Ed Hardy hate explained

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dsmolken, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    The guy who said that his Common Projects got compliments has it mostly right. It isn't the shoes themselves so much as the message you send out by wearing the best goddamn sneakers most people can get. The type of guy who think that spending lots of money on shoes will get him laid will always go for the flashiest, overdesigned BAPES he can get. In contrast, Common Projects are a form of stealth wealth that say 'I don't spend a lot so that people know I spend a lot, I only buy the best because it's what I want.' To most women, that's a positive sign insofar as the shoes look good without being too ostentatious. It's the difference between the Louis Vuitton monogrammed briefcase and the Hermes plain samsonite briefcase.
     


  2. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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  3. Get Smart

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    Hermes plain samsonite briefcase.

    Hermes did a collab with Samsonite? that sounds rad
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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  5. Nereis

    Nereis Senior member

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    Hermes did a collab with Samsonite? that sounds rad

    Not quite 100% accurate. But carbon fibre is close enough to the same indestructible reputation. To put in pictures. It is:

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    In summary, wearing brands is always ostentatious and tacky, but wearing superior products signifies a man of taste.
     


  6. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    [​IMG] because EVERY girl knows that guy wearing ceepeez = massive cawk. If you dress up for a party that doesn't have a theme... it will get you attention, just the wrong type. Most girls will see you as an uptight douche who's not comfortable wearing jeans and a t-shirt, so he has to deck himself out in expensive clothes to justify his existence. Fact is, no amount of pretty clothes can hide your ugly sense of self worth. Just because a girl compliments you on something you're wearing, doesn't mean she wants to bone you.
    Girls don't even know what Common Projects are. They know what patent leather is though, and they can tell that you care about your shoes. And if you think that dressing well at a party makes you look like an uptight douche, then you're going to the wrong parties or doing the wrong thing at them. And I agree, if I was in the corner sulking while wearing ostentatious clothes, no one would talk to me. But if I'm in the middle of everything, talking to people animatedly, drinking copiously, and being ridiculous, dressing well just backs up the fact that you love yourself, you love life, and you're going to look good having fun. And I love how you think I have a poor sense of self-worth. My hobby is clothing therefore I'm insecure? Are you retarded?[​IMG] And I'm aware that compliments do not mean the girl wants to bone me. I get a lot of compliments on them just when I'm talking to female friends of mine or meeting random girls. Fact is, girls like the shoes, no one is going to walk into a party wearing shoes, be silent, and walk out with bitches all over them. But when someone comes up to you to compliment the way you're dressed you already have an in, you can compliment them back without seeming like you're hitting on them too much, and start a good conversation to show you're a charming individual. That's what works, dressing well just facilitates the conversation. But I have a girlfriend right now, so it's not like that matters too much I just flirt with everyone and go home with no one because it's fun :p
     


  7. bigboy

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    ^ Preach it.

    Everyone knows that men who wear Ed Hardy have a 3rd 21st chromosome. They can't help it.
     


  8. Suicmez

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    Girls don't even know what Common Projects are. They know what patent leather is though, and they can tell that you care about your shoes.

    And if you think that dressing well at a party makes you look like an uptight douche, then you're going to the wrong parties or doing the wrong thing at them. And I agree, if I was in the corner sulking while wearing ostentatious clothes, no one would talk to me. But if I'm in the middle of everything, talking to people animatedly, drinking copiously, and being ridiculous, dressing well just backs up the fact that you love yourself, you love life, and you're going to look good having fun.

    And I love how you think I have a poor sense of self-worth. My hobby is clothing therefore I'm insecure? Are you retarded?[​IMG]

    And I'm aware that compliments do not mean the girl wants to bone me. I get a lot of compliments on them just when I'm talking to female friends of mine or meeting random girls. Fact is, girls like the shoes, no one is going to walk into a party wearing shoes, be silent, and walk out with bitches all over them. But when someone comes up to you to compliment the way you're dressed you already have an in, you can compliment them back without seeming like you're hitting on them too much, and start a good conversation to show you're a charming individual. That's what works, dressing well just facilitates the conversation. But I have a girlfriend right now, so it's not like that matters too much I just flirt with everyone and go home with no one because it's fun :p


    The whole first sentence was sarcastic as it gets, of course I know girls don't know about CPs, do they even make girls' shoes? Dressing well has a peculiar definition, for some it evokes more formal clothing, for others it simply means well fitting pieces that mesh well, casual or formal. I still dress well when I go to parties.. I just wear clothes that I can spill a drink on, or get a drink spilled on, or.. whatever else can happen, who knows? it's university after all..But if you go to parties with a dress shirt on...that's just pretentious imo. Same thing with wearing a tie to class or whatever.. yea you might look good for the internet, but in society, you look like a clown. I don't mind getting compliments on clothes, but maybe it's just a disparity between our philosophies. I would prefer to get complimented on my actions or my looks rather than my clothes. There's something more satisfying about something purely your own, rather than something you merely wear.
     


  9. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    The guy who said that his Common Projects got compliments has it mostly right. It isn't the shoes themselves so much as the message you send out by wearing the best goddamn sneakers most people can get. The type of guy who think that spending lots of money on shoes will get him laid will always go for the flashiest, overdesigned BAPES he can get. In contrast, Common Projects are a form of stealth wealth that say 'I don't spend a lot so that people know I spend a lot, I only buy the best because it's what I want.'
    Yes. The guy wearing Ed Hardy is saying "I spend a lot of money on this because I care about looking good, but i have no taste and can't make decisions for myself"
     


  10. tagutcow

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    And I agree, if I was in the corner sulking while wearing ostentatious clothes, no one would talk to me.
    How did you see me? [​IMG] Also, I just want to say that Uncontrol is right about everything, and that anyone who's ever disagreed with him is gravely in error.
     


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    They DO care and that's exactly WHY they bought it. In the case of the ostentatious homes, the buyers are trying very hard not to be perceived as middle class, which means they are not free of these status games. This is the EH image to me.

    Here you've poorly restated the author's argument and presented it as an objection... He doesn't say EH isn't about status. He says it's an expression of status that doesn't adhere to middle class standards of 'taste.'
     


  12. tagutcow

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    Here you've poorly restated the author's argument and presented it as an objection... He doesn't say EH isn't about status. He says it's an expression of status that doesn't adhere to middle class standards of 'taste.'

    Er... no. He says it's an expression of status of middle classers that doesn't adhere to the standards of taste of their "betters".

    The people who write this blog are turds. I don't know why we're even dignifying it.
     


  13. tagutcow

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    I feel like wearing Ed Hardy just to spite a far more loathesome class of douche.
     




  14. Fluery

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    I really don't get all the Ed Hardy hate...sure it's ugly and gaudy to me, but if some people like it and wear it that doesn't bother me.
     


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