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Malo quality question

daytrader

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Hey guys,

Had a question. Was wondering what the quality is like for Malo?? Was thinking about buying a few Malo items. Good quality??? Thanks in advance.
 

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I am puzzled by clothing Co. like Malo or Loro Piana or Barba. Who would have thougt that there is a market niche in boring wooly wear...
I sincerely hope they go under in this market downturn.
 

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Good quality. Yoox had some stuff at deep discount at S/S Sale, that I picked up.
 

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Some of the best cashmere quality and nice understated styling.
 

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I really like Malo for basics and have found the quality to be quite good. I wouldn't pay full retail, though.
 

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Malo is very good quality, and the fit is quite slim which i like. many of the other high quality cashmere brands have a more classic fit. i wouldent pay full retail either but if you find it on sale go for it!
 

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I think the quality on Malo is great and it's all very timeless stuff. However I have noticed some fit differences between seasons. Some sweaters are fitted and some not so much. Good stuff, but pricey. Sales are the way to go!
 

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Originally Posted by rogerm
I think the quality on Malo is great and it's all very timeless stuff. However I have noticed some fit differences between seasons. Some sweaters are fitted and some not so much. Good stuff, but pricey. Sales are the way to go!

+1,

Very pricey, Malo shirts for Fall are $625, that is more than what I saw for Kiton, Brioni, Borrelli etc. $2495 for an Nylon outerwear piece.....

Malo just changed its designer not too long ago. Not sure how that will affected its look.
 

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For those of you who say you wouldn't pay full retail:

Say you that out of habit of never paying retail or because you feel they are overpriced for the quality and thus not a good value?

An important distinction, I believe.
 

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant
For those of you who say you wouldn't pay full retail:

Say you that out of habit of never paying retail or because you feel they are overpriced for the quality and thus not a good value?

An important distinction, I believe.


Hmmm...good question. From my experience 2 years ago you couldn't find a Malo anything in San Francisco. It just was not carried until Saks brought one rack on their stuff. I heard about Malo, but had never been able to try it on. Fell in love right away. Quality was/is very good. After that I couldn't find any Malo stuff until Barney's and Bloomingdales moved into SF. The pickings are still very-very slim, but available. The stuff is overpriced in that I can't afford it at full retail (there was a t-shirt for $260 at Barneys last season - I mean come the fuck on a $260 basic t-shirt!). So overpriced and great quality.
 

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant
For those of you who say you wouldn't pay full retail:

Say you that out of habit of never paying retail or because you feel they are overpriced for the quality and thus not a good value?

An important distinction, I believe.


Because one shouldn't be spending on $650 on a cashmere sweater. Buy yourself a good $200 one and give the rest to (1) your family, (2) another toy for yourself or (3) charity.
 

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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
I am puzzled by clothing Co. like Malo or Loro Piana or Barba. Who would have thougt that there is a market niche in boring wooly wear... I sincerely hope they go under in this market downturn.
Does anybody take you seriously? You're the oddest poster I've ever seen on a forum filled with odd posters. Malo makes excellent stuff, including leather goods. It's pricey, but very simply styled and classic. I think it's a little more modern than Cuccinelli or Loro Piana, but still well done overall. Nevertheless, I haven't seen there stuff in the last few years, so my experience with the recent stuff is limited.
 

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I have a yet to come across Malo product which @ the very least wouldn't be adequate. Different look too, but in a good way. A lot of their garments seem to have been cut with a continental man in mind. Though if you're under the age of 25 and can afford the price tag, I'd say - rock on
 

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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Because one shouldn't be spending on $650 on a cashmere sweater. Buy yourself a good $200 one and give the rest to (1) your family, (2) another toy for yourself or (3) charity.

I feel like this is at least the fourth or fifth time I've wound up trolling for Gilt, but I bought a couple of Malo sweaters on there. One of them was $800 retail, and the other was $1125 retail, and I think I paid $195 and $260 for them.

They're really attractive sweaters and feel amazing.
 

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