Couple brands I here no mention of here...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by CrazyJew, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. dinogj

    dinogj Senior member

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    Kind of an ignorant dismissal.

    Theory is made in China. Does that make their clothes crappy material shit too?


    sometimes yes, yes it does.
     


  2. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I don't get..... I also heard that Abercrombie and Fitch is mall brand.

    What is so bad about mall brand? Is it because they are cheap? Some of the jeans that Guess or Abercrombie and Fitch jeans sell cost over 100 dollars each.

    Would Armani Exhange, True Religion, or Diesel considered mall brand just because they have stores inside the mall?


    of the mall brands, Uniqlo and Jcrew are generally acknowledged as having decent cheap basics.


    noone really cares how much it costs, but damn some AX products are right up there with Affliction as the most disgusting shit in the world.
     


  3. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    Wonder troll powers activate.
     


  4. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Kind of an ignorant dismissal. Theory is made in China. Does that make their clothes crappy material shit too?
    Yes. And massively overpriced to boot Postscript: The misspelling in the title is really bothering me.
     


  5. BB1

    BB1 Senior member

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    Yes. And massively overpriced to boot Postscript: The misspelling in the title is really bothering me.
    Gotta a agree with you hear. Theory is a semi-competent brand that fits well, but overpriced for the mediocre quality and bland design. My wife has a $600 Theory wool coat-- made in China, fabric pills like mad, multiple buttons have fallen off. I doubt I would even buy this brand on deep discount. Increasingly I don't want any cheaply made crap in my wardrobe, even if it's free. Guess is the reincarnation of a lame 80's brand.
     


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    Guess is the reincarnation of a lame 80's brand.

    And what brand is that?
     


  7. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And what brand is that?

    oshkoshbgosh
     


  8. CrazyJew

    CrazyJew Senior member

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    I was really fucking tired when I made this topic last night, and now I can't edit the title lol. Damn.

    So you say that Theory is bad because it's made in China, and consequently- despite its great fit- the buttons fall off and the material is wack and overpriced.

    To me that sounds kind of familiar... Band of Outsiders, perhaps? Buttons fall off, material isn't that great, ridiculously overpriced, but fits damn good. What's the difference? One is made in America and adored by SF, the other is made in China.

    Now I won't disagree that MOST anything made in China is poor quality, but I don't think it would be fair to say EVERYTHING from there is poor quality as well. I think Theory pulls as much weight as BoO (both overpriced), and while I wouldn't compare Guess to MMM or Lanvin as those three are on completely separate tiers of luxury, I would still give Guess as much consideration as I would to Jcrew, which also receives much adoration from SF.
     


  9. toothsomesound

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    I was really fucking tired when I made this topic last night, and now I can't edit the title lol. Damn.

    So you say that Theory is bad because it's made in China, and consequently- despite its great fit- the buttons fall off and the material is wack and overpriced.

    To me that sounds kind of familiar... Band of Outsiders, perhaps? Buttons fall off, material isn't that great, ridiculously overpriced, but fits damn good. What's the difference? One is made in America and adored by SF, the other is made in China.

    Now I won't disagree that MOST anything made in China is poor quality, but I don't think it would be fair to say EVERYTHING from there is poor quality as well. I think Theory pulls as much weight as BoO (both overpriced), and while I wouldn't compare Guess to MMM or Lanvin as those three are on completely separate tiers of luxury, I would still give Guess as much consideration as I would to Jcrew, which also receives much adoration from SF.


    No one adores BOO. Lurk moar noob.





    No but seriously. BOO is kind of an outlier in the community here in that it gained popularity almost purely because of the fit of their oxford shirts + intensely focused marketing/brand cache/hype etc. Very few people on the forum buy other BOO stuff though I think it is mostly accepted that BOO is [more or less] above average quality for the price range, especially in outerwear and suiting though that shit gets hella expensive, don't think we've ever seen a full BOO suit in WAYWT.

    In any case, Theory is kind of a funny brand, they continually put out virtually the same collection every f/w and s/s. The brand is priced like a premium/luxury brand but the materials/quality/construction/production etc are more on par with mid-tier brands. Theory isn't terrible, it is overpriced compared to BOO though all thing being equal.
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The designers who work for Guess, A&F, and so on, are, contrary to popular belief, generally very competent. They work for their market, and consider what their customer wants. Where they often have to compromise is not on the cut (because a good fit costs just the same as a bad one), but on the complexity of the pattern, materials and trims, the construction methods used. That said, they have the advantage of economy of volume, and their clothes are just as competently made as many contemporary brands, or even better.

    There are often gems to be had. For example, Lucky does a pretty good job with their leather goods, and Get Smart likes the cut of GStar (I do too, but can't get over their aggressive detailing and logo-ing).

    I wish that Kiya would get me some pictures so that we can finally publish the Q&A I did with him earlier this year. It would clear up a lot of misconceptions (though it doesn't give any clear answers,) even though Kiya does not represent the typical Styleforumite.
     


  11. dmash

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    Not to fuel the troll....


    but if Abercrombie come out with completely logoless t shirts...I'd probably kop some as basic t's. They're super soft and fairly form fitting. That's the ONLY thing I'd be interested in buying though.
     


  12. CrazyJew

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    You know I'm starting to wonder if half of you actually know what the meaning of a "troll" is, in contrast to someone who just likes different stuff and likes to debate.

    Trolling would be purposely egging you all on with something that I know would piss everyone off, like socks with sandals or buying clothes at K-mart and investing the otherwise $3000 we spend per year for our sartorialist needs at the casino instead. Not admitting that I wear flip-flops most of the year or discussing a label that's actually sold in a mall rather than only a few elite, exclusive online shops.

    I've been on enough message boards long enough (SA, LL, 4chan, etc.) to know what real trolling is lol.
     


  13. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    I've been on enough message boards long enough (SA, LL, 4chan, etc.) to know what real trolling is lol.

    SA has a fashion board. If SF doesn't suit your needs, go take it up there. I'm sure the goons would love to deal with you.
     


  14. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    The designers who work for Guess, A&F, and so on, are, contrary to popular belief, generally very competent. They work for their market, and consider what their customer wants. Where they often have to compromise is not on the cut (because a good fit costs just the same as a bad one), but on the complexity of the pattern, materials and trims, the construction methods used. That said, they have the advantage of economy of volume, and their clothes are just as competently made as many contemporary brands, or even better.

    There are often gems to be had. For example, Lucky does a pretty good job with their leather goods, and Get Smart likes the cut of GStar (I do too, but can't get over their aggressive detailing and logo-ing).

    I wish that Kiya would get me some pictures so that we can finally publish the Q&A I did with him earlier this year. It would clear up a lot of misconceptions (though it doesn't give any clear answers,) even though Kiya does not represent the typical Styleforumite.


    That's it, I'm copping guess now. Who knew designing was so easy?

    You know I'm starting to wonder if half of you actually know what the meaning of a "troll" is, in contrast to someone who just likes different stuff and likes to debate.

    Trolling would be purposely egging you all on with something that I know would piss everyone off, like socks with sandals or buying clothes at K-mart and investing the otherwise $3000 we spend per year for our sartorialist needs at the casino instead. Not admitting that I wear flip-flops most of the year or discussing a label that's actually sold in a mall rather than only a few elite, exclusive online shops.

    I've been on enough message boards long enough (SA, LL, 4chan, etc.) to know what real trolling is lol.


    Try a week [​IMG]
     


  15. CrazyJew

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    SA has a fashion board. If SF doesn't suit your needs, go take it up there. I'm sure the goons would love to deal with you.

    Chill out, lol. No need to get your knickers in a twist about a message board.
     


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