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Top 10 List of most hated fashion brands: gaudy, tacky, flashy, ugly, gross clothing.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jeromestyle, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    damn OP ninja changed the thread title...this isn't even about Luxury brands anymore....

    Okay if you want to play it that way:
    A|X, GAP, Hollister, A&F, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Ed hardy, Jones New York,Joseph A Bank
     
  2. Jangofett

    Jangofett Senior member

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    Have you told your Jewish friends not to wear Boss or drive Mercedes and not to bank in some of the Swiss Banks as well?
     
  3. Jangofett

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    The fact that Giorgio does not sell in Hicksville, China does not mean he would not hate the pirates for effectively stealing from him.
    Plus his brand gets diluted and will suffer irreparable harm if Armani knock offs flood the market (insert your joke about how crappy Armani is) and people think that their knock off Armani suit for 100 RMB that falls apart after 1 wear is the real Armani.

    Saw on the telly that some brands get so tired of raiding the counterfeiters who just set up a new base 1 second after being raided, they have to find new ways of dealing with the counterfeiters.
     
  4. MikeDT

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    I read a story similar to that last year in the Shanghai Daily, about Gucci trying to get a factory which made knock-off handbags near Beijing closed down. They failed with copyright infringement or whatever, and had to settle for breach of fire regulations. Of course the factory just moved to another location. Rather like playing 'whack-a-mole'.

    I've also heard of some situations where the same factories are making both genuine and fake products. Genuines go out the front door during the day, and replicas go out the back door at night. Probably because the factories are already tooled to make the products, e.g. handbags, shoes, shirts, suits, sunglasses, sneakers or whatever, and because of corruption.

    The luxury brands may not be happy with the above situations, however they sure spend a large fortune on expensive high profile glossy advertising here to promote widespread consumer awareness of their brands and products. e.g. Armani, Burberry, LV, Rolex, Cartier, Zegna, Coach, Prada, etc.
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    As @JeromeStyle so eloquently put it "Giorgio loves China and China loves Giorgio."

    The rich buy the real-mccoy and the poor buy the knock-offs, that's how it is here.

    BTW I'm rather puzzled about this large two story high Apple billboard in Xilinhot where I live. Because one can't actually buy Apple products in this city *, well apart from knock-off iPhones and iPods.
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    Is Apple paying for this?

    * Found this out when my Macbook Pro needed fixing, done it myself in the end.
     
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  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Mods please delete this duplicate post due to an error with SF or Huddler.
     
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  6. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    Why are these fashion related threads in MC? D&G is most certainly a fashion brand. Not only do they show in Milan, they have a number of items that match or exceed their Dolce&Gabbana counterparts (the most expensive shoes using crocodile or whatever exotic leathers have tended to be D&G not Dolce&Gabbana). Just different looks and perhaps design teams. Yes, they have items that exploit the brand image/name to milk the market for profit, but what brand doesn't? And your lists are just [​IMG]
     
  7. shakattk

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    D&G/ Dolce whatever immediately comes to mind. I hate that brand. Worst deal in fashion in my opinion. Close 2nds are Armani, Tom ford and Versace. Armani is so played I can't believe people still buy it. Maybe because they are stuck with that bland color pallette and can't escape. Tom ford fabrics are poor for that price point. He's cool but his clothes are glitzy and hollow. Versace needs no explanation.
     
  8. MikeDT

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    Many of my Chinese friends will not buy Japanese products for similar reasons. Despite the fact that most of those who where involved are long since dead, and the companies and organisations bare almost relation to their pre-WW2 versions.
     
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  9. matt22616

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    I just read through this entire thread because it's still relatively short.

    I felt the way Jangofett probably does right now when I first took Intellectual Property as a 1L. :wow:

    You should read Justice Breyer's 1970 Harvard Law Review article "The Uneasy Case for Copyright" (wiki):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uneasy_Case_for_Copyright
     
  10. KitAkira

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    A good presentation on the same deal
     
  11. Jangofett

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    Actually, I did not want to post anymore on the insane rampant piracy in China because this thread is on the shittiest brands.
    But your post actually raises an interesting point festering for years.

    Seems like the Chinese youths now still have a virulent hatred for the Japanese due to WWII and as a China becomes stronger and patriotism and jingoism rears its ugly head, Japan has cause to be afraid since Japan no longer can have an army. They can't rely on Uncle Sam to defend them because within the next decade, China will own USA in a manner Japan did not do in the 80s. I won't be surprised many Chinese were gloating over the Japanese nuclear thingy.

    Japan got themselves to blame because their reparation efforts pale in comparison to the Germans and I think they actually profitted from WW II. The commoners dying be damned.

    On your point, I heard of many POWs being shipped and used as slave labour in Japanese towns but not for the Zaibatsus like the Jews did for Siemens and Krupps.

    On another unrelated point, I was surprised that the Nanking 2009 movie was such a major hit in China. Schindler's List it is not.
     
  12. jrd617

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    Nutters of Savile Row
     
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    Well, Prada sports use full croc skins on loafers and sneakers, but those are still inferior to the mainline shoes. Just like in life, not all crocs are made equal. The Dolce main line shoes look better and are more costlier than the D & G ones. They also come in exotic skins too, which should be the better skins. D & G is really very euro trash in a way even Armani jeans cannot manage.
     
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    You should present your argument to WIPO and Interpol and even the US anti-counterfeiting arm (forgot their name), who have been dedicating an inordinate amount of time and resources to catching these counterfeiters. Hey live and let live right?
     
  15. KitAkira

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    How well do you know the brand? Tell me how FW09 menswear was in any way Eurotrash? I'll concede that a number of their collections are god awful, but they still put out conservative offerings that are on par with many other high-end fashion labels' basics. Put a D&G suits next to a Dolce&Gabbana suit and they're indistinguishable, often times including price (I believe FW09 had a $7000 wool and Astrakhan coat and some season came out with $3200 velvet oxfords). They're just separate lines with different designers

    You're judging a line based on it's crappiest offerings
     
  16. Stylin247

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    How is H&M top tacky, there is no branding on it.
     
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    To the OP this is single handedly the most ridiculous list I've seen. Who made you the brand police? You put Gant and Banana Republic in the same list. Together with Cucinelli, Ralph Lauren, Alden, Filson and Barbour... :brick:
     
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  18. anginaprinzmetal

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    This whole thread makes no sense... just my $ 0.02
     
  19. bijox

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    JEROME your list is silly. but if i had to answer i'd say the overly branded LV / GUCCI items.
     
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  20. stinsonbass

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    +1 I have a gorgeous D&G tux jacket which is just the opposite of tacky. And yes it was expensive (~1000$) and no I don't regret buying it. I love it!
    +1 The list is just crap. IMO it doesn't make sense. What you did is show us that you know a few of the brands out there but there is no logic at all behind your "tackiness-meter" :crackup: I would also like to know why a let's say Burberry trench coat is considered "tacky"
     
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