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post #91 of 152
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I've gotten quite a few comments about my APC Cures. .... A few weeks ago a salesperson in a ridiculous Vancouver BC department store asked me if they were Prada.
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I hate being asked where I get clothing. Everytime it goes like this: person:"Wow! Nice *item of clothing*! Where'd you get it?" me:"Uh, thanks. The internet..." person:"Oh..." What's the point of saying something like Context, Farinelli's, Denim Bar? They've never heard of it and saying that you got a pair of jeans from "Farinelli's" sounds pretty pretentious in person when talking to a random person.
Ok, then tell me:...
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Them: Hey, I like your [article of clothing]! Where'd you get it? You: Thanks! I got my [article of clothing] from a small online shop called Context. If you google "Context clothing," they'll probably be the first result. The price was good, and they took good care of my order. You should look 'em up.
...how is that is pretentious? If I complimented somebody's clothing and they responded in such a manner, I'd be pleased at such a helpful response; why would I ask where they got the item if I wasn't interested in acquiring one myself? Not only that, but they would also be referring a potential customer to an quality small business which, with the economy as it is, is probably needed. [edit: And you know, now that I think about it, if the person's response was simply to say "the internet," I would probably think THAT was a little pretentious, as if they were being evasive because they didn't want somebody else having the same article or something. :shrug:] How would such a response be anything other than win-win?
post #92 of 152
the other day someone complimented me on my "red lines"
post #93 of 152
Whenever I take my jeans off people always comment that it looks like theres a ghost inside
post #94 of 152
Occasionally... but usually the pieces that are accompanying the denim, be they outerwear, sweaters, shirts, ties (rarely) or shoes are getting most of the attention, which is fine with me. Jeans should fit and look good, but not stand out overmuch. Most of the compliments I've received on my jeans have been while at work (a bar), where the uniform was dark jeans, black sneakers / running shoes and one of the bar's shirts. I imagine the only reason they were noticeable in that context was that the rest of the uniform was boring and they fit better than the shirt.
post #95 of 152
When i wear my black wax coated jeans i've gotten a few times at a party/bar "dude, are you wearing leather pants? that's awesome" *high five*
post #96 of 152
Mostly I just get flak, but hey, not everyone has the extra brainpower to apply some of it to looking good. The people I associate with tend to wear the average high school crap and since my stuff isn't the same, I don't get brownie points. I do have one friend who wears True Religion, but only so he can tell chicks he payed $300 for them. My own denim usually just get ignored, unhelped by the fact that I tend to be pretty quiet and none of my friends are that interested in clothes.
post #97 of 152
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
When i wear my black wax coated jeans i've gotten a few times at a party/bar "dude, are you wearing leather pants? that's awesome" *high five*

That's the only comment I can remember getting other than "nice jeans", with my Slim jim DBC.
post #98 of 152
my co-workers have commented me on my nice "shiny jeans" (black nudie slim jim's pre-washing, levi's 514s (coated? they're shiny).

Oddly enough, I've gotten more compliments in my "designer" jeans (MEK) with obnoxious logos and contrast stitching than anything else.

Most of the time, people notice my shoes or my shirts more often than my jeans, though, which, like another poster, is generally my intent.
post #99 of 152
I go to an inner city school, and I'm often told my coated jeans are "high tech." And I'm told that I'm the only white boy with style.
post #100 of 152
No people out here are more impressed by True Religions and Affliction than they are by good denim although one time i did have a cute hipster chick tell me I had on nice self edge flatheads.
post #101 of 152
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Originally Posted by Surfrider View Post
...how is that is pretentious? If I complimented somebody's clothing and they responded in such a manner, I'd be pleased at such a helpful response; why would I ask where they got the item if I wasn't interested in acquiring one myself? Not only that, but they would also be referring a potential customer to an quality small business which, with the economy as it is, is probably needed. [edit: And you know, now that I think about it, if the person's response was simply to say "the internet," I would probably think THAT was a little pretentious, as if they were being evasive because they didn't want somebody else having the same article or something. :shrug:] How would such a response be anything other than win-win?
The people who usually comment on my jeans are ghetto black girls that I've never met before. I've told them Context or Farinelli's before and they just look at me and think that I'm some rich white boy. edit: also when they ask me what they are and I respond with Kicking Mule Workshops or Kicking Mule Workshop Rockers they look at me like I just talked to them in a different language
post #102 of 152
Only my friends who I talk about my denim with really comment on them, but it's always in affirmation of the fact that that they're pretty nice. I definitely get lots of looks at my suburban high school though. I'm not sure how many are envious or otherwise but I take their bewildered glances as confirmation I'm doing something right either way. Funnily enough the one time a female friend (who is all about the TR, 7 image) commented on my jeans and I responded that they were Dior, she seemed to decide they were ok after all. Obviously labels play a large role in what's cool or not where I live.
post #103 of 152
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Originally Posted by tatet View Post
The people who usually comment on my jeans are ghetto black girls that I've never met before. I've told them Context or Farinelli's before and they just look at me and think that I'm some rich white boy.

edit: also when they ask me what they are and I respond with Kicking Mule Workshops or Kicking Mule Workshop Rockers they look at me like I just talked to them in a different language

Black people always compliment on clothes.

I've had two Black girls yell from, across a campus field, that my outfit looked "cute" today. I was flattered.
post #104 of 152
buy my DBC Thin Finns so you too can get awesome comments!! http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ight=thin+finn
post #105 of 152
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Black people always compliment on clothes.

I've had two Black girls yell from, across a campus field, that my outfit looked "cute" today. I was flattered.

It is so true. I was in the subway once, this black guy kept on looking at me up and down... I thought it was strange until I realized that his gaze was focused mainly on my denim. He was wearing a pair of Nudies and I was wearing a pair of goughs sans tags, he must have been wondering what I was wearing.
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