When are bootlegs COOL—and when are they DEPRESSING??
I'm two years late, but watch Orson Welles's "F for fake" and enjoy the spiral of considering facets of forgery 💁🏻♀️
The recent news possibly implicating nike execs in resale schemes kinda fits into why category 5 exists imo. If nike doesn't want me to have the 2.0s at msrp then why not get the almost as good fakes for even less.
those Vermeers are more #4 IMO. Glad van Meegeren scammed Göring of course, but sad Jesus kinda feels like the d*mn color cracking off the “N” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_van_Meegeren#/media/File:EmmausgangersVanMeegeren1937.jpg
wow I convinced myself to buy fake mars yards as well a lil while back .. I think its all about enjoying the design / feeling u get from wearing and if u can give urself that for cheaper and not even think twice about it ... that's pretty juiced up
ALSO - I don't want to live to see the day that Cat. 3 makes it to Cat. 1 and clumsy intentional bootlegs become to high price point grails themselves.
I feel like Grateful Dead tees run the entire gamut of grail > depressing. Worth a mention in the newsletter! Personal fav collection is https://www.instagram.com/fromthelot/