• Hi, I'm the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

clee1982

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Feb 22, 2009
Messages
21,097
Reaction score
7,264
nah, on stuff like that they don't get knock off, it's different thinking
 

dieworkwear

Mahatma Jawndi
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
19,364
Reaction score
46,085
He is not.. but he / I work(s) in the area and have worked with many people (including Lawyers) from there. It's no knock on the beautiful diverse and eclectic neighborhood or it's denizens.
I'm just kidding. Comment was only a joke because I love using that squinting photo.

Someone on here once compared knockoffs to folk art, which I found to be hilarious and maybe even accurate.

I grew up in a Vietnamese community and knew a lot of people who were involved in the knockoff trade. No idea if any of them would wear a knockoff watch, but the older ladies in my neighborhood all had knockoff bags. It was great.
 

RJman

Posse Member
Dubiously Honored
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Dec 10, 2004
Messages
18,842
Reaction score
591
I'm just kidding. Comment was only a joke because I love using that squinting photo.

Someone on here once compared knockoffs to folk art, which I found to be hilarious and maybe even accurate.

I grew up in a Vietnamese community and knew a lot of people who were involved in the knockoff trade. No idea if any of them would wear a knockoff watch, but the older ladies in my neighborhood all had knockoff bags. It was great.
great van damme movie too, with exploding #pents.

1601049153625.png
 

schwedhart

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2014
Messages
83
Reaction score
5
I'm just kidding. Comment was only a joke because I love using that squinting photo.

Someone on here once compared knockoffs to folk art, which I found to be hilarious and maybe even accurate.

I grew up in a Vietnamese community and knew a lot of people who were involved in the knockoff trade. No idea if any of them would wear a knockoff watch, but the older ladies in my neighborhood all had knockoff bags. It was great.
I assumed as much, but you can neve be too careful nowadays with the PC police out in full force.. i actually think that's where "they" want all the proposed defunded funds of the regular police departments to go.
 

dieworkwear

Mahatma Jawndi
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
19,364
Reaction score
46,085
I assumed as much, but you can neve be too careful nowadays with the PC police out in full force.. i actually think that's where "they" want all the proposed defunded funds of the regular police departments to go.
Personally would like to defund the police and fund the fashion police so they can arrest people for wearing handwelted shoes in blue, red, green, tan, etc.
 

stuffedsuperdud

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2019
Messages
247
Reaction score
485
Personally would like to defund the police and fund the fashion police so they can arrest people for wearing handwelted shoes in blue, red, green, tan, etc.
I would like to report that I was once actually accosted by actual fashion police. Older fella, Boston PD, working the desirable Fenway shift for guys with the most seniority. Came up to me from behind while I was trying to buy snacks for a client and started asking about my jacket (Baracuta G4). He said something like, "It's looks kind of like one I wanted when I was a kid but not really. I think you're wearing a fake."

I realized what he meant but only managed to stammer something way too #menswear about how the G4 is an updated version of the one he was thinking of. He didn't quite seem to hear me and just went on with, "Yea. Yea. When I was a kid. Elvis had one. And Steve McQueen. You ever heard of him? Nah you probably don't know him. Kids... Yea so yours is a fake."

I tried to excuse myself at this point, thinking I was about to be arrested for trafficking in counterfeit goods, but then he went, "Wait you know what?" and grabbed me my the jacket collar. He kept on yanking until he could see the big tag in the back, at which point he went, "Huh. Son of a bitch. It's real. Interesting..." and walked away.

And that was the one time anyone has ever cared what I was wearing.
 

clee1982

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Feb 22, 2009
Messages
21,097
Reaction score
7,264
But I see a lot of Asians with the knockoff Gucci and LV bags.
Bag what not different story. You see taxi driver in HK wear real Rolex, so assuming this guy is Cantonese, then even if he has the bare minimal mean (as a lawyer), for watch he will go for the real thing (though probably grey market)

edit: the owner of the crap out take out chinese restaurants here used to use BMW X5 to deliver his grocery, though he had switched to Tesla Model X (P100D), so for certain things in certain circle “matters” I suppose
 

dieworkwear

Mahatma Jawndi
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 10, 2011
Messages
19,364
Reaction score
46,085
Bag what not different story. You see taxi driver in HK wear real Rolex, so assuming this guy is Cantonese, then even if he has the bare minimal mean, for watch he will go for the real thing (though probably grey market)
Don't know how anyone on the street nowadays would be able to tell. There are super fakes that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing unless you put them under a loupe.




Same with bags. There are "super fakes" for bags that are basically identical to the real thing, including Hermes bags made from the same Hermes leathers and even by the same Hermes workers.

 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Work From Home: What's Your Attire?

  • PJs & Slippers

  • Cozy loungewear

  • Casual outfit (wool cardigan, chinos, etc)

  • Suit or sport coat and dress trousers


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
452,181
Messages
9,790,302
Members
204,301
Latest member
sceriond
Top