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Zara

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by muchisgiven, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Zara's great for slimmer casual shirts and, occasionally, odd trousers. Cheap, good fit, so decent value.

    You just need to check the fabric label carefully and give anything you intend buying a quick once over to check it hasn't slipped through quality control by mistake.
     
  2. kmistry

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    I own a few Zara items. I tend to put them above H&M, below J. Crew. Zara proves very tempting especially as it isn't absurdly expensive and the items are very aesthetically pleasing. But at the end of the day I would just look out for a used version of the higher end piece of clothing they are trying to copy. Zara quality is mediocre and their pieces often look better on the shelf. And it's such a shame because they do a great job of imitating exactly what loafers I want.
     
  3. ALFAMALE

    ALFAMALE Well-Known Member

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    So I was just looking for recommendations....

    I would say Mexx is the Dutch equivalent to Zara.
     
  4. montyharding

    montyharding Well-Known Member

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    I have bought a couple of Zara suits and even an ad-hoc dinner suit when I didn't have one handy. (When I tell people I never travel without a dinner suit, they get to thinking I'm some sort of James Bond. If only) You get what you pay for IMO - dreck. I think I still have one of the suits at the back of my closet, but I never wore them past their temporary stand-in period.
     
  5. TiesNotOptional

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    Mexx is another good brand for reasonably cheap suits/shirts (though I prefer Zara personally) but I always find the arms to be much too short for me, and I'm not tall either..
     
  6. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    Read expensive !!
     
  7. sportin_life

    sportin_life Well-Known Member

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    Zara is okay. I used to own several of their shirts but they definitely start to fall apart at the seams, buttons fall off, etc. after several wearings. I've never looked at Mexx?

    In my opinion, Zara is best for their jackets/coats if you're planning on wearing it for only 1 season. You can grab them for ~ $150 and they are cut much better than what you would get at BR/J Crew and they don't break the bank.

    Costume National is a great brand, but as mentioned above, very expensive. I own several coats from them and will have to admit that even though they look great and are cut slim, the quality is lacking for the pricepoint.
     

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