Some things in fashion I just dont understand.

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    Feb 29, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    Now I don't usually complain about the outlandish prices in fashion because I understand that it is an art of design and there are costs associated with this. However looking at this t-shirt 0418661179803R__ASTL_300x400.jpg
    I can find absolutely no reason why it would be $225, I can go to expressmen, H&M, hell even a variety of designer boutiques and get a better fitting shirt, perhaps the quality is phenomenal? I'm at a loss. Please help me.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    holy crap, that thing is how much?

    some people are crazy...
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    What's the fabric? Where is the fabric made?
    Where is the clothing made? How is the clothing made?
    Are the accessories(shoes, any jewelry,etc.) included in the total cost of this outfit? Where are They made?
    These all add up to that boring outfit that people CAN replicate by going to shops that sell similar designs for a lot less.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    This is just for the shirt, nothing comes with it

    Description:
    Rich, charcoal melange cotton refines this crewneck pullover with cut off sleeves and coverstitch detail.
    Crewneck
    Ribbed collar and hem
    Cotton
    Machine wash
    Imported

    I know the hermes t-shirts sell for $345 a piece, but at least they're hermes and they come in some fun colors.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    With high end fashion you are paying more for the label and bragging rights that come with it, rather than a reasonable price for it's actual value.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    and I do wholly understand this, normally, however the pieces at least fit well or have some sort of redeemable quality.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Marc Jacobs has a pair of sweats for $1,100.00 this season... The matching hoodie is $1,250.00... I obviously need these for the gym...
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    Arfurnas saidMarc Jacobs has a pair of sweats for $1,100.00 this season... The matching hoodie is $1,250.00... I obviously need these for the gym...



    OHH YES, SO WORTH THE PRICE!!!!

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    Feb 29, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    OUTLET STORES.

    That's all.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    "Fashion" is an excuse to spend lots of money for something that'll sell for 5% of its retail value in a thrift store in 2 years.
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    Feb 29, 2012 7:54 PM GMT

    Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
    -- Oscar Wilde
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    A lot of Fashion Houses get their bread and butter by selling more of their accessories, i.e., shoes, bags, fragrances, etc, which are more affordable to many people. That's how they survive so they can make these overpriced fashions.
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    venue35 saidI walked by the PRADA boutique the other day and they had a black hooded jacket in the window that was nice but nothing to lose any sleep over for....705 euros. Seriously how many times can you wear it before you get bored with it??
    Some clothes are amazing i'm not saying but they are so over priced.
    Now you mention Hermes which is the most ridiculously over priced fashion house in the world. Their sweaters are amazing but not worth 700 dollars.
    Come on that's insane.


    You think 700 bucks for an Hermes sweater is bad?

    Try $98,000 for a croc or exotic skin Birkin. Fucking insane.
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    Probably because as it says it's "Imported"
    Maybe from China or Pakistan or Bangladesh or some other exotic locale. That costs money ya know.
    And don't forget it's not any cotton, it's a rich charcoal melange (French for mix) so that's gotta mean something too, but I haven't figured out if it's the rich charcoal color that's a mix or is it the cotton that is a cotton mix. Well it doesn't really matter, it's a melange.
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    I'm still fawning over last season's PRADA wingtips with spikes all over it.
    GOTTA HAVE IT!!!! But, I don't have a thousand dollars.... icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    In the OP's example - the "look" can easily be replicated as the piece in question is rather shapeless and dull. The fabric and workmanship probably can not be so easily replicated.

    The fabric used in a Hanes t-shirt vs that of Comme de Garcon are light years apart. Generally, so is the fit - although not in THIS case. Also - durability.

    Try buying a suit off the rack and then having one made. The difference is astounding. Very often the workmanship is such that you can wear a garment inside out and still look amazingly well dressed.

    I have been on many photo / film shoots where some of the clothes were discount house crap but they conveyed the "look" for camera so it didn't matter. However I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it in RL.
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    Cash saidIn the OP's example - the "look" can easily be replicated as the piece in question is rather shapeless and dull. The fabric and workmanship probably can not be so easily replicated.

    The fabric used in a Hanes t-shirt vs that of Comme de Garcon are light years apart. Generally, so is the fit - although not in THIS case. Also - durability.

    Try buying a suit off the rack and then having one made. The difference is astounding. Very often the workmanship is such that you can wear a garment inside out and still look amazingly well dressed.

    I have been on many photo / film shoots where some of the clothes were discount house crap but they conveyed the "look" for camera so it didn't matter. However I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it in RL.


    Definitely! The difference between a bespoke suit and one plucked off of a rack is just...beyond comparison.

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    Feb 29, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Cash saidIn the OP's example - the "look" can easily be replicated as the piece in question is rather shapeless and dull. The fabric and workmanship probably can not be so easily replicated.

    The fabric used in a Hanes t-shirt vs that of Comme de Garcon are light years apart. Generally, so is the fit - although not in THIS case. Also - durability.

    Try buying a suit off the rack and then having one made. The difference is astounding. Very often the workmanship is such that you can wear a garment inside out and still look amazingly well dressed.

    I have been on many photo / film shoots where some of the clothes were discount house crap but they conveyed the "look" for camera so it didn't matter. However I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it in RL.


    You...you speak PRADA?!!
    I WANT YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW!!!!
    TAKE MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
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    Cash saidIn the OP's example - the "look" can easily be replicated as the piece in question is rather shapeless and dull. The fabric and workmanship probably can not be so easily replicated.

    The fabric used in a Hanes t-shirt vs that of Comme de Garcon are light years apart. Generally, so is the fit - although not in THIS case. Also - durability.

    Try buying a suit off the rack and then having one made. The difference is astounding. Very often the workmanship is such that you can wear a garment inside out and still look amazingly well dressed.

    I have been on many photo / film shoots where some of the clothes were discount house crap but they conveyed the "look" for camera so it didn't matter. However I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it in RL.


    You...you speak PRADA?!!
    I WANT YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW!!!!
    TAKE MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Believe it or not -- most of my life is spent with clothes ON.
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
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    Arfurnas saidMarc Jacobs has a pair of sweats for $1,100.00 this season... The matching hoodie is $1,250.00... I obviously need these for the gym...



    OHH YES, SO WORTH THE PRICE!!!!

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    There's even a patch of leather on one of the pockets!!! I can't wait to sweat in them!!!
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
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    venue35 saidI walked by the PRADA boutique the other day and they had a black hooded jacket in the window that was nice but nothing to lose any sleep over for....705 euros. Seriously how many times can you wear it before you get bored with it??
    Some clothes are amazing i'm not saying but they are so over priced.
    Now you mention Hermes which is the most ridiculously over priced fashion house in the world. Their sweaters are amazing but not worth 700 dollars.
    Come on that's insane.


    You think 700 bucks for an Hermes sweater is bad?

    Try $98,000 for a croc or exotic skin Birkin. Fucking insane.
    And I thought the $10,000 leather jacket a friend let me try on was expensive. Now I"ll have to tell him that's a cheap fucking jacket. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Arfurnas said
    GigoloAssassin said
    Arfurnas saidMarc Jacobs has a pair of sweats for $1,100.00 this season... The matching hoodie is $1,250.00... I obviously need these for the gym...



    OHH YES, SO WORTH THE PRICE!!!!

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    There's even a patch of leather on one of the pockets!!! I can't wait to sweat in them!!!



    Oooo exotic....icon_lol.gif

    Target sweats, patch fake leather on, done. Haha!
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
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    Cash saidIn the OP's example - the "look" can easily be replicated as the piece in question is rather shapeless and dull. The fabric and workmanship probably can not be so easily replicated.

    The fabric used in a Hanes t-shirt vs that of Comme de Garcon are light years apart. Generally, so is the fit - although not in THIS case. Also - durability.

    Try buying a suit off the rack and then having one made. The difference is astounding. Very often the workmanship is such that you can wear a garment inside out and still look amazingly well dressed.

    I have been on many photo / film shoots where some of the clothes were discount house crap but they conveyed the "look" for camera so it didn't matter. However I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it in RL.


    You...you speak PRADA?!!
    I WANT YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW!!!!
    TAKE MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Believe it or not -- most of my life is spent with clothes ON.


    I wanna roll my naked body on your dirty designer laundry.... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    DAVID_HALL said0418661179803R__ASTL_300x400.jpg


    What the fuck is on his feet? Are those sandals... and dress socks?
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    Feb 29, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    You can get the same clothes at walmart for a fraction of the cost.

    That shirt costs $5-7 at walmart