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Which clothing brand impresses the ladies the most?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Erichmax, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Erichmax

    Erichmax Well-Known Member

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    Eastern Asia, places like China, HK, and Japan, the kind of Asians who come to the US and clean out an entire store of Louis Vuitton and buying their kids Ferrari.

    The kind of people who judge you not by your character, but by what you drive, where you live and WHAT YOU WEAR. Working there, wearing brands that impress is necessary for upward motility.
     
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  2. pferrari

    pferrari Member

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    THIS.
     


  3. Suit of Nettles

    Suit of Nettles Senior member

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    Amazingly, my peer's Louis Vuitton goalie gear didn't get him any action from the puck-bunnies:

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    mhdena Senior member

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    About 30 $100 bills sticking out of your pocket instead of the mundane PS will let them know "this guy is the shiz" or some other shi__ no question.
     


  5. papa kot

    papa kot Senior member

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    Well said!
     


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    hentaisan Well-Known Member

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    yep some shameless gold diggers in those parts
     


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    hbkshin Senior member

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    This thread turned from really shitty to pretty majestic.
     


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    Patek14 Senior member

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    You guys can flame and troll the OP as much as you want but it doesn't change the fact that this thread touches on a critical topic that all you clothing nerd snobs forget.

    While appearing attractive to the opposite sex (i.e., brand agnostic fit/style appropriateness and genetics above all else), the real question is, what is most likely to be perceived as exclusive to others? It all boils down to what people are aware of, which is generally big name fashion brands - Armani, Prada, Gucci, etc. If a label dual-makes for men and women and is still popular in the world of aspirational women's products, that is what you want.

    You could run your mouth all day about your nice incotex trousers, your Edward green shoes, and your brioni shirt, but chances are this draws a blank with all but a special subset of women (those who dated/married clothing snobs or who had a very wealthy father)
     


  9. AgentChaosFlux

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    "I get my suits, shirts, ties, and shoes custom made for me, and pay half of what I would for an Armani suit. I shop smart."

    Gets them wet every time. Especially after I flash my name and a quote embroidered on the inside of the jacket and let them feel the velvet suspenders.
     
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    This is just silly. A woman forms an initial opinion of your attractiveness before she knows what brand of clothing you are wearing and it is based on your overall appearance, confidence, etc.. How well you are dressed plays into this, but the brand doesn't 99% of the time. Name dropping (be it names of people you know, places you've been to or brands you wear) has always been the act of the desperate trying to find a way to seek validation. By the time anyone asks what brand your clothes are (if they even ask), your answer isn't going to make that much of a difference with respect to their overall impression. The fact that you are positing a scenario where people talk up the brands of clothing they are wearing, be they well known fashion brands or not, shows that you do not get it.
     


  11. movoblast

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    But instead of bashing you, I'll offer some help.

    It's not the brand that matters but the style. I particularly like RL clothing but I won't get anything with a horse logo on it. It's also pretty overpriced for the quality (so I only buy when there's a sale), but I really like some of the styles that they offer. I know my tastes will change soon and I'll go on to buy clothes from other brands, but as of right now, I dress RL because I like it, and not because I'm trying to impress anyone. When you dress in a style that you like and works for you, that's when people start complimenting you. Women won't know what brand you're wearing unless you're wearing something with huge obnoxious logos which is NOT cool/fashionable.

    I was gifted a gucci scarf with the traditional red/green stripes and a burberry polo for christmas by my gf's mother and they've been sitting in the closet since.
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't speak for China, but this isn't true for Seoul, Tokyo, or Hong Kong. This is especially false for Seoul, where ostensible branding is actually going to be deleterious to upward mobility, at least in corporate Korea.

    "Clothing nerd snob." I like that. Though I don't look down on people who don't try to dress in anyway, I definitely due look down on people who try and fail. I don't judge the direction, but I can be a dick about the execution. Anyway, it's a good description.

    And while I agree that Edward Green is likely not going to ring any bells with women, I promise you they recognize quality. They won't know why, but I'll bet dollars to donuts that they can tell that the Edward Green is nicer than the Bally.
     


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    I agree with this to a certain extent. They won't be able to tell difference from Allen Edmonds/Aldens/Crockett Jones vs Edward Greens/Lobbs. Hell even average guys who shop at Nordstroms, Macys, etc. wouldn't either. I think they would mainly use indicators like a leather sole (as opposed to rubber soles you find on department store shoes) and the sleekness of the last to tip them off that it is a shoe of quality.
     


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    Are you illiterate? What I said is exactly what I've bolded in your post. This is what I wrote, cut and pasted:

    While appearing attractive to the opposite sex (i.e., brand agnostic fit/style appropriateness and genetics above all else),

    what part of "genetics above all else" was unclear?
     


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