Enough already, Simms.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jack Devlin, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. underachiever

    underachiever !

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    My $375 filson wading jacket (a gift, I'd never spend that kind of coin) failed after 10 or so wears. They handled it to my liking, and I continue to buy filson products, but no company is perfect.
     
  2. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member

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    Common guys Simms is the industry leader in flat brimmed hats and puffy jackets cut them some slack

    Patrick
     
  3. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    My Simms Freestone boots my lady got me 100 fishing trips ago are holding up beautifully. Who cares about the logos!
     
  4. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    I love my Simms gear; waders, boots, jackets etc. They have always been good to me. And the stuff lasts and lasts.
     
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    troutpounder Active Member

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    No worries! Simms ROCKS!!
     
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  6. Cruncher

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    Same goes for me.
     
  7. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

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    I use a black indelible ink pen to eliminate or minimize the logo's on most of my gear.
     
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  8. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    I have never been concerned about logos on my stuff or anybody else's for that matter. Seems a waste of good time that could be spent doing something productive. Most of the time I never notice what brand of gear others are wearing. I purchase gear based on performance not brand, current trends or popularity.
     
  9. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    No one has said that Simms isn't good equipment. What is being implied here is that product design and marketing have impinged upon function and utility. Good design means everything to a product but there is a fine line between good design and overdesign. Logo mania puts Simms on the threshold of crossing that line. In the case of the Headwaters boot, if they had spent the money they wasted on logos on a one inch longer tongue they would have a perfect product.

    Eight logos on two boots? C'mon Simms, that is six more than are on a $400,000 Ferrari.

    Ive
     
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  10. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    Logos and brand names are important!!
    Case in point. I spent over 800.00 bucks an a set of fancy Michelins for a truck I had. The tire installer asked weather I wanted the back or white lettering out. I said "The white lettering, if I am going to spend that kind of cash for tires I damn well want somebody to notice".:p
    jesse
     
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  11. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    I used to participate in a crusade against legible clothing after reading that it was a clear sign of low class trashiness. And that the only reason to wear legible clothing is if it were free. Imagine the genius of the guy who figured out that moreons will pay $15 for a baseball cap with an advertising logo on it, when companies used to give them away for free. If you're over 30, that is.

    Sg
     
  12. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Can't do that, Jack. If you haven't noticed, they are making a comeback. Applets man, applets!! :D:D
     
  13. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Good one. I get it. But.........be ready for OLD MAN to correct your spelling.:)
     
  14. Siskiyoublues

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    This is how they should advertise their boots.


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  15. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Siskiyoublues,
    I think we should take up a collection to get you a new pair of boots.
     
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