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Are you against logos on clothing

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I am not a billboard. If I wear a brand name, they can pay me.<br><br>
I personally think it looks tacky (but that's just a style preference more than an ideology)<br><br>
(This is also a style preference). I dress to look pleasant and quiet, not to have people stare at me. I think having words written across your chest (OR BUTT!) is an invitation for people to be staring.<br><br><br><br>
To make up for it though, my car is plastered with bumper stickers, and I've seen people nearly breaking their necks doing a double take at my AP/NFL/Carseat stickers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What if it has a small name on the chest saying "gap" (for example)? Same feelings?</div>
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If it's small and unobtrusive, I don't feel quite as adamant, but I'm not likely to buy it either. Personal preference, I guess?
 

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I don't like the advertising, but I also don't like the "look at me" aspects of it. I mean, how full of yourself can you possibly get? Who cares what you're wearing as long as you are comfortable. When I was in my 20's I was a slave to fashion. I've since matured enough to know that these things are so insignificant in the scheme of life. I mean, I almost feel pity for those that make it such an important part of their lives. A logo means nothing to me. It's what's on the inside that matters.
 

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Great question OP.....By wearing a brand name, you are identifying a connection with the company, its products and by default, the way in which it does business. It is possible to manufacture clothes in an ethical manner without damaging the environment or making human beings suffer during their manufacture. I love well made clothes. Who doesn't? But I prefer my money go to the product itself rather than the money going into the "prestige" of buying a label.<br>
"In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy."<br>
-Ivan Illich (1926-2002)<br>
So for me, it's not just about "advertisement".<br><br>
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I'm in between. I rely on a lot of hand me downs for the kids and in this label obsessed society I tend to get a lot of logo shirts and what not. If it's not tacky, I'll use it but I can't afford to be over-picky.<br><br>
But, thinking back, some logos are really cool looking IMO. I loved a Dr. Martens ringer T I had once in college and wore it forever. Come to think of it that was given to me too. I wouldn't buy logo'ed clothing now...in fact I don't get to buy very much clothing for myself at all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I voted "in between". I don't like paying a company to be free advertising. Like other posters mentioned, I don't like how wearing blatant logos adds to the fuel of of consumerism.<br><br>
I buy 90% of our stuff from thrift stores, so I don't worry as much about the clothing manufacturers' business practices (since I'm not giving them my money).<br><br>
I'm not worried about a tiny little "Osh Kosh" on the sleeve of a shirt, or the well-known red tab on my Levi's, but I think it's tacky to wear clothing with more obvious advertising.
 

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I dont mind the logo being written, small, somewhere on the clothing. I prefer the plain stuff, or stripes/tie dye/paisley.
 

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When I was a teenager I always wanted my parents to buy me a Ralph Lauren shirt with the polo logo on the front or Izod polo shirt. They never would.<br><br>
I like some gap clothes and old navy clothes but I will not buy my child a sweatshirt with the logo across the front.<br><br>
Mostly for aesthetics reasons and also in the pursuit of more individualistic dessing options. He does have a few shirts with a company logo on it...Zara is the store, and their childrens line often has "Sch??buhan???" written somewhere within the design. The logo is starting to bother me, but since its rarely seen around and since I can barely figure out what it says...I deal with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">.<br><br>
I guess I prefer inconspicuous fashion.
 

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I haven't read the other responses to the post yet, but here are my reasons:<br><br>
It confers an ersatz sense of belonging to a higher, status-affiliated group, one associated with winning (as in the case of teams), aggression (as in the case of teams), and most of all, rampant materialism (as in the case of designer logos).<br><br>
This ersatz sense of "belonging" is supposed to confer a sense of the wearer's individuality and individual preferences. Instead, it subsumes them under a collective, false "individuality" as defined by large sports and clothing corporations. It's no more individual than the all-blue citizenwear under the Mao régime in China, except that it's far more expensive and far less utilitarian.
 

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I'm not against logos. Out of my children's clothing, probably 95% of it has visible logos. I've just never cared. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am not a billboard. If I wear a brand name, they can pay me.<br><br>
I personally think it looks tacky (but that's just a style preference more than an ideology)<br><br>
(This is also a style preference). I dress to look pleasant and quiet, not to have people stare at me. I think having words written across your chest (OR BUTT!) is an invitation for people to be staring.<br><br><br><br>
To make up for it though, my car is plastered with bumper stickers, and I've seen people nearly breaking their necks doing a double take at my AP/NFL/Carseat stickers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">If it's small and unobtrusive, I don't feel quite as adamant, but I'm not likely to buy it either. Personal preference, I guess?</div>
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Other than the bumperstickers, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">:
 

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I don't mind logos, if it's a team you are really into. But I'm not buying anything with "old Navy" splashed across the front of it for my toddler. When he is older and if he asks for it, I will probably give in. But that's because I grew up in the boom of the early 80;s when everyone had Jordace or Esprit or Benetton billboarded across their chest, and my parents wouldn't spend that kind of $$ on anything. I remember the embarrassment I felt not having the "right" clothes as a kid and teen.
 

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I usually dont like the look of something if it has the brand loudly printed on it smack right in the middle. But little words/tags on the sleeve/sides/near edges are perfectly fine with me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't mind logos, if it's a team you are really into. But I'm not buying anything with "old Navy" splashed across the front of it for my toddler. When he is older and if he asks for it, I will probably give in. But that's because I grew up in the boom of the early 80;s when everyone had Jordace or Esprit or Benetton billboarded across their chest, and my parents wouldn't spend that kind of $$ on anything. I remember the embarrassment I felt not having the "right" clothes as a kid and teen.</div>
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Omg remember the "BUM Equiptment" sweatshirts everyone had? blech! I think that was the era of tightrolled jeans and having only the front half of your shirt tucked in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Come to think of it I think that was the early nineties.
 

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I'm in between. I won't buy something (new) with a huge logo on it on purpose, but if my MIL or mom or someone buys something for James with a logo on it I'm not going to NOT let him wear free clothes, kwim?<br><br>
Like my dad got him a sweat suit from Old Navy, it said Old Navy in huge letters across the sweat shrit and the t-shirt that went under it. It was adorable, James looked adorable in it...and it was free. He wore it all the time. *shrug*
 

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Logos just aren't my style. I think it looks tacky. I don't see the point in advertising for a clothing company.<br><br>
I usually wear buttoned down shirts and slacks, or dressy cami's under a cardigan, with jeans.
 
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