>>10933290 can't go there more often than once every 6 months but it kills an afternoon honestly, why would I pay retail for a leatherman when I can buy one on eBay, ruin it, send it in, and get a new one for free
i have a few pointer brand items. theyre ok, not great. what bothers me about pointer brand is that a few short years ago, their canvas chore jackets were like $85. made in the usa. pretty good value. the website was pretty basic, very ma-and-pa looking, catering to midwestern type folks and farmers.
then, suddenly, when the american workwear meme took off, they totally re-designed their website, made it super hipster friendly with young guys in beards, raw denim and red wings and tats everywhere. and those same jackets went from $85 to $130. shameful.
>>10933430 that and manufacturing things in America does get more expensive year in and year out; I've even seen public apologies from brands saying "we have to raise prices or we can't stay in business. we won't compromise on our integrity by moving jobs overseas, and if you want to shop elsewhere, go right ahead" I doubt their prices are gonna go down even if they lose popularity
>>10933464 Have you read this article? I think you'd like it. Kinda pretentious but makes some good points
>The Contemporary Conformist wants to distance themselves from a ‘suburban existence.’ This requires investing in ‘nicer’ clothes than the Old Navy/Ross shit meant to cover the tummies of fatties. Plaid. Gingham. Denim. ‘Chambray.’ Shirts with subtle stripes. Contemporary Conformists wear loud neutrals to try to shock you with their naturalism. The contemporary conformist ‘pays’ to look like they are not trying. Their look attempts to cloak dependence on technology, low-paid service industries, and sweatshoppes to make things affordable
>>10933889 >For many men, it was more appealing to dress like Steve McQueen than to dress like a frat guy. That wasn’t just because McQueen looked better. It was because the culture of the frat guy was so clearly the product of marketing; he was, ultimately, a creature of the mall.
Seems like the main idea of these articles is the same: suburban middle class kids try to dress urban/rural/traditional as a reaction against the obviously unfashionable mainstream suburban style. Same idea applies for kids who dress in thrift store Mac Demarco slacker shit, kids who dress in "avante-garde" rick owens futuristic shit, as well as the metrosexual #menswear fags
>>10934028 wasn't mac demarco broke as fuck when he got picked up by captured tracks? thus the laidback outfit selections? I started following him before he broke out (cuz I've been obsessed with Captured Tracks since 2010) so I never really understood his trajectory to the top of the indie festival circuit or the makeup of his fans when I saw him at p4k last year the crowd knew every song; but they all seemed like typical suburban jack johnson / dmb fans....I still don't fully understand his appeal that and it's weird to hear his music at HEB
>>10934075 You gotta live in DUDE WEED LMAO land aka california's coast to understand it. His music is boring as shit but he's "chill" so its all good. Plus he looks like a bum which is very un-suburban; his fan base is 100% white suburban kids.
>>10935852 get it its good, Cargartt isnt as fashioanbel as 5 years ago but still my favorite brand. it has a fantastic looking industrial/clean cut look to it, it suity my persosnaly ver good its like a coco channel for men
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