Originally Posted by doyung9
So the alternative to buying $1500 jeans when you can't afford them is to buy a $150 look a like?
Still seems like fronting (my opinion).
FYI, don't own a pair of Balmain or Embellish.
No the alternative is to buy whatever you like because you like it and not worried about "frontin" or what others think. Something i finally learned 2/3 years ago.
Some people wouldn't even know they are "frontin". Example. I'm form the Midwest but live in Cali. Not one of my best friends back home know about Balmain, SL or Givenchy. They know of the Gucci, LV, Prada etc because that's usually associated with urban areas. So if one of my friends did buy these $150 bikers (which they wouldn't because $150 is alot to them for jeans) they wouldn't even know they were "frontin" or wearing a replica or whatever you want to say. They purchased them because they liked them.
I like the Hudson bikers. They're dope to me. Cost about $320. I just got my first pair of Balmain 3 weeks ago or so. I can't honestly say the $1000 price difference for Balmain is justified.
Am i frontin because I'm rockin Hudson Bikers and not Balmain? Would Kanye or Beiber or some celebrity be frontin because they're wearing Hudson Bikers or these $150? Nope, they'd probably be praised for it.
I still rock my Members only Faux leather jackets and get crazy compliments and people are surprised at the brand. It's a killer jacket to me.
I'm not coming at ya neck with this reply. I just disagree that wearing these or any bikers regardless of price means your frontin. In general if you like something, cop it cause you like it.