Only gay men buy designer/luxury clothing?

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    Jun 19, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    It has been my experience that men who wear designer clothing brands--Gucci, Prada, Armani, even Theory or Hugo Boss--are mostly gay. Of course, these observations are only anecdotal, but whenever I'm in Neiman Marcus, I NEVER see straight guys shopping for clothes.

    What are your thoughts?
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    Jun 19, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    I find that the guys buying this stuff are WEALTHY, but not always GAY........stereotypes rarely work.....but this shit is ALWAYS too expensive.....icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 19, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    The only people who buy that stuff either have a good income, or want to pretend they have a good income...most commonly the later. It has nothing to do with sexuality, unless buying expensive stuff has some magical effect that makes guys want to fuck guys.
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    Jun 19, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    I dunno. I shop at swap meets and skate/surf shops. Maybe that's why gay guys don't pay any attention to me. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 19, 2011 11:54 PM GMT

    Uhh, hate to burst your bubble, but if Gucci, Prada, Armani, Theory Hugo Boss
    had to rely on ONLY the gay dollar, they would be far less successful.
    Gays DO buy plenty...but certainly not enough to sustain companies like this.
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    Jun 20, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    I kinda agree with this, but living in Los Angeles, all the straight guys buy these brands too! It's very L.A. Like that.

    I personally don't like to limit my self, I shop usually J.Crew, Steven Alan, or bloomingdales and cool thrift stores.

    Surf stores are great too
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    Jun 20, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    cold saidI find that when you can instantly tell a person is wearing one of those brands, they rarely have much style regardless of their orientation.


    I agree, just because we can buy these, or those people can, doesn't mean you have style. Usually it's real bad over the top tacky.

    A few pieces are fun, but that's it. Keep it down played.
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    Jun 20, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    When I lived in NYC there were tons of straight guys wearing that stuff. Mainly because they were filthy rich and had run out of things to spend their money on.
    Most of the time it was Daddy's money and they didn't even work.
    And even though they spent a fortune on their clothes, the douchey-ness shown through. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 20, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    I shop in garment district downtown Los Angeles. If it looks good on me, that's all I really care about no matter what the price is. A few of the salesmen hit on me, but I am sure that was just to get me to buy their clothes so they can get the commissionicon_smile.gif

    But I don't think it's a gay thing.

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    Jun 20, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    The_Austonian saidIt has been my experience that men who wear designer clothing brands--Gucci, Prada, Armani, even Theory or Hugo Boss--are mostly gay. Of course, these observations are only anecdotal, but whenever I'm in Neiman Marcus, I NEVER see straight guys shopping for clothes.

    What are your thoughts?


    Whenever I'm in Neiman Marcus, NO ONE is shopping for clothes! The store here in Orlando is usually dead. Same is true for Saks, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom (got 'em all here).

    Thanks for the tip though. Now I know where I can meet guys!! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 20, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    The_Austonian saidIt has been my experience that men who wear designer clothing brands--Gucci, Prada, Armani, even Theory or Hugo Boss--are mostly gay. Of course, these observations are only anecdotal, but whenever I'm in Neiman Marcus, I NEVER see straight guys shopping for clothes.

    What are your thoughts?


    Not really. There aren't enough gay guys out there to support those labels...
    Most of those labels are European. Tons of straight European men buy them. (500 mill population)
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    Jun 20, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    Hugo Boss is the only thing listed I'd buy.
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    Jun 20, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    Only if Express and American Eagle count.

    Otherwise everything else I get from Target.
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    Jun 20, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    You should hang out at styleforum.net.

    I don't know the percentage of who's hetero, bi, and gay at that site, but there is a significant number of straight guys there. And they have expensive tastes and deep wallets, but they're not necessarily chasing after the labels you mentioned. There are other high end names that are not as easily recognizable by the general public likes the ones in your post.
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    Jun 20, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    Nah, I've seen some straight guys who had expensive designer clothing so I don't think it's just a gay thing heh.
    I don't wear designer clothing so I don't know certain brands (What? I'm cheap lol I just buy whatever I like and feel is affordable lol)
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    Jun 20, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    Anyone use gilt?
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    Jun 20, 2011 2:59 AM GMT
    Label whores are label whores. Orientation has nothing to do with it.

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    Jun 20, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    I shop all over the place for clothes, whether its Kohls, Macy's or Gap. Anytime I go shopping I buy stuff that's on sale. For some odd reason I have the best luck find the greatest sales. It can be a dollar and if it looks good on me, I'll buy it. Its not about what you wear, but how you wear it.
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    Jun 20, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    ewww no, though I do like labels such as Sitka (fav.), Holden, etc. Mall brands suck,
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    Jun 20, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidAnyone use gilt?


    Love Gilt. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 20, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidAnyone use gilt?


    I live in primitive Canadaland, where Gilt refuses to ship. icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 20, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    Bahaha speak for yourself, some of my str8 friends spent tons at the mall, whereas me the gay male, shops at Academy and enjoy my nike and adidias brand.
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    Jun 20, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    Definitely not just a gay thing

    +1 for Gilt
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    Jun 20, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    Yeah fuckin right! Str8 dudes love pretty clothing and they know it!
    Have you ever been out shopping and see those guys with the wives? The dude is more into the clothing than her boobs!
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    Jun 20, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    I don't buy expensive clothes. Most of my clothes are from BrooksBrothers Bass CK and Kenneth Cole. I do own a few Ferragamo and Hermes ties though, and a Dolce & Gabbana jacket that was 90% off. The retail price was over $2500 but I got it for $250. I wore it like only once. LOL! What a waste of money!