Hugo Boss is crapola

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by oaw01, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    All highs and no lows? must be bose? but seriously, the marketing on that product is just amazing. I mean, you ask anyone on the street what good speakers are and most not in the know would say "bose" Sure, there are much worse speakers out there but much like Hugo Boss, you could do 100% better for the amount you are spending.


    Is Bose really that bad? I'm no audiophile but I'm pretty happy with my sound system, although it did cost a pretty penny at the time. Any chance for a quick PM to talk about it? (I'm not looking to be flatly told it sucks. I think what i've got is good and I like it, I'm just curious why some people hate Bose)
     


  2. dclloyd

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    So what you're saying is that the photo's I took of some pretty sharp Hugo Boss sport-coats for my upcoming B&S post are pretty much useless?? [​IMG]

    I agree that they're not worth the retail price they try to charge, but do have some decent cuts that can round out a wardrobe.
     


  3. FidelCashflow

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    I've had good luck with their ties and pants. Shirts were OK, but I don't buy them anymore since i discovered MTM. I have 1 suit which from them which is great. Never had any of their stuff fall apart on me. I find you just have to be very selective with their suit/pant fabrics, most of them are pretty fugly, but some are nice.
     


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    Bought a pair of Hugo Boss shoes before I found styleforum and they were the most uncomfortable shoes ever and this includes aldo shoes which made my heel bleed. I tried breaking them in for over a year haha. Good think nordstrom has such a great return policy.
     


  5. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    You returned them after wearing them for a year? that is one hell of a return policy!
     


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    sf_esq Senior member

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    All highs and no lows? must be bose? but seriously, the marketing on that product is just amazing. I mean, you ask anyone on the street what good speakers are and most not in the know would say "bose" Sure, there are much worse speakers out there but much like Hugo Boss, you could do 100% better for the amount you are spending.

    Good analogy. Bose speakers are overpriced and overrated.
     


  7. mkarim

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    I'm regretting my Hugo Boss Pasolini suit purchase. I just got it back from the tailor and I noticed the material is shoddy. Hell, my ebay suit - M Valentino is 10 times better and the Banana Republic stuff is also better. Well, I paid $250 and spent another $100 on alterations - I don't think the suit is worth more than $150.

    I have paid retail price ($150) for many of their shirts, many of which look like crappy $20 shirts in less than 6 months.
     


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    micbain Senior member

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    You returned them after wearing them for a year? that is one hell of a return policy!

    It is, it really is. Probably one of the best return policies around!
     


  9. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I bought a Boss suit for a wedding last year and have worn it a few times since. So far it's holding up well. I've paid twice as much for designer suits and put my arm through the sleeve lining on the first wear, but this one is holding its shape and texture well even after a dryclean. It also has a great cut which is what first attracted me to it.

    I don't know if I'm going to be pilloried for defending a Boss suit, but my limited experience (of one) has been good so far.
     


  10. AB01

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    How did Hugo Boss become THE coveted suit brand for young men who know nothing about suits? It's effing marketing genius.

    The movie "The Terminal" really pushed it. Boss probably did product placement in many other places. Someone else in this thread said Boss is also in the movie Rocky.

    It's marketed as high-end, so people will consider it high-end and pay more.

    I really like the cuts of some of their shirts, and fit is very important. I haven't had anything exactly fall apart on me and I am considering a Hugo Boss sport coat that fits perfect with no alterations. Price tag was $750 which too much right now, but if I can ever find it again, it should be half-off or more with the way the economy is going. One of my favourite stores is closing. [​IMG]

    Back on topic. I don't mean to defend any company that commits false advertising, but what are people talking about when they say their stuff is "falling apart". Is this after a wash? Does fall apart mean the threads are coming off or just creases not holding. Be more specific because we all need to know what to watch out next time we see Boss clothing at a store.

    I have a French cuff, Slim Fit, Easy Iron Hugo Boss Martin shirt that fits perfectly, and I get compliments. I like everything about it (except the price). Is the shirt going to explode? Should I hand wash it?
     


  11. vitaminc

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    Back on topic. I don't mean to defend any company that commits false advertising, but what are people talking about when they say their stuff is "falling apart". Is this after a wash? Does fall apart mean the threads are coming off or just creases not holding. Be more specific because we all need to know what to watch out next time we see Boss clothing at a store. I have a French cuff, Slim Fit, Easy Iron Hugo Boss Martin shirt that fits perfectly, and I get compliments. I like everything about it (except the price). Is the shirt going to explode? Should I hand wash it?
    I don't know. I have some Boss suits/shirts that been through 3 years of abuse and are still in my rotation. Boss staff is overpriced. But that doesn't mean that they are very low quality or "falling apart" after minor usage as a lot of member here claimed. IME, some of their stuff are still better than BR/JCrew.
     


  12. Prince of Paisley

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    I have a French cuff, Slim Fit, Easy Iron Hugo Boss Martin shirt that fits perfectly, and I get compliments. I like everything about it (except the price). Is the shirt going to explode? Should I hand wash it?

    Boss shirts are so overpriced here. They seem good quality compared to the usual fare we get here, but I think 'why would I pay $200 for a Turkish Boss when I get MTM shirts for not much more, and I can choose my colour, fabric, collar, cut etc. etc?' Its a no-brainer.
     


  13. Astan

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    i dunno i hate the stuff my dad really likes it though. but i think thats only for the popular name.
     


  14. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Affiliate Vendor

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    Boss suits are crap and Boss Selection suits seem like the same thing with unfinished sleeves. However, I like the fabrics and slim cuts of their shirts and pants. They are often fairly easy to find at discount.

    Baldessarini suits were made by Caruso but are not very easy to find.
     


  15. mkarim

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    +1, hell I used to have a closet full of these things. [​IMG]

    Me too - until I found SF...
     


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