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Hugo Boss is crapola

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by oaw01, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. vitaminc

    vitaminc Well-Known Member

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    Back on topic. I don't mean to defend any company that commits false advertising, but what are people talking about when they say their stuff is "falling apart". Is this after a wash? Does fall apart mean the threads are coming off or just creases not holding. Be more specific because we all need to know what to watch out next time we see Boss clothing at a store. I have a French cuff, Slim Fit, Easy Iron Hugo Boss Martin shirt that fits perfectly, and I get compliments. I like everything about it (except the price). Is the shirt going to explode? Should I hand wash it?
    I don't know. I have some Boss suits/shirts that been through 3 years of abuse and are still in my rotation. Boss staff is overpriced. But that doesn't mean that they are very low quality or "falling apart" after minor usage as a lot of member here claimed. IME, some of their stuff are still better than BR/JCrew.
     
  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    I have a French cuff, Slim Fit, Easy Iron Hugo Boss Martin shirt that fits perfectly, and I get compliments. I like everything about it (except the price). Is the shirt going to explode? Should I hand wash it?

    Boss shirts are so overpriced here. They seem good quality compared to the usual fare we get here, but I think 'why would I pay $200 for a Turkish Boss when I get MTM shirts for not much more, and I can choose my colour, fabric, collar, cut etc. etc?' Its a no-brainer.
     
  3. Astan

    Astan Well-Known Member

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    i dunno i hate the stuff my dad really likes it though. but i think thats only for the popular name.
     
  4. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Well-Known Member

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    Boss suits are crap and Boss Selection suits seem like the same thing with unfinished sleeves. However, I like the fabrics and slim cuts of their shirts and pants. They are often fairly easy to find at discount.

    Baldessarini suits were made by Caruso but are not very easy to find.
     
  5. mkarim

    mkarim Well-Known Member

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    +1, hell I used to have a closet full of these things. [​IMG]

    Me too - until I found SF...
     
  6. beansprouts1

    beansprouts1 Well-Known Member

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    I personally like the cut on the HUGO shirts and slim black label shirts. You can find them especially cheap at bloomingdales these days, usually for under 40 bucks a shirt.
     
  7. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Well-Known Member

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    Me too - until I found SF...

    Exactly. [​IMG]
     
  8. CharlesAlexander

    CharlesAlexander Well-Known Member

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    Meh, I don't mind their suits at a deep discount.
     
  9. mkarim

    mkarim Well-Known Member

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    Boss suits are crap and Boss Selection suits seem like the same thing with unfinished sleeves. However, I like the fabrics and slim cuts of their shirts and pants. They are often fairly easy to find at discount.

    Baldessarini suits were made by Caruso but are not very easy to find.


    Can't one buy better-quality shirts somewhere else and have them tailored to get a similar cut?
     
  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of that movie... [​IMG]
     
  11. contaygious

    contaygious Well-Known Member

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    I like their polos, boxers, and they have some nice overcoats, but that's all I buy from them. Oh and I have a pair of their optical glasses I like.
     
  12. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Well-Known Member

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    Is Bose really that bad? I'm no audiophile but I'm pretty happy with my sound system, although it did cost a pretty penny at the time. Any chance for a quick PM to talk about it? (I'm not looking to be flatly told it sucks. I think what i've got is good and I like it, I'm just curious why some people hate Bose)

    Bose is extremely over-rated.
     
  13. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Well-Known Member

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    Had good luck with my Boss suit I purchase last fall. Only paid a little over $200 and about $30 at the tailor. Since then I found SF and have added a Zegna, Paul Stuart, and Canali. Thanks SF
     
  14. mkarim

    mkarim Well-Known Member

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    Bose is extremely over-rated.

    EXTREMELY!!!
     
  15. Boss1982

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    I bought a Boss Red Label suit about 2 years ago. It held up pretty well until recently when some of the threads started to rip. I got it fixed for free since my grandfather is a tailor. Now is it cause i gained a little bit of weight one time after that and must have tore it the way i sat or tugged somehow or even ran - i don't remember, or is ist just mediocre stitching. I did spend a lot of money it, around $500. I'm never buying another Boss suit for close to that amount.

    I own quite a few boss jeans, pants and shirts, and so far they have been working well for me. I do enjoy their cuts and styles. Also, I also don't think they are worth the regular price - never, I usually by my Boss clothes from N. rack or filene's and even saks fifth when they had the huge sale for an avg of 20-40 dollars - that includes dress pants, jeans or shirts.

    I do love their underwear, verycomfortable, smooth and quite housing.
     
  16. SeriousBusiness

    SeriousBusiness Well-Known Member

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    I have a blue BOSS dress shirt which I got on sale a couple years ago which I quite like. I also got a couple plain V neck black t-shirts on sale as well. They fit nice, maybe a little short though.
     
  17. Boss1982

    Boss1982 Well-Known Member

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    I personally like the cut on the HUGO shirts and slim black label shirts. You can find them especially cheap at bloomingdales these days, usually for under 40 bucks a shirt.

    I saw a black and white color HUGO label in online bloomies yes, but i didn't feel like paying for their shipping. I have a slim fit HUGO label shirt - it's a beautiful shirt with great fitting for me. I've wore it many times, I got it on sale from Barney's outlet in leesburg for less than 40$.
    The bloomies in white flint mall, md has quite few Boss clothes. They used to carry Zegna too but they stopped recently.
     
  18. rioni

    rioni Well-Known Member

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    Let me guess, you're a boss fan?

    I saw a black and white color HUGO label in online bloomies yes, but i didn't feel like paying for their shipping. I have a slim fit HUGO label shirt - it's a beautiful shirt with great fitting for me. I've wore it many times, I got it on sale from Barney's outlet in leesburg for less than 40$.
    The bloomies in white flint mall, md has quite few Boss clothes. They used to carry Zegna too but they stopped recently.
     
  19. GoAussieGo

    GoAussieGo Active Member

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    I only buy Hugo Boss casual gear (the orange? label) - its actually good quality and lasts very well. Their casual shoes and boots arent bad either.
     
  20. Boss1982

    Boss1982 Well-Known Member

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    Let me guess, you're a boss fan?

    perfectly valid question
    couple of reasons i chose this ID - 1) i do own some boss clothes
    2) a friend of mine told me about a fellah from his university whose 1st name was Boss
    so the nickname is inspired from the above reasons!
     

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