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Kiton cotton

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by seanandnik, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. seanandnik

    seanandnik Senior Member

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    Earlier in the week I was at Bergdorf's NY sale and looking at polo shirts, the sale was fairly extensive, there were dress shirts, sport shirts, and sweaters. I am not sure of pants and shoes though, anyways I bought a grreat Brioni linen sport shirt marked down to $129 from $360. The shirt I am writing about though was a blue/red striped,short sleeved, Kiton 100% cotton polo. I swear this was softer than any cashmere I have ever felt. Honestly, how can one companies cotton be so much softer than others? I am not exagerating here, this was softer than cashmere, but even marked from $660 to $340 it was a little steep for me and also Kiton runs small and a large was like a medium ,too small.
     


  2. Artisan Fan

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    Kiton tends to buy small batch exclusive cottons. Some of their dress shirt cotton is woven on a Riva silk loom for extra fineness. I'm not sure where they exactly buy their polo cotton from.
     


  3. yellman

    yellman Senior Member

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    Earlier in the week I was at Bergdorf's NY sale and looking at polo shirts, the sale was fairly extensive, there were dress shirts, sport shirts, and sweaters. I am not sure of pants and shoes though, anyways I bought a grreat Brioni linen sport shirt marked down to $129 from $360. The shirt I am writing about though was a blue/red striped,short sleeved, Kiton 100% cotton polo. I swear this was softer than any cashmere I have ever felt. Honestly, how can one companies cotton be so much softer than others? I am not exagerating here, this was softer than cashmere, but even marked from $660 to $340 it was a little steep for me and also Kiton runs small and a large was like a medium ,too small.

    sea island cotton comes in a few variites and is known for its softness
     


  4. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    Kiton has the most remarkable fabrics I've come across. The "hand" of their fabric is always pleasing to experience.
    Now, I'm sorry I didn't get to the Bergdorf sale.
     


  5. Artisan Fan

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    I wish I was in NYC some days to check out these fine stores. I should be there on business in the next few weeks, just in time for full retail at $600. [​IMG]
     


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