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Can anyone tell me who is Bijan???

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Wildly overpriced status-symbol Italian suit label. From what I hear (on here), it does not match up to other ultra-high end suits (Kiton, Brioni, etc) in quality. Have you seen American Psycho?

"Choose a robe - not the Bijan - and come and meet me and our guest in the living room for drinks."
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Originally Posted by dusty
Wildly overpriced status-symbol Italian suit label. From what I hear (on here), it does not match up to other ultra-high end suits (Kiton, Brioni, etc) in quality. Have you seen American Psycho? "Choose a robe - not the Bijan - and come and meet me and our guest in the living room for drinks."
There must be one heck of a marketing team to market their products like that at that level. USD 15,000????? It is not a Kiton!!! Maybe if I started a brand and market it at that level and better quality - I wonder how I'll do? No - should I watch American Psycho???
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Originally Posted by kcgreg
It is not a Kiton!!!

The manufacture of many (but not all) of Bijan's pricey suit/coats has been done by Kiton.
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post #5 of 47
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[quote=dusty]Wildly overpriced status-symbol Italian suit label. From what I hear (on here), it does not match up to other ultra-high end suits (Kiton, Brioni, etc) in quality. Hey Full Canvass - then the suits should be up to standard - no?
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
The manufacture of many (but not all) of Bijan's pricey suit/coats has been done by Kiton. __________________________________
It has to be almost twenty years since Kiton stopped making suits for Bijan. They use other similar caliber manufacturers now.
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Originally Posted by iammatt
It has to be almost twenty years since Kiton stopped making suits for Bijan. They use other similar caliber manufacturers now.

Are the handmade or machine made? Excuse the ignorance here.
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Originally Posted by kcgreg
Are the handmade or machine made? Excuse the ignorance here.

I don't know. I am not one to take things apart or anything like that. I think that Brioni, Saint Andrews etc have been making the suits recently, but I really don't know. Most Italian companies do private label work for somebody.
post #9 of 47
When I think of wildly overpriced status symbol, I think of Dolce and Gabbana suits among movie stars.
post #10 of 47
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Originally Posted by iammatt
I don't know. I am not one to take things apart or anything like that. I think that Brioni, Saint Andrews etc have been making the suits recently, but I really don't know. Most Italian companies do private label work for somebody.
In the past, Belvest too, I believe.
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Originally Posted by iammatt
It has to be almost twenty years since Kiton stopped making suits for Bijan. They use other similar caliber manufacturers now.

I lost track of the time. I must blame that upon my timeless Oxxford garments!

Now that your remarks brought me back to 2006, I shall marvel that people are anxious to patronize establishments such as Bijan. Oh well, someone needs to have a store for such anxious patrons. So, why not Bijan?
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post #12 of 47
I kind of like some of the Bijan stuff sometimes, mostly for the eccentric styling and the ridiculous aura. As iammatt notes, it's been a long time since their prime (which was really in the Rodeo Drive of the Reagan Era). I had some cashmere patch-pocket jackets (made by Kiton and probably dating from the late 1970s) that I liked quite a bit before the moths got to them. I also once found a blinding white wool Bijan suit at a thrift store which I gave to a friend.
An oddity, I would say.
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No - should I watch American Psycho???
good movie... definitely worth a rent
post #14 of 47
I believe d'Avenza also did Bijan, which has that aura of Stefano Ricci; tacky bits of clothing that made Italy famous in the '80s.
post #15 of 47
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thanks guys - this certainly cured my curiosity.
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