I think you have partially answered this. If you can find enough opportunities to shill your product, and have other join in the shilling, it creates a sense that it has to be good because people are "talking" about it.
The other component to this is the fact that the price is set to communicate "it is expensive so it must be good" as people will give it instant credibility if it is $$$$$.
Isn't this the way it is with a lot of SWD? Forgive my ignorance but isn't a lot of it revered because of design/designers and not necessarily the quality and construction.
You could say this about a lot of Ralph Lauren's stuff. High price and average quality. Even the RLPL made by reputable quality makers costs more than their own products
I don't know how or when this happened, but I am now in league with the retro/old people in championing longer rise trousers. 11 or 12 inches! I'm not even talking about anything that anachronistic, just stuff where I don't feel like I'm wearing outgrown clothing that pulls at the crotch and wants to ride down the hips.
Well, I'm short, but yes. What truly puzzles me about the hip-hugging stuff is that if places the horizontal line of the waistband down at a wider part of the body, which is not visually flattering. More like fattening. It makes everybody look like they have long wide trunks, short legs and fat butts.
Low rise - hipsters - although that means something else these days - divide the body into 3 and emphasises the middle area. This is great if you are young, slim, tanned and flat stomached. Or female with a focal point - breasts - up in the top third. It also needs an awareness of what you are doing. You need a wi-i-i-i-de belt for start. It needs an awareness of the 3 zones - it s no accident it worked well with flares or bell bottomed trousers as they provide a counterbalance at the bottom.. These days its just a nonsense default that flatters almost no one.
SZ has documented many of the goth ninja brands where pants have ripped seams on first week of wear. Rick Owens is most famous for cashing in on igothers despite certain jacket designs causing rips in the armpits from horrific untailoring. More often than not they continue worship and buy more clothes (junk) that were never designed to last. What's three levels past dogshit? Now you know why Rick Owens pissed on himself.
This skinny suit stuff will be the bell bottoms of tomorrow. I'll get to point to old photos and laugh at other people and ask them what they were thinking, unless we do follow the Idiocracy route and are all wearing disposable brand logo print clothes, at which case it will all be seen as classic.
the Dover talk makes me sick ... ... again. while the Vass Norweger is a signature model of the Austro-Hungarian shoemaking tradition and very close to the predecessor invented by norwegian hunters and fisherman, the dover is a fuddy duddy freak. sf is probably the only place, where it is admired. this should tell me really something. aaargh.
would probably do so, also ...
getting back to Namors numbers. they are neither chelseas, nor work boots. they are fantasy makeups, imo. he already stated that he is unsure about the pull tabs. I don't think my comment influenced him, though. taking into account that he was unable to have toe taps installed locally, I highly doubt, he can have the pull tabs fixed ... hilarious.
because at least with my RM Williams and until they really stretched out over a couple of years, the fit was so foot-conforming that i needed the tabs to get my feet in. pull on them tabs and feel your foot sucked into the boot. wouldn't want to fiddle with thumbs and forefingers to get them on.