Aug 16, 2007 @ 20:25
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.
Aug 17, 2007 @ 00:12
LA needs an Evisu


How about a Self Edge on Fairfax? Would that be good enough?
blushing
Aug 17, 2007 @ 00:19
^ it would be better. the world needs another evisu store like it needs a nuclear war.

Inactive User

Aug 17, 2007 @ 02:11
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.
Aug 17, 2007 @ 04:47
is Rif in Lil Tokyo?
Aug 17, 2007 @ 18:46
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
Aug 17, 2007 @ 19:07
so back to why we started this post.

whos gonna be getting these alife's
Aug 17, 2007 @ 19:32
^ 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!
Aug 17, 2007 @ 19:43
Originally posted by Inactive User
^ 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
Aug 18, 2007 @ 02:05
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...
Aug 19, 2007 @ 15:28
anyone get those pumas?

how is the design of the store? is the store big?
Aug 19, 2007 @ 15:47
Originally posted by Inactive User
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
Aug 20, 2007 @ 14:27


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.
Aug 29, 2007 @ 17:29
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.
Aug 29, 2007 @ 22:50
anyone kno if the "La Life" release tee is still available?
thanks
Aug 30, 2007 @ 07:33
ye i need this too..
Aug 30, 2007 @ 20:56
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.
Aug 31, 2007 @ 01:13
how much was the lalife tee
Aug 31, 2007 @ 11:33
alife fell off
Aug 31, 2007 @ 18:44
how much was the lalife tee


with tax 43 and change.
Sep 01, 2007 @ 00:38
BAPE and ALIFE in LA? awwwww snaps.
Sep 01, 2007 @ 02:41
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.
Sep 01, 2007 @ 04:31
i think thats just the triple digit weather catching up with you, haha. fuck summer heatwaves.
Sep 02, 2007 @ 10:15
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?
Sep 02, 2007 @ 12:52
it is supposedly only a pop up store that explains the layout
Sep 02, 2007 @ 13:48
So how do you get to buy something or look at something behind the glass? ><
Sep 02, 2007 @ 21:05
LAlife tees all sold out. Went to get one today. Bwaaah. Bitches.
Sep 05, 2007 @ 03:47
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Fast Eddie
Sep 06, 2007 @ 21:37
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
Sep 07, 2007 @ 17:49
I'll [hopefully] be up there tomorrow morning. Sucks that they're all out of the "LAlife" tees, though. I'ma ask them if they ever plan on re-stocking.
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