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14-06-2006
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And as you said the issue lies with what the market needs and wants. Why would boutiques risk carrying labels which are lesser known here and when there is no established market for it?
Just to put the other side of the argument out there - have you considered that at the end of the day, fashion is a business, a business is there to make money. If a product is selling, you have a good buyer and your customer is happy then why would you shoot yourself in the foot by selling something else?

Granted menswear has so much more potentional. But I thought that in London too. I don't think this is something secular to the Australian market. Its one thing to say what people should be wearing, but its another to regognise what they are actually buying.

i've read a ton of mensear feedback, anything too dandy-ish or pushing the limits is nearly always met with skepticism. Its just how the majority of men are. We have to remember that a lot of men really only see clothing in terms of utility, rather than a pleasure. i don't apply this to all men of course! but research shows that the majority of men see clothes shopping as a chore.

Its a bummer when you cannot find something thats not stock in Oz, but
I got that with different labels in London. I'm sure people get it all over.

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Just to put the other side of the argument out there - have you considered that at the end of the day, fashion is a business, a business is there to make money. If a product is selling, you have a good buyer and your customer is happy then why would you shoot yourself in the foot by selling something else?

Granted menswear has so much more potentional. But I thought that in London too. I don't think this is something secular to the Australian market. Its one thing to say what people should be wearing, but its another to regognise what they are actually buying.

i've read a ton of mensear feedback, anything too dandy-ish or pushing the limits is nearly always met with skepticism. Its just how the majority of men are. We have to remember that a lot of men really only see clothing in terms of utility, rather than a pleasure. i don't apply this to all men of course! but research shows that the majority of men see clothes shopping as a chore.

Its a bummer when you cannot find something thats not stock in Oz, but
I got that with different labels in London. I'm sure people get it all over.
exactly...fashion is a business indeed, but just because it is a business, does that mean that we have to conform to the market? its stifling individual expression...and that I feel is the biggest injustice anyone can do to themself and thats to conform. Hence the appearance of the word niche!!, I feel we are just a little pissed that the price to pay for being your own self is huge.

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There is an unbelievable amount of people wearing Bettina Liano especially the dark ones with the white stitching. =]

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I feel we are just a little pissed that the price to pay for being your own self is huge.
here here, it doesnt feel like we have much range here in syd and becuase 'unique' clothes are such a rarity prices are so exxy. Not to say there isnt alot of crap out there that is overpriced coughmaterialboyzebrahoodycough syd is so damn trendy!

that being said if you have an eye for it you can make cheap clothes work too! i guess its all about putting it together

ps. there is a tsubi warehouse sale tommorrow, i can only imagine what that will be like


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It's really difficult to be brave and unique fashion-wise in Sydney, simply because it's likely that one will receive lots of "funny looks" if one wears anything other than the typical "trendy" clothes. I'm always amazed that the apparently "fashion-conscious" people here are really very... well, boring. I mean, it's all skinny jeans/layered tops/pinafores/playsuits/Tsubi/Lover/Alice McCall/etc/etc.... DULL, DULL, DULL.

I suppose it's got a lot to do with the fact that we're so distanced from fashion-centric Europe, and we're one season behind... and, also, it's simply part of our "laid-back" culture to, in general, dress down rather than up.

 
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gawd I squeezed...huffed and puffed and queued and then more huffing and puffing and shoving to get in only to not get anything last year...I have a casual job tomorrow...gonna give it a miss with the sale, Im done with Tsubi!

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Haha! I posted a thread on vogue forums on how every second post is about Alice Mccall or Lover and how boring it is.

I got a message saying they will ban me if i do anything similar again! VFP are disgusting pigs.
Yes the VFP are quite ban happy.... That forum is so full of censorship. They are like Nazis.

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Yes the VFP are quite ban happy.... That forum is so full of censorship. They are like Nazis.
Yup!

My thread consisted of
Title: Is every second thread about Lover or Mccall?
Body: Is anybody else bored with the content of the clothes section?


After I posted this, I trotted off and purchased some tees from Threadless. I come back and my thread was gone! Another vogue user on my msn said my thread exploded because other old school users were flaming vogue forum. NOT MY FAULT! I don't see why they should give me a "FINAL WARNING" when it's my first one? VFP are nazi scum.

 
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It's really difficult to be brave and unique fashion-wise in Sydney, simply because it's likely that one will receive lots of "funny looks" if one wears anything other than the typical "trendy" clothes. I'm always amazed that the apparently "fashion-conscious" people here are really very... well, boring. I mean, it's all skinny jeans/layered tops/pinafores/playsuits/Tsubi/Lover/Alice McCall/etc/etc.... DULL, DULL, DULL.

I suppose it's got a lot to do with the fact that we're so distanced from fashion-centric Europe, and we're one season behind... and, also, it's simply part of our "laid-back" culture to, in general, dress down rather than up.
That is true, it's the same here in Melbourne. I wanna wear something like a nice vintage dress with some designer piece that's expensive, then people would look at me and say 'What a b**ch' just because of that....I hate it but there are so many lovely dresses and stuff that I wanna wear but I can't without that kind of chaos. I hate it.

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Oh yeah, does anyone have suggestions for good waist-cinching belts? The Supre ones are waaaay too whatever and original and I wanna try something different. Got any ideas? Please. I'm in crisis because I bought a really nice Victoriana vintage top and I really want to find a nice belt to go with it.

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Kiss&Tell, try op-shops/vintage stores...often you will find really interesting belts that aren't generic and boring. I have a thick leather belt with lion head on it (which was actually a door knocker) and lots of other interesting belts...you cant find these sorts of things in high street stores.

If you want just a plain simple sort of belt, try Myer maybe Jeans West or Just Jeans...im not sure.

 
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I thought Country Road was American. I agree about the Vogue forums sometimes I find they contradictory. I don't think that Australian fashion has defined it's own identity yet.

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I thought Country Road was American. I agree about the Vogue forums sometimes I find they contradictory. I don't think that Australian fashion has defined it's own identity yet.
It hasnt?

What do you call the Rubber Thong? hehe

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sorry if this is out of place but for anyone who owns bettina jeans,im confused about the sizing, they start by 26 and end with 34, so if you are a 26 in regular jeans, what size should i get?

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Yup!

My thread consisted of
Title: Is every second thread about Lover or Mccall?
Body: Is anybody else bored with the content of the clothes section?


After I posted this, I trotted off and purchased some tees from Threadless. I come back and my thread was gone! Another vogue user on my msn said my thread exploded because other old school users were flaming vogue forum. NOT MY FAULT! I don't see why they should give me a "FINAL WARNING" when it's my first one? VFP are nazi scum.
They have let the power of a free magazine subscription go to their heads!
I have been a member there since 2002 and it has just gone down the crapper.

They keep that vapid WIAW thread open....

And you can't even gossip on Arts and Entertainment anymore - it sucks.

The vogue forum has become sterile and broing... I only really look at the careers section now to be honest.

That's why I love TFS so much

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