gems like this forum weren't as awfully hard to find, but it probably is a necessary evil.

And now hopefully for something other and of more merit than prattling about the state of online communities.


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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2015, 04:58 
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Welcome both of you! (And nice tortoise, er, Tortoise...)

I think the status of NWVN as a "fashion forum" is a fraught one. Plenty of people here only post about fashion. some people almost never post about fashion. Some of us *looks guilty* start long debates of interest only to three members and then post a spate of outfits because they feel guilty for clogging the thread. But whatever we discuss, most of us are connected in the first place through some tenuous family-resemblance in our clothing-interests, or shared philosophies as to the place of that interest in the large aesthetic world. So there is some, ah, circum-sartorial aspect to things, still.

It definitely isn't a place to check the authenticity of your Rick cops, though. (there are other places for that).

And last: yes, may whatever powers oversee such matters prevent us from falling into "forum drama"! Arguments are fine, but that kind of rubbish drives me to drink (if I hadn't been driven there already).


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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 08 Dec 2015, 18:36 
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Hi all,

I was invited to check out this place by fit magna caedes (over Instagram, of all places) and only now got around to doing so (sorry!). So, uh, if I'm ever the center of any incident or drama, you all know who to blame. Also nice to see some familiar faces here (I post on Styleforum under VitaTimH, a decade+ old nick from my middle school AIM days that's sorely due for a change).

While I don't think I share much in common with most members here with regards to clothing preferences (I tend to gravitate towards Japanese designers), I've read through several threads on the front page and the occasional deep dive into some esoteric topic combined with the generally relaxed pace of conversation strikes me as very appealing. Looking forwards to getting to know everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2015, 04:28 
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T--- wrote:
Hi all,

I was invited to check out this place by fit magna caedes (over Instagram, of all places) and only now got around to doing so (sorry!). So, uh, if I'm ever the center of any incident or drama, you all know who to blame. Also nice to see some familiar faces here (I post on Styleforum under VitaTimH, a decade+ old nick from my middle school AIM days that's sorely due for a change).

While I don't think I share much in common with most members here with regards to clothing preferences (I tend to gravitate towards Japanese designers), I've read through several threads on the front page and the occasional deep dive into some esoteric topic combined with the generally relaxed pace of conversation strikes me as very appealing. Looking forwards to getting to know everyone.


Welcome Tim! And I take full responsibility. :lol:

There are a few fans of Japanese designers here: you might see some intersection particularly on Junya, whom I've seen worn a bit here, by memory.


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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2015, 04:52 
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Welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 09 Dec 2015, 08:07 
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yes, welcome :)


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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2015, 04:37 
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So I've done my best to try and avoid posting on this site, mostly because the discussion is interesting enough on its own that I've been content just to read but also because I have a tendency to act like an ass on the internet. And forum activity tends to pick up in places that I post, often in a bad way, which I don't actually want to happen here. I'm not saying I'm the cause of such things, but sometimes there's a correlation. Or I'm just narcissistic, but who among us on fashion forums isn't? It also weirds me the fuck out that strangers could know my post history and who I am, and I don't want that affecting my in-person life. In any case, I like the discussion that goes on in this place and the general dynamic, so I'll try and be respectful of it.

I've posted on SZ as DudleyGray, and with the exception of a few members, people mostly hate me there, but understandably so. I don't expect much different here actually, but that might be irrelevant. I'm an attention whore sometimes and can act out at (mis)perceived slights, but I also left because I wanted to work on rebuilding my in-person social circle, which had collapsed over time after a divorce. I found the experience of trying to make new friends intensely alienating. It seems that in your 30s, it is hard to make new friends without major compromises, which I'm terrible at as an only child, or that people often only want to be around you if you have something they want, rather than simply because you both say fun things. All that and I'm just not very American in values, while being locked in a suburban wasteland due to custody agreement. At least I have my son, dog, house, and toys.

So all that brings me here. Although, fashion is pretty bullshit to me, very superficial, and my wardrobe is sufficient now. That's not to say that I don't also love it, though; I'm still vulnerable to sale seasons for Rick or old UC/NN. Maybe addiction is more accurate. I guess I'm just looking to connect with interesting weirdos, if even just online, who have a substantial frame of reference for fashion, music, literature, etc.

In other words, hi.

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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2015, 06:33 
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Hey (FKA-)Dudley!

You were indeed prolific, but I never had a problem with you on SZ (at least, once I got used to you, and any issue before that was of my own making). You were blunt at times, or quick to get stirred-up, but you also apologised after, when you thought you'd been out of line. Did anyone really hate you? Ah well, water gone under the bridge.

I also feel a bit weirded out by people from other circles finding my posting history; hence the mass deletion of my posts on SZ, and subsequent banning (because deleting your own posts is grounds for banning I guess? *shrugs*). But I'm resigned--if it happens, it happens. I'll just avoid saying anything I wouldn't want to say in person, and in public.

Making friends is supposed to be harder as you get older, but I've found it happening through the internet more than in spite of it. Have ended up meeting people in real life who I only knew on-line at first, and getting along with them. in general, I've found age has made me more relaxed/easy-going, but at the same time much less interested in socialising (am I more self-reliant? Or just more introverted?) and in that sense the reverse of what the gate-keeper says of booze and sex ("it provokes the desire, but takes away the performance").

Anyway, don't want to sideline this thread into becoming another general discussion thread. Welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2015, 07:48 
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hey, welcome. things in the way of a conversation are comparatively quiet here but on occasion it does lead somewhere. and where that is we've yet to find out. good to have you along.

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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2016, 00:43 
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Hello,

I was only recently made aware of this forum after having a quick chat with Chant about several things, so thought I would join up and see what comes of it.

I used to post as Ivans On High on SZ before being banned for poking fun at Eugene's editorial styling and then for taking offence with his double standards on the consumer aspects of fashion. Ah well. I was never particularly vocal on SZ, instead choosing to chime in only when others hadn't been able to convey my thoughts in a more eloquent manner (which was pretty rare).

I also used to run Parable, a brick and mortar-cum-online store specialising in artisanal menswear. It was a fun ride, which started out as a hobby and quickly became all consuming. The online space was competitive to the point that we were unable to maintain the type of store we wanted, resulting in around the clock discounts and constantly dealing with 'customers' asking for additional reductions. Perhaps I will revisit a slightly different form of this idea further down the line when family life is not so busy.

I live in Sydney, Australia and have a hard on for the likes of CCP, Layer 0, Deepti Barth, Taichimurakami and Rick Owens.


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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2016, 04:02 
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Das_Poltergeist wrote:
Hello,

I was only recently made aware of this forum after having a quick chat with Chant about several things, so thought I would join up and see what comes of it.

I used to post as Ivans On High on SZ before being banned for poking fun at Eugene's editorial styling and then for taking offence with his double standards on the consumer aspects of fashion. Ah well. I was never particularly vocal on SZ, instead choosing to chime in only when others hadn't been able to convey my thoughts in a more eloquent manner (which was pretty rare).

I also used to run Parable, a brick and mortar-cum-online store specialising in artisanal menswear. It was a fun ride, which started out as a hobby and quickly became all consuming. The online space was competitive to the point that we were unable to maintain the type of store we wanted, resulting in around the clock discounts and constantly dealing with 'customers' asking for additional reductions. Perhaps I will revisit a slightly different form of this idea further down the line when family life is not so busy.

I live in Sydney, Australia and have a hard on for the likes of CCP, Layer 0, Deepti Barth, Taichimurakami and Rick Owens.


I remember you posting, back in the day, and remember Parable, too, although never got a chance to actually travel up the coast and visit. Was sad to see it fall.

The "I was banned for saying X" story seems sadly universal.

Welcome aboard! Would be glad, myself, to see more Taichi posts.


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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
PostPosted: 31 Jan 2016, 12:02 
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Das_Poltergeist wrote:
Hello,

I was only recently made aware of this forum after having a quick chat with Chant about several things, so thought I would join up and see what comes of it.

I used to post as Ivans On High on SZ before being banned for poking fun at Eugene's editorial styling and then for taking offence with his double standards on the consumer aspects of fashion. Ah well. I was never particularly vocal on SZ, instead choosing to chime in only when others hadn't been able to convey my thoughts in a more eloquent manner (which was pretty rare).

I also used to run Parable, a brick and mortar-cum-online store specialising in artisanal menswear. It was a fun ride, which started out as a hobby and quickly became all consuming. The online space was competitive to the point that we were unable to maintain the type of store we wanted, resulting in around the clock discounts and constantly dealing with 'customers' asking for additional reductions. Perhaps I will revisit a slightly different form of this idea further down the line when family life is not so busy.

I live in Sydney, Australia and have a hard on for the likes of CCP, Layer 0, Deepti Barth, Taichimurakami and Rick Owens.


glad to have you among us, man. and yes, let's discuss Napoleon's editorial styling here))))

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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
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Hi everyone Im new here. Im happy to find a breath of fresh air in terms of the quality of discussion compared to some..other..forums. Im a huge fan of the parallels drawn by crouka - especially with Carol's work.

I hope Im not asking too much here.. but I am a photographer, and Im very interested in the photos of Old CCP collections. I find them extremely beautiful. Is there any place where i can see them? I would greatly appreciate this. I find the imagery so beautiful and quality of light and art direction to be amazing. Somebody help me please! Id sell a limb.

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 Post subject: Re: member introductions
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hello and welcome. gladdens to read that you've been enjoying our occasional exchanges. they take a bit of time to shape into something approximating a conversation, certainly not happening at the speed some have come to expect the sort of thing to happen. but, conversation itself aside, it is good to know that it benefits those stumbling upon it.

regarding photographs of prior CCP collections, i am certain that members of our forums may very well be in possession of such archives, but I'm unable to speak for them and unable to help you directly in the way that I could potentially help someone looking for material related to the continuous work. materials originating with poell himself have been scarce over the years because all materials issued to shops were expected to be returned with the completed orders. some such photo-collections had indeed made their way onto the marketplace, and I've recently seen one or two for sale on yahoo japan, but they were extremely uncommon, and often ended with bids in excess of original poell garments. all this is to say that soliciting members for image-dumps in the related threads may not be as effective as approaching individual persons you would regard as likely to offer help.

the images come out when there is something worth talking about. context these days seems in far shorter supply than subject-related imagery devoid of any such thing.

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thank you so much merz.

I find it quite incredible that the response i get is more or less always the same, and i mean vague (not saying that your response was vague merz), by which that it seems almost like a taboo question of sorts.

I am genuinely keen on seeing more of these pictures because no other fashion designer's images seem to have this quality (maybe some margela/borthwick) but its nothing like anything else.

If someone is kind enough to help a keen photo enthusiast with some more images from the infamous CCP please private message me. I would be happy to give you a paypal donation as a pledge of sincerity.

thanks again, scorpio


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