Tuesday, August 31, 2010





Sanrio + Doc Martens

Now that GF has basically become a footwear blog, I can tell you all about these amazing boots I want to buy. The perfect shoes to wear with my romper collection (...NOT! the rompers post wasn't about me personally).

Shoe alert via.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fancy Boots

I’ve noticed both Seinfeld and shoes are held in high regard on Gone Fashion’, so what better to blog about than shoes seen on Seinfeld? Sounds like a winning duo to me.  This Laundromat* scene comes from “The Seinfeld Chronicles” (Pilot episode), where Jerry and George are discussing whether one can “over dry” clothes.  The shoes in question are not worn by a main character, rather an extra whom George asks for confirmation that you can indeed over dry clothes:IMG_0003

A closer look:

I’m a big fan of these boots and wish I could get a pair myself!However, I don’t think I could get behind her all blue ensemble…

Speaking of boots, check out these beautiful Stetsons I came across in Pinedale, WY last month:

And if you’re feeling a bit more festive:

*Today I learned that Laundromat is technically a proper noun.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Surprisingly Vintage Red Wing Boots Hold Their Value / Clarks You Are Over Rated and Hurt My Feet

I m not sure how everyone feels about this but I ve been buying used shoes off of ebay for about 4 years now. Weird? Maybe a little. Cheap? Usually.
But who would of thought that old Red Wing boots would be this expensive?
Would you look at these prices! Upwards of $50!
Is anyone surprised by this?
Call me frugal but anything over $50 is too much for a used pair of boots.

I ve been wearing Clark's Desert Boots for one year now and I've noticed two things about them
1- People love to stop me and comment on how comfortable they are- "Hey, I wore those in the 70's and they are really comfortable." "Oh you're wearing Desert Boots, I love them so"
2- How much they hurt my feet.

I ve come to the conclusion that these shoes are the modern day emperor's clothes. People have been convincing each other since the 40's that these shoes that hurt my arches and make my feet sweat are comfortable.

Enough is enough people. Let's all admit to ourselves that Clark's suck dick.

Quick Poll

Rompers: pro or con?

Formal or casual?

Short or long?

Rompers on guys?


Friday, August 20, 2010

Vibram FiveFingers: Barefoot Running Shoes Selling Out Fast

If you want to run barefoot, you have two options. You can either run without wearing shoes, or you can wear a pair of Vibram FiveFingers barefoot runningshoes.
For many runners, they only have the first choice. Vibram FiveFingers shoes are increasingly hard to get. Vibram created these barefoot running shoes a few years ago, but now that they have become so popular, Vibram is having a hard time keeping up with the demand.
CNN reports that Vibram is a 75-year old Italian company, that is best known for making soles for high end boots. But 6 years ago, Robert Fliri approached the company with a shoe that could hardly be called a shoe. It is better described as a foot glove.
Vibram FiveFingers shoes give you the feeling of running barefoot, but protect your feet from dirt and abrasions. The shoes were brought to the market in 2006. Times Magazine named the barefoot running shoes one of the best health inventions of 2007. And last year, Christopher McDougall’s book ‘Born to Run’ praised Vibram’s new shoes, as well as the benefits of barefoot running.
This year, a study by Harvard gave even more praise to the benefits of barefoot running, which made Vibram FiveFingers barefoot shoes an even bigger hit.
The Guardian reports that shoe runners tend to land on the heel of their foot, where barefoot runners tend to land on the ball of their foot. Over time, constant pressure on the heel can cause injuries, like ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints and even back problems.
The shoes cost around $75 to $125. Vibram is expanding its operations to try and meet demands.
But for the time being, if you see a pair of these shoes, buy them while you have the chance…or just go running barefoot.

End of the line for American Apparel?


via Phawker


LOS ANGELES TIMES: The change of accountants “was definitely not anything sinister,” Schey said in an interview. “It has nothing to do with them coming across evidence of fraud or anything of that nature.” American Apparel disclosed July 28 that Deloitte had resigned as the company’s accountant. The apparel firm noted that Deloitte had reported previously that the company had weaknesses in its internal financial reporting controls. The clothing firm also said Deloitte had told it that further investigations might affect the reliability of its previous audit reports and the underlying financial statements for 2009. Word of the subpoena came as the firm also issued a warning that its second-quarter earnings are expected to show a loss and said that in the coming year there is “substantial doubt that the company will be able to continue as a going concern.” The company did not report earnings Tuesday but said it expected quarterly operating losses of $5 million to $7 million, compared with a profit of $7.3 million a year earlier. Known for its racy advertising and colorful basics, American Apparel has been plagued over the last year by falling sales, plummeting earnings and run-ins with immigration and financial regulatory authorities. The company also said Tuesday that it might be delisted from theNew York Stock Exchange because it will not be able to file its second-quarter earnings report in time following the change in auditors, after having already failed to file its first-quarter earnings before the deadline. MORE
FINANCIAL TIMES: Under Dov Charney [pictured, right], its 41-year old chief executive, the company has created a global chain of more than 280 retail dov.jpgstores in 20 countries in only seven years. Its public profile – which rivals brands with sales far above its 2009 revenues of $558m – has been raised by controversy over Mr Charney’s style, which has included talking openly about his own views on sex in the office, and promoting the sale of sexually explicit magazines in the company’s stores. But American Apparels’ fortunes have deteriorated sharply since it was required last summer by US immigration inspectors to dismiss about 1,500 workers in Los Angeles – or about a quarter of the workforce – because they lacked proper work documents. In March its shares fell sharply after it warned that it could not give earnings or revenue guidance for the current year because of factors including “the substantial impact of the reduced manufacturing efficiency”. Preliminary first-quarter results, delivered in May, showed its quarterly loss had risen to $17.6m from $3.9m. Comparable sales at its stores fell 10 per cent, in part because of product supply shortages. It carried $83.3m in debt at the end of 2009, and is paying annual interest of 17 per cent on the $65m it owes Lion Capital. Its shares, trading at $4 a year ago, have dropped to less than $1.50. MORE
NEW YORK POST: Yesterday, American Apparel warned in a securities filing that it “may not have sufficient liquidity necessary to sustain operations for the next 12 months.” One source close to the situation said American Apparel’s prospects for new financing are “mixed” as the credit markets remain tight but added that funding is still “available at a price.” The retailer is struggling in part because of the punishing interest rate it’s paying on a $91 million loan from Lion Capital, which hiked the rate to 17 percent from 15 percent in June. The British-based investment firm has locked horns with Charney repeatedly as it has kept a tight lid on spending. American Apparel’s beaten-down shares yesterday tumbled 36 cents to an all-time low of $1.03. MORE
FINANCIAL TIMES: Such a move could be accompanied by Mr Charney standing down, as any interested party may well want a higher degree of control than Lion’s arrangement. Mr Charney owns 53 per cent of the stock and, while Lion holds warrants that could give it control of 18 per cent of the company, it is required to vote with Mr Charney on board decisions. MORE

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Let's Talk: Loungewear

Today is a loungin' day for me. Just back from a busy long school/work trip, a little bit ill, killing time while I finish a book and wait to go to the's crucial that I have the right loungewear for this hot Sunday.

Most of the time this consists of a t-shirt + gym shorts, but there are catalogs telling me I can do better. Like this?

Or perhaps these ladies have the style:
(just kidding. not sure what's up with those high necklines)
This is more my speed...if only I had hundreds of dollars (adjusted for inflation from 1934) to spend on my loungewear budget:
[photo via]

What do you wear on your sicky lazy days off?? I wanna know!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Gadzooks, Inc. was a mall-based clothing retailer aimed at teenagers based in Carrollton, Texas. It was founded in 1983 as a t-shirt business owned by Texas businessmen, Jerry Szczepanski and Larry Titus. After achieving success, Gadzooks expanded its product line to sell a broader assortment of clothing aimed at teenagers. The company logo included the Volkswagen Beetle and all stores had a life-size version of part of a Beetle inside. In 2003, it dropped its shrinking male clothing line to focus exclusively on female clothing. Eventually, Gadzooks filed for bankruptcy twice. In March 2005, Forever 21 purchased the chain and closed underperforming stores, reducing the number of locations from 243 to about 150. The chain is considered defunct and operates as part of the Forever 21 chain (Gadzooks21 and 21Men)." - (internet)

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Ultimate Accessory

I’ve never been able to accessorize well. I get so anxious when it comes to putting outfits together in the first place—forget about adding necklaces, earrings, hats, scarves, or even like, cool-colored nail polish or belts on top of that!!! Plus, let’s be real, nothing can make an entire ensemble made out of t-shirt material really look that much better.

Last year I found out I needed glasses. Holy shit, I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to go to a doctor of any sort so much in my life! I split for the LensCrafters optometrist immediately. Like any mid-twenties ex-Weezer fan, glasses represented the ultimate in cool, and I had forayed into fake ones more often than I care to admit on the road to my First Real Pair.

However, glasses are expensive as shit! I totally got ripped off, and was never happy with the frames forced on me by the horrid saleswoman at LC. Too masculine, too rectangular, too “designer-y.” I didn’t know any better!

I recently found out about Warby Parker. OMG, look how cute these glasses are! Look how Rachel Leigh Cook this girl is! I bought both of these pairs.

They are simple yet snazzy, and—the best part—are only $95 with lenses and you can get a full refund if you’re unhappy! If you aren’t put off by how preppy their website is, I recommend you do the “virtual try-on” with some of the sillier frames. What did we do before internet shopping?!

Glasses make everyone look a bit more polished and put together, without any of the risks involved with other accessory selection or placement! Rather than making a bold statement, glasses-wearers can say, “Oh, my glasses are cool? I’m not trying to be cool. I need them to see, ok?”

And I know what you’re thinking—yes, they’ll put fake lenses in for you.

Sunday, August 8, 2010