Originally Posted by davesmith
+1 that armani tie is a disgrace
I think Armani is a disgrace for making all this branded diffusion shit. Giorgio or whomever runs the company these days has devalued their brand to popularise themselves with the unwashed masses. Paul Smith isn't really any better in this respect either. Supermarket Armani indeed....see also Pierre Cardin, YSL, Dior.
Probably why Armani and similar have all these diffusion brands though is money. They can make a lot more profit selling masses of the high markup 'Made in China' branded Emporio stuff than they can selling the niche haute couture 'Made in Italy' garments.Edited by MikeDT - 8/16/11 at 2:18am