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Advertise for my favorite paper, THE GUARDIAN..oh yeah, one little catch. It must be attached to your forehead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/graphic/0,5812,891305,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.guardian.co.uk/graphic/0,5812,891305,00.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Would you seriously do this??
 

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sure, why not? i am stunned by the number of people running around giving free advertising to various corporate giants by wearing their "namebrand" clothes with the logos as a big as life all over them. i always thought that the clothing manufacturers should be PAYING people to wear their logo-ridden bullhockey.
 

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Kreeli, yeah, but then that would remove the social class, status symbol of it all. (sarcasm, here of course).<br><br><br><br>
I have a lot of logo-ridden stuff myself and funny thing is... any other similar thing that costs that much, I would ridicule and/or not go near it. But, for some unknown reason, I will gladly pay top dollar for my favorite logo-brand stuff.<br><br><br><br>
It's strange how some folks, myself included, are willing to pay a premium to advertise for someone.
 

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that's crazy. but if it paid well i'd consider it
 

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Sounds like a nice change of pace from gouging one's self to advertise for a megacompany. I can count on one hand... no, two fingers, the number of clothing items I have that actually advertise for a 'cool' clothing company. I prefer to get high-quality non-advertising thrift clothes, not caring what the brand is. If Old Navy made a shirt I like, and it's at the Goodwill, I'll buy it. I'm not completely anti-brands. I just don't get it for the sake of the brand.
 

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I think you'd get extra point for being in Canada and hearing about the contest Avalon. Make sure it's obvious where you are fromthe picture.
 

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brand name obsessions are really lame. I couldnt care less what brand something is. If I like it, I'll wear; if I dont like it I wont wear it regardless of a brand name that may be attached to it.
 

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only brand name **** i buy is Pataguchi, Patagonia, rather, NorthFace, Mountain Hardware and Lowe Alpine. but that is because they have good long lasting gear (clothes i guess we're talking about in this instance) and will mend anything for free. Patagonia does all organic cotton and they are a great env. geared company.<br><br><br><br>
other than that, i shop thrift store/salvation army all the way - and if i happen to find something i like taht gasp! says anything other than the above mentioned, i duct tape it out, or sharpie it out, and yank the tags off.<br><br><br><br>
ewwwwwww. i hate all that gap/ck/american eagle/old navy/acrowhatthe****ever and *****...yes, i do.
 

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I think that I remember the first time that I wanted a piece of clothing more because of its name. I was about 10 and it was a Pacific Trail jacket...it had a little dealy on the zipper, and that is why I wanted it. Then there were Star Jeans...anyone old enough to remember those? I think it was about 76'...<br><br>
Growing up poor, myself...I was happy to purchase name brands for my first batch of young ones "They won't be deprived, like I was But, now I realize that it is total BS. I try to avoid names and IF I do buy something that happens to have a name, I tear it off right away. I have done a 180...and when I see others wearing names, I assume that they have low self-esteem.
 

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My first name brand obsession came when I was very young..Jordashe Jeans..the kind you had to lay down to zip up. And then it was Levi's (but they make your ass look soooo good).<br><br><br><br>
Other than that I've really never bought any clothes for the name.<br><br><br><br>
Now sneaker I have.....
 

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I personally have absolutely no problem paying what I do for the sneakers I wear. Quality footwear is worth every nickel as far as I'm concerned and most do have some sort of insignia or logo on them.<br><br><br><br>
There are some things though that if you want the quality, you just have to go for the brand names.
 

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My shoes are leather airwalk sandles...I have had them for 4 years and they are the best shoes that I have ever owned. I wear them nearly every day...even in winter with socks. Since I can't buy leather ever again...I don't know what I will do when they fall apart!<br><br><br><br>
And I don't mind paying more for quality, but many name brand items are not quality.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by mushroom</i><br><br><b><br><br>
And I don't mind paying more for quality, but many name brand items are not quality.</b></div>
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I completely agree. I'll buy Performance and Bike Nashbar clothes/shoes for biking because they really knew what they were doing, and I'll buy Speedo stuff for swimming. So many swimwear producers don't construct their stuff to last, and I don't like replacing a swimsuit every few months.
 

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I wouldnt do it, but its better than paying to be able to advertise for adidas or hillfigger.<br><br><br><br>
Up to 88 pounds per month (aprox. 130 dollar ) for on your head, and 330 dollar for a (big) advertisement on your car.<br><br><br><br>
On the big brand names issue:<br><br><br><br>
I avoid them, not only for the name, but also for where they are made.<br><br>
I dont buy lowe Alpine or North Face because they are made in China.<br><br>
Im not going to pay 300-400 bucks for a coat that is made in china for 10 dollar and makes the exploiters rich.
 
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