Has Helmut Lang discontinued men's entirely?

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  1. DGP

    DGP Senior member

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    I know there is no s/s 10 men's collection from Helmut Lang, but I've heard conflicting stories on whether it's coming back at all. Anyone know for sure? A while back a guy at their LA store said it was just going away for one season, so they could focus on women's, while another guy I was talking to told me the collection was gone for good. Anyone else heard anything/know for sure? I could live w/o most of the collection, but think it would be a shame for their denim to go away. Definitely some of my favorite.
     


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    such crappy production, wont be missed
     


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    DGP Senior member

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    such crappy production, wont be missed

    That was my opinion of most of the line: virtually identical to Theory but with more awkward cuts and higher prices. The jeans are what I'd miss, I saw a substantial difference between the two there, and would consider the HL jeans almost on par with recent Rag & Bones in terms of denim and construction.
     


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    helmut lang pricing was absolutely unbelievable considering the majority of the stuff was made in china and lang isn't even designing anymore
     


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    That was my opinion of most of the line: virtually identical to Theory but with more awkward cuts and higher prices. The jeans are what I'd miss, I saw a substantial difference between the two there, and would consider the HL jeans almost on par with recent Rag & Bones in terms of denim and construction.

    agree, the jeans are good, shouldve qualified that
     


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    DGP Senior member

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    agree, the jeans are good, shouldve qualified that

    And during sale season they were unbeatable. Between the last sale at the store and the recent Gilt sale I ended up with four pairs, raw straight, raw relaxed, black raw straight and medium washed straight, each for $78-98. No real reason to buy the rest of the stuff, even on sale.
     


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    ppllzz Senior member

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    And during sale season they were unbeatable. Between the last sale at the store and the recent Gilt sale I ended up with four pairs, raw straight, raw relaxed, black raw straight and medium washed straight, each for $78-98. No real reason to buy the rest of the stuff, even on sale.

    ok gilt sale. ridiculous. sooo ridiculous. i bought a pair at barneys for above gilt prices (130ish) and i still thought it was a great deal.
     


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    did the two designers decide to go back to designing habitual denim (which was their claim to fame)?

    the helmut lang label has been a big joke since he left. it's been akin to an alternate reality where renzo russo of diesel suddenly takes over the head designer position at dior.
     


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    I really liked many of the designs from this past season-- was the construction just not up to par? It's certainly not a theory clone, at least from an aesthetic standpoint.
     


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    I really liked many of the designs from this past season-- was the construction just not up to par? It's certainly not a theory clone, at least from an aesthetic standpoint.

    Materials and construction just really aren't there, especially at their prices. I, personally, found a lot of the fits somewhat awkward on pants and blazers. While their aesthetic isn't quite a Theory clone, their materials feel and look very similar. There are so many brands out there with great $300 pants, $200 shirts and $600 jackets and theirs really weren't up to snuff. That said, as I've said many, many times, I'd take their denim over most comparably priced ($250-275) jeans any day because of fit, denim and construction quality and color.
     


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    Helmut Lang on the whole is poor quality, but I often see staple items for 75%+off.
     


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    I bought a button down shirt and black dress jeans from Gilt for probably $150ish total and was really happy with the cut of both. In fact, I wish I could get the shirt in other patterns/colors.
     


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