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Quote: The price is quite a bit higher than, say, Desmonds, but they have some very nice looking suits and tuxes (unfortunately, too pricey for this poor college student). What do these tuxes run and do you know the name?
Is there any place on the web or a chain where it's possible to rent formalwear from better brands, such as Zegna? I see them for sale all over the place, but I guess because of the cost of replacing them, no one rents them.
I never was a fan, but now I'm starting to see a few companies who are making driving shoes that I like, including Tod's and Donald Pliner and even the knockoff ones that J. Crew is selling. I've considered buying them on several occasions but have stopped myself each time because (A) I have a feeling that I'm too young for them and (B) I have no idea what I'd wear them with, other than khaki shorts. My jeans are pretty much all Diesel (Kratt) and I don't think they'd look...
Quote: A general rule of thumb: with designer stuff, most of the time, if it's logo-wear, it's fake.  There are exceptions of course, like Versace and Gaultier. I think that's a bad rule. Just look at D&G, Gucci (the belts, for instance), Prada Sport (at least the previous red stripe gear), Vuitton, or the female Dior stuff. They plaster their logos all over items other than handbags, although much less now than in previous seasons.
Quote: I myself am a rather large fan of Rene Magritte, and the allusion of "This is not a pipe." by Magritte I thought quite clever. The usage of this by D&G I think is soemwhat unoriginal. Don't give D&G too much credit guys. I thought of the depiction of the pipe also, but it said "This is a FAKE Dolce and Gabbana Shirt," not "This is not a Dolce and Gabbana shirt" (even so, the shirt is still not clever since the designer clearly would've...
Quote: I sort of like those, although I prefer that the joke be just a tad more sophisticated (such as the Stussy riffs on the Louis Vuitton logo). I have to agree, though, that, at $125 a tee-shirt, the joke is on the guy who bought it. Don't get me wrong here. I think the shirts are funny and it's nice that D&G has a sense of humor, but those who actually wear these shirts thinking they're 'fashionable' are rather pathetic.
What I think is the most tacky is the logowear that makes fun of logowear, specifically the Dolce and Gabbana stuff ("I am wearing a FAKE Dolce and Gabbana Shirt", spray-painted "X" over D&G logo, etc.). Do people who wear this think it's clever? Well, it's not. And at $125 for a t-shirt, I think these sort of items do nothing except show the wearer's lack of both originality and taste.
I ended up buying the glasses for $75. I'm not concerned with the imitation factor mostly because down here (in FL) most designer eyeware for guys (except in the nicer areas and by the beach) consists of Oakley and Ray-Ban. I do care about the brand name, but only because my experience with eyeware has been that designer glasses hold up better than their cheaper counterparts (I've had the same pair of Giorgio Armani eyeglasses for four years - quite a long time for me to...
You should always remember this: it may have taken your interviewer 30 or 40 years to get to the level they're at. It took them 40 years to be able to purchase the suit they're wearing or the house they live in. Many people are jealous of people who seem to be doing better than them, especially if that person is younger than they are. Having older relatives who have had to interview in the past, I can tell you of several instances where they'd come home and tell stories...
Thanks for the reply.  Yes, the make them in many colors (black, azure, brown, green, lime) for both men and women.  I feel better knowing at least one other male owns a pair of these glasses.  I also think that in blue, lime, and black, the glasses are more suited for a man (as women tend to often buy the brown ones). They're 90 on Bluefly, which I don't mind paying since they sell for $200-250 in the sunglass stores down here and aren't really offered cheaper...
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