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(Roy @ 06 Dec. 2004, 1:11)
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117,06 Dec. 2004, 9:23
Are we talking about styling or construction now?  Oxxford certainly has superior construction to almost every suiting on that list, however, it is made in a fairly conservative cut.
Is Oxxford American or British? I have never heard of the brand before, I don't think I have seen it anywhere in Holland.
American, from Chicago.  Website: http://www.oxxfordclothes.com/ koji
It does look very nice, how does it compare to say Attolini or Kiton?
post #32 of 56
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(drizzt3117 @ 06 Dec. 2004, 9:23) Are we talking about styling or construction now? Oxxford certainly has superior construction to almost every suiting on that list, however, it is made in a fairly conservative cut.
Is Oxxford American or British? I have never heard of the brand before, I don't think I have seen it anywhere in Holland.
American, and very boring. Excuse me while I hold up a riot shield to block incoming projectiles of the vegetable variety.
post #33 of 56
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(Roy @ 06 Dec. 2004, 1:11)
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117,06 Dec. 2004, 9:23
Are we talking about styling or construction now?  Oxxford certainly has superior construction to almost every suiting on that list, however, it is made in a fairly conservative cut.
Is Oxxford American or British? I have never heard of the brand before, I don't think I have seen it anywhere in Holland.
American, and very boring. Excuse me while I hold up a riot shield to block incoming projectiles of the vegetable variety.
Stylingwise it's no Etro of course. But the craftsmanship does look good on their website.
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Oxxford is fairly plain in terms of the cut of their suits, although their Crest models are quite a bit more fashion forward than their normal line. They are regarded as the equal of Kiton, Brioni, Attolini, etc... in terms of quality of construction.
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Certainly some of the models (Gibbons, Rennaisance, etc.) have been around since the paleozoic era, but they have made a conscious effort to include some more 'modern' cuts recently, without compromising the quality of their craftsmanship. koji
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I would go as far as to say that their workmanship gives Attolini, Kiton and Co. a good run for their money. On the otherhand, stylewise, wearing Oxxford will make you look like a congressman. Do you really want that? Here than is my blanket opinion of all the brands (of suits) popular or popularly discussed on the forum: If you are under 35, or a young 40, and are not stuck in some I-banking money laundering scheme and are not a professional classical musician, wear suits by Gucci, Helmut Lang, Costume National, Jil Sander, Martin Margiela, Dries van Noten. Live a little. Your suits are for fun, not for work. And "timeless" is for when you are over 50, have let your body go, and can't really be bothered anymore. If your profession requires you to dress conservatively, wear as much Italian suiting as possible, then English, and lastly, American. Wearing an Oxxford suit will age you 20 years immediately, and not in a way that says that you have drank life to the fullest. Finally, don't let your spending on clothing get in the way of travel, good food, good family, etc., etc... I love good gear as much as anyone. But enough is enough.
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LA Guy, have you seen some of their modern Crest stuff? I think it looks a bit more modern, Oxxford has made an effort to spice up their lineup a bit. I agree with some of what you've written, I tend to like Roman style suits generally but it's really a matter of taste. BTW, is Belvest considered Neapoitalian?
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How does versace couture compare to RLPL, Armani classico, Borrelli, Kiton etc? Also how does Barbera and lsaia compare with Kiton and oxxford? Thanks in advance.
Marc, over the past 15 years I have owned suits by Gianni Versace Couture , Versace Couture (Donatella's renaming and move to fused suits predominantly), Kiton, Armani Classico and Isaia. My experience?  Quality wise (after going home and taking each suit out and comparing) the order would be: (1) Kiton (although I rate Brioni and Borrelli higher) (2) Isaia (3) Gianni Versace Couture (Zegna-made in Gianni's day and fully canvassed) (3) Armani Classico (I was told Giorgio ONLY has a hand in this line as it is his directional statement from top to down for the Armani Group and has nothing to do with diffusion lines or GA Black Label which are designed by a team of 30 stylists. Maybe someone more familiar with the Armani brand can elucidate). (4) Versace Couture (the tandoor-tanned Donatella has shifted the focus to fused suits made by Alias. In Australia, 75% of the Versace Couture suits are made by Alias and therefore fused according to Gianni Versace Melbourne MD). However, on how the suit looks and its aesthetic appeal I think the Versace suits are easily the most beautiful for the under 40s demographic. They sit "just right" and are very comfortable (alot use silk in the wool blends). Beautiful embroidered linings, lovely carved buttons, lovely colour shades that scream modernism, lovely individual belt loops and pocket cuts. Nobody makes as good looking a black suit as Gianni Versace Couture IMO (fully sik bro.). And they go cheaply at eBay while Donatella's Versace Couture line sells for more (primarily because new is seen as better. Go figure) The Armani Classico are the ugliest suits without a doubt - very 1930s-like and very old fashioned in dreary colours and wide cuts to fit the everyman. Great if you are Don Corleone. Just my 2 cents worth.
post #39 of 56
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LA Guy, have you seen some of their modern Crest stuff?  I think it looks a bit more modern, Oxxford has made an effort to spice up their lineup a bit. I agree with some of what you've written, I tend to like Roman style suits generally but it's really a matter of taste.  BTW, is Belvest considered Neapoitalian?
Belvest is more along the lines of a Barbera cut (the suits are made in Venice). koji
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(drizzt3117 @ 06 Dec. 2004, 9:23) Are we talking about styling or construction now?  Oxxford certainly has superior construction to almost every suiting on that list, however, it is made in a fairly conservative cut.
Is Oxxford American or British? I have never heard of the brand before, I don't think I have seen it anywhere in Holland.
I do not think you can find it anywhere in Nederlands.
post #41 of 56
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At a place in Holland, they have a nice collection. [...] But I doubt this place will be interesting for the majority on this board.
For the majority on this board perhaps not, but there are members of the forum who live in the Netherlands. The name/address of such a shop may be of interest to them, should they not already know it... . MtB PS: I like your avatar and the tribute you pay with it.
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(Roy @ 06 Dec. 2004, 06:14) At a place in Holland, they have a nice collection. [...] But I doubt this place will be interesting for the majority on this board.
For the majority on this board perhaps not, but there are members of the forum who live in the Netherlands. The name/address of such a shop may be of interest to them, should they not already know it... . MtB PS: I like your avatar and the tribute you pay with it.
I am a member of this boards Dutch little brother I've seen your username coming by quite a few times there too. But the store I was talking about was Sartoria. About my avatar: I thought the man was pretty much the only style icon we had in our little country.
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www.ebay.nl
All the shirts I have bought the last half year were either custom made Barba's or Borrelli's. I'd rather pay a bit more for a perfect fit and a shirt that is exactly how I want it to be.
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I was referring to a source for Oxxford in the Netherlands...
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