Ok, so take a look at this. It's a neck accessory from Sruli Recht that's made from bird wings.
It's a piece that's totally arbitrary and serves no purpose except for decoration and looks really strange. And yet it sits right next to a necktie, which is equally arbitrary and yet I don't think twice about it because I've been conditioned my whole life to think Ties Are Normal.
In an alternate universe, the birdwings could have been the Normal accessory. I could have been suiting up for a job interview and trying to choose the perfect pair of wings to go with my suit. And then I'd hop online and wince at a Sruli Recht Silk Band.
The purger in me is daring to sell off about a half dozen things from my closet. They're garments I really don't wear much, mostly Mister Freedom and some EG, but are so unique that I might periodically enjoy pulling them out of the closet to wear. Don't get me wrong, there is some MF, like my midnight denim peacoat, that I'll keep forever. But, I feel like I've moved on from looking like a full-on ship's captain. I'm torn.
In similar news, I was wondering how much I actually like my Nanamica duffle from last FW, until I tried it on over my Mallory jacket. Fuck me, it was a great fit, and it'll be an excellent overcoat this winter.
Sometimes, I feel like I don't appreciate what I have and truly like if there are items in my closet that I'm not sure I want to keep. I'm an all-or-nothing kind of person.
That was a fast fall-back to the old unsecure clowning. Seriously, why do you write like a highschool dropout 99% of the time?
Regarding your point, it is actually not untrue. But you are concentrating on a very select number of big (western) designers, and the same can definitly not be said for the majority of the community.
Not my fault MS007 doesn't like the baller du...better than you...lifestyle. In fact just because the guy has a QofS avatar, I even went out of my way to let him know how to go about it in this very thread. I wouldn't have the time/patience to spend trying to balance other accounts, like yourself
In the older threads I have come across you seem informative, you should probably give that a try again and drop the act