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post #31 of 55
Belvest has become my go-to brand for both suits and more casual sport coats. The gorgeous fabrics, lightly padded shoulders and the smooth, and I do mean smooth, silhouette really makes them something SF should embrace more than they have so far. Some whacky fabrics, sure, but there's plenty to choose from. I'll be dropping some fits of my coats when the weather clears a bit (-15 degrees C currently).

Quality? JUST a notch below Brioni, steps above Caruso/Chester Barrie/Corneliani/Canali. I do want to grab a Jacket in the box sometime soon though, interesting concept.
post #32 of 55
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Also, brands would probably be much less likely to approve those type of pics. It's one thing when it's on the rack, but it's another thing when the picture is of you and they haven't picked you as someone who looks good in their clothes, and clothing hasn't been altered, etc.. The entire time I was there I don't think I ever saw anybody try on anything. Which kind of surprised me, but maybe experienced retailers know what something will fit like without having to try it, or have experience with each brand's cuts from previous buys.

That is surprising. I used to go to Magic and ASR (RIP) - two other clothing trade shows - and it just dawned on me that nobody every tries on anything there either. Which is weird because I don't know how you'd understand how a garment really looks without trying it on.
post #33 of 55
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That is surprising. I used to go to Magic and ASR (RIP) - two other clothing trade shows - and it just dawned on me that nobody every tries on anything there either. Which is weird because I don't know how you'd understand how a garment really looks without trying it on.

Couldn't agree more. The sales reps will talk to you about how something fits. And they'll sometimes know measurements - for instance I asked for BOC measurements many times, they usually knew those or would measure on the spot (either way, always for the size 50 model). I didn't ask to try on ever, partly because I never saw anybody else doing it, and partly because they wouldn't have my size.
post #34 of 55
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   luvin the patterns but drooled on this.  one awesome knit - coat not bad either

post #35 of 55
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Couldn't agree more. The sales reps will talk to you about how something fits. And they'll sometimes know measurements - for instance I asked for BOC measurements many times, they usually knew those or would measure on the spot (either way, always for the size 50 model). I didn't ask to try on ever, partly because I never saw anybody else doing it, and partly because they wouldn't have my size.

For tailored clothing, it's impossible for something to fit perfectly off the rack. However, I can usually tell just by looking at a garment how it is supposed to fit, unless it has some really wierd internal structure. I've tried things on in many showrooms and tradeshows, and actually, I even tried on a few pairs of shoes, and a jacket, at Pitti, but mainly, that was for extreme vanity's sake. Also, a buyer is buying not just for himself, but for his customers. Something that fits great on me might fit like crap on you. Compound that with the fact that samples and production pieces are often slightly different because tweaks in design happen on that journey, and trying things on becomes completely meaningless.
post #36 of 55
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   luvin the patterns but drooled on this.  one awesome knit - coat not bad either

This was an amazing scarf - which I will take as a gift from any of you high rollers. Poors can save up to buy it for me. I am not discriminating.
post #37 of 55
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This was an amazing scarf - which I will take as a gift from any of you high rollers. Poors can save up to buy it for me. I am not discriminating.

what is the price?
post #38 of 55
A good company in my opinion - have cycled through the town where they are based a few times over on the other side of Padova. They deserve a lot better reputation on this forum, as they have dramatically upped their game in the last few years. The stuff made for the Italian market is exceptional.
post #39 of 55
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I think that they have a great reputation here. They just aren't discussed as often as some other brands.
post #40 of 55
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I think that they have a great reputation here. They just aren't discussed as often as some other brands.

...try selling something by Belvest then.
post #41 of 55
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...try selling something by Belvest then.

Lol, the ultimate SF value test. people will say all kinds of nice stuff, but when it comes to shelling out money, well, thats another story.
post #42 of 55
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This was an amazing scarf - which I will take as a gift from any of you high rollers. Poors can save up to buy it for me. I am not discriminating.

 

  where to kop then ? ? ? ?

post #43 of 55
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Lol, the ultimate SF value test. people will say all kinds of nice stuff, but when it comes to shelling out money, well, thats another story.

 

  they make a great bike jacket

post #44 of 55
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  they make a great bike jacket

pics?
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pics?

  later. it's the black waxed cotton

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