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post #76 of 204
I'd also like to point out that Magician's avatar is an Audi ... a company that's owned by Volkswagen ...

I'd have to agree choosing not to wear Boss because of such a connection might be a bit of a stretch.
post #77 of 204
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
^ Along those lines... I think you have to consider that people are willing to pay money for the cut and styling, not just the quality of the garment.

The type of people and bodies they have (generalization), who are going to love boss (have money, somewhat flashy, athletic build, etc) aren't necessarily looking for something that will last them 10 years because they're going to abuse/use it anyway for a short while, look super fly, tell everyone they're wearing a Boss suit... that's all worth money to them, myself included. I would love to be wearing a nice kiton suit with an excellent price-quality ratio but it just doesn't fit me and make me look great. Some of Boss's cuts are great, and replicating them in MTM is hard.

I wouldn't pay full retail (but then again when would I ever), but I'm willing to shell out more then I should for the quality becuase of the cut/styling, and yes, some personal belief that it makes me feel good, probably a delusion becuase of their marketing (I recognize it but it's hard to get over)

+1... the suits and shirts fit me perfectly. I haven't bought an HB suit, but I own a number of the Red and Slim shirts I grabbed on different sales and am quite happy with them.
post #78 of 204
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Originally Posted by dclloyd View Post
I'd also like to point out that Magician's avatar is an Audi ... a company that's owned by Volkswagen ...

Until Porsche bought the controlling stake in VW...and therefore effectively owns Audi as well. They're all Germans and therefore Nazi's anyways*.

*That was supposed to be a joke...please do not take it seriously*
post #79 of 204
$350 for alterations?
Only Quasimodo would need that kind of work done

oops...ok I just re-read what you typed rioni $350 + alterations
heh, sorry.

Now I just gotta post it this way as a lesson to myself.
post #80 of 204
Yum!
post #81 of 204
HB is good for a starting suit. The same is true for Hilfiger. But I can understand that snobs, who suggested a very poor guy to buy AE shoes and Isaia suits on another thread, don't like the idea of touching anything with the word Boss on it.
post #82 of 204
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Originally Posted by PocketCircle View Post
HB is good for a starting suit. The same is true for Hilfiger. But I can understand that snobs, who suggested a very poor guy to buy AE shoes and Isaia suits on another thread, don't like the idea of touching anything with the word Boss on it.
I remember that thread and was appalled by it. Telling someone poor kid who needs clothes now for work to hope to find $2000 suits and $500 shoes on sale instead of something more reasonably priced is ridiculous. I have had a few Boss suits and they have been very hit and miss. Probably won't invest a ton of money in another (got them all for less than $400 each), but the two remaining are holding up and do the job.
post #83 of 204
Boss is not that bad. Sure, it's not the best out there, but at a discount, it's well worth it. And to tell you the truth, some of their casualwear (not the ugly stuff with the lable printed all over) is quite nice. I think it gets a bad rap for its hit and miss quality, but furthermore because of its branding in regards to ingnorant purchasers who purchase solely on lable print.
post #84 of 204
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Yum!

Boss Black Label isn't THAT bad....

post #85 of 204
Just saw Rocky in the Hugo Boss sweatshirt in Rocky IV. Wearing that ugly sweatshirt was one of several bad decisions Balboa made in that movie. Not as bad as agreeing to face Drago in Russia on Christmas Day for free, though.
post #86 of 204
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Originally Posted by VentsMcMahon View Post
Just saw Rocky in the Hugo Boss sweatshirt in Rocky IV. Wearing that ugly sweatshirt was one of several bad decisions Balboa made in that movie. Not as bad as agreeing to face Drago in Russia on Christmas Day for free, though.

This thread is old. Rocky IV is even older, and no one cares what you saw in TV.
post #87 of 204
I have a Boss suit and a cotton sport jacket. I think they are really nice. The fit and fabric are almost as good, if not better than my Zegna suit! All of us can't afford an Isaia, Kiton or Cucinelli or priorities don't permit such a purchase. That doesn't mean a Mercedes compared to a Bentley (also VW by the way!!) is a bad or shunned car.
post #88 of 204
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...
post #89 of 204
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Originally Posted by JoeWoah View Post
+1... the suits and shirts fit me perfectly. I haven't bought an HB suit, but I own a number of the Red and Slim shirts I grabbed on different sales and am quite happy with them.

Their shirts are fantastic. I also get compliments on their dress shirts. I never spend more than $65 on a dress shirt and in that market, HB are some of the best dress shirts style and quality wise.
post #90 of 204
Bought two pairs of HB Sport jeans, both ripped at the crotch in 6months and the HB store said "tough shit".
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