Label whore?

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    Jan 10, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    all-time-low-all-time-low-funny-caligorn

    wear this,ur frens will be impressed
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    I think it is safe to say that most RJ mn do not have 10000 a year on clothes.I dont wear fruit of the loom but We do shop at TJ Maxx and Marshall's and Cohoes.Dont kid yourself stores like Penneys are plenty expensive.
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    At the moment I'm wearing mostly Wal-Mart. Most most of my pics.
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    I have some blue jeans.
    The only area I'm particular on is underwear. If my underwear is(are?) comfortable, I almost don't care what other clothes I'm wearing.
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    Were I to buy a label at all, it would be because I know that the clothes will be cut to a shape that suits my body type and I can expect a certain quality. I care about clothes that fit me well and most off-the-rack clothes don't.

    That said, I make up my own labels for my clothes: 'professor jacket', 'boots from Bulgaria', 'ballet jacket', 'submariner jumper', 'sois jeune et tais-toi shirt' etc. etc.
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    I wear whatever I like, regardless of the brand. Is it to say I haven't made ridiculous purchases, no... Because I have. But I don't think anyone should look down on anyone.
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    semi label whore here. if i really like it, i'll buy it. to me jeans and shoes need to be a good brand. i see both as investments and they both last me years. i've bought cheap jeans before which ripped within 3 months. a good brand lasts me 2-3 years so it's worth it i say. but there is no point in looking down on people for not having the same views.
  • 1blind_dog

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    Jan 10, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    I like my Hanes and bought my Express jeans on sale. I never dress in more than a t-shirt and jeans when I have to. I basically have three pair of jeans that I rotate through and basically none of my shirts are brand name but quality enough to last awhile.

    My best friend/last roommate is an up and coming clothing designer. After he gave away a bunch of jeans, he still has 40 left. His closet was full of blazers and dress shirts, mostly brand name or designer.
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    I am a label whore but don't look down on folks, including my partner, who don't spend tons of money on looking nice. I grew up wearing designer clothes and never really thought about not wearing labels. It's a personal preference and as long as you can afford to buy what you like, it shouldn't be an issue.
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    I needed some long jeans for my recent trip up North, and went to an outlet mall (Sawgrass, for those from this area). Got some Wranglers for under $20 each.

    My friends all complimented me on their nice fit & appearance, which kinda surprised me, because they normally never mention my clothes (and for good reason, I'm sure). Suggesting that you can look good in inexpensive clothes, if you shop for the fit and not for the label alone. And I'll bet these sturdy jeans will wear a long time, too.

    Though I must admit Wranglers have generally tended to fit me well in the past, and so I'll try them first. But I WON'T buy designer label jeans just to have the expensive name over my ass.
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    I wear what looks good on me, no matter who makes it.. but it just so happens, the "labels" are made with better quality material and last longer. However, I am not a designer label whore, more like a "brand name mall store whore". If the jeans are not 1969's, I most likely will not spend money on them. If I am wearing something that is not a "label", then I probably bought it at Target.


    what i am wearing right now..

    A&E polo shirt
    1969 Gap Jeans
    Fossil watch
    Calvin Klein underwear
    Clark's shoes
    and Izod socks..

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    Jan 10, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    Xhris_19_FL saidI came out the womb wearing Gucci and Diamonds. So Yes I'm a label whore.



    hahaha that is so funny! Yes I love labels too.!icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:17 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?


    Tell those people to fuck off. Just be yourself, and dress the way you want to dress. You can still look good without dropping ridiculous amounts of money on overpriced clothing that has the "right" label.
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    Well i think your wardrobe should be a mix of the basics and high end clothing. and most times its not about being a label whore....its about going for something of great quality that can stand the test of time.

    For example, i change my t shirts very often so i dont invest much money in tshirts, my denims on the other hand are quite high end and of great quality. Same goes for underwear, ive tried quite a couple of cheap brands that wasnt so great, but once i tried Calvin Kliens....gives so much comfort to my boyicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 10, 2013 4:56 PM GMT
    what make a piece of clothing expensive is the amount of times and constructions that go into it. Not to mention the material they use. Mixing high and low is the key to save money and still look good. I tends to buy whatever I think it looks good on me doesnt matter how much it cost. It can be a little as $20 shirt or $200 jacket.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    I only label whore when it comes to items where I feel certain brands do a better job. Like I'd only ever buy high priced designer items when it comes to outerwear and shoes/accessories.

    When it comes to basics that you need to buy constantly I don't think it's worth the investment unless your loaded, in which case then why not ? lol.

    I really loathe designer labels that are displayed on t shirts and other items of clothing. It's really tacky and cheapens your whole outfit. A lot of high end brand diffusion labels are guilty of this. Why would you want to be a walking billboard ?

    Oh and Gucci still make some nice items for men but Versace is truly vile. So are a lot of D&G pieces. Screams Eurotrash.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    Screw labels. I have a hard enough time finding cloths that fit right. I take what I can find.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    It's interesting that people pay a lot of money to wear somebody else's name or label on their clothing because, in essence, they are paying these people/companies to advertise their product. So these company make a profit and get free advertising.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    I wear whatever makes me look good. I have some labels and plenty of non-labels. The thing with labels is that mostly they have better designs, cut and fabrics. And I always buy them on sale. What I refuse to wear are clothes with big loud logo/names on the outside. I aint getting paid to advertise yo company!
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidI only label whore when it comes to items where I feel certain brands do a better job. Like I'd only ever buy high priced designer items when it comes to outerwear and shoes/accessories.

    When it comes to basics that you need to buy constantly I don't think it's worth the investment unless your loaded, in which case then why not ? lol.

    I really loathe designer labels that are displayed on t shirts and other items of clothing. It's really tacky and cheapens your whole outfit. A lot of high end brand diffusion labels are guilty of this. Why would you want to be a walking billboard ?

    Oh and Gucci still make some nice items for men but Versace is truly vile. So are a lot of D&G pieces. Screams Eurotrash.

    I couldn't agree more. And to expand on this, I'll repeat what I said in another thread, about my late Mother's guidance to me.

    She told me it was often wiser to buy the more expensive, but only when it represented real quality, not just a hollow label. The better quality will last twice as long as the less expensive, and so be a savings in the long run.

    And all the time you own it you'll enjoy the benefits of better fit & appearance in a clothing item, better features & performance in other types of goods. And if it matters to you, the prestige of having the more exclusive item.

    I don't know how many times my Mother told me: "The rich are rich because they can afford to buy the better things that save them money."
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    I think the only time I buy labels is for cycling. A great thing about nursing is that my business wear is a $30 pair of scrubs. The rest of my wardrobe is tshirts from walmart.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 10, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    I wear Ralph Lauren because I like the stuff. I don't wear much RL underwear, albeit I have a couple of pair.. I say, wear what you are comfortable wearing... it doesn't have be be a label.

    I know, this coming from a Ralph Lauren label hawk might sound odd, but I rarely judge others on the basis of the "label" they are wearing.... maybe what they are wearing (in terms of fit), but not a label.
  • Mako_Shark

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    Jan 10, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    The reality is, its not what you wear, its how you wear it. My friends will typically wear outfits that cost 2-3 times what I spend on mine, but when we are out in a group setting, I'll get a compliment on how my shirt fits, rather than how their's looks. I find that people who have to wear a label to feel good about themselves usually overcompensate for an insecurity. I always say, if you can make wearing a potato sack look good, then you don't need a label to pique my interest! Besides, most people don't even know when its a high end piece of clothing unless it is printed on for the world to see, and that's what impresses label whores, not quality or construction for the most part.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    I wear what ever looks good to me. Sometimes I take clothes and I modify them to be other kinds of clothes they weren't. Sure I look funky sometimes but I like color and I like being different. I dress more for me than other people. Although I do like that you can tell I'm gay by how I dress.
  • MikeW

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    Jan 10, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    Nope. Pay little attention to designer labels. If a shirt has a label in it, I always cut it out, too, because the damn things make the back of my neck itch.

    My first partner, David, would never buy clothing. Ever. Every piece of clothing he had (and he came from a very wealthy family) had either been a gift or was something he found in a free box. I kid you not. He had a sort of 'cute but frumpy' look.