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If the Estate sold Prince/bandmembers outfits, would you buy them?

The least favorite aesthetics thread made me wonder... If, instead of merely selling jumpers and t-shirts, the estate began to sell copies of real Prince/band outfits (obviously cheaper versions than the real thing, because what they wore must have cost a fortune, but as similar in aspect as cheaper fabrics would allow), would anyone buy them?

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So many times have I seen a pic of Prince or his bandmembers and thought "MF I would so like to have those damn clothes!". So yeah, I'd definitely be buying them! How about you?

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Reply #1 posted 03/05/19 3:35am

Kares

databank said:

The least favorite aesthetics thread made me wonder... If, instead of merely selling jumpers and t-shirts, the estate began to sell copies of real Prince/band outfits (obviously cheaper versions than the real thing, because what they wore must have cost a fortune, but as similar in aspect as cheaper fabrics would allow), would anyone buy them?

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So many times have I seen a pic of Prince or his bandmembers and thought "MF I would so like to have those damn clothes!". So yeah, I'd definitely be buying them! How about you?

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Please stop giving the estate even worse ideas than the ones they are already coming up with!.
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Perhaps they should start releasing all the MUSIC from the vault mastertapes (and not from cassettes) instead of all this merchandising business.
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Reply #2 posted 03/05/19 4:01am

antonb

Yep I'm not F..King interested in clothes. I would be more than willing to buy F..King music and concert shows from the vault!
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Reply #3 posted 03/05/19 4:03am

TheFman

I'd even rather buy an Elvis outfit biggrin

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Reply #4 posted 03/05/19 5:32am

iZsaZsa

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Yes.





What?
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Reply #5 posted 03/05/19 7:01am

donnyenglish

Greatest and most sought after vault of music/video in the history of the world or novelty items and reissues? Seriously, whoever is making these decisions does not want to make money. And dont tell me about the legal issues. Someone chose to release Piano & Mic 83 over tons of better material. The heirs, CoAmerica and the record companies have all botched this big time. But, Sharon has a new EP though.
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Reply #6 posted 03/05/19 7:23am

databank

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Kares said:

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Perhaps they should start releasing all the MUSIC from the vault mastertapes (and not from cassettes) instead of all this merchandising business.
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donnyenglish said:

Greatest and most sought after vault of music/video in the history of the world or novelty items and reissues? Seriously, whoever is making these decisions does not want to make money. And dont tell me about the legal issues. Someone chose to release Piano & Mic 83 over tons of better material. The heirs, CoAmerica and the record companies have all botched this big time. But, Sharon has a new EP though.

Is this what this thread is about?

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Reply #7 posted 03/05/19 7:26am

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iZsaZsa said:

Yes.





Classy yes

And interesting to hear a female reply to this question biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 03/05/19 7:27am

databank

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TheFman said:

I'd even rather buy an Elvis outfit biggrin

Somehow I don't think you mean this lol

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Reply #9 posted 03/05/19 9:15am

Kares

databank said:

Kares said:

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Perhaps they should start releasing all the MUSIC from the vault mastertapes (and not from cassettes) instead of all this merchandising business.
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donnyenglish said:

Greatest and most sought after vault of music/video in the history of the world or novelty items and reissues? Seriously, whoever is making these decisions does not want to make money. And dont tell me about the legal issues. Someone chose to release Piano & Mic 83 over tons of better material. The heirs, CoAmerica and the record companies have all botched this big time. But, Sharon has a new EP though.

Is this what this thread is about?

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Yes, indirectly it is. It is an insult to Prince's legacy to sell all this crap BEFORE they start putting out his actual work.
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I couldn't care less about the T-shirts, purple vinyl rereleases etc. and sorry, but it makes my blood boil to see these things before they'd start a professional release program for all the unheard masters from the vault. We are talking about one of the most prolific artists in music history, with a legendary vault of unreleased material – and as many of us here said before: we are not getting any younger.
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Reply #10 posted 03/05/19 9:37am

donnyenglish

databank said:

Kares said:

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Perhaps they should start releasing all the MUSIC from the vault mastertapes (and not from cassettes) instead of all this merchandising business.
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donnyenglish said:

Greatest and most sought after vault of music/video in the history of the world or novelty items and reissues? Seriously, whoever is making these decisions does not want to make money. And dont tell me about the legal issues. Someone chose to release Piano & Mic 83 over tons of better material. The heirs, CoAmerica and the record companies have all botched this big time. But, Sharon has a new EP though.

Is this what this thread is about?

Sorry about being disrespectful to your thread, I'm just really frustrated that the vault is going to waste. To answer your question, very few people would look good in Prince inspired clothes. Perhaps a petite woman, but no one wants to see middle aged men wearing the Kiss outfit. Anthony Anderson is evidence of that.

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Reply #11 posted 03/05/19 9:45am

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databank said:

The least favorite aesthetics thread made me wonder... If, instead of merely selling jumpers and t-shirts, the estate began to sell copies of real Prince/band outfits (obviously cheaper versions than the real thing, because what they wore must have cost a fortune, but as similar in aspect as cheaper fabrics would allow), would anyone buy them?

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So many times have I seen a pic of Prince or his bandmembers and thought "MF I would so like to have those damn clothes!". So yeah, I'd definitely be buying them! How about you?

These...

Image result for prince and the revolutionRelated imageImage result for prince and the revolution wendy and lisaRelated image

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #12 posted 03/05/19 9:49am

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Only if my 1984 body comes with it.

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Reply #13 posted 03/05/19 9:51am

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Genesia said:

Only if my 1984 body comes with it.

razz lol

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Reply #14 posted 03/05/19 1:41pm

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Genesia said:

Only if my 1984 body comes with it.

falloff

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Reply #15 posted 03/05/19 3:30pm

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like most other people, i would look both hilarious, rediculous and a bit delusional in prince's clothes lol

there's a reason he was so unique. us mere mortals can't pull that shit off.

maybe some of his later year screenprinted shirts, those were semi-normal.


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #16 posted 03/05/19 3:45pm

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nah..Ive seen the audience at concerts and it aint 1984 anymore..yall better stick to Lane Bryants and stretchable Dockers/Khakis

sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
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Reply #17 posted 03/05/19 4:15pm

flipper123

a) he tried it in the early 90s with Joe Bloggs range of clothing - it bombed

b) none of the clothes (including his own) was THAT expensive. In fact, I thought a lot of it looked quite cheap despite the wild designs

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Reply #18 posted 03/05/19 4:39pm

MoBettaBliss

i'd get a blue rave suit and go pick my kids up from school in it.... then i'd tell them if they ever disobey me, i'll do it again

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Reply #19 posted 03/05/19 4:46pm

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MoBettaBliss said:

i'd get a blue rave suit and go pick my kids up from school in it.... then i'd tell them if they ever disobey me, i'll do it again


make sure to braid your hair as well lol


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Reply #20 posted 03/05/19 6:03pm

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No. I'm only interested in unreleased music and live footage (audio and video) from the vault.

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Reply #21 posted 03/05/19 6:41pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

databank said:

The least favorite aesthetics thread made me wonder... If, instead of merely selling jumpers and t-shirts, the estate began to sell copies of real Prince/band outfits (obviously cheaper versions than the real thing, because what they wore must have cost a fortune, but as similar in aspect as cheaper fabrics would allow), would anyone buy them?

.

So many times have I seen a pic of Prince or his bandmembers and thought "MF I would so like to have those damn clothes!". So yeah, I'd definitely be buying them! How about you?

These...

Image result for prince and the revolutionRelated imageImage result for prince and the revolution wendy and lisaRelated image

That's daring nod Respect.

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Reply #22 posted 03/05/19 6:42pm

pinkcashmere23

Maybe replicas of some of his tunics but I was thinking they had already done that.

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Reply #23 posted 03/05/19 6:45pm

databank

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donnyenglish said:


Sorry about being disrespectful to your thread, I'm just really frustrated that the vault is going to waste. To answer your question, very few people would look good in Prince inspired clothes. Perhaps a petite woman, but no one wants to see middle aged men wearing the Kiss outfit. Anthony Anderson is evidence of that.

Kares said:

Yes, indirectly it is. It is an insult to Prince's legacy to sell all this crap BEFORE they start putting out his actual work.
.

I couldn't care less about the T-shirts, purple vinyl rereleases etc. and sorry, but it makes my blood boil to see these things before they'd start a professional release program for all the unheard masters from the vault. We are talking about one of the most prolific artists in music history, with a legendary vault of unreleased material – and as many of us here said before: we are not getting any younger.
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I feel you guys, obviously I'd choose music over gadgets and clothes any time, it's just that we don't need to create a false dilemma (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma). The Estate is not holding on the music music because they're releasing gadgets, and releasing more gadgets would not prevent them from releasing more music.

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Reply #24 posted 03/05/19 6:46pm

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Genesia said:

Only if my 1984 body comes with it.

Yeah well Bonnie, Rosie and Michael B. had their funky clothes, too.

(Not that I know what your body is like now, but I guess like most of us after a certain age, your concern here is weight?)

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Reply #25 posted 03/05/19 6:53pm

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IstenSzek said:

like most other people, i would look both hilarious, rediculous and a bit delusional in prince's clothes lol

there's a reason he was so unique. us mere mortals can't pull that shit off.

maybe some of his later year screenprinted shirts, those were semi-normal.


Obviously I'm not talking about going out in the street in the bikini + trenchcoat outfit, the renaissance PR suits, the Raspberry Beret cloud suit or the Rave stretcher. I mean why not, but that would indeed need you to fancy extremes and look good in it.

But many things Prince and the band wore after 1986 are wearable by regular folks. I mean I realize maybe not in every social circle, but assuming you're in a big city and you hang out with more or less creative people in more or less hip places.

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Reply #26 posted 03/05/19 6:54pm

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rdhull said:

nah..Ive seen the audience at concerts and it aint 1984 anymore..yall better stick to Lane Bryants and stretchable Dockers/Khakis

Well it so happens that Prince didn't die in 1985 so it's OK.

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Reply #27 posted 03/05/19 6:56pm

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MoBettaBliss said:

i'd get a blue rave suit and go pick my kids up from school in it.... then i'd tell them if they ever disobey me, i'll do it again

lol lol lol lol

I love that Rave suit, but that's one I probably wouldn't wear.

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Reply #28 posted 03/05/19 6:58pm

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flipper123 said:

a) he tried it in the early 90s with Joe Bloggs range of clothing - it bombed

b) none of the clothes (including his own) was THAT expensive. In fact, I thought a lot of it looked quite cheap despite the wild designs

I assumed they'd be expensive because of Prince being Prince, but I have no idea. I know some brands that look really great but are accessible so fancy doesn't need to be expensive.

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Reply #29 posted 03/05/19 7:53pm

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No, clothes don't interest me.
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

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I will take my place, In the great below
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