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Banana Republic, not that bad

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by deveandepot1, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Oxnard

    Oxnard Senior Member

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    I have to disagree heartily with the OP, Banana Republic has become the epitome of BAD business casual outfits. Every 20 something who wants to look "professional" buys a tacky BR striped shirt, which they have a seemingly endless array of. Five or six years ago the stuff was a bit less tacky, the knits were nicer, but man their stuff is awful. I bought some t-shirts off their website a year ago on a whim and the cotton was seriously worse than the 3 for $5 t-shirts that they sell at wal mart. Why a thread like this gets made is beyond me.
     


  2. m7ia

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    Besides, the bloody locks on their outwear are extremely annoying

    Yeah, I hate that crap... can't even try stuff on off the rack properly.
     


  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    It's the de-styling of styleforum.

    I vote to merge all these garbage threads into one MONSTER garbage mall brand thread or delete them altogether never to be seen again or talked about again.
     


  4. Oxnard

    Oxnard Senior Member

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    It's the de-styling of styleforum.

    I vote to merge all these garbage threads into one MONSTER garbage mall brand thread or delete them altogether never to be seen again or talked about again.


    this, yes. Shitty business casual is not fashion and 90% of the stuff that BR carries is definitely not stylish. Its not a price issue either, there are plenty of brands around the BR price level that are enjoyed on styleforum, especially with the workwear brands. But man this shit needs to be squirreled and done with.
     


  5. a-rock

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    "BR is what we thought they were! They're what we thought they were! We bought them in our youth "” everybody wore a three quarter zip argyle! That's why we bought the damn sweater. Now if you want to crown them, then crown their ass! But they are who we thought they were! And we bought them off the rack!"
    -Dennis Green
     


  6. BB1

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    The only point this thread serves is for making fun of BR. Beyond that, it's boring. [​IMG]
     


  7. modern_leifeng

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    You know, all the Heritage stuff that I ever bought was returned because I thought the materials and cut were even worse than the main line stuff.

    +1 I find the heritage stuff to be worse than the regular line and agree that the fit is often off.

    Well said on their philosophy, BR's shirts would be great at $40-50 but at nearly $100 and over here in Canada, I think not. There are other options and in my case I can go to BB downtown.

    This is one of my major issues with Banana. A shirt there used to be $49.99, now they want $79.99 for a shirt. I have no problem paying more if the quality is there, but they decided to reposition the brand as a "classier, dressier" mall brand (thus as someone else commented, you don't see the workwear trend that J. Crew has done a great job hitting) without addressing their quality issues.
     


  8. Razele

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    It's the de-styling of styleforum.

    I vote to merge all these garbage threads into one MONSTER garbage mall brand thread or delete them altogether never to be seen again or talked about again.

    +1 Why come to STYLEforum to talk about this tripe For the life of me I don't understand why people don't spend more time talking about legitimate design Margiela threads fail and this rubbish will stick around
     


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  10. Razele

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    Your choice of meme fits my seething rage appropriately.

    Meme on, son. Meme on.
     




  11. Robert

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    +1

    Why come to STYLEforum to talk about this tripe

    For the life of me I don't understand why people don't spend more time talking about legitimate design

    Margiela threads fail and this rubbish will stick around



    Judgmental much?
     


  12. Razele

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    Are you going to go A&F after J Crew, brah?
     


  13. Robert

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    I never say never.
     


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    "BR is what we thought they were! They're what we thought they were! We bought them in our youth "” everybody wore a three quarter zip argyle! That's why we bought the damn sweater. Now if you want to crown them, then crown their ass! But they are who we thought they were! And we bought them off the rack!"
    -Dennis Green


    hilarious... I walked into BR a month ago with my lady friend.. I tried to look at their items but I just couldnt take it.. I agree, it just looks very tacky.
     


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