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Brioni Sweaters

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ed13, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Ed13

    Ed13 Senior member

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    I was looking at some Brioni sweaters on ebay and was wondering if anyone knows what the fit is like? Is the cut of the sweater slim or baggy? I am looking for sweaters with thin material and a slim cut. I want to be able to wear them under a sportsjacket.

    Thanks
     


  2. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    I'm pretty much between a 41 and 42 regular, and wear a medium Brioni sweater (with collar and 3 buttons) with trousers, or under a sportcoat all the time. Fitted and slender fit, and I've actually had it since spring 2002 (bought on ebay, it is a strong red in fine merino wool). highly recommend.
     


  3. Cesare

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    They have some really nice Borrelli Cashmere sweaters at yoox.com
     


  4. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    All the various cashmere, merino, silk, cotton Brioni sweaters are uniformly form fitting. The quality is the highest--only Loro Piana seems close.
     


  5. drljva

    drljva Senior member

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    That's a tough one... for years, I always had to go up a size (or two) with Brioni knit-wear. Most of these pieces were purchased at NM. About a year or so ago, it seems that the buyers at NM asked the folks at Brioni to make the sweaters more "true-to-size". Once they started to do that, I no longer needed to "up" the size. Don't know if this holds for Brioni knit-wear that is purchased at places other than NM...

    JV
     


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    Etruscan Senior member

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    I have a couple Brioni cardigans (that I was able to pick up very cheaply here in Boston at Filene's Basement), and they both run true to size (I'm a 40R [50 European]). I generally wear them alone for sports, but they're thin enough that I have occasionally layered them under tweed sportcoats. (Who needs polar fleece?.) One is a slate blue, the other a deep emerald (not a grass) green, and I'm complimented on them whenever I wear them. I say, buy with confidence.
     


  7. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Foxx,

    What is your avatar a picture of?
     


  8. HeyYouItsMike

    HeyYouItsMike Well-Known Member

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    If you have a Barney's near you, check out the wearhouse sales. I have a drawer full of nice Zegna and Canali sweaters that are somewhat slim fitting. I paid on average $50-60 for them. They have beautiful colors, and are pretty thin and soft. Women LOVE to touch them.
     


  9. Lydia

    Lydia Senior member

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    Such questions of slim-fitting or not depend on your body, I've found.
     


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