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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 11 Jun 21 10.27pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

I once bought a couple of Lacoste shirts in Turkey for a couple of quid each. They assured me they were genuine, who was I to argue

I bought a pair of 'Adidas' shorts in Icmeler market for about 2 quid over twenty years ago, and I've still got them. At the same time I bought a 'Hugo Boss' leather wallet which I've used daily ever since.

The ironic thing is that some of these designer brands get their stuff made in Turkey, and it's more than likely by the same companies that sell 'copies' in the markets.

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 11 Jun 21 10.56pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Depends on what your buying and why your buying it.

If your buying it to look flash then its a waste.

If you're buying for the quality of the tailoring then it could be a decent investment. Buy cheap and buy twice as they say.

Cheap disposable fast fashion clothes from the likes of Primemark are not only made through exploited labour, it's also unsustainable.

Another question... how can football clubs, which ban parking, plastic stars, and single use plastic cups on the basis of sustainability bring out 3 new kits (plus 3 gk kits and a whole load of other merchandise every year)?

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 12 Jun 21 6.57am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

I used to work for a company that financed companies in the fashion world and many of the different fashion companies products are actually manufactured in the same factory, often using the same fabric.

Since I stopped working from an office 20 years ago I mainly wear T shirts and the ones that I have had for donkeys years tend to be Sainsbury or Marks & Spencer with more expensive more fashionable names having shrunk over the years.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 12 Jun 21 8.49am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

john lewis online sale is what you need.
usually goes live xmas eve .
I've had a 700 winter coat for 100, sports jackets / blazers 350 down to 70, polo shirts a tenner, just a case of get in quick!

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 12 Jun 21 8.53am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Never got the label thing. Your just being shafted most of the time, quality plain white tee shirt, 9.95, quality plain white tee shirt with a tick on it 29.95.

Correct.

Oh well, chaps. I think we agree that it's not worth paying full retail price for a 'name'.

BTW, I know Bicester is OK, but a good retail outlet on the south coast is Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. You get to see HMS Victory too.

 


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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 12 Jun 21 9.50am Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Correct.

Oh well, chaps. I think we agree that it's not worth paying full retail price for a 'name'.

BTW, I know Bicester is OK, but a good retail outlet on the south coast is Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. You get to see HMS Victory too.

I think it depends on how much 139 is to each person. It can be 2 days money, or an hours work.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 12 Jun 21 11.01am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

Depends on what your buying and why your buying it.

If your buying it to look flash then its a waste.

If you're buying for the quality of the tailoring then it could be a decent investment. Buy cheap and buy twice as they say.

Cheap disposable fast fashion clothes from the likes of Primemark are not only made through exploited labour, it's also unsustainable.

Another question... how can football clubs, which ban parking, plastic stars, and single use plastic cups on the basis of sustainability bring out 3 new kits (plus 3 gk kits and a whole load of other merchandise every year)?

The clothes sold in Primark are made in the same factories as those sold in more expensive shops. It seems that Primark get a bad press for this but other retailers dont

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 12 Jun 21 11.03am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

john lewis online sale is what you need.
usually goes live xmas eve .
I've had a 700 winter coat for 100, sports jackets / blazers 350 down to 70, polo shirts a tenner, just a case of get in quick!

How is Rodney, Delboy?

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 13 Jun 21 3.02pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Biggest waste of money going, and as others have said half of this stuff is available at a 1/4 of the price on occasion anyway. Shows what a killing they're making.

 

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