Thread: random fashion thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13we2 View Post
    Sounds pretty cool attitude but you are missing the fun of it. What about the piece you've been looking for ages? Got no time to have a piece you really love either? Sounds like I were to tell my buddies, you know, I'm a cool dude, girls are easy for me, I just ask them once, if they say yes then it's yes, or else I don't bother to waste time on any of them.
    Those two are not remotely comparable.

    There's a Saint Laurent jacket listed for $100,000. The seller wants "reasonable offers." He also has a couple jackets in the $30,000 range for the poor man. That's a game I'm not willing to play no matter how much I want a piece.
    Last edited by Sombre; 11-12-2017 at 06:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sombre View Post
    Those two are not remotely comparable.

    There's a Saint Laurent jacket listed for $100,000. The seller wants "reasonable offers." He also has a couple jackets in the $30,000 range for the poor man. That's a game I'm not willing to play no matter how much I want a piece.
    I know which seller you're talking about. Delusional is definitely the first description that came to mind when I saw all the listings. What's also bad is the spreading of false information stating items supposedly not produced anymore and some people are dumb enough to fall for it and use the same false information on their listings as well. Of course gotta hype It. It doesn't take too much research or asking around to know it's incorrect.

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    There's a Saint Laurent jacket listed for $100,000.

    I've noticed that there is a weird thing happening on Grailed where a person lists items he has no real interest in selling, typically the listing has a wacky price that no one would pay. Instead, the person just wants to show off their wardrobe of rare/pricey items. It's like people are trying to turn Grailed into a show-and-tell forum. It's a "look what I have" listing that's not really a listing. It's odd.

    Remember that nutty guy who listed many BBS hoodies in one listing and bitched about how he was ill-treated at the BBS store - they didn't recognize his status as an important customer. His response was to play act at dumping his collection online. In his own mind he was keeping the BBS business afloat by purchasing one hoodie every season. He had a crazy price on his collection of hoodies and talked about them like they were a museum-quality collection that deserved acknowledgement. He just wanted a little respect. Looking to strangers online to praise you for your dumb collection of hoodies is interesting in a lot of ways as an onlooker, but it has nothing to do with hoodies.

    Then there is the guy who posted his collection of what must have been 25 pairs of CCP footwear. No interest in actually selling. I don't remember his price but it was nutty. He wanted to flex for the folks on Grailed. All he achieved was looking like a fool.

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    I stumbled across a guy on instagram whose description was "99% of items I wear are for sale". How fast does this guy change his wardrobe. Do you even like clothes? Fuck. Instagram flexer kids are the worst.

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    it's just bizarre that someone feels the need to show off their collection
    if they had serious money it would be a car or real estate; i very quickly realised that my 3k jacket means jack in a city with million dollar apartments
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    Quote Originally Posted by arby2001 View Post
    it's just bizarre that someone feels the need to show off their collection
    if they had serious money it would be a car or real estate; i very quickly realised that my 3k jacket means jack in a city with million dollar apartments
    If garments are beautiful, there's nothing wrong with showing off your collection, as long as you're not an ass about it
    Last edited by Alan; 11-13-2017 at 02:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex1017 View Post
    I stumbled across a guy on instagram whose description was "99% of items I wear are for sale". How fast does this guy change his wardrobe. Do you even like clothes? Fuck. Instagram flexer kids are the worst.
    99% of items I wear are for sale too, they've been for sale forever. I don't understand your logic. What does percentage have to do with frequency have to do with liking clothes?
    Last edited by Alan; 11-13-2017 at 02:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sombre View Post
    Those two are not remotely comparable.

    There's a Saint Laurent jacket listed for $100,000. The seller wants "reasonable offers." He also has a couple jackets in the $30,000 range for the poor man. That's a game I'm not willing to play no matter how much I want a piece.
    I'm not talking about ALL of it, of course. You have to deal with dickheads in each and every area of life, that's no reason to quit living, though. The Grailed sellers I have dealt with personally have been generally friendly and nice, and I got surprisingly good deals fairly often. I've always thought the view that Grailed = devaluation = end of fashion is too one-sided, it remains a good question whether sales of the Grailed-popular brands would actually boom or drop if Grailed and the like be eliminated overnight. I mean I know you respect the brand and the work that went into the piece, but sometimes people say yes and why not just save that 50% money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex1017 View Post
    I stumbled across a guy on instagram whose description was "99% of items I wear are for sale". How fast does this guy change his wardrobe. Do you even like clothes? Fuck. Instagram flexer kids are the worst.
    No they don't like clothes, they just want attention, apparently, and you can't blame them for thet. They probably don't even care what the brands of their clothes are called. Just part of their business - not sure about the western world, but here in China, what we call "Wang Hong" (literally "Internet Red" meaning Internet celebrity) has become a quite serious and impactful businness mode, a "Wang Hong" attracts miliions of fans first on various platforms and runs his/her own online store at the same time selling 30 usd clothes and cosmetics that can help the fans get as "red" (Chinese equivalent for "fire", popular) as themselves. Lots of them have already got very impressive and successful, like Top 500 richest guy successful or close.

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    Being in a constant state of reinvention sounds stressful to me. What it has to do with liking clothes is that obviously the person doesn't like 99% of what they buy enough to keep it past the point of showing off said instagram photo. I keep my clothes and wear the fuck out of them. I think Rick said in an interview something along the lines of people who are always changing their styles may not truly know who they are. I loved that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex1017 View Post
    Being in a constant state of reinvention sounds stressful to me. What it has to do with liking clothes is that obviously the person doesn't like 99% of what they buy enough to keep it past the point of showing off said instagram photo. I keep my clothes and wear the fuck out of them. I think Rick said in an interview something along the lines of people who are always changing their styles may not truly know who they are. I loved that.
    I love that quote too, and it's true. But constantly changing clothes doesn't necessarily mean changing styles. Some people just get bored too quickly and need constant change and variety. I'm like you though, I wear my clothes to the point where they're not even worth $1 on Grailed.

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    As someone who's been buying and selling for a long time now I constantly rotate stuff in my wardrobe, but some garments I've had for years and have no intention of ever selling. I think it's a mixture of bringing novelty whilst evolving within a certain aesthetic that flutters with your path of life; depending on where you live or the type of people you surround yourself with.

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    I can't stand my FB feed for two days after each time someone in fashion dies. All these outpourings of grief seem so fake.
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    Ramones are great in the snow

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    Interesting.

    https://www.grailed.com/drycleanonly...ar-brands-2017

    Curious why there aren't any brands that dropped out of or jumped in the Top 30 list?
    Last edited by 13we2; 12-29-2017 at 10:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13we2 View Post
    Interesting.

    https://www.grailed.com/drycleanonly...ar-brands-2017

    Curious why there aren't any brands that dropped out of or jumped in the Top 30 list?
    I am also surprised that Balenciaga or Vetements are not there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian+ View Post
    I am also surprised that Balenciaga or Vetements are not there.
    Perhaps simply not enough product? Just got back from Barneys and there is a shitload of Vetements at 70% off. Like, A LOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Perhaps simply not enough product? Just got back from Barneys and there is a shitload of Vetements at 70% off. Like, A LOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zamb View Post
    Of course........ PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID
    Surprisingly enough, Zam.

    I'm glad people like you exist, and I hope your brand surpasses any idiocy that exists.

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