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I have found Matsuda to cut extremely slim as well. For example I have a jacket marked 40 but it is more like a 34.
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I thought Matsuda went out of business a long time ago?

 
 
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Most 30 waist jeans are about 2-4" too loose on me but there's no chance in hell I could afford a Balenciaga toothpick...

Who exactly is rich enough and slim enough to wear this stuff?

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Most 30 waist jeans are about 2-4" too loose on me but there's no chance in hell I could afford a Balenciaga toothpick...

Who exactly is rich enough and slim enough to wear this stuff?
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Nicholas?

 
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i think nicke is WAY too big for balenciaga

he is too tall for 1..........and his shoulders are too big

but yes he could afford it

 
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Probably, I can imagine him sitting in No. 15 Rue Cassette doing 'one for me one for you' with Karl and Hedi...

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I thought Matsuda went out of business a long time ago?
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Yes, they went out of business in 1994 after the designer Yukio K. found the conditions in America for the label unsatifactory.

However the backer, Nicole & Co still exists.

The item is a vintage jacket. Bolero style with double vents, ticket pocket, and double breasted.

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Yes, they went out of business in 1994 after the designer Yukio K. found the conditions in America for the label unsatifactory.

However the backer, Nicole & Co still exists.

The item is a vintage jacket. Bolero style with double vents, ticket pocket, and double breasted.
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Gotcha. I figured it was something vintage. I really liked their stuff. They still make sunglasses, no?

 
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wow there are people still remember Matsuda, I love his knitwear

 
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Gotcha. I figured it was something vintage. I really liked their stuff. They still make sunglasses, no?
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Oh, I forgot to mention that. Yes, they still have an eyewear license. It is at the higher end of the spectrum such as comparable to Cutler & Gross, Alain Mikli, etc.

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I was in a Balenicaga store Friday, and the ratio of accessories to clothes on display is 1:1. What does that tell you? It tells me that they are painfully aware that the clothes sucks (at least the fit), and they are trying to ride out the sales on bags and shoes...

 
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The only Balenciaga items that I own, which are womens, I got them at Vintage stores down here,C.Madelines and Fly Boutique...their prices are kinda scary, but you can score a good find once and then...Im eyeing this Balenciaga black leather vest, w/ pockets and straps to hold guns or something... but it's $1,000 buckaroos uch:

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this is why we need to work hard at fash school Ale

 
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Originally posted by faust@Aug 10 2004, 02:31 PM
I was in a Balenicaga store Friday, and the ratio of accessories to clothes on display is 1:1.* What does that tell you?* It tells me that they are painfully aware that the clothes sucks (at least the fit), and they are trying to ride out the sales on bags and shoes...
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Arrghh it's so frustrating! Why can't they fix it? What is so hard about fixing a fit problem that they've had for 3 years? If sales are down, then clearly the remedy is to make the cut a bit more generous. Someone else said that Gucci Group wants to keep the Balenciaga cachet so they size things ridiculously small. But how can a label have cachet if no one is going to wear it? It won't gain much cachet hanging limp on the racks at 60% off, that's for damn sure.

 
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Maybe keeping the cachet of the Balenciaga brand overall (i.e. womenswear too) brings in more overall profit than making wearable menswear? The Gucci group's directors might not know much about fashion but I guess they probably know quite a lot about what's making them money...

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Originally posted by PrinceOfCats@Aug 10 2004, 09:53 PM
Maybe keeping the cachet of the Balenciaga brand overall (i.e. womenswear too) brings in more overall profit than making wearable menswear?
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Honestly, I don't think so. Balenciaga womenswear has the same horrid fit issues and same poor sellthroughs.

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The Gucci group's directors might not know much about fashion but I guess they probably know quite a lot about what's making them money...
That's what I'm afraid may ultimately cost Nicolas his job. The new bosses at Gucci won't care about design purity/integrity and so-called "avant-garde" fashion. They want sales and more sales. I don't know how many more bad seasons they'll take before Nicolas gets the boot.

 
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