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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. reedobandito

    reedobandito Well-Known Member

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  2. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    We don't give fast fashion a pass most of the time. Same with the derivative brands. They are "more affordable". Can't have it both ways. Either admit you're being cheap and just finding an approximation of the original or you have to embrace all the crappy knockoffs too.
     
  3. Raindrop

    Raindrop Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, if it's a good buy..why not a pass?
     
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  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    In this case you can't even identify the 'original', so I'm not remotely sure why someone buying a pant with a curved seam should be made to feel cheap.

    As the jeans under scrutiny aren't a straight-up copy or knock-off, I don't think the rest of your comments really apply, but it is interesting to note that even there, there are some interesting complications -- like Margiela's replicas, which are straight-up copies, though infinitely more expensive. I notice you do support that brand.
     
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  6. grizzlybear

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    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    Time elapsed, plus they tend to be item types rather than actual designs of other designers. Then there's the matter of construction, materials etc.

    Are we saying that J jeans are an item category rather than a specific design?

    I don't really have a personal stake in this particular example as I don't own any J pants and I don't really have plans for any. It just seems odd to me that this situation (which was met with mixed reactions initially when Clark Kent first posted the link) is suddenly embraced. It's OK to be honest and say "hey I don't want/can't afford to cough up the money for Attachment/Zam/Devoa/whatever pants, so these might do the trick".
     
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    that apc bomber hurts my heart...still wish I could find one in XL
     
  9. colabear

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    Marc Jacobs heavy knit cardi [​IMG]
     
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    Not to add any fuel to the fire or to even further the discussion at hand
    but those J Jeans are almost a line for line copy of ZB DNA, even the specs measurements are a copy.

    there are many companies that make a J Cut pants. ZB DNA are the ONLY ones with a seam on the thigh where the back of the pants curve towards the front from the hip down. now that is the clear giveaway in the pattern

    I wouldn't be surprised if one of the partners in this company owns DNA's from us. However I really don't care. Our DNA's are not "jeans" in the sense they are not denim fabric and we don't make blue jeans............\

    if they can make than and make money from it, more power to them...........
     
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  11. Jabonator

    Jabonator Well-Known Member

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    Get off of Tween!
     
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  12. notwithit

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    I have a pair of the Attachment jeans, and these look to be a little different, with a slimmer leg opening and crispier indigo denim as opposed to the softer one-wash black on the Attachments.

    I think I paid about the same for the Attachment jeans. :hide:


    Great, now I feel like a jerk . :confused:
     
  13. VirtruviusR

    VirtruviusR Well-Known Member

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  14. kindofyoung

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    Wasn't aware they were as similar as you explained here, so yeah that kinda sucks, sorry bout that.

    Then again, I very much doubt their company will affect your sales negatively since
    A. the j cut will probably be their least sold model,
    B. the majority of those buyers probably didn't know and wouldn't have found out about your brand and pants
    C. those who already know of your brand and value the design and work you put into your designs, and also can afford it will just continue buying your pieces

    (Sorry I dragged this conversation out for so long everyone, last post regarding this I promise [​IMG])
     
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  15. Dbear

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    ^ you're reaching

    the thing about the j cut kickstarter thing is that it's just marketing done well at a price point just low enough to get interest.

    it's like gustin when people get it they be like, "it's the best thing ever, i love it so much, except ______"
     
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    Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Midnight Boots :slayer:

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    Economically speaking there's almost no way to profit from someone 'stealing' your ideas, especially in this day and age where most avant-garde fashion can be replicated for relatively cheap.
     
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    Have these on the way, after dithering a while (mostly because I own/plan on buying too much other floral/patterned shit). Hopefully the sizing works out, I hate buying shoes online.

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