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post #121 of 304
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Originally Posted by gateslion View Post
+1 on the Hugo Boss.

While I generally realize that its kind of unfair and shortsighted to hold a company accountable today for the actions of its owners in the past, I just can't possibly see myself buying Boss, once I learned that the actual Hugo Boss was a straight up, dyed in the wool, card carrying Nazi who used POW slave labor to work in his factories producing uniforms for the SS. Yeah, won't be buying any Boss. Thanks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Boss#History


Also, affliction and ed hardy, just because they suck and are ugly.
Do you hate it, teh mitsbushi, porsche, mercedes, ikea, ferrari..I am a fan of the BMW Panzer IV. I think it had terrific details, and it was most durable.
post #122 of 304
^ And let's face it, those SS uniforms were pretty snazzy...
post #123 of 304
Hollister. Fucking shit do I HATE hollister.
post #124 of 304
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Originally Posted by gio3969 View Post
You are honestly citing war affiliations from three generations ago as a reason for not buying a suit. Wow. I really cannot think of a worse reason.

-100000000000

Then again, how many companies have a link on thier page the the "company history" or the "brand X story"? A TON of companies use their history, background, lineage and tradition as a selling point or advertising angle. So, when its something positive, then its a valid selling point, but when its a negative, in the form of "uniform maker to the Nazis since 19xx" all the sudden its ridiculous to even notice?
post #125 of 304
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Originally Posted by gateslion View Post
Then again, how many companies have a link on thier page the the "company history" or the "brand X story"? A TON of companies use their history, background, lineage and tradition as a selling point or advertising angle. So, when its something positive, then its a valid selling point, but when its a negative, in the form of "uniform maker to the Nazis since 19xx" all the sudden its ridiculous to even notice?

If your decision in purchasing items is swayed by the ridiculous marketing campaigns celebrating longevity in business rather than the current quality of wares, I suppose you purchase what you deserve in the end. I, for one, had hoped that the readers of this site were smart enough to separate marketing from the true reason to buy something, namely, quality.
post #126 of 304
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Originally Posted by gateslion View Post
Then again, how many companies have a link on thier page the the "company history" or the "brand X story"? A TON of companies use their history, background, lineage and tradition as a selling point or advertising angle. So, when its something positive, then its a valid selling point, but when its a negative, in the form of "uniform maker to the Nazis since 19xx" all the sudden its ridiculous to even notice?

And as a side note, regardless of their atrocities, those Nazi uniforms looked sharp.
post #127 of 304
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Originally Posted by Rizzo View Post
Ed Hardy

Worst brand ever
post #128 of 304
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Originally Posted by Beaune Head View Post
Fake European stuff that is made in you-know-where...
Fake you-know-where stuff that is made in Europe!
post #129 of 304
NVM.
post #130 of 304
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Originally Posted by NotDickDiver View Post
Audi (especially with small engines)
I can understand not liking certain people that drive Audis (typically the same people that drive BMWs), however to not like the brand itself is peculiar to me. Audis have, since the early 1990s, been the class leader in interior design and ergonomics. They have a tradition that is built on motorsport (and utter domination at that) and their flagship car is born from Le Mans. I'm not a huge fan of the A3 (I'll take a GTI), but the A4-8 are excellent cars, and the S4,5,etc. are worth the increase in price. Also, quattro is still arguably the best AWD system in the world, though I think the haldex systems of today are just now starting to catch up to the greatness of the TorSen/mechanical systems of years past. Anyway, I like cars. I especially like brands that have a heritage in racing/performance. You are entitled to your opinion of course!
post #131 of 304
big +1 on bono
post #132 of 304
BIJAN
post #133 of 304
New annoying brand for me is Hermes. Just looked at a belt buckle for $1200, it was crazy. It was an "H" made from semi precious metal, and then gold plated. Probable value as scrap metal = no more than $60 (almost worthless shit if one removed the Hermes hallmark). I then realized I had a belt buckle made for my wife by a jeweler, it was her initial and was solid 14 Carat white gold - Paid only $1100 for it, and value of metal far exceeds Hermes.
post #134 of 304
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Originally Posted by ALFAMALE View Post
BIJAN
Love da bran(d). Hate da man.
post #135 of 304
ZILLI Battaglia, Beverly Hills Bijan, Beverly Hills Stefano Ricci Brioni to a certain extent uf, how awful oh my God I cannot stop Damiani Bulgari (used to love it when the only US shop was at the Pierre) Donna Karan
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