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Band of Outsiders Rumor.. (don't worry, they're still alive)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by SoCal2NYC, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Jay_1989

    Jay_1989 Well-Known Member

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    Loving how people are shocked that this closed.

    Think of the things that have closed during the recession. SCORES. SCORES closed because of the recession. A business built entirely on cash, probably tax-free, used to bring in up to $400K a night. Closed. Scores! closed! And you think Band of Outsiders is going to survive?

    Get used to it folks. SoCal is going to be starting a few of these threads over the next six months.

    what the hell? i didnt know that they shut down, thats crazy
     
  2. whodini

    whodini Well-Known Member

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    Because you have a functioning brain which puts you in the minority, EH is on a fairly fast decline...so... I..... hear......
    I hear your straight-jacket producing neighbors are fairing quite well, however.
     
  3. robin

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    If you visit seattle in the next month check out riveted. Lex (owner) is basically giving their stuff away.
    eh? Riveted closed a while back. [​IMG]
     
  4. mainy

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    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..


    lol wtf is UO really selling drkshdw i'm so confused
     
  5. Rye GB

    Rye GB Well-Known Member

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    I hear your straight-jacket producing neighbors are fairing quite well, however.
    It will never die!, wannabe werewolves, vampires and perverts will always survive the worst of economic times.
     
  6. crosswound

    crosswound Well-Known Member

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    when i hear people bitch about BoO i usually assume one or both of the following are true:

    1. they can't afford it
    2. they are too fat to fit into it


    this made me laugh.
     
  7. Rye GB

    Rye GB Well-Known Member

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    lol wtf is UO really selling drkshdw i'm so confused
    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.
     
  8. constant struggle

    constant struggle Well-Known Member

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    uo customer base doesnt have a mind of its own, buys whatever it sees there
     
  9. whodini

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    It will never die!, wannabe werewolves, vampires and perverts will always survive the worst of economic times.
    Germany, right? WTF.
    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 customers is another issue.
    Steven Alan, Rogues, Fred Perry...
     
  10. mainy

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    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.

    that's sort of surprising, drkshdw price point seems to be above what I usually see in UO. that's a shame
     
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    Rye GB Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. jkennett

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    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.
     
  13. whodini

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    +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.
     
  14. LA Guy

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    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.
     
  15. wmmk

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    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.
     
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    if drkshadow will be sold at UO how will I show hipsters that I am better than them
     
  17. Leonard Leroy

    Leonard Leroy Well-Known Member

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    By losing weight, fatty.
     
  18. Teger

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    don't we have the same waist size bitch. can you even afford boo!?
     
  19. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    By losing weight, fatty.
    [​IMG]
    <3 you. When are you going to give up sufu to come live with us full time?
     
  20. mainy

    mainy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

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