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How much you willing to pay to floss?

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i try to limit myself as to how much i spend to get some exclusive type shit. for the most part i try to catch stuff that hasn't exactly hit the mainstream yet. for example when echo was ecko and only t-shirts i had that shit before anyone i knew. some shit out today is just way too expensive for my taste. and most times for me, subtle is better anyhow.

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fuck nike's I only rock Adidas and Pumas they're coming up with some nice looking skate shoes.

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so i guess we have no serious sneaker/t-shirt collector's in here?

 

c'mon, I know not all you people shop at marshall's and the local footlocker at the mall up the street?!

 

kinda ironic when writing is focused around an eye for aesthetics & detail, while centering on ego, yet not many of you are willing to pay more than $18 for a t-shirt, or go beyond the local mall to shop for gear?

 

I know funds the economy is tight and funds are scarce, but it doesnt take all that much effort to scrounge the loot it takes to get some limited kicks, and a premium shirt.

 

once again, those are my 2 cents...

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I can appreciate the fact that maybe design is being integrated (art) into fashio like you said, whatever tickles their pickle, but for me clothes are about serving their purpose, to wear. I would never spend money on a three hundred dollar pair of shoes, then go run in them, like wise I doubt I would buy them, then put them on display as to say look at me I have money and Im awesome.

I wear plain normal cheap shit, today its a white t shirt, and a pair of old khakis. Which are probably at a combined cost of about 30 dollars.

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Although, I do admit I might be willing to drop the dough to buy those grey shoes. (from the other thread) there kinda warming up to me.

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I am willing to pay for limited t-shirts, but most of the people are usually selling it for 20 bucks, with is fine with me as long as its really dope. Im not much of a sneaker person, i am getting those pictured above in tan and white, but i will wear them and use them, not floss with them. I really like this places t-shirts: www.thequitelife.com

 

And i get alot of exclusive joints at my work, that will only be made once, because i made them. So if there is something i want on a t-shirt, I will make it myself.

 

-slightly agreeing with raven on that ego/eye for detail thing, very on point.

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another thing i might mention, is that while many of us are writers and do look to be original, we dont want to buy a ty-shirt with a handstyle or drips on it. some nice/clever graphics without being too loud or aggresive is something i think would do well.

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Originally posted by Misteraven

so i guess we have no serious sneaker/t-shirt collector's in here?

 

 

 

See, thats the thing. What exaclty is a sneaker/tshirt collector?

I like buying things i completely dig and are somewhat unique, but i wear them and i kill them...dope pair of sneakers? give it a year max and its out the window...i refuse to buy 'classics' 10 times the price they should cost but i draw some satisfaction if i owned a pair back when it was new and fresh...I aint hating, but i only collect useless stuff...

 

ps. shoes look better used.

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I'm still not getting how people think $20 is a lot of dough for a t-shirt? I mean even assuming you buy your shit at the mall, you still gotta drop at least $22. Even a typical urban brand like ecko usually lists at $24 (http://www.shopecko.com) and every kid on the planet seems to be wearing that stuff. You step it up a notch and get something semi-obscure like the stuff at http://www.turntablelab.com and you're probably gonna spend around $26 - $28 for a t-shirt. That seems to be about average in my experience. I was just at alife nyc a bit ago and saw them selling simple 2 color t-shirts for $40. A bit on the pricey side for sure, but still seems worth having a couple in the closet for when the situation calls. Personally i've never been to london, but my understanding is that a cool shirt is gonna run you at least that much even without shopping at the bape store in soho.

 

Anyhow, I guess to each his own. I usually try and and differentiate myself a bit in how I dress, and how I approach things. Though I prefer to still stay incognito for the most part, I do tend to go out of my way to find those limited joints. I guess the bottom line is still to floss, but I also get off on the thrill of tracking down the hard to find shit. I guess some people collect old vinyl, and others collect rare gear. Usually sporting the stuff goes right past anyones notice, but it's satisfying to get those occassional nods of respect when someone in the know catches a glimpse of your number whatever of 50 super limited artist series dunks.

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$20 is a lot for a t-shirt, seeing as you can get blank ones of the same quality for 5-7 bucks... and that's retail price, not wholesale. Surely charging 15 bucks for a print is a bit much... my general guideline is 15, because that's roughly how much I think it should cost. Unless it's really a work of art, in which case 25 is probably the limit.

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i shop at malls for jeans and shorts. usually the gap. ill drop 30 bucks for a pair of jeans, im okay with that. im not too picky when it comes to pants, as long as they look comfortable. i dont even know if there are "designer" jeans, maybe im just not ultra hip enough to know about them.

 

tshirts. i COULD buy a 25 dollar tshirt at urban outfitters. or i could buy 12 or more shirts at value village for the same price as that one new shirt. i have a lot of tshirts, i usually go to the village every other week and get 5 or so shirts, and ive been doing this for a few years. i dont consider myself a "collector" though. i know i will NEVER see any other kid in my city wearing the same shirt as me. oddly enough, if i went to minnesota that might be different, because i found a ton of minnesota wrestling championship shirts from the late 80's early 90's a few months back. ive always wanted to post some of my favorite finds on here, maybe ill do that someday. thrift shopping got 'cooool' all the sudden, which has pissed me off, but i can still get cheap shirts.

 

 

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oh and everynow and then i will order a shirt from digitalgravel.com or a band shirt from giantpeach.com but i can still rest easy knowing that no one in my city will be wearing any of those shirts.

but i guess that has more to do with my city than my taste.

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20-25 is the standard price actually

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Originally posted by Spike

$20 is a lot for a t-shirt, seeing as you can get blank ones of the same quality for 5-7 bucks... and that's retail price, not wholesale. Surely charging 15 bucks for a print is a bit much... my general guideline is 15, because that's roughly how much I think it should cost. Unless it's really a work of art, in which case 25 is probably the limit.

 

Actually, thats not exactly true. A high quality shirt like Hanes Beefy-T or another heavy-weight 100% combed cotton T-Shirt isn't $5 - 7 retail. Wholesale actually approaches that, particuarly on a dark colored or black shirt. When you consider the fact that most shirts are private labeled, have an offset printed hang tag, and also need to support overhead like designers, buildings, computers, phone lines, advertising, tradeshows, and the multitude of other expenses it takes to run a company, and then compound those costs further since most brands are actually relatively small (we're not talking gap or walmart here), then you're looking at a good chunk to get a shirt produced. Granted charging $40 is a bit much, but then again most these companies arent focusing on value, but rather quality and prestige.

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you know what...I must be the biggest fool on this planet because it seems to be that I'm the only person contributing to this thread that (1) actually has to pay for my clothes and (2) can't seem to find ANY t-shirt for under $24...

 

$15 shirts? $5-$7 for blanks? $30 for jeans? (this one really interests me)...

 

Unless you're digging through the clearance racks at your local megastore, I can't relate to any of this...

 

can someone actually call out places where you can pick up gear so cheap, I'd love to hear some examples of some places online where I can get some of these deals...

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I recently attended this travelling "show" of all limited edition gear, books and toys. All street level artists made and designed. From Stash and Futura Kubricks to LE dunks by some fool that I can't remember right now. I was interested in a two t-shirts that were on display and when I asked for a price on them... I was quoted what I thought was a mistake. "Excuse me... did you just say $250?" Hmmm... now, most of my friends know that I'm not cheap. I'll pay for soemthing I really want. Expensive or not. But $250 for a t-shirt... that's a bit much. I don't care who designed and how limited it is. I'd rather spend $250 on a painting by someone I admire.

 

Now, I haven't bought any new clothes in close to two years. I've been rocking the same two pairs of pants, two pairs of shorts and all my blank white t-shirts for two years straight. I do have several shirts from Skullz Press that Giant has hooked me up with that I wear occasionally but for the most part I'm a simple guy. I tend to spend my dough on jackets and shoes, bags and cycling shit. That's just me though. Hell, I didn't even know what "flossing" meant till a few months ago. I don't think I've flossed since I lived at home. It's not that I can't afford to, it's that I'm choosing to spend my cash elsewhere.

 

Whenever I see some new limited shit put out by writers I always freak and feel that I need it. My initial response is "Dude... I gotta have that!" and when the moment of truth rolls around, I spend my money on something else that's more needed. (Owning a home will run you dry of money, trust me) I did buy those limited Delta toys and I traded a painting for this limited bootleg 12" doll of Futura2000. So I guess I have some stuff. Every limited Dunk I see I want, but I never buy 'em. I'll never buy a Mesh trucker hat so I won't even worry about those. As for limited t-shirts, I've seen a few I like but for the most part... I'm a plain guy. Maybe if Futura would do some super minimalistic white designs on white shirts, I'd buy one or two... maybe three.

 

I don't think $35 to $45 is too much to pay for a LE t-shirt. It's actually pretty cheap. I feel sorry for kids in Japan and Australia who have to spend major loot to buy something that's $25 here in America.

 

Raven... if you made some LE 12oz sunglasses that were designed based on the Rudy Project Tayo... I'd floss 'em... as you cool guys would say.

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Originally posted by Joker

Maybe if Futura would do some super minimalistic white designs on white shirts, I'd buy one or two... maybe three.

 

I don't think $35 to $45 is too much to pay for a LE t-shirt. It's actually pretty cheap. I feel sorry for kids in Japan and Australia who have to spend major loot to buy something that's $25 here in America.

 

Raven... if you made some LE 12oz sunglasses that were designed based on the Rudy Project Tayo... I'd floss 'em... as you cool guys would say.

 

I'll tell you what...put on the market some tshirts with the ill stuff you do, and i'll be flossing so hard you'll have the extra cash to floss whatever you want.

 

ps i just recieved some t-shirts from giant...nice price, top stuff, great people to deal with..win-win

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Originally posted by geeteecee

you know what...I must be the biggest fool on this planet because it seems to be that I'm the only person contributing to this thread that (1) actually has to pay for my clothes and (2) can't seem to find ANY t-shirt for under $24...

 

$15 shirts? $5-$7 for blanks? $30 for jeans? (this one really interests me)...

 

Unless you're digging through the clearance racks at your local megastore, I can't relate to any of this...

 

can someone actually call out places where you can pick up gear so cheap, I'd love to hear some examples of some places online where I can get some of these deals...

 

you should roll out to TJ MAX. They have cheap shit. Even Burlington Coat Factory has some shit that is cheap. But I feel you 100%. When I do go buy clothes i always end up spending around $500 and only gettin 2 pair of jeans, a few shirts and maybe 2 pair of shoes.

 

The shit that really made me trip was when i went to this store called Phat Caps (no relation to graff) and they had these Throw Back Jerseys that were like $425. Why? $425 for an ASTROS JERSEY. On the other hand though i will go out and splurge some money on a tailor suit. I like to dress up when i get the chance. I have an extensive collection of dress clothes. I can see paying $425 for that shit, but not a jersey. No matter how LE a pair of DUNKS are.... I just dont see payin $1000. They are DUNKS. When they get scuffed then what? If i pay a stack for some shoes they better be made outta alligator.

 

And thats my piece

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Originally posted by Tesseract

I'll tell you what...put on the market some tshirts with the ill stuff you do, and i'll be flossing so hard you'll have the extra cash to floss whatever you want.

 

 

No, I'll tell you what... you do the some more of those little hand made books and I'll be broke from buying 'em all up as gifts for everyone. Then you can do a little flossing yourself.

 

;)

 

 

 

Why flossing? That's cleaning between your teeth. What does cleaning between your teeth have to do with nice gear?

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Here's what I think.

 

Ok stay with me.

 

No flossing = bad teeth

 

Bad teeth = English

 

English = a Language

 

Languages are spoken by people

 

People = attractive and ugly

 

Ugly People = 0

 

Attractive People = Popular

 

Everyone wants to be popular.

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