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post #73006 of 103476
Blackbird's in-house scarves look pretty nice, but holy shit, some of that copy is a chore to work through if all you'd like to know are silly things such as material, dimensions, and color.
post #73007 of 103476
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

Walking to get my lunch today I was stopped by (presumably) an art school student who asked to take my picture, and the first thought that popped into my head was that I wished I was wearing something cooler.

 

It was only after she shoved her lens inches away from my face and took a few shots that I realized she probably wanted portraits of New Yorkers and for once it wasn't about my silly clothes.

 

I probably should get away from this site for a bit.

 

tl;dr: "I thought I was all about clothes, but as it turns out, I'm incredibly handsome! Has anyone else noticed this?"

post #73008 of 103476
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

Walking to get my lunch today I was stopped by (presumably) an art school student who asked to take my picture, and the first thought that popped into my head was that I wished I was wearing something cooler.

It was only after she shoved her lens inches away from my face and took a few shots that I realized she probably wanted portraits of New Yorkers and for once it wasn't about my silly clothes.

I probably should get away from this site for a bit.




I got hold of the picture definitely about your silly clothes. rejoice. you can try harder.


post #73009 of 103476
I want the white-ish gray scarf and the blood red.
post #73010 of 103476
Tween I want your godamn vest
post #73011 of 103476

$420.69  take it or leave it, chump foo.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

 

tl;dr: "I thought I was all about clothes, but as it turns out, I'm incredibly handsome! Has anyone else noticed this?"

 

 that's not what I meant and you know it!! bully

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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

I got hold of the picture definitely about your silly clothes. rejoice. you can try harder.

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Is it wrong I sort of like that jacket. shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Mr. Porter "dress for the occasion" Chinese New Year ad campaign. lol8[1].gif

http://www.mrporter.com/Shop/List/Chinese_New_Year

They are chinese they can afford it.


I walked past Chanel in Milano last year, there was aprox. 20 people in line to get in to the shop, all of them were chinese. rolleyes.gif
post #73013 of 103476
I finally took care of a fair number of financial obligations and am left with enough to cop something, but alas, everything on my want list is sold out. Oddly enough, it feels sort of good. Time for the contentedness thread perhaps.
post #73014 of 103476
I think Tween subconscious spoke out and means SF has inflated his ego and needs to take some time off, or change username again
post #73015 of 103476
I recently looked up a few of Nicholas Kristof's sweatshop pieces again and thought I would post a couple here in case people haven't seen them. Kristof regularly praises sweatshops and thinks they should be promoted rather than maligned. Have a look here and here, for instance.The TL;DNR version is this: sweatshops are good for people in developing countries because the work is much better (steadier, safer) than doing things like sifting through garbage dumps.

The argument always struck me as simplistic. Maybe working in a sweatshop is better than collecting trash to recycle, but factory workers in the developing world are often mistreated in other ways and the work still isn't good in and of itself (there are plenty of takedowns of Kristof's argument, like this one).

I started thinking about this because I'm reading Half the Sky, by Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, his wife. It talks a lot about the sex trade in places like India, and while many girls are kidnapped and trafficked into the sex trade, many others choose to become sex workers because they're just plain desperate. It's that or starve. And when you read about the psychological and physical abuse these women endure, you start to wonder if a sweatshop might not be better. Yes, plenty of sweatshops do awful things to their "employees" (that word is a euphemism here), like beat them and force abortions on pregnant workers. But plenty also just pay badly and make their employees work long hours. In a case like that, it's hard not to think it would be better for a woman to work there than deal with bad pay/long hours but doing so as a sex worker subject to regular violence and disease. Lesser of two evils, but it's still hard to justify.

Of course this would all be moot if sweatshops paid fair wages and offered healthcare and generally treated their workers like humans, but that's obviously not happening anytime soon. I don't know. In the meantime is it still better for a person to work for 15-hour days for $1.50 in a stifling but shaded room rather than sell their bodies or have to climb through rotting garbage in full sun all day? Sucks.

edit: I assume it's obvious why this is relevant to the forum. I imagine 99% of the people looking at this own/are wearing an article of clothing that was made in the developing world, and that implies a strong likelihood that it was made at a sweatshop. So when you see that "Made in India" tag or "Made in Thailand" tag, is it more ethical to buy or not?
post #73016 of 103476
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

Walking to get my lunch today I was stopped by (presumably) an art school student who asked to take my picture, and the first thought that popped into my head was that I wished I was wearing something cooler.

It was only after she shoved her lens inches away from my face and took a few shots that I realized she probably wanted portraits of New Yorkers and for once it wasn't about my silly clothes.

I probably should get away from this site for a bit.


Once I got stopped in the cafeteria in my college dorm by a journalism student who was doing a style report thing even though I was just in my lazy day jeans & sweater. patch[1].gif

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woodkid is awesome but i have a phobia of whales and the end of this video is literally my worst nightmare i couldn't even finish watching it uhoh.gif

post #73018 of 103476
New Dries is pricey peepwall[1].gif
post #73019 of 103476
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

... But plenty also just pay badly and make their employees work long hours. In a case like that, it's hard not to think it would be better for a woman to work there than deal with bad pay/long hours but doing so as a sex worker subject to regular violence and disease. Lesser of two evils, but it's still hard to justify.

Of course this would all be moot if sweatshops paid fair wages and offered healthcare and generally treated their workers like humans, but that's obviously not happening anytime soon. I don't know. In the meantime is it still better for a person to work for 15-hour days for $1.50 in a stifling but shaded room rather than sell their bodies or have to climb through rotting garbage in full sun all day? Sucks.

In many cases, working hard in tough conditions for crap pay is the better choice, by far, than the alternatives. Fair wages and healthcare? Most small manufacturing companies in the US don't offer these. And big organizations don't often do much better by their rank and file either. This includes organizations you'd expect might, like universities.

Incidentally, you don't have to leave the US to see crappy factories. It's easy to find them in LA.

And it's not just cheap goods either. A lot of high end clothing is made using piecework. Do you know how long it takes to make a handknit sweater? Or shape an finish a hat? And how much do you think knitters and hatters are making per piece? And btw, those workers get no healthcare either. And if they make enough mistakes, or don't work fast enough, they are making minimum wage or less, sometimes.
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Originally Posted by skintight View Post


Once I got stopped in the cafeteria in my college dorm by a journalism student who was doing a style report thing even though I was just in my lazy day jeans & sweater. patch%5B1%5D.gif

that is pretty standard for college "street style" reports. The Maneater here at Mizzou (which, full disclosure, I work for) has been doing street style slideshows since last semester and I have yet to see a guy in there I'd consider truly well-dressed. half the time it's just a guy in a huge button-up and khakis.

now that I think about it, maybe I should talk to the multimedia editor about getting that assignment...
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