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Bijan.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kcgreg, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. kcgreg

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    Wildly overpriced status-symbol Italian suit label. From what I hear (on here), it does not match up to other ultra-high end suits (Kiton, Brioni, etc) in quality. Have you seen American Psycho?

    "Choose a robe - not the Bijan - and come and meet me and our guest in the living room for drinks."
     
  3. kcgreg

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    Wildly overpriced status-symbol Italian suit label. From what I hear (on here), it does not match up to other ultra-high end suits (Kiton, Brioni, etc) in quality. Have you seen American Psycho? "Choose a robe - not the Bijan - and come and meet me and our guest in the living room for drinks."
    [​IMG] There must be one heck of a marketing team to market their products like that at that level. USD 15,000?????[​IMG] It is not a Kiton!!! Maybe if I started a brand and market it at that level and better quality - I wonder how I'll do? No - should I watch American Psycho???
     
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    [​IMG] It is not a Kiton!!!

    The manufacture of many (but not all) of Bijan's pricey suit/coats has been done by Kiton.
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    The manufacture of many (but not all) of Bijan's pricey suit/coats has been done by Kiton. __________________________________
    It has to be almost twenty years since Kiton stopped making suits for Bijan. They use other similar caliber manufacturers now.
     
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    It has to be almost twenty years since Kiton stopped making suits for Bijan. They use other similar caliber manufacturers now.

    Are the handmade or machine made? Excuse the ignorance here.[​IMG]
     
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    Are the handmade or machine made? Excuse the ignorance here.[​IMG]

    I don't know. I am not one to take things apart or anything like that. I think that Brioni, Saint Andrews etc have been making the suits recently, but I really don't know. Most Italian companies do private label work for somebody.
     
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    When I think of wildly overpriced status symbol, I think of Dolce and Gabbana suits among movie stars.
     
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    I don't know. I am not one to take things apart or anything like that. I think that Brioni, Saint Andrews etc have been making the suits recently, but I really don't know. Most Italian companies do private label work for somebody.
    In the past, Belvest too, I believe.
     
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    It has to be almost twenty years since Kiton stopped making suits for Bijan. They use other similar caliber manufacturers now.

    I lost track of the time. I must blame that upon my timeless Oxxford garments! [​IMG]

    Now that your remarks brought me back to 2006, I shall marvel that people are anxious to patronize establishments such as Bijan. Oh well, someone needs to have a store for such anxious patrons. So, why not Bijan?
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    I kind of like some of the Bijan stuff sometimes, mostly for the eccentric styling and the ridiculous aura. As iammatt notes, it's been a long time since their prime (which was really in the Rodeo Drive of the Reagan Era). I had some cashmere patch-pocket jackets (made by Kiton and probably dating from the late 1970s) that I liked quite a bit before the moths got to them. I also once found a blinding white wool Bijan suit at a thrift store which I gave to a friend.
    An oddity, I would say.
     
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    No - should I watch American Psycho???
    good movie... definitely worth a rent
     
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    I believe d'Avenza also did Bijan, which has that aura of Stefano Ricci; tacky bits of clothing that made Italy famous in the '80s.
     
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    thanks guys - this certainly cured my curiosity.[​IMG]
     
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    The man Bijan used to have a shop in New York as well, an exclusive sort of appointment only enclave, which ironically he closed due to escalating rent.

    He also had a yellow Rolls Royce parked outside the Rodeo Drive shop.
     
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    The man Bijan used to have a shop in New York as well, an exclusive sort of appointment only enclace, which ironically he closed due to escalating rent.

    He also had a yellow Rolls Royce parked outside the Rodeo Drive shop.

    [​IMG] No wonder he could afford to buy the yellow rolce's due to the fact that he wasn't paying high rent anymore...hah!
     
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    Nice looking suit IMO
     

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