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post #16 of 40
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Eh? Their jeans are probably the only ones that actually fit me that I can get at a good discount when sales abound.
Their denim is seriously garbage IMO. You're better off shopping for denim at Old Navy, at least it's cheap, although you can pick up Express denim at Marshall's sometimes for $9.99. For that price, it might be a good deal to cut into rags for cleaning my tile floor or something of the sort.
post #17 of 40
Apparently Express is either love it or hate it.


I personally like Express. Fell in love with the brand 2 years ago, but it's died down since them. They make great MX shirts and producer/director pants. Their graphic tees are above average and certainly better than anything you'd see at Nordstrom.

All this with the fact that they always have sales and affordable prices, I don't see why people complain about the store.
post #18 of 40
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Originally Posted by GWHiZiTSPHiL
Apparently Express is either love it or hate it. I personally like Express. Fell in love with the brand 2 years ago, but it's died down since them. They make great MX shirts and producer/director pants. Their graphic tees are above average and certainly better than anything you'd see at Nordstrom.
Their 1MX shirts are useful for having a good assortment of solid color shirts and are available at low prices when on sale, but aren't good quality compared to other manufacturers. Their pants are decent, but not really spectacular. They do usually have creative graphic-Ts that are available for less than $20.
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All this with the fact that they always have sales and affordable prices, I don't see why people complain about the store.
Most people on this forum are interested in higher end products for the majority of their wear, using Express/BR for basics, as it's a bit mass market. I think some of their stuff is quite nice, like their graphic Ts and MX shirts in unusual colors, but the majority of their stuff isn't particularly well made or stylish, especially their denim.
post #19 of 40
To be honest, Express has a middle-american feel, and it bores me to death. Maybe the occasional good piece, but most have bad predictable designs or of low quality.

Since this forum is focused on clothing that are more niche or superlative in quality/materials, it's not hard to see why stores like Gap or Express hardly get mentioned here.
post #20 of 40
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Originally Posted by GWHiZiTSPHiL
Apparently Express is either love it or hate it.


I personally like Express. Fell in love with the brand 2 years ago, but it's died down since them. They make great MX shirts and producer/director pants. Their graphic tees are above average and certainly better than anything you'd see at Nordstrom.

All this with the fact that they always have sales and affordable prices, I don't see why people complain about the store.

I also like their graphic tees (although I find great tees at Nordstrom too sometimes,) and some of their designs on other accessories.

However, asides from the 'made in indonesia' mall-quality, Express is a mall brand and extremely common. The lion logo is cool looking except that it's worn by every single 20 year old schmo who can't dress in the US, and it's even shared by Mossimo/Target.

While I like their t-shirts (and I own a few), I rarely wear them out because I do not like to wear things that I might see on someone else.
post #21 of 40
The real point here is free. It can't possibly hurt to get something for free, and if you like it but the cut isn't quite right, you can spend money to have it altered and not even feel bad.
post #22 of 40
Quality is decent, which is why I say pricing isn't that bad. You're getting what you deserve for the price you pay. I understand the whole wanting something more unique but you can't talk bad about it considering the pricing and what other people price their stuff for.

Their jeans are pure garbage, I'll agree with that. The fact that they cost $60-$80 is horrendous. Wouldn't buy a pair if it were $30.
post #23 of 40
Their denim is complete garbage, don't even waste your time with that.

Their L/S and S/S tees are decent for layering.

I picked up some nice striped polo shirts and L/S tees last summer that remind me of Trovata pieces.

Some of their pants have interesting patterns, and are cut slim.

Their dress shirts are nice for wearing under sweaters, and come in decent colors and patterns.

If you can get some basics like charcoal wool pants, beige cotton pants, wool sweaters, etc. you should.
post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
Their denim is complete garbage, don't even waste your time with that.

Their L/S and S/S tees are decent for layering.

I picked up some nice striped polo shirts and L/S tees last summer that remind me of Trovata pieces.

Some of their pants have interesting patterns, and are cut slim.

Their dress shirts are nice for wearing under sweaters, and come in decent colors and patterns.

If you can get some basics like charcoal wool pants, beige cotton pants, wool sweaters, etc. you should.

Their polos from last year were really nice but starting this year they put a huge ass lion on all of their polos. They aren't selling at $15 right now at any of the stores, there are huge stacks of them just chilling there haha.
post #25 of 40
I think of Express as a failed H&M mixed with BR. Almost everything I've seen/gotten there has been fatally flawed in some way. It's really unfortunate because their basics could be great if they were designed better (i.e., there's no excuse, it wouldn't cost more to produce them).

For example, the collars on all their shirts are a horrendous gigantic point collar that looks far too wide unbuttoned, yet doesn't lie right with a tie either. And they had some nice herringbone slim fit FC shirts I was interested in, but again, exactly the same collar design on every shirt.
post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by j
I think of Express as a failed H&M mixed with BR. Almost everything I've seen/gotten there has been fatally flawed in some way. It's really unfortunate because their basics could be great if they were designed better (i.e., there's no excuse, it wouldn't cost more to produce them).

For example, the collars on all their shirts are a horrendous gigantic point collar that looks far too wide unbuttoned, yet doesn't lie right with a tie either. And they had some nice herringbone slim fit FC shirts I was interested in, but again, exactly the same collar design on every shirt.

A few years ago, Express made a premium tailored clothing line that was badass, but WAY too expensive. I bought a couple of the shirts at 80% off and they were still like $40, but they were really nice. I have a blue bengal stripe and a white shirt with blue stripes that are killer.
post #27 of 40
I have a few polos from Express that I think are okay. They're not well constructed but fit well and have almost no branding (the buttons do say "Express" on them, but it's almost unnoticeable and I could replace them if I really cared). I paid $5 or $10 a piece for them on sale and don't regret it.

That's pretty much the only thing I'd buy from Express, though. I don't know if there's really much else I'd even want for free. Socks and underwear, maybe...
post #28 of 40
Free's free and good as long it isn't branded, but their stuff in general is usually way overpriced. That's probably why there's a "sale" every time I pass by it at a mall.
post #29 of 40
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
A few years ago, Express made a premium tailored clothing line that was badass, but WAY too expensive. I bought a couple of the shirts at 80% off and they were still like $40, but they were really nice. I have a blue bengal stripe and a white shirt with blue stripes that are killer.

So THAT's where my coat comes from. It has some shit about design studio on the inside and it's made of 100% wool, really rare. It actually has a whole story: I went there looking for a slim-cut overcoat and found a nice 3-button black one in a soft fabric, bought it, and then when I was at home and reading SF I noticed that it was 70/30 wool/polyester.

I got pissed and marched back the next day and the saleslady, who was really sweet(and hot!), showed me the coat I now have, in a smooth, glossy, almost suit-like thick wool. Covered placket, real buttonhole, just lots of nice detailing. Not as warm but 10X more stylish and only $50 more. It just FELT a million times better than all the other stuff there, they only had about 3 in the whole store, and I never saw it online or anywhere else.

I honestly used to think it somehow ended up there by mistake. But maybe it was just that premium line. Do you remember what it was called?
post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by Augusto86
So THAT's where my coat comes from. It has some shit about design studio on the inside and it's made of 100% wool, really rare. It actually has a whole story: I went there looking for a slim-cut overcoat and found a nice 3-button black one in a soft fabric, bought it, and then when I was at home and reading SF I noticed that it was 70/30 wool/polyester.

I got pissed and marched back the next day and the saleslady, who was really sweet(and hot!), showed me the coat I now have, in a smooth, glossy, almost suit-like thick wool. Covered placket, real buttonhole, just lots of nice detailing. Not as warm but 10X more stylish and only $50 more. It just FELT a million times better than all the other stuff there, they only had about 3 in the whole store, and I never saw it online or anywhere else.

I honestly used to think it somehow ended up there by mistake. But maybe it was just that premium line. Do you remember what it was called?

I don't think Express Design Studio is the same thing, although most of the stuff from that collection are pretty good. The labels on the shirts I have say "Express Premium Tailored Collection". I think they still make some Express Design Studio stuff though.
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