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misteraven

How much you willing to pay to floss?

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Originally posted by Joker

I feel sorry for kids in Japan and Australia who have to spend major loot to buy something that's $25 here in America.

 

ugghh.. talk about high prices. i haven't bought clothes in the last 3 years. except for shoes that i ordered on line.

 

t-shirts on average are $50-$200

jeans $100-300

shoes $200-250

 

brand name stuff goes for 2 to 3 times the actual price. but kids spend the loot like there's no tomorrow. in terms of label i like ralph lauren and adidas. polo jeans, collared shirts, champion sweatshirt, and a pair of adidas is about as far as i go to be flossin. i might possibly be the worst dressed person in japan. even the most out of fashion person has a luis vitton bag [$1500] they will have a tshirt and jeans but a $1000 bag????? kids choose haircuts, labels, styles, etc from magazines. so much attention is paid to what the hell is that foreignor wearing that i have become anti fashion. i no longer care if i get paint on my clothes, holes in my shirt, the cuffs of the pants get worn. as long as my shoes are clean i'm okay with my borderline homeless look. i'd rather spend my money on airplane tickets, belton, music, and tattoos.

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wait so you are saying that if i pack a bag or two full of fubu i could go to japan and make hella $$$$. Hmmmm....

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I usually wear my clothes for as long as they last, so i'm willing to pay a bit of money for a decent pair of pants, or a sweatshirt or a coat or something. As far as tshirts go, i rarely spend over $20 on tshirts, just due to the fact that i go to a lot of smaller and local shows where bands will sell shirts for usually $10.

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plain t-shirt

 

jeans ($30-$40)

 

chucks or gazelle's

 

pocket full-o-cash

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Originally posted by serum

. i'd rather spend my money on airplane tickets, belton, music, and tattoos.

 

holler

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I think trying to get a one-of-a-kind t-shirt or sneaker is kinda ghey even if it's being passed off as art or because of who designed it. My style of dress is pretty casual. a 20$ t shirt is about as bling as it gets. I'm willing to spend 30-40 for a nice button up shirt or polo style shirt. And a 30-50$ pair of Levi's is usually covering up the lower half.

 

I got a couple of rings I wear on the rare occassion I feel like it. Hell I don't even wear my earrings anymore. (once every 3 months or so).

 

Although I do like nice cars.

:cool:

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To continue with what Serum was saying...

 

Last time I was in Tokyo, which was mid-ninties I couldn't believe the hype surrounding fashion and the inflated price of fashion. Kids were spending upwards of $80 for a Tribal or Third Rail t-shirt. Before I flew over there I had bought a pair of Arnet sunglasses, those fancy chrome ones. They cost me $120. While in Tokyo I saw the same glasses selling for close to $250. Shoes were fairly priced but still more expensive. Fashion in general was crazily over priced. All due to import taxes. Though I will say that Issay Miyake shop was amazing and I was willing to pay for a slammin' shirt that was something I would never wear. It was that cool.

 

And the kids there were very well put together. A mixture of styles and somehow they would pull it off. The one thing I saw that kinda creeped me out though was the beach girls at this beach town we went to for a day. Suuuupppppper tan with bright make-up. Kinda weird looking but it was obvious that it was a fashion because there were so many girls that looked like that. The weirdest though... a punk rock bar I went to where they were slam dancing to a DJ spinning records. Doesn't sound that odd but it's one of those things, especially if you grew up on punkrock, that you had to see to believe and understand. Tokyo is cool, but Osaka is nicer. And the little town of Matsuyama is quite nice as well.

 

But if you want to check out how crazy Japanese street fashion can get... check out a book called Fruits. The Gothic Lolita's are by far my favorite.

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Shit, Gothic lolitas...mmm

Yeah, the trendyness in japan is above all levels, while SARS was ripping china, japanese kids were wearing masks make by burburry(sp) !!!!..CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?

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Originally posted by geeteecee

$30 for jeans? (this one really interests me)...

 

Old Navy/Jeans

The most pricey pair of jeans here are 32 bucks. others are about 20. some 15.

on gap.com prices are a bit higher, about 40 bucks. still not too bad. plus gap always has sales around september.

i can go to either of those stores, get a pair of jeans, maybe even two if ive gotten enough money saved up.

right now i have 2 pairs of jeans that are in decent condition, and a pair of cords i got on sale from the gap for 15 bucks.

 

the thing about jeans is, are people really gonna know where i got them from?? its not like a tshirt that says the brand name. the only label on the jeans is always covered up by the belt, or the shirt. if people arnt going to know what kind of pants they are, why should i care, and why should i spend extra cash on a label no one will see?

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Originally posted by Joker

But if you want to check out how crazy Japanese street fashion can get... check out a book called Fruits. The Gothic Lolita's are by far my favorite.

 

i think Very might have had a tag somewhere in that book if i`m not mistaken. the whole kouzu puuree [costume play] has created a fetish for me i never knew i had. anime girls, gothic dolls, s & m dominatrix, nurses, highschool girls.:love2: :love: :love3:

 

that whole suntanning thing has pretty much died out, kids were getting out of hand. they were blacker than african cats. if i get around to it i`ll see what magazines i have laying around and post some pages of japanese fashion.

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Growing up going to hardcore shows in a small college area that has its own trends ruined me forever for flossing. I'm too cheap to buy tshirts over 15, but since I've got some weird obscure band shirt on I stand out in a room full of hiphoppery graff writers.

 

>>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? <<

 

 

Just for the sake of argument, If I don't spend my expendible income on limited tshirts, I can have more money for bills, which means I can work less, which means I can have more time to work on the details of what will live on even if I got hit by a bus tomorrow. My vague hope lies in maybe I'll come up with something that will influence people, rather than people saying of me "yeah, he always had these real obscure expensive clothes. snappy dresser he was".

 

Also, enviroment, and further the mores of that enviroment seem to play a part as well. If I ever came around the block when I was younger, or even now with some tight looking shoes and somebody asked me about them, I'd probably get laughed at, whereas in nyc or somewhere similar that can get respected by those who know. I mean, no disrespect at all to any of you who are into that, your style is your style. I would just hope if I paid a grip of money for some green and yellow shoes someone would beat my ass senseless.

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$18 a shirt is top price for me. I don't shop very often, and I'm currently rocking 2-year old stuff, but I remember scoping shit at known-to-be-expensive stores like Urban Outfitters a while back and paying $15 for high quality shit. Up to $25 is acceptable for the max illness, but beyond that is a no-go when it comes to tees. Nowadays, to get new shit, I just tell my friends when they go on vacation to find some bizarre cheapo stuff at the street market wherever they may be. My roomate got me this shirt from Turkey that features a baby with giant sunglasses touching his penis, and on the bottom it reads "MACHO" in bright pink cursive letters. The "O" is the male symbol with the arrow thingie. It kills every single other shirt I own and it cost $2 American.

 

My most oft-used pair of jeans cost me $30 at Old Navy. Then I hit the motherload when I raided a college dorm a few months back for end-of-year dumpstering and found some dude throwing away 3 pairs of Diesel jeans that fit me like a motherfucker.

 

Point is, if I wanna look different, it's not too hard to do it cheaply.

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Dont even get me started on shoes. I have a little e bay shoe buying problem. Im not a realllly hardcore collector but I have a few. I have really small feet so I can get some good deal on small size shoes on e aby. Here is some stuff

 

I have:

 

 

 

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http://ebay3.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_e5fb65b10f1327f833bf4aaa99a1f464/i-1.JPG'>

 

http://ebay3.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_e37bb75faf59ed3027650847e8578f9b/i-1.JPG'>

 

I hope to have soon:

 

http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_4aaba9fce50e1d354d2302ddbe075888/i-1.JPG'>

 

http://misanthrope.ca/images/i-1.jpg'>

 

 

I have these too but a more beat up version.

http://www.crookedtongues.com/images/store/Nike/airmaxwomen_wbpv/big_01.jpg'>

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Guest im not witty

thats why i buy 9 dollar shirts at walmart and decorate them custom myself. that way they are super fucking "limited" only one made.

 

fuck FUBU, im all about FMBM

 

for me by me.

 

http://www.fatcap.co.uk/host/files/cdcdcd%20026.jpg'>

 

never scanned a shirt before. nevermind the grease spot.

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Originally posted by Misteraven

it's just lame to go out and catch every other kid wearing the same stuff.

 

i hate that.in london a lot of the 'in' kids (unless you're a skater/goth/whatever) wear nike/reebok/adidas tracksuits and matching trainers - air force ones/shelltoes/classics.its like some uniform.other labels include evisu,burberry,avirex.

its funny how the nike swoosh logo resembles a tick - its like ticking off everyone who owns a nike product as one of the brainwashed ones (hey look this guy got one - he'll buy anything) - like you got one so do u,and u and u...

 

http://www.jimmyregina.com/gx_logo_nike.gif'> http://www.glad.org.uk/images/tick.gif'>

 

also found this.its a tick.

http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/profiles/lyme-tick.jpg'>

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My first thoughts on this thread...

 

Sometimes it is an absolute must to have nice crisp clothes

simply because you make an impression based on looks.

I'm not talking so much about hitting the bars and trying to

look suave, as that's all personal style anyways, but I think

it's key to be able to look good for work. I've got a few suits

I hardly ever wear but they are pressed and hanging in the

closet just incase. If I'm meeting with baking types or possible

financers for some project I'm not going to wear jeans and a

t-shirt. I just doesn't look right.

 

So I'll spend good money on some gear that I use for

professional outings, but most of my stuff is on the bland

side of casual. Bland meaning crisp clean classics.

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im definitely the least flossingest person i know

though i did manage to snag a pair of shoes at foot locker that every ninja comments on. feels like i must have made a mistake somewhere along the line, buying something cool.

i put all my style effort into my artwork. i kinda get off on how its like, 'wait a minute.. that stuff came out of that dude..??..'

 

beards/joe nobody

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