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May 30, 2006 at 8:46 am
Adam, this is great stuff. I agree about maintaining high intrinsic value with this offering. I wonder if it will remain in Italy over time. Does one have to alter production values to alter the price points?
May 30, 2006 at 10:23 am
that is one great portrait
May 30, 2006 at 11:03 am
i love the utilitarian, down-to-earth quality of the clothing pictured. i’ll definitely be keeping an eye out.thanks.
Adam Kimmel is awesome! I really like his line. Totally cool…
May 30, 2006 at 12:07 pm
This kind of discussion is really fascinating. I know if it were me, I’d avoid the “big time” as much as possible, but in any case it will be interesting to see what happens. Please keep us informed!
May 30, 2006 at 2:04 pm
I LOVE those shoes!
May 30, 2006 at 3:08 pm
You people are nuts. I hope those shoes cost no more than they would at a thrift store because the bottom line is that, if you were to realize that the Emperor has no clothes, you would recognize that those shoes are about as good as your grandfather’s shoes collecting dust in the attic. I just think it is unseemly to walk around in old, worn out shoes, and downright silly to pay anything more than about $15 for them. Yes, I cannot say shiboleth.
May 30, 2006 at 3:09 pm
Also, plaid should never be worn outside a hunting trip. End of discussion.
May 30, 2006 at 3:42 pm
I really enjoy most of what I have seen from Adam Kimmel…especially the overalls.
Isn’t this whole idea of like..recreating utilitarian clothes becoming a bit trendy?
Engineered Garments, Lalo, Adam Kimmel…there are many more…and many more to come i am sure…
Where is the innovation?
I love the idea of re-working classics…but I just feel like designers are focusing too much on the past..
May 30, 2006 at 3:49 pm
His line reminds my of the handmade clothing my Finnish grandfather used to wear on the farm.
May 30, 2006 at 5:48 pm
Finally, an excuse to wear work shirts.
Wait, I didn’t need one before.
Love his pic.
May 30, 2006 at 6:35 pm
Curmudgothose are vintage shoes and probably the exact same as the one your grandfather wore – they are great for inspiration and setting a tone for the collection, don’t take everything you see so literally.
3:42 pmA lot of designers have taken inspiration from work clothes. What Adam has done is use those worker fabrics but he has added really great design details – interesting buttons, pocket shapes and placement, seam detail.
He has also put together a lot of High$/Low$ fabric combos that are pretty cool. Only time will tell if he can keep advancing this theme in an intriguing way.
May 31, 2006 at 12:37 am
I’d love to see it in real life – carhart lined with squirrel fur sounds wicked regardless.
May 31, 2006 at 6:34 pm
I’ve seen the clothes and know what well made is. These are not well made. Made in Italy, does not necessarily mean made well and in todays world sometimes it doesn’t even mean made in Italy. Plenty of Italian companies are outsourcing to eastern Europe to have competative prices.
I also agree that remaking “ultilitarian” or “classic” clothes is boring. If you are suppose to be a “designer” then design something. Take inspiration from the past, but translate it into something new. How tired I am of seeing thrift store clothes refabricated in luxe or novel fabrics. Marc Jacobs cornered this market a long, long time ago. There is nothing new in this aproach!!
May 31, 2006 at 7:29 pm
Anon 6:34If you have seen the collection then you have seen the great little design details especially in the shirts and outerwear.
June 1, 2006 at 1:21 am
i love the check pattern on that shirt.
June 1, 2006 at 2:30 pm
I came across this designer randomly at Bergdorfs about a month ago and was immediately drawn to the cut and weight of the fabrics. The prices are a bit high, which put me off at first, but I went ahead and bought one of his shirts and a month later I can honestly say that I love wearing it and pretty much have gotten my money’s worth because I wear it a couple of times a week. AK undersatnds the proportions of the male body and makes his clothing accordingly. Before you draw any conclusions about the work of this designer based on price or materials, I encourage you to go into Bergdorfs – or wherever else his clothing is sold – and try a few pieces on. That’s the only way to really appreciate AK’s work.
June 1, 2006 at 6:57 pm
plaid design is nice; i just wished the pattern matching was better. his target buyers probably won’t notice though.
June 2, 2006 at 7:53 pm
I would be soo grateful if someone could tell me where the glasses he’s wearing are from, or if there are any similar styles out there
Sophie von Limmud
April 22, 2011 at 5:22 am
Do you know by chance how the floor that can be seen under the shoes is called and/or what it is made of? thank you very much – Sophie
March 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm
I’ve always liked the line of work, is like going back to the beginning and look inside the rustic design, Carhartt has always seemed an icon in this line of clothing, work is exceptional adam