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Frette linens "Made in India"...wtf?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by JohnGalt, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    Received an email from Frette advertising their sale. Looked and a couple sets were priced at $300 (70% off)...they are, however, made in India. Is this lower-line crap that is not worth buying?
     


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    Sorry misread that.

    I wouldn't worry about where it's made but it's very hard to find good information on their site.
     


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    Something like Linens it's all about the material and less about the assembly. I've always find it hard to justify Pocket squares that go over $200, hell even over $80 is a rip-off.
     


  4. JohnGalt

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    I don't know how pocket squares come into play here.....hrm
     


  5. IndianBoyz

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    "Made in India" is not the same as " Made in China"

    Just saying..
     


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    "Made in India" is not the same as " Made in China" Just saying..
    I'm not a big fan of Chinese quality but there an increasing amount of well-made products coming out of China. Can you name one product of superior Indian quality made after the independence? Please don't name a British firm working out of India during colonial days.
     


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    I'm not a big fan of Chinese quality but there an increasing amount of well-made products coming out of China. Can you name one product of superior Indian quality made after the independence? Please don't name a British firm working out of India during colonial days.

    Well, Madras, evidently. And Randy, I think from the same general area. But I agree, there is a stigma, I think made much worse by the customer service outsourcing that a lot of US airlines do.
     


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    I'm not a big fan of Chinese quality but there an increasing amount of well-made products coming out of China. Can you name one product of superior Indian quality made after the independence? Please don't name a British firm working out of India during colonial days.

    LOL , Don't even get me started.
     


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    they definitely make some good products - pashminas, the kama sutra, dhaba food, et al. you can't just generalize like that

    but yeah granted, from a proportional standpoint (considering india is one-sixth of the world's people) they do seem to be lacking somewhat, eh? i blame the fact that they're all squeezed together.
     


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    they definitely make some good products - pashminas, the kama sutra, dhaba food, et al. you can't just generalize like that

    but yeah granted, from a proportional standpoint (considering india is one-sixth of the world's people) they do seem to be lacking somewhat, eh? i blame the fact that they're all squeezed together.


    That is true, Indians should move a bit round the world, which also seems to be good for a country's economy as they're the wealthiest ethnic group in the USA.
     


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    they definitely make some good products - pashminas, the kama sutra, dhaba food, et al. you can't just generalize like that

    but yeah granted, from a proportional standpoint (considering india is one-sixth of the world's people) they do seem to be lacking somewhat, eh? i blame the fact that they're all squeezed together.


    no, I blame the fact that they have a national language the majority can't speak or read.[​IMG]
     


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    no, I blame the fact that they have a national language the majority can't speak or read.[​IMG]

    Who the fuck are you anyway.
     


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    while this thread is jokes, im actually interested in getting an answer to the OP's question too since id be purchasing online.
     


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    I'd never buy anything made in "India". I feel about the same as made in "China".

    I try and purchase European/Japanese because quality and styling is far superior.
     


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