okay niggers, i am actually studying fashion and business and i am in the spot where id rather
Most of my life i was strictly against buying fakes and replicas as i was tricked into buying one in young age (75euros for af1 from auction portal seemed legit - half a year of saving in my early teens - i cry to this day) and was kinda hypebeastish until i got into thriftshops (pretty good ones where i come from) and shit but now my opinion is changing bc -
as i am getting more into branding i just realized that everything is just a way to get money from people. And if i find a good replica the quality is going to be exactly the same as most of the shit is produced in the exactly same factories right?
Im not talking about copping fake designer shit , but i mean who can i actually hurt when I'm going to cop some fake nikes. (except the sweatshop kids though) Also I'm not going to buy fake cheapass looking bogos
The quality in branded shoes and stuff is pretty shitty as well - i bought triple white huas from footlocker and the fucking rubber thing managed to tear itself of in 1.5 months. really?
Also a friend of me was internshipping in some factory in vietnam and she got /bought "samples" of yeezys for some ridiculous price straight out of factory. isn't that the exact same shit??
Only valuable argument in here is that you are "stealing" money from designers and the sweatshop thing - but this doesn't concern me too much as i do not browse tumblr and don't have these foolish humanist delusions
Other argument would be the quality , but i would say that they are nearly cloning the shit - do you think the quality has improved throughout the years?
so any experiences with shit like aliexpress? which replicas/fakes to get, what should i beware and stuff? any experiences fellow fake ass niggers?
some legit hua fakes would be nice, if they are as comfy as the real shoe,
also some am95
maybe tubes / y3ish but the y3s look as shit and i would kinda feel bad wearing something with z-4 on it, any advices ? actually some tubes x should look nice
> Also a friend of me was internshipping in some factory in vietnam and she got /bought "samples" of yeezys for some ridiculous price straight out of factory. isn't that the exact same shit??
probably decent fakes
the $150-$200 yeezy 350s are close except for boost material
>The quality in branded shoes and stuff is pretty shitty as well
the quality of made in china nigger shoes is shitty
chinese can't make perfect reps, they will only make them just good enough to fool the plebs
Not him, but I used to live in Peru and you could get real polos for extremely cheap, but not certified because I was near a factory. In a poor country they're not going to waste dead stock or clothes that don't make the cut
i will try to my man but by my means its kinda creepy to ask not so close friend about this if u know what i mean.
i am kinda concerned about the materials though, like do you think that the bamboo boys can replicate the special technologies or they just don't give a crap?
Gonna grab a fake pair of one of these for meme value ($25 or so)
Which should i get
>if I find a good replica the quality is going to be exactly the same as most of the shit is going to be made in the exactly same facotories right?
that's just propaganda spread by the rep makers.
I'm not against buying reps of pieces, but please don't ever delude yourself into thinking they're exactly the same in quality/looks.
I browse the rep forums and get some items myself, but there is ALWAYS some kind of flaw
i don't know my man it seems to me that some of the stuff is pretty low quality for the price - look at zara fe (which i would say is just stolen high fashion shit under new fancy name desu god how much i hate zara)
like ok i could go with bigger swoosh and shit but when i buy fe ams /hua/sth supposed to be comfy - how big is the risk that is going to fuck up my feet and similar crazy orthopedic stuff...
i was mentioning the quality issues in the first post with the example of the plastic strap on huas tearing off
or if you take vans into consideration most of them got shredded so easily (i had those vans x huf circa in 2011 and they got so fucked up... not mentioning the other pairs)
could you provide some more info about the quality
/differences you noticed my man? because this seems like goddamn double edged sword
>O I remember you posting on a thread about this friend in Vietnam. Still find it hard to believe though.
my man i think i never posted this here before, i remember posting sth on /fa/ like half a year ago
You put most shoes in a building withe the brand logo on top of the building and stock it with half rep items and half real items and no one will be able to tell the difference.
You're a moron
there's a pretty big difference in the low quality you've experienced to the bad quality you get from lower end reps.
you said you wanted a bogo
examples of common mistakes are fit, the actual bogo stitching, grain, tags etc
your best bet for a decent bogo are the taobao sellers blackjason7 and UNHS
but like I said reps aren't perfect
BJ7 has had trouble with their bogo grain and UNHS is know for crooked bogos and these two are the best
so make sure to get quality check pictures
another tip is price will usually dictate the quality unless the piece is hard to find, in which case there might be only one batch and sellers are trying to take advantage of your ignorance
I've been browsing rep forums for a while now and am saying most of this from users reviewing products they buy and my own experiences
I've seen people trying to pass some fake as fuck shoes as real and people complimenting them, so I might agree that in the hypothetical situation where the actual brand store sells fakes it would fool some, but not everyone
most people wouldn't assume fakes from a real store though...
if even the overhyped yeezy shoe still hasn't been perfected I don't know why you think reps are on the same level
stop exaggerating please , do you imagine that factories have brand logos on top of them?
i don really know mate, if you consider zara sweatpants going all scruffy and shizzle when washing them 3 times ...
mate thanks for effort but you have misread i am certainly not looking for a bogo , I'm associating it too much with the white trap kiddos back in my country...
i ve been thinking more about shoes from big evil companies like nike and adidas i don't really want to "steal" from people who actually may have some values etc
i suppose it was you with with the korean sites - thanks my man looks nice, but if i am going for that kind of style/luxury I'm going to enslave my fashion designer/skilled tailor crazyass homosexual flatmate to copy some ideas - or maybe i appreciate the "art" in high end stuff too much OR i would be ashamed to walk around in stuff i certainly CANNOT afford right now
if you could share some rep forums would be rly cool
i don't know my man i don't have the fucking insight to the factories but i assume some things i might go too crazy with it, pardon me than
>branding - people are going to buy fuckin coca cola for 5 x more than some off brand shit which tastes almost the same - I'm not talking about the pisswater aspartan cancerous bullshit right now i hate those (thinking of that if you take in consideration that those are the same stuff as coke light...)
i mean the brand has the biggest share of price in every fucking product on the world i could say
> the price for making the product - I'm not sure how is this calculated exactly but it can be crazy fucking cheap - considering the cost of production in china , wholesaling materials etc...
lets get more wild
> communism - both china and vietnam are communist countries as far as i know. the salaries in there are like 50 bucks per one fuckin month as i have heard. coming from post socialist country i can tell you that people affected by this regime are doing "cuts" almost in everything - so isn't it hypothetically possible
that - workers can steal some shit from the factory/work overtime for the "fake" batch/some shit stolen and they are sewing the stuff at home to make living
batch - can disappear in the skillful hands of asian supervisors? wouldn't that be possible? they are western companies after all which are treating their people like shit - they are not going to get hurt so much by the losses right
don't know guys I'm just maybe being a complete fool, thats why i am asking you because ofmy lack of experiences .
and you gentleman here, Im not gonna go to dispute with you, but i think i made my point quite well so far.
>some legit hua fakes would be nice, if they are as comfy as the real shoe,
are hurachachatckhes comfy? I want a pair but I have awkward wide feet and I heard they were really tight.
could be, where are you from what would you recommend
im kinda in the hard spot and I'm looking to ultimately fuckover big bad companies, aight maybe i am delusional, we will see
>trying to cop replica pic related's
>size 12 nig nog feet
>seem to only come up to size 44
Anyone have any experience with asking the seller to make a larger shoe?
Is that even a feasible request?
Only kids in highschool buy a fucking shoe that a ass fister created. An what the fuck China knows that they can penny pinch the shit out of these same kids by rereleasing "corrected," pairs over and over again. I mean ask anyone that buys reps and guarantee you that dumbass has like 5 red octobers by now
what the fuck are you tlaking about you dumb bitch? I mean buy a fucking warehouse, put a nike or adidas sign on the top, stock it with 50% retail pairs and 50% reps and guarantee you that no one will tell the difference. What you think the general populace will even notice?! Fucking jackass
so i bought a pretty good replica of this because i really like it
opinions on getting replicas of shit like this other than shoes?
wore yeezys i bought from footlocker using a bot to class today
got called out by 3 people
at this point i dont even want real yeezys anymore. i'm getting fakes. who wants to buy the real ones off me?
Its not really for me, mainly because of ethical issues. But, I did buy a unbranded overcoat from a korean repsite once and the quality is better than any other <$200 coat i have ever seen. If its unbranded and its just like buying zara, but with good quality.
I own many real SLP Items but I've been thinking about purchasing these (the boots) from Puerhomme because the real deal is just IMPOSSIBLE to find.
I saw some decent looking fakes of some Oliver Peoples sun glasses for $30 on aliexpress. Kind of tempted to get, but I feel as if it would be better to get similar glasses from a legit company.
I don't remember the exact ones that I was originally looking at, it was one of these two links here. Also, I'm not too familiar with the originals, so the fakes might look like crap and I just don't realize it.
Judging by the description, the bottom ones might be better made.