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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    You should have copped the loro piana collab instead, they sat on sale 50% off.
     


  2. Ragechester

    Ragechester Senior member

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    A "Should Have Kopped: The One That Got Away" thread could be pretty good
     


  3. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    as an adult, do I have to wear a watch?? or are they just for people into that kind of thing?
     


  4. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    Mr moo may not hire you if you don't wear a watch
     


  5. Ragechester

    Ragechester Senior member

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    Would like to echo this statement, and also ask what some of you guys think are the best websites that provide information and photos of past shows?
     


  6. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    there goes my career!!

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  7. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    Eh, I wouldn't say there's any obligation to. Maybe if you're in an industry where there's some kind of creepy prestige requirement and you're lacking in social and cultural capital if you don't wear a baller timepiece. I'm just kind of addicted to being able to tell time just by glancing at my wrist. I wear a super-cheap Seiko, FWIW.

    edit: what snowman said
     
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  8. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    I dunno much about watches but my boss has a Panerai (dunno what model, the cool looking one!!) and it got me interested. I'm just not a fan of jewelry in general. It just looks heavy to type in that thing!!
     


  9. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    probably in the minority but i have 0 interest in owning watches, maybe the hunter pocket watch is interesting, but wouldn't ever wear one on my wrist. for practical purposes i go by the sun's position, otherwise just check my phone.

    patek prices seem to have plummeted 10s of thousands?? at least when i checked few weeks back in the mall here it was way less than it was in london couple years ago (even after -VAT).
     
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  10. worakl

    worakl Senior member

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    I'm with you shah, watch-fetischism is weird.
     


  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I think once you start fetishizing Native American, repro, Japanese indigo, Guidi leather sneakers, you forfeit your right to call other people's consumer interests weird.
     
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  12. Mulan

    Mulan Senior member

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    You should start it. It would be a great thread to also reminisce about the good ol days before X designer sold their company/quality went down, etc etc.
     


  13. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Mechanical watches are awesome.
     


  14. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    So I really don't give a flying shit about watches but apparently I have way too much time on my hands because a couple months ago I found myself reading up on movements and complications and Geneva seals and before you know it I was on Chrono24, trancelike, bookmarking like a fool and planning 'reasonable' purchases I have no business making. The internet is a funny thing.

    It got boring eventually and, all in all, I still don't know shit about watches but I guess I can see part of the appeal now, kind of. And yes, okay, watch people are not automatically douchebags, sorry all, many are just nerds. Still can't wrap my head around the financial aspect of the collector thing and the ugliness of some designs and Rolexes (sorry cyc) but hey, tastes... Who knows, maybe one day I'll get something low profile like an old VC ultra fine or a Patrimony if I'm crazy.
     
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  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I find wearing expensive watches to be really uncomfortable. It's not a few hundred dollars, or a few grand, of stuff that has essentially zero resale value anyway, that way clothes are. For the most part, one you buy clothes, you may as well wear the crap out of them, since the more value you get out of them, and the more you value them as parts of your wardrboe, the less valuable they become for resale.

    On the other hand... a $100K watch, a $50K watch, a $10K watch, honestly, even a $5K watch, I'm scared of swiping my hand and scratching something and decreasing the value by a good chunk of my mortgage.
     


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