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Burberry dress pants made in U.S.A.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NYCniceguy, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. NYCniceguy

    NYCniceguy Well-Known Member

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    I purchased a pair of Burberry wool slacks and am having second thoughts. "Imported" fabric, union made in U.S.A. according to the tag. $100 plus tax, plus alteration fees. What do you guys think?
     


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    zjpj83 Distinguished Member

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    Sounds expensive to me. Nice Ralph Lauren Purple Label can be had on Ebay for around $100-$125.
     


  3. LongWing

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    "Burberrys mens tailored clothing" is licenced to Hickey Freeman in the USA. It is possible that these are HF, in which case you got a good deal.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    See if there's an RN number on the tag somewhere (there should be). You can trace it to see who made it. Probably Hickey.
     


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    I've been seeing the same models of suits and sportcoats in both HF and Burberry outlets, so that explains it. Thanks for clearing that up.
     


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    NYCniceguy Well-Known Member

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    Are you trying to say that HF is higher quality than Burberry (even London made)? Or is it just your personal preference.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I think the point is that Hickey is a known quantity, ie, we know they make a high quality garment. Burberry, on the other hand, sources their clothing from various manufacturers (like a lot of 'brands'). Knowing that these trousers were made by Hickey (I'm sure to Burberry's specs) makes it a reasonable assumption that these are high quality, and at $100 new a good buy. I think Hickey trousers sell for about three times that full retail.
     


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