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    (Original post by Bagration)
    Do you think so? Who defines fashion in your opinion? Popular opinion or the fashion industry? Are fashion designers like Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, etc not in touch with fashion because the majority of people don't wear their clothes?
    Well, that depends. The majority of people wouldn't wear their clothes because they don't like the look of them. Personally I find that it's popular opinion, because most of "High Fashion" personally looks terrible. Not suggesting they don't know fashion, and in the "high flying world" of central London/New York, it's perhaps more apt, but again in the majority of the world, most people don't find it the type of clothing they would wear.
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    (Original post by Max Hinks)
    Well, that depends. The majority of people wouldn't wear their clothes because they don't like the look of them. Personally I find that it's popular opinion, because most of "High Fashion" personally looks terrible. Not suggesting they don't know fashion, and in the "high flying world" of central London/New York, it's perhaps more apt, but again in the majority of the world, most people don't find it the type of clothing they would wear.
    I don't necessarily mean catwalk fashion, because yeah, people aren't normally meant to wear that, it's just to show off the skills of the designers, but I mean the ordinary ready-to-wear clothes these people sell. Part of the reason they're not worn by the majority is that they're expensive because the fact it's designed by a renowned fashion house makes it expensive by default (and there are other reasons, too). So already the majority of people can't afford these fashion statements. Do you see the contradiction here?
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    I don't necessarily mean catwalk fashion, because yeah, people aren't normally meant to wear that, it's just to show off the skills of the designers, but I mean the ordinary ready-to-wear clothes these people sell. Part of the reason they're not worn by the majority is that they're expensive because the fact it's designed by a renowned fashion house makes it expensive by default (and there are other reasons, too). So already the majority of people can't afford these fashion statements. Do you see the contradiction here?
    Well yes, but to use your own point. The majority of people cannot afford it. Which is why, to bring us back right to the original point, that people will happily pay £60, for a coat, which is perhaps not as good quality, but looks the same, or very similar to a £240 coat, from somewhere such as Topman/H&M. Granted it may not last as long, but your paying 1/4 of the price, so you don't expect it. However, it doesn't mean it's going to fall apart after a few weeks by any means.
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    (Original post by Max Hinks)
    Well yes, but to use your own point. The majority of people cannot afford it. Which is why, to bring us back right to the original point, that people will happily pay £60, for a coat, which is perhaps not as good quality, but looks the same, or very similar to a £240 coat, from somewhere such as Topman/H&M. Granted it may not last as long, but your paying 1/4 of the price, so you don't expect it. However, it doesn't mean it's going to fall apart after a few weeks by any means.
    Oh, I'm sure people will happily pay for it. I don't at all contest that. I just contest whether they should do that or not. And heh, I know a friend who bought some brogues from Topman which actually did fall apart in a matter of weeks. Some stuff can last for years. This difference exists because of the reduced strictness of quality control in the high street.
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    I like the jacket (:
    But i hate those bags D:
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    (Original post by L i b)
    The coat is nice. I like it. The bag on the other hand looks awful, but I suppose that's just a style thing.
    Ditto.
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    Bag looks silly in my honest opinion, and both are far too expensive for what you're getting.

    http://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/sto...6578&langId=-1 <--- essentially the same jacket but £180 cheaper

    http://www.surfdome.com/billabong_ba..._-_beige-20723
    http://www.surfdome.com/billabong_ba...rk_olive-20717
    ^ Good quality bags that are way cheaper and look a hell of a lot cooler.
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    (Original post by Muffinz)
    Bag looks silly in my honest opinion, and both are far too expensive for what you're getting.

    http://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/sto...6578&langId=-1 <--- essentially the same jacket but £180 cheaper

    http://www.surfdome.com/billabong_ba..._-_beige-20723
    http://www.surfdome.com/billabong_ba...rk_olive-20717
    ^ Good quality bags that are way cheaper and look a hell of a lot cooler.

    The coat in the OP looks a lot classier and better quality than the one you have posted. And the bags aren't exactly similar in style to the one that the OP wanted so I don't think they're the kind of thing he is looking for.


    OP, personally I like the coat a lot and it's worth the money given that it is very good quality and will last you a long time. I don't like the bag at all. Really though, if you like them you should get them. Doesn't matter what anyone on here thinks.
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    Oh, I'm sure people will happily pay for it. I don't at all contest that. I just contest whether they should do that or not. And heh, I know a friend who bought some brogues from Topman which actually did fall apart in a matter of weeks. Some stuff can last for years. This difference exists because of the reduced strictness of quality control in the high street.
    Don't you think people should wear what they want?
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    (Original post by dhokes)
    Don't you think people should wear what they want?
    Well, yeah. I would advise them to act differently, rather.
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    (Original post by CapitalismRocks)
    I was thinking:

    http://www.jackwills.com/Store/Produ...tion=003668003 - as a jacket

    http://www.trendy-fashions.com/catal...bags/pd2015789 - New bag

    Any other suggestions?
    Are you for real?
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    Price is no factor, should mention that now.
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    (Original post by MJlover)
    Are you for real?
    :confused: Yes.
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    (Original post by CapitalismRocks)
    :confused: Yes.
    You seem like such a stereotype. No offence.
 
 
 
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