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post #74251 of 97845
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Once every few weeks I look at mr porter's new arrivals and laugh at all the junk they buy. For several years I was conditioned to higher and higher prices and it reached an inflection point sometime last year. Now, instead of accepting this extortionate pricing structure I balk at the prices. I now look at most of this stuff with common sense and realize how grossly overpriced everything is. A t-shirt for 255? Spare me. Boots for $2000? No thanks, that's a caribbean vacation. Or a mortgage payment. Or a decent couch, two pairs is a sick couch. I don't know maybe I'm just burned out from all this shit since I'm content with everything I have and nothing nowadays holds a candle. This is why I really enjoy honest designers like stephan schneider, he allows you to look good and enjoy other pleasures without ripping you off. I place a high value on, well, value these days.

This is exactly what I've been doing lately. I put on some rick tees the other day and couldn't believe I paid that much for those pieces of cotton.
post #74252 of 97845
what about those $5,000 leather shirts that get released every season. those are worth it, right?
post #74253 of 97845

that dog is too awesome.

post #74254 of 97845
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Originally Posted by jet View Post


Once every few weeks I look at mr porter's new arrivals and laugh at all the junk they buy. For several years I was conditioned to higher and higher prices and it reached an inflection point sometime last year. Now, instead of accepting this extortionate pricing structure I balk at the prices. I now look at most of this stuff with common sense and realize how grossly overpriced everything is. A t-shirt for 255? Spare me. Boots for $2000? No thanks, that's a caribbean vacation. Or a mortgage payment. Or a decent couch, two pairs is a sick couch. I don't know maybe I'm just burned out from all this shit since I'm content with everything I have and nothing nowadays holds a candle. This is why I really enjoy honest designers like stephan schneider, he allows you to look good and enjoy other pleasures without ripping you off. I place a high value on, well, value these days.

As someone new to this "fashion world", it's a bit daunting.  For example, when browsing through WAYWT and Recent Purchases, I love seeing how well designer clothing drapes/fits and the interesting fabrics/cuts/materials, but the prices are generally so far out of my league that I feel like I'm watching professional sports haha.  I can enjoy seeing others play in the stadium of SF, but I'll just have to settle for playing in my backyard.

 

I guess I first went through a phase of needing to buy everything that I saw others buying.  I was so absorbed into this new world that I had to dive in head first!  Once the honeymoon phase wore off, I have just tried to find balance between good design and fair prices.  One can argue that pieces like TOJ actually have value in their craftsmanship and quality, but others are extravagantly priced just due to the name.  Being a student that juggles full time work and school, I have to realize that some of the great things I see on here I won't ever be able to afford (even on B&S). I just hope that I can somehow compromise without sacrificing decent design.  To that end, brands like Uniqlo and others in that vein have helped to build a (hopefully) solid foundation.  As money trickles in, maybe occasionally I can get a piece that I have had my eye on.

 

It's just an interesting paradox, because once I have amassed enough funds, sometimes the cycle of style has moved on. A delicate dance that I'm still slowly learning.

post #74255 of 97845

I'm on the same page as you insomniac. No way in hell am I going to pay $500 for a pair of sneakers. I think a lot of the trends on this site come from the social hype people feed off one another. There are always options out there. Become a good deal hunter and haggler and you can get some nice items for cheap. You won't be wearing any Lanvin or Margiela or Rick Owens but those names alone aren't synonymous with looking good.

post #74256 of 97845
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Originally Posted by insomniac341 View Post

As someone new to this "fashion world", it's a bit daunting.  For example, when browsing through WAYWT and Recent Purchases, I love seeing how well designer clothing drapes/fits and the interesting fabrics/cuts/materials, but the prices are generally so far out of my league that I feel like I'm watching professional sports haha.  I can enjoy seeing others play in the stadium of SF, but I'll just have to settle for playing in my backyard.

 

I guess I first went through a phase of needing to buy everything that I saw others buying.  I was so absorbed into this new world that I had to dive in head first!  Once the honeymoon phase wore off, I have just tried to find balance between good design and fair prices.  One can argue that pieces like TOJ actually have value in their craftsmanship and quality, but others are extravagantly priced just due to the name.  Being a student that juggles full time work and school, I have to realize that some of the great things I see on here I won't ever be able to afford (even on B&S). I just hope that I can somehow compromise without sacrificing decent design.  To that end, brands like Uniqlo and others in that vein have helped to build a (hopefully) solid foundation.  As money trickles in, maybe occasionally I can get a piece that I have had my eye on.

 

It's just an interesting paradox, because once I have amassed enough funds, sometimes the cycle of style has moved on. A delicate dance that I'm still slowly learning.

^this whole post + your recent post in WAYWT makes me pretty sure you won't have any trouble with this whole "fashion thing"
I'm a student too and know exactly what you mean, but you have a far better understanding of the whole thing than I did when I first got here (and I've turned out aight rolleyes.gif)

So just keep this mentality and be patient for deals (I've payed maybe 30-40% of the retail value of my wardrobe so it is very much doable) and you will be fine smile.gif

post #74257 of 97845
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Once every few weeks I look at mr porter's new arrivals and laugh at all the junk they buy. For several years I was conditioned to higher and higher prices and it reached an inflection point sometime last year. Now, instead of accepting this extortionate pricing structure I balk at the prices. I now look at most of this stuff with common sense and realize how grossly overpriced everything is. A t-shirt for 255? Spare me. Boots for $2000? No thanks, that's a caribbean vacation. Or a mortgage payment. Or a decent couch, two pairs is a sick couch. I don't know maybe I'm just burned out from all this shit since I'm content with everything I have and nothing nowadays holds a candle. This is why I really enjoy honest designers like stephan schneider, he allows you to look good and enjoy other pleasures without ripping you off. I place a high value on, well, value these days.

moar jet posts like this plz.
post #74258 of 97845
Someone recommend a pair of pants:

Mid to high rise
Loose top block
Tapered preferred but not necessary
post #74259 of 97845
What weight?
post #74260 of 97845
bcd u jokester
post #74261 of 97845
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Someone recommend a pair of pants:

Mid to high rise
Loose top block
Tapered preferred but not necessary

i just had some made for me devil.gif
even a 'traditional menswear' tailor can elongate the crotch and make them tapered satisfied.gif
post #74262 of 97845
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

What weight?

Are you talking about denim weight?

I am looking at cotton or wool. Nothing like denim re: APC et al
post #74263 of 97845
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

i just had some made for me devil.gif
even a 'traditional menswear' tailor can elongate the crotch and make them tapered satisfied.gif

would like to see details/the finished product if you can!
post #74264 of 97845
Sold the ice skater pants. I am going to miss them.

Also, want this bomber. Would remove the stupid tassles from the zippers tho.
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post #74265 of 97845
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Once every few weeks I look at mr porter's new arrivals and laugh at all the junk they buy. For several years I was conditioned to higher and higher prices and it reached an inflection point sometime last year. Now, instead of accepting this extortionate pricing structure I balk at the prices. I now look at most of this stuff with common sense and realize how grossly overpriced everything is. A t-shirt for 255? Spare me. Boots for $2000? No thanks, that's a caribbean vacation. Or a mortgage payment. Or a decent couch, two pairs is a sick couch. I don't know maybe I'm just burned out from all this shit since I'm content with everything I have and nothing nowadays holds a candle. This is why I really enjoy honest designers like stephan schneider, he allows you to look good and enjoy other pleasures without ripping you off. I place a high value on, well, value these days.

I may have become old or seen to many posts by MoK, but I have stopped caring about whats in style and just focus on classic quality pieces I wont get tired of.

Brands like Inverallan, Albam etc. prove have grossly overpriced other brands are.
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