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Missoni sweaters

aj_del

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Hi

I am thinking of getting a Missoni sweater from this ebay store. I feel my wardrobe is too drab/grey/blue/brown and this may be a good way to add some color / fun into it.

So what are your thoughts ?

Also, any experience with quality of their stuff.

Thanks for reading.

Best regards

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Sartorial1

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I am not the biggest fan of Missoni,
and prefer to add color in other ways.
That said, my best friend is a fan.
It works for him in casual settings.

I cannot comment on quality.
From what I've read,
they are respected to a certain degree.
 

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I have a Missoni turtleneck very similar to the one you just posted. I wore it for years without it falling apart. I personally love them and used to get lots of compliments on that sweater. If the style is for you, buy with confidence.

(Don't know anything about that eBay store, but I imagine that Missoni sweaters ARE counterfeited, so be on the lookout for that)
 

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I have about 5 Missoni pieces and I love them all. I've seen the second one in the store so I know that is a pic of a legit piece. Whether you'll receive that one or not I don't know.
 

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Originally Posted by aj_del
I feel my wardrobe is too drab/grey/blue/brown and this may be a good way to add some color / fun into it.

Don't do it. You've already said in other threads that you tried dressing flashier and reverted to the basic more somber colour palette.
 

bleachboy

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Originally Posted by TRINI
Don't do it. You've already said in other threads that you tried dressing flashier and reverted to the basic more somber colour palette.

I dunno though, the one I have is in dark blues and greens, and being a turtleneck, can be worn with more sedate pieces like a navy blazer and gray flannel pants for a nice overall look.

But then again, my style has been known to leave something to be desired.
 

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So many Missoni items seem to have nylon content, even the massively expensive ones, but this one is apparently 100% wool. I wouldn't wear it, personally. I can understand the desire to add colour and pattern to your wardrobe, but this is a bit too much for me.
 

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I am reminded of The Cosby Show...........
 

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I have very colourful Missoni bathrobe and towels and love them, but they're obviously not the sort of garment one wears outside one's home. As a boy in the 80's my mom used to dress me in Missoni sweaters similar to the ones you posted. I guess that association makes them a bit difficult to wear for me these days. But I think they can be pulled off, especially the models that don't mix two patters (stripes & checks, in this case). Maybe you could start with a Missoni tie (the colourful herringbone ones can be interesting) and see if you're comfortable with that.
 

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Originally Posted by radicaldog
I have very colourful Missoni bathrobe and towels and love them, but they're obviously not the sort of garment one wears outside one's home. As a boy in the 80's my mom used to dress me in Missoni sweaters similar to the ones you posted. I guess that association makes them a bit difficult to wear for me these days. But I think they can be pulled off, especially the models that don't mix two patters (stripes & checks, in this case). Maybe you could start with a Missoni tie (the colourful herringbone ones can be interesting) and see if you're comfortable with that.




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Missoni seems to be something of a one trick pony. I like a few of their designs now and then -- even some of the loud ones -- but a lot of what they produce just seems uninventive (after the first season, whenever that was) and kind of ugly. I tend to like their pieces with regular/consistent, repeating designs, as opposed to the irregularly mottled ones you posted that look like a technicolor camo print JPEG got brutally corrupted.
(I wish I could customize that second one, I almost really like it but a couple of the colours are just "off" to my taste, and the contrasting multicolor tie in this pic ruins any chance it had of looking acceptable)
 

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