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post #121 of 204
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Originally Posted by The Silverfox View Post
500 is not that much to spend, but it is more than 250, which is what I think the quality merits. I don't have a problem with low quality, I just think that whenever you buy a suit it's adviseable to get as much for your money as you can, and unless its selling at 50% discount, that isn't boss. And if you do wear suits to work daily, as opposed to once a year on new years eve, you will be wearing suits out and quality will matter.

That being said, the argument that I do agree with is that it might for some people be fine to go with boss for the sake of expediency. If you are happy being seen in boss quality suits and you don't mind paying the premium over what you'd expect to have to pay for that quality, I have no problem with that. A busy person might not have the time to run around hunting for fit/style he's happy with, so if he's happy with the quality of boss and doesn't mind paying the 250 premium simply as a way of getting a style/fit he knows he likes with zero effort, that's perfectly reasonable. But he should be honest about where the money goes and what he's actually getting for it, so that he can decide in a rational way if it's really worth it. In this case he's paying 250 for the garment, and 250 for the convenience. For some this might be a fair deal, for others it might not.

My personal experience with a boss suit is that the fusing in the chest turned ugly quite soon. Basically looked like bubles developed in the glue-job. I also had a pair of boss shoes that turned very ugly the first time I got caught in the rain with them (well to be honest, only the right one did, that's still a ruined pair). The leather was stretched in a strange way and small wrinkles formed on the outside of the shoe around the heel. Then again I also had a boss messenger bag in black pebblegrain that I was tremendously happy with until it broke. Used it every day for 4-5 years and never a loose stitch or issue with the leather. Carried quite heavy books with it, and in the end the metal ring connecting the strap to the bag just broke from what appears to be metal fatigue. I suppose the metal could have been better quality, but otherwise the leatherwork was good.

So what suits do you wear for aroudn $500
post #122 of 204
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post
So what suits do you wear for aroudn $500

Brooks Brothers
post #123 of 204
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
Yes, I was being specific to suits. I will be sure to take pics next time I go shopping.

To be fair, a friend of mine had a HB raincoat that was fused, and after several rainfalls,
the fusing seperated from the fabric, causing horrible bubbles; milions of them.
I've gone through my HB suits yesterday to double check them, but they seem fine.
At deep discount they are ok for someone starting out.
Since joining SF (and having learned so much) I would not buy another HB suit in future.
They do have some nice SC's though, imo.
post #124 of 204
My son-in-law is a triathlete. He is in a PhD program and only needs like one pair of dress pants. I went out with him and the best fitting and best fabric we could find for the $$$ was a Charcoal grey HB at Nordstrom. For under $200, tailored, it was a good value. They look fantastic on him. I was impressed. However, some of the other HB pants were quite different and not quite as good in the look and feel of the fabric.
post #125 of 204
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
My son-in-law is a triathlete. He is in a PhD program and only needs like one pair of dress pants. I went out with him and the best fitting and best fabric we could find for the $$$ was a Charcoal grey HB at Nordstrom. For under $200, tailored, it was a good value. They look fantastic on him. I was impressed. However, some of the other HB pants were quite different and not quite as good in the look and feel of the fabric.


Hugo like many other fashion brands are not consistent in quality. However, if they were black label pants, I would suggest look at the material. Cotton Pants do look and feel different to a wool blend.
post #126 of 204
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post
Hugo like many other fashion brands are not consistent in quality. However, if they were black label pants, I would suggest look at the material. Cotton Pants do look and feel different to a wool blend.
They were 100% wool black label and different from some of the other 100% wool black label in other colors and shades.
post #127 of 204
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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop View Post
Insert generic complaints of poor quality fabrics, poor stitching, fusing, whatever canned sf responses there are, even if they don't know what that means.

This pretty much sums it up. Some people here have a valid point in that for its price you can do much better as in buying brooks brothers, HF etc. But most people here just jump on the Hugo Boss bashing band wagon. True for its price the quality is not up to par, but what do you expect for 500 bucks Attolini quality stitching? And if those "horror" stories about shirts falling apart after 1 wear or raincoats not being able to withstand rain were the norm rather than some fluke i doubt a company like that would be able to stay in business very long.
post #128 of 204
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Kenneth Cole shits would break after one wash. I used to buy a ton of KC and coveted Hugo Boss.
I loved my square toe KCs..
post #129 of 204
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Originally Posted by Style Guru View Post
How old are you kid? Next, you'll be telling me my Bang & Olufsen equipment is crap
And what do you use? Some junk you made yourself or bought on ebay?

No offense, but neither Bose nor Bang & Olufsen makes a great speaker. Most audiophiles would never consider buying either one. Both brands are grossly overpriced and vastly inferior to other offerings at the same or lesser price points.
post #130 of 204
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Originally Posted by Style Guru View Post
How old are you kid? Next, you'll be telling me my Bang & Olufsen equipment is crap
And what do you use? Some junk you made yourself or bought on ebay?

I think the real question is how long have you been deaf?
post #131 of 204
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Originally Posted by j View Post


Yum!

Is that Red Label?
post #132 of 204
Scheissssssssssssss.
post #133 of 204
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Originally Posted by Style Guru View Post
How old are you kid? Next, you'll be telling me my Bang & Olufsen equipment is crap
And what do you use? Some junk you made yourself or bought on ebay?

you must be trolling with your shitty audio equipment...
post #134 of 204
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post
There is too much bashing of Hugo Boss suits on this website. Yes, they are overpriced suits and clothing, but most times you have to pay for CONVIENCE!

Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks rarely sells suits under $300. And when they do, they go fast and it's hard to find it in your size. Obviously you can find a better deal on suits and I've seen Hugos go for less than $300. Heck, you can always find a better deal on anything you really purchase in life if you wait long enough, look around....However, for me what it comes down to and for most people who are working a full-time job is convience. If I need a suit I go to all the department stores and suit stores in the area and see whats available. Then I check online prices and compare. I generally spend 3-5 days doing research. I also enjoy buying suits in person and trying them on rather than on Ebay or something where you never know if its "really authentic." Lastly, I've come to the realization that the convience of being able to look at the suit in person and in the store and receive help you realize you have to pay for that...Whether you need it or not thats part of buying something in a store.

Hugo Boss makes a B-grade suit. They look great but may not be made as well as they used to or should be for the price. But for most of us we do not want to spend time searching for that deal that could happen or may happen when we need it! For myself included yes, I do buy suits for style but they are mainly for work. So if I need another suit I want to look today, IN PERSON.

Bottom line, too much Hugo bashing. Not everyone can afford Brioni, Cannali...

+1.....I have several Boss Selection suits and several of the Nordstrom line.....they are nice and fit in with my wardrobe of Zegna, Canali, BB and Brioni. It all depends on how the fit of the suit is and how you rock it as I tend to go with the pocket squares, striking ties, and kick ass shoes as I like the accessories. Buying a Boss suit over Brioni will allow someone to build a wardrobe and accesssories and not be stuck with something that will fall apart after one season.
post #135 of 204
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
I think the real question is how long have you been deaf?
+1. For the most part, both Bose & Boss are overpriced crap. -LR
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