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post #31 of 166
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I agree with this to a certain extent. They won't be able to tell difference from Allen Edmonds/Aldens/Crockett Jones vs Edward Greens/Lobbs. Hell even average guys who shop at Nordstroms, Macys, etc. wouldn't either. I think they would mainly use indicators like a leather sole (as opposed to rubber soles you find on department store shoes) and the sleekness of the last to tip them off that it is a shoe of quality.

I'd go as far as saying 95% of men and women can't tell the difference between those shoes. Honestly, I cannot tell the difference between these shoes. I have poor distance vision and can't make this determination from a distance
post #32 of 166
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Originally Posted by Suit of Nettles View Post

Amazingly, my peer's Louis Vuitton goalie gear didn't get him any action from the puck-bunnies:



That's hilarious. Not being a goalie, I couldn't do that, but maybe I could look into some custom gloves...
post #33 of 166
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I can't speak for China, but this isn't true for Seoul, Tokyo, or Hong Kong. This is especially false for Seoul, where ostensible branding is actually going to be deleterious to upward mobility, at least in corporate Korea.

it is true for a lot of parts of China. the products are almost all fake but nobody cares. it's better to have fake brands than something unbranded.

post #34 of 166

Status symbols differ from tools of social mobility, particularly when social mobility is tied with economic mobility. Brands are of course status symbols, but patek's post suggests they are necessary for mobility as well. This conflicts with both my personal experience as well as what a lot of cross-culutral organizational behavioral research suggests. Though I'm a lot more confident in saying this about Japan and Korea than I am about China and Hong Kong.

post #35 of 166

From my experience: Flashy watch, well tailored suit or blazer, sleek (bit) loafers. 

 

If you look like a banker, many will notice. (Depending on where you live...) 

post #36 of 166
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That's hilarious. Not being a goalie, I couldn't do that, but maybe I could look into some custom gloves...

 

If you do decide to go down that road ('Oh, that's a bad road, Ted...'), talk to Warrior.  Those pads were made by Pete Smith before he signed on with them, and though he is strictly in goal, he might have a little or be able to source more of that fabric.  A pair of Franchises in that with sport-gold trim would look pretty funny.

post #37 of 166
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Originally Posted by Erichmax View Post

When it comes to buying clothes for yourself, quality trumps over everything. But when you want to show off to the ladies which brand has the "wow" factor? Ladies don't have as much knowledge on men's brand compare to people in this forum. So something like Emporio Armani will probably impress them more than Brioni, which they've never heard of. But among the ones girls know, which one impresses them the most?

And let's not get off topic about the importance of brand or whether you should dress for yourself or for others. I want to know the brand that most likely will make the girl think "this guy is the shiz"

Let's be honest: This depends very much on the demographic in which you are interested - American white trash? English old aristocracy? Russian Nouceau Riche? Gothic Punks? ...

If you are trying to invite a blondy with fake tits, fake nails and fake lips, who is doing porn in order to kick start a serious acting career later on, to a Mötley Crüe concert, you better show up with a shirt sporting a giant Armani, Ralph Lauren, D&G, Hugo Boss or Versage label

If you are talking about more refined women you better stick to classic menswear, where she will not be able to the label unless she pulls open your jacket.
post #38 of 166
Oh come on, people. Clothes to impress women? Sure, if you want the true ballers' cast-offs.

Ballin out of control for me is going on eBay or Craigslist, scoring a sweet Bentley or Aston Martin key, and then leaving it on the bar all night next to my LV wallet. The key is a little scratched and from a '90's Arnage, and I had to restick the little emblem back on to the wallet, but in the dark dem bitches don't notice icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #39 of 166
Women are impressed when I just look at them.
post #40 of 166
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Women are impressed when I just look at them.


Stitches in drag does not a woman make.

post #41 of 166
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You do know that the Chinese are the number one consumer of luxury goods. Over there, it's what's on the outside that matters, not what's on the inside. From experience, many Chinese upper class women will ignore you if you are not wearing brands they recognize, they are obsessed with brands. Since I am going to go work over there, I am going to adapt to this pretentiousness. :dozingoff: 

 

Here is a family saying in China: "I would rather cry in the back of a BMW than laugh in the back of a moped"

 

On a related note, does Lanvin gets it wet?

post #42 of 166
The Chinese consumer has rapidly shifted toward the discrete luxury model and homogenized to global preferences. While it's true that many are brand centric, it's usually middle class trying to move upwards, which is no different than what one sees around the world.
post #43 of 166
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Here is a family saying in China: "I would rather cry in the back of a BMW than laugh in the back of a moped"
How about getting sodomized in the back of a Bentley? Or is that past the point of diminishing returns?
post #44 of 166
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How about getting sodomized in the back of a Bentley? Or is that past the point of diminishing returns?


Pretty sure they will be lining up for that.

post #45 of 166
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Originally Posted by Patek14 View Post

Are you illiterate? What I said is exactly what I've bolded in your post. This is what I wrote, cut and pasted:

While appearing attractive to the opposite sex (i.e., brand agnostic fit/style appropriateness and genetics above all else),

what part of "genetics above all else" was unclear?

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt on this one. Here is your entire post below. You refer to OP's post as touching on a critical topic that "clothing nerd snobs" forget and also say "it all boils down to what people are aware of, which is generally big name fashion brands..." My point above and in my initial post in this thread is precisely that it is NOT a critical topic but rather a dumb one to even be obsessing over. If you actually agree with my position, calling this a critical topic and mentioning the importance of big name fashion brands makes this extremely unclear.

Maybe you mean that if you are going to start name-dropping and bragging about the clothes you wear by brand name to the average woman anyway, you might get more points for saying something about Armani, Prada, etc. That may be true, but if you're not going out of your way to talk about how special your clothes are, it's a moot point.
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Originally Posted by Patek14 View Post

You guys can flame and troll the OP as much as you want but it doesn't change the fact that this thread touches on a critical topic that all you clothing nerd snobs forget.

While appearing attractive to the opposite sex (i.e., brand agnostic fit/style appropriateness and genetics above all else), the real question is, what is most likely to be perceived as exclusive to others? It all boils down to what people are aware of, which is generally big name fashion brands - Armani, Prada, Gucci, etc. If a label dual-makes for men and women and is still popular in the world of aspirational women's products, that is what you want.

You could run your mouth all day about your nice incotex trousers, your Edward green shoes, and your brioni shirt, but chances are this draws a blank with all but a special subset of women (those who dated/married clothing snobs or who had a very wealthy father)
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