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Fake Everything

When I was younger, I remember walking through Chinatown in New York with some friends. It was in an area known for knockoff/counterfeit anythings – sunglasses, purses, etc. I was in my 20s and my friends got something fake (I recall it being a purse and they switched the clip on decal from a fake name to a real one after you bought it).

I didn’t think much of it back then.

Twenty years later, I wouldn’t buy counterfeit stuff. Would you?

Supreme, Rolex, Nike: I Wear All Fake Everything, and I Don’t See the Problem [VICE] – “The global streetwear boom is awash with replica clothing, ranging from terrible bootleg Only snapbacks in Camden Market to lavish rip-offs you’d be hard pressed to differentiate from the originals. I, for example, recently bought an extremely comfortable Supreme box logo hoodie – resale price: upwards of £350 – for £35.”

The Simplest Reason Why Renting Will Save You Money [Kate Horrell] – “‘When you rent, you never pay more than you rent each month. When you buy a house, you never pay less than your mortgage each month.'” Wow. Didn’t think about it like that.

Before you go, check out this video-game-esq journal of Andy Moliski’s hike of the Appalachian Trail. I stumbled onto this “blog” by accident and thought it was a game at first. I found it to be beautiful and the soundtrack is remarkably relaxing.