1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Carlo Franco

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by linux_pro, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. linux_pro

    linux_pro Senior member

    Messages:
    551
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Hello, this is my first post. I was wondering if anyone had experience with Carlo Franco ties and/or shirts? I was considering purchasing one on ebay for $90, but not sure how great they are. Also, I grabbed one of these suits (by Palasso)... does anyone know if they're any good? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....c=photo
     
  2. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    1,802
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    Carlo Franco, Carlo Franco... The name seems familiar, but I can't quite place it. Oh, wait a minute. Here we go.
     
  3. VMan

    VMan Senior member

    Messages:
    5,103
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    I'm 99.9% sure that suit never retailed for $2,000+. Â It's one of those brands that suckers people in based on the 'made in Italy' claim. Carlo Franco stuff is top-notch, as many members of the forum can attest to. Chuck from the Forum owns the company.
     
  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

    Messages:
    2,093
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    I've never heard of Palasso. As for the Ebay seller though, notice his 100% feedback rating with 3354 transactions. That's very impressive any way you look at it. His photography is excellent in the auctions, which surely helps.
     
  5. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    I think I actually know the guy whose selling that, I think he owns a tailor shop in Temecula.. or it at least seems likely, since its a town of less than 80k pop. and there is only one or two places that sell italian suits.
     
  6. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,582
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Allow me to contribute the additional .01%

    Anyways, as those suits go, that's seems to be a nice one. Not too bad of a deal.
     
  7. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,799
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    I emailed the guy selling Palasso a few months back, asking him about construction of the suits, etc. His response was along the lines that no one uses canvas construction anymore, and that I'm nuts for trying to find it. I was tempted to point him to Jil Sander, Helmut Lang, Prada, etc, but figured that if he really believed everything he said in the auction about Palasso then he wouldn't be convinced.

    Tom
     
  8. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

    Messages:
    4,458
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    many people believe that lying is okay as long as it comes under the banner of sales.

    i once had a salesman tell me not to bother looking for double-vented suits. "it's not out there. you're not going to find it."
     
  9. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

    Messages:
    6,529
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Location:
    Guv'mintFlunkyLand
    I finally got a Carlo Franco tie, back when Chuck ran a sale on ebay. The one tone violet-blue tie - CFT08. very subtle, very nice - the stripes are created by the weave. more feel than any of my other ties. will definitely buy again, once i get around to tailoring all of my other purchases.
     
  10. RIDER

    RIDER Senior member

    Messages:
    1,357
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    RVA - NYC
    Anyone heard from Chuck lately? Haven't seen anything new on his site for awhile - wondering how his 'expansion' has been going...
     
  11. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

    Messages:
    7,805
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    Tell me about it. My alterations tailor is probably going to add me to his Christmas card list.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by