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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tommy Hilfiger, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. Tommy Hilfiger

    Tommy Hilfiger Member

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    Greetings Gentlemen,

    I would like you to know that I have been reading posts here for quite some time, and am very impressed at the amount of sartorial knowledge that most members have. This has been a great resource for inspiration for future collections. By the way, what are your opinions of my current offerings?

    -TH
     
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    Right, Well Hilfiger is certainly not in my books as a good brand... although you items are getting better.
     
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    My goal is not to produce top-level items along the lines of Brioni, Kiton, or Charvet. I produce goods that appeal to a wide range of individuals. Therefore, I need to keep the styles toned-down. The majority of buyers cannot afford top-tier brands, nor the materials that go into making them. My new 'H' line is about the same quality as Hugo Boss, perhaps Burberry London.

    Thanks for the compliment, I am trying to diversify my lines slightly to appeal more to the younger professional.
     
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    Oh, and Kalra:

    My Enzo would smoke your Veyron on an actual road course.
     
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    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Well, in the off chance that I'm posting a reply to the real Mr. Hilfiger- love the new ad campaign...
     
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    Thank you. The black-and-white ads we are running in publications are especially appropriate for the 'H' line - understated, elegant, and classic.
     
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    Okay, Tommy, but mine cost more... Moreover, 0-150 in 11 seconds..... (fast enough for me), by the way how did you get hold of an Enzo, Ferrari said to me that I had not bought enought Ferraris in the past, how many have you bought?
     
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    The fact that I supply to their racing team pretty much voids the 'requirements for purchase' that all the other customers faced.

    By the way, I'm pretty sure I could get my hands on the F1 Ferrari. Want to pit the Veyron's 0-150 time against that?
     
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    If this is in fact the real Tommy Hilfiger:

    As I've said before, I really like the new ad campaign for the H line, and the striped shirts seem to be good quality for money.

    The only thing is that I haven't really gotten over the whole "Tommy" and "Tommy Jeans" oversaturation of the late nineties.

    I think what would really make me change my perception of the brand would be collaborations with heritage brands. There are some obvious matches. For example, it would be great to see I'd really like to see Tommy Hilfiger do some shirts or pants with Lilly Pulitzer, or khakis with Masons. Or a leather jacket in conjuction with Vanson or Schott. It would also be great to see half or full canvassed H suits by, say Corneliani.

    Any job openings for a PhD who'd like to try his hand in fashion?
     
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    I've seen the collection at Macy's in San Francisco. In fact, I watched the rehearsals for the H fashion show which was held outdoors in Union Square. I find the colors and patterns of the shirts to be a bit too exuberant for my taste. I can't imagine a context in which I could wear these. The collection is fun to look at, but I'm probably not your target customer.
     
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    In the event that you are indeed Tommy Hilfiger (of which I am skeptical, but such is life), welcome to the forum. In response to the question about your current offerings, I must echo LA Guy's sentiment about oversaturation; I still reel from the Tommy Hilfiger brand on account of memories of Snoop Doggy Dogg et al decking themselves out head-to-toe in Tommy.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Personally I'm impressed with the "H" line. I like the idea of bespoke touches in RTW clothing. The double vents, ticket pockets, slimmer cut, lapel stitching, etc... is something that only higher end makers offer. You can find this on some RL pieces, however the price is double. I picked up a great velvet sportcoat from the winter collection. I think you've found a void in the marketplace, and the line should do great with the pricepoint you're selling it at.
    The shirts remind me of my semester abroad in Florence last spring. All the Italian guys were wearing shirts with bold, colorful patterns, and big, high, multiple button collars.
    Good luck in the following seasons. What do you have planned for the fall?
     
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    I am pretty fond of the new 'H' line, but I'm apprehensive to it because of the baggage, so to speak, that comes to mind when thinking of Hilfiger in general. The Bowie ads are very appealing, I might add; I really like the black pinstripe suit that he wears.

    I think it was very bold to put out the H line on the Hilfiger label, instead of creating a new label completely, similarly to Nautica's John Varvatos.

    Just my two cents, assuming that this really is Mr. Hilfiger. Naturally I am skeptical, but if there were any boards on the internet which I would trust the clientel to be genuine, it would be the Style Forum. Welcome to the boards.
     
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    My entire collection will only be in the colors of my logo - red, white, and blue.  As for the fall, I was thinking of doing a reversal of what most people would expect: instead of long sleeved shirts, heavier pants, and coats, I plan on focusing on short-sleeved shirts, shorts, and plenty of linen.
     
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    I know what you mean about baggage. Think about the poor image that my daughters bring to the TH label - now that's a lot of baggage.
     
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