Thanks for the tips, Synth. I might end up not adopting, since I'm not into smaller dogs but I won't have a lot of room for a medium dog, and a large dog is totally out of the question.
Does anybody know if there's a website where I could get a custom-printed sweater? I don't mean like a picture printed in the middle on the front, I mean like an all-over print such as this:
I remember once when I was younger my mom's now ex-boyfriend got a t-shirt printed similarly using a high-resolution photo that I sent him. It was a surprise gift because I was really into photography at the time, and I really liked it but it's too small for me now. I have no idea where he got it done and I'm no longer in contact with him since they broke up a few years ago.
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.
Agreed. I like to see what's out there (why I'm here) but designer markup is for people with a lot of disposable income. I think it's fine there are $250+ t-shirts and I would rather see rich folks spending their money than hording it. I will pay for quality but whether or not I like something does not always correlate to price. I also look for things that aren't trendy but have some style, high quality clothes should last a long time and not look out of date in a couple years. And patience is a virtue, I don't need more clothes and I'd guess nobody here does, so waiting for a sale or looking for alternatives can really pay off. I almost never pay more than 50% of retail and many times I pay a lot less if I'm lucky or buying used.
Thanks for the suggestions. I think top of my kop list would be a dark charcoal/black casual blazer with soft shoulders that'd look good with the collar up. Would playing the yoox game with these brands be the way to go here?