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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I think that I once #influencer'ed @dieworkwear
 - for real.  

You ride a scooter, the deluded man's Segway so you need all the reputation boost you can get...
post #11822 of 13790
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Originally Posted by penanceroyaltea View Post

I am just going to put it out there now that I am completely, unabashedly and shamelessly influenced by @conceptual 4est and @Parker lol.

And this place.. this forum made me buy a rick Owens bomber back in the day.. like what?!

Ok so a community of peers with very targeted brand paid/straightforward penetration might influence you. Once again, would it be worth it for a brand to start paying synthese to secretely wear their offerings, would it work?
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


You ride a scooter, the deluded man's Segway so you need all the reputation boost you can get...

It's not a deluded man's Segway.

 

It's a clumsy man's skateboard.

post #11824 of 13790
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


Ok so a community of peers with very targeted brand paid/straightforward penetration might influence you. Once again, would it be worth it for a brand to start paying synthese to secretely wear their offerings, would it work?

Synth only wishes he got free loot.

post #11825 of 13790
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

It's not a deluded man's Segway.

It's a clumsy man's skateboard.

Sorry, read about 20articles about Segway's failure lately, was hilarious.
post #11826 of 13790
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

You're a product obsessive and keep your narrative/overall ideas centered on yourself, that is obvious (they're also hilariously american, you're a chinese cowboy). TBH I'm totally different and am influenced by overall looks I just tend to get my obsession from non-targeted "media" (i.e. I'll read a book about a detective and want a perfect fucking trench or a hand made pipe or whatever). I also buy in store without much instructions and according to whims. I'm sure I'm influenced but I'm also certain you can't trace it to an influencer (I don't follow any and get my pop culture from facebook posts). I also fail to make any links (I knwo Drake exists and might have danced to his songs in a club but I didn't care to ask what the stupid song I was dancing to was so I dunno his music).

Have you really never bought something because a musician or actor you liked wore it? Like, even as a teen?
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I think that I once #influencer'ed @dieworkwear
 - for real.  

Actually almost wore my five zip today. Bought that shortly after our dinner years ago.

I wonder how many people have been affected by the inFoo-encer? foo.gif
post #11827 of 13790
Hmmmmm... I'd say synth has sold more than a few TOJ jackets (not that he was paid lol)
post #11828 of 13790
Probably going to be parting with pretty much any SF-approved thing I have in my closet, including some of those good ol' baller knits, some jackets, and a ridiculous pair of burgundy Ann D boots I never put against the pavement. I eagerly await months of private messages that never move past the low-ball offer or "claim then ghost" phase of selling clothes on here. biggrin.gif
post #11829 of 13790
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


I'm just too bored/old for pop culture at large so I see it in random increments. These things are transmitted though, my mom learned about reality tv a few yrs ago (like 4) but she never saw any before saying it was revolting(loliloll). Def doesn't make me cool in that way, however I know a bunch of fashion people who care and I'm not sure they're even that influenced by Instagram or celebrities or whatever, referencing Maria Carey in 2016 doesn't make you buy something. I fail to see any dependable correlation although there might be some out there phenomena (drake and a jacket or the girl from the killign and a sweater).

 

Alison Mosshart?

post #11830 of 13790
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

Alison Mosshart?

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2011/mar/10/the-killing-sophie-grabol-sarah-lund
post #11831 of 13790
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Have you really never bought something because a musician or actor you liked wore it? Like, even as a teen?

Flannel shirts because Kurt Cobain.

 

Leather jackets because young Mick Jagger.

post #11832 of 13790
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Have you really never bought something because a musician or actor you liked wore it? Like, even as a teen?

Once again, I'm a total whore for that and love totalizing ideas about looks, I've probably read this book 8-10 times:

https://www.amazon.com/Please-Kill-Me-Uncensored-History/dp/0802142648

I wore Repetto zizi because of Gainsbourg, etc etc. I fail to see how an influence made me buy something out of a marketing strategy or how it would work nowadays (in the current environment) though. I think the conclusions that it works are really fuzzy.

Iggy has and still makes me get unfortunate haircuts, that has to count for something, right?
post #11833 of 13790
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post
 

I have no idea if the Drake vid was just "inspired by" Turrell or if he had anything to do with the art direction. But I've only seen the SNL spoof, so I'm not the best judge. I do love LA conceptual art from the 70s -- and maybe like Raf, I liked it better when it wasn't so popular.

It was "inspired by"; Turrell had no involvement (and kind of hilariously even made a statement to that effect: http://www.stereogum.com/1838995/james-turrell-issues-amusing-statement-about-drakes-hotline-bling-video/news/).

 

Self-reports of what one is influenced by tend to be pretty unreliable! People ascribe more independence to themselves than they exhibit.

post #11834 of 13790
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Originally Posted by oulipien View Post

It was "inspired by"; Turrell had no involvement (and kind of hilariously even made a statement to that effect: http://www.stereogum.com/1838995/james-turrell-issues-amusing-statement-about-drakes-hotline-bling-video/news/).

Self-reports of what one is influenced by tend to be pretty unreliable! People ascribe more independence to themselves than they exhibit.

Amusingly enough this is also a flaw in marketer's thinking: how many books have been published on how the new generation was too aware of marketing to be influenced by it, like these two things were linked (they aren't).
post #11835 of 13790
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Once again, I'm a total whore for that and love totalizing ideas about looks, I've probably read this book 8-10 times:

https://www.amazon.com/Please-Kill-Me-Uncensored-History/dp/0802142648

I wore Repetto zizi because of Gainsbourg, etc etc. I fail to see how an influence made me buy something out of a marketing strategy or how it would work nowadays (in the current environment) though. I think the conclusions that it works are really fuzzy.

It's really the same thing though.

All influencer marketing is a business strategy to move into spaces that have traditionally affected people's consumer behavior.

The classic example is Hollywood red carpet, where stars used to wear their own clothes, but now borrow stuff on loan from brands who want publicity. I don't think that stuff is that relevant for menswear, but the dynamic is the same. Companies have taken the avenues where people have taken cues on how to dress and commercialized it -- paying people to wear stuff, doing partnerships, etc.

There's still "influencer marketing" that's a bit more honest -- people wearing or promoting stuff because they believe in it. I'd like to see a professionalization of ethics where that happens more, and the kind of advertoria/ shillingl stuff is God awful, but if we're just talking about the dynamic of how the process works, it's been around for over a hundred years. It's just that it's now much more part of business strategy.

Buying something cause you saw it on a musician or actor you like isn't that different from buying it because you saw it on a street style celebrity or whatever.
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