Cheap Clothes: Explain Please

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  1. FranckOA

    FranckOA Killer Klown From Outer Space

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    Another funny about branded clothes : they are usually made in the same countries (and even sometimes the same factories) as cheap or knock off clothes, you know thoses countries famous for their low salaries, sweatshop style factories, and modern slavery style working conditions and ethics...
    But they have a massive price on the tag because they have the real logo on it (not because they are made of great quality stuff, are well made, very confortable, particulary durable, cost a lot to make or anything like that)...
     
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    There are actually clothes that look 'cheap'. Americans probably find it hard to understand because they spend their teenage years wearing clothes that look cheap. Have you ever labelled what your classmates were wearing as slutty, trampy, trashy, lazy or eyesore? Those are what's considered as 'cheap', not the price of those things.

    It's not really about wearing expensive, branded goods. While some rich people can tell that the stuff you're wearing isn't expensive, most people do not really care about the price, unless you hang around with the crowd of Crazy Rich Asians. What matters is whether or not it's elegant. A dress can be expensive designer brand, but if it makes you look like a dirty slut, it'll still be labelled 'cheap'.

    For something to not be labelled cheap, it must fit your body, is not overbearing and should not look like you're trying too hard to be 'in'. A one piece dress by itself is cheap, but if you add a stylish purse and a decent amount of jewelery, as well as a hat, without going too crazy with the colours, that can become elegant. But if you go too far and put a lot of jewelery on your arms and around your neck, with overpowering perfume as if you want the whole world to know you haven't bathed and with makeup that looked like you were trying to match Joker, it immediately goes back to 'cheap', regardless of the value of the jewelery on your body.

    Examples of cheap clothing:
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    Now here's a homework:

    Why is this one cheap?
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    And why is this one not cheap?
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  3. FranckOA

    FranckOA Killer Klown From Outer Space

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    So you are saying that in modern CN novels, when a character is dissed for wearing cheap clothing it's because he or she is wearing a tacky/slutty/overlycasual outfit ?
    On your visual exemples there is no chineses people does they wear the same stuff as those occidental tryhard grungy/trampy/would-be-gangsta wanabee you listed in thoses photos ?
     
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    These are just examples, but yes, there are chinese people who wear similar stuff. Mainly though, what they wear that is considered cheap are mostly fashions that shows like they don't even make an effort to appear presentable or too out of fashion to be considered normal. Of course, most of this is arbitrary, and it depends mainly on who's looking. A multi-billion dollar fuerdai will think everything normal people wear looks cheap, but most people other than them looks mainly at your appearance and not the brand you're wearing. Your effort makes a difference.

    There used to be a time when wearing a Rolex was enviable and makes you look like hot stuff. That's why people wear fake Rolex. But real rich people can tell that it's just a fake Rolex from just looking, and you have automatically become cheap in their eyes. In front of such people, they'd be more impressed if you wear a cheaper watch with less brand presence, because you try to get to their level without resorting to being a fake. And the fact that you try to appear fashionable while staying within your means gives you points in their eyes, because these people love money and they look down on posers who lose money just to stay fashionable.

    On the other hand, what it boils down to is not the clothes itself, but the person wearing it. If the person wearing it is not making an effort to not look cheap, then they are cheap. It has something to do with self respect. If you yourself don't think that you're worth good fashion, then you're too cheap to be good enough. Then again, if you think you're worth too much but drives yourself to bankruptcy to achieve what the rich achieves, then you're still cheap in their eyes.
     
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    @Ai chan that picture of Miley Cyrus, you said it is cheap, is that because of the shorts or because of the person? you don't like her? :hmm:
     
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    Several reasons:

    First of all, it makes her look like a street whore showing off her assets to potential customers. Let's start with the top. It's basically just a black bra with black see-through top. No self-respecting girl would show off so much skin (and her own bra) in public. Wearing it gives the impression that she does not respect herself and is feeling insecure about her own worth. Now, bra straps are fine. Bra straps are sexy teases that if done right shows that you're kind of a classy, but not the entire bra. If she replaced the fishnet top with a sheer silk top, it would be classy.

    Then look at the shorts. The colours are so glaring poking your eyes after her all-black ensemble. It's like she was trying to pull your eyes to her pussy. It's basically saying, "I'm horny, please fuck me in the pussy." That's the biggest sign that she's a street whore (she's not in real life, but that's street whore fashion). It would've been fine if she wear some dark blue short denim. If she instead wore knee-length cloth skirt, it would be classy.

    The boots while not a sin by itself, is bad because it emphasized the whole whorish look. Because whores do not wear high-heels, no, high level escorts do, but street whores wear fuck-me-boots, like in this picture. It's commonly said that if you want to appear slutty and get some action, wearing a pair of fuck-me-boots usually is the easiest way. If she had worn this with a sheer top and knee-length cloth skirt, it's wouldn't be too bad. But she wore fishnet top and colourful tight shorts, which makes this a sin. To make this classy, she could've worn sneakers with thigh-high stockings.

    The bag isn't a problem. So that's fine. Nothing need to be changed with the bag, unless she converts everything she wears into purple. But even then it could still be fine.
     
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    Except for the people that shop at the rich white trash stores. I never understood why people wore supreme clothes when it's literally just a white shirt with a red box. And especially in California, people love to wear clothing that has the brand name on it. I don't get it but yea, it's for the status.
     
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    Hi~ I'm from México, I'll not say that I haven't met people who think like that, but most of us prefer cute, resistant and relatively cheap clothes (so that we can buy more :blobwink:) to the brand clothes that look bad and in some cases it is quite fragile :sweating_profusely:
     
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    mir 『Has a Bad Memory』『Idiot』

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    I see, my info was wrong then. Sorry about that. It might just be my extended family.
     
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    No problem :blobsnow:
     
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    Simon [The Pure One's Chief Steward][Demon Beast]

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    In those chinese novels you are dealing with the upper class women and it's all a hen coup, completing with wealth and power. Clothes are their armour and weapons on the battlefield of those $100,000 charity dinner functions.
     
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    Clothes is about brand baby, versace, armani, polo, LV, VS. Adibas, expensive clothes is Status, symbols of wealth.

    Tough I mostly buy cheap clothes. At any given time
     
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    cheap clothes can be also about the clothes quality...since ancient chinese didn't have brand (i guess)
    while nowadays cheap clothes means no brand thingy...

    for me, there are some quality (brand) clothes that are really really comfortable to wear, the saying 'with money comes quality' really true
    i brought this kind of clothes for special wear (parties, or outing)

    while my everyday life, i wear the cheapest ones LOLOLOLOL (buy 1 get 2 free LOLOLOL something like that)
     
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