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New Louis Vuitton Ad Featuring PHARRELL!!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CaliStyle, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed in responses to this (though the OP could chill, a little).

    It's been awhile since LV was considered tasteful (I'm aware of their distinguished histroy, blah blah). You may think it's sad/ridiculous that they've chosen a pop-culture-associated personality as their shill, but are you really surprised? Do you really think this is cheapening LV? If you want to ditch your LV stuff, please; mail it to me and I'll flip it.

    As for Pharrell, he's conspicuously flashy, wears some pretty ridiculous stuff, and picks and chooses conventions of style at will, but he's a f---ing rockstar, that's his job. This kind of "well I never" harrumphing would have the ad campaign people very excited.
     


  2. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    I think I would definitely classify his group N.E.R.D. as rap, not hip hop.

    I agree with you mostly, but this line doesn't make any sense.

    But there's nothing surprising about this ad. It meshes perfectly with the kind of label LV has become recently. I don't think anybody on this board is terribly attached to LV anyway.
     


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    ccffm1 Senior member

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    ...has always been a trend setter and is always on the edge of fashion.

    Maybe a little over the edge?
     


  4. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    I don't know how much of this fashion sense you can attribute to these rappers. Don't they almost always have handlers who pick out all their clothes for them (with exceptions of course)? I remember I was watching the DVD that came with Be and Common was saying that he had no idea how to dress, but the label hooked him up with this consultant who got him into all this sweater stuff.

    Also, those LV captoes look nothing like those JL split-toe bluchers.
     


  5. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    I own 3 pieces of Louis Vuitton... I'm getting rid of all of it...

    Fuck Marc Jacobs. First of all, their clothing can look beautiful but the quality is not always the greatest. Now, they're completely debassing themselves. They should have done what Louis Roederer did with these rappers.


    Just email me with info.
     


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    I agree with you mostly, but this line doesn't make any sense.

    But there's nothing surprising about this ad. It meshes perfectly with the kind of label LV has become recently. I don't think anybody on this board is terribly attached to LV anyway.


    What doesn't make sense? N.E.R.D.? The difference between rap and hip hop?
     


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    After looking at those pictures I can only say this: He dresses like fucking crap. And all those tattoos don't help. You know from a company that charges that much from its wears, you think they could get a better spokesman. I guess LV rather be associated with diamond wearing (diamonds DO NOT belong on men), "˜playas' than Leopold Stokowski.

    Jon.
     


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    CaliStyle, you are inviting negative feelings by posting clothes that are not considered tasteful or appeal to the population on this board. Personally I think Pharrell dresses like a model for a trendy prep brand. Not something most of us here look to for fashion ideas. Also tacky logos everywhere do not equal "immaculate" dressing. what does "true fashionistas aren't clouded by jealousy" mean? You either like a distinct style or hate it, so people aren't entitled to their own opinions? I find it commonplace how people who are into popular hiphop/rap cry jealousy and racism whenever they are faced with criticism.
     


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    After looking at those pictures I can only say this: He dresses like fucking crap.


    It may not be your style, but crap? I don't think so. It's his own style and his own image that he has to project as a famous musician. He has to be a little different, a little over the top because that's just the type of business he's in. You wouldn't wear a crazy Balenciaga outfit to be an investment banker just as how you wouldn't wear a navy suit with white shirt and red tie with US flag lapel pin to be a rapper.
     


  10. Kent Wang

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    just as how you wouldn't wear a navy suit with white shirt and red tie with US flag lapel pin to be a rapper.
    I think there is an untapped market for Republican hip hop.
     


  11. dusty

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    What doesn't make sense? N.E.R.D.? The difference between rap and hip hop?

    Rap is a subsection of hip-hop -- they are not different styles of music. I've heard some people use the terms to distinguish rap into two groups, rap for mainstream/commercial rap and hip-hop for conscious/underground rap, but this is inaccurate.
     


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    I'm with Dusty. Many different groups have attempted to divide rap from hip hop with each group attempting to describe themselves as hip hop and all others as inferior rap. Due to the lack of consensus in these attempts the distinction between the two remains meaningless.
     


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    You think Pharrell looks good in white and jewelry?!
     


  14. dusty

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    I'm with Dusty. Many different groups have attempted to divide rap from hip hop with each group attempting to describe themselves as hip hop and all others as inferior rap. Due to the lack of consensus in these attempts the distinction between the two remains meaningless.

    Well there's that, but my primary reasoning is that the original usage of 'hip-hop,' a term for a cultural movement, is still relevant. Rap is obviously the most visible element of that movement.
     


  15. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I own 3 pieces of Louis Vuitton... I'm getting rid of all of it...

    wow, that is one of the dumbest things I've read in a while on here. I'm assuming at one point you must have liked it otherwise you wouldnt have 3 pieces. So now that there's a new ad featuring Pharrell that you deem unlikeable you're going to get rid of your LV? hahaha, sorry but that's pretty lame. If you can't see why then, oh well...
     


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