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post #16 of 26
For warmth, I wear a burgundy/brown fleece scarf from Patagonia. For fun, I'll sometimes wear a very long, multicolored knit scarf that I picked up at a flea market years ago. Neither is really a status symbol. As for the snobbery thing - of course it exists. Anonymous chic is one of the biggest things in town.
post #17 of 26
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I don't even understand the whole wearing something just as a status symbol thing. I don't own a Burberry scarf because I think they're ugly.
At least this is a good reason for not buying one.  I guess my point is that you can't always worry about the whole status thing, because no matter what you buy in this society, there is always bound to be some stigma or status label attached to it.  And this is not because the object itself has status, but because we, society, have chosen to give it some status. I do understand what you are saying though Mike about the sorority girls, and it is just unfortunate that we have people like them around. The best thing to do is wear yours with the enjoyment of wearing something because you like it, and not because you think it shows how much your parents bought you or whatever. I think it all comes down to the person wearing it as well.
post #18 of 26
Reverse snobbery is like wearing Helmut Lang, Martin Margiela, Dirk Bikkembergs, and such designers of that nature. Prada could be included but only to a certain degree as evidenced by Prada Sport. Prada actually has a kind of intellectual snobbery in their design appeal. Vivienne Westwood is somewhat elitist as well. Besides that I only own a Burberry silk pocket square. I do not like their scarves, and such. Much too ubiquitous.
post #19 of 26
I have honestly never given any thought to removing the labels on my scarves or any other item of clothing that wasn't obviously intended to have the label removed (such as a suit jacket sleeve). I don't know if it is "reverse snobbery" to rip off the labels of scarves and such, but I think it seems overly self-conscious, in much the same way as people who go out of the way to flaunt the labels they are wearing.
post #20 of 26
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I don't know if it is "reverse snobbery" to rip off the labels of scarves and such, but I think it seems overly self-conscious, in much the same way as people who go out of the way to flaunt the labels they are wearing.
This is a good point too Bryce.
post #21 of 26
I have had never thought of removing the label on a scarf. Just have folded it so the label doesn't show. With pocket squares, I have had mized results with removing labels/tags. Theydon't come out too easily and I have ended up cutting the thread on the edges trying to remove the tag. Bic
post #22 of 26
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So I'm not the only one... Now I can sleep easy knowing that there are other people like me. We need to start a support group or something.
post #23 of 26
Bryce, are you really Smoove B? For some reason I can think of others using (e.g.) Zoolander as an avatar and not actually being Zoolander, but I keep wondering if you actually are Smoove B. Aw, girl. I cannot believe how long it has been since I have gazed upon you, the most lovely rose in all of creation. In my mind, I am envisioning you right now. I am envisioning you laughing warmly at my every witticism, returning my loving gazes, and whispering in my ear. The various items you are whispering involve the freak-nasty things we will do together following our meal. Still the best part of the Onion.
post #24 of 26
I put labels ON my clothing.
post #25 of 26
Just fold the muffler to hide its tag. Come to think of it, I guess I really only cut the tags off my undershirts; I don't want them to itch me. I'm not a wuss, haha -- I've just got sensitive skin .
post #26 of 26
Any tag that can't be adequately keep from display while a garment is worn should be removed.  Intentional display of a luxury-brand label is vulgar ostentation and transparent pretension, and, in my opinion, has the paradoxical effect of imparting a negative impression.
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