Originally Posted by edmorel
I have not bought isaiain years but I have an Argento jacket that purchased at Barneys so this Argento for the outlets thing may be a newer occurrence but was not always the case and I can say with a lot of certainty that it is not a cheaper make.
He's 100% incorrect. The make/construction is the same. As we all know, the supers number on fabric is not a reliable indicator of overall garment quality, and regardless can vary significantly within a line of clothing constructed similarly. I believe the consensus was that some of these Argento items were made of end bolts of discontinued fabrics, and though are often found in outlets, are not exclusively made for discount channels. It's certainly not a diffusion label. Also, "Argento" has nothing to do with the fit, or the "Base" (which is Isaia's term for silhouette). As in, you can have a Base S Isaia Argento and a Base S Isaia...or Base V, Musa, Gregory, Dustin etc., each of which is a different silhouette. One will just say "Argento" on the red label.