Posts Tagged ‘ Jeans

Zara Love and Hate

I have been seeing quite a few pictures here and there of the new Zara collection for men around the place and I have, at least so far, liked what I have seen. The pictures, unfortunately, have been small or of questionable quality, so I thought I’d jump straight to the sauce and navigate my way to Zara.com. As much as their clothing makes me smile, their website does not. It rarely loaded pages correctly in Mozilla Firefox, and when it did it took longer than it should have. I have quite a nice internet connection, I should not have to wait while a web-page trickles in at around 1KB/s. Which bring me to my point, flash is not the catch all for designer web-pages! It does, however, make you look like every other designers web-page which I imagine cannot be goal that you guys are aiming for 😐 (seriously, learn some AJAX or something).

After trying it in IE with IE Tab Plus and getting slightly better but not impressive results I decided to find the collection elsewhere. Luckily everyone’s favourite fashion blog, The Fashionisto, is, like always, right on top of the ball and has all the goodies that you could possibly desire.

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The big winner for Zara’s 2010 autumn collection is the trench coat love! To quote the song in my left ear “so long, so long, so long” is has been that I’ve seen such impressive trenches in the designer spotlight (at least to my knowledge, albeit limited at best). Of course, they probably cost an arm and a leg as all nice things do, but as long as they are less than Abby Shot’s CAD$1499 Leather Duster, one cannot complain.

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How Long Are Your Pants?

I must admit, the majority of the Trussardi 1911 Spring 2011 collection is rather impressive, until however, you have a look at the length of the pants. This may seem like a pretty petty thing but it makes a really nice outfit look like you cannot afford to go buy pants that actually fit you. Plus, there are a few ‘Village People’ moments here that I would rather not see ever again.

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Do You Buy Stolen Goods? (the Finale)

If you missed part one and cannot be bothered to scroll down or you are viewing this as a standalone post or this post is on the bottom of a page, you can find it here.

My point after all that is there is a LOT of stealing going on in that town which means that there is a good chance that there is a butt-ton more going on all over the place which leads me to ask the question: do you buy stolen goods? I’m sure most of you answer ‘no!’ straight away but just think, when is the last time you’ve shopped on eBay or out of the weekend shopper in your local or national newspaper/s? The catalyst to this interesting little thought-gem was my recent browse for a new pair of jeans on eBay.

There is literally pages and pages of super-super cheap designer titles that are ending soon that are all missing any official box or tags. It’s true, they could be all fakes, but even then, only your big chains could get away with selling jeans at that low price; plus, these people who are selling them, checking their other items for sale and you are likely to find more consistency at a school fete’s trash and treasure. These folks are not rare finds either, you can find here, there and everywhere you look. Do this for me, go onto eBay or similar site and think of an item that has resale value and is someone easy to swipe. Once you’ve thought of a few enter them into your search box and see what results you find.

So, back to that question yet again, do you buy stolen goods? Do you buy from these people even though there’s 90% chance that the item you are buying has been swiped?

To be perfectly honest I really have no idea. Sure, everyone wants the cheapest goods possible but you’d never steal, but you’ll pay someone else to steal for you?

Morals have made me all moody and I do not like it one bit.

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Wholesale Brand Clothing (.com)

I think we all know how much of tight tit I am at the best of times, let alone when I’m between jobs. Well, where on earth was this website when I was doing internet searches is completely beyond me. You know, I’m starting to think I am extremely green when it comes to this fashion game and it doesn’t look like I’m getting any less green in any hurry.

Cheap Designer Clothes Wholesale Ed Hardy Cheap Abercrombie Wholesale Juicy Couture Designer True Religion Jeans Wholesale Lacoste and Ralph Lauren Polo Hollister Clothing From ChinaFor those kids who are humouring me to make me feel less like a knob and pretending not to know anything about this website, I’ll tell you what I know. It is designer clothing from some super cheap price. We’re talking Prada tees for USD$8 (and we KNOW from previous blog entries how overprices Prada usually is – and that was on sale), we’re talking Rock and Republic Jeans for USD$20, we’re talking Lacoste polos for $USD8. The only condition is that you buy a minimum of five for each item, which I don’t have a problem with because I, unlike you, actually have friends to buy them from me :).

The only problem I have with this website and this stems back to what I was talking about at the beginning of this post: I have no idea what each designers brands make and what style they do it in. This is a problem because the website is divided into brand, not type of clothing. But with that being said, it might be nice for me to get a little bit of brand recognition programmed into the old noggin if I’m going to continue to run a worthwhile blog.

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Less is more?

Upon having a sticky-beak on ALEXANDCHLOE I have come to conclusion that there’s nothing hip new casual designers like more than to take a nice plain tee-shirt or pair of jeans and then having at it with a packing knife and calling it a statement of fashion.

Now despite my cynicism and my raised eye-brow at the price, I have to say that some of this stuff IS pretty good. For example:
CUT TIGHT JEANS - WASHED BLUE -  Alex and Chloe
If a girl walked up to me at a party wearing the above, the words ‘DAAAMN’ (yes, if said correctly it would be two different words, hence the plural form of said word) would roll off my metaphorical tongue. While other things like:
LOOSE KNIT SWEATER - BLACK - Alex and Chloe
…is simply gay. I don’t mean gay as in homosexual, I mean gay as in you did wear this, gay straight. celebrate or Atari, everyone, including those suffering from disabilities ranging from blindness to down syndrome, would point, laugh, and ensure all those around would be doing the same.

But in all seriousness, though:

CUT TANK - ARMY GREEN - Alex and Chloe CUT TIGHT JEANS - WASHED BLUE - Alex and Chloe

I have just put the above two item on order (look, I couldn’t resist – please don’t hurt me, I’m delicate) and I don’t have a problem paying the $30+$85 price tag either.

Oh, while you are checking out the what’s what on the ALEXANDCHLOE, make sure to check out their clearance items – while there is no ‘hack and slash’ items like the ones mentioned above (at least not when I typed this blog entry), there are some pretty good looking items starting from $13.80 (again, at time of me typing this – obviously).

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