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b_b  ·  1437 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you wear a watch? Why?

Dude, I think you're putting some words in my mouth there. All I said was that their ad campaign was lame, while also saying that I like their products (what I should have said was that I like their watches; their bikes are hella lame). It's a pretty big stretch from there to me being pissed off about anyone making money in Detroit.




thenewgreen  ·  1437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    their audacity to sell $400 tennis shoes on a block where people starve and freeze routinely
is what I was responding to. Are there restaurants on that street too? Stores that sell blankets? That would be criminal.
b_b  ·  1437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah. That. I owe you a clarification. Shinola maintains a store in Detroit, but only for cred. They don't intend to make money off it. They make money off selling things in, for example, NYC. Their "flagship" store in midtown detroit exists solely to import celebrities to do photo shoots and other marketing events. It feels like they're making fun of the neighborhood. At least it did in the beginning. I will give them credit that they have recently donated a bunch of money to build a green space near their store. That I applaud.

b_b  ·  1437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Also, I'll add that that watch looks fuckin sharp on you. If I still wore watches, I'd go that route myself. I suppose now that I wear a gold ring everyday that I might as well embrace jewelry.

thenewgreen  ·  1437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well thank you pal, I dig it. As for the ghetto chic, it's a bit derivative don't you think?

Did you go white gold or yellow?

b_b  ·  1437 days ago  ·  link  ·  

YES. Derelicte is exactly what ghetto chic is to me, only it's a thing now and not Will Ferrell being hilarious.

Yellow gold all the way. It's fat, 18kt, and kinda flashy.