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Fat cats gettin' fatter

Post by mical » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:05 am

Billabong buys RVCA

Billabong own how many 'brands' now?

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Re: Fat cats gettin' fatter

Post by oldman » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:04 am

"Billabong said RVCA was "an art and design-driven brand focusing on a diverse range of activities that both represent and inspire youth"

I'm sorry MR P. R. Wanker who came up with that sentence, but I'm afraid that it doesn't mean anything, and you haven't said anything.

Represent and inspire youth.

Oh yeah, youth everywhere are just hanging on your every design.

Damn you, damn you all to hell.

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Re: Fat cats gettin' fatter

Post by robzig » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:19 am

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Post by robzig » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:33 pm

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Post by dUg » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:05 pm

robzig wrote:I knew they owned a lot but fricken hell.............I'm sure I have missed a couple.
West 49
That one's not quite in the bag yet... but I expect 'bong will counter it.

http://money.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=7928317

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Post by onawave » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:14 pm

robzig wrote:I knew they owned a lot but fricken hell.............I'm sure I have missed a couple.

RVCA
West 49
Becker
Surfstitch
Swell.com
DaKine
Sector 9
Xcel
Quiet Flight
Element
Von Zipper
Honolua Surf Company
Kustom
Palmers
Nixon Watches
Tigerlily
man thats insane....

personally i prefer shopping at quiksilver.... their stuff just seems better quality...

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Post by mical » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:21 pm

onawave wrote:personally i prefer shopping at quiksilver.... their stuff just seems better quality...
OAW NO! It's probably made in the exact same place!

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Re: Fat cats gettin' fatter

Post by ajohnsen » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:28 pm

Can someone please tell them that plaid boardshorts, t-shirts with logos, beanies with logos, hoodies with logos and some miscellaneous garments with miscellaneous, derivative patterns do not amount to "an original, highly creative design element," as Mr O'Neill said.

Then again, I guess you don't shift units by saying "...underpinned by a derivative and pedestrian design element".

Be refreshing, though.

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Post by onawave » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:30 pm

Then again, I guess you don't shift units by saying "...underpinned by a derivative and pedestrian design element".
www.patagonia.com

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Re: Fat cats gettin' fatter

Post by mical » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:31 pm

What is it that makes people pay top $$ for some piece of shit garment, made by a 6 year old in terrible working conditions, with a big fcuking logo on it advertising someone else's company that announces to the world that they 'surf' when they could probably buy the exact same thing without the advertising on it for 1/3 the cost?

Do they feel sponno'd? Closer to the 'core' of surfing? Part of the tribe?

WHAT THE FCUK IS IT? :?

Edit: Not directed at anyone in particular. I've just always wondered about people decked out in surf gear and their reasons why they do it. Probably the same reason people wear footy jumpers and the like I guess.
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Post by Grooter » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:43 pm

mical wrote:What is it that makes people pay top $$ for some piece of shit garment, made by a 6 year old in terrible working conditions, with a big fcuking logo on it advertising someone else's company that announces to the world that they 'surf' when they could probably buy the exact same thing without the advertising on it for 1/3 the cost?

Do they feel sponno'd? Closer to the 'core' of surfing? Part of the tribe?

WHAT THE FCUK IS IT? :?
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Post by mical » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:48 pm

Once again Hatchy comes to my aid with an answer.

I don't mean to say that I don't have clothes with surf logos on 'em, I'm sure we all do.

I just don't go out of my way to buy 'surf wear' to look the part. Most of it is gifts from family for Christmas, birthdays etc and most of it's bloody terrible and gone unworn too.

Some of the homeless folk around my way sure must look the part.

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Post by onawave » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:02 pm

in regards to choice of clothes, id much rather purchase something from a surf brand than say, target, david jones, glue or whatever shop is cool....

i guess we have a certain image of ourselves, and the surf brands do a good job of supplying that image....

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Post by Grooter » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:12 pm

onawave wrote:in regards to choice of clothes, id much rather purchase something from a surf brand than say, target, david jones, glue or whatever shop is cool....

i guess we have a certain image of ourselves, and the surf brands do a good job of supplying that image....
Fcuk that, Target usually have cheap t-shirts going for less than $10 and some of the big stores can have some really good bargains - even wihout the lurid logos adorning them.

I'm motivated more by price than anything else and the cheaper the better. Kind of why I wear a lot of flannies as they're always warm, cheap as fcuk and you never care if they get stained or wrecked - and when it's $5 bucks for one (or more if they're on special :D ) why would you!
smnmntll wrote:my "inner city apartment" is about 3 minutes' walk from the beach
Meanwhile planes drop from the sky, people disappear and bullets fly. Little grey men are coming our way, "Tastes just like chicken", they say :o

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Re: Fat cats gettin' fatter

Post by Trev » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:06 pm

Agree Hatchy.
Everything is made in Asia anyway.
So it's Rivers, Lowes and Trade Secret for me. And Target. 8)
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Re: Fat cats gettin' fatter

Post by lovenutz » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:54 pm

Just buy during sales...can get shirts $20 bucks

I like the soft cotton of RVCA. probably only surf clothes i buy...they have a good cut

Need to have some fashion to get a root..

sure u lads wearing lowes and rivers must be wacking it raw...or married.

nothing better than italian fabrics...i will pay top dollar for that!

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Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:20 pm

lovenutz wrote:sure u lads wearing lowes and rivers must be wacking it raw...or married.
Reckon there's more than a grain of truth in this one nutz...though they'd be fcuken slow to admit it.

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Re: Fat cats gettin' fatter

Post by mical » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:25 pm

lovenutz wrote: I like the soft cotton of RVCA. probably only surf clothes i buy...they have a good cut

nothing better than italian fabrics...i will pay top dollar for that!
That I pay because you're not talking about 'surf fashion' or 'image'.

You just like good clothes, as do I but not because of the label attached. :wink:
lovenutz wrote:sure u lads wearing lowes and rivers must be wacking it raw...or married.
Not slow NC, was just replying as you did.

Not married here, but may as well be. She's got the ring, the baby, half of everything.

Doesn't mean I can't look good :(

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