Prohibitively Expensive

I have a penchant for being drawn to things that are prohibitively expensive and incredibly simple. Although I get wooed by pretty much anything with a floral print I find myself constantly reverting to the basic boring stuff in the end. That being said I’m not one to forego unreasonable price tags just because I want something that looks sensible and practical. Enter Over All Master Cloth (O.A.M.C to those intent on alienating others) to fill the gap between sensible shirts and Zegna polo territory.

OAMC is run as the pinnacle of Carhartt’s various offshoots, being designed by Luke Meier means it comes with a bit of rep when explaining why you just dropped $500 on a camouflage jumper. But realistically you probably wont actually buy anything so it doesn’t matter. What it serves to do as far as I can tell (without even reading any press releases) is to rework Carhartt’s proven designs and build them in Italy with what I’d assume are slightly better materials. Things like triple stitching and duck canvas make their way onto familiar silhouettes adjusted for a different sort of wilderness .

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I could go on more about it but until my prohibitively expensive jumper arrives I can’t really pass judgement on how any of this stuff rates in person. Last season was possibly a bit too camo-centric even for my tastes but this SS14 drop has a fair few strong pieces that only Union’s customers will actually buy. In the meantime I’ll keep frothing over the Bonded Chore Coat that Supply just got in that’s calling my name. I reckon I’d be the most dapper guy at the soup kitchen, and that counts for something right?

adidas-samba-primeknit-designboom05On a totally unrelated note, I was pretty amused at the speed of which adidas and Nike’s football shoe war escalated. Yesterday I awoke to an email from Nike’s PR gang linking to the beginnings of a viral campaign for their Majesta soccer boot (I’m Australian so it’s soccer) which makes no subtle hints to a Flyknit upper. On a side note, I don’t know why but I get a feeling they’re a mid-cut but that could be stupid as I know nothing of the requirements of this sport having only played the indoor version for a few years. Within an hour the blogs were abuzz adidas’ announcement of the world’s first knitted soccer boot, in today’s era of minutely detailed social media interaction plans there’s no doubt this timing was no coincidence. Whilst I could care less about football boots, with the World Cup (and subsequent sporting expertise increase from your uncle/friends/family in soccer) there’s plenty of themed packs and money to be made. Surely this was a bit of a bite back at the whole Flyknit/Primeknit shemozzle. Given that similar things are happening in the back end of 2014, it’s nice to see the amount of competition flying about.

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Oh yeah, Sneaker Freaker’s swap meet is hitting Brisbane which is pretty cool. It’s the first one outside of Victoria and it should be great. I think the promotional artwork for this is coming up well, there’s a few more to come but all in all it should turn out decent.

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