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post #1 of 38
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Great casual wear but completely over-priced. Fuck em- I mean they get on my nerves: cause I like the style but its also just ridiculous. What do you/everyone think?
post #2 of 38
I find their shirts to have a very inconsistent fit, that isn't true to size in the neck and short in the arm.

Their sweaters are very nice but I favor the Cucinelli fit over LP.

I like the look of their sport coats but they never seem to fit me very well.

All in all I like the looks of their things and the fabrics are beautiful but the fit never works. It is either too short or too boxy.
post #3 of 38
I have a very nice, almost completely unconstructed Loro Piana sports coat in their cashmere coarsehair fabric. It's lovely and fits very well, but I wouldn't dream of paying anything like retail for it. Holdfast has mentioned the LP outlet store in Bicester occasionally; I wonder what the prices there are like.
post #4 of 38
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Holdfast has mentioned the LP outlet store in Bicester occasionally; I wonder what the prices there are like.

Still painful.

It's the difference between an MI and just angina, though.
post #5 of 38
One of my shirtmakers normally charge around EUR 100-160 for a shirt (for example, around EUR 150 for shirts of really nice Italian or Suiss cotton or linen). I once noticed that he had a sample book from Loro Piana, and there was a nice linen cloth, white with kind of burgundy stripes. A shirt therefrom would have cost me more than EUR 300 (was it EUR 350?).
The shirtmaker once made me a "normal" (non-LP) Italian linen shirt that cost me EUR 150 or 160 and its wonderful. One of my favourite shirts. Don't know if the Loro Piana cloth would make for a "twice as nice" shirt.
But maybe you wanted to discuss the LP clothing items, not the cloths...
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post #7 of 38
I agree that the prices are outrageous, BUT they do make beautiful coats . I have the roadster in both cotton and cashmere. I have my eye on the Martingala but not sure if I'm want to spend $5K .
post #8 of 38
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Sounds medical.

Surgical, I think.

I had a complete walletectomy last time I was there...

To be honest, even at outlet, their prices are so steep that I haven't popped in for about a year or so. I do like their casual stuff though - quite beautiful.
post #9 of 38
I have a coat by LP. Everything else by LP is way overpriced and cannot be backed up by quality.
post #10 of 38
I think their outerwear is top notch and I love their sweaters, but I wouldn't buy anything else from them unless it was deeply discounted. Fortunately, it often is.
post #11 of 38
Fantastic fabrics often other designers purchase fabric from the LP mill and produce suits and jackets, really good fabric.
post #12 of 38
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Sounds medical.

Both heart conditions I believe...
post #13 of 38
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Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
Great casual wear but completely over-priced. Fuck em- I mean they get on my nerves: cause I like the style but its also just ridiculous. What do you/everyone think?

Agree completely.
I wrote them off long ago.
Just out of my range.
post #14 of 38
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But maybe you wanted to discuss the LP clothing items, not the cloths...

I thought loro piana is all about the fabric quality.
post #15 of 38
Totally addicting - I love the look, feel and fit. I have about six of their sports jackets, navy in the baby cashmere may be my single most favorite piece of clothing - wear with jeans, khakis or dressier - works with all.

Also have a few of their leather pieces from vest to down parka - and again the look, feel and fit is fantastic.

Most recent buys are a cashmere storm system overcoat with removeable vest and a hooded jacket in the baby cashmere. Can't wait for cooler weather!
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