Brand Names: Do Designers really matter??? Do clothes make the man? Romance Forward to friends

  • View author's info Author Posted on Apr 21, 2005 at 10:06 PM

    Just out of curiosity, what designer clothing are you inseparable from?

    I recently became aware that designers existed.

    Woe to me for not reading Cosmo and People and other such drivel that parades Dolce Gabbana, Chanel, and Dior in front of the word.

    Question for the board: Which designers spell class? Why? Is it imperative to wear designer clothing? Do clothes make the man (or woman)?
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  • View author's info Posted on May 06, 2005 at 01:30 AM

    I know this one went off topic -don't they all in the end?lol

    Who really sees the tags you are wearing when you have your clothes on?

    In the last few years knock offs have become more common here and god knows how many women have those fake LV bags, I mean they are so common I wouldn't bother buying a real one because everyone would think it was fake anyways.

    To date, my best deals: a pair of leather knee high boots that I bought in the UK over 9 years ago for less than 20 USD... I still wear them! a timeless Gucci purse at a charity shop in Switzerland for $3 and a dress I saw in the UK for $100...and I bought it in India (yes tags and all) for $1

    The cut and fabric are the most important aspect of a piece of clothing and if it suites your body type. I agree with Moon,it's an absolute sin that some places charge crazy prices for jackets that are unlined and end up looking cheap(ugh)

    I'd have to say that designer tags inside clothing mean nothing to me other than when I see a designer piece and it's something really hideous and that's when I question "what fool would pay that much money for that?"

    Just because you spend alot on a piece of clothing does not guarantee you will look good...
  • View author's info Posted on May 05, 2005 at 10:03 PM

    lets delete the off subject posts.

  • View author's info Posted on May 05, 2005 at 12:45 AM

    wwwww123 write:
    I never like to drive. I like to keep my hands and eyes free.


    so i guess you either need to ahve your personal chauffeur or take the bus then..
    we are driving off course yet again..
    it is designer brands we are talking you with a designer belt ..need to move over for real designer brand owners to have their say!...
  • View author's info Posted on May 04, 2005 at 12:48 AM

    I remember a tattoo on a rear end that I studied for two days. Never did figure out if the word was misspelled.


    well rear distraction is known to cause lots of car you are lucky you were not driving..
  • View author's info Posted on May 03, 2005 at 01:44 PM

    More haste less speed would apply in your case www.

    Speed reading is like gobbling down a big Mac. and you either choke on it or wonder what the hell you have just consumed...takes all the pleasure out of savoring the exquisite taste and beauty of language..of course unless all you read are dull dry scientific or financial reports..or pompous wordy legislations and acts..
  • View author's info Posted on May 03, 2005 at 02:50 AM

    wwwww123 write:
    Thats 4 guesses, no winners.
    U Can't count either??


    The last was a sort of elaborating the generic Dumb..OK you win this time..what is your problem if you can't master your own language and spell correctly..
    maybe you should learn Chinese or Japanese , they don't have dyslexia..only need good memory to master 3000 to 4000 words..
  • View author's info Posted on May 03, 2005 at 01:18 AM

    I give you three guesses why I can't spell. Wanta try?


    I think it is called the D-disease:

    Dementia or Dyslexia or Dumb..
    or Don't know how to use spell check..
    hey, we are going off course..

    Branded belts as long as they are not fakes are also fashion brands..but fakes mean that you aspire to owning one but just too smart to pay the full price ..
  • View author's info Posted on May 02, 2005 at 03:35 AM

    Between Ursula Andress and RW..they could floor every guy..they don't make them like those days now..and I am sure they had the real stuff too au naturale..

    www.. I think you better pay attention to names otherwise you won't go far in you gigoloing...but of course just call them honey, darling, dear, sweetie pie..that way you won't be offending forgetting their names..(lesson one)..Min..better start teaching this guy some real etiquette if we are going to make any fees at all!!
  • View author's info Posted on May 02, 2005 at 03:21 AM

    And you know why the paparazzi were after her? Because she showed up an hour late wearing a very sexy low cut dress - obviously her one and only intention was to upstage her brand new daughter-in-law and hog all the attention. Pathetic isn't it....
    However, having said that, RW was always one helluva sexy woman and still is! Just incredibly vain that's all! My ex-boyfriend used to drool over her - lol - she was his fave fantasy woman - he alway said she had the absolute perfect measurements (after me of course ha ha ha....)
  • View author's info Posted on May 01, 2005 at 06:21 PM

    OH MY GOD!!!!!

    I have been turning down Racquel W for many years, almost 30 years. I must learn to spell --Look what I have been missing. All that time I thought she didn't want me and I had the name wrong.

  • View author's info Posted on May 01, 2005 at 04:22 PM

    www...she is Racquel W..just make sure you get her name right should you ever meet her..apparently some years back her son married a British girl and at the wedding, full of paparazzi reporters landed in the small town chapel chasing after the mother-in-law rather than the bride..sure hate to be her daughter-in-law on her wedding be upstaged by a glamourous mother-in-law..thank goodness she did not turn up with that famous bikini!

    Min- My favorite dress designer-Issey Miyake , Donna Karan , Thiery Mugler. Shoes/bags- Gucci, Salvatore Farragamo, Bruno Magli..(should only buy at sales or factory outlets in Italy ) very small feet so must wear only Italian/ French/ Spanish designs..Jimmy Choos and Blahnik ..too high , only for red carpet appearances and grand balls ..
  • View author's info Posted on May 01, 2005 at 12:32 PM

    I had a designer belt buckle once. Does that count? May even had some designer shoe laces.

    Ladies, if you look good, you can dress in rags. Probably the best selling poster of all time was Rachael Welch in her cave woman outfit.
  • View author's info Posted on May 01, 2005 at 06:34 AM

    I will admitt that I don't have a favorite name brand. I do like LL Bean, at times. I look more for comfort and price.
  • View author's info Posted on May 01, 2005 at 02:29 AM

    What is everyone's favourite brand name anyway?? Since most of us DO like brand names once in a while, which ones do you like?
    I think Manolo Blahnik makes absolutely scrumptious shoes! And Jimmy Choo.. oooooh - to die for! Not that I own any Blahniks or Choos at this moment though... maybe one day...
  • View author's info Posted on May 01, 2005 at 02:21 AM

    Bonnie, wow! You are truly multi-talented! I can't sew or knit to save my life! My poor mother tried to teach me all this when I was very young but she didn't get very far...! Back then it was the proper thing to do: to be able to sew, knit, crochet, embroider etc... my mother could do everything - she was truly multi-talented. She painted too!
    Well, OK, I can draw..... does that count?
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 30, 2005 at 05:12 PM

    I thought I had posted a message here... or not?? Am I going crazy??
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 29, 2005 at 07:46 PM

    You got it Minerva -- LOL -- Cheers
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 29, 2005 at 03:17 PM

    HI folks,
    I design, sew, knit and crotchet my own clothes since I was a teenager.. but also buys designer clothes only if they are classic pieces that are worth their value and will last more than two seasons..since I used to be in the rag trade, I know what is good value..
    RECYLCLING of clothes esp designer pieces is something I enjoy doing and currently trying to teach women in my charity to do it for a good cause. I do that all the time by taking them apart or adding pieces to make them into different garment. I ahve unpicked entire knitted jumpers and re-knit them into dresses and it is creative and satisfying. Quite a few London designers are creating one off pieces from old vintage clothes..
    IN this day of mass-production, mothers and daughters have lost the great bonding opportunity to learn how to sew and knit..hence in Hollywood , some famous stars are reviving this therapeutic craft form.
    So folks go through your wardrobe and give your old designer clothes a new lease of life by recycling..take them apart, re design them with all sorts of trimmings, cut them up and make them into something else..from pants to shorts, long dresses to short..have fun with them and you will be singing all the way to the bank in your new recylcled look!
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 29, 2005 at 07:46 AM

    Wellabe - actually what Bonnie says is more along my way of thinking. I didn't make myself too clear I guess. Brand names are fine (sure I like them too) but one can mix the expensive with the cheap and still look like a million bucks. It's just that I never judge someone (a man or a woman) by how expensive or not their clothes are or what little animal is on the shirt... lol...
    BTW... having done my research...
    2 bits = 25 cents - right? So...
    4000 bits is USD 500 which at today's exchange rate here is EUR 385
    16000 bits is USD 2000 = EUR 1544
    Here in LUX you would pay at least EUR 385 just for a good quality jacket.

    That was my two bits!! lol....
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