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Club Monaco: Adventures in decent clothing and horrible marketing

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by the_state, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the Thom Browne influence yet. He left CM in 2001 to start his own line, but there's still plenty of influence in their current line, intentionally or not.
    maybe I've been out of the loop? I've been there about 4 years but the "TB" style influence I thought only really came in a couple of years ago. I like the styling in theory, but TBH a lot of the fits end up being a little unwearable for "normal" people.
     


  2. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    This is interesting. I was in Club Monaco the other day (picked up a silk/cashmere cardi and a pair of clinch-back shorts ($9). The suits felt great, had surgeon cuffs, good rolls, great fit, nice quality (not sure I'd spend the 550 on one, though). Wandering around I honestly thought I saw a bunch of Thom Browne influence- to be honest, I thought CM was ripping him off. I had no idea he was doing work for them. This is pretty cool.
     


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    trees Senior member

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    good for basics when they hit the sales rack, especially after multiple price discounts..also looks they've done a few low-key collabs...seen clarks, barbour and levi's in there recently.
     


  4. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    I have one near work and browsed it on the weekend. The fair isle sweater's pattern is awesome but the wool is crap. Better off sticking to basics rather than knits. Also the tweed-ish patch pocket sportcoat they have is actually worthwhile or rather it will be once it's 50% off or whatever.
     


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    dtmt Senior member

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    Their retail prices are ridiculous, but once they've marked things down at least twice you can find some decent deals on basics. I really liked the t-shirts they used to carry, they were very tapered so it was a perfect fit for someone with a large drop.
     


  7. lmaozedong

    lmaozedong Senior member

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    Club Monaco is far and away my favorite mall brand. Noobs should step their game up and stop going to J Crew and go to CM instead.
     


  8. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    also since when did Club Monaco do club clothing?
     


  9. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Uniqlo is a mall brand and beats the shit out of club monaco because it actually has mall brand pricing.
     


  10. lmaozedong

    lmaozedong Senior member

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    Uniqlo is a mall brand and beats the shit out of club monaco because it actually has mall brand pricing.

    hard to call uniqlo a mall brand when theres only one branch in the entire country [​IMG]

    but yeah, agreed
     


  11. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I sorta forgot, there's like a million in Japan and at least 15 in Seoul.
     


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    ennui Senior member

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    I sorta forgot, there's like a million in Japan and at least 15 in Seoul.

    Club Monaco is more expensive in Korea than it is here in the U.S. And nobody buys Club Monaco at full price. I'd say on average, I got my Uniqlo clothing for around the same price as I got my Club Monaco clothing, and I wear my Club Monaco clothes much more. But I do visit Uniqlo and skip Club Monaco whenever I go to Korea mainly because there's no Uniqlo where I live in the U.S.
     


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    ^^ Yea I was wondering, CM clothing isn't that much more expensive than BR. I think shirts are like $10 more. I need to start going there more often, but it looks like most of the shirts get taken when the prices get dropped to the $50 to $60 range. I never see size medium shirts under this price.
     


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    ^^ Yea I was wondering, CM clothing isn't that much more expensive than BR. I think shirts are like $10 more. I need to start going there more often, but it looks like most of the shirts get taken when the prices get dropped to the $50 to $60 range. I never see size medium shirts under this price.

    CM is a good alternative to BR IMO.

    A basic shit at CM will run you no more than 100 bucks, also lets not forget about their Wright Suit which is actually really well made for the price.
     


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    1st time in a CM was in soho
    i was surprised when they carried 28 waist pants and tons of XS sized
     


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