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Louis Vuitton Shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Recoil, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. lpwb32

    lpwb32 Senior member

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    Your not following my argument. It was that people are defending indie brands under the guise of other arguments, like the one you pointed out. Get it now?

    no, you're not following anyone's argument... nor your own for that matter. one of your first posts said you like LV because its more exclusive and you won't end up seeing other people with the same gear. then you began excusing the responders as people who only like exclusive indie brands and dislike the mainstream. which one is it?

    does anyone else get the sense that we have phatty tuna reincarnated here in another name and price level?
     
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  4. acidboy

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    Have you ever been in an LV store? Their sales people are the cleanest cut I've ever seen. You'd be fired on the spot if you walked in with the goofy haircuts they let sales people get away with at those god-awful Italian retailers. Go into the store before you criticize.

    When I said "these brands" I was talking about the classics, the one's I PERSONALLY enjoy. Prada and Gucci arn't flare-ups, I still find it hard to buy some of thier products as most of them are too gottti for me, but half the crap I see people talking about on here I definitly consider a "flare-up", where will these brands be in 10 years? Probably no where when they can't adapt to changeing styles, which is what thier customers want. The clothing compaies I like will be around forever, hense why they're considered classics. Why will they be around forever? Becasue they don't produce trendy crap as a main source of thier revenue.

    LV puts out tons of crap I'd never wear, most of it influenced by Italian designers. I looked at all thier loafers and there was ONE pair I liked, but, they still produce way more stuff that is nice and will be nice for a long time. I got my GF a purse from there a couple months ago, its the same purse, SAME PURSE, you could have purchased in 1930, 1940, 1950, etc. etc. and it still looks great. Every major brand is going to produce some really trendy stuff, the different is LV doesn't rely on that as a major source of thier income. Look at any of thier stores, 3/4s of the floor/shelf space is dedicated to items they have been selling FOR YEARS!


    [​IMG] Boy, you really make me laugh. It seems that you have the best grip on things than anyone in this forum.

    First off, yes, I have actually gone into an LV store. As a matter of fact, I can count 4 different countries where I've gone in an LV store. The group that brings in LV here, I am familiar with and have personal relationships with, even. No big deal, brother.

    Oh, then you bring out idioms like "flare ups" and "indie", that along with your grammar which reflects poorly on the quality of your English teacher, it is a wonder no one has yet told you that your posts would be more decipherable if you have a clear and concise point.

    Be that as it may, if you really think that wearing logos- SUBTLE LOGOS, of course, is the way to go for style, then good luck. I do not think you are here to accept criticisms or even suggestions but rather affirmation to your sartorial choices. I'm pretty sure you won't get much of that around here. Try going to GQ forums, or some teenager style forum where they'll not only agree with you but maybe treat you like a god for having the money- which you never fail to brag about- to buy designer duds.



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  5. Dsquared

    Dsquared Well-Known Member

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    BTW - I'm also paying the extra 100 dollars so that every third person on the street isn't wearing the same shirt I am. You can buy Prada, Polo, Gucci, etc. etc. anywhere. You can only buy LV at LV.
    If you don't want to wear a same shirt as other people on the street and want to buy luxurious and the most expensive clothes on the market, you should try Versace mainline...it isn't everywhere as Prada or Gucci,isn't coverd by logos at all,isn't trendy,rarely you can shop online...you will see and feel the difference,although 'de gustibus non disputandum'
     
  6. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    'de gustibus non disputandum'
    what's this? Latin? "There's no arguing (disputing) matters of taste"? Ah, there's no accounting for taste... 'tis true.
     
  7. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    Wow....never would I hear someone recommend Versace for being less "trendy" than Prada or Gucci.
     
  8. FidelCashflow

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    Wow... the "hater" factor on this thread is through the roof. LVoer wanted to talk about an LV shirt he liked, and almost every respondent wanted to start a catfight over it to try and prove their tastes superior. That's super lame.

    I don't own anything LV, I've been inside a few LV stores, and probably walked right past the shirts without noticing. It's not my cup of tea, but why dog-pile on someone else for liking it? People keep trying to throw barbs at him for LV stuff having prominent logos, but most of their clothes don't have any visible logos on it, unless you're buying a fake.

    And who is that grammar-nazi that keeps attacking people's posts?
     
  9. acidboy

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    Wow... the "hater" factor on this thread is through the roof. LVoer wanted to talk about an LV shirt he liked, and almost every respondent wanted to start a catfight over it to try and prove their tastes superior. That's super lame.

    I don't own anything LV, I've been inside a few LV stores, and probably walked right past the shirts without noticing. It's not my cup of tea, but why dog-pile on someone else for liking it? People keep trying to throw barbs at him for LV stuff having prominent logos, but most of their clothes don't have any visible logos on it, unless you're buying a fake.

    And who is that grammar-nazi that keeps attacking people's posts?


    [​IMG]

    The SF Gang: Real Bad Mofo's. [​IMG]
     
  10. raphael

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    Oh god.... I hope this forum isn't filled with a bunch of gino's who think Prada, Armani and Gucci are God's gift to the fashion industry.

    I tried on a Gucci suit and I really liked the cut. It was the $1700 line. Workmanship looked no better than a basic Hugo Boss and the jacket had no drape, like a very cheap fused suit. It had an nice, if a bit flashy, pinstripe pattern and the pick stitching was just right. The buttons looked terrible - like they were taken off a stuffed animal for toddlers.
     
  11. raphael

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    Wow... the "hater" factor on this thread is through the roof. LVoer wanted to talk about an LV shirt he liked, and almost every respondent wanted to start a catfight over it to try and prove their tastes superior. That's super lame.

    I don't own anything LV, I've been inside a few LV stores, and probably walked right past the shirts without noticing. It's not my cup of tea, but why dog-pile on someone else for liking it? People keep trying to throw barbs at him for LV stuff having prominent logos, but most of their clothes don't have any visible logos on it, unless you're buying a fake.

    And who is that grammar-nazi that keeps attacking people's posts?


    If you like it, enjoy the shirt in good health. I do think those mainstream designer labels make very nice shapes and silhouettes for their clothing and shoes. One thing I definitely don't like about designer clothing, however, is that they put their logo all over the place.

    There's nothing subtle about wearing a label on the outside.
     
  12. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    No one here likes Armani.

    Popularized brands here are not indie; Kiton and Brioni for instance are two very well known brands worn by celebrities of all kinds (Donald Trump, James Bond, various politicians, etc.).
     
  13. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    then a spammer comes along. this thread's going down the shithole.
     
  14. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    No one here likes Armani.

    Popularized brands here are not indie; Kiton and Brioni for instance are two very well known brands worn by celebrities of all kinds (Donald Trump, James Bond, various politicians, etc.).


    I like Armani - but then I'm not buying it for life, I just like the way it fits OTR after years of MTM Brioni/Corneliani/Carusso..

    & I'm even brave enough to post pictures (not even editing my face) of me in WAYWT..
     
  15. tanalasta

    tanalasta Well-Known Member

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    I like Armani - but then I'm not buying it for life, I just like the way it fits OTR after years of MTM Brioni/Corneliani/Carusso..

    I like Armani cuts and agree it fits some people very well OTR, especially the slimmer guys. Although the more trendy casual shirts are cut quite well, I can't say the quality does Armani justice, especially at Armani prices. Made in India, crappy cotton, buttons that are not sewn on very well (I've had to resew at least two buttons on one shirt and I don't wear it very often at all) and so forth.

    I would not buy an Armani business shirt.
     
  16. GuidoWongolini

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    I like Armani cuts and agree it fits some people very well OTR, especially the slimmer guys. Although the more trendy casual shirts are cut quite well, I can't say the quality does Armani justice, especially at Armani prices. Made in India, crappy cotton, buttons that are not sewn on very well (I've had to resew at least two buttons on one shirt and I don't wear it very often at all) and so forth.

    I would not buy an Armani business shirt.


    Interesting I have never known any GA stuff to be made in India? Maybe the AX shite.. But then I try & stick to Black Label & the odd white label.. & I should have also mentioned that I am a serial offender as I have over the last few months archived all my suits for Black Label GA suits - though the majority of my shirts are bespoke.
     
  17. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    The SF Gang: Real Bad Mofo's. [​IMG]


    I know that's supposed to be ironic... but it's so accurate, it's scary. [​IMG]
     
  18. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I know that's supposed to be ironic... but it's so accurate, it's scary. [​IMG]

    That's not irony. That was an early WAYWN picture. (L to R: Connemara, SoCal, Edmorel)
     

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