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Borrelli shirts - really that good? Who really makes best shirts in world?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jclin10, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Justin, I think, is back in HK now. The student discount was a great offer and they will not be offering it anytime soon.
     


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    Yup, no more. Looks like they're struggling to keep up with orders now.

    I remember reading some of your AC posts when I was looking for a shirtmaker. Can you recommend any of the HK locations/specific fitters?
     


  3. in stitches

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    by that do you mean you consider their shirts to be not very expensive but of very good quality, or that you consider them to be expensive shirts of excellent quality?
     


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    + 1, add in Finamore and Charvet and you have all dress shirt brands that make one foam at the mouth. Not sure TF is on a par though in terms of construction, but they are nice shirts.
     
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    No love for Truzzi?
     


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    I really don't know where you guys buy your Borrelli shirts, as the ones stocked by a local menswear store are precisely the same as the pre-2009 shirts, except the buttons are thinner. The buttons are still MoP, but they are now the same thickness as standard buttons, not the "tablet thick" buttons that Borrelli of old used to have.

    The newer ones, at least the ones I have bought, still have the same visible handwork around the sleeveheads and around the collar and the buttonholes are still, supposedly, hand-stitched. My tailor reckons that the buttonholes are probably stitched by a machine which imitates hand-stitching, but then he's been saying that for years now, so it's not a post-2009 observation.
     


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    I gotta try Anna Matuozzo.
    Ive always been happy with borrelli, but I gotta say, i picked up a Kiton recently and its f*cking great. Incredible cotton, and the best collar Ive worn. :slayer: Next up for me is gonna be attolini or finnamore.
     


  8. dragon8

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    Compared to what one can pay OTR for Kiton and the like AC is cheaper compared to that and the fit is much better.
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    and where pray tell did you pick up this amazing shirt you speak of???


    how would you compare the quality?
     


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    I like ascot chang shirts quite a bit. But they cant compare in quality to kiton. not even close. Fit may be as good, MAYBE. From all the shirts ive handled, Kiton really surprised me...the cotton feels like BUTTAH ;)

    I picked up my kiton from a generous soul that doesnt mind answering a sheeeeeeeiiiiiiiit ton of questions and putting up with DS. ;)

    but seriously, if you ever have a chance, try kitons shirting. tons of handwork, best collars, and incredible cottons. If Kiton were a woman, id make sweet love to her on a rainbow while rainbows and kittens sucked eachother off.
     
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    Not familiar with the brand, will have to look em up.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    baaaahahahahahahaha
     


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    didnt truzzi make some shirts for mastai ferretti? I have one that seems to be pretty good. still not to par with kiton though
     


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    Why would someone buy an expensive RTW shirt when in many cases you could have a bespoke made at the same price? I'm asking honestly, I have never understood the practice of buying extremely high end RTW shirts.
     


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    bespoke with the quality of a high end shirt would still cost more than the RTW shirt. true, fit would be better, but construction/fabric/handwork would be less. I could be way off on this though. Just curious how much a bespoke shirt would cost with similar fabric and handwork that is on a borrelli or kiton?
     


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