As I peruse the old threads and read endless pages of preferences and name brands...I can't help but ask...what happened to just looking good? Allow me to explain: It seems like a good amount of the people here are (can I say overly?) concerned with specific name brands. It's quite common to hear Kiton this, Brioni that, Patek this, Rolex that. Don't get me wrong, I also get caught in the game of name brands and such. Â Furthermore, I also agree with the notion that prices (sometimes) dictate a level of comfort/look/age item will last. Â So here's my question: Â where did buying things simply because they look good go? Â Everytime brands are mentioned, I think about my good friend, who can put most people (sometimes myself) to shame with his somewhat small wardrobe. He has a good eye and can spot something nice a mile away, usually on sale too. I'd also be willing to bet that I (or this friend of mine) can take 200 pesos ($) and walk into a Banana Republic-esque type store and throw a wrench into everyone's brand-shopping ideals/habits (more expensive is better). Isn't a sense of style and knowledge of how things look on you a little more important than where the piece was purchased. I'd be willing to bet that to the common person (the person that isn't into fashion and clothing like us here) brand names go out the window. Â They wouldnt be able to tell the difference between one brand and the other, but could honestly tell you which piece looks "generally" better than the other. Â Please understand that I didn't write this to start a huge argument or fight (like classyFreddy)...but more to get an idea as to what others think. Â I just feel that sometimes we (myself included) get too carried away with the name brands and thus lose focus on the ultimate desire: to look good.
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9/8/03 at 12:45pm