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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    oh rick, your quality control is so loveable.
     
  2. But the garment has undergone a craftmade treatment, specific ecological products to give him an experienced aspect. Therefore every imperfection is to be considered as a product feature and must not be considered as defect or cause of complaint.
     
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  3. Earnest Hemingway

    Earnest Hemingway Senior member

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    Cheap ($7 ea), made in USA, warm and relatively soft:
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  4. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    white collar fashionable men wearing carhartt beanies...so ironic.
     
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  5. brad-t

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    Ate at McDonald's today. Beef is 100% Canadian. Affordable meal, and filled my stomach.
     
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  6. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    but the question is, are they real beef like the us patties? :foo:
     
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  7. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    Yeah lets laugh at poor people for wearing warm, affordable hats.

    Bunch of losers couldn't tell Yohji from Rag and Bone XD
     
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  8. BB1

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    Some ideas of possible problems to look for....

    On the darted leg seams the stitching started unraveling right where the bottom of the dart begins. (I had a pair of KZO jeans with leg darts that did this too). I would suggest turning the jeans inside out and carefully examining these seams. Pay particular attention to how the beginning of the seam is fastened.

    And on the rear pocket a hole developed right where the corner of the pocket connects to the jeans. Examining it more closely revealed that excessive stitching reinforcement on the corner of the pocket weakened the fabric in the area. Basically so much stitching had been done that there was literally little to no fabric remaining in the area. So what at first glace looked extra sturdy was exactly the opposite.

    I also think that the wash / distressing treatment of my DRKSHDW jeans played a role. While the washes are really cool looking, I suspect this process greatly compromises the integrity of the fabric.
     
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  9. mike868y

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    if you have an account on styleforum it's a fair assumption that you're far from actually being "poor" and it's actually kind of insulting to people who truly are poor.
     
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  10. BB1

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    But they can tell which one is the Carhartt hat due to the giant logo on the side. It's similar to visiting McDonnalds in that it presents itself with huge iconic arches that everyone recognizes.
     
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  11. Benesyed

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    I thought we all decided that perception of quality the source of all quality. Like if a blind nun hand sews a really raggedy sweater over the course of 50 years and then dies right after. Cuz its authentic and stuff. It doesn't matter if its really shoddy.

    Or if balmain made it:
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    And on the opposite side, if you mass produced something that was nigh indestructible and ripps off a cool design, but now everyone can own it, why would you like that!?



    Just joking around, this applies to me too. Please no one feel individually targeted :)
     
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  12. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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  13. Earnest Hemingway

    Earnest Hemingway Senior member

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    has nobody here heard of a seam ripper?

    and what's wrong with supporting domestic manufacturing and fair labor practices? that r&b beanie was probably made in china

    i also don't think the mcdonald's comparison is fair. it's not like carhartt directs its advertising at children to sell them cheap yet high-calorie and fattening hats
     
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  14. thewho13

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    If you can't eat your hat you're not doing it right.
     

  15. Awesome, thanks for the tips. Just did a cursory inspection of them and didn't notice the seams coming undone or any holes near the pocket corners. The fabric is definitely very thin and light though, most likely, as you said, from the wash. I think I'll give these a go and if they end up screwing me over then no more Rick pants for me.
     
  16. Distorbiant

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    Really? It didn't check my income level when I signed up. Must have skipped over that part. [​IMG]


    You don't wear Mcdonalds.

    Or are you saying that the brands of the foods you buy are similarly important as the brands of your clothes? [​IMG]
     
  17. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    my personal brand
     
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  18. thewho13

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    I knew a kid in high school who branded himself with his initials.
     
  19. Distorbiant

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    That's intense. The most I've done was write my name on my underwear.
     
  20. thewho13

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    I played hockey with a bunch of goons, headcases, and rich kids who hated their parents to more than an unreasonable degree. Oh high school.
     

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