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There have been an extensive number of Blue Blood Jeans threads on the Kitmeout forum over the past 10 years. One question that comes up often, why the lobster logo?
One answer: “Isn’t it just because the lobster has ‘blue blood’?”
Crooks & Castles are worth a butchers out of the peripheral vision at least.
Taste of their marketing angle goes:
“From the robber barons of the early times like the vanderbilts, the rockefellers, the carnegies to the modern day billionaires – Bill Gates & Microsoft. Those who stopped at nothing to get their “Castle”. We too hope one day to be the next rich crook. In some of our designs you might see a familiar icon or logo that we took (stole) and gave it our own twist. We felt that some high fashion brands only catered to someone in a certain lifestyle or with a rather large bank account. Therefore we took what they made and crafted it to fit ours.”
An interesting chin-wag here on the Kitmeout forum. Opening post:
“Got a question for you. I been noticing that I am getting a lot of criticism from friends and what not about me taking a path into the fashion industry. We all know that men in the fashion industry are stereotyped in some shape or form by outsiders. When ever I talk about a designer or some idea that I may have someone attempts to belittle me. Even though I can’t care less with what they think, I just wonder does it ever stop? After you make a name for yourself in the industry or by simply having a good job doing what you love. I also wonder how often does it happen to you other guys even if you aren’t trying to leave your mark as a designer?”
Take a butchers at the full thread here >
The question was asked on the Kitmeout forum: what’s the difference between TJ Maxx & TK Maxx? And what does TJ and TK stand for? The answer was deflating:
Thank you for contacting T.J. Maxx Customer Service.
While we would like to provide you with some kind of story or anecdote regarding the names, we can not. Thanks to a great Marketing team who liked the way T.J.Maxx sounded, the name stuck. As far as T.K. Maxx goes, they wanted a name that was similar to T.J. Maxx that people could identify with. However, because they are two separate chains, the names had to be slightly different.
Back in 2005 there was a thread on the Kitmeout forum which proposed Stone Island R.I.P. Take a butchers at the thread here.
This was the period when Burberry was at the height of its chav fame, the days before the American from Indianapolis, Angela Ahrendts, pulled Burberry away from the brink.
History has proven the question over Stone Island’s longevity was inaccurate and that the fashion visionary Massimo Osti’s legacy was far greater than the pigeon hole people were trying to put Stone Island into. The brand has gone from strength to strength and deservedly so.
The debate was sparked on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum about Manorexia a few years ago. Is it a real phenomenon today?
Is manorexia for real or just a media driven phenomenon?
Following the decision to ban size zero female models from the catwalk, Clothes Show Live is taking a stance against skinny male models too. The fashion and beauty event viewed over 250 potential male and female models at a recent casting and won’t be working with unnaturally thing models. The decision has been made as part of an ongoing commitment to promote a healthy body images and responsibility within the fashion industry.
The move follows reports that the number of men treated for anorexia – or “manorexia” has increased by 67% in the past five years. This rise has been attributed to the fashion industry’s increasing preference for very slender male models; as well as to the popularity of celebrities such as Russell Brand, Johnny Borrell and Pete Doherty who have made the boyish male physique fashionable within the younger male population.
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There’s been a bunch of chatter over the years concerning fashion brands and gender association. We’ve all laughed at poor old Juicy Couture making pathetic attempts to break into the menswear market and the list goes on. One that slipped on the radar was The Sixty Group’s attempt to offer a men’s version of Miss Sixty which was called Sixty Jeans. Take a butchers at the chatter here on the forum >
Brands need to be smarter from the start and understand that the foundation they lay in terms of gender will be neigh impossible to reverse. Stay Juicy ’til you’re Sixty? It ain’t gonna happen!
Karl Lagerfeld loves his gloves, so what’s the story with Karl being kitted out in turtle doves day and night? Some rumours say he thinks gloves make his arms look longer which in France is a sign of influence. That might be the case in France, Mate, but in the rest of the world it means you look like a primate. Come on Karl get the turtle doves off and let us see your wrinkly little mitts. Listen we’re all too busy chuckling at your hair to be concerned about your grubbies.
There have been a long list on conversations on the Kitmeout forum concerning counterfeit clothing. Here’s one, take a butchers:
“what’s your view on counterfeiting. i have read some posts here that say you were the owner of ed hardy so you must hate fakes with a passion.”
Mister Freedom has had plenty of posts on the Kitmeout forum over the years. His customisations of Sugar Cane garments are almost legendary. This is one of many chatter points about Mister Freedom: See Here >
The question was asked – take a butchers at the thread, includes:
“Interesting topic, I called the European distributors of Sugar Cane jeans and they confirm that Sugar Cane jeans first produced their jean in 1975. did further research on the other Japanese brands and 45rpm started in 1978. so does any one have any dates for Edwin or others.”
The conclusion was Edwin jeans. Is there any older brand?