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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
This image on the press release:

http://www.americanapparel.net/press...sychopedia.jpg

has a definite copyright infringement problem. the image of the plastic bin with the jeans piled inside belongs to 45rpm.
not to mention Zoovillage's Cheap Monday pictures
post #17 of 20
While hosted on AA's site, those are taken from some article. I can't tell if they're saying expensive jeans (45RPM) are in the wastebasket, or just using it as a stock pic of jeans, which would be at odds with the gist of an article on inexpensive denim.

Interested to see AA's non-fleece pants, but considering their QC record, I wouldn't wear them too hard...
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
Now that would be funny, considering that AA's whole brand is basically about "Not Made in China". It would be quite a showing for globalisation if consumers in China were buying underpants sewn in Los Angeles, but I reckon it'll be a while yet before chinese buying-power can sustain a market for these prices.

Yes and no. Marketting done well and the prices could be even higher. Chinese people pay for status and imported products. They care much more about how they look than Americans. The simplicity of the aa products probably wouldn;t work thoough. I have to look into this.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by babygreenspots
It will be interesting to know. It's quite annoying that there is no inexpensive source of slim-fitting clothing. I often feel like you have to pay top-dollar just a designer label just to get that slim fit. You don't really want the designer label but there is just no other choice. The costs of mass producing a slim fit are not higher, it's just that presumably the market is viewed as smaller. It is just that the market for slim clothing is deemed too smaller. It is easier to fit a slim person into baggy clothing than a fat person into slim clothing (and baggy clothing can be altered).

Anyway, keep us updated.

Do people think there is a market for American Apparel in China?

It is a problem on the consumer side. The average American has huge proportions and manufacturers have to compensate for this. There is also a distinctly American sentiment that slim-fitting clothing is "gay", meaning that slimmer items will have a market in maybe 6 major cities and pretty much nowhere else.

I love buying clothes from brands marketed in Asia because everything, even the cheapest, mass produced items will usually have a better fit than "designer" items sold in the States. Thier demographic just has slimmer proportions and it fits me wonderfully. To date the best fit I have had on any polo have been the fake RL ones I've found in a Chinese flea market. This is compared to authentic RL, Ben Sherman, Lacoste, Fred Perry...etc.

Until AA gets an extremely gaudy logo and some coverage in a celebrity/fashion magazine, there will be 0 market for it in China. The Chinese do not really subscribe to the idea of "stealth wealth".
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by sushijerk
To date the best fit I have had on any polo have been the fake RL ones

That's funny, I have the exact same case! A couple of fake RL polo's I picked up once are the best fitting polo's I have.
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