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Loro Piana

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jerome, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    Great casual wear but completely over-priced. Fuck em- I mean they get on my nerves: cause I like the style but its also just ridiculous. What do you/everyone think?
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I find their shirts to have a very inconsistent fit, that isn't true to size in the neck and short in the arm.

    Their sweaters are very nice but I favor the Cucinelli fit over LP.

    I like the look of their sport coats but they never seem to fit me very well.

    All in all I like the looks of their things and the fabrics are beautiful but the fit never works. It is either too short or too boxy.
     
  3. literasyme

    literasyme Senior member

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    I have a very nice, almost completely unconstructed Loro Piana sports coat in their cashmere coarsehair fabric. It's lovely and fits very well, but I wouldn't dream of paying anything like retail for it. Holdfast has mentioned the LP outlet store in Bicester occasionally; I wonder what the prices there are like.
     
  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Holdfast has mentioned the LP outlet store in Bicester occasionally; I wonder what the prices there are like.

    Still painful.

    It's the difference between an MI and just angina, though.
     
  5. epa

    epa Senior member

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    One of my shirtmakers normally charge around EUR 100-160 for a shirt (for example, around EUR 150 for shirts of really nice Italian or Suiss cotton or linen). I once noticed that he had a sample book from Loro Piana, and there was a nice linen cloth, white with kind of burgundy stripes. A shirt therefrom would have cost me more than EUR 300 (was it EUR 350?).
    The shirtmaker once made me a "normal" (non-LP) Italian linen shirt that cost me EUR 150 or 160 and its wonderful. One of my favourite shirts. Don't know if the Loro Piana cloth would make for a "twice as nice" shirt.
    But maybe you wanted to discuss the LP clothing items, not the cloths...
     
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    sammy Senior member

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    I agree that the prices are outrageous, BUT they do make beautiful coats[​IMG] . I have the roadster in both cotton and cashmere. I have my eye on the Martingala but not sure if I'm want to spend $5K [​IMG] .
     
  8. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Sounds medical.

    Surgical, I think.

    I had a complete walletectomy last time I was there...

    To be honest, even at outlet, their prices are so steep that I haven't popped in for about a year or so. I do like their casual stuff though - quite beautiful.
     
  9. lee_44106

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    I have a coat by LP. Everything else by LP is way overpriced and cannot be backed up by quality.
     
  10. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I think their outerwear is top notch and I love their sweaters, but I wouldn't buy anything else from them unless it was deeply discounted. Fortunately, it often is.
     
  11. UK2004

    UK2004 Senior member

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    Fantastic fabrics often other designers purchase fabric from the LP mill and produce suits and jackets, really good fabric.
     
  12. nicad2000

    nicad2000 Senior member

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    Sounds medical.

    Both heart conditions I believe...
     
  13. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    Great casual wear but completely over-priced. Fuck em- I mean they get on my nerves: cause I like the style but its also just ridiculous. What do you/everyone think?

    Agree completely.
    I wrote them off long ago.
    Just out of my range.
     
  14. danyllau

    danyllau Senior member

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    ..
    But maybe you wanted to discuss the LP clothing items, not the cloths...


    I thought loro piana is all about the fabric quality.
     
  15. jbob325

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    Totally addicting - I love the look, feel and fit. I have about six of their sports jackets, navy in the baby cashmere may be my single most favorite piece of clothing - wear with jeans, khakis or dressier - works with all.

    Also have a few of their leather pieces from vest to down parka - and again the look, feel and fit is fantastic.

    Most recent buys are a cashmere storm system overcoat with removeable vest and a hooded jacket in the baby cashmere. Can't wait for cooler weather!
     
  16. AlonzoMosely

    AlonzoMosely Well-Known Member

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    Their stuff is addictive. I have a Roadster Villa d'Este (sp?) coat in storm system synthetic fabric that I love. I also just got a cashmere storm system jacket for over half off retail at their Woodbury Common outlet, and, as the previous poster said, I can't wait for cold weather. Their leather items, even at huge discounts, are still too expensive for me. Sizing is strange. I am an L in Zegna but an XXL in LP.
     
  17. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Senior member

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    The quality of the Storm System coats is reputedly very high. That said, many tailors have an extreme disdain for Loro Piana suiting fabrics- one even showed me how, when pulled from either side, a fabric swatch will be permanently wrinkled.
     
  18. loiclac

    loiclac Senior member

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    I bought a cashmere and silk pullover and it feels unbelievable. I'd say Loro Piana is good quality and targets only those who can afford even at Bicester village where I go just to feel the luxury.
     
  19. Niels

    Niels Well-Known Member

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    I got a LP suit (called four seasons). Great fabric and fine fit. Like it a lot. Plan to buy another one
     
  20. c3cubed

    c3cubed Senior member

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    Loro Piana is probably the best name in cashmere, and I think their ready-to-wear quality is very nice. I have dozens of their sweaters/cardigans and a couple of overcoats.
    Once I get up the nerve, [that is, I'm not blowing the same amount on annual corporate legal bills] I think I'll invest in one of their custom Vicuna overcoats.
     

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