Brioni

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    was recently reading up on my favorite brand, Brioni. so far, i've only collected a suit and two sportcoats, in addition to a handful of Brioni ties, but am already an addict.

    i was a little surprised to learn that, altho it takes 18 hours to make a brioni suit, they pump out about 9000 suits a month. more than i expected.

    anyone want to discuss the make and brand? interested to get more info, as they never seem to change the website.
     
  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Is that website old, or what?

    They're also supposedly the only major design house left with a 4 year tailor's school.

    I love their fabrics, but the fit is usually a bit snug for me. So I have no Brioni tailored clothing, just a few shirts and ties.
     
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    RainCityClotheshound Well-Known Member

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    What difference,if any,is there between Brioni,and other brands like Kiton or Oxxford?

    I noticed in the latest issue of the Robb Report ("Best of the Best"),Oxxford was ranked #1,with Kiton getting an honorable mention.

    Because Brioni,Kiton,and Oxxford all are hand sewn,are the distinctions mostly aesthetic?
     
  4. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    good posts on this topic.

    well, myself i am a big fan of the sculpted, sharp roman shoulders of the brioni suits and sportcoats. there is a great deal of handwork that goes into a brioni, but i know kiton has them beat.

    kiton incorporates much more handwork, and produces far fewer pieces per month. i like my kiton suit a lot, still has nice shape to the shoulders (altho neopolitan), and narrow waist, for classic italian look.

    i would like to try oxxford one of these days, but i don't like natural shoulder jackets or center vents. also, i guess i still think of oxxford as a brand for old bankers.
     

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