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NY Times: Why Designer Clothes Cost So Much

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RFX45, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/29/fashion/29ROW.html

     
  2. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Well-Known Member

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    lol @ olsen twin jawns costing more than bastian/browne
     
  3. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    why is that so funny?? Because they are the olsen twins??
     
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  5. Syl

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    the amount produced may be one factor, and sure, there's the "I want it because other's can't have it", but what's disappointing is that quality seems low down on the totem pole.
     
  6. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    Then your nuts.
    Their stuff is actually nice and you don't really fuck around with billionaires who have some amazingly talented designers working for them and the fact the don't need to skimp on their factories or fabric. Don't hate on them because of grwoing pains or whatever show they started at. These girls have been into fashion and the understanding of fashion for many many years.

    This is not an attack but your out look on things and MANY other like you on the forum drags down the true talent because of stupid name recognition.
    The name shouldn't matter unless you are loyal to a brand that does its craft well and this runs the gamit from
    Levis to McQueen.

    if you buy a shirt because you understand what goes into the shirt and it fits you well that's a good thing. If you pass on a kick ass shirt or whatever just because the name you are a fool and a follower and probably get snowed and ripped off all the time.

    just my 2 cents.

    Best,
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    Syl- quailty comes at a price and that's why. Is this fickle instant gratification age it's hard.
     
  7. airportlobby

    airportlobby Well-Known Member

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    if you buy a shirt because you understand what goes into the shirt and it fits you well that's a good thing. If you pass on a kick ass shirt or whatever just because the name you are a fool and a follower and probably get snowed and ripped off all the time.
    Of all the things to get worked up defending, the Olson twins are an unlikely one. Why would I want to give money to a couple of spoiled morons, when I could get something equally nice and give money to people who aren't spoiled morons or know the difference between "your" and "you're"? They're awful. Every time I'm reminded of their existence, it is depressing. I will not do anything that will mean I have to continue to be reminded of their existence in the future.
     
  8. Nil

    Nil Well-Known Member

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    The virulent Olsen twins defense definitely has me confused.
     
  9. Mauro

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    The twins went to school to become designers. So they are loaded big deal.
    I could care less about the twins they both could get hit by a bus and I wouldn't bat two eye lashes but to say their product is crappier than other by just their name is silly.
    that's all I am trying to say.


    I do wish people would support more undiscovered designer and want to put quality first but sadly that isn't the case.
     
  10. Fuuma

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    The twins went to school to become designers. So they are loaded big deal.
    I could care less about the twins they both could get hit by a bus and I wouldn't bat two eye lashes but to say their product is crappier than other by just their name is silly.
    that's all I am trying to say.


    I do wish people would support more undiscovered designer and want to put quality first but sadly that is the case.


    I personally won't purchase goods from designers that don't have a body of work I'm interested in. And yes that doesn't me the individual piece can't be nice.
     
  11. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Well-Known Member

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    Yet another article validating my decision to buy fabric in bulk and design my own trousers.
     
  12. Mauro

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    ^^ why you think you could make better $500.00 trousers???
     
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    ^^ why you think you could make better $500.00 trousers???

    because attractive girls are stupid (10)
     
  14. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    ^^ why you think you could make better $500.00 trousers???

    1. I was an apprentice to Salvatore Abbelogini in Milan for nine months.
    2. I know my fit better than anyone (see Our Bodies, Ourselves: Bespoke Edition).
    3. My idea of fun is bathing my white, casual trousers in tea for five days to produce an authentic khaki color like our lads did in the Subcontinent.
     
  15. Cool The Kid

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    $500 chinos... wow, now I have really seen it all.
     
  16. robbie

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    thanks for sharing the article.

    i don't have the luxury of being able to base all of my clothing decisions on the factors I would like; But being aware of why brand x costs what it does makes me think of the cost of clothing somewhat differently.

    I think Mauro sort of hit the nail on the head, people aren't as willing to invest in their clothing. I know that I certainly am not. I understand a particular thing has more value,quality,et cetera... but with trends (don't pretend you aren't affected by trends) I'd rather have options than 1 'perfect' pair of pants, 2 perfect shirts, and a perfect pair of shoes.

    This is why I have a hodge podge of clothing that only works for me occasionally.

    If people with less to spend were content with owning less more people would dress in a manner that this forum approved of.

    But the democratization of 'fashion' or 'fast fashion' or whatever has created need justified solely by want.

    many of us would rather have a less expensive version of the less expensive version that so and so designed 3 or 4 years ago (if not sooner)

    i'm sure there are other factors as well

    also this topic is one that seems to come up in one form or anotheratleast once or twice a month.
     
  17. KitAkira

    KitAkira Well-Known Member

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    Who would buy an ipad over jawnz? Also didn't realize Bastian stuff cost more than TB
    1. I was an apprentice to Salvatore Abbelogini in Milan for nine months. 2. I know my fit better than anyone (see Our Bodies, Ourselves: Bespoke Edition). 3. My idea of fun is bathing my white, casual trousers in tea for five days to produce an authentic khaki color like our lads did in the Subcontinent.
    Psh, come back when you've apprenticed on the Row
     
  18. jet

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    $500 chinos... wow, now I have really seen it all.

    You really haven't.

    And LOL @ bastian how is this clown even still around? Du is not a real designer.
     
  19. oneeightyseven

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    You really haven't.

    And LOL @ bastian how is this clown even still around? Du is not a real designer.


    my ex girlfriend is now dating some guy with the same name. Fuck the designer and fuck him.
     
  20. NorCal

    NorCal Well-Known Member

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    3. My idea of fun is bathing my white, casual trousers in tea for five days to produce an authentic khaki color like our lads did in the Subcontinent.

    Please elaborate. This type of arcane minutia interests me.
     

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