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  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 10, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    Believe it or not, more expensive clothes generally fit better and are better made. That said, I try not to advertise for corporations on my body. Don't mind a discreet polo pony but that's about it. I even think the enlarged Polo logo is tacky. That said, $160 jeans are better than $45 jeans and look it. $65 polo shirts look way better than $25 polo shirts, Nike athletic clothes look better than Target stuff (ask anyone in Oregon), Hugo Boss $1,400 suits look better than JC Penny, etc. Get over your reverse snobbery. I don't believe you'd wear junk clothes if money wasn't an issue. Though my favorite shirts right now are Banana Republic V-neck tees for $9 on sale.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    If you have a great body, pretty much most clothing, cheap or expensive, will look good on you.

    Label floozy here...certainly not a whore!
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    Jan 10, 2013 6:30 PM GMT
    I wear whatever is comfortable, fits well and looks ok. Jeans, t's and some button ups. When someone proudly announces their designer label, I actually kinda laugh. Being in retail and knowing the mark up margins, unless you bought it at least 50 - 70 % off, you were robbed.
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    Jan 10, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidBelieve it or not, more expensive clothes generally fit better and are better made. That said, I try not to advertise for corporations on my body. Don't mind a discreet polo pony but that's about it. I even think the enlarged Polo logo is tacky. That said, $160 jeans are better than $45 jeans and look it. $65 polo shirts look way better than $25 polo shirts, Nike athletic clothes look better than Target stuff (ask anyone in Oregon), Hugo Boss $1,400 suits look better than JC Penny, etc. Get over your reverse snobbery. I don't believe you'd wear junk clothes if money wasn't an issue. Though my favorite shirts right now are Banana Republic V-neck tees for $9 on sale.


    First whoever said money was an issue? You automatically think I'm poor because I don't wear labels? And an FYI I've tried on True Religion Jeans that were over $300 and didn't like the fit. I've tried on Diesel and didn't like the fit. I'll stick to my Levi's they fit. And I think most of the time you can put the $65 polo right next to the $25 polo and most people won't be able to tell the difference.
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    Jan 10, 2013 6:42 PM GMT
    Why are such shallow people your friends, especially since it seems to bother you enought to seek our opinions?
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    Jan 10, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
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    Jan 10, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    I don't give a shit what people think. I am who I am and I'm not going to change something about me or what I wear because someone doesn't like it.

    I like clothes, I still won't spend more than $25 on a damn T-shirt or $75 on jeans. I don't care about labels, hell I shop at target sometimes, the jeans I wear are from a department store. I find clothes that fit me and that's all I care about.

    If you have a problem with that, move on. I don't judge you on what you wear as long as you look good in it. You can spend $200+ on jeans, but if you don't have an ass to fill them out, bye.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Jan 10, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
    I make the thrift store look like Macy's. Nothing like getting a lot for a little.
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:09 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidNike athletic clothes look better than Target stuff (ask anyone in Oregon)
    omg yes. Target's athletic clothes are horrid.

    I'm not a label whore. As long as the clothes look good, I'm fine with it. Heck, I have a hand-me-down sweater from my dad that's so old the labels are missing... but I get compliments on it when I wear it.
    However, I do like splurging on underwear because I cannot stand 100% cotton stuff. Even then, I usually go to TJMaxx/Marshall's for fancy underwear.
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidI 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 ?
    Which is why Hollister/Abercrombie stuff looks super stupid but kids still buy their clothes because they wanna be all "look at me I'm wearing A&F look how high class I am"
  • nv7_

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    Jan 10, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidBelieve it or not, more expensive clothes generally fit better and are better made. That said, I try not to advertise for corporations on my body. Don't mind a discreet polo pony but that's about it. I even think the enlarged Polo logo is tacky. That said, $160 jeans are better than $45 jeans and look it. $65 polo shirts look way better than $25 polo shirts, Nike athletic clothes look better than Target stuff (ask anyone in Oregon), Hugo Boss $1,400 suits look better than JC Penny, etc. Get over your reverse snobbery. I don't believe you'd wear junk clothes if money wasn't an issue. Though my favorite shirts right now are Banana Republic V-neck tees for $9 on sale.


    I'm a little surprised that an adult male of your age would say something this silly.
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
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    Destinharbor saidBelieve it or not, more expensive clothes generally fit better and are better made. That said, I try not to advertise for corporations on my body. Don't mind a discreet polo pony but that's about it. I even think the enlarged Polo logo is tacky. That said, $160 jeans are better than $45 jeans and look it. $65 polo shirts look way better than $25 polo shirts, Nike athletic clothes look better than Target stuff (ask anyone in Oregon), Hugo Boss $1,400 suits look better than JC Penny, etc. Get over your reverse snobbery. I don't believe you'd wear junk clothes if money wasn't an issue. Though my favorite shirts right now are Banana Republic V-neck tees for $9 on sale.


    I'm a little surprised that an adult male of your age would say something this silly.




    I want to believe he's joking. Right?
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    Jan 10, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
    Well then to hell with them and their superficial bull. You shouldn't have to break the bank to look good. The most expensive clothes I own are from Hollister, American Eagle and Quiksilver which I usually buy when there's discounts.
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidI'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".


    Same here. I generally prefer the brand on the inside of the clothing. There are some brands where it is unavoidable (i.e. Nike, Addidas, Puma)
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidOP - 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.


    I think they are too. That or they have nice clothes and not much of anything else and no savings.
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    when i buy something expensive its less for brand whoring and more because i like buying well-made things. I bought a bunch of undershirts once from wal mart and they didn't last a year but i went and bought a pack of RL Polo undershirts from TJ Maxx three years ago and i still have most of them, even if they are all grease-stained now.
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidScrew labels. I have a hard enough time finding cloths that fit right. I take what I can find.


    Me too... Thank goodness for X-small, slim fit and the children's section. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    somewherenew saidI don't give a shit what people think. I am who I am and I'm ...


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    Jan 10, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    You should not surround yourself with people who judge you because of the brand of clothes you wear.
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI can't wear anything with a visible label or logo on it unless there is absolutely no alternative....


    I also eschew them and I've even designer blood, one of my greatgrandfather's clients (he was a tailor who designed jackets) was a US president. As the family story goes: When grandad got news of Garfield's assassination he was heard to exclaim, "Shoot'm in the pants; the jacket's mine!"

    I much prefer jeans or shorts and t-shirts. It never made sense to me to advertise for someone else on my clothing. Raise the price on a designer logo? Hell, they ought to be offering discounts for the free advertising.

    I also won't give out my zip code to the cashier unless they discount $3 for my marketing info.

    But as you say, sometimes, especially for quality goods, there might be no or little alternative. For shirts, if I can't find a labeless collar pullover at Banana Republic, I'll settle for a Polo with a little horsey on it. I like horsies. As for my Levis? Those bastids print my waist size on it so I gotta rip that label off anyway.
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    Jan 10, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
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    whateveryo saidI 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 ?
    Which is why Hollister/Abercrombie stuff looks super stupid but kids still buy their clothes because they wanna be all "look at me I'm wearing A&F look how high class I am"

    I have t-shirts which have the brand or logo on them but I buy them for the design more so that the brand. Although when it comes to other types of shirts I will only tolerate a little seagull/eagle/horse/puma on them.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 11, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
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    Destinharbor saidBelieve it or not, more expensive clothes generally fit better and are better made. That said, I try not to advertise for corporations on my body. Don't mind a discreet polo pony but that's about it. I even think the enlarged Polo logo is tacky. That said, $160 jeans are better than $45 jeans and look it. $65 polo shirts look way better than $25 polo shirts, Nike athletic clothes look better than Target stuff (ask anyone in Oregon), Hugo Boss $1,400 suits look better than JC Penny, etc. Get over your reverse snobbery. I don't believe you'd wear junk clothes if money wasn't an issue. Though my favorite shirts right now are Banana Republic V-neck tees for $9 on sale.


    I'm a little surprised that an adult male of your age would say something this silly.


    If you really believe the suit you buy at JC Penny is just as good as an Armani suit, you're delusional or have never had really good clothes. Which is what i'm guessing is the case. If you're talking about a cheap t-shirt that says Armani Exchange, I agree. I'm not advocating label madness, I'm saying quality matters. Some people choose to argue otherwise but usually it's defensive.
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    Jan 11, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    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.



    FLEE!