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Desperate to find the perfect-fitting pair of jeans? Acustom Apparel uses high-tech 3D scanners to make a pair specifically tailored to your body. We sent our own Ramona Emerson to try it out:
The custom clothing company makes made-to-order suits using a $10,000 body scanner, which creates a 3D model of your body, accurate to one-eighth of an inch. Their jeans line is still in beta-testing, but they invited me to “design” a pair.
At first glance the scanner looked like an airport security X-ray — after all the TSA horror stories in the news, I was a bit hesitant to get inside in only underwear. But co-founder Jamal Motlagh was quick to point out that the machine is not an X-ray: it uses 23 cameras and plain white light to determine the shape of the body inside the box. The digital model it creates is not a photographic representation, but a scattergram of pixels, showing shape, not cellulite.
The process was quick, private and painless. You simply stand in the box while lights go on and off and Mozart’s “Symphony in G Minor” plays. In less than 30 seconds, the scanner recorded 200,000 data points from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. Having data on the whole body, as opposed to a traditional tailor’s eight hip and leg measurements, allows Acustom to reposition back pockets and make the most of each person’s uniquely challenging backside, among other finer tunings.
Photos by Kate Lacey for The Daily
Who’s the new king of fashion: Raf Simons at Christian Dior or Hedi Slimane at YSL?
We stacked up the two designers after their much-buzzed-about ready to wear shows at Paris Fashion Week.
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Just snap a pic of something with old-school ambiance, tag it in Instagram with #thedailyvintage and you’re entered to win a Coach Bleeker Legacy Leather Courier Bag. So get ‘gramming!
Everybody knows manners are almost nonexistent online. But manners start with you! Anna Post, etiquette expert and great-great-granddaughter to Emily, shared with us a few modernized rules, the rules of text-iquette:
Is it OK to post photos of a friend’s or a relative’s kids?
You should ask first. The best time to ask is when you take the photo, or if they get dropped off say, “We might post some photos of the party online, is that OK?”
Is it OK to tag other people at a location?
As a rule, you shouldn’t share other peoples’ information. It could be as simple as posting on their Facebook wall, “I’m so sorry about your father,” when that hasn’t been posted by them yet.
Is it OK to have your phone on the table at dinner?
The fact that it will light up is like a ticking time bomb waiting to interrupt. You should be giving your attention to the person you’re scheduled to be with. We are all busy and have to juggle jobs and kids, so maybe start by saying, “There’s one email I might have to respond to.” Set that expectation and stick to it.
Is it OK to use your phone on a date?
If you’re using it to research something together — movie times or something you were talking about — that’s a smart and cooperative use of technology, as opposed to using it to contact other people. Talking to somebody else during a date, however you’re doing that, is not OK.
Which situations should be technology dead zones?
Weddings and funerals. They are really about being in the moment with the people around you. Maybe you’ll take photos at a wedding with your phone, but otherwise there’s really no reason to. I’ve heard great stories about people Skyping into weddings, but that can be very distracting. Etiquette is all about how it affects the people around you.
Bet you didn’t know there was more than one way to fold a pocket square. (In fact, there are three.)
Luis Estevez was once a god of American fashion design, with a dedicated circle of devotees within the glitterati and a trophy case full of impressive firsts. But you’ve probably never heard of him or his incredible creations … until now. Emma Barker tracked down the forgotten legend to share his story before it disappears.
Several pitch meetings later, I was waiting for Luis Estevez himself in the courtyard of a Santa Barbara hotel. He has left only the faintest trace on the Internet, and finding him required a dusting off of my Dewey decimal skills. Famous historical figures have biographers to fill in their gaps. Many of Estevez’s peers — Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Kenneth Jay Lane — have stretched their fashion careers well into their seventh and eighth decades, employing publicity teams to populate Wikipedia pages and manage Twitter accounts. Estevez has neither a biographer nor a publicity team, nor has he had a label since the late ’90s. But with each new detail I uncovered, the 83-year-old designer seemed more and more fashion’s forgotten god. It’s shocking his name isn’t on the lips of every stylist and street-style blogger: If Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, then Estevez is sexy’s progenitor.
We chatted with Julia Jacobson, 26, on her way to the Kaelen show at New York Fashion Week. She works for the online retail www.nmrkt.com
What are you wearing?
JACKET: Comme des Garçon
PANTS: Comme des Garçon
SHOES: Alexander Wang
SUNGLASSES: Super Retro Future
NAILS: Givenchy themed
JEWELRY: “Its all borrowed! I can’t remember the designers though.”
What do you think is the best way to stay warm and fashionable during the winter?
Fur. But vintage only! I have a floor length leopard print vintage fur coat. It weighs 25 pounds!. If I could, I would live in it.”
Where do you find inspiration for your style?
“Blogs. I like menswear ones, like www.novh.us”
Photographs and Interview by Taylor Jewell