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Clad Man Incotex Sale - Buyer Beware!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Spark, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Viral

    Viral Well-Known Member

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    I assume you are steadily buying the mainline Incos at $400 each then?

    What is the main difference that makes the ones in question "crap diffusion"?
     
  2. Beatlegeuse

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    I saw curzon's post below and read the article that he referenced. Diffusion lines usually take a brand name that everyone knows, then cheaps out on all the fabrics and finishings, and still tries to sell it for a premium price by tricking the consumer that it's the real thing. FWIW, I haven't handled the Incotex Ivory pants myself, but if you read the first post in this thread, it illustrates pretty well that a lot of the high end details that are found on mainline Incotex are missing from the Ivory line.

    Also, I'm usually pretty wary about stuff that shows up on Gilt anyway, since they are known to carry lines of merch that is made specifically for Gilt, which is pretty much always crap with a brand name stamped on it (i.e. their A. Testoni shoes are not of the same quality that is carried by other retailers, such as eHaberdasher)

     
  3. cthip

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    wish i had read this thread before i ordered them from myhabit. i guess the red flag should have been when they suddenly became available on my waitlist for the second and third time. . . .
     
  4. Hockey3081

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    So I guess at $300 they aren't worth it, but for $90 pants are they ok? I have to dress nicely but I manage an apartment community that is under construction so I don't like wear my clothes that are overly expensive on site.
     
  5. StockwellDay

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    Spend $~30 more and buy some wools from Howard Yount, Virtual Clothes Horse, or Shop the Finest.
     
  6. reidrothchild

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    I purchased some Ivory Incotex Inside corduroy pants over the weekend. These were at a discount retailer on the same rack with a bunch of other trousers made by Ballin (Rendez Vous, Alan Flusser, etc.). Don't know if this has already been mentioned in this thread or not, but the interwebz confirmed for me that these pants are, indeed, made by Ballin:

    http://www.mrketplace.com/2629/ballin-to-produce-incotex-licensed-pant-line/

    I can't add anything to what others have said with regards to how these stack up to actual incotex pants, as I don't own any. However, the quality is pretty good, and the fit is excellent. I'd pay between $50 and $100 for a pair of these in a fabric I liked.
     
  7. Azul

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    is ballin good?
     
  8. brokencycle

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    Bump on this because they are on Gilt again today. Anyone else try these?
     
  9. razl

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    Not I. Lots of the fabrics looked great (there was a tan wool/linen mix I was drooling over) but 9 1/4 rise is just not going to work for me. I might have rolled the dice on a few if the cut was more classic, but no way as they are.
     
  10. masaccio

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    Also now featured on MyHabit. StyFo always comes through in answering these types of "should I/shouldn't I" type of questions!
     
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    "Ivory Incotex" back on Gilt again. Glad I found this thread.
     
  12. heybear

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    Bump with a question about relativity. Granted that Incotex Ivory should not be spoken of in the same sentence as mainline Incotex. But then in what company does it properly belong? Once Ivory falls into the deeply discounted territory (below $75, say) of Land's End and things like that, does it become a worthwhile choice (again, compared to similar things at that sub-$80 price point)? Not investment quality, obviously, but is it a reasonable option for someone looking for decent fabrics and slim cuts?
     

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