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Best/Worst Bang for the Buck

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

  1. Brinbro

    Brinbro Senior member

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    What does this even mean? Triple needle stitching (who cares) and made in Japan with Japanese fabrics. For $175 less. Shut up. For all you know they could be made in the same factory.

    Look closer.
     
  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    no brand cuts shirts like BOO does (ie, super-slim/cropped) in a simple aesthetic w/ relatively good fabric

    find me one and i will concede that BOO is overpriced


    Charvet...but their shirts aren't exactly cheap, either. For super-slim *and* super cheap, you can always try grabbing something in a kid's size, a la Tom Haverford from Parks & Recreation. [​IMG]
     
  3. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    kids are fat and kids shirts aren't usually cut that slim.
     
  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Yeah, I'm not entirely sold on the idea, but I've got short arms, and a few PRL kid shirts that fit me better than all of Ralph Lauren's custom/slim fits and Gitman Vintage. The shirt tails also don't scrape the floor, which is a major plus. They fulfill my bang/buck factor.

    Not all kids are fat! [​IMG]
     
  5. 7_rocket

    7_rocket 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
    I bought 2 pairs of dress pants and they have held up fine. Some of there items aren't bad, quality is OK for a mall brand.
     
  6. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Worst: Band of Outsiders

    I love their pieces, and they have graet cuts and designs, but their prices are outrageous. I had a local stockist tell me he wouldn't sell their stuff because no one would take it until it was 70% off. Ridiculous. And those buttons. You pay a quarter of a grand for a shirt, you expect the buttons to stay on until you're out of the store.


    +1
    Love me some BoO, but it s freaking rip.
     
  7. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    I bought 2 pairs of dress pants and they have held up fine. Some of there items aren't bad, quality is OK for a mall brand.
    Yeah, I think with Zara, it's all about the cut. They're able to mimic what's fashunable and spit out affordable copies within weeks... I bought a couple of slim-fit trousers/polos from Zara Man; not sure if that was a higher-quality line, but they all look great an have held up well.
     
  8. Wiggles

    Wiggles Active Member

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    What does this even mean? Triple needle stitching (who cares) and made in Japan with Japanese fabrics. For $175 less. Shut up. For all you know they could be made in the same factory.

    You're just favoring wings & horns because it has more hype, nonnative's better in fit, construction, zippers, and uniqueness.
     
  9. Brinbro

    Brinbro Senior member

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    I would wear non-native, but the reason I won't/can't is tied into the need for this thread. Terrible bang for the buck. Non-native is getting a ton of hype right now while W+H is getting increasing backlash. Funny, since no one seems to actually wear Non-native.

    Although your argument is completely subjective and silly (kinda like this thread), I found a lot of lol in the better zipper part.
     

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