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Kiton- what is really inside, lots of pics.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by the truth, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Kiton DOES have a "K" line. It is their sportier, more casual line. I do not know that it is less well made, but the line is more set aside for stylistic reasons than for construction.
     
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    Kiton does have a "K" line which is their sportswear line. These pop up on ebay every now and then.
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Kiton DOES have a "K" line. It is their sportier, more casual line. I do not know that it is less well made, but the line is more set aside for stylistic reasons than for construction.

    The "K." brand (apparently, it has a period after 'K') is significantly less expensive than Kiton's regular line. I casually examined a cashmere overcoat with a nylon vest liner at Louis Boston a few years ago; there was no evidence of hand-sewing anywhere and it was about $1,500. The nature and cost of the garments pretty much dictate machine-sewing.
     
  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps of interest: http://www.kiton.it/kitita/indexg.htm. Go to 'Produzione'. Then go to 'Uomo'. Then hit 'Cancel' when you're asked for a username and password. You should be able to click on the various video links.

    These are Kiton's own videos of what it claims to be its production process. I haven't finished watching them, so I don't know how they bear on the OP's photos.

    EDIT: in the fifth video, you can plainly see the completed machine stitching on the lapel that appears identical to the machine stitching in the OP's jacket as another part of the jacket is being hand-stitched.
     
  6. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    I've only seen "K." coats and casual clothes, though that doesn't mean there aren't K. suits and sportcoats too. I'm reasonably sure the K. stuff I've seen has not had the same lining as mainline Kiton stuff, though.

    I, too, think the levels of spin and myth-weaving on this thread are really funny. If nothing else, it's a really interesting insight into the mentality of the extremist right wing ideologue.
     
  7. grimslade

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    If nothing else, it's a really interesting insight into the mentality of the extremist right wing ideologue.

    You shouldn't talk about Manton that way. Really.
     
  8. the truth

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    This is a mans jacket isn't it, a normal man sized jacket?

    Personally I don't have a dog in the fight, but until I see the label I'm filing this under my BS alert tab.


    That`s why I asked in the beginning of the thread.

    Nothing against the OP, but all we`ve seen is the typical Cashmere tag and lining.


    Yes. The OP can't show the label for "personal reasons". Also note the use of a rubber glove instead of a real hand, kind of throws of the scale.

    I'm not saying the OP is a liar...OK I am, I just don't know what the OP is lying about and why.


    Good god you people are difficult. Do you really think that I am trying to pull some scam by taking pictures of a fake Kiton jacket just to besmirch their reputation in the internet clothing world?
     
  9. grimslade

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    Good god you people are difficult. Do you really think that I am trying to pull some scam by taking pictures of a fake Kiton jacket just to besmirch their reputation in the internet clothing world?

    Some people are immune to evidence.
     
  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Good god you people are difficult. Do you really think that I am trying to pull some scam by taking pictures of a fake Kiton jacket just to besmirch their reputation in the internet clothing world?

    Kiton is obviously worth its market price and your willingness to question it shows your evil motivations. Ergo, you must be lying.
     
  11. WSW

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    Good god you people are difficult. Do you really think that I am trying to pull some scam by taking pictures of a fake Kiton jacket just to besmirch their reputation in the internet clothing world?

    I'll take 500 of whatever you're selling, please.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some people still believe that Darren Beaman's computer crashed and wiped out his hard drive seven times in 2005, that Carson35 bought a terrible smoking jacket just to discredit Darren, and that Darren will deliver for all his customers any day now.
     
  13. grimslade

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    Some people still believe that Darren Beaman's computer crashed and wiped out his hard drive seven times in 2005, that Carson35 bought a terrible smoking jacket just to discredit Darren, and that Darren will deliver for all his customers any day now.

    Your obvious animus toward poor Mr. Beaman raises questions, but I don't want to list them here, because J wouldn't like it.
     
  14. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Kiton is obviously worth its market price and your willingness to question it shows your evil motivations. Ergo, you must be lying.

    WTF?
     
  15. Artisan Fan

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    I'm surprised some are doubting that was a real Kiton sportcoat. It looked real to me. I think it is a valid question whether the pictures show all of the handwork items in the jacket.

    I found some information out and update my thread on Kiton for those of you interested.
     
  16. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Some people still believe that Darren Beaman's computer crashed and wiped out his hard drive seven times in 2005, that Carson35 bought a terrible smoking jacket just to discredit Darren, and that Darren will deliver for all his customers any day now.

    ...and that Carlo Franco is working with Audrey really hard to deliver all the ties and shirts that were already paid for. They've been real busy with the move, but....
     
  17. Cantabrigian

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    I'm surprised some are doubting that was a real Kiton sportcoat. It looked real to me. I think it is a valid question whether the pictures show all of the handwork items in the jacket.

    Would you pretty, pretty please list one potential area where a lot of time-consuming handwork is hiding?

    I imagine The Truth could then take a photo of that area to discredit another theory.
     
  18. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    Good god you people are difficult. Do you really think that I am trying to pull some scam by taking pictures of a fake Kiton jacket just to besmirch their reputation in the internet clothing world?
    No. I just thought that considering the direction this thread was going, I would ask for clarification on the label. That`s all.
     
  19. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some people still believe that Darren Beaman's computer crashed and wiped out his hard drive seven times in 2005, that Carson35 bought a terrible smoking jacket just to discredit Darren, and that Darren will deliver for all his customers any day now.

    God, get over it already. [​IMG]
     
  20. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    God, get over it already. [​IMG]

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    Jon.
     

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