In these uncertain economic times. “Balling on a budget” is essential. With that said! Bootleggers are preying on those thrifty individuals who aspire to stay fresh regardless of the present financial climate.
Anything & everything is being knocked off, from Jordan & Air force 1 sneakers, to Louis Vuitton pocket books. There are also iPod “like” devices being pedaled as real, to the uneducated consumer but before we go any further, lets have a quick lesson on the Fugazi lingo!
The words Fugazi, knock-off and bootleg are all slang terms for imitation merchandise. Most folks will say what is wrong with getting an item that retails for $500 for $100? Well I would say nothing, as long as you know what you are really getting. For example, How would you feel about buying a $ 50,000 Mercedes Benz for $25,000? You would say great only to later find out that it has a Volkswagen Beetle motor in it!
My point is, you get what you pay for! Most often the materials and craftsmanship of authentic merchandise can not be duplicated.
So save yourself the embarrasment of being out “fresh to death” with some Fugazi Gucci Loafers and one of your boys sees you and says, “Yo! Those Gucci Loafs are hot” then does what all of our boys do when we have on some hot kicks and pulls up your pant leg then discovers the G in Gucci is missing from one of the loafs!
Not A Good Look!