Label whore?

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    Jan 09, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
    So a lot of gay men I know look "down" on me because I'm comfortable dressing in a regular Fruit of the Loom t-shirt or a $5 t-shirt from JCP instead of wearing something Gucci, Diesel, True Religion, etc. So tell me...are you a label whore like my friends or you a guy that just wears what looks good on you and appeals to you?
  • thegaymessiah

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    looking nice is looking nice but that's all it is, somebody being all stuck up about it is rude.

    i wouldn't take that personal though I say they look up to themselves more than they look down to you, 'getting over ourselves' is what it's about.

    If you want it, it can happen- if you just get out of the way!

    im more attracted to clean hygiene not clothes.
  • Fable

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    just because I like to wear nice clothes doesn't make me a label whore.

    How judgemental.


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    Jan 09, 2013 11:07 PM GMT
    I came out the womb wearing Gucci and Diamonds. So Yes I'm a label whore.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    I wear a mix of everything. In my closet, you'll find clothes from GAP, Old Navy, J.Crew, Wal-Mart, Target, Ralph Lauren, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, etc.... But you will never find something super high-end. I can't imagine spending $50 on a T-shirt. Can't afford that, and even if I could, I would never spend so much on a t-shirt. I only spend lots of money on jackets or bulky clothing. People call me a hipster, though, and I fucking hate it. icon_evil.gif They think I'm one? They haven't seen those who really try hard with their looks.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    fable saidjust because I like to wear nice clothes doesn't make me a label whore.

    How judgemental.





    What defines "nice clothes"? A designers name on it or quality of merchandise? Cause I have many quality clothes that are nice clothes but they don't have a designer's name on it. But I am talking about the guys who refuse to buy anything that doesn't have a designer name on it.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    I just wear what looks good on me...



























    ...which happens to also be Gucci, Diesel, Gautiere, Dolce & Gabbana, Ben Sherman, Paul Frank, Moschino, Puma, Nike, Addidas, Lacoste, Coach, 2Xist, Under Armour, Andrew Christian, Upper Playground, Momotaro, and Doc Martens.
  • thegaymessiah

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    The real issue though is that you are mad at people supposedly being mean/rude/cruel to you, it has nothing to do with fashion either way. People are going to dress whatever the way they want to dress, whether it's cheap clothes from k-mart or expensive uppity clothes from a faggy french store in LA whose name you can't even pronounce. (Heh)
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    I'm not a label whore. I don't like to wear anything that shows labels or the type of clothing I'm wearing anywhere on my body. I like having the ability to express myself without being "labeled".
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    daehyunj said... I can't imagine spending $50 on a T-shirt. Can't afford that, and even if I could, I would never spend so much on a t-shirt. ....


    Never buy anything full retail. Check out Crossroads Trading Company to find great fashion for pennies on the dollar.

    I picked up a $3,000 Gucci suit for $200. Virtually brand new AND my size. That's one of the benefit of staying healthy and slim too. You can get as old as you want and still wear sizes that are made for 20-somethings.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    I'm not a label whore. I'm pretty cheap when it comes to clothes, and I like the jeans I find at JCPenny. I think Deisel jeans are cute and can help dress up skinny legs, but if you have really muscular legs relaxed fit jeans look best.

    I would never wear Fruit of Loom underwear, though. I don't like all the material or elastic they use. I'll spend a little more on underwear.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    daehyunj said... I can't imagine spending $50 on a T-shirt. Can't afford that, and even if I could, I would never spend so much on a t-shirt. ....


    Never buy anything full retail. Check out Crossroads Trading Company to find great fashion for pennies on the dollar.

    I picked up a $3,000 Gucci suit for $200. Virtually brand new AND my size. That's one of the benefit of staying healthy and slim too. You can get as old as you want and still wear sizes that are made for 20-somethings.


    I definitely need to check that place out. I'm starting to give up on Goodwill and Buffalo Exchange...both have terrible selections for men, most of which are too big in size. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    MrWilson2B saidSo a lot of gay men I know look "down" on me because I'm comfortable dressing in a regular Fruit of the Loom t-shirt or a $5 t-shirt from JCP instead of wearing something Gucci, Diesel, True Religion, etc. So tell me...are you a label whore like my friends or you a guy that just wears what looks good on you and appeals to you?

    Not a label whore. In fact, when it comes to underwear, I assume a designer label has at least a 100% markup and is a rip-off. Fit & durability mean more to me. I'll buy a house label, or Jockey or whatever, without any shame whatsoever. It's only cotton.

    On the other hand, I do know some brands will give me good value for my money. Allen-Edmonds shoes are made to an American last that fits my foot perfectly, and they wear forever. Though only a mid-range brand, Hart Shaffner Marx suits fit my middle-age American body like a glove. More expensive Italian labels look awful on me.

    So it is with alcohol. I won't pay extra for Grey Goose or Bombay Sapphire. I get perfectly fine taste with cheaper labels. But neither will I take a well pour. I do have some preferences there, just not the primo labels that I find overrated.
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    I can't wear anything with a visible label or logo on it unless there is absolutely no alternative.

    It turns out that I'm not alone here. In his last few books, one of William Gibson's recurring characters is a fashion consultant who is allergic to labels. She has to have them removed from all of her clothes and accessories, or she gets sick.

    However, in his last book, he foretells how even this goes horribly wrong, as the world's ultra-rich (and criminals) hire PI's (and thugs) to search out the source of underground limited-run unlabeled fashions that you have to deserve to wear. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I recommend the read.
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    I was called one for the first time in my life today by showme....icon_lol.gif

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    Jan 10, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    daehyunj said
    GAMRican said
    daehyunj said... I can't imagine spending $50 on a T-shirt. Can't afford that, and even if I could, I would never spend so much on a t-shirt. ....


    Never buy anything full retail. Check out Crossroads Trading Company to find great fashion for pennies on the dollar.

    I picked up a $3,000 Gucci suit for $200. Virtually brand new AND my size. That's one of the benefit of staying healthy and slim too. You can get as old as you want and still wear sizes that are made for 20-somethings.


    I definitely need to check that place out. I'm starting to give up on Goodwill and Buffalo Exchange...both have terrible selections for men, most of which are too big in size. icon_neutral.gif


    Also, you have to shop the recycled clothing stores on a frequent basis. And, go to the ones in the neighborhoods that have the kind of people who dress the way you like. For example, I shop at the Crossroads in the Haight and in Castro mostly. I will also shop the one in Berkeley. The one on Fillmore and the one in The Sunset are a bit boring.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 10, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    RadRTT saidI was called one for the first time in my life today by showme....icon_lol.gif



    Really?? He called me just a regular whore.icon_confused.gif
  • Fable

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    Jan 10, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    MrWilson2B said
    fable saidjust because I like to wear nice clothes doesn't make me a label whore.

    How judgemental.





    What defines "nice clothes"? A designers name on it or quality of merchandise? Cause I have many quality clothes that are nice clothes but they don't have a designer's name on it. But I am talking about the guys who refuse to buy anything that doesn't have a designer name on it.


    I'm not all that big branded clothes (yes I know my profile pic states otherwise). But I do like to spend money on my appearance.
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    HottJoe said

    Really?? He called me just a regular whore.icon_confused.gif
    That's just calling a spade a spade icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    LOL
    Like anyone looks down on you.
    If I'm looking down I'm sure you're not wearing clothing; although the Tramp-stamp needs a touch up.
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    Jan 10, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    OP - Next time your friends look down on you for being comfortable in whatever clothes you wear, think of it this way. Your friends are probably in debt and being in the red financially is something I wouldn't wish on my worse enemy. Kudos to you for being comfortable as you should be.
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    Jan 10, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Xhris_19_FL saidI came out the womb wearing Gucci and Diamonds. So Yes I'm a label whore.

    icon_eek.gif Was your mom shoplifting at the time, and stashing shit in her coochie?
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    If she was shoplifting at the time, and stashing shit in her coochie. Atleast it was designer shit. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    Gucci, Diesel, and True Religion are ugly as fuck.
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:59 AM GMT
    McQueen saidGucci, Diesel, and True Religion are ugly as fuck.
    Yeah tell that to their bank accounts
  • RaggedyMan

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    Jan 10, 2013 5:02 AM GMT
    my friend at the gym wanted to borrow my puma jacket cuz he wanted to match... such a nice guy