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post #31 of 36
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I'm heading to Filene's tomorrow. What quality can I expect to possibly see as far as suits, ties and shirts?
post #32 of 36
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Anyone?
post #33 of 36
I haven't been to the Filene's in your area, but Filene's tends to have a decent selection of mid-high-end suits, generally a year or so past new. Shirt/tie selection is usually weaker. The one by me consistently has some fashion-house suits (prada, etc. - tend to be farther out of date), some Oxxford, some Southwick, some Zegna, always a lot of generic stuff (Fezza? Fumagalli? Assorted Italian labels). Not always the most conservative patterns - you have to keep in mind this stuff is mostly what hasn't sold elsewhere. Shirts are either generic (Saddles?) or polo/hilfiger, rarely really high-end stuff. Sometimes good RL blue label stuff, though - curham-cut shirts, etc. Ties are very hit-or-miss, in my experience.
post #34 of 36
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It doesn't sound as good as I might have imagined. Anyone else have any experiene with the NYC Filene's?
post #35 of 36
Well, it is essentially an outlet, but the hits often make up for the misses. I wouldn't make a single trip to Filene's basement in order to build a wardrobe from the ground up - it's better to look around, and if you see a phenomenal item, that fits, at a good price, buy it. As far as other, similar places to look, the Loehmann's in DC usually has some nice Corneliani pieces (I'd expect the NYC to, as well), and as has been said before, Century 21 in NYC seems to draw praise. Also, while the shirts and ties at Filene's aren't the greatest, there's certainly serviceable stuff there.
post #36 of 36
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I headed to Filene's last night. The only nice suit I saw was a Navy Pinstripe Corneliana which was priced at 800$. I was hoping to see a bigger price reduction than that. I guess I'll try to head to Century to see what they have.
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