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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. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    On the other hand, I've felt jackets from the second brand and they were orgasmic. [​IMG]

    answered your own question here
     
  2. ramp

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    answered your own question here

    I know, I'm just a little concerned about the sleeve length. And this would be the largest purchase I've ever made, so its kinda scary, you know? Although I feel like if it didn't fit, I'd have no problem selling it for the same price.

    And yes, I'm refreshing this page every 30 seconds. [​IMG]
     
  3. g transistor

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    A lot of people say BS is decent for the price but you should feel bad and very, very dirty whenever you get compliments on it. Get the real one!
     
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    if all you care about is the look then do it.
     
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    Leather jacket guy, you could always email the retailer with your concerns if they won't let you return the jacket. Just ask about sleeve length, I'm sure they'd help you out. If you can make it work I would definitely recommend spending good money on a good leather.

    I don't mind knockoffs so much (they don't really look the same, and they don't cut into the designer's target audience), but I do mind cheap leather jackets. Large expanses of leather look trashy unless it's high-quality leather. Don't be that one guy who always wear that dumb leather jacket because he can't tell how ugly it is.
     
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    A lot of people say BS is decent for the price but you should feel bad and very, very dirty whenever you get compliments on it.

    [​IMG]

    Leather jacket guy, you could always email the retailer with your concerns if they won't let you return the jacket. Just ask about sleeve length, I'm sure they'd help you out. If you can make it work I would definitely recommend spending good money on a good leather.

    Email sent. I think if he replies with anything that even vaguely suggests they will be long enough, I'm gonna pull the trigger.
     
  7. Lane

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    that pic made me laugh out loud
     
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    Leather jacket guy, you could always email the retailer with your concerns if they won't let you return the jacket. Just ask about sleeve length, I'm sure they'd help you out. If you can make it work I would definitely recommend spending good money on a good leather. I don't mind knockoffs so much (they don't really look the same, and they don't cut into the designer's target audience), but I do mind cheap leather jackets. Large expanses of leather look trashy unless it's high-quality leather. Don't be that one guy who always wear that dumb leather jacket because he can't tell how ugly it is.
    Obviously this isn't true, since this guy is willing and able to pay for RO but is considering BS because it's cheaper.
     
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    Obviously this isn't true, since this guy is willing and able to pay for RO but is considering BS because it's cheaper.

    Able...maybe. I live with my parents so my expenses are low, but I'm also trying to save money for the future. I have a good bit saved up, but RO even at used forum prices is out of my league. The non-BS jacket in question is going for much cheaper than that and I would say, given my small amount of first-hand experience with both brands, higher quality at the same time.
     
  10. Nouveau Pauvre

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    BS is about H&M quality... you're much, much better off getting used or discount RO even if it is more expensive.
     
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    I know, I'm just a little concerned about the sleeve length. And this would be the largest purchase I've ever made, so its kinda scary, you know? Although I feel like if it didn't fit, I'd have no problem selling it for the same price.

    And yes, I'm refreshing this page every 30 seconds. [​IMG]


    Judging by the photo that jacket is cute raglan sleeve as well so it depends on your shoulders and your build. the sleeves can fit longer or shorter depending on how jacked you are, bro.
     
  12. Makeshift_Robot

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    Obviously this isn't true, since this guy is willing and able to pay for RO but is considering BS because it's cheaper.

    He's one case; there was a TED talk about fashion and copyright law posted in RFT that talked about the phenomenon, but what it boils down to is that people who can afford RO wouldn't buy a knockoff to save money, and people who have to buy knockoffs to get "the look" can't afford RO. There are fringe cases obviously, but it's not a significant portion of the consumer base.

    Or something.
     
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    In the TED talk it was just a quote of one designer wasn't it?
     
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    If i recall correctly, no

    however, the TED video was talking about how different demographics want different things. Certain people are fine with consuming at fast-fashion stores, but others want the real thing. Not to mention the income differences.
     
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    Tom Ford, which is kind of cheating because Tom Ford's prices are astronomical so of course someone habitually shopping at H&M is never going to want to drop for them. Many designers are closer to their "inspired" counterparts

    Edit: to Magician: My real problem with BS is that the entire brand is about knocking off jackets, they do no real design work of themselves. I'd have a ton more respect if they even tweaked a few small details but they make mirror images which is pretty much a slap in the face for the designers who originated the designs
     
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    I agree with that view, but I still think you shouldn't buy Black Scissors. I'd say the best "cheap" option is All Saints.
     
  17. DLester

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    Buying a cheap leather is such a catastrophically bad idea, especially when ToJ and B&S are options. Save up, buy less, eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a while, then get something nice. I bought a 6k guitar a few years ago just by avoiding random forgettable purchases for a while.

    I'd say the best "cheap" option is All Saints.

    are these actually okay? I have no experience.

    He's one case; there was a TED talk about fashion and copyright law posted in RFT that talked about the phenomenon, but what it boils down to is that people who can afford RO wouldn't buy a knockoff to save money, and people who have to buy knockoffs to get "the look" can't afford RO. There are fringe cases obviously, but it's not a significant portion of the consumer base.

    Or something.


    that was a great talk. I plan to post the link the next time people start opining about copyright law again. [​IMG]
     
  18. RFX45

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    Have you received your RO yet Dlester?
     
  19. DLester

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    ^ tomorrow . . . can't wait
     
  20. RFX45

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    Cool. Post pics if you can.
     

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