Hugo & Hugo Boss what's the difference? - Page 2
Baldessarini is sold in Europe but is its own brand, no longer part of Hugo Boss.
The Hugo red line, however, fits me pretty much perfect OTR so that I can deal with. Again I wouldn't pay retail, but at a good discount Hugo Red is a great buy and great fit for me. Also, I see very little difference in quality between Hugo Red and Mainline.
For some reason, that doesn't bother me at all. Mercedes also has a history with the nazis, but I still like 'em.
I'm sure you can find suits out there with better quality like Canali and Zegna. The harder part is finding better quality suits with a similar fit in the same price range. I'm sure there are some great ones, but it narrows the field when you decide you don't want a boxy cut jacket don't want pants that have a rise that sits above the navel... even if it's canvassed.
I bought the Hugo Boss men's jacket from the orange range, and after now coming to the point it could do with a good wash, after reading the care label I am wondering what an earth wet reduced means? I took it to the dry cleaners and they inform me it cannot be washed. After googling wet reduced I find this is a washing process called wet cleaning??? Who has heard of this wash process... wet cleaning???? Not even the dry cleaners have heard of it? Is there now a service for wet cleaners???? Then when reading the second label on the same garment, I notice how extremely poorly written it is, and in fact has been written twice??!! This is what it says on my label .....'This product has gone through a special finishing process to give it this special look wash this garment separately or with similar colours when it is new as the dye may fade onto other materials and upholstery wash this garment separately or with similar colours when it is new as the dye may fade onto other materials and upholstery.... spot the major error?? Special, is this the best word they could come up with and hence wrote it twice? Seriously £350 on a coat that to be quiet frank is pretty god damn average, the fur or whatever it is supposed to be looks like a manky cat now!! £350!!!.....any they haven't even been bothered to review weather their care label actually makes sense?? ...Then they want to try and be clever and modern by throwing in its need to be wet cleaned???!
Discovered today my first suit ever from 10 years ago - Hugo by Hugo Boss ie the Red line - is a 70%wool/30% polyester(!) fabric. >:/
Checked the other two reds I own and they're polyester-free. Same goes for the Boss ie black I own (as one would expect). The more recent reds being fine might indicate that they knocked this off in recent years but kinda answers the question: red Hugo isn't just trim and youth and more trendy blah blah- it's cheaper.
*Interestingly the three reds were all made in Turkey vs Bulgaria and one Slovenia for all my Boss black. Kinda amusing to get an eye into the supply chain lol
Anyway you can feel the coarseness (what the hell did I know back then lol) and this puppy is obv now headed for goodwill.