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Best/Worst Bang for the Buck

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by McCurry, May 5, 2011.

  1. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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    everyone. last winter it was all prorsum.
     
  2. Phiberglass

    Phiberglass Well-Known Member

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    What is people's take on Zara

    I really like their designs, but the quality is shit. I wonder who they shark


    I own a duffle/toggle coat from Zara and it's held up nicely and It's an awesome coat. Other than that, I'm not sure, but I haven't heard good things. Not a big fan of a lot they produce anyways.
     
  3. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    What is people's take on Zara

    I really like their designs, but the quality is shit. I wonder who they shark

    I have 2 jackets from there that I received as gifts. I saw they retailed for ~$100 each and I thought that was pretty overpriced. They are cool looking pieces that fit decently, but man...quality sucks severely.

    I read up on the brand. It has a unique strategy that makes it a billion dollars firm. They never advertise and their stuff is suppose to be a notch higher than H&M.

    Personally, I would never spend my own money on their items.

    From all the times I have stepped in their stores, the general audience looks to be around my age, mid 20s.
     
  4. habitant

    habitant Well-Known Member

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    Their fabrics are way better than BoO and about the same price as other mid tier Japanese brands.

    Pfft.. I compared them side by side with W+H last week, I would say there's hardly any difference in quality.

    and the w+h is about 175$ less.
     
  5. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    worst: ccp boots, my zipper just broke off after 4 months
     
  6. Lel

    Lel Well-Known Member

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    Best:
    Suiting - Thick as Thieves (easy go to brand for a young guy who might need a lot of suits)
    Leather Jackets - ToJ no doubt
    Pants - Uniqlo (basically to me, better fitting than Levis with a ton much interesting options in terms of colored denim with superior construction)
    Leather Boots - Paul Smith and Marc Jacobs (PS shoes are decent but they're priced very well and well made leather boots in general don't come cheap, but for a little more mainline MJ boots are way better in terms of leather quality, construction, and comfort).
     
  7. forStyle

    forStyle Well-Known Member

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    Worst longevity/buck: Corpus shorts. The bottom torn open after a few wears. Only piece that became unwearable.

    Best longevity/buck: Running shorts, ran in them for 2 years, and still going steady. It's starting to show fadez


    Worst quality/buck: Seven for all Mankind jacket, bought in the early days, is so uncomfortable

    Best quality/buck: Seavees (for 20 bucks),
     
  8. babump

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    What is people's take on Zara

    I really like their designs, but the quality is shit. I wonder who they shark


    Their designs are decent for a mall brand, but the quality on about 95% of their stuff is lacking and not worth the price in my opinion. However, I got a slim fitting grey blazer from them a bit ago for about $90 which has held up quite nicely. I bought it because the fit was spot on. For the price, I don't know which brands can really compete except Uniqlo. In terms of quality I would say is slightly above H&M. Also, most of their jackets to me just looked straight up cheap and the materials they used for their all of their knits were terrible.
     
  9. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Well-Known Member

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    Leather Boots - Paul Smith and Marc Jacobs (PS shoes are decent but they're priced very well and well made leather boots in general don't come cheap, but for a little more mainline MJ boots are way better in terms of leather quality, construction, and comfort).

    MJ makes damn durable shit. Don't really know why it gets passed over around here.
     
  10. Lel

    Lel Well-Known Member

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    Hmm I passed on a MJ cashmere sweater once because honestly it didn't impress me, but personally I prefer the low maintenance of high end cotton.

    Also forgot to add one
    Pocketsquares: Kent Wang
     
  11. AGPi

    AGPi Well-Known Member

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    Worst: Band of Outsiders.
     
  12. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Best: piece I end up wearing all the time
    Worst: Pieces I hardly wear or get rid off.

    Can it be anything else?
     
  13. Razele

    Razele Well-Known Member

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    MJ makes damn durable shit. Don't really know why it gets passed over around here.
    I think because there is no design behind it, it's just nice stuff
     
  14. Razele

    Razele Well-Known Member

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    Best: piece I end up wearing all the time
    Worst: Pieces I hardly wear or get rid off.

    Can it be anything else?

    Exactly what I thought too
     
  15. Lane

    Lane Well-Known Member

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    Best: piece I end up wearing all the time
    Worst: Pieces I hardly wear or get rid off.

    Can it be anything else?


    but if you love something and it has durability issues than you'd feel still feel less favorable towards the item.
     
  16. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Well-Known Member

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    I think because there is no design behind it, it's just nice stuff
    We should delete 90% of the threads here then. [​IMG] And what Fumma said.
     
  17. Wiggles

    Wiggles Active Member

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    Pfft.. I compared them side by side with W+H last week, I would say there's hardly any difference in quality.

    and the w+h is about 175$ less.


    Look closer.
     
  18. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    but if you love something and it has durability issues than you'd feel still feel less favorable towards the item.

    Sure. I don't have many items with durability issue (well a gauzy knit is bound to be more fragile than a pair of raw jeans but thats a given). I think the last item I bought which turned out to be shitty was by Lanvin so things can be surprising. My old Lanvin stuff though is super durable.
     
  19. Razele

    Razele Well-Known Member

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    RE: Macuser

    Yah deffinitly could, its pretty derivative though (sup CP x Marc by Marc Jacobs in collaboration with Marc Jacobs)

    Alot of stuff here is just 'nice clothes' not really a design behind it, so +1
     
  20. Lane

    Lane Well-Known Member

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    Sure. I don't have many items with durability issue (well a gauzy knit is bound to be more fragile than a pair of raw jeans but thats a given). I think the last item I bought which turned out to be shitty was by Lanvin so things can be surprising. My old Lanvin stuff though is super durable.
    don't you own rick dunks? I've always noticed people have a love/hate relationship with them. Its part of the reason why I've hesitated for so long on a pair.
     

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