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post #271 of 310
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post
Their leathers aren't bad but the fit is pretty terrible, at least on me. But not much fits me OTR there. I actually like the designs of their women's leathers a lot, they had bone colored band collar DR with perf leather last season. It was awesome



Actually I snagged a medium version of that jacket at half price a few weeks back and it fit rather snuggly, which is good.
post #272 of 310
I have a vintage BR leather jacket for sale in the B/S forum. The quality of the jacket is great. I purchased it in the late 1990's. Unfortunately, the jacket is too big on me (XL) so I have to part with it. However, if it fit I would be wearing it every F/W.
post #273 of 310
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Originally Posted by raven37457 View Post
I have a vintage BR leather jacket for sale in the B/S forum. The quality of the jacket is great. I purchased it in the late 1990's. Unfortunately, the jacket is too big on me (XL) so I have to part with it. However, if it fit I would be wearing it every F/W.
I thought their leather jackets were made of cowhide?
post #274 of 310
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Originally Posted by Tigris View Post
I thought their leather jackets were made of cowhide?

The jacket was purchased as a gift when I was younger and is my only BR piece. I am not sure what is used to produce their leather jackets. I can only assume it is cowhide, on the tag is says 100% genuine leather.
post #275 of 310
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Originally Posted by srgprod View Post
What about that brown leather jacket from last fall/winter. It was $ 298 and it was awesome. Maybe it was and aboration, one-of-a-kind thing?
Not having too much experience with leather, I thought it was decent and almost bought it with a 40% off coupon.
But when I hesitated and posted my uncertainty here, the replies I got scared me away.

Wish I could find them again.
post #276 of 310
I don't touch their dress shirts for the aforementioned reasons. Their polos ($10 apiece with nice colors on sale) and all my recent polos from them have held up to regular wear/tear/wash/dry. Their sweaters are also amazingly comfortable when you snag them on sale (regular sweaters, not the atrocious half-zip or quarter-zips! ) at $20 or less. I definitely would never pay retail on their stuff.
post #277 of 310
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
i've never been in a banana republic despite walking by a huge one all the time. is it worth going in to see how bad it is?

depends, do you ever find yourself wishing you could step into a time warp back to 2001?
post #278 of 310
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Originally Posted by dtmt View Post
depends, do you ever find yourself wishing you could step into a time warp back to 2001?

sometimes
post #279 of 310
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Originally Posted by dtmt View Post
depends, do you ever find yourself wishing you could step into a time warp back to 2001?

funny.

I read some quote on a blog that BR is the store that caters to women who shop for their boyfriends.

I hate the place, their quality is terrible, shirts ugly and sml sized, pants weird-fitting, sweaters pill-y and unattractive.
Very 2001.

Some of their old safari stuff is cool though.
post #280 of 310
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Originally Posted by TheDroog View Post
What is mindblowing to me is BR's resistance to anything that resembles either fashion or style. It's in a clothing purgatory where everyone always wear a blue dress shirt and Gavin chinos with their shiny black shoes.

+1000.
post #281 of 310
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post
I try to piece together a nice shirt + tie combo for them out of the shit we have, and their girlfriend always picks out the worst combo ever, (see above, or dark green shirt with dark green tie :fail and they always go with her choice.


Yes, why is it that women usually go for the worst combo? I thought women had an eye for style...
post #282 of 310
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Originally Posted by superbestfriend View Post
I actually got a perfect fit in the new-cut $60 slim-fit banana dress shirt. Something I couldn't achieve in any $200 shirt on the market. I think it all depends on your body type.

Maybe so, but I bet the fabric is paper thin and won't stand up to washing.
post #283 of 310
Really sorry you didn't grab that jacket. With the 40% discount (or even at the retail price of $ 298) that was one of be best leather jackets you could find and was a real bargain. One might show up on ebay. so try looking there from time to time. I don't know how many pieces they made but I assume there were quite a few. The quality of the leather, having six pockets (two interior, two patch and two hand warmer), gusseted sleeves, button cuff closures, etc. made this an amazing piece.

It's too bad that some brands get so much hate. Not all clothes from these companies suck. There are some really great pieces from time to time.

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Originally Posted by chenzhongbi View Post
Not having too much experience with leather, I thought it was decent and almost bought it with a 40% off coupon.
But when I hesitated and posted my uncertainty here, the replies I got scared me away.

Wish I could find them again.
post #284 of 310
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Originally Posted by TheDroog View Post
What is mindblowing to me is BR's resistance to anything that resembles either fashion or style. It's in a clothing purgatory where everyone always wear a blue dress shirt and Gavin chinos with their shiny black shoes. I hope someone reinvents them, and fast.

Another great quote, although for me the quintessential BR a light blue v-neck (ribbed even) over a white tee shirt, over some light stone-colored stretch paints, and tacky black leather square toed shoes.

I really hate BR, so I'm enjoying reading through this thread.
post #285 of 310
There's 2 things I always buy at BR...when on deep deep sale : socks and crewneck longsleeved t-shirts
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