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NY's RETAIL MAFIA

Discussion in 'Style' started by misteraven, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

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  2. Pearlpaint

    Pearlpaint Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 10, 2005 Messages: 167 Likes Received: 1
    Not for nothing, but retail mafia??? What a fuckin joke! Fashion fags posing as wanna be gangsters who are just bar thugs make me laugh!
     
  3. The Hipster

    The Hipster Member

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  4. Manifesto

    Manifesto Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 1, 2003 Messages: 227 Likes Received: 0
    i was about to ask why you posted a pic of a-ron...

    interesting atricle.

    the way japanese run business is totally diff, just as the article says.
    there are a collective company under one huge brother company..kind of like a distributor.
    so if one brand seems to be lackin in funds, sales etc...the other brands come in to support
    that lacking brand.
    so that no one brand would really fall off. and everyone shares the benefits.
    sounds a little like communism...haha
     
  5. The Hipster

    The Hipster Member

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  6. My Pal the Crook

    My Pal the Crook New Jack

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  7. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Hipsterrific.

    I'm not entirely sure how I feel about lifestyle marketing and branding right now. On one hand, you've got to market your shit somehow, but on the other hand all the marketing can destroy the lifestyle itself.

    Clearly these brands market themselves as clothing for creative urban hipsters, but isn't part of being creative not having to buy things to be cool? Is this whole culture based around anything other than consumerism? It seems to me that someone who was actually cool and original would screen their own damned T shirts instead of paying $70 for something that says "supreme" on it.

    As far as I know, graffiti and hip hop music are about writing your name on a wall and rapping, not who has the rarest, most expensive shoes or jeans or whatever.
     
  8. Sarah Tonin

    Sarah Tonin Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 20, 2002 Messages: 1,946 Likes Received: 1
    taken from davesqualitymeat link

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  9. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    not too many people are up on ssur. i have a shirt of theirs from 97 or 98. it may even be 96 i think. its got some mafia dudes on it above a map of brooklyn and pints out where they ran. i always think of puttin that thing up on ebay to see what it can do.
     
  10. The Hipster

    The Hipster Member

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  11. X THIZZ OR DIE X

    X THIZZ OR DIE X Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2004 Messages: 501 Likes Received: 1
    bump
     
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