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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I'm sure Fok knows, but a lot of companies will produce things just to get press. It's not really a serious line.

Some of the mayor department stores had thongs for 7 year olds a couple years ago, they got dragged the entire way through the media machine and back again.





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No vis: Ridiculously big goldchain, ridiculously big gucci-glasses

Are those $865 Buscemi sneakers?
Edited by Find Finn - 1/28/15 at 9:53am
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I'm sure Fok knows, but a lot of companies will produce things just to get press. It's not really a serious line.

Bespoke shoemaker G.J. Cleverley recently did a Kingsman slipper for Mr. Porter (Kingsman meaning the movie). It's a $650 slipper and there's a huge Kingsman logo on the toe, which is ridiculous. I don't think there were that many produced, however, and I don't think it's something actually intended to be sold for profit. Everyone involved will take some kind of loss on the production, but it's made to help raise the profile of Cleverley, Porter, and the Kingsman film. It's probably cheaper than the usual ads and affiliate marketing dollars companies have to spend for these things.

Or take something a little more relatable, like when KFC does some ridiculous bacon stuffed fried chicken sausage burger. They're not actually intending for that many people to order it. They're using it as a way to generate publicity
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good point, it def sprked a discussion
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Some of the mayor department stores had thongs for 7 year olds a couple years ago, they got dragged the entire way through the media machine and back again.
Are those $865 Buscemi sneakers?

who the heck is that in the pics you quoted?
post #104793 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I'm sure Fok knows, but a lot of companies will produce things just to get press. It's not really a serious line.

Bespoke shoemaker G.J. Cleverley recently did a Kingsman slipper for Mr. Porter (Kingsman meaning the movie). It's a $650 slipper and there's a huge Kingsman logo on the toe, which is ridiculous. I don't think there were that many produced, however, and I don't think it's something actually intended to be sold for profit. Everyone involved will take some kind of loss on the production, but it's made to help raise the profile of Cleverley, Porter, and the Kingsman film. It's probably cheaper than the usual ads and affiliate marketing dollars companies have to spend for these things.

Or take something a little more relatable, like when KFC does some ridiculous bacon stuffed fried chicken sausage burger. They're not actually intending for that many people to order it. They're using it as a way to generate publicity.

That could be it, but I've seen entire racks full of pint sized MA+ and whatever boots.  And while it seems silly if we take the "ethos" of such brands at face value, it makes a lot more sense if we just assume that clothing companies are there primarily to make money, which they are.  High end children's boutiques have been a good buisness for a long time.  While most of them are not at the same price level as an MA+, Marc Jacobs kids (I should know, my daughters have some of his stuff), Armani Junior, etc... are thriving, if small, parts of those businesses.  People reluctant to spend on themselves will often splurge on their kids.  

 

So I don't think that MA+ bambino is that much of an anomaly.  I don't think that it hurts their credibility, either, and it bolsters their bottom line, which is important in a sector where a lot of their core fans cannot, in fact, afford, their goods.  That's why the secondary market for designers like MA+ and Aabunchofnumbers is so large compared to the actual size of that market.  For all the anti-consumerist rhetoric found on Stylezeitgeist, the most active part of that forum is their B&S section.  The Venn diagram of people who can afford MA+ at retail and those who want MA+ is probably shockingly low, and you'd have to include middle aged dickheads like @Mr. Moo and myself (I like and buy their accessories - belts, wallets, bracelets, etc...) in that number.

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who the heck is that in the pics you quoted?


Random swedish wannabe rapper person, I don't know KOY posted the pic.
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That could be it, but I've seen entire racks full of pint sized MA+ and whatever boots.  And while it seems silly if we take the "ethos" of such brands at face value, it makes a lot more sense if we just assume that clothing companies are there primarily to make money, which they are.  High end children's boutiques have been a good buisness for a long time.  While most of them are not at the same price level as an MA+, Marc Jacobs kids (I should know, my daughters have some of his stuff), Armani Junior, etc... are thriving, if small, parts of those businesses.  People reluctant to spend on themselves will often splurge on their kids.  

So I don't think that MA+ bambino is that much of an anomaly.  I don't think that it hurts their credibility, either, and it bolsters their bottom line, which is important in a sector where a lot of their core fans cannot, in fact, afford, their goods.  That's why the secondary market for designers like MA+ and Aabunchofnumbers is so large compared to the actual size of that market.  For all the anti-consumerist rhetoric found on Stylezeitgeist, the most active part of that forum is their B&S section.  The Venn diagram of people who can afford MA+ at retail and those who want MA+ is probably shockingly low, and you'd have to include middle aged dickheads like @Mr. Moo
 and myself (I like and buy their accessories - belts, wallets, bracelets, etc...) in that number.

Aabunchofnumbers = lol8[1].gif

good points
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Random swedish wannabe rapper person, I don't know KOY posted the pic.

horrific picture!
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

That could be it, but I've seen entire racks full of pint sized MA+ and whatever boots.  And while it seems silly if we take the "ethos" of such brands at face value, it makes a lot more sense if we just assume that clothing companies are there primarily to make money, which they are.  High end children's boutiques have been a good buisness for a long time.  While most of them are not at the same price level as an MA+, Marc Jacobs kids (I should know, my daughters have some of his stuff), Armani Junior, etc... are thriving, if small, parts of those businesses.  People reluctant to spend on themselves will often splurge on their kids.  

So I don't think that MA+ bambino is that much of an anomaly.  I don't think that it hurts their credibility, either, and it bolsters their bottom line, which is important in a sector where a lot of their core fans cannot, in fact, afford, their goods.  That's why the secondary market for designers like MA+ and Aabunchofnumbers is so large compared to the actual size of that market.  For all the anti-consumerist rhetoric found on Stylezeitgeist, the most active part of that forum is their B&S section.  The Venn diagram of people who can afford MA+ at retail and those who want MA+ is probably shockingly low, and you'd have to include middle aged dickheads like @Mr. Moo
 and myself (I like and buy their accessories - belts, wallets, bracelets, etc...) in that number.

Today I learned that I'm middle aged.

BRB, going to cry.
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horrific picture!


He looks like Flava Flav's cousin.
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I thought fok was riding around pitti in a real scooter, I thought we were scooter buddies now, why not just use a skateboard instead

also forgot this small and bit dingy chinesse? restaurant on valencia?, like 10 tables or so, food was good, crowd was 20's-40's and the music was great, just cant remember the name
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always enjoy seeing that guy popping up on streetstyle blogs during pfw

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adidas' top challenge: make the brand cool again in the US http://fortune.com/2015/01/22/adidas-usa-turnaround-plan/
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ADIDAS
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Wait, so, he recreated Apple Bottoms?

It did ring a bell but I had to google the brand. I think I just popculturefailed.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Today I learned that I'm middle aged.

BRB, going to cry.

Dude, I have no idea how old you really are, but you seemed to have been born middle aged.  You embrace the idea of middle age.  You run towards it's comfortable cocoon.  Every three posts you mention that you have two kids and a career and you know, are not an irresponsible kid.  Your main criticism of most looks is "Are you going to wear that to Starbucks?  Where do you work?"  I mean, I'm not here to criticize you for that - some people were just born that way.

 

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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

It did ring a bell but I had to google the brand. I think I just popculturefailed.

I too, have a black friend? (0) or (10).

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Hey I know a bunch of black people, they're not afro-americans though, which I guess counts.
post #104805 of 109053
So wtf happened with winter storm Juno?. It seems like the most extreme was about 6".
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