Originally Posted by Viral
I assume you are steadily buying the mainline Incos at $400 each then?
What is the main difference that makes the ones in question "crap diffusion"?
I saw curzon's post below and read the article that he referenced. Diffusion lines usually take a brand name that everyone knows, then cheaps out on all the fabrics and finishings, and still tries to sell it for a premium price by tricking the consumer that it's the real thing. FWIW, I haven't handled the Incotex Ivory pants myself, but if you read the first post in this thread, it illustrates pretty well that a lot of the high end details that are found on mainline Incotex are missing from the Ivory line.
Also, I'm usually pretty wary about stuff that shows up on Gilt anyway, since they are known to carry lines of merch that is made specifically for Gilt, which is pretty much always crap with a brand name stamped on it (i.e. their A. Testoni shoes are not of the same quality that is carried by other retailers, such as eHaberdasher)
Originally Posted by curzon
I too found Cladmen "Incotex Ivory" pants, and since there were too few deets about the fit, measurements, etc I did a bit of research. Also, when I read "investment grade
100% wool twill" the first thing that crossed my mind was WTF? Who writes this bollocks?
Anyway, see here
An excerpt: Industrie Confezioni Tessili, the Italian company that owns the Slowear global project and distributes the specialized brands Incotex, Zanone, Montedoro and Glanshirt, has signed a license agreement with Ballin, the Canadian manufacturer and marketer of better men’s trousers for North America. The license is for a new brand, to be called Ivory Incotex Inside that will be marketed to a larger group of specialty stores than the very exclusive Incotex brand, as well as selected department stores.
From what I read here it seems Incotex is determined to damage its brand.
I've sent slowear an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.