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post #16 of 32
In the same vein as this thread...

Has anyone seen these Caruso sport coats in person? Any idea how the quality will compare to other Caruso items?

About 24 hours left on the extra 25% off...
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by erk View Post

In the same vein as this thread...
Has anyone seen these Caruso sport coats in person? Any idea how the quality will compare to other Caruso items?
About 24 hours left on the extra 25% off...

I'd like to know about this as well. Also, are they really 3 button, or 3/2? The pictures show them styled as a 3/2, but hard to tell from styling.

Descriptions are pretty lackluster.
post #18 of 32
bump. "Incotex Ivory" is on Gilt right now, this thread was very helpful for me in deciding to hold fire...
post #19 of 32

Agreed. Just sent mine back to MyHabit.

post #20 of 32
glad I found this thread too...I had suspicions when I saw the label as "Incotex Ivory" rather than just Incotex. It had the stench of Crap Diffusion Line all over it.
post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

glad I found this thread too...I had suspicions when I saw the label as "Incotex Ivory" rather than just Incotex. It had the stench of Crap Diffusion Line all over it.

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"?
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by Viral View Post

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)
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post

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, consumer@slowear.com.
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by ziggny View Post

Agreed. Just sent mine back to MyHabit.

wish i had read this thread before i ordered them from myhabit. i guess the red flag should have been when they suddenly became available on my waitlist for the second and third time. . . .
post #24 of 32
So I guess at $300 they aren't worth it, but for $90 pants are they ok? I have to dress nicely but I manage an apartment community that is under construction so I don't like wear my clothes that are overly expensive on site.
post #25 of 32

No. 

 

Spend $~30 more and buy some wools from Howard Yount, Virtual Clothes Horse, or Shop the Finest. 

post #26 of 32
I purchased some Ivory Incotex Inside corduroy pants over the weekend. These were at a discount retailer on the same rack with a bunch of other trousers made by Ballin (Rendez Vous, Alan Flusser, etc.). Don't know if this has already been mentioned in this thread or not, but the interwebz confirmed for me that these pants are, indeed, made by Ballin:

http://www.mrketplace.com/2629/ballin-to-produce-incotex-licensed-pant-line/

I can't add anything to what others have said with regards to how these stack up to actual incotex pants, as I don't own any. However, the quality is pretty good, and the fit is excellent. I'd pay between $50 and $100 for a pair of these in a fabric I liked.
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by reidrothchild View Post

I purchased some Ivory Incotex Inside corduroy pants over the weekend. These were at a discount retailer on the same rack with a bunch of other trousers made by Ballin (Rendez Vous, Alan Flusser, etc.). Don't know if this has already been mentioned in this thread or not, but the interwebz confirmed for me that these pants are, indeed, made by Ballin:

http://www.mrketplace.com/2629/ballin-to-produce-incotex-licensed-pant-line/

I can't add anything to what others have said with regards to how these stack up to actual incotex pants, as I don't own any. However, the quality is pretty good, and the fit is excellent. I'd pay between $50 and $100 for a pair of these in a fabric I liked.
is ballin good?
post #28 of 32
Bump on this because they are on Gilt again today. Anyone else try these?
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Bump on this because they are on Gilt again today. Anyone else try these?

Not I. Lots of the fabrics looked great (there was a tan wool/linen mix I was drooling over) but 9 1/4 rise is just not going to work for me. I might have rolled the dice on a few if the cut was more classic, but no way as they are.
post #30 of 32

Also now featured on MyHabit. StyFo always comes through in answering these types of "should I/shouldn't I" type of questions!

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