Manhattan Sales Alert!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. adambparker

    adambparker Senior member

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    Also went to Barney's this morning -- ditto on the above comment. Nothing spectacular. A lot of Boss (500-600 range), Piatelli (400-500 range), a smattering of Hickey (500-600 range, all Madison model as far as I saw). Decent shirt selection, but it was almost all Barney's house brand for about $75 -- not terrible, but nothing surprising. Almost all house label ties as well.

    I picked up a charcoal worsted (very nice, light fabric) Lanvin in 38R for $800 (after 10% Barney's card discount). It fits great -- jacket needs no major alterations. I recall they are made by Caruso, so I assume it's on par in quality with RLBL, etc. Is that a reasonable price?
     


  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    You did good. I think just about any full canvas, first-world-produced suit in a for under $1000 is a solid deal, even more so when it's a solid conservative color and an attractive cut that fits you well. Could you have possibly paid less--well, sure, but not necessarily and that can be a silly, slippery slope. edit - oops, I mean't less
     




  3. highball

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    Anyone happen to notice if there were any solid or grenadine ties at the PS sale?
     


  4. untilted

    untilted Senior member

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    no solid tie at PS.

    surprising there were suits and sport coats in extremely small sizes like 36 Short. but they fit and look awkward with their gigantic lapels. Definitely no basic suits/sport coats, all very dandy.

    the best stuff is > size 40 and especially > size 46
     


  5. judges76

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    What suits are comparable to Piatelli? Are they canvassed, half-canvassed, fused?
     


  6. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    chorse, you are a prince. I now feel 100% good about my purchase. [​IMG]

    (hopefully my wife will agree...)


    I don't disagree with chorse, and the Lanvin suits were the only ones at Barney's I was tempted by. $800 was above my budget though.

    I did see a pair of Thom Browne white calf longwings in a 12 for the low, low price of $810! Don't every jump up at once, now....
     




  7. RSN125

    RSN125 Senior member

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    Just back from the warehouse.

    Any one a 48R and looking for a beautiful plain navy blue 2 (or 3 - I cant remember) side vents Brioni blazer for $199 no imperfections to the eye?

    I found it in size 40 - couldnt not believe my eyes as to what a steal, then realized it was WAY to big. I left it there, in SEPERATES. It's the last jacket before size 44. IT IS AN AMAZING DEAL. Was probably part of suit or something.

    I would have bought and resold it here except I just don't have time or energy for. So it's out there for any SF'er.

    Good Luck.
     


  8. blackplatano

    blackplatano Senior member

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    Yeah, had to double-check with my wife to make sure it was ok. Last clothing purchase for many moons...

    Grow some balls.
     


  9. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    ding! ding! ding!
    i did ok at the sale, horrible selection of shoes though. Got a black Boo suit for 409, dries van noten suit 269.00, dior homme black blazer 200, miu miu shirt 89 and found a brioni jacket and matching pants in the "damaged" section which is huge but cost 269 so ill probably flip it on ebay.
     


  10. Steven Aver

    Steven Aver Senior member

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    Anyone know if there are a lot of 36r There? Maybe I will go early tomm befor I get to the office. Does it open at 8am everyday?
     


  11. poorsod

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    Stopped by the Paul Stuart sale with a fellow forumite. Very limited stock in smaller sizes (one decent 36S short suit). If you are a size 40, There is a beautiful overcoat for $299. Ties were an ok value at $25 (a few English made goods). Make sure to check for snags.

    No shoes or accessories.

    BTW, Massimo Bizzocchi has a pretty good discount at their West Village location. A few pieces of Sartorio on sale for 65% off (from 3-4kish for suitings) and a variety of dress shoes in the range of 1-1.2k minus 65%. They also have a select number of Sabelt driving shoes for $50 each. Similar to Tod's for a very attractive price.


    Is the overcoat you are talking about green and in cotton? It is nice but I passed at $199 b/c it is too hard to use. Otherwise the rest of the stuff I saw was quite disappointing. IMO pretty much junk but YMMV.

    Went to the Bizzocchi store at the Meatpacking a couple weekends ago but no spectacular shoes on sale. They had the lesser Lattanzi line which looked like rapid blakes (not sure if they were on sale). They do have some Ludwig Reiters with the classic AustroHungarian toe box ~$700. Quite nice and on par with St. Crispins.
     




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