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post #16246 of 28869

Hi guys, could anybody shed some light on the world of Chinese Faux-Italiano brands? My current understanding is that many of them come from the same factory, just with different names (sometimes more than one per suit) tacked on.

Browsing past threads, I've gathered that

Joseph Bach=Abito Sartoriale=Luciano Bardelli=Mattazari Uomo=Marco Valentino

 

Can anybody confirm this relation?

I'm asking because I recently purchased a "Luciano Bardelli" blazer for $340 thinking it was essentially the same as a "Marco Valentino" which based on some of the feedback on these boards, is considered to be a decent quality, entry-level make. It's navy and 100% wool with a half Canvass, fits me quite well and appears to be of good quality. Should I keep it as sort of a "beginner's blazer" or should I attempt to return it tomorrow.

 

I ended up buying it because I couldn't really find a better deal in NYC (probably doin' it wrong; my inexperience is showing), and the next best thing I came across was a Versace sport coat for $346@ Saks, and that thing was fused and 65% polyester.

 

(Also, it says that the fabric is by Marzotto)


Edited by thisisfun - 7/26/12 at 3:44pm
post #16247 of 28869

I recently bought a shoe care kit and it came with shoe cream in black and brown. Are any of the ingredients dangerous to the health of my shoes? Or is it the standard stuff:

Aliphatic hydrocarbon, light aromatic solvent naphta, diethylene glycol
 

post #16248 of 28869
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


Assuming it's not some weird color or pattern, it sounds like a good deal.
Bear in mind, the Madison cut tends to be Brooks' more full cut and traditionally styled suit. It's what I prefer, but I believe most of the folks here on SF would prefer a more modern, slim-fitting suits, like the Fitzgerald.
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Michael

They had Fitzgeralds as well, which I ended up preferring. Had a large selection off sizes and styles, so I didn't feel rushed to make a buy. I may go back tomorrow.

post #16249 of 28869

can anyone recommend some moderately priced (~$100) skinny trousers/slacks......literally every pair I try on are too baggy at the leg opening...I don't want skin tight, but I really want a tapered opening that has no break...thanks!

post #16250 of 28869

LAGUNA BEACH

 

in for a quick trip, any shopping spots that should not be missed?

post #16251 of 28869
http://bit.ly/MNszLN - Just bought this. Seems real? Good buy?
post #16252 of 28869

I'm looking for a very specific type of shoe I have been having trouble to find. Anyone know where I can find an antiqued slip-on loafer in a tan or cognac color type? Any sites or designer suggestions would be great. Thanks 

post #16253 of 28869
At a maximum of $500 what other choices of sleek tassel loafers in brown suede are there besides C&J Cavendish and Carmina Uetam Last?

http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Cavendish-Darkbrown-Suede
http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/new-carmina-tan-suede-tassel-loafers-uetam-last
post #16254 of 28869
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Originally Posted by logikel View Post

can anyone recommend some moderately priced (~$100) skinny trousers/slacks......literally every pair I try on are too baggy at the leg opening...I don't want skin tight, but I really want a tapered opening that has no break...thanks!

What is the maximum you are willing to spend? If you can push the 100 USD limit take a look at Epaulet.
post #16255 of 28869
logikel, I do second the Epaulet Rivet Chinos.
As I told you earlier, I do not think there are quality chinos below the price tag of Epaulet.
At least try.
Quality > Quantity.
Also every pair of quality trousers will need hemming.
post #16256 of 28869
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Originally Posted by logikel View Post

can anyone recommend some moderately priced (~$100) skinny trousers/slacks......literally every pair I try on are too baggy at the leg opening...I don't want skin tight, but I really want a tapered opening that has no break...thanks!

You could also try Relwen (at Steven Alan). The RRP of $158.00 is reduced to $62.30 - (once the item is added to your cart an additional 30% is taken off).

I own a couple of their sweaters and the construction is awesome - very durable. I have no idea how these fit but they might be worth considering.
post #16257 of 28869
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Quality > Quantity.
Also every pair of quality trousers will need hemming.

+1

But not every pair of quality trousers requires hemming, there is always the bespoke option smile.gif
post #16258 of 28869

I am seeking advice regarding body odor and button-up dress shirts.  Every time I wear any type of long-sleeved button up shirt I start to notice they start smelling under the armpits after about 3-4 hours of wear.  This occurs regardless of whether I am just sitting around or walking a lot.  Deodorant does not seem to help.  I usually wear a cotton/poly undershirt.

 

I only have this problem with button-up dress shirts and moisture-wicking shirts.  I never have problems with any of my other shirts.

 

I just wish they would last all day without getting smelly.  Does anyone have any advice for dealing with this?
 

post #16259 of 28869
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Originally Posted by guest1 View Post

I am seeking advice regarding body odor and button-up dress shirts.  Every time I wear any type of long-sleeved button up shirt I start to notice they start smelling under the armpits after about 3-4 hours of wear.  This occurs regardless of whether I am just sitting around or walking a lot.  Deodorant does not seem to help.  I usually wear a cotton/poly undershirt.

I only have this problem with button-up dress shirts and moisture-wicking shirts.  I never have problems with any of my other shirts.

I just wish they would last all day without getting smelly.  Does anyone have any advice for dealing with this?

 

Anti-perspirant?
post #16260 of 28869
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Originally Posted by guest1 View Post

I am seeking advice regarding body odor and button-up dress shirts.  Every time I wear any type of long-sleeved button up shirt I start to notice they start smelling under the armpits after about 3-4 hours of wear.  This occurs regardless of whether I am just sitting around or walking a lot.  Deodorant does not seem to help.  I usually wear a cotton/poly undershirt.

 

I only have this problem with button-up dress shirts and moisture-wicking shirts.  I never have problems with any of my other shirts.

 

I just wish they would last all day without getting smelly.  Does anyone have any advice for dealing with this?
 

 

Maybe see a dermatologist? Do you sweat a lot? I used to then I got a prescription antiperspirant    

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