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post #16 of 25
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@BleachBoy: One argument I heard is that because we're in a recession, it's somehow vulgar to wear costly garments around others as such demonstrates a superior buying power despite circumstances. I think most of the downtrodden really want others to be like themselves rather than feel happy for someone else.

@MikeDT: Those are some great examples. =^.^= As for brand whoring, I cannot say I'm unaffected. I tend to dress nicely, but I do have my loud, logo-blasting pieces I wear when I feel their moments have arrived.

@Man of Lint: Vanity, vanity all is vanity!

@Nicola: I detest cheap things for that very reason: the hidden costs. Oh, sure it saves an immediate dollar, but should something go awry, don't expect the producer to back up their product (assuming, as you say, the producer still exists when you need them). Another thing (esp. with cheap, no-name electronics) is you rarely know where it's from, when it was made, whether it was refurbished, etc.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I bought it on holiday in Turkey not realising that over there the counterfeit market rules supreme.

Kusadasi, Turkey


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post #18 of 25
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Genuine fake watches? Hmm... Could there be any relation to the above shop and the spam E-mail I receive for fake Rolex's? *aims missiles anyway*

...Now to find that Viagra place.
post #19 of 25
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Kusadasi, Turkey


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Haha.

Xilinhot, China.

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'GENUINE' Burberry, Armani, Gucci, LV, Prada, Hermes, etc.
post #20 of 25

Most designer products are made in China, Vietnam and some other Asian countries with very low cost. Simple tees or polos are worth no more than a few dollars without brand logo.

Once the Chinese factories have mastered craftship of making luxurious products, they will make fake ones out of original model they have used for making authentica ones.

Apart from different materials, the fake one looks exactly the same as the real one.

If you are thrifty but keen on branded clothing, you may buy fake one for the sake of your vanity.

 

post #21 of 25

Most designer products are made in China, Vietnam and some other Asian countries with very low cost. Simple tees or polos are worth no more than a few dollars without brand logo.

Once the Chinese factories have mastered craftship of making luxurious products, they will make fake ones out of original model they have used for making authentica ones.

Apart from different materials, the fake one looks exactly the same as the real one.

If you are thrifty but keen on branded clothing, you may buy fake one for the sake of your vanity.

 

post #22 of 25
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@Tommy Raymond: I concur. If I, for example, worked as a tailor for, say, Luigi Borrelli, and should I decide to create a few shirts in my spare time to sell as Luigi Borrelli merchandise on EBAY (or whathaveyou), I'd know exactly how to make the garments to Borrelli specifications. I wouldn't be broke either, so it follows that I'd be able to purchase materials from, say, Holland and Sherry (or wherever Borrelli Napoli obtains its fabrics - worst case, I'd know what type/quality of materials to look for; I wouldn't make a shirt from bed-sheet material to save a few dollars), and find some mother-of-pearl buttons from most any craft shop. I could help myself to a few tags from my workplace, sew them in, and only an astute sartorialist could distinguish my work from that of a legitimate Borrelli product (in a sense the product would be authentic, save for product ID numbers), and I could help myself to the profits obtained (all I'd lose is the trifle amount spent on material and time).
I am 100% certain this happens more than rarely.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Tommy Raymond View Post

Most designer products are made in China, Vietnam and some other Asian countries with very low cost. Simple tees or polos are worth no more than a few dollars without brand logo.

Once the Chinese factories have mastered craftship of making luxurious products, they will make fake ones out of original model they have used for making authentica ones.

Apart from different materials, the fake one looks exactly the same as the real one.

If you are thrifty but keen on branded clothing, you may buy fake one for the sake of your vanity.

 


True.... the factories are already tooled and have the knowhow to make the real-mccoy, Gucci handbags, Evisu jeans or whatever, so they keep the lines going and sell the excess production out the back doors. Factory owner gets his/her money, employees are being paid, everyone is happy.
post #24 of 25
I've heard of this phenomenon of an unauthorized "second run" by a manufacturer. On my future trip to China, I want to buy such a backdoor Burberry polo. I've had this in mind for some months...
post #25 of 25
Then again, I've examined some recent and very authentic Louis Vuitton stuff only to marvel at how bad the craftsmanship was.
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