quote: Military inspirationAfter I had tried on one of Massimo’s personal Reflective Jackets, I slowly browse the huge number of military items. There are jackets, coats, vests, gas mask bags, shirts, T-shirts, combat jackets, parkas, headgear, body warmers, belts and 100 pocket vests. Osti personally preferred military clothing and was a master in mixing product details, in 1995 he told Arena: “I love the grace of British uniforms, England had good taste and elegance and America had the practicality.” Osti used military materials and details thoughtfully, pockets, collars, fastenings, constructions and texture combinations. He took military classics such as the M-65 field jacket or the N-3B snorkel parka and just added to it. Paul Harvey, who succeeded Osti and designed Stone Island between 1995 and 2007: “Massimo didn’t get inspired by military clothing to have all of us dress like soldiers, no, the reason was that the practical characteristics of military clothing has been developed and altered by use over decades. Those garments are unequalled when it comes to practicality. By doing this Massimo opened the door to the incredible detailing in military garments”.The ultimate example of Osti’s fusion is his camouflage Ice Jacket from 1985 in which he combined the temperature sensitive material with a camouflage print. The summer version changed colour from khaki to camouflage when the temperature rose and the winter version changed from camouflage to brown when the temperature fell. Agent Tjerk Brink remembers that Massimo himself was very fond of the Ice Camo: “I remember him wearing that jacket all the time”.
quote:Originally posted by Hasa:... Printing stuff on a t-shirt brands it, giving it extra 'value' beyond the material.Which way is there to determine the material value, separate fabrication and marketing? Who can you trust to actually produce something themselves instead of just branding it?...
quote:Originally posted by King Real:i'm sure there was something else i read recently which discussed the idea of how easy it was to reproduce someone elses clothes. something about not being able to copyright a basic pattern, but being able to copyright a brand/name. so the companies plaster their clothes with their name, which becomes the brand, and they make the name the thing that is desirable. which, as you point out, has no relation to the actual product and its quality.
quote:Originally posted by Neil Gorman:quote:Originally posted by Hasa:Since reading ZH I have been wondering about make* as a way to describe clothing as compared to brand. Brand can be too many things at once to accurately describe clothing as it says nothing about quality or origin of clothing. Printing stuff on a t-shirt brands it, giving it extra 'value' beyond the material. Reading this made me think about how Old Navy, GAP, and Banana Republic are all the same company, and they sell clothing that looks very similar. I think there is a difference in the quality of the garments, but I don't know how much of a difference there is. On a related note all three stores seem to be selling garments that are military-ish.Example: 1. http://bananarepublic.gap.com/...658&vid=1&pid=7843482. http://www.gap.com/browse/prod...872&vid=1&pid=6633893. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/...97034&scid=797034022
quote:Originally posted by Hasa:Since reading ZH I have been wondering about make* as a way to describe clothing as compared to brand. Brand can be too many things at once to accurately describe clothing as it says nothing about quality or origin of clothing. Printing stuff on a t-shirt brands it, giving it extra 'value' beyond the material.
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