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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


That doesn't happen with the brands we talk about...

 

I know you didn't take my remark seriously but, really, the stuff we generally talk about here isn't what is outsourced and made in those Chinese factories.  There is however a massive industry of lower-priced or licensed fashion products that are made in Italy and sold at costs that allow mass retailers to still make money at the mandatory 50% markdowns... They pretty much have to find that low cost labor to even continue to exist.  But those are fast fashion items, licensed deals, etc... much much bigger segment than the small sartorial makers we usually discuss here.     I may be biased by my own experience with our makers, and I visited many of them, but there's still a good chunk of the men's high-end sector in Italy that is very proud to be truly made there - and the workers there stay with the same company for decades.  

 

I don't deny the existence of this massive "made-in-Italy" apparel industry with all the cheating and deception that occur, but that's typically not the brands that we discuss here (unless we talk about Mrs Noodles handbag purchases :hide:)

post #23747 of 37497
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

MiC vs MiI:

Out of curiosity (because changing your mind is a windmill I don't want to charge at), Noodles, would you buy a slightly inferior product which is MiI and pass up a slightly superior product which is MiC?

 

I am refusing to buy MIC because the history and perception of low quality. If I know that MIC is better, then I will buy MIC over MIL. I just heard too many bad things about MIC. I have made in Vietnam, made in Peru, made in Turkey, etc. I am basing all this on what I've seen and the history behind MIC. 

 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Noodles, I suspect this tailor has done you a favor. From what I've seen of those pants, they are not the right cut for "no break".

@sugarbutch @gdl203

SB, you're going to give me a picnic attack. I will redo all my trousers just because of this. :decisions:

 

Greg, your thoughts on what SB said. I mean, Formosa suits are pretty traditional so I do not understand what he means by "they are not the right cut for "no break."

 

Give me a break, SB.

 

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
 

 

I don't deny the existence of this massive "made-in-Italy" apparel industry with all the cheating and deception that occur, but that's typically not the brands that we discuss here (unless we talk about Mrs Noodles handbag purchases :hide:)

 
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Maybe he is just saying calm down. Not every little detail has to be perfect. Also, break is very subjective. If you like break, have break, if you don't like break, and don't mind showing a bit of sock sometimes, then do that. You want to cuff? Cuff. No cuff? Doesn't matter. It's not a written standard.

I've come to dislike breaks but like cuffs when it used to be the reverse.

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I'm not sure what SB means actually.  The leg opening is 20 or 21cm, I think, so not a wide leg - it will look fine with a slight or no break.

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Maybe he is just saying relax, not every little detail has to be perfect.

Also, break and cuffing are very subjective. If you like it, have it. Don't like break? Don't have it.

Doesn't matter. It's not a written standard.

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Edited by venividivicibj - 5/19/15 at 12:01pm
post #23750 of 37497
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Maybe he is just saying calm down. Not every little detail has to be perfect. Also, break is very subjective. If you like break, have break, if you don't like break, and don't mind showing a bit of sock sometimes, then do that. You want to cuff? Cuff. No cuff? Doesn't matter. It's not a written standard.

It's also not 100% consistant unless you wear suspenders, since pants tend to float up and down.
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Also, Noodles. This is why you have the tailor pin the trouser legs at the length you want while being sure to wear them where you like them to sit on your waist.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Also, Noodles. This is why you have the tailor pin the trouser legs at the length you want while being sure to wear them where you like them to sit on your waist.

Never had a problem with my neighborhood tailor. She pinned. This tailor by the office just marked off and didn't pin. The results are FAIL.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Never had a problem with my neighborhood tailor. She pinned. This tailor by the office just marked off and didn't pin. The results are FAIL.

If you like a tailor, stick with them.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


If you like a tailor, stick with them.

Yes. Oh how I regret not sticking with my neighborhood tailor. It just was more convenient to go during the day to a tailor near the office. My hood tailor works like 10 to 6. I can't even get home by 6 pm. 

 

No break is good...to my eyes. 

 

By the way, I found a place called purseblog and they were trash talking about a particular LV purse that my wife wanted. I showed her that and was able to avoid a $4,400 disaster. I asked her what is the purpose of a purse? To carry stuff? A plastic bag can do that just as well as a Chanel or a Hermes purse. 

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That's a wonderful break right there.
post #23756 of 37497
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

That's a wonderful break right there.

 

I agree.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I asked her what is the purpose of a purse? To carry stuff? A plastic bag can do that just as well as a Chanel or a Hermes purse. 

 

You can ask the same about a suit. using that logic, a $100 suit =  a $6000 bespoke suit. 

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

 

You can ask the same about a suit. using that logic, a $100 suit =  a $6000 bespoke suit. 

She didn't bother...LOL

 

I just realized that if I start acting normal and smart, then that will be the end of this forum. :crackup:

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No, I am here to entertain. I hope I am not so stupid in real life as I come across this forum. :rotflmao: 

 

I think @Claghorn probably thought that this thread would last a very short time.

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