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American Apparel vs. Alternative Apparel

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by theom-, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    Doesn't seem like these has been a comparison of these two very alike brands.
    Opinions on price, quality, cut, fabrics, etc.

    My opinion is Alt app is better fabrics and quality for a more expensive cost. They have less items though.
     
  2. TyCooN

    TyCooN Senior member

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    Not a big fan of Alt Apl. I get a hippie feel from most of their pieces.
     
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    theom- Senior member

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    Not a big fan of Alt Apl. I get a hippie feel from most of their pieces.

    Hippie feel?
     
  4. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Doesn't Alt Apparel only have odd colors for their basic Ts, like acid wash and beige only?
     
  5. blynch

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    $6 per American Apparel T was too cheap to pass up, I just got 15 or so basic Ts to restock (most of my Ts had faded and look crappy)
    They aren't the best, but plenty good for the price. I've never got alternative apparel, but I think they cost like 15 for a T, which is way too much for basic Ts.
     
  6. TyCooN

    TyCooN Senior member

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    Hippie feel?
    Yep it looks like something a hippie would wear. Doesn't fit my aesthetic so much. I find American Apparel to be more "neutral".
     
  7. Big Pun

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    I think American Apparel is a little hipster status.
     
  8. Coldsnap

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    What American Apparel Ts do you guys prefer? I don't like shirts that hang on my nipples (lol) so I usually just go with the Jersey ts.

    Although I want to try some other ones, like the summer shirt
     
  9. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    I think American Apparel is a little hipster status.

    Yes. Mostly now all the girls in my school are decked out in full american apparel stuff. Its kind of annoying.
     
  10. james nicolas

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    i wear an alternative apparel perfect v-neck everyday

    i used to wear american apparel t shirts every day until i found alternative
    from then on it's only alternative
    i prefer alternative in cut, quality, materials, and colors
    i happen to like the colors alternative offers (the natural and earth tones, although they do have a wide range of colors, not just acid and beige)
    i always thought the american colors were too loud and obnoxious anyways
    and all the hipsters that wear it don't make things any better
    also, about alternative looking like hippie clothes
    it's just the photos on the alternative site
    if you looks at the same clothes on revolve or tobi, they look nothing like hippie clothes

    with that said..here comes a shameless plug...
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  11. Seanallen

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    I never have worn Alt Apparel but I'm going to choose AA over choice of colors and diffrent types of clothing.
     
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    The only time I ever tried on an alt. apparel tee, it fit horribly, AA is really inconsistent with fits but I still wear aa when I wear tees
     
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    A is too blousy and long for me. Although Alt A is thinner, it's cut shorter and in my opinion, better. And you can get basic tees from them for $6-10 or so which is in AA's price range
     
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    I personally find the alt. apparel v's to fit me really well in a medium, so I'll go with them.

    I find myself having sizing issues with a lot of AA's shirts. The smalls are too tight in some places, but get a bit too loose with mediums :/
     
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    AA is too blousy and long for me. Although Alt A is thinner, it's cut shorter and in my opinion, better. And you can get basic tees from them for $6-10 or so which is in AA's price range

    where?
     
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    ^^^I picked up a bunch of tees when they went on sale at amazon, so just be on the lookout for those.
     
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    A could have the best colors in the world, but they're just too damn long. The ones I had tailored now blouse out around the waist because there's no tapering at all. Alt. A is much a much better fit, at least for me. The eco heather v-neck is extremely flattering on me. [​IMG]
     
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    I picked up a few v-necks when Alt. A was having their holiday sale, and I was impressed with the softness of the fabric and the shorter cut of their shirts. They also seem to be slightly smaller overall compared to the AA sizing. So I picked up a few of those eco-heather crewnecks at Amazon. And I am glad that I did.
     
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    The torso on AA shirts are ridiculously long. I had to buy a small to account for that..... and when shrunk.. are ridiculously tight.
     
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    does anyone wear these simply as undershirt or do you stick to the Hanes? Even on ebay, a 5 pack is $9 each. Seems pretty pricey if you wont see it.
     

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