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why do you guys hate designs?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blackplatano, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. familyman

    familyman Senior member

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    You shouldn't have to refer to anything when choosing jeans just use your eyes and taste.

    But in learning about jeans a forum like this is invaluable, especially to those of us that live far away from available sources of premium demin. If I run to the mall and Diesel is the best I can find then is it what I should buy? Or should I take the time to educate myself as to what it out there and then use my eyes and taste to choose from the expanded selection.

    Says the guy who only owns a pair of STF's. My wife would hurt me badly if I spent what I want to spend on jeans.
     
  2. jet

    jet Senior member

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    But in learning about jeans a forum like this is invaluable, especially to those of us that live far away from available sources of premium demin. If I run to the mall and Diesel is the best I can find then is it what I should buy? Or should I take the time to educate myself as to what it out there and then use my eyes and taste to choose from the expanded selection.

    Says the guy who only owns a pair of STF's. My wife would hurt me badly if I spent what I want to spend on jeans.


    Correct, but I was referencing the above posters concerns.
     
  3. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Correct, but I was referencing the above posters concerns.

    My point was that the average person doesn't use or know about internet forums, and at best will read GQ or Details or something that will recommend PDC, True Religion etc. If not, he's probably just heard from friends what jeans are "badass"
     
  4. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Senior member

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    I used to wear my girlfriends sevens. Mainly for some glam rock shows though. Never blew any money on them. I could never justify big $$$ on a pair of jeans that are made to look old.
     
  5. alexpham

    alexpham Well-Known Member

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    You shouldn't have to refer to anything when choosing jeans just use your eyes and taste.

    Yeah, but that's the hardest part. Nobody's born with taste, it has to be developed. I think taste only comes after you've seen many different styles of dress on many different people and have a knowledge of the main brands and alternative brands avaliable.

    Nobody wants to dress badly. But if they only know one way, one brand, one way of looking at fashion, then it's much harder for them to "just use [their] eyes and taste."
     
  6. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Totally understandable. A safe bet is to stay away from anything flashy if you're not sure at all but fortunately you've found this forum so you're in good hands [​IMG]
     
  7. jsp514

    jsp514 Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling that jean snobs/geeks grow up to become militant Trads.
     
  8. familyman

    familyman Senior member

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    I have a feeling that jean snobs/geeks grow up to become militant Trads.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    My name is Maxime and I have a pair of 55DSL, Diesel skaterish diffusion? line.
     
  10. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    Here's my very late impression on the matter:

    Buying, supporting and consistantly liking a particular brand because of fit, durability, denim and dyestuff quality does make you some kind of brand whore, though you'll never suffer from it because you've found what actually looks good on you. There is nothing wrong with blindly buying a brand for these reasons, because you're familiar with how the brand looks on you and trust in the fit and quality. Reactions you get from yourself and others (i.e. compliments on your ass, legs, overall look, whatever) will be from real, permanent circumstances.

    If I have one pair of Nudies that gets me tons of compliments, even though it's a brand no one has ever heard of (the only people who've ever said "Nice Nudies" have been men and I'm not out to get props from this crowd). It's just a nice fit. Am I a brand whore if I insist on buying Nudies in the future? Sure, I'm a brand whore, but at least I'm buying for the right reasons. I'd much rather hear someone say, "Those jeans look amazing on you," than "Nice Sevens."

    Then there is the other: buying True Religion because you've heard the name mentioned in magazines or seen them on celebrities or because you want people to know you spend lots of money on denim. This makes you a tool. Any feedback you get from yourself or from others won't be from real, permanent circumstances, because they draw attention only to your lifestyle (I read magazines/I'm wealthy/I care about looking good) but won't necessarily make you look nice. Eventually people are going to realize how ridiculous these jeans look. When you look back at pictures of you going clubbing in 2005, you might think to yourself, "holy ass, what is going on with those jeans?"

    It's different with women. Girls buy brands like Seven because they make their asses look good. Real good. Sure, they also tend to sport the overly embellished jeans with garish marks and such, but the basis for their brand support is the way it compliments their ass.
     
  11. alexpham

    alexpham Well-Known Member

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    but the basis for their brand support is the way it compliments their ass.

    [​IMG]

    followed very quickly by

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  12. Spencer Young

    Spencer Young Senior member

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    Excellent take on the matter, Brian.
     
  13. Brian SD

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    Excellent take on the matter, Brian.

    I was proud of it when I hit "submit reply" but now I think I wrote it out a bit haphazardly. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. keal

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    I personally like the cheesy pocket designs when I feel like dressing with my trendy street clothes... converse shoes, jeans with a pocket design, some cheapy vintage t-shirt, some lame bracelets, rings and maybe even an energy muse necklace.

    But when I really want to focus on my overall personal style, I'll go for jeans with an unidentifiable pocket style or none at all, and pair it with clothes that have no logos.

    I'm only speaking for myself here. I don't spend time taking the back pocket design off of my premium jeans. Not that I think it's wrong.

    I'm the kind of person who will buy a pair of shoes, and then go out and buy a whole wardrobe to match it. So take my opinions with a grain of salt.

    Unprocessed Himalayan salt [​IMG]
     
  15. keal

    keal Senior member

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    I forgot to mention that I strongly believe that anyone. Anyone who doesn't own a pair of Japanese denim should be forever banned from buying a Jay Allen product. Jovan.... yoo-hoo... [​IMG]
     

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