I'm not sure what I'm conflating here. Basically I'm trying to lay out a number of possible reasons why someone would pay more for a particular item. So it could be that it's got a more interesting design and they're paying for creativity, or better quality in terms of materials and construction, or wanting to be associated with the brand/lifestyle, or higher costs because of limited production volumes and distribution, etc. And the argument I'm putting forth, is that I don't understand how anyone can believe they're paying more because of the items quality of materials (as they relate only to durability) or construction.
Really depends on your aesthetic, I would say. Some people are going to have different ideals. For instance, people who go for that heritage lumberjack look with the flannel and work boots and heavyweight denim probably care more about durability than much of anything else. And people who like that aesthetic can spend quite alot of money on it, just look at the cost of that repro Japanese denim.
The argument has been done to death though, and at the end of the day there needs to be a balance between decent quality (subjective word, I know) and whatever else we're paying for (unique design, etc). For example, I think its unacceptable for the sole to peel after a week of wear on a pair of Rick Owens boots that probably cost upwards of $1,000, but everyone has a different line.
also i agree with reedo, you have an assload of clothes. i have two pairs of jeans, 4 suits, a stack of t-shirts, maybe 5 or 6 casual button up shirts, and maybe 6 pieces of outerwear? also a load of shoes. Damn writing it down makes me feel like i need to cop moar.
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dont we already have a post pictures of hot chicks thread?