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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GQgeek, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Looks like they make predominantly cashmere clothes. The cited retail prices are up there (850), anyone know how this brand compares to others in the same price range (Loro Piana)? I can't say I've ever seen Malo in any stores so that's why I ask. Thanks.
     
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    Malo is definitely super-luxe and up there with Loro Piana, and is my favorite line of cashmere. I'd say the quality of LP is probably a little better, but Malo is much more modern and offers more variety in terms of design. I find LP to be a little too conservative and old-fashioned. Price-wise, Malo is very expensive and the retail prices you quoted sound about right.

    Anyway, Malo has been around for a while--at least 50 yrs. or so--and uses all Mongolian cashmere. They have a boutiques in most of the major shopping areas--including 2 here in New York. They've recently tried to branch out into leathers and non-cashmere apparel.
     
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    Good stuff. Cuts and such are a bit more severe than Loro Piana. Materials-wise, they're nearly equal. That said, as long as Loro Piana doesn't compromise their quality to increase margins, I don't see myself buying a sweater from anyone else anytime in the near future.

    Never seen a Malo for US$800, though. US$500-650 is more what I remember.

    Peace,

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  4. GQgeek

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    Dunno. just quoting the price off bluefly website [​IMG] Oh last question. Can anyone comment on the cut? Is it a full cut or does it fit fairly close to the body? I'm pretty skinny (38 jacket, 31 pants, 14.5 neck, 5'11") and any wondering if I need a small or medium. Joe G, what do you mean when you say the cuts are severe? Anyway I wanna buy one of the the sweaters so if anyone who knows the brand could give me sizing advice it would be appreciated.
     
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    I'm the same size as you. Malo cuts it clothes pretty true to correct sizes and it's not a generous cut like Loro Piana can be. If I were you, I'd probably get a small size.
     
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