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Man, this thread is hilarious but at the same time makes me feel sad...
OP, if I understand correctly you are a Chinese living in China, with a degree in social sciences, spending considerable time and effort in dating a certain type of Chinese women and you still haven't found out which brands work best?

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I actually, in fact, LOL'd at this post.

post #122 of 166

Maybe he got his 'advanced degree' by asking people on the internet for answers. 

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I actually, in fact, LOL'd at this post.


I could do a formal survey on this with a large Chinese sample, if I am obsessed enough and have the funding. But right now, I can only go by the hypothesis, which is Louise Vuitton.

post #124 of 166
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I could do a formal survey on this with a large Chinese sample, if I am obsessed enough and have the funding. But right now, I can only go by the hypothesis, which is Louise Vuitton.

You'll find Louise Vuitton along with her brothers Louis Vittin and Louis Yuitton at many places. Doesn't matter much as almost nobody can read French anyway, as long as it's a recognisable "LV" monogram and pattern that's all you need. Same thing for Burberry, nobody cares or notices how that's spelled, it's just the Nova-check that matters.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Man, this thread is hilarious but at the same time makes me feel sad...
OP, if I understand correctly you are a Chinese living in China, with a degree in social sciences, spending considerable time and effort in dating a certain type of Chinese women and you still haven't found out which brands work best?


I will be living in China. I have previously made trips there for business reasons.

 

Let's reword the question: In the eyes of women, what is the most prestigious brand that makes men's clothing?

post #126 of 166
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I will be living in China. I have previously made trips there for business reasons.

Let's reword the question: In the eyes of women, what is the most prestigious brand that makes men's clothing?

You want to move there and you have made business trip there? Makes you a real China expert, doesn't it?
post #127 of 166

As a social scientist who's just spent a year in Japan doing research, I can only say that this thread was amusing me a great deal until Claghorn ruined it with facts and knowledge and stuff like that... ;)

post #128 of 166
The answer is lululemon.
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What is a "social scientist"? stirpot.gif
post #130 of 166
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I will be living in China. I have previously made trips there for business reasons.

Let's reword the question: In the eyes of women, what is the most prestigious brand that makes men's clothing?

How deep is your wallet, and will your salary and position in China be commensurate with the brands you'll be expected to have(show off)? Maybe you've got a government job. For the actual brands that are considered prestigious and likely to impress, just look at what's being counterfeited the most, that's easy. Number one is still LV, for gent's clothing in particular, Armani, and for watches to impress, Rolex of course. You might want to consider a Porsche or a large Merc over the Ferrari, they love German cars. See if a particular lux brand is not being faked, it means nobody knows about it here, and is not likely to impress and carry much prestige.

BTW making trips to and actually living in China can be completely different. I wish you all the best.
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post #131 of 166
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How deep is your wallet, and will your salary and position in China be commensurate with the brands you'll be expected to have(show off)? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Maybe you've got a government job. For the actual brands that are considered prestigious and likely to impress, just look at what's being counterfeited the most, that's easy. Number one is still LV, for gent's clothing in particular, Armani, and for watches to impress, Rolex of course. You might want to consider a Porsche or a large Merc over the Ferrari, they love German cars. See if a particular lux brand is not being faked, it means nobody knows about it here, and is not likely to impress and carry much prestige.

BTW making trips to and actually living in China can be completely different. I wish you all the best.

 

This was actually something I was going to bring up. Women tend not to be terribly impressed when they find out that the swanked out dude who is showing off like a big baller actually lives in some roach infested hole in the wall and drives a 97 Civic.  

post #132 of 166
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Then I better hide that Civic under the basement!

post #133 of 166
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The Zen scholar? Turned up an interesting criticism of the Likert scale in cross cultural applications. Not sure what scholarship you'd be referring to though. His work on self-assessment/self-enhancement in Japan falls pretty much in line with the findings of Hofstede/Bond, Schwartz, and WVS scholarship. The Chinese (and other Confucian cultures) are culturally predisposed to thrift and place less emphasis on individual "face" than Westerners do; the Japanese are much less predisposed to self-aggrandizement (and suggests that this is due to the "self" being less important to the Japanese, though I didn't follow through with his methodology in determining that as the cause...I suspect he'll link it to the influence of Zen rather than Confucian harmony).

On to what we agree on (that East Asia has become increasingly consumerist and brand focused): I've noticed here that you can get Ralph Lauren polo shirts with giant polo logos. At least 9 inches on the left breast of shirts. Never saw them in the US--I believe they are specific to East Asia. Also, almost all the True Religion jeans here have very obvious oversized stitching to mark them apart from normal jeans. In the store, I'd say maybe 90% of the jeans were stitched as such. The American website showed, I think, 2 in 50? And when my uncle, living in Hong Kong, tried to buy some Ferragamo shoes without obvious branding, the shoe salesman was very confused.

The Polo shirts with the giant logo are available in the US also.
post #134 of 166
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The Polo shirts with the giant logo are available in the US also.

Yes, and they are very popular with the "Jersey Shore" crowd. Wearing one is a great way to automatically assign yourself to the category of "probable douchebag".

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Let's reword the question: In the eyes of women, what is the most prestigious brand that makes men's clothing?

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