why do we buy expensive clothes

July 09, 2012 @ 03:43:55 AM
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This thread has been very informative,
I see good answers.

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July 09, 2012 @ 08:51:39 AM
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I really think it is just to try and tell people how much money they have.
Would people really buy brands like Supreme/Bape if they sold $20 t shirts? No.
Most people buy that because they want everyone to know that they just dropped $80 on a t shirt.
July 09, 2012 @ 13:54:50 PM
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I really think it is just to try and tell people how much money they have.
Would people really buy brands like Supreme/Bape if they sold $20 t shirts? No.
Most people buy that because they want everyone to know that they just dropped $80 on a t shirt.

the thing is noone outside of the hypbeast/streetwear community even knows bape/supreme is expensive
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July 09, 2012 @ 14:54:34 PM
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The price of the clothes is irrelevant, it's about the fit and the quality, designs and personal preference and some people don't mind spending money on an investment like proper fitting clothing that you're a fan of,

Ya boy likes to look good...

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July 09, 2012 @ 15:07:52 PM
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I really think it is just to try and tell people how much money they have.
Would people really buy brands like Supreme/Bape if they sold $20 t shirts? No.
Most people buy that because they want everyone to know that they just dropped $80 on a t shirt.


supreme t shirts are $30.

The price of the clothes is irrelevant, it's about the fit and the quality, designs and personal preference and some people don't mind spending money on an investment like proper fitting clothing that you're a fan of,

Ya boy likes to look good...


I'm sorry bro but those are all excuses to cover up your real reason, it's ok... you can tell us why you really buy it.

I really think it is just to try and tell people how much money they have.
Would people really buy brands like Supreme/Bape if they sold $20 t shirts? No.
Most people buy that because they want everyone to know that they just dropped $80 on a t shirt.

the thing is noone outside of the hypbeast/streetwear community even knows bape/supreme is expensive


both supreme and bape are both popular within the sneaker community as well. It is popular within the music industry/community too. Supreme is well known in the New York and LA skate scene (due to the fact that they have still kept their store as actual skate shops). Bape is fairly well known in Japan. They do more than just make clothes.
July 09, 2012 @ 15:15:41 PM
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The price of the clothes is irrelevant, it's about the fit and the quality, designs and personal preference and some people don't mind spending money on an investment like proper fitting clothing that you're a fan of,

Ya boy likes to look good...


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Most of the people you know won't recognize what are you wearing or what you paid unless they have common interests. I just buy what I like, and have in mind if the design, quality, fitting and personal preferences are present on something I am about to waste more money.
July 09, 2012 @ 15:26:02 PM
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Hypebeast, why do we buy expensive clothes?
Is it because most of us are insecure?
Is it because we want to impress society with our appearance instead of our content?
Do we buy expensive clothes because we want to belong to a certain group?


Has nothing to do with insecurity. A vast majority just want attention, or to try and convince others that they live a more lavish life than other people.

It is to impress society, but it's also not to deliberately put down ones individual content, that's a societal issue. People see a person that wears expensive clothes and thinks they're an idiot. That may not always be the case.

Yes. To impress the people of whatever group you belong to.

You can buy "expensive" clothes without being flashy about it. Even brands that use a lot all over print, on a lot things, LV and Gucci specifically, also offer stuff with less or no branding at all, people just choose to buy the flashy shit to impress others.
July 09, 2012 @ 16:00:04 PM
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i buy expensive stuff just cause i want the item im paying for. The way i see it is I only got one life to live so imma get whatever makes me happy. But I dont buy to impress others cause 1 out of every 200 people i meet is going to know what im wearing anyway. I dont even post fits in the WDYWT cause i dont care about impressing a bunch of 19 year old asians.

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July 09, 2012 @ 16:48:35 PM
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but honestly most people don't know what some things are worth, and girls don't really care about what guys are wearing
July 09, 2012 @ 16:58:43 PM
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but honestly most people don't know what some things are worth, and girls don't really care about what guys are wearing

if you're not 21 and into the city nightlife, you'll see why what you wear matters.its a status rank

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July 09, 2012 @ 17:05:32 PM
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Hypebeast, why do we buy expensive clothes?
Is it because most of us are insecure?
Is it because we want to impress society with our appearance instead of our content?
Do we buy expensive clothes because we want to belong to a certain group?

dunno bout others but my answer is simple, the things i like are made by brands who charge extra, for a reason.

now i say for a reason cuz i love quality items that was well planned and executed and i know all that cost and causes the marked up price i pay for example Junya, when a certain amout of attention to detail goes into something i own it makes me want to pay extra attention to deatils in the things i do. Some brands go ahead and mark up their price and still have shady quailty control and sub-par production that no matter how hyped i stay away from, if u know ur stuff u can easily tell when in person if is high quailty and worth ur money. cheap stuff dont always mean low quality u just have to get what you like and know what your buying.

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July 09, 2012 @ 17:10:14 PM
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but honestly most people don't know what some things are worth, and girls don't really care about what guys are wearing

if you're not 21 and into the city nightlife, you'll see why what you wear matters.its a status rank


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July 09, 2012 @ 17:11:32 PM
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but honestly most people don't know what some things are worth, and girls don't really care about what guys are wearing

they care bro girls may not actually know what mens fashion brands is hyped but they do care how u execute ur outfit and present urself. it could be cheap gap stuff or expensive LV as long as u make yourself look good and be confident bitches will pay extra attention, just like you paid extra attention on sites like hb when getting the stuff you like

edit: this is only relevant to those of you who buy shit cuz YOU like it

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July 09, 2012 @ 18:04:43 PM
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tbh this is it. Also, i like having shit that no one else in my city has, besides a few people. Makes me feel smokeyface knowing that i have something they want but can't have.
July 09, 2012 @ 18:09:38 PM
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July 09, 2012 @ 18:16:14 PM
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July 09, 2012 @ 18:53:56 PM
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id say back in the day it would be because all the good clothes were expensive and we want to stunt on other niggas without anybody knowing besides kids on the internet. now all the mens wear looks just like the expensive shit but now everyone knows what the expensive shit looks like when they are being stunted on. game recognize game playerz

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July 09, 2012 @ 18:56:02 PM
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smh

to answer OP, so I can impress others. IDAS, fuck you. we all need love bitch.

ppl sayin they buy it for themselves... so why do u dress like a hobo when ur home?? and then work hard to look fresh before you step out. motherfucker you do it for others.
July 09, 2012 @ 20:22:58 PM
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cuz there's no point in changing to high end stuff from hobo clothing after waking up, only to stay inside all day and change back to hobo clothing for sleeping.

so ppl do do it for themselves.
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July 09, 2012 @ 21:56:39 PM
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July 09, 2012 @ 22:13:00 PM
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to answer OP, so I can impress others. IDAS, fuck you. we all need love bitch.

ppl sayin they buy it for themselves... so why do u dress like a hobo when ur home?? and then work hard to look fresh before you step out. motherfucker you do it for others.


I dress like a hobo at home for a few reason.

1. I don't want my nice clothes getting dog hair all over them.
2. I don't want to spill food, drink, or get them greasy from food I eat at home
3. I don't want my shit getting wrinkled if I'm just laying on my bed or sitting on the couch all day.

So motherfucker I do it for myself.
July 09, 2012 @ 22:25:08 PM
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