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Are you white and do you shop at the GAP?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by imageWIS, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. gorgekko

    gorgekko Well-Known Member

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    As white as a man of Baltic European ancestry can get, never shopped at the Gap. I'm no fan of their offerings but I can see that they fill a role.

    A&F, on the other hand, should be burned store by store.
     
  2. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    It seems to me that we've reached the point where it won't take much for this thread to go precipitously downhill.

    I don't really see where else it could have gone.
     
  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    I shop anywhere I judge the price to be right. If the item seems to be decent quality for the money, I'll buy it. Gap? Sure. Old Navy? No problem. Big Lots? Absolutely. (Well, not often at Big Lots, but I have found some Gold Toe socks there.)

    I have not yet begun to defile myself.
     
  4. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    I've long since suppressed any memories I might have had of shopping at the gap.
     
  5. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Not white, and I don't really shop at the Gap. Maybe a T-shirt or a scarf once in a blue moon. I have probably just 2 or 3 Gap items in my entire wardrobe.
     
  6. Jovan

    Jovan Well-Known Member

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    A&F, on the other hand, should be burned store by store.
    [​IMG] Yes.
     
  7. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Well-Known Member

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    Not white, don't shop there. I don't really see anything special there. Plus, everyone in the goddamn universe seems to have jeans from there so it's quite unoriginal.
     
  8. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Well-Known Member

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    I shop anywhere I judge the price to be right. If the item seems to be decent quality for the money, I'll buy it. Gap? Sure. Old Navy? No problem. Big Lots? Absolutely. (Well, not often at Big Lots, but I have found some Gold Toe socks there.)
    I'm kind of the same way. I shop everywhere, though I haven't bought anything of note from Gap in years.
     
  9. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    So, have we got any statisticians to number-crunch the data in the poll (probably needs a t-test?) to figure out if there's a significant difference between the two groups. [​IMG]

    Yes the data's all biased but hey, it's a bit of fun, right?
     
  10. stach

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    I'm so white, I bought a hoodie on sale there today! ($15) [​IMG]
     
  11. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    For the kind of stuff the Gap and similar establishments are good for, I'd just as soon buy garments at Costco and Target, where I am likely to get even better value. That's my practice, anyway.
     
  12. DocHolliday

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    In honor of this thread, I just went to Gap. There I found a great baby blue cotton sweater on sale for $12.99. Last size M too, suckas.
     
  13. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    In honor of this thread, I just went to Gap. There I found a great baby blue cotton sweater on sale for $12.99. Last size M too, suckas.

    Damn. I was going to go by there myself also, see if I could find any of the old dark 1969 jeans from past seasons they have been clearing out for 20 or so $ (apparently they don't look worn out and filthy enough to sell [​IMG] )...
     
  14. designprofessor

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    A few things now and then, then they went through this awfull salmon and baby blue phase and I steered clear for a while. I will take this time to fully endorse the cheap linen shirts offered at Target, some of my favorite shirts!
     
  15. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    I am white and my blood is blue. None of Gap's offerings has ever inspired me to enter one of their stores.
     
  16. SGladwell

    SGladwell Well-Known Member

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    White, last shopped at the Gap in Cologne ca. 2002, when I bought a few pairs of khaki shorts on clearance for about 10DM (<5USD at the time) there. Admittedly, I did recently buy a pair of Italian-made selvedge Gap 1969 jeans at a vintage store. They were marked cheaper than regular Gap jeans. [​IMG]
     
  17. DocHolliday

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    A few things now and then, then they went through this awfull salmon and baby blue phase and I steered clear for a while.

    Ouch. Don't be talking smack about my new sweater. [​IMG]

    I will take this time to fully endorse the cheap linen shirts offered at Target, some of my favorite shirts!

    I'll toss in a good word for the linen/cotton shirts at Old Navy. I tried the linen shirts at Target, but the pockets were much too big for my slim build. The ones at ON, on the other hand, worked great for me. The blue color is particularly nice, and at $24.50 full retail, the price is right.
     
  18. skalogre

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    Ouch. Don't be talking smack about my new sweater. [​IMG] I'll toss in a good word for the linen/cotton shirts at Old Navy. I tried the linen shirts at Target, but the pockets were much too big for my slim build. The ones at ON, on the other hand, worked great for me. The blue color is particularly nice, and at $24.50 full retail, the price is right.
    At the Doc's suggestion I also checked these out. Have not found any in blue but I have one in flax, one in white and one in brown. Good value at the price and if you size down, relatively slim fitting.
     
  19. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Skalogre, my local store just got the blue in a week or so ago. You might check back if you're interested. I liked how they looked on the Web site, and liked them even better in person. It's rare I'll pay retail for ON stuff, but I went ahead and got one at full price.
     
  20. designprofessor

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    Not to worry Doc, I'm reffering to some seasonal clothes, perhaps four years ago. hideous color combinations put together...no swipe intended on your purchase.
     

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