I made a trip to my local Filene's Basement (in Manhasset, NY), hoping to find a black velvet jacket I've had my eye on in the clearance rack. That wasn't there anymore, but I found two other interesting jackets. First was a Vestimenta fatto a mano jacket in 44R that was selling for around $250 after discounts. The second was a light brown herringbone Brioni sportcoat for Louis Boston in 44L that was mistranslated by Filene's and marked as 34L, going for ~$565 after discounts. I am not too informed on Vestimenta except that it's a quality company. Does anyone know where on the Vestimenta spectrum the fatto a mano line falls into? The chest piece seemed a bit stiffer and less natural than the Brioni, but I wasn't sure if it was because the jacket was for warmer weather, or fatto a mano line was simply a lesser quality line. Second, I was wondering if there was a difference in a Brioni jacket made for Louis in comparison to their regular ones. Being fairly inexperienced with this sort of thing, I haven't been around many Brionis, I am not sure if there is any difference at all. One obvious difference was that it was marked with a proper US sizing of 44L instead of the European 54L, but I am curious to know if there are other differences. Finally, what makes a Brioni superior to something like an Isaia jacket? I love the Isaia I own, but I got it for cheaper than $550, and while I know it's a great bargain and I am very very tempted, I think I need some extra push to get me there. I think getting a new Oxxford suit for $360 really spoiled me on value. Such is the tragedy of a poor man... Oh, just in case the jackets piqued anyone's interest, please feel free to snatch them. I belive the jackets will end up with me if it was meant to.
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6/14/05 at 5:24pm