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post #16 of 27
I feel bad for Valentino Garavani (the "real" Valentino), having all those ripoffs of his name and random people trying to sell stuff that way. I wonder if they get away with it is because Valentino is his FIRST name and not his last? Can you not copyright a first name?

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post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
I feel bad for Valentino Garavani (the "real" Valentino), having all those ripoffs of his name and random people trying to sell stuff that way.

I wonder if they get away with it is because Valentino is his FIRST name and not his last? Can you not copyright a first name?

I mean, you don't see many fake variations on "armani" or "dior" or "Versace" out there...

If you read the description they say "RMANI" on some of them!
post #18 of 27
This is the same seller as DaVinci Exclusive on EBay and is a fierce competitor with the Wizard of Aaahs.

Not sure who to believe, each says the other sells fakes and crap etc. If I had to believe one I would hazard to go with Jeff from the Wizard (never bought from either one fwiw). Not sure why, he just seems a tad more reasonable and he has a point, full canvass, real wool for $150??

Here is a recent thread from AAAC that eventually references these Gino Valentino suits. See Jeff's "passionate" last post.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...hlight=davinci
post #19 of 27
One of the sellers on this site was selling REAL Valentino suits for $299 in the sales area. I'm sure the OP is joking about considering buying these suits... but if you want Valentino, get real Valentino. Gino, mario, Jose, Fred, Timmy, Leonardo, whatever the variation... that ain't Valentino.
post #20 of 27
My head is going to pop off my neck and roll across the floor.
post #21 of 27
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That's it. I'm buying 10 & throwing all of my suits away!
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
One of the sellers on this site was selling REAL Valentino suits for $299 in the sales area. I'm sure the OP is joking about considering buying these suits... but if you want Valentino, get real Valentino. Gino, mario, Jose, Fred, Timmy, Leonardo, whatever the variation... that ain't Valentino.

Yes, it is hard to tell jokes from reality on these posts. My point was just to add the dynamic of this rivalry on EBay.

In fairness, only the "Gino Valentino" guys tries to come across off as the real Valentino (look at the VG logo). Yes, the real Valentino I am sure is copyrighted that is why you see the addition of other names etc.

What if Valentino is your real last name?? Every designer uses their names, suck if you had to disown your own name.
post #23 of 27
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That's it. I'm buying 10 & throwing all of my suits away!

You can't, I just picked up the last ones in your size. Snooze you lose

And I just thrifted my new Canali in anticipation.
post #24 of 27
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You can't, I just picked up the last ones in your size. Snooze you lose

And I just thrifted my new Canali in anticipation.

post #25 of 27

Seriously! Did anyone go for these and check them out? 

post #26 of 27

I bought three of these suits.  The material seems nice, but the craftsmanship isn't the best.  It ended up costing me $150 in tailoring for each suit.  I wear 50L and the sleeves are good on pretty much every off the rack suit I've tried on before, but these were extra long and since they have working buttons, the sleeves had to be taken off to be shortened.  Also, the cut on the bottom of the jacket wasn't even, so that had to be fixed.  When the waist was brought in on the jacket, the buttons on the front of each suit would have had to be moved in order for the jacket to button correctly, but I had the tailor move the top (2 button) and middle (3 button) and then line up the other buttons with those.  I'd much rather have the buttons line up evenly than have them slant down at an angle just so the jacket can close properly when all are buttoned.  These are the only buttons I use, so it's fine, but still bothers me a bit.  I've never had this issue with other suits before.

 

Essentially, in the end, I paid an average of $150 per suit and $150 for tailoring and all I can say is that the pants fit great... as long as you're willing to have the buttons sewn back on after wearing them two or three times.  They're cut like a slim fit pant though - so that might not be for everyone.

 

Bottom line, good materials, but poor craftsmanship - and nearly impossible to fix.  My tailor is extremely good and has even been making clothes for 35 years and she was  yelling at me by the end of the visit because she couldn't fix everything that needed fixing - even if she dismantled the entire jacket - because she said the pattern was cut so poorly.

 

Like I said - $150 to get them almost right.  My usual bill to tailor a suit is under $50 - bring in the jacket waist, narrow the pants, and finish the bottoms of the pants.

 

If you're still thinking of doing it, buy one and if it works out, buy one more at a time since poor craftsmanship usually doesn't amount to a consistent fit across the line.

 

You definitely do get what you pay for.

post #27 of 27
So you spent $300 per suit? Ouch. Your last line says it all. For the $900 you spent, you could've got one or two much nicer suits. Your story reminds me of the time I dropped $100 in tailoring on a $30 Express suit. Live and learn, as they say.
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