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Big haul of Borrellis dumped @ FB

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Whole boatload of shirts, coats, vests, trousers and even shoes. I tried on a pair of suede ankle boots that while being in my size refused to flex much as far as the soles go
. You feel as though Virgil Sollozzo has fiited you with cement boots, I swear
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Shoe prices range from $299 to $549 ( monks, lace-ups, bluchers, suedes) , plus they threw some Gravatis in the mix.
 

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Originally Posted by Christofuh
Whole boatload of shirts, coats, vests, trousers and even shoes. I tried on a pair of suede ankle boots that while being in my size refused to flex much as far as the soles go
. You feel as though Virgil Sollozzo has fiited you with cement boots, I swear
.
Shoe prices range from $299 to $549 ( monks, lace-ups, bluchers, suedes) , plus they threw some Gravatis in the mix.


Crap, thankfully I am not in Boston otherwise there would go the mortgage
 

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Same deal at Connecticut Avenue Filene's in Washington, D.C.
 

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What's the quality of Borelli shoes anyway? How much would be a good price for one, like that pair of suede ankle boots?
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
Crap, thankfully I am not in Boston otherwise there would go the mortgage


Oh crap. I am in Boston. Worst/best news ever.
 

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I went by today. They have Royal collection Borrelli shirts which were pretty amazing. SHoes seemed tapped out

They had some amazing cashmere though -- some light pieces and some very (sinfully) thick
 

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I've got a 20% off coupon for Filene's if anyone needs it. It's an attachemnt so you need to PM your email address.
 

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Originally Posted by josepidal
http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-Gorgeous-BOR...QQcmdZViewItem
Is this one of the loafers dumped in Filene's?


Probably not. Look at where the item is located. Usually after a nice load making it to FB, you will see items popping up on fleabay. I've seen at least 2 people making a living of flipping FB finds.
 

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What bargains, exactly, have been found in FB? High end item closeouts on 75% off or higher?
 

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Originally Posted by josepidal
What bargains, exactly, have been found in FB? High end item closeouts on 75% off or higher?

Once in a while, you'll see stuff from high end department stores, even from Louis Boston. I once bought about 10 pairs of wool slacks for $40/each, while they retailed for no less than $285 (I forgot which store they came from).
 

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Hint, Hint: both Mitchells and Richards are located in CT
 

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I am 22 and just getting into the world of suits. I got a Zegna "cloth" suit for $400 at the FB sale.....is that a good deal? Do I return or keep? I am a 40R
 

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"Zegna cloth" does not guarentee a quality suit - although the cloth is probably very nice. $400 (around GBP£210 - i have to convert, as I am British!!) is the going rate really...what is the brand of the suit - that will confirm if it was a good deal.

For instance, I sell Loro Piana, Zegna etc cloth suits from branded manufacturers for around £170-£200. A proper Ermenegildo Zegna suit I would retail for around £300 - £400 (brand new).

It takes time to learn what's good and what's not! But you are in the right place to learn (i am still learning, and i have been in this business for 3 years!)

All the best,
John.
 

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Originally Posted by itzperch
I am 22 and just getting into the world of suits. I got a Zegna "cloth" suit for $400 at the FB sale.....is that a good deal? Do I return or keep? I am a 40R

These have been discussed here many times here before, generally with annoyance that FB would try to pawn off on the public a no-name suit as a Loro Piana suit. As was said, the fabric is probably nice as LP does nice work. The issue though is construction -- Loro Piana did not make this suit. It was probably made in a sweatshop in Southern China. If it fits you perfectly, then perhaps it's worth $400. If not,then absolutely return it. In any event, don't expect the suit to last more than 2 or 3 years before it starts to age-out, where the lapels won't lie flat, the padding under the suit's front begins to bubble (esp. if you get it dry cleaned), and the shoulder pads become uneven or wrinkled.
 

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