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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. msg

    msg Well-Known Member

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    Jack Dorsey is a tailor, a sailor, and oversees not one but two failing online properties. Rick seems right.
     
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  2. Baron

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    Square is failing?
     
  3. ppllzz

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    stock fell 30% in january and its bleeding money.
     
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    Did Square ever even catch on?
     
  5. msg

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    Sand Hill Road has a different definition of success than you do. Also, they can't attract top engineering talent any more (if ever). Same for Tweeter. But, Jack has Rick, so it's ok. And while I can poke holes in his tech stacks, dude's built more businesses than I have.
     
  6. cyc wid it

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    My friends cashed out at one his 2 companies (bought), but are still there.

    Twitter still has decent talent, but isn't a top spot anymore outside of a few specialties/departments.
     
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    SOMEONE GETS ME
     
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    Thank you NMWA for allowing me to walk in without an appointment and decked out in tech ninja. Will most likely visit again soon to get a suit, probably ninja'd out again.
     
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  9. Bussit

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    I felt like I was in a SlickDeals thread all day today. Thanks, StyleForum!
     
  10. Mr. Moo

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    Was just at Runway the other day. Pretty dope.
     
  11. Kid Nickels

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    :embar: well… I try to be a good neighbor (most of the time).
     
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  12. shoreman1782

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    Regarding paying full price vs sale shopping / overbuying / wants vs needs

    We all want to be content with what we buy, and take steps that are likely make us more content with what we buy. Maybe defining a need clearly before filling it, maybe shopping more bricks and mortar shops so you can really handle the stuff and judge fit, maybe buying at the beginning of the season and paying full price to ensure we get what we want with plenty of time to wear it in the near term.

    But there's a (slight) risk that you can use the fact that you paid full price as its own justification for buying / being content with something that you're not really content with. Paying full price can become a badge of prestige, or (weirdly) of being wise consumer. "Well I don't shop sales anymore, I just buy what I want at retail and I'm happier."

    Not suggesting everyone wait for 90% sales/beg NMWA for incremental discounts. Just saying--there's a psychological flip side to the sport sale shopping compulsion.
     
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  13. BostonHedonist

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    There's this whole notion of "perceived value" when it comes to the purchases we make, and nowhere can you see as much variance as in clothes shopping. There's form, there's function and then there's that intangible "x" factor: what's in or whats new or what's on sale today, etc.

    The more years I put behind me, the more I've realized the value of having set criteria for purchases before I get on the hunt. Otherwise that "third quality" can pull you in a million directions. Still, I'll get caught up in it when Mr. P drops hit 70%. But for the most part I already know what I'm looking for - at least roughly - before going shopping. I try to ignore everything else and execute my purchase list as efficiently and joylessly as possible. Joyless, 'cause God help the person who gets off on the spending itself.

    But paying full price adding to the perceived value of something.... I've never had that experience. If I can pay less for the same thing, I'll do it every time. If I want it badly enough, I'll get it now whatever it costs.
     
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  14. JSAN

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    Anyone got recs for some shell boots? Nothing too CM but still made nicely.
     
  15. BostonHedonist

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    Julian Bowery

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    What are some good plastic shoe trees for leather sneakers?
     
  17. thekunk07

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    hung with JET in la, nicest dude ever saved me from a night of drinking at a hotel with milfs. he's a class act
     
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  18. venividivicibj

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    Wait, that's bad?
     
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  19. Fuuma

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    epic meet, no pic?
     
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    Haha yeah Jet seems like a standup du even through the net, but you have to reword how being surrounded by Milfs is something you need saving from
     

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