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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #100 on: January 11, 2017, 11:38:54 PM »



He didn't say anything about being hardcore, or that his brand represents hardcore guys. He said he likes skinny guys to look good in his clothes, and to have other guys aspire to fit into the clothes. That's it.  Kuiu's marketing plan is to make skinny guys look good, and the rest you be envious of them. It's marketing 101, guys.  Like Armani suits or Versace.  Actually, much more like Versace than Armani. Kuiu is the Versace of hunting attire.  :chuckle:
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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #101 on: January 11, 2017, 11:41:04 PM »



He didn't say anything about being hardcore, or that his brand represents hardcore guys. He said he likes skinny guys to look good in his clothes, and to have other guys aspire to fit into the clothes. That's it.  Kuiu's marketing plan is to make skinny guys look good, and the rest you be envious of them. It's marketing 101, guys.  Like Armani suits or Versace.  Actually, much more like Versace than Armani. Kuiu is the Versace of hunting attire.  :chuckle:

It was forum guys who were talking about being hardcore back country types that i was referring to.
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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #102 on: January 11, 2017, 11:53:40 PM »
the guy he is referring to isn't some big dude who is in shape...its the trucker, beer gut lazy arse! Dan Evans wears his stuff and Dan is a big dude. Im far from the typical lean mountain type hunter, but I can hike the mountains and further than most are willing to. I wear XL size shirts in everything and even KUIU xl size fits perfect.

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #103 on: January 11, 2017, 11:58:22 PM »
The forum guys that believe the type of camo you wear directly relates to how hardcore you are most likely are more serious gear junkies/consumers than hunters.  There is definitely an argument for using this stuff if you like it and can afford it, but in no way shape or form does buying Kuiu or any other specific brand make a guy hardcore.  Hardcore hunting while you're wearing it, or an old set of army surplus cammies, or just a red plaid wool shirt is what makes you hardcore.  If I wanted to know if a guy's hardcore, I'll check his mancave wall and/or freezer, not his closet.
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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #104 on: January 12, 2017, 05:15:13 AM »
For the record I have no problem with the guy saying whatever he wants.  It's his company and I've always enjoyed people who say what they think and forget trying to be PC.  You can't please everyone and this thread shows that.

The one certain thing is this: There will be a new latest and greatest somewhere down the line.  For now he is enjoying his success.  However long that success lasts is up to him, his customers, and his competition.

I'm happy for you guys that like everything he makes.  You've found a system that works for you and that's what is important.  For me, I'll just stick to my regular "fat clothes" and keep on doing what I do..

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2017, 05:17:10 AM »
What do your fat clothes consist of?

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2017, 06:22:17 AM »
What do your fat clothes consist of?

Tank tops for the warm/dry days and trash bag ponchos for the wet ones. 

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2017, 06:54:34 AM »



He didn't say anything about being hardcore, or that his brand represents hardcore guys. He said he likes skinny guys to look good in his clothes, and to have other guys aspire to fit into the clothes. That's it.  Kuiu's marketing plan is to make skinny guys look good, and the rest you be envious of them. It's marketing 101, guys.  Like Armani suits or Versace.  Actually, much more like Versace than Armani. Kuiu is the Versace of hunting attire.  :chuckle:
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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #108 on: January 12, 2017, 07:34:11 AM »
You mean the post by Pathfinder that quotes another business principal (not Hairston) while not talking about marketing, but rather as saying they don't hire wusses to be a part of their corporate structure while talking about career paths for a promising young man? 
I don't see how that impacts Hairston's marketing of Kuiu as a boutique clothing line at at all, but rather how it can create an unessecary "brain drain" on a company by requiring every CSR to be special forces caliber.  I mean, if they're going to pay Haliburton contractor money to answer phones they should get a lot of great guys to pick from.

Edited to add:  I agree with Miles and others in that I'm glad Hairston said what he said, and how he said it. A refreshing breath of non-PC, non-corporate speak. The man is certain of his boutique clothing line marketing strategy, and I can respect that.  Bone is right that his stating the point as he did was intended to create this kind of buzz, and the fact that so many people are talking about it is proof it worked.
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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2017, 07:51:52 AM »
If I wanted to know if a guy's hardcore, I'll check his mancave wall and/or freezer, not his closet.
That's funny Skillet

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #110 on: January 12, 2017, 07:02:06 PM »
I appreciate someone who says what he thinks and is honest about it. I don't have any of it, but they make a good product & conduct very savvy marketing. I'm surprised about how many people are but hurt about it.

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #111 on: January 13, 2017, 06:50:43 AM »
serious question here.
does your wife wear any lulu lemon?
owner of that company is the same if not worse.
he has basically been quoted saying his clothes aren't made for fat women, and he also claims that he made the name lulu lemon because he thought it would be funny to hear Japanese people try to pronounce all of the "L"s in the name.  no joke.
I'm not saying your wife is like this, but it is so funny to me how many times I have heard women/girls talking about boycotting brands, politicians, etc because of chauvinistic tendencies, all while wearing lulu lemon  :chuckle:

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #112 on: January 13, 2017, 09:43:26 AM »
I'm assuming you're asking me? I have never heard of that brand and I don't believe she does, but I could be wrong. The only thing she took offense to was him implying that women don't hunt as hard or can't be inspirational hunters or however the heck he worded it. But it didn't ruin her day or anything, this was more of a conversation starter than anything,  I'm surprised to see how fired up some have gotten, guess it worked! I'm sure we both will continue to buy Kuiu if it's lighter/more waterproof/better suited for our needs than the competition.

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #113 on: January 13, 2017, 09:55:58 AM »
I'm assuming you're asking me? I have never heard of that brand and I don't believe she does, but I could be wrong. The only thing she took offense to was him implying that women don't hunt as hard or can't be inspirational hunters or however the heck he worded it. But it didn't ruin her day or anything, this was more of a conversation starter than anything,  I'm surprised to see how fired up some have gotten, guess it worked! I'm sure we both will continue to buy Kuiu if it's lighter/more waterproof/better suited for our needs than the competition.

For what it's worth, the guy PathfinderJR talked to never said anything about women not hunting as hard or not being "aspirational".  He just said that it didn't make economic sense for Kuiu to offer a line of clothing that are tailored to fit women.  He did mention something about a couple of companies that have tried that, and it was not profitable.  He never said anything about "fat guys" to us.  Maybe because I was sitting there... :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #114 on: January 13, 2017, 10:17:47 AM »
I'm assuming you're asking me? I have never heard of that brand and I don't believe she does, but I could be wrong. The only thing she took offense to was him implying that women don't hunt as hard or can't be inspirational hunters or however the heck he worded it. But it didn't ruin her day or anything, this was more of a conversation starter than anything,  I'm surprised to see how fired up some have gotten, guess it worked! I'm sure we both will continue to buy Kuiu if it's lighter/more waterproof/better suited for our needs than the competition.

For what it's worth, the guy PathfinderJR talked to never said anything about women not hunting as hard or not being "aspirational".  He just said that it didn't make economic sense for Kuiu to offer a line of clothing that are tailored to fit women.  He did mention something about a couple of companies that have tried that, and it was not profitable.  He never said anything about "fat guys" to us.  Maybe because I was sitting there... :chuckle: :chuckle:

Not economical currently, makes sense, but they may be missing out on a future opportunity. I use to run a youth archery program. I told the moms one night to feel free to grab a bow and shoot if they wanted. The next week all the moms came in with new bows and wanted to shoot. Just the last few years, I have seen a large number of woman getting into archery and it's a great thing. I tell everyone, that it's a sport that anyone can participate in. I'm sure woman's hunting cloths will be a growing market soon that these companies get into.

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #115 on: January 13, 2017, 10:28:41 AM »
I'm assuming you're asking me? I have never heard of that brand and I don't believe she does, but I could be wrong.
I hope you're right...for your wallets sake  :chuckle:

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #116 on: January 13, 2017, 12:11:24 PM »
serious question here.
does your wife wear any lulu lemon?
owner of that company is the same if not worse.
he has basically been quoted saying his clothes aren't made for fat women, and he also claims that he made the name lulu lemon because he thought it would be funny to hear Japanese people try to pronounce all of the "L"s in the name.  no joke.
I'm not saying your wife is like this, but it is so funny to me how many times I have heard women/girls talking about boycotting brands, politicians, etc because of chauvinistic tendencies, all while wearing lulu lemon  :chuckle:

Kuiu and Lulu are not the only companies that do this, when was the last time you saw a fat chick in a nice pair of 7 for all mankind premium denim jeans?  :chuckle:  They are just the only two that don't have a problem saying so. Like I said earlier I don't have a problem with them saying it. I think with our latest President Elect in office you are going to see more of this and the snowflakes are just going to have to toughen up a little.  :hello:
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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #117 on: January 13, 2017, 12:16:00 PM »
would it be fair for a slimmer woman to be upset because she couldnt wear lane bryant? all brands arent for everyone.  no use in losing sleep over it.

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #118 on: January 13, 2017, 01:34:32 PM »
I have killed more deer wearing my stinky work clothes ,before or after work,or a old flannel shirt :dunno:

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #119 on: January 13, 2017, 01:50:25 PM »
I don't think anyone is upset about him not making clothes for one group or another.....I think they are just alil shocked he called fat guys and women uninsperational.....

I think he just did it to get another 15 minutes if fame.....seems he has to do something every 6  months to get attention....

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #120 on: January 13, 2017, 02:36:14 PM »
I don't think anyone is upset about him not making clothes for one group or another.....I think they are just alil shocked he called fat guys and women uninsperational.....

I think he just did it to get another 15 minutes if fame.....seems he has to do something every 6  months to get attention....

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #121 on: January 13, 2017, 02:36:59 PM »
serious question here.
does your wife wear any lulu lemon?
owner of that company is the same if not worse.
he has basically been quoted saying his clothes aren't made for fat women, and he also claims that he made the name lulu lemon because he thought it would be funny to hear Japanese people try to pronounce all of the "L"s in the name.  no joke.
I'm not saying your wife is like this, but it is so funny to me how many times I have heard women/girls talking about boycotting brands, politicians, etc because of chauvinistic tendencies, all while wearing lulu lemon  :chuckle:

Kuiu and Lulu are not the only companies that do this, when was the last time you saw a fat chick in a nice pair of 7 for all mankind premium denim jeans?  :chuckle:  They are just the only two that don't have a problem saying so. Like I said earlier I don't have a problem with them saying it. I think with our latest President Elect in office you are going to see more of this and the snowflakes are just going to have to toughen up a little.  :hello:
Start handing out safety pins to the snowflakes.  :chuckle:

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #122 on: January 16, 2017, 08:16:21 AM »
By buying his product and proudly wearing his brand you are approving of the individual just like prancing around in a Hillary shirt.

What's wrong with supporting his product. He spoke his mind and maybe hurt some feelings. Who cares. Geez people are sensitive these days.

Yup..this thread and forum seems to have a bunch of crybabies that want participation trophies.


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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #123 on: January 16, 2017, 02:47:18 PM »
Speaking of, is my trophy in the mail yet?

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Re: Wifey mad at Kuiu
« Reply #124 on: January 16, 2017, 07:42:21 PM »
Lots of butthurt in this thread.. I have worn everything in the field from jeans and T shirt, USMC issued trousers and blouse, to Sitka, First Lite and KUIU. KUIU for me is the best gear followed by First Lite.

If you don't like the gear stick with what works for you and don't buy KUIU, pretty simple. I've spent enough time in the field in crappy clothing that I know how important high quality stuff is.

 

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