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Discussion in 'Trend Spotting' started by fortezza, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    you are right...i hate the whole idea of people being disgusted with something because of it's identifiability as a designer item...there were/are fendi baguettes that were truly beautiful, there were are vuittons that are truly stunning...but sometimes even a rich girl or guy likes to buy what are called "status" bags...not because they need to flaunt it, just because "why not"...sometimes a logoed gucci bag is the perfect compliment to the most understated of outfits.

    and about the steak thing...i think your analogy was a little off...you can pay $19.99 for a steak at outback or $88 for a steak at smith and wollensky...and they will be very different things, yet some will accuse that you are paying for the same steak when in reality there's a very REAL difference in quality and satisfaction.
     
  2. BabyJ

    BabyJ New Member

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    Mikejames,

    I think that the point with the steak still got across. After a certain point, you are no longer paying just for the meat, you are paying for the name.

    I do agree with you though about buying a bag because it accents your outfit perfectly. I don't care if what I buy has a label or not, I care that it matches and looks good when put together. The name or the logo means nothing to me.

    I just hate it when people buy something simply because of the name attached to it. I personally find it disgusting when everyone and their mom and cat own the same peice just because of the name. If you like the style, go buy it. Have fun with it. But why are you buying it? Because it has the logo splattered all over it or because you honestly like it?
     
  3. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    guys you make me hungry :ninja:
     
  4. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    When I was in Rome a few weeks ago I had dinner at this Argentinian restaurant. It wasn't all that brilliant except for the MEAT. It was worth paying a small premium for it. So there. I'm hungry too.
     
  5. labeladdict

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    Guilty as charged....check out my userid.....Labeladdict...

    :lol:
     
  6. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    Frankly I don't care what name is on a bag. I only carry a bag to tote my junk around in. And my army/surplus messenger bag has served me well :heart: And yes, it has become a digusting phenomona with men and their 'male' bags as well.
     
  7. southerncutie

    southerncutie New Member

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    If I like it, then I like it- even if it is a tee from wal-mart. It shouldn't matter if it is a "label" if you look good in it and are comfortable... and as for the whole LV deal, I don't get it either. Personally, I love the style of mine (papillon) and it's really functional, otherwise, I wouldn't have gotten it!
     
  8. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    thanks for the reminder...sometimes it is lost in these discussions that clothing and accessories have distinct FUNCTIONS...sometimes it's just about what works -- label or no label.
     
  9. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    quite erhhh :rolleyes: interesting?
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    from fuk :flower:
     
  10. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    This isn't label snobbism so much as some of the people who wear these labels.

    Where I live if you're a foul-mouthed hooligan you invariably wear a Burberry cap. This doesn't mean to say that everyone wearing a Burberry cap is a foul-mouthed hooligan it's just that the clubs can't be bothered to sort them out (this is the real reason as opposed to the silly reasons that clubs themselves give).
     
  11. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    social stratification based on what labels one wears is quite silly and unjust..
    what if clubs started keeping out everyone wearing lets say H&M, Chanel, Zara or LV? wouldn't it be horrible? who would ever enjoy this? its a kind of mindless facism
     
  12. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Sadly, they own the clubs so if they want to be facists we live in a democratic country (ies) and that's their choice...You couldn't get into a whole lot of restaurants wearing anything less than a tuxedo/gown so it's only fair that clubs can set their rules as well...

    However they are not so much banning the designer's items so much as easily recognizable logo-items. i.e. you could wear Burberry Prorsum to a night-club just not the signature Burberry Nova-Plaid.
     
  13. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    It's going to be much harder hiring bouncers now they must concentrate on having a trained eye as well as a black one
     
  14. ahhGucci

    ahhGucci Active Member

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    As well As a Black one? Do you mean black eyes or Black bouncers?
     
  15. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Black-eyes...black bouncers are not common in the UK other than in London and a few other places.

    Spotting a raging-fcuktard isn't exactly hard though...I could tell you who's going to cause trouble and who's not.
     
  16. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    As well As a Black one? Do you mean black eyes or Black bouncers? [/b][/quote]
    No, no, no, hold the phone.... perhaps i should have said 'black and blue' : as in ouch, some drunken eejit boxed my precious visual organs :wacko:
     
  17. LadyIllusion

    LadyIllusion New Member

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    I am glad that i came back to read this thread again. I just find it hard to think people are so SHALLOW. I wanted my Gucci bag 3 years ago, and just before my 8th Anniversary i went with my husband and bought my Black Jackie O. I chose black because it had to be discreet and last for decades to come and go with my predominently black wardrobe.

    I bought my CD Logo T-shirt over a year and a half because

    1. I never saw anyone with them(i dont rave, or socialise alot)

    2. It was funky and could be dressed up or down

    3. I loved the style - it was comfortable and showed of my boobs

    I am not a victim of labels and as i have said only have a handful of logo'd stuff. I love unusual things and tend to buy clothes for the quality and not logos or names.

    In the same breath i have no problem with people buying labels and logos, everyone likes what they like. People look at celebrities and because they have the name brand bag, they want one too. I have read on this forum of people wanting a bag because so-and-so has one. E.G. The Birkin Bag. So it is culture that dictates to young people what is cool and fashionable to wear, they buy into this culture because they too want to feel like a celebrity or someone with class and worth something. This is so very SAD! :( :( :( :(
     
  18. Kimkhuu

    Kimkhuu New Member

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    I agree with you....

    I don't care if people buy stuff with logos or not.

    The reality is much more simple, most people wear label to look cool. In "upper class societies", they see "logoed" people as ridiculous. In our everyday society though, people that carry LV, that have a Guess shirt (yes ONLY a Guess shirt) or a Nike cap are cool.
     
  19. PinksouthernGiRL

    PinksouthernGiRL New Member

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    hey, I have been lookign for that shirt!!! where did you find it?? I soo wanna buy it, please tell me where you found it!!
     
  20. dl20

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    i always catch alot of snobby comments because my closet is 90% versace . i admit when i'm looking for clothes ill go straight to versace first but its not because i cannot wear anything else, its just because i know i will find something in there that i like. I've tried on stuff in more reasonably priced stores but to me it doesnt compare in style or more importantly in fit. As far as wearing visible labels, i think its just tacky, versace has a look of their own that is easily identifiable without any tags at all inside or outside. for me i buy what i like and if it happens to be one designer so be it. Wearing something just to impress others is ridicoulous, especially since you can be sure noone really gives a damn whether yur wearing Gucci or a potato sack.

    dl
     

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