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Mario Matteo - anyone know anything?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by amirrorcrackd, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior Member

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    Anyone ever hear of this designer? Can you comment on quality and styling?

    Thanks,

    Dan
     


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    Bloomingdales (at least in NYC) carries the line.
    Nothing special IMO and a ton of it was on sale at the Soho store (50% off original price + 20% off that reduced price). They had outerwear and a very nice maroon colored brushed cotton blazer which retailed for $650. The fit seemed true to size (42 blazer fit me perfectly) and the craftmanship/stitching seemed average. Not worth it and retail price (what is these days) but at $200 or so, it's a good buy. The styling of some of the coats was fairly boring, only the blazers peaked my interest.
     


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    I have a pair of Mario Matteo trousers bought from YOOX.com more than one year ago.  I paid only $40 or 50 for them (or it? sorry for my poor knowledge of English), but I like them so much.  Such uique design and very nice fabric.  I guess if you want to have really good idea about this brand, you may have to go to Italy.  There are lots of very very good less-known European fashion houses whose product are simply unvailable in the US, not even in NYC.  

    By the way, I did't find Bloomingdales SOHO a very attractive store when I was there last month. (I really hesitate to say this since there are so many people in this country who can't tolerate any criticism of their city or small town, and I have already come across such people in this forum.  I just hope New Yorkers would be a bit more tolerant, otherwise I would definitely stop posting anything on this forum.)  Their men's designers section on the ground floor (or basement?) don't have many interesting selections.  They carry names like Comme des Garcons Shirt and Viktor&Rolf, but the buyers really didn't buy good things from them.  The collection PRIVEE? stuff looked quite nice which was definitely a highlight to me, and Pringle selection might be OK too (if my memory isn't wrong).  Y-3 slection were quite dull, Mario Matteo stuff weren't good selected either.  I suspect their fashion buyers aren't fashioniastas with sharp eyes, or they just can't define the distinctive image of the store yet.  I expected distinctive and New York things like Libertines or Peter Som (does Peter Som makes men's clothes?), or even As Four, but was quite disappointed to be honest.
     


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    I just came across this brand today. I bought an olive canvas four button jacket at INA NYC, a consignement shop here in New York. The quality is incredible, and the finishing details spot on. I mistook it for higher end label without looking at the label, along the lines of Margiela or Neil Barrett. Very pleased and a steal for $45. Sizing on this one item is quite slim, but I have a big chest.
     


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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Any thoughts on this blazer?

    http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/MARIO+...s/searchResult

    I'm not sure if it's canvassed or not. So thoughts...please provide them [​IMG]


    I highly doubt its canvassed; at least the Matteo I've seen hasn't been. Decent designer stuff, but nothing much to be wowed at in terms of quality. More of an aesthetic/design type appeal.

    But, for $135, I'd say you probably can't go wrong. Retail was perhaps in the $800 range, just taking a guess.
     


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    Pre-SF days I walked into the Emporio Armani store in Amsterdam and tried on a couple of suits. I wasnt really happy with the fit of any of them, and told the salesman that I wanted a fit like his (assuming that they wore Armani to work in an Armani store). He told me he was actually wearing Mario Matteo.

    I havent run across the brand since, but for a fashion suit it looked damn good on this guy.

    K
     


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