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20-10-2013
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Though I would not wear them myself, I've always thought the "Ain't Laurent (without Yves)" was brilliant.

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21-10-2013
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^ Oh yes, it does. Homies is short for home boys. Google should take you right to Urban Dictionary ...
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21-10-2013
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i think it's cool if you come up with something yourself, make your own shirt and make some sort of personal statement...
then it's a form of personal expression and one could even argue that it's art...

otherwise, it's just another commercial venture and a way for people to capitalize on the popularity of a brand, or the unpopularity, in the case of saint laurent...

i preferred it when people made their own...
That's a pretty cool idea. Have you seen anyone with a homemade one?

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I was in Urban Outfitters yesterday and saw a bunch of them. That's a popular store you can find them.
I've noticed that certain brands such as Obey seem to base their designs and logos off high-fashioned brands, and often seem to make a huge profit of them. One of Obey's most popular selling items were the sweaters with the logo that is clearly a knock off of the Gucci logo. What's a mystery to me is if its a mockery of the brand or not, like a middle finger to the wealth of the brand and its customers.

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23-10-2013
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^ Is there a mystery here? I can't really detect any respect or homage in their product line.

I like the "Disobey" in the Disney logo font ... cute.

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I saw a young woman wearing a Homiès, New York one yesterday. I get that it's a play on Hermès, Paris, but does Homies (or Homiès) actually mean anything?
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I was in Urban Outfitters yesterday and saw a bunch of them. That's a popular store you can find them.
I've noticed that certain brands such as Obey seem to base their designs and logos off high-fashioned brands, and often seem to make a huge profit of them. One of Obey's most popular selling items were the sweaters with the logo that is clearly a knock off of the Gucci logo. What's a mystery to me is if its a mockery of the brand or not, like a middle finger to the wealth of the brand and its customers.
Good to know! I'll make sure to drop by Urban Outfitters this weekend. Thanks. And I like your interpretation and find interesting that you are unclear if an appropriation of a brand's logo is a mockery of that same brand, or not. I was assuming that they are because, I guess, I live in a city of hipsters and there is no lack of irony and pastiche here, but of course, there could be multiple interpretations and motives for creating and wearing them.

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Fan! fan! fan! But only when rocked fashionably and not ignorantly trashy (i.e. not "getting" the parody). I wear them as if wearing the brand. I have one that reads: "Gangsta" with accents and "Love" underneath a la Celine. And I just bought one yesterday that reads: "Ballin" with "Paris" underneath a la Balmain. Examples in these colors:


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I like the Féline one, but only because I'm a crazy cat lady.

Otherwise, I think the "edgy" aspect of putting foul English on a t-shirt is obliterated by the fact that most people probably saw it on some blog, thought it looked cool and thought they'd look equally cool themselves if they'd buy said t-shirt, too. I mean, you need a certain 'tude to pull this off, I think.

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I don't really mind the parody t-shirts though I wonder if a lot of girls I see wearing them don't even realise that they're a play on the luxury houses names/logans/slogos.

What I DON'T get though are the millions of white 'celine paris' tees that I see everywhere.. blogs, online stores etc... (like this: http://wheretoget.it/look/81241).

am I missing something, because to me these are just blatant trademark infringements?

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I don't get it either. Perhaps seamnoir, who posted a "Celine Paris"example, can enlighten us?

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Depends on the shirt, if they're tongue in cheek I like them, I have one that says "Mugatu" from Zoolander


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I would like to get a "Versayce" one for the reference

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I also have the "Team Ghesquiere" shirt from net-a-porter on my things to get

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^I guess a Team Ghesquière would be more than appropriate today given his confirmed appointment at LV!

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Though I would not wear them myself, I've always thought the "Ain't Laurent (without Yves)" was brilliant.
Who 'invented' them?


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i liked it at first until they overdo it

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