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Your favorite pretend-Italian labels.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    I know Jon.

    How many people actually live down there anyway?
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    I would be really surprised if there are 2000 people living on the Argentine side.

    Jon.
     
  3. tdial

    tdial Well-Known Member

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    Hilarious. I bet an American version of a Japanese version of an American version would be a pretty good fashion seller in the US right now. I'm sure somebody has done it. I don't know street wear very well...
     
  4. 4Mica

    4Mica Well-Known Member

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    Ushuaia Sheep Shearing Team
     
  5. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    LOL [​IMG] Jon.
     
  6. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    If anyone saw "The Family Man" with Nic Cage, he tries on a Zegna suit and later his wife surprises him with a knockoff. "Zeena... wow, thanks hon"
     
  7. 4Mica

    4Mica Well-Known Member

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    If I remember right, when I saw that scene there seemed to be something very wrong with one of the shoulders on the suit he tried on in the store.
     
  8. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    Armani
    Kiton
    Brioni
     
  9. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Well, granted Armani could be considered a non-Italian label seeing as a plethora of their products are not made in Italy. But Brioni? And KITON?

    Kiton makes their own: suits, shirts and shoes in-house in Naples. How much more Italian can they be?

    Jon.
     
  10. RIDER

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    Never mind the Far Eastern Italian brands, we carry Italian Italian brands such as:
    Burr-oni
    Zeggnah
    Cannoli
    Mahreshhi
    Gravati...as in gravatational pull
    Marteyganee
    Burrgoaly

    got a call the other day for Hinckley Freedman...remember a customer getting very upset at Nordstrom many years ago because we didn't have any Alton-Edwards shoes...and then there was the guy who said how much he loved his Fagamoes...
     
  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    When I worked at a watch store people would come in all the time asking for:

    Pateeeek Philipeh / Philipe Pateeek

    Tak Hugher

    Bret-iling

    Blankpain

    Jager le corum (so funny)

    But, of course who can forget the most misproununced clothing name of all time:

    Ermenegildo Zegna ? (or is it Zenga? lol)

    Jon.
     
  12. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Well-Known Member

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    I frequently travel to SE asia where brand name conciousness is very high. I love to embarass my sisters in law by mispronouncing their favorite brands in shops and around their friends. Sort of having a "farmer"/ hick in your family. My favorites

    Gucci pronounced "gukki"
    versace pronounced if it was written in french "versays"
    channel pronouned like the body of water between UK and france.
    and of course Louis Vuitton is spoken "lewis waitton"
     
  13. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

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    Baldessarini
     
  14. ATM

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    I knew a guy named Versace who used that pronunciation. I guess at some point his family grew tired of correcting people and went with the flow.
     
  15. JohnMS

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    Che image,

    Mis equipos favoritos son los siguientes:

    -- Trelew (Patos)
    -- Rio Gallegos (Espanoles)
    -- Cordoba (Cachivaches)
    -- Alta Gracia (Boludos)
    -- Rio Cuarto (Salieris de Charly)

    and

    -- Salta (Chiquimulas)
     
  16. 4Mica

    4Mica Well-Known Member

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    Yo soy de River.  Cantar la cancion, millionario campeon, millionario campeon.
     
  17. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Well-Known Member

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    Murano at Dillard's...the finest 'Italian inspired' clothing designed in central Arkansas [​IMG]
     
  18. tdial

    tdial Well-Known Member

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    (oscarthewild @ April 01 2005,11:24) versace pronounced if it was written in french  "versays"
    I knew a guy named Versace who used that pronunciation. I guess at some point his family grew tired of correcting people and went with the flow.
    Ah yes, as did former NBA head coach and current TNT basketball analyst Dick Versace.
     
  19. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Oy....no.

    Jon.
     
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