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Old 10-19-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Ok, so from my understanding...if a person wears a knock-off(fake)because they like a certain brand and couldn't afford the real thing, that automatically makes them a sellout?
You and I probably have different definitions of what a sellout is, but in my opinion, if someone wears fake labels in order to look like something they are not (e.g., able to afford those things), then that person is a poseur. I don't think it's shameful not to have money, and I don't think there's anything wrong with wearing thriftstore vintage or making your own clothes in order to look more well-to-do than you are. (General "you," not YOU you.) I also don't have a problem with expensive, well-made things within reason (which I admit is purely subjective). I would spend a chunk of money on a really good bag if I could afford it. What I will not do is buy a cheap swap meet knockoff. Those are not well made, so I wouldn't have the advantage of knowing it was money well spent, and the company that owns the right to the logo and styling wouldn't make a dime. It's stealing, and I'm not going to encouraging it by buying that stuff.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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I refuse to wear logo'ed clothing or carry logo'ed bags. I paid for a piece of clothing, they are not paying me to advertise.

I've felt that way since the 1980's, and people started wearing Gloria Vanderbuilt jeans.
This.

I pay a lot of money for clothing because I like it to fit and fit well. I find that designer clothing generally does a better job. It simply is better. That, to me, indicates something that is "fashionable". I've never been one to follow trends, and not out of disdain for pop culture. I just like what I like, and my mood and fashion sense shift to reflect that So if you're selling something that really is quality, I'll be buying.

That being said, I refuse to wear anything where a logo is visible.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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"hunni" just packs bigger punch. It's all about the pizzzazzzz of it
If by packs bigger punch you mean "is more annoying," then I'd have to agree with you.

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I buy what I like, but yes, sometimes there are specific brands that I find reliable in the sense that I like their style/designs, fit & quality.
Exactly. And I'll proudly carry my Cole-Haan purse while wearing my $9 Clearance shoes from Land's End because I don't care what OP or anybody else thinks of the price of my clothes or how they're matched.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:06 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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"hunni" just packs bigger punch. It's all about the pizzzazzzz of it

If you say so...
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I actually admire people who have the talent to shop vintage, and/or make their own clothes, as that is so much more interesting than those who would buy knock-offs of designer goods that support counterfeiting. That said, there are many looks that are similar, as higher-end fashion does tend to set the trend for other manufacturers, or even lines within the same company (Ralph Lauren comes to mind) a season or two after the debut in Paris, Milan, London, New York, Tokyo, etc. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a budget look at all, but buying fakes that can be easily identified as such just rubs me the wrong way.

We once had a receptionist (she moved on to a better job) who was a single mother of two children and finishing a masters degree, who shopped vintage, made what she could not buy, etc. and was very, very thrifty as she had to be on her sole income in an expensive area. The other ladies with whom I worked, including my friend, were always talking about her because she had a look and never wore a fake, but presented herself much better than some of the other women in the office who easily made five to six times as much as she did. And, no, she was not racking up credit card debt as she was always on a cash-only budget as that is what she could afford because she took a voluntary demotion not to have the extra work of an executive assistant so she could go back to school.

Some people will spend proportionally more than others might, based upon living situation, such as the person who lives at home and buys designer goods. As long as they are not fake, and they like them that's what matters, but everyone has their own priorities for spending, and it's not up to me to judge their choices.

Just as an aside about the Blackberry: Many corporate and higher governmental officials have to use them because that's the system that has been bought by their company/agency, and for which security protocols are in place. The person observed on said Blackberry might have to use it for work, so depending upon conversation or email to which one may not be privy, someone may actually be responding to work emails/texts via said device, even if appearing to be in their off time. Again, I really don't care if someone wants an iPhone, Blackberry, etc., since that's what works for them.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Thanks bmwguy, for making me go back and taking the effort the read the diatribe in the OP.

A blackberry is a cheap iPhone? How did I miss that gem LOL
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Thanks bmwguy, for making me go back and taking the effort the read the diatribe in the OP.

A blackberry is a cheap iPhone? How did I miss that gem LOL
Amazing, aint it?
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Thanks bmwguy, for making me go back and taking the effort the read the diatribe in the OP.

A blackberry is a cheap iPhone? How did I miss that gem LOL
Maybe the OP meant that the blackberry (RIMM) stock is a poor mans iPhone (AAPL) stock.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Maybe the OP meant that the blackberry (RIMM) stock is a poor mans iPhone (AAPL) stock.
I rather doubt that.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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I rather doubt that.
I was trying to make sense out of the statement.
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