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post #91 of 288
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
uo customer base doesnt have a mind of its own, buys whatever it sees there
Up to a point, collegiate tee's, graphic tee's, plaid shirts, five pocket jeans and comfortable hoodies are a no brainer for UO. I know that the more recent offerings that provide a riskier design language and higher price point have struggled considerably. I don't know if the Dark Shadow line will be distributed nationwide but a mud encrusted jean probably won't fly off the shelves outside of NYC, and even then you can pick up pieces at Century 21 for the same price the diffusion line will sell at UO.
post #92 of 288
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Originally Posted by Rye GB View Post
UO are on a mission to carry everything you can find at Barney's co-op for 1/3 of the price under a diffusion label.
+1. Additionally, the UO on Cahuenga has vintage clothes mixed in, as well as quite a bit of Fred Perry on their sales rack last I wandered through. The buyers for UO seem like they'd have the same taste in clothes as some of the more fashionable guys on this forum, even if they can't sell exactly what they'd like to wear. Thus the diffusion lines as stated above.
post #93 of 288
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Originally Posted by jkennett View Post
+1. Additionally, the UO on Cahuenga has vintage clothes mixed in, as well as quite a bit of Fred Perry on their sales rack last I wandered through. The buyers for UO seem like they'd have the same taste in clothes as some of the more fashionable guys on this forum, even if they can't sell exactly what they'd like to wear. Thus the diffusion lines as stated above.
This describes to a "t" an ex UO buyer I know. Dude is head to toe Dior or the like.
post #94 of 288
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post
that's sort of surprising, drkshdw price point seems to be above what I usually see in UO. that's a shame

I like Drkshdw, and don't think that having a diffusion line sell at Urban Outfitters will be a shame. It will be a good challenge for both the Urban Outfitter consumer and the for DrkShdw design team that could actually lead to better customers and better design.

I remember Carol Christian Poell from the very beginning of the line, and always thought that it suffered from not wanting/needing to be at all commercial.
post #95 of 288
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Originally Posted by Rye GB View Post
UO are on a mission to carry everything you can find at Barney's co-op for 1/3 of the price under a diffusion label. Whether the design language trancends to the majority of their customer base is another issue. Challenging the majority with too much design is a risk.

I know some others might feel differently, but I'm honestly not too dismayed by this. Sure, UO is owned by conservative douchebags who donate the proceeds from your Obama t-shirts to the AFA (I do enough free work for Democratic campaigns to not feel too terrible about a bit of my cashmoney going to conservative organizations) and lacks fashion elitist cred, but it's cheap, plain and simple.

Nobody from my high school who shops at UO is going to be buying tons of diffusion FP/RO/Rogues stuff, so it's not as though UO's selection of designer diffusion lines will suddenly all my fits boring in the context of my real-world environment. For a high-school kid who's strapped for cash and still growing out of his stuff, this is a hell of a lot better than living in cheap sneakers, APC's, and blank t-shirts 364 days a year.
post #96 of 288
if drkshadow will be sold at UO how will I show hipsters that I am better than them
post #97 of 288
By losing weight, fatty.
post #98 of 288
don't we have the same waist size bitch. can you even afford boo!?
post #99 of 288
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Originally Posted by Leonard Leroy View Post
By losing weight, fatty.

<3 you. When are you going to give up sufu to come live with us full time?
post #100 of 288
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
I like Drkshdw, and don't think that having a diffusion line sell at Urban Outfitters will be a shame. It will be a good challenge for both the Urban Outfitter consumer and the for DrkShdw design team that could actually lead to better customers and better design.

I remember Carol Christian Poell from the very beginning of the line, and always thought that it suffered from not wanting/needing to be at all commercial.

Maybe it will be good.... maybe it ends up being watered down designs made to low quality standards. Not going to lie, I buy some of the stuff I buy for exclusivity.
post #101 of 288
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Originally Posted by Rye GB View Post
Because you have a functioning brain which puts you in the minority, EH is on a fairly fast decline...so... I..... hear......

but noo!!! Where will the muscle bound freaks go now?
post #102 of 288
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
uo customer base doesnt have a mind of its own, buys whatever it sees there

I don't get how people looking for lower cost options= mindless.

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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
Im ebarrassed to find out that drkshdw is going to be in urban outfitters. I guess some of it has already shown up in NY, but if or when it comes to Seattle I will cry.
Just picked up another pair of detroit cuts yesterday only because the only shop here who carries them was trying to get rid of it before it goes mainstream. i also got the drapey twisty top. If you visit seattle in the next month check out riveted. Lex (owner) is basically giving their stuff away.
anyway, moral of the story. drkshdw is kinda selling out and its lame..

I am not as into clothing or fashion as you chrono. I know very little, I admit this... so I am going to ask

Why does it matter where an item is sold? Is it the garment you are after? What is the difference between buying Drkshdw online and buying it at UO? Why does it matter whether or not something is mainstream?

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Originally Posted by Rye GB View Post
Up to a point, collegiate tee's, graphic tee's, plaid shirts, five pocket jeans and comfortable hoodies are a no brainer for UO. I know that the more recent offerings that provide a riskier design language and higher price point have struggled considerably.
I don't know if the Dark Shadow line will be distributed nationwide but a mud encrusted jean probably won't fly off the shelves outside of NYC, and even then you can pick up pieces at Century 21 for the same price the diffusion line will sell at UO.

The store here in Omaha has very little in the way of the diffusion lines mentioned. A big table of Levis, graphic tees, shoes, and the occasional (rare) fred perry piece here and there... I doubt like hell the store will get more than a few pieces for displays and whatever online returns that turn up.
post #103 of 288
I don't know too much about Rick Owens, but please oh please tell me this hoodie is part of the Urban Outfitters line and not part of a previous collection. I *need* it for LARPing.

post #104 of 288
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
don't we have the same waist size bitch. can you even afford boo!?
I'm a 28-29 homie, but I size up. But I'm also heavier than I look.
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
<3 you. When are you going to give up sufu to come live with us full time?
idk
post #105 of 288
Haha. Sorry I posted it after poly800rock because he browses superfuture as well and this post was made a year ago about april 77. Those views are not reflected by or shared by chronoaug and affiliates. (yea, robin. that post was almost 2 years old which explains the rivited comment) http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk...utfitters+lame The exact funny rant has been repeated as a joke but inserting different brands or even stupider things like people's names or something else. It was a joke but....i dunno. I guess i deserve a fail macro now There's no drkshdw at UO. Geez. They do or i've heard for a limited time at least in europe at carry/carried s2a, filippak, acne, april 77, apc, nudie, fred perry, paul smith, j lindenberg, velour and others
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