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Favorite Italian Designer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Slu, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Slu

    Slu Member

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    This is a toughy for me...

    Giorgio Armani or John Varvatos
     
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    Out of those two, it shouldn't be... Only one of them is Italian...
     
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    Out of those two, it shouldn't be... Only one of them is Italian...

    haha, I believe the proper internet term for this is "pwned"
     
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    either that or FAIL
     
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    I like Dolce and Gabbana for their suiting and the slim fit shirt (the only RTW shirt that I do not need to alter at all)

    Prada suit is nice as well (I like Belvest's construction) but I have not yet owned one. Price is a bit over rated ...maybe when they are on sale I'll get one.
     
  7. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    Interesting enough I tend to dress with Italian flair using English and french labels [​IMG]
    If I had to choose I would easily go with Etro. Bottega Veneta in second. Gucci can slip into third.
     
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    Dolce & Gabbana often designs the clothes that have too many colours. Wearing them will make us become childlike. I don't like them. If we compare Dolce & Gabbana with Giorgio Armani, we can easily realize that Giorgio Armani is much better, not only in designs, but also in colours.

    Really? I would have thought that Dolce and Gabbana (not to be mistaken with the D&G linne) is rather conservative in their colors. Just have a look on their suiting. I like thme for that particular reason, quite conservative. I have to say some of their other clothings pieces are quite striking but they have some nice suits and pants.
     
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    polar-lemon Senior member

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    For me, it's got to be Giorgio Cavalli collection, top notch suits available at your nearest TJ Maxx.
     
  10. sho'nuff

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    i really like dolce and gabbana. i like their cuts and some of their quirky designs work on me.
     
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    i really like dolce and gabbana. i like their cuts and some of their quirky designs work on me.

    yeah i have to admit that some of their design can be quirky....but like you said...a piece would sometimes work...Browse their newest collection online and I really2 like their suits and their classic pieces
     
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    Steven Aver Senior member

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    Out of those two, it shouldn't be... Only one of them is Italian...

    hahaha not only that, but Varvatos is a Greek sounding name not Italian. This thread stinks
     
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    Valentino.......
     
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    John Varvatos

    I don't know whether Ermenegildo Zegna qualifies, but I like the style and cut of that house the best.
     
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    yes, the mainline varvatos has some manly silhouettes and designs, and i like its earthy, mature style that doesnt go off too much on a tangent like other designers do. very level-headed.
     
  17. Nouveau Pauvre

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    im torn btwn kenneth cole and gucci but kenneth cole is cheaper but gucci has better cologne probably gucci.
     
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    yes, the mainline varvatos has some manly silhouettes and designs, and i like its earthy, mature style that doesnt go off too much on a tangent like other designers do. very level-headed.

    I do like Varvatos, and especially the mature/earthy adjectives you used. His clothes are very manly, lots of dense colors, plenty of leather all over the place, and then some really nice silhouettes. The only thing I don't like is I think some of it is overpriced, though it's not hard to find a 40% off sale at the SoHo store.
     
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    Borrelli, Cucinelli and Loro Piana
     
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    im torn btwn kenneth cole and gucci but kenneth cole is cheaper but gucci has better cologne probably gucci.

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