Originally Posted by MikeDT
I've heard about that before quite a few times, with many Italian famous brands involved as well like Armani, Versace, Gucci, etc. That's Mafia involved with the Italian government(Silvio Berlusconi and all that). Sweatshops in southern Italy employing illegal immigrant Chinese labour.
But as long as the tag says "Made in Italy" .... that's OK.
Made in Italy is a brand in it self, but we can pretty quickly agree on most of the Italian high fashion brands have become money machines owned by gucci group etc..
D&G may have to close do to a tax evasion case, so I wouldn't be surprised if the mafia was involved as well.
Originally Posted by Reevolving
Actually, people who buy fakes have a much higher income and net worth than low IQ people who spend all their income on designer goods.
Go to your local Section-8 projects. Lots of genuine logos, and no assets to speak of. Just debt.
Look at the typical SF poster: Typical lower middle class logo whore who shops at thrift stores for USED clothing!
- Median income was $60k
- The most common salary was $40k
- The bottom quartile earns under $40k
- Only 20% made over 100k
- Only 2% made over $1mm a year.
You are missing something very important here, if people wasn't buying "the real thing" and rolex etc. didn't exist your friend would have a watch and not a fake status symbol.
Speaking of status symbols, that is was designer goods are, it's so people can say look have good I'm doing envy/desire me, which is the exact same thing your friend is doing. Which is what the project people want as well, as no one wants to buy clothes at Wallmart or look poor, so in the end having expensive designer goods or an expensive car is more proof of poor financial planing than anything and a society focusing on material things,
Having a low income job, doesn't mean you are stupid, poorly educated maybe, but some people choose it, so they can focus on other things.
That survey is useless as a lot of people don't like to talk about money and people who makes a lot, really don't like to say how much they make.
Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
Sometimes it just so happens that a lot of big names make nice things.
Noo...... that doesn't happen, they just build their company on being shit and crossed fingers.