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(Bradford @ 18 Aug. 2004, 08:48) I will admit that I've added some styles because they have become trendy. I was never one to wear dress shirts untucked, but I now have a few shirts that I will wear that way. Additionally, I wanted to comment on the rise of luxury items in our society. If you look at it, luxury items are becoming the norm for many. I'd posit several reasons for this change: 1. A stronger economy over the last decade or so has provided more people with the income to purchase what would previously have been considered luxury items. 2. Stores such as Costco have brought luxury items to the masses. Would so many men, such as myself, be wearing Tag Heuer watches or other designer items, without the ability to purchase them at a convenient, reasonably priced, location. 3. The pervasiveness of our mass media culture has turned designers into household names. The current culture of luxury could not exist without the mass media that presents these images to us and reinforces the idea that purchasing certain brands will help us to achieve a certain image and lifestyle. These images are presented in the product advertisements, reflected in the entertainment programs and even created in the thematic elements of individual stores and designer areas within department stores. All in all, we have become a society in which many now consider luxury to be "necessity" and a culture in which even low-end brands reflect this and thus are imitative of those on the high-end. Bradford
when I was in highschool, Tommy Hilfiger was regarded most luxery gears ... but now days kids are running around with $900 Prada shirts and $1000 LV bags..
I don't think most of those LV bags are real... Plus, if you want to show off that you have an expensive handbag, nothing beats a Hermes Berkin. Jon.
post #32 of 46
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$900 Prada shirts??? Even if you're talking CAD bucks, that's still close to USD $700; where do you even find that?
Not my quote, but a fair number of the silk Prada shirts made by Holliday & Brown (correct me if I got the English company name incorrect) this past F/W season were selling at Saks for about $600 USD.
post #33 of 46
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I don't think most of those LV bags are real... Plus, if you want to show off that you have an expensive handbag, nothing beats a Hermes Berkin. Jon.
Yes, I see girls wearing fake or LV look-alikes all the time here in Stockholm. Many of them probably don't know that their bag is an imitation of a LV bag. What keeps me smiling is thinking about how frustrated the ladies with the real big-bucks LV bags must be   B
post #34 of 46
At 16 a few girls have some real bags, but most are fake. Its about a 50-50 split for real and fake at this age with the people I know, but then again I am in a pretty small portion of the representation, i.e. Private School and what not.
post #35 of 46
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At 16 a few girls have some real bags, but most are fake. Its about a 50-50 split for real and fake at this age with the people I know, but then again I am in a pretty small portion of the representation, i.e. Private School and what not.
Like I said, if you want to show off your monetary ability in wasting thousands of dollars on a handbag, nothing beats Hermes. Jon.
post #36 of 46
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Not my quote, but a fair number of the silk Prada shirts made by Holliday & Brown (correct me if I got the English company name incorrect) this past F/W season were selling at Saks for about $600 USD.
The shirts are likely made by Prada but using Holliday & Brown designs actually archived from the '60s/70s. Prada has been having a field day with the retro mod British look. At least they are authentic designs, though.
post #37 of 46
Speaking of trends, judging from the little Milan Spring 2005 fashion preview on the GQ site, flared pants are in again, even paired with matching suit jackets.
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(Styleman @ 19 Aug. 2004, 06:56) At 16 a few girls have some real bags, but most are fake. Its about a 50-50 split for real and fake at this age with the people I know, but then again I am in a pretty small portion of the representation, i.e. Private School and what not.
Like I said, if you want to show off your monetary ability in wasting thousands of dollars on a handbag, nothing beats Hermes. Jon.
No kid has a Birkin or Kelley, that is their dream, just like I dream of Vacherons and Pateks.
post #39 of 46
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(imageWIS @ 19 Aug. 2004, 2:38)
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Originally Posted by Styleman,19 Aug. 2004, 06:56
At 16 a few girls have some real bags, but most are fake. Its about a 50-50 split for real and fake at this age with the people I know, but then again I am in a pretty small portion of the representation, i.e. Private School and what not.
Like I said, if you want to show off your monetary ability in wasting thousands of dollars on a handbag, nothing beats Hermes. Jon.
No kid has a Birkin or Kelley, that is their dream, just like I dream of Vacherons and Pateks.
Well when I was a kid (I guess I still am in some ways at 21) I had (and still have) PP, VC, etc... I guess it all depends on your financial ability (or should I say your parents financial ability?). Jon.
post #40 of 46
Well I have Cartier, Rolex, and a crappy old Patek, but hey - more is better.
post #41 of 46
Congratulations, you are in the top 0.0001% of people in the world who actually have good watches. So what if you don't have a PP ref. 5002? A Patek is better than no Patek. Jon.
post #42 of 46
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Congratulations, you are in the top 0.0001% of people in the world who actually have good watches. So what if you don't have a PP ref. 5002? A Patek is better than no Patek. Jon.
Not really in my school like 30% of the girls have Chopards or Cartiers, and about 30% of guys again have Rolexes or Cartiers.
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(imageWIS @ 19 Aug. 2004, 3:43) Congratulations, you are in the top 0.0001% of people in the world who actually have good watches. So what if you don't have a PP ref. 5002? A Patek is better than no Patek. Jon.
Not really in my school like 30% of the girls have Chopard or Cartier, and about 30% of guys again have Rolexes or Cartiers.
Dude, I said the world, not your school. Oh, and by the way, just because people wear such things, it does not necessarily mean that they know what they are / appreciate what they have / "˜collect watches'. I hate people who tell me they are watch collectors, but could not differentiate between a F. Piguet and Patek movement if their life depended on it. But I continue my ranting yet again... My whole point is consider yourself lucky, is all. Jon.
post #44 of 46
I got your point; I was just making a separate point is all. I by no means appreciate all my watches refinements, but then again I do not claim to be a watch aficionado. Everything on this forum leads to watches after the thread is dead....
post #45 of 46
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The shirts are likely made by Prada but using Holliday & Brown designs actually archived from the '60s/70s. Prada has been having a field day with the retro mod British look. At least they are authentic designs, though.
No, the shirts were actually made by Holliday and Brown for Prada (Prada cuts; Holliday & Brown materials, patterns and manufacture.) These types of cross-over collaborations are becoming increasingly common.
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