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Best/Worst Bang for the Buck

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by McCurry, May 5, 2011.

  1. flyguy7

    flyguy7 Senior member

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    True...but a tailor can make a shirt fit BETTER than BoO for the right amount of money. To say that it's 'fucking stupid' to buy cheaper stuff and take to a tailor is just wrong. If I have $100 for a shirt......I'd rather buy a $50 shirt and pay a tailor $20 to make it almost perfect, rather than have a $100 shirt that has a little bit to be desired. Sure the fabric may be better, but that doesn't change the fact that it doesn't fit you snug in the right places.

    To be honest I don't like the look of casual shirts with darts or any alterations-- I'll pay more for the shirt that's cut right off the rack
     
  2. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

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    hard to knock off a plaid shirt dummy.

    I hate how swimming pools knock off lakes and the ocean.


    yeah, must be a coincidence LOL. nevermind they were released same-season, look exactly the same, and JC has a long history of cherry-picking from the designers du jour

    also shrewd analogy, definitely pertinent
     
  3. Kagemusha

    Kagemusha Senior member

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    To be honest I don't like the look of casual shirts with darts or any alterations-- I'll pay more for the shirt that's cut right off the rack

    Impossible for me with a 42" chest...gotta have darts to make it hug the hips.

    Also......I don't understand some of your logic.....a GOOD tailor can cut it JUST like any brand you want.......do you think some of these places have magical tailors who do cuts that nobody else can?
     
  4. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    calling $250 a quarter of a grand is pretty good. I need you arouynd when I am making offers to employees.

    Haha, putting prices in relative terms is an effective way to make arguments more persuasive! Nothing wrong with that [​IMG]

    And boy, this thread sure turned ugly fast
     
  5. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    True...but a tailor can make a shirt fit BETTER than BoO for the right amount of money. To say that it's 'fucking stupid' to buy cheaper stuff and take to a tailor is just wrong. If I have $100 for a shirt......I'd rather buy a $50 shirt and pay a tailor $20 to make it almost perfect, rather than have a $100 shirt that has a little bit to be desired. Sure the fabric may be better, but that doesn't change the fact that it doesn't fit you snug in the right places.

    Ok, Cool the Kid.
     
  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    CP sneakers worst bang for the buck.
     
  7. Wiggles

    Wiggles Active Member

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  8. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    CP sneakers worst bang for the buck.

    Lately I'd agree and I love my CPs, but they just keep raising retail and really adding nothing.
     
  9. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    yes, j crew is constantly ripping off brands only people on sf buy.


    yeah, must be a coincidence LOL. nevermind they were released same-season, look exactly the same, and JC has a long history of cherry-picking from the designers du jour

    also shrewd analogy, definitely pertinent
     
  10. Knisse

    Knisse Senior member

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    yes, j crew is constantly ripping off brands only people on sf buy.

    You always seem so angry... Dont you have wife and kids, and still your always ripping on something pointless.. You got it made, why continue with your streak?
     
  11. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    why the fuck not? this is what happens when your dog needs to shit at 5am.
     
  12. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Yep, Gitman shirts are great quality but they're only about $50 cheaper than BOO. Plus, like you said, they run a little longer. Also, another thing - BOO has some pretty good patterns/designs. Yeah, the schoolboy aesthetic might not be for everyone, but I happen to actually like it

    I think J. Crew have some of the most overpriced shirts. You're overpaying for what is basically a knock-off of better brands:

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    I don't see anything wrong with the J Crew shirts. I have some and they fit well on me at least. Now sure the quality isn't the best but I don't want a shirt that will be lasting me for 10 years anyways. Would look weird taking a picture 10 years from now and then seeing a picture from 10 years ago where I'm wearing the same shirt.
     
  13. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    I think Uniqlo is the best bang for the buck—although, their trousers never fit me as they are vanity sizes! ¬.¬ I think a lot of stores, Americans use, like J.Crew, can be a little over-priced—although, I like a lot of their stuff. H&M and Topman are, pretty much, the worse shops out there! Topman has terrible cuts, styles, colours, etc, etc and H&M have shoddy stitching, etc! Fich that!
     
  14. Kagemusha

    Kagemusha Senior member

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    Ok, Cool the Kid.

    Don't even know what you're talking about, but ok.
     
  15. brad-t

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    why the fuck not? this is what happens when your dog needs to shit at 5am.

    dead
     
  16. gululv

    gululv Senior member

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    Best: NN07
    Worst: Acne
     
  17. jet

    jet Senior member

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    best - belgian shit
    worst - japanese derivatives plus ugly mc shit that is "high quality"
     
  18. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    why the fuck not? this is what happens when your dog needs to shit at 5am.

    Every time on my way to work i see the same girl walking her dog at 5:45am. Snow, rain, 0degrees, whatever. Fucking sucks
     
  19. SeanathonHuff

    SeanathonHuff Senior member

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    best: 3sixteen denim, uniqlo clothing
    worst: bed stu, true religion (and other 'shit' brands)
     
  20. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    What is people's take on Zara

    I really like their designs, but the quality is shit. I wonder who they shark
     

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