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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Yes, let's not even start that. I already lost at least 2 Formosa suits on a purse and a wallet. [​IMG]
     


  2. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    If they gave you a special discount, you'd mail your dick to Port Washington and you know it. :)
     


  3. The Noodles

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    I'm bipolar, so I actually bug my partner to let me buy things for them. Keep ebaying shoes for them.
     


  5. in stitches

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    I am sorry to hear that.
     


  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But don't they? Not the brand but the kind?

    That said, I never understood bags with LV written all over them. Why not just get it tattooed on your forehead and be done with it?

    Ugh, I'm breaking my self-imposed SF-blackout during the term...back to work....
     


  7. MGoCrimson

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    No. Live tweet fashion trends you see on campus. Gogogo.
     


  8. mimo

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    The uncharitable theory is that the more obvious the logo, the more it appeals to a certain kind of customer (it's not enough for it to be "LV", everyone has to see that it's "LV"....). But a more pragmatic explanation is this: it's extremely difficult to copyright a design. But to copyright a logo is easy. Therefore if your design happens to have your copyrighted logo all over it, it's much easier to have fakes withdrawn from sale and go after their suppliers, than if they are just making something that they claim is coincidentally like yours, or even just inspired by it.
     


  9. archibaldleach

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    I understand that this may be true in theory, but taken to its logical conclusion your argument would seem to advocate for pleated denim being an acceptable option and that just seems completely cringeworthy to me. I mentioned corduroys and moleskins as an example of where pleats are probably not a great plan because to me they are slightly dressier versions of jeans and it makes sense to treat them similarly. Perhaps its a psychological hang-up and I am the only one who has it.
     


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    I sent my wife to Carmina while in Paris recently as that seemed like a good balance of style that would appeal and fundamental quality. She did find some things that appealed (mainly boots) but at the end of the day most women's shoes are built differently (cemented etc) for aesthetic reasons so the quality won't be there in the same way.
     


  11. JubeiSpiegel

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    I know SF has discussed these things before. Something about there being a formula regarding over branded entry level luxury products, while the higher tier luxury products adopt an almost secretive branding practice. It seems true, at least as far as handbags are concerned. The entry level stuff is always heavily branded, while the higher priced stuff is more brand reserved...
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would like Mrs. C to own some Meermin. But all she wants are Toms and knee boots.
     


  13. kulata

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    Help me select buttons for a Navy Blazer Project


    1. Aubergine Corozo
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    2. Dark Brown Horn
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    3. Coffee Brown Corozo
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    4. Red Brown Corozo
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    5. Tiger Brown Horn
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