Mabitex warning: Do not buy Mabitex.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jay Gatsby, May 15, 2011.

  1. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Dude, the hole in your pants is getting you all sandy. Lighten up.
     


  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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  3. intent

    intent Senior member

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    I haven't owned any Mabitex trousers, but even 1 in 7 is a pretty crappy statistic.

    I've never had trousers rip on me. Perhaps the OP purchased the wrong sizes? Perhaps they're just poorly designed/constructed?
     


  4. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    The SS batch are the ones with the Hugo Boss label.

    I loled
     


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    Drudged Senior member

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    The SS batch are the ones with the Hugo Boss label.

    Not sure if this is a clever little quip hinting at Hugo Boss' beginnings...
     


  6. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    I haven't owned any Mabitex trousers, but even 1 in 7 is a pretty crappy statistic.

    I've never had trousers rip on me. Perhaps the OP purchased the wrong sizes? Perhaps they're just poorly designed/constructed?


    Or maybe he's buying seconds. Who knows. Maybe he has acidic farts?
     


  7. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Just happened to me on a newly purchased pair of linens.
    Noticed it on the way to having them altered. These slacks were
    never worn. Not a good sign. Never happened with Zanella's,
    Wells of Mayfair, Arthur et Fox, etc.
     


  8. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    I have over 30 pairs of Mabitex and only ever had an issue with 1. Admittedly, it was a huge issue as the rip was about 14 inches. Thank god it happened getting into my car, which just required me to go inside and change.

    The pants that ripped were part of the sartoriole line in wool/silk. I have many wools, blends, cottons, hemp, etc.
     


  9. Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby Senior member

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    Fortunately one of my rips happened at home. The other happened in winter, when I was wearing a long coat. The third happened in Spring. A couple of weeks ago. I was at Starbucks. I stood in front of a bush until a pal showed up to get me and bring me to my apartment.
     


  10. saiyar1

    saiyar1 Senior member

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    Kind of funny how this brand has become the darling of this forum. I've had clothes from places SF'ers wouldn't dare even walk nearby, and I NEVER had a damn seam rip. I can only imagine the bashing that would occur if this happened to a pant from a certain group of brands (we all can think of them off the top of our heads).
     


  11. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    I only have about 4 pairs but haven't had a problem with any of them in any way. That being said, I don't mind the OP recounting his experience - that's a very poor ratio and I appreciate the warning. I can't blame him for warning others to steer clear.

    I still think they're a good buy between $20-50. However, if i paid the ridiculous mark-ups charged on SF for these pants, then I would also be upset by the a$$ blow-out . . .[​IMG]
     


  12. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    This just in: Factory seconds sold at 90% discount may be defective.
     


  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    At a certain point, though, they shouldn't be sold at all. And if there are this many defective pairs, it makes you wonder about the QC.

    Even Old Navy khakis don't split out at the seat, or shouldn't.
     


  14. dreamtripper

    dreamtripper Senior member

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    I bought 5-6 based on general recommendations from the forum. They were in $60-$100 range from various sources. The ones I got felt cheap and poorly made. Maybe I was just unlucky, but regardless I ended up donating them to goodwill.
     


  15. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    eh, all I'm saying is making a thread like "warning, check your mabitex stitching before wearing" would have been more appropriate than "nobody buy these!!!"
     


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