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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Distinguished Member

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    Zam looks better to me too. Rick might appeal more if it were not presented so stiffly. Zam is cleaner overall imo.
     


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    The RO model is definitely doing the jacket a disservice
     


  3. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    @CityHunter the zam is safer while being more interesting. Do it
     


  4. ialwayslose

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    Hey I just bought these, have you received yours yet? Any preliminary thoughts?
     


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    Yeah. They’re awesome. I’m keeping them.
     


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    ^ Opinions on the Dries Van Noten sneakers? If so are they True to size?
     


  7. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior Member

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    Yes, nothing screams "I'M A FANCY DUDE" like a print on a 3x4-inch item you carry around invisibly 99 per cent of the time.

    SF at its best. OP says he's interested in designer-label so-and-so, SF corrects him: no you need plain-ass artisanal one.

    @yunBW I am not particularly fond of the two examples you posted (although between the two I'd prefer the Balenciaga over the Burberry one), but if you want something a little more interesting than the garden-variety designs of Chester Mox, nothing wrong with that. (I've been using a Raf Simons cardholder for a couple of years with no problems.)
     


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    :sarcasm:

    I mean, someone asked if they should buy designer cardholders in the "should I buy thread," and I gave my opinion. I think they've overpriced and you're mostly paying for the logo. There's nothing really different between a designer card case for $250 and the $50 stuff you find at the mall.

    Weren't you the dude who was gushing over Hermes? How is "artisinal" garden variety, but Hermes grail?
     


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    Could you tell me what’s the meaning of “SF” couldn’t figure it out.

    Anyways, I think I was more curious of designer brand wallet than actual buying (I might buy if I find something I really like)because found some pieces I want for a while on sale. However, a lot of members still have me good suggestions, so I have an idea what to get when I’m purchasing a new wallet.

    Thanks for the suggestions
     


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    +1 on the Chester Mox recommendation. Been carrying this card case for the past year—until I lost it last weekend :/

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    They look like bowling shoes to me
     


  12. il_colonnello

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    lol

    Yes, I like Hermès. Btw Hermès has designs that are anything but plain, but that's not the point.

    The point is, I appreciate designer labels and very designed pieces as well as Hermès and their emphasis on quality and unobtrusive visuals. There is a place in one's wardrobe (mine anyway) for both, and no need to continually pit the one against the other. When an OP says, should I get George Cleverly or Mario Talarico, I don't say "you know I think you can get less boring designs than that from Loewe and Alexander McQueen." It's SW&D after all. Have you seen some of the fits in WAYWT? But if you really believe there is no quality difference between designer labels and mall brands, maybe you'd be better off over in CM.
     


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    StyleForum. I like prints/designed elements on small items like cardholders because they provide a bit of change in formal contexts where everybody is wearing the same uniform. Especially if it's an item like a card wallet, that people around you will anyway only see for a few seconds at a time.
     


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