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"no-name" italian brands

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I see these things all the time on Ebay. For example, dal Borro, Renzo Paladndri, and Davico shirts. I also saw a Nicola Ferri tie. Are these things junk, or are these just great deals? Anyone had any experience with them? (I just don't buy the suggested retail prices these sellers put on these things).
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I see the same things all the time in the discount stores. There used to be a store in Bellevue WA called Savi that had really great stuff for a while but in their decline it filled up with lots of stuff from these no-name brands. Almost all of it was crap. I don't know what makes people think they can put an Italian name on a shirt made in Malaysia or something of cheap cheeseball fabric and designed by a blind person and make money on it. Hell, maybe they do make money, what do I know.
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Unfortunately there are many who will buy an item of clothing (or many other items) simply because they think it is made in Italy, and so implies quality. I recall seeing a suit with a "Centomila - Made in Italy" lable that was so poorly constructed that even someone of my limited expertise should have been able to see this. Yet the guy wearing the suit was "boasting" of his fine Italian made suit. Another time, I was checking out a tie which had a "San Babila- Milano" lable, that was so cheaply made, the lining literally began to come apart as I was checking to see where it was made. Hence why I appreciate forums such as these, as they are excellent venues to learn from those who are much more knowledgeable.
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