On this morning’s commute (makes the “drive” to work sound so professional) I was listening to R.ickey S.miley and his morning show crew. Somehow they’d gotten into a big debate on whether or not it was “okay” to rock fake goods. Like, if you can’t afford/won’t spend money on a real LV, is there something wrong with rocking a “purse man” special?
The presumably g.ay guy was in an uproar and insisted that if you can’t afford the real thing you should save your pennies and treat yourself. The female sidekick was of the opinion that if you can’t/won’t spend on the real thing, the fakes were fine. The g.ay dude went as far as saying that when single women buy fake luxury items they are setting themselves up for the man/men in their lives to buy cheap/fake items for them and that shouldn’t expect more because the women themselves had established themselves as cheap. Hmmm.
I don’t mean wrong from a copyright infringement, counterfeit goods, morality standpoint, I mean, if you can’t/won’t pay full price should you rock a phony from an aesthetic or cool p.o.v.?
If you can’t afford diamond studs are diamante just as good? Are you after the look or the authenticity? Or both?
Personally – I could care less. I’m not wearing/carrying any conspicuous luxury items real or fake. Those folks pay not a one of my bills and I’m not trying to keep up with or impress the Jones’. I wear costume jewelry but I’m pretty sure no one mistakes it for the real thing – and I’m not trying to fool anyone into doing so.
Thoughts? Whether you have some to share or not, enjoy this one from back in the day. My boy, Al.exander O’neal!