How much would you pay for a beanie hat?

rick-owens-beanie

“Simply slips on!” declares the product page for this hat at Browns Fashion. Well, they had to try and find some way to make it sound unique and exciting, didn’t they? Otherwise they’d have to have written, “Looks just like any other beanie, but is made by Rick Owens, so we’re going to charge you £115 for it.”

Seriously, Rick Owens is a great designer and some of his stuff really is innovative. Not this, though. This is a beanie hat. And yeah, it’s 68% baby alpaca, and we’re sure it’s lovely and soft, but we just don’t think Rick Owens had to slave for hours over the design, somehow.

What do you think, readers? Is a designer beanie worth the money, or are you happy to save your pennies on a budget version?

6 Comments

  • September 14, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Perhaps the baby alpaca was weaned on the finest alpaca food and has silk cushions in its enclose instead of straw.

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  • September 15, 2009

    Nikki G

    Nope, not worth it.

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  • September 15, 2009

    Andara

    Not worth it; it’s a beanie and it doesn’t matter who’s name is on the label.

    ^-.-^

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  • September 15, 2009

    kevie

    Two dollah at the thrift store. Even with the instructions on how to wear it.

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  • September 15, 2009

    Gen

    I could knit myself the exact same hat in 100% alpaca or even cashmere and it would cost less than this. Just ridiculous.

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  • September 16, 2009

    Lauren

    There is no way I’d pay more than $2 for a touque, if I bothered to buy one at all. I usually just put my hood up in the winter. 😛

    On a side note I always wondered what other countries called touques, I really couldn’t think of another word. Beanie just seems wrong to me 😛
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..sexy things. =-.

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