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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stu, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Stu

    Stu Distinguished Member

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    Mar 12, 2002
    I was looking at some Brioni sport shirts on EBay. The ones I like are tagged Brioni SPort, and from the Cruise collection. I have 2 questions:

    1. Is this a lower step in quality, or just it just reflect a sportier look?

    2. I read somewhere on Ebay that you should buy a size higher in Brioni, hence if you wear a medium sized sport shirt normally you would require a L. Anyone have any experience in this area?

  2. Stone

    Stone Senior Member

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    Nov 1, 2002
    Hm, I don't know about Brioni sport shirts, but I've got a spring jacket (sort of a windbreaker) from Brioni that's if anything a bit larger than what I expect from a size 50. Fantastic quality, but it seems like it was designed for someone with more of a gut or something like that.

    Maybe the sport shirts are different?

  3. Joe G

    Joe G Senior Member

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    May 22, 2002
    If you're not familiar with the sizing tendencies of a given marque as they relate to your own body shape, then stay away from buying that marque from any source that will not allow you to try it on. Peace, JG

  4. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior Member

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    Feb 27, 2003
    Brioni sells ready-made shirts in two different sizing systems. One is the measurement system (15.5/39, etc..), the other, more generic Italian size (S for 46, M for 48, etc.). I have not had a Brioni Sport shirt before, but in my experience, casual shirts under the Brioni label (just Brioni, not Brioni Sport) uses the generic size, and they fit quite true to size. For example, for dress shirts I now wear 15" (or 38cm) neck, and for their casual shirts I now take a Small. Even the sleeve lengths are the same. The only difference being the cut of the body (a 1/4" larger armhole in causal shirt) and a 1/4" higher neck (meant to be worn with an ascot).

    These are, however, shirts that I have, and they may change from season to season and from fabric to fabric. The best thing to do is to call a Brioni representative from your area. They may sound snobbish (and even hostile), but make it sound like you live next door and you are about to buy half a dozen shirts from them right there on the phone. Unless, of course, you have not had a Brioni shirt before, then I'd advise you not to bid before you actually try one on. Also, another point to consider, Italian cottons are pre-strunk, (and English cottons are not) so if they came out to be too large don't count on your washing machine.


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