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I, for one, am happy that the sales are starting to slow down.
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Sir and Madame - 50% to 75% sale - code: Winter50. 

 

they got a good selection of boots (mark mcnairy & red wing) & bags at 50% off. 

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Honestly, in terms of negative publicity vs. positive publicity, it's completely worth it to eat a hundred bucks of shipping, especially in the day of the internet. And you can get a package from Italy in under a week, easily, and not even using the most expensive options. Fedex International Economy will easily do it. I am wearing a Barena sweater/jacket I got from Farfetch that I ordered last Tuesday. It got here this Tuesday.

What did you get, and how do you like it? I don't think I'd heard of them until you mentioned them, and some of their stuff looks pretty nice.
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

What did you get, and how do you like it? I don't think I'd heard of them until you mentioned them, and some of their stuff looks pretty nice.

Re. Barena

I got the Servolo jacket, which is a seriously short jacket - really, more like a cropped mandarin style cardigan than anything else. I also like the Torceo jacket, and the rope toggle shawl collar Burchiello. They always have great knit jackets and cardigans in deep, warm, colors. The stuff is all cut short and slim. If you want a more relaxed fit, you can always easily size up one. I sometimes size up one. If not, as for the Servolo, I balance it out with baggy jeans. Otherwise, you can easily end up looking like a Thom Browne. victim circa 2007. Just don't ever think of the stuff as actually sports jackets. For example, I've never seen the "blazers" actually worn with the collars down. I mean, they don't even have the pretense of a melton. The Servolo, in particular, is best to be thought of more like a modified cadet jacket/cardigan than anything else. On me, at a very normal 5'11", that jacket hits barely under my belt line. Some of the other, 3 button jackets, hit about 1/2 way down my butt - not CM approved.

Of all the different materials, I like their double thinkness wool jersey, which is a staple every FW season, best.

If you are looking for less knits, and more fabrics like pressed and boiled wools, and a more structured look, Harris Wharf London is another alternative, though they have fewer models. They are growing (this is their 6th season), while Barena has been around for literally decades.
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Originally Posted by cliffrancho View Post

Sir and Madame - 50% to 75% sale - code: Winter50. 

 

they got a good selection of boots (mark mcnairy & red wing) & bags at 50% off. 

 

Where do you enter the code?  I dont' see a spot for it.

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This is the best advice:
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January sales are typically clearance sales. We know that means when something is sold, our opportunity to buy is gone. This inspires a fear of “missing out” that we often don’t consciously notice -- which enhances the power of our emotional reaction. We may not actually know why we’re jumping to purchase that 80% off sweater that you didn’t actually want before it was reduced. This is especially potent in online shopping when you can see merchandise selling out before your eyes and can’t see who else might be considering your prize. In stores you can at least physically hold the item while you consider it’s true value. The solution is to make a list of coveted items and only buy what you’re sure wanted before it went on sale.

This is a list of things I've bought at discount this season. All these were things that, at the beginning of the season, I shelved for things I wanted more.

1) Barena jacket at 30% off - I got it on Tuesday, and have worn it 2x already. I really like the company, and I've been looking for a super short jacket to relive my 90s uniform - short, fitted, jacket or shirt, baggy jeans, kicks. At $625 or so Stateside, it was something I wanted, but not that badly. At $375 for the Navy/midnight that compliments my skin tone and hair really well, it was a no brainer. I got it on Tuesday, and wore it both Wednesday and Thursday.
2) Ralph Lauren naval overshirt - at $350 or whatever, it was way too expensive for me, for what it was. Under $200? I can hack that.
3) Stark in military green - I picked this up for under $180. Not the favorite of my starks, and you have to be careful pairing it with jeans, but for the price, and given that I wear my S.N.S. Herning sweaters so much, not a complaint in the world.
4) Margiela 2 toned belt. Super nice - just that the layers of leather tend to separate, and have needed leather glue a few times already. Still trying to solve that dilemna. Glad that I picked it up for $130. Would have been pissed to have paid a full $270 for it. I am wearing it now.
5) Robert Geller Richard cardigan/jacket at 30% off- great fit, great material. My only beef is that i) It attracts lint, and ii)it pills like crazy. I have been shaving it, but I think that in the long run, I'll just let it pill and use it for that extremely casual, just chilling out, piece. Those are actually hard to come by.
6) Lots of socks and underwear - and no one regrets buying good socks and comfortable underwear.

The only thing that I have left coming is a pair of Norsestore Tricker's, and I've been eyeing them for a while as well. If I could justify it, I might pick up some Kimmel chukkas, but I doubt very much that that's in the cards.

tbh, I think that at least for this season, I am as satisfied, if not more, with my sales items I was with my full priced items. The secret is to only buy those items that you liked anyway.
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Farfetch has great sales for all sorts of goods right now. Browse carefully, sometimes one boutique has better prices and/or discounts than another for the same item. Norsestore is also great for any number of things. Go for the stuff you really want guys.
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Yeah I was browsing FarFetch and realized they have a lot of nice stuff sans the brokerage fees you probably encounter since it is being shipped from all over the world. I am not one to complain though as I find their prices good.
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

What did you get, and how do you like it? I don't think I'd heard of them until you mentioned them, and some of their stuff looks pretty nice.

Roden Gray carried Barena for S/S12. The fabics were all very lightweight, almost sheer, and all the garments were very cropped and unstructured. I liked it but I thought it was a tad expensive for what it was (or wasn't). You can find a decent selection of Barena on Yoox from time to time.
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There were a couple Barena knits, the ones with the toggles at the collar, that made it to the last cut at tbs. Would have kopped if they weren't cropped. Oh god that rhymed facepalm.gif
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3) Stark in military green - I picked this up for under $180. Not the favorite of my starks, and you have to be careful pairing it with jeans, but for the price, and given that I wear my S.N.S. Herning sweaters so much, not a complaint in the world.

how come? i would have thought green would be perfect with denim. i have a navy fisherman that i don't like wearing with denim, not enough contrast.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Re. Barena

If you are looking for less knits, and more fabrics like pressed and boiled wools, and a more structured look, Harris Wharf London is another alternative, though they have fewer models. They are growing (this is their 6th season), while Barena has been around for literally decades.

It's odd that Barena is rarely mentioned around here. I have a Slanega and Servolo from AW12 - the fabrics, fit and raw edge finishing are superb.
post #25738 of 35512
Maas & Stacks hit 50%. If you missed the Ervell baseball knit on thecorner, they have some at M&S at 50%.
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There are a lot of good brands that go unnoticed. I find Mauro Grifoni to be underrated and rarely mentioned in these parts. Still, there it is every season at the Corner and past seasons can be picked up for a song on Yoox.
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Originally Posted by dotcomzzz View Post

There were a couple Barena knits, the ones with the toggles at the collar, that made it to the last cut at tbs. Would have kopped if they weren't cropped. Oh god that rhymed facepalm.gif

The jackets are cropped. The jersey version of that piece is slightly cropped (my brown one hits at my belt line, and a navy one actually hits well under the belt line. The cable version of that is definitely not cropped, by any measure. At 5'11" and normal torso proportions, the hem hit at just under my jeans pockets, and I wear my jeans pretty low. I think that it's still around in some places.

Styleforum SW&D is going through a wierd phase right now. People are calling anything that isn't really slouchy, which is nearly exclusively a NYC hipster thing - I don't see in anywhere else, and definitely not in most of Europe, cropped. It's like goth ninja passed through and left this single idea, that all tops should be long enough to cover your balls,
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