you know this honestly kinda tracks with something I noticed back in the day, used to work at a journeys shoe store and they made a huge deal about selling their no-show socks (the "socks on the box" policy).lionfir44 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:26 am conspiracy theory of the day:
all that pushback against graphic tees (and any/all clothing with any sort of "cartoon-y" graphic on it in general) that all those boring reddit MAFAF "number one boss moderator mans" (or whatever) peddled back in the day with the intent of making it seem as if all that stuff is "childish" and that instead you require simple solid color shirts (to wear underneath your gingham linen OCBD flannel) if you want anyone older than the age of 19 to take you seriously... that all was 100% the result of a coordinated monetary partnership that rich reddit admins had with h&m and gap and old navy and all the other good ol bois... bent on keeping kids with limited cash flow who only got like 6 upvo- i mean, "rep" per fit every WYWAYWT extremely unconfident and insecure with their own fashion sense, and constantly feeling like they needed to buy "mature" clothes... that only the aforementioned brands would offer in their price range.
on MFA meanwhile, any time someone would ask about socks there would be a chorus of accounts like "oh get no-shows they're way cleaner/whatever, oh where to get them? I love journeys, go to your local mall, etc." could definitely be a case of, reddit guy goes to the 'cool' shoe store and they bully him into being a journeys no-show hype man, but the frequency of it always struck me as a little off