Menswear: Sweatshirt recommendations


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chicagojoe
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177 posts since 1/5/16

25 Mar 2021 20:20
Yeah buying MIUSA or MIJ for quality seems silly. I'd expect quality from china to be higher due to the sheer size of their manufacturing industry. There's got to be a sector for "quality" manufacturign. isn't visvim made in china now?
Mr.X.
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3109 posts since 23/6/13

25 Mar 2021 20:38
It’s got to be for historical counterfeiting why some still consider any thing made in China to be of poor quality.
MerciBeau
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4368 posts since 7/7/06

25 Mar 2021 22:24
It's cos China can and will manufacture to whatever brief you set at whatever cost you set - so if you want a sweatshirt making for £3 they will make you one for £3 using slave labour and the worst materials imaginable. If you want a Macbook making they can do that too. You could set a brief to make a high quality £50 sweat and they'd be able to make one to that spec.

Chinese manufacturing gets a bad reputation from the low-end stuff.
Prospekt
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1019 posts since 7/9/10

26 Mar 2021 11:16
Never Never store have got the Beams gear with 20% off for all you thirsty lot Sticking out tongue

Code: BUNNY
Centurionone
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1610 posts since 30/3/11

26 Mar 2021 11:32
Mr.X. wrote: It’s got to be for historical counterfeiting why some still consider any thing made in China to be of poor quality.

Not quite. When I was a little kid ‘Made in Japan’ was actually a joke. If something broke too easily, or was just low quality garbage right out of the box, we would say “Made in Japan.” We all know how that changed.

Fifteen years ago consumer technology in Japan was five to ten years ahead of any other country. It was the future. Now the world has certainly caught up, and China has found its second wind.

I'm not saying China no longer makes cheap crap, or that the standard of living has surpassed Japan and Korea, but Korea is only about five years into making high quality manufactured goods, Japan has slowed down to a crawl and started falling behind, while Chinese have more new billionaires, has the most people traveling worldwide, and is experiencing rapid growth without the bubble.

So maybe Chinese brand products aren't currently top quality, but you shouldn't be surprised if they are in as little as five years, and that they stay that way, because what China is doing right that Japan and the United States have done wrong is raised the overall prosperity of everyone in the country. Japan and the US care about the overall GDP, companies making money, the prosperity of the country itself and its business leaders. China on the other hand would like everyone in China to benefit, for everyone to prosper, so that no one is dependent or subservient to their employer or the state. It's a key cultural difference.
Mr.X.
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3109 posts since 23/6/13

posted 26 Mar 2021 11:44, edited 26 Mar 2021 11:44
I don't think it's sustainable for everyone in communist China to prosper, since there are more people there than anywhere in the world. Also with more of the poor earning more money where will the workforce be that's making quality goods for low cost labour now they're all spending rather than saving?
MerciBeau
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4368 posts since 7/7/06

26 Mar 2021 14:01
Centurionone wrote: China on the other hand would like everyone in China to benefit, for everyone to prosper, so that no one is dependent or subservient to their employer or the state. It's a key cultural difference.

Except, you know, the people they're putting in 're-education' camps
misled
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4406 posts since 3/1/02

posted 26 Mar 2021 14:08, edited 26 Mar 2021 14:08
I see that Hip having stopped the discount on the beams sweats have now put the price up by £4 Roll Eyes
swede
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9837 posts since 21/3/09

26 Mar 2021 15:37
Prospekt wrote: Never Never store have got the Beams gear with 20% off for all you thirsty lot Sticking out tongue

Code: BUNNY

for fuck sake SOLD OUT IN XL Evil Evil Evil
swede
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9837 posts since 21/3/09

26 Mar 2021 15:48
SOLD OUT ON SSENSE AND END NOW TOO AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Ulster_Blue
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5556 posts since 16/7/06

26 Mar 2021 16:49
I got my blank expression hoodie today. Fits TTS. £100.

Bet it pisses over the beams ones
Mark
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1024 posts since 24/5/08

posted 26 Mar 2021 16:50, edited 26 Mar 2021 16:50
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Jero
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130 posts since 27/7/09

26 Mar 2021 17:19
Ulster_Blue wrote: I got my blank expression hoodie today. Fits TTS. £100.

Bet it pisses over the beams ones

probably, but stock are low on their site. how often did they restock ? they seems to fit like reigning champ, plus i like fleece better than french terry, so it looks perfect to me
misled
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4406 posts since 3/1/02

posted 26 Mar 2021 17:46, edited 26 Mar 2021 17:46
Ulster_Blue wrote: I got my blank expression hoodie today. Fits TTS. £100.

Bet it pisses over the beams ones

I tried one of their small zip hoodies and it was huge on Cry beams/ McCoy's etc. are a much better fit for my errr height
generic_guy
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9973 posts since 16/9/02

26 Mar 2021 20:24
Jero wrote:
Ulster_Blue wrote: I got my blank expression hoodie today. Fits TTS. £100.

Bet it pisses over the beams ones

probably, but stock are low on their site. how often did they restock ? they seems to fit like reigning champ, plus i like fleece better than french terry, so it looks perfect to me

Marrkt have got lots of new Blank Expression sweats.
Jero
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130 posts since 27/7/09

26 Mar 2021 21:57
thank you GG
but even if marrkt stated that the customers will not have import taxes (i'm in france), i'm a bit skeptical (i assumed it's the case for 2nd hand items tho)
Doogan
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1030 posts since 13/4/14

27 Mar 2021 10:33
Beams hoodie arrived. It's really decent for £68 but not sure it's worth £90. I agree with sizing suggestions. I'm usually a medium and the large is good for me.
crutch
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491 posts since 22/11/12

27 Mar 2021 11:17
Jero wrote: thank you GG
but even if marrkt stated that the customers will not have import taxes (i'm in france), i'm a bit skeptical (i assumed it's the case for 2nd hand items tho)

Marrkt is the same person as blank expression so I’d expect it’s the same deal
Prospekt
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1019 posts since 7/9/10

27 Mar 2021 11:20
Pointless buying Blank Expression from Marrkt when ‘BE15’ works for 15% off direct from the main site.
Ulster_Blue
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5556 posts since 16/7/06

27 Mar 2021 11:34
Prospekt wrote: Pointless buying Blank Expression from Marrkt when ‘BE15’ works for 15% off direct from the main site.


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