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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Dec 3, 2004.

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  1. ernest

    ernest Distinguished Member

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    I am always surprised to see how many people do not care about their clothes at all.

    Many just wear them to protect from cold.

    Many just buy "a brand" for making think they have money and taste and thus impressing people.

    I do not buy clothes to impress anybody.

    I like nice wool, fine cashmer, nice work on clothes...

    I do not care about brands.

    I buy if the quality is good, the price fair.

    Some brands are supposed to be a guarantee for quality, that's why I may prefer some brands to others (I will buy an H&K shirts and not a shirt from Pink).

    The only aim of life is pleasure.

    Clothes are one of the most important pleasure, simply because you are dressed 24/24 H.

    So how can people have pleasure with craps like Boss makes ? Worse, how can they pay more for their craps than what I pay for my nice garments?

    How can someone pays $70 for a simple cotton t-shirt with DIOR on it or pick up a Diesel jeans at $150 or Nike shoes at $150 ?

    How can this person find expensive a cashmer
    sweater at $700 or Lobb shoes at $900 ?

    Do you agree with my point of view?

    People are stupid and this is our chance as we can look better for not much money....

    If everybody was wearing Brioni suits, Weston shoes, JL watches, and cashmer jumper it would be less bargain during sales for aware people
     


  2. AJL

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    Hey ernie, you got a job? Congrats. [​IMG] I'll spread the good word. regards, AJL PS: Say hi to your folks for me.
     


  3. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    You know what ernest? There's something called TASTE. People have different tastes in clothing, and that doesn't make them uninformed or stupid. Perhaps if you showed an uninformed shopper a Boss and Attolini suit, they would prefer the Boss suit on first glance. Even after you explained that the Attolini was better in every way (quality, construction, etc) they might prefer the Boss for the same price BECAUSE THEY LIKE THE WAY IT LOOKS MORE, even if it's not a good deal. I personally wouldn't be opposed to buying Boss/Baldessarini suits at the right price because I like some of the styling. Obviously I know my Brioni/Attolini/Belvest/Isaia/etc... are better constructed, but so what?
     


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    Why do you insist on BOSS?

    Many people do not ever think of wearing a suit and prefer to buy DVD...
     


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    Is this like the 4th time this thread has come up?? Give it a rest already.
     


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    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    ernest,

    because I happen to like their styling and materials. Most of the Boss stuff I have are not suits, I have some shirts, a leather jacket, etc... but I do have a navy chalk stripe Baldessarini and a charcoal regular black label boss suit, and I wear them both from time to time, along with the other suits in my rotation, they may not be constructed quite as well as other suits I own, but I think they look good <shrug>

    I do agree that this thread has been discussed too many times.
     


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    But many people do not even buy a Boss suit but a suit at 200 euros when they spend the same amount on a tracksuit.
     


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    I think its time to consider a seperate forum here entitled "ernie's corner", wherein our buddy ernest could pontificate on all things ernest.

    Ernest's likes and dislikes, his taste in braces, watches, cashmere sweaters, sneakers, cars, etc. Hear ernie expound on a wide range of topics, from shopping techniques to bargain hunting, from the pursuit of a lifestyle of leisure (and why it is unnecessary to actually hold a job), to personal diatribes aimed at those less gifted than he in all manner of things (which would include practically all of us, I suppose). A critique of the upcoming season's farming fashions perhaps? And so on. The possibilities seem limitless.

    It could be fascinating, and provide an opportunity for us "ernesto's" to get even more dish on SF's favorite bad boy, "Prime Time" ernie.

    Thoughts, suggestions? J?
     


  9. ernest

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    Funny
     


  10. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Must we delve into this yet again? When is enough? [​IMG] Jon.
     


  11. j

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    Ernie's corner... hmm. What should I do here, lock the thread? I guess so. Ernest, this has been discussed to death. Please, if you feel the need to discuss it again, at least think on it a while, and reformulate the question before posting it. Posting the same thread twice is for FARMER.
     


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