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post #54091 of 109053
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

this holds true for all of Canada.

nah man i'm sure labrador has some HARDDDDCOOOOORE julius fans
post #54092 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post


in terms of clothes and the question i posed, i think i have come to the point where i have money to buy things i want, but sort of defeats the purpose of that MFing and grinding to search for my grail pieces. MFing, magic finding i.e. diablo 2 anyone? i always think MMORPGs are the best analogies to fashion or the larger community such as SF. it gets a bit dry once you have reached that point where you find all the gear you want for your avatar and start just living in the clothes you wear, or in MMORPGs term, PKing other players? You log-on your account, PvP, boss raid and loot the spoils; you have your moment of fun and excitement then sign off

i do this all the time. I need to finish FFXI story missions.
post #54093 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

i always think MMORPGs are the best analogies to fashion or the larger community such as SF. it gets a bit dry once you have reached that point where you find all the gear you want for your avatar and start just living in the clothes you wear, or in MMORPGs term, PKing other players? You log-on your account, PvP, boss raid and loot the spoils; you have your moment of fun and excitement then sign off

I like to think that Styleforum is a kinder community where the people with leet gear help the noobies by rushing them (and not even asking for forge) and doing endless Diablo/Baal runs to help them get on that level.

Then again, maybe some just go around pking. happy.gif
post #54094 of 109053
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

nah man i'm sure labrador has some HARDDDDCOOOOORE julius fans

I was reading an article in Maclean's today about the recent surge of Antwerp six apparel among the prarie oilsand workers
post #54095 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

air-mess is the correct pronunciation
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

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it is

Herr Mess smile.gif RJ and I just call it Herpès.
post #54096 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Herr Mess smile.gif RJ and I just call it Herpès.

relevant
post #54097 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Noctone View Post

Ah. Well I think as long as you had a web presence it might be doable. He's not catering to the same aesthetic as you would but you might want to see how well Platypus does with his shop that he's opening up in March.

Not sure this would help. For example, look how much something like Attachment costs in the states. A ¥20,000 pair of jeans becomes like $600. If you're going to buy online, why not just proxy it? Or am I just deluded and really few people know about proxying?

I just have a hard time swallowing that hardcore fans of Japanese brands are willing to pay US retail prices unless they're really rich.
post #54098 of 109053
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

in terms of clothes and the question i posed, i think i have come to the point where i have money to buy things i want, but sort of defeats the purpose of that MFing and grinding to search for my grail pieces. MFing, magic finding i.e. diablo 2 anyone? i always think MMORPGs are the best analogies to fashion or the larger community such as SF. it gets a bit dry once you have reached that point where you find all the gear you want for your avatar and start just living in the clothes you wear, or in MMORPGs term, PKing other players? You log-on your account, PvP, boss raid and loot the spoils; you have your moment of fun and excitement then sign off

Ah, I used to play D2 back in the day. There was a kind soul (probably about half my age for all I know) who would rush me for free and helped me get a lot more gear and whatnot. At a certain point, though, I became what you could call middle-class - I wasn't ladder-ranking material, but I had enough going on that I could get through a decent amount of stuff on my own without being killed and I was often one of the bigger guys in group quests. While the game certainly became less frustrating at that point, it also lost a certain amount of charm and excitement. I could keep going and searching for grails that I could use or trade (which rarely turned up), but that was about it...just slugging along the same routine, hoping something worth getting excited about would turn up (it rarely did).

Then they reset the ladder and I never played again.

Also, at some point, I figured out that I'd rather get out of the apartment and see people than spend all my time staring into a computer screen.
post #54099 of 109053
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

Not sure this would help. For example, look how much something like Attachment costs in the states. A ¥20,000 pair of jeans becomes like $600. If you're going to buy online, why not just proxy it? Or am I just deluded and really few people know about proxying?
I just have a hard time swallowing that hardcore fans of Japanese brands are willing to pay US retail prices unless they're really rich.
That's a fair point, and probably especially so in Montreal (whereas in NYC you could probably get a fair amount of 'ah fuck it I'm in New York, I'm buying it' business). I would guess that, in general, a small percentage of people know about proxying and an even smaller percentage will actually utilize it, but that logic probably doesn't really apply when it comes to niche Japanese brands. I guess it would depend somewhat on if you were looking at solely carrying Japanese brands, or if you were willing to mix in some brands from the Western Hemisphere to balance out your business (sort of like BiG does). Customers being able to more easily return items would add some value, too (albeit to a limited extent).
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wtt soj for gats
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wish i could PK half of you
post #54102 of 109053
Back then, nothing made me happier than to play D2 or Starcaft after coming home from school.
post #54103 of 109053
Team Fortress Classic all day every day, those were the days !

Now its just Quake Live for an hour at the office after work :| Instagib CTF
post #54104 of 109053
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

Not sure this would help. For example, look how much something like Attachment costs in the states. A ¥20,000 pair of jeans becomes like $600. If you're going to buy online, why not just proxy it? Or am I just deluded and really few people know about proxying?
I just have a hard time swallowing that hardcore fans of Japanese brands are willing to pay US retail prices unless they're really rich.
Wow, I knew the US stockists marked up their offerings, but I didn't realize it was that bad. Another example- I just noticed The Archive is carrying this KKA jacket, previously priced at 49,350 "yen dollars" (sup chronbong) or around $611 USD, for $1240.

So the question is- does the clientele of American/Canadian stockists deem the in-store experience, the customer service, the ability to try the stuff on worth the expense? Or do they just not know better or not care?
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i get what your're saying toasty. did you ever have that mod where you can generate the greatest gear and equip it to your guy? it just became too easy. ...but sometimes you log on and your character was left with nothing lol laugh.gif
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