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August 16, 2007 @ 06:17 PM
rasclaaat

Post: 759

Join Date: Jun 2006

untrue.. alife designs them.. they get made in foreign (brazil still i thinkconfused..
they just have distribution run out of vancouver. and their sweats get made in vancouver too (cyc).. some tees did as well but i dont think so anymore. point is..... designed in nyc


Ehh not what i heard...

why do you think the shoes are EVERYWHERE and the rest of their gear isn't?
August 16, 2007 @ 08:25 PM
ackbar

Post: 665

Join Date: Mar 2006

Ehh not what i heard...

why do you think the shoes are EVERYWHERE and the rest of their gear isn't?


a. did you read what i wrote? or do you not understand what "distribution" means and how it could affect where you can find the shoes??

b. another reason why alife footwear is so much more widely available is because it is footwear. do you have any idea what footwear minimums are compared to t-shirt minimums? there's no comparison. it would be financially retarded/impossible for alife to release as many shoe models as they do and keep the #s really low

c. you can't deny they're made on foreign soil. look at the label

How does the design process go? You design them, then what?

Mostly I do the designs on my laptop, as I would anything else. If you look carefully, you'll see that the kicks have a clean, graphic-design feel to them... Anyway, after that, I send the sketches to the development office in Taiwan; receive the protos and correct them via photoshop and illustrator; email the changes and wait for the second round. Next come the salesman samples, production, financing and delivery. This is a very small operation and basically a one-man show. I'm involved in all aspects.
August 17, 2007 @ 12:12 AM
kiya

Post: 1011

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: san francisco

LA needs an Evisu


How about a Self Edge on Fairfax? Would that be good enough?
smile
August 17, 2007 @ 12:19 AM
The Terminator

Post: 39

Join Date: Jul 2007

^ it would be better. the world needs another evisu store like it needs a nuclear war.
August 17, 2007 @ 02:11 AM

Inactive

IM SORRY, but evisu is not what it used to be. ive seen it for many years and it has gone downhill.. first off its ugly as sin now, and second, most of what people see is the budget euro line. they still make some higher end stuff in japan but its not the same stuff they used to make... plus that brand is just too whored out.... they lost their direction.
August 17, 2007 @ 04:47 AM
IstayGDUP

Post: 145

Join Date: Feb 2006

is Rif in Lil Tokyo?
August 17, 2007 @ 06:46 PM
BeanerwithBBC

Post: 325

Join Date: May 2006

IM SORRY, but evisu is not what it used to be. ive seen it for many years and it has gone downhill.. first off its ugly as sin now, and second, most of what people see is the budget euro line. they still make some higher end stuff in japan but its not the same stuff they used to make... plus that brand is just too whored out.... they lost their direction.


i agree, when jay-z and TI name dropped evisu, everyone ran out to pick up some, and thus came the big ugly diacock designs and the even uglier embroidered logos. I think evisu needs to return to its roots
August 17, 2007 @ 07:07 PM
itz a lifestyl

Post: 12

Join Date: Dec 2006

so back to why we started this post.

whos gonna be getting these alife's
August 17, 2007 @ 07:32 PM
Daddy Wellfare

Post: 430

Join Date: Mar 2007

Location: Floss Angeles

^ HA! exactly why i started this thread.



i need to figure out my ends tonight... if all goes well, i will be walking away with a pair of black pumas in size 10.5 i have a feeling they will have them stocked for a while.... although i may be wrong!
August 17, 2007 @ 07:43 PM
BeanerwithBBC

Post: 325

Join Date: May 2006

^ HA! exactly why i started this thread.



i need to figure out my ends tonight... if all goes well, i will be walking away with a pair of black pumas in size 10.5 i have a feeling they will have them stocked for a while.... although i may be wrong!


those are the colorway that i think are the least desirable, but hey man, resellers will buy anything thats hyped,

ps im not calling you a reseller, but im just saying that there are people who would buy those just to sell
August 18, 2007 @ 02:05 AM
camthraxFHK

Post: 2491

Join Date: Apr 2006

Location: Brooklyn

Dude, if you haven't been to fairfax... Supreme, THLA, Flight Club, SLB, Diamond and maybe some others (I left LA in May) are almost all in the same building... It's overkill. I've never been on a weekend even. I can only imagine how hard kids are beasting...
August 19, 2007 @ 03:28 PM
Daddy Wellfare

Post: 430

Join Date: Mar 2007

Location: Floss Angeles

anyone get those pumas?

how is the design of the store? is the store big?
August 19, 2007 @ 03:47 PM
BeanerwithBBC

Post: 325

Join Date: May 2006

anyone get those pumas?

how is the design of the store? is the store big?


like trippin acid in a fucking glass subway station while Robot Rock plays in the background
August 20, 2007 @ 02:27 PM
Khiajay

Post: 938

Join Date: May 2007

Location: NY/CHI but from da h...



http://www.rif.la/shop/

Just opened this week...If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask

PEACE!


Peace? Those All American Reject shoes are a damn ripoff. If anybody wants those,you can get them for retail for the same exact sizes. Do you even have any Pumas?
That's just one example.
August 29, 2007 @ 05:29 PM
nogi-drew

Post: 772

Join Date: Feb 2007

Dude, if you haven't been to fairfax... Supreme, THLA, Flight Club, SLB, Diamond and maybe some others (I left LA in May) are almost all in the same building... It's overkill. I've never been on a weekend even. I can only imagine how hard kids are beasting...


overkill? i think its awesome the traffic in that area sucks.
August 29, 2007 @ 10:50 PM
n2threw007

Post: 27

Join Date: Jul 2006

anyone kno if the "La Life" release tee is still available?
thanks
August 30, 2007 @ 07:33 AM
superveelain

Post: 1461

Join Date: Jan 2007

ye i need this too..
August 30, 2007 @ 08:56 PM
nogi-drew

Post: 772

Join Date: Feb 2007

went to the store today.

very clean set up and the register is set up like a gas station or bank teller with glass and adrop drawer.

they have all the alife goods minus a few shoes.

and the la life tees are available.

i copped a store excluisve tee. im goin back in a few to get shoes.
August 31, 2007 @ 01:13 AM
disisZHI

Post: 55

Join Date: May 2007

Location: Torrance/SD

how much was the lalife tee
August 31, 2007 @ 11:33 AM
The24th

Post: 251

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: CALIFORNIA

alife fell off
August 31, 2007 @ 06:44 PM
nogi-drew

Post: 772

Join Date: Feb 2007

how much was the lalife tee


with tax 43 and change.
September 1, 2007 @ 12:38 AM
ordinarychump

Post: 25

Join Date: Sep 2007

BAPE and ALIFE in LA? awwwww snaps.
September 1, 2007 @ 02:41 AM
fang

Post: 618

Join Date: Dec 2006

the alife store is probably one of the coolest retail spaces i've been to. but i can see why some might think its a little much to keep ALL the merchandise behind enormous glass windows.
September 1, 2007 @ 04:31 AM
fang

Post: 618

Join Date: Dec 2006

i think thats just the triple digit weather catching up with you, haha. fuck summer heatwaves.
September 2, 2007 @ 10:15 AM
Kingkoor

Post: 4216

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC

Anyone that went to the LA store, what new eras did they have, did they have the blue cookie monster? If they do can someone grab me one in 7 1/4 or 7 1/8?
September 2, 2007 @ 12:52 PM
cuddles

Post: 2556

Join Date: Mar 2006

Location: Vegas

it is supposedly only a pop up store that explains the layout
September 2, 2007 @ 01:48 PM
xokxarrow

Post: 76

Join Date: Jul 2007

So how do you get to buy something or look at something behind the glass? ><
September 2, 2007 @ 09:05 PM
tk808

Post: 97

Join Date: Jul 2007

LAlife tees all sold out. Went to get one today. Bwaaah. Bitches.
September 5, 2007 @ 03:47 AM
dnbhd

Post: 3

Join Date: Sep 2007

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September 6, 2007 @ 09:37 PM
treenow

Post: 20

Join Date: Aug 2007

Location: Los Angeles

Mobius, Los Angeles
Found a cool new spot in Ktown, Los Angeles. They have a lot of good brands, Crooks, 3Sixteen, Foreign Fam..... and dope collection of designer toys and kubricks. Got some kicks too...i saw Supreme dunks, Supreme Blazers.... Much respect for a Korean to open a shop like this....www.shopmobius.com

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