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Look, I know Vespa is a "Luxury" brand. I get it. And I like the vespa branded lifestyle stuff! 150 Euro for a bandana though? Really? It's cute but I'm not buying any bandana that costs more than a tire that doesn't also include a tire.

https://lifestyle.vespa.com/us-en/c/VF_0
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Look, I know Vespa is a "Luxury" brand. I get it. And I like the vespa branded lifestyle stuff! 150 Euro for a bandana though? Really? It's cute but I'm not buying any bandana that costs more than a tire that doesn't also include a tire.

https://lifestyle.vespa.com/us-en/c/VF_0
Maybe it's a top secret blend of Kevlar and Nomex, for skid and fire protection? Given what the model's wearing, her neck might be the only thing that survives the crash.
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Does this mean that Piaggio is sliding towards the Harley Davidson business model: a clothing company that happens to sometimes sell motorcycles?
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Capitalism is a raging, infantile beast who cannot be fed. As long as they are making money, they will do it.
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Capitalism is a raging, infantile beast who cannot be fed. As long as they are making money, they will do it.
Oh, it can certainly be fed. I don't believe it can be satiated, though.
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The Bieber is strong in that range.

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Look, I know Vespa is a "Luxury" brand. I get it. And I like the vespa branded lifestyle stuff! 150 Euro for a bandana though? Really? It's cute but I'm not buying any bandana that costs more than a tire that doesn't also include a tire.

https://lifestyle.vespa.com/us-en/c/VF_0
I liked the crochet GTS cover.
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I haven't yet decided if it's entirely photoshopped or if it's some kind of stucco situation.
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Y'all be getting your "Body drappeggiato" for summer?

https://lifestyle.vespa.com/it-it/Abbigliamento/Tops-%26-T-Shirts/p/8FAW1TP0300F0210XS
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For the record I do LIKE most of the stuff there but like... Nah I'd rather buy another scooter for 3k than a jacket thanx.
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If I buy this and then remove the drapes will I be left with a body?
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If I buy this and then remove the drapes will I be left with a body?
What do you mean if?
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Can't find a link to purchase the mattress.
Often I find on a summers evening whilst draping myself over the scooter I could use a little extra padding.
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Can't find a link to purchase the mattress.
Often I find on a summers evening whilst draping myself over the scooter I could use a little extra padding.
the afore mentioned body might be an adequate mattress
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Look, I know Vespa is a "Luxury" brand. I get it. And I like the vespa branded lifestyle stuff! 150 Euro for a bandana though? Really? It's cute but I'm not buying any bandana that costs more than a tire that doesn't also include a tire.

https://lifestyle.vespa.com/us-en/c/VF_0
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They aren't trying too hard to sell any of that stuff. The logos are almost invisible on the garments, there isn't a close-up of the logo placement in the photos, and the colors are drab. I wonder how much of it they move, and to whom.

This seems like some pet project of a Piaggio executive's playboy spouse or kid. We don't talk much around here about Piaggio's stock price or management team, but I just looked it up…interesting. It's a much, much, much smaller company than I thought and it is the smallest of its global peers by a wide margin. Also, it's been an unimpressive investment. I wonder if the family still tightly controls it.
https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/PIAGGIO-C-SPA-169480/
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They're teasing us with the arseless chaps. Can't find a link to buy.
BTW, free shipping!!!
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The proof of the pudding is in the eating, if we didn't buy it they wouldn't sell it!
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The proof of the pudding is in the eating, if we didn't buy it they wouldn't sell it!
and which item do you intend to eat?
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They're teasing us with the arseless chaps. Can't find a link to buy.
BTW, free shipping!!!
ALL CHAPS ARE ARSELESS, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD
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Oh, it can certainly be fed. I don't believe it can be satiated, though.
It seems the female model could be fed, but by the looks of her decides against it for the most part.
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ALL CHAPS ARE ARSELESS, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD
by chaps do you mean assless pants?
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by chaps do you mean assless pants?
I don't know if all assless pants are necessarily chaps, but, as already stated, the opposite is true. So "assless chaps" is redundant, like "ATM machine" and "hot water heater."

I'll not be drawn into further discussions around assful vs assless fashion choices. Way out of my wheelhouse.

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Ironically I don't think those chaps are assless. I think it's just jeans styled to look like you have chaps. A one piece deal.
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I don't know if all assless pants are necessarily chaps, but, as already stated, the opposite is true. So "assless chaps" is redundant, like "ATM machine" and "hot water heater."

Irregardless...
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I don't really subscribe to an immutable model of language. The point of language is communication and generally I feel that even if an "incorrect" phrasing communicates its idea correctly then it is serving its purpose.
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I don't really subscribe to an immutable model of language. The point of language is communication and generally I feel that even if an "incorrect" phrasing communicates its idea correctly then it is serving its purpose.
I have no idea what you just said.
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TLDR I know what someone means when they say "ATM machine" or "irregardless" so it's fine in my eyes.
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I don't know if all assless pants are necessarily chaps, but, as already stated, the opposite is true. So "assless chaps" is redundant, like "ATM machine" and "hot water heater."

Irregardless...
It goes without saying...
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check the t-shirts for a different style of ad

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check the t-shirts for a different style of ad

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I want that suitcase!
how many Hobbits would fit?
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how many Hobbits would fit?
All of them.
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That's what I'm talking about!
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If I buy this and then remove the drapes will I be left with a body?
Does the Carpet match the Drapes?
Probably Hardwood these days
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If I buy this and then remove the drapes will I be left with a body?
Probably left with a black eye.
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