The Fashion Thief

Discussion in 'Rumor has it...' started by Urban Stylin, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Urban Stylin

    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    Did you read this story int he Newyorker, very disturbing

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  2. Urban Stylin

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  3. Urban Stylin

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    cont'd

     
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    That's why so many kids get into crime. They want expensive clothes but they can't afford it, so they go for the quick money or they steal. Such a shame.
     
  5. MissMagAddict

    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    Just to clarify... this article is from New York Magazine & not The New Yorker.
     
  6. carmen_kass

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    He's like a klepto Bryanboy, but obviously much gayer. I have no sympathy.
     
  7. angela xx

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    I don't really get why this is in RHI? People shoplift and get caught all the time and he's not a celebrity.
     
  8. Scott

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    ^well it has to do with the topic of he stealing from high fashion shops and labels. the forum isn't just for celebs.

    anyway,i have no sympathy for this guy at all. he is obviously very intelligent and it all just seems like a big game to him so no i have not a sympatheticic vein whatsoever. there are loads of people who can't afford to acquire designers and most never go thieving for them.
     
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    wow, so much pressure for people to dress in a certain way to feel accepted. Very sad. Especially because he's so young.
     
  10. Urban Stylin

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    i wonder if he needs to be taken to jail or a mental institution bcoz i bet hes gonna steal after hes released!
     
  11. Urban Stylin

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    In this case its high fashion related..plus hes glamourising it with his myspace posts and all
     
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    Oh gawd, he has major issues, needs major counseling. I lack major sympathy though, he is intelligent and I just think its sad how brands really can just represent this type of delusional dream for some people
     
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    he s one serious fashion victim
    i kinda understand him, when he s so into fashion and can t afford it, it was easy for him to steal.
     
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    yes i read this story! so crazy!
     
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    such a sad little boy!

    aspiring to be someone he will NOW obviously NEVER be!!

    sorry, but i dont have any sympathy either!
     
  16. Urban Stylin

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    funny enough his notoriety may earn him money in a Paris Hilton kind of way a book deal, movie deal..etc. thw world is funny nowadays
     
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    eesh.

    i'm sad for him he feels the need for image/fashion to override idk..education?

    i'm not sure if i have sympathy, and i think the sentence and the accompanying help/counselling will do him good, but at the same time- i'm sad for him because his upbringing and social background/pressures would have had some effect.
     
  18. Faye Parfait

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    Wow, I hope not.
    And yet, I can totally see someone trying to turn this into a movie. He shouldn't be allowed to profit from it if it happens, though. I'm not an American but aren't there laws that would prevent him from profiting from a crime by means of book deals and such? I know that in some countries, there are. A criminal could write a book about their life of crime if they chose but they wouldn't be able to earn a penny from it.
     
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    I don't see why he shouldn't earn anything. Maybe this could be the ticket to a better life - he could make enough money to go to college and start over with a clean slate. If someone else profits from his story he'll be back to where he started. This might be a chance to reform himself. Does the name Frank Abagnale ring any bells?
     
  20. XavierRaphael

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    I show not pity for him. If you can't afford it don't steal. Look at all those Fashionistas/Fasionistos that always look impeccable in thrift store buys or stuff from Target. If he truly loved fashion he would find another way to express it. You don't need Gucci or Fendi to be stylish.
     

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