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Gucci shirts -- worth it?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stu, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. Stu

    Stu Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Bluefly has some new Gucci white dress shirts for about $120, marked down from something like $240. I was wondering if generally Gucci dress shirts are worth it, as I have paid less for custom made shirts from Ascot Chang.
  2. Mike C.

    Mike C. Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    New York City
    Gucci shirts IMO are definatly NOT worth full retail price. I can find stacks of them at Century 21 for $99.99. A salesmen at Barney's once tried to sell me one for $240.00; I was like, "ummm.... no." I opted for Barney's brand shirt on sale for $85.00, which is an amazing quality shirt for the best value I've found. Rather than spend full price on Gucci, I'd  buy Barbera or even Zegna. I feel that with Gucci, sometimes you end up paying mostly for lable status. Though it is high quality, they just charge a little much.
  3. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2002
    Cygnus X-1
    I agree with the above sentiments but Gucci silk shirts are actually quite nice, though.
  4. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    there are certain labels that became well known for their quality, and there are ones who got their another way. I'd put Gucci in the latter category when it comes to clothing. While there is no doubt they make excellent accessories and probably very good clothes, I would never in a million years spend retail (or even close to retail) on Gucci clothing; just not worth it to me. For the same price you can usually get top of the line dress shirts from labels who are popular and well known for the quality of their pieces (Zegna, Barbera, Lorenzini, Ike, etc. can all be found on sale regularly for around and below $150). Just my opinion. $100 is not too much to experiment. And with Bluefly, you can always return it, very cool if you want to experiment.
  5. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2002
    I'd pay retail for gucci shoes but nothing else. That said, I'd be curious to know who manufactures their shirts (and other clothes).
  6. Renwick

    Renwick Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2002
    Cleveland Ohio
    In my experience, Guccis silk shirts are worth retail price- their other shirts are probably worth around $120 - 150, but definitely not $240 or whatever rediculous price they ask for in the boutiques.

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