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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by whodini
I'm confused. I thought these jeans included a free "Rob Me" sign embroidered on the back pockets. Odd...

Jokes about how much these things suck aside, you would think Levi's would run the risk of not making the person who wears them look like a pretentious tool. I'm a big fan of those ipod jackets that completely hide the controls as to be inconspicuous. Burton, for example, has the controls built in to the sleeve and doesn't need that idiotic wheel.

While the Burton jacket looks badass, it lacks Apple branding. These jeans may look pretty garish with the wheel and the white stitching, but the white trim and dial are signature parts that make the Ipod recognizeable. Burton's shield jacket may look slick, but it is also tantamount to a Jaguar XJ8 without the hood ornament IMO.

That being said, I think I'm the only person that is pleasantly surprised by the final product. While I personally wouldn't wear them (as I'd rather buy denim for myself than my Ipod), the jeans turned out a lot better than I was expecting.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Stalker McStalkerson
While the Burton jacket looks badass, it lacks Apple branding. These jeans may look pretty garish with the wheel and the white stitching, but the white trim and dial are signature parts that make the Ipod recognizeable. Burton's shield jacket may look slick, but it is also tantamount to a Jaguar XJ8 without the hood ornament IMO.

That being said, I think I'm the only person that is pleasantly surprised by the final product. While I personally wouldn't wear them (as I'd rather buy denim for myself than my Ipod), the jeans turned out a lot better than I was expecting.
See, I think that's the difference between me and most people. I don't like wearing t-shirt with big Prada logos, or evisu's with the big wings. I like to buy to buy clothes knowing what the quality is without having to advertise it. Hence, yes, it's a Burton jacket but I don't need to tell people that I own that and an ipod which is exactly what those Levi's do. I got better things to do than wear a trendy, garish price tag around my block. No offense.
post #18 of 21
It's amazing to me that anyone would still try to ostentate with an Ipod, given the fact that everybody and their little brother has one now.
post #19 of 21
It all goes back to the whole point of being so small that you, as well as about anyone else around you, notice/s having it.
post #20 of 21
Is anyone else reminded of those godawful Dockers with the hidden pockets?

Could these be another creation by the same designer?
post #21 of 21
No offense taken, Whodini. I should probably clarify what I was trying to say in the previous post, as I think I'm being misinterpreted-

I dislike the idea of calling attention to oneself through giant logos. Heck, I even find it pretentious to cuff one's jeans for the sake of showing off the selvage.

That being said, I feel that the Ipod was always marketed as a frou-frou product. Case in point, many of the advertisements consist of a black, silhouetted figure contrasted with the white Ipod. The eye, being lazy, is naturally attracted to white. Thus, all the attention and personality was focused on the Ipod as opposed to the user.

In this regard, I think that the jeans captured the Ipod image pretty well. For being tasked with the job of creating a jean that is compatible with the Ipod and also incorporates both Apple and Levi's branding, I think the designers did a decent job. The jeans do scream, "Apple Ipod," but that is the image that Apple is trying to project. In short, with respect to the Ipod's marketing, Levi's took a really crappy idea and made (IMO) a somewhat workable product
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