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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. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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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.

    I didn't really think you were. And I agree the Gap comes up with some odd/ugly designs. Lately, I've noticed that it seems to be offering more and more near-copies of items at sister store Banana Republic.
     
  2. mack11211

    mack11211 Well-Known Member

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    Like he said.

    It's all about how you mix and match.

    Didn't Sharon Stone wear a Gap t-shirt to the Oscars one year?
     
  3. skalogre

    skalogre 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.

    Hmm... I bought a white one for my brother and a brown one for myself week before last; there were no blue ones. I will check again though. Thanks!
     
  4. thinman

    thinman Well-Known Member

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    White and I don't shop at the Gap. I might own 3 of their tee-shirts.

    Holdfast, aren't all psychologists closet statisticians? Oops...there goes the thread down that slippery slope. I've just given an entire group "special" attributes.[​IMG]
     
  5. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    I'm about as white as can be, and I used to shop at the GAP, but don't really anymore. I'm not opposed, but I prefer JCrew or BR where I will buy odds and ends on deep clearance. BR's boxers, for example, are great, socks can be okay. I have several old GAP polos and a few other things that I do wear all along. Today around the house I wore an old pair of GAP khakis I paid less than $10 for about 4 years ago.
     
  6. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    is there a real corelation between being white and gap? the times i've been in gap i saw a very mixed ethnicity. i believe asians in particular like gap.

    and so racial stereotyping continues... [​IMG]
     
  7. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    and so racial stereotyping continues... [​IMG]


    I'll tell you though...one time I went into "Against All Odds" because it was the only store that had a particular baseball cap (yeah, yeah, whatever) that I wanted and it was quite a trip.
     
  8. acidboy

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    I'll tell you though...one time I went into "Against All Odds" because it was the only store that had a particular baseball cap (yeah, yeah, whatever) that I wanted and it was quite a trip.

    uhm, what's "against all odds"?
     
  9. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    uhm, what's "against all odds"?

    It's an urban hip-hop kind of store. What Gap, A&F and Banana Republic are to white people, Against all Odds is to black people.
     
  10. Roy Biggins

    Roy Biggins Well-Known Member

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    I'm white, and I shop at the Gap for jeans. Their original boot cut jeans (women's) fit great, and are always on sale for like $30, sometimes less. Everything in the men's section is made extremely big/really shapeless, I think. For about the same prices with better fitting and better looking clothes, I prefer Benetton.

    Along with Banana Republic (and maybe Old Navy?), they have great deals in the sale section.

    I've also never noticed the thing with white people and the Gap before, but now that I think about it, I think of white dads wearing USA themed Gap shirts and hoodies.
     
  11. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    I guess I don't get it and maybe my irony software is not working right, but it seems that Gap and race is at best a spurious correlation. Gap is not fashionable, it's not low price, it's not special. It's by design tasteless and bland--meant to offend no one and arouse no one. It's a concept that may have passed it sell-by date.
    http://whatareyouwearingtoday.blogspot.com/
     
  12. LabelKing

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    It seems a very yuppie suburbanite sort of brand.
     
  13. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    It's an urban hip-hop kind of store. What Gap, A&F and Banana Republic are to white people, Against all Odds is to black people.

    ok. thanks. thats the first time i've heard of that establishment. i guess we asians has it going for gap because of its very nice line of junior sizes. [​IMG] ok i have to stop this.
     
  14. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the answer to an SAT question.
    Er, or at least the kind of questions they had on the SAT 20+ years ago . . .

    Analogies.
     

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