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New Menswear brand: Berluti

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bengal-stripe, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    holy shit... those are Chucky's shoes... :happy:
     
  2. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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    I can't help but notice how FUCKING HIDEOUS a vast proportion of Berluti's shoes seem to be.

    The RTW menswear collection is pretty good though.
     
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  3. Gdot

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    Unfortunately there are a great many people with a great deal of money who place a very high premium on having 'things' that no one else has. In other words, if anybody else I know, or may encounter, might possibly have the same thing I don't want it - period.

    It becomes more important to be 'special' than to be tasteful, or stylish, or even just simply well put together.

    Many of these people are my clients - it's really a pretty disgusting thing to witness in a lot of ways.

    It's all about ego and social dominance.
     
  4. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    its a brand like Jekyll and hyde , some shoe lines are superb and some are just butt ugly, its kind of weird
     
  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not just the very wealthy -- we see it here on SF too.
     
  6. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Point well made!
     
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    No, but I'm sure if you ask Phat Guido, he would tell you how much he paid for his (not that he'd wear the shoes, considering his track record around here).
     
  8. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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    Do you defend crooked investment bankers in court? [​IMG]

    But seriously, I grew up in a family that had virtually nothing, so I agree. It sucks that clothes can become more of a proclamation of status than what they really are -- clothes.
     
  9. Gdot

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    No - I design their houses, hotels, restaurants, clubs and playgrounds in general.

    Since the beginning of clothing and the adornment of the body in general, these things have always been used as a display of wealth and importance. Be it a necklace made of shells, a tattoo, or a custom bespoke suit made from the hairs of now extinct baby camels. It's all the same schtick for many people.

    Yes it sucks - but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
     
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    In Atlanta? That's still cool though.
     
  11. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    hence the bad taste :happy:
     
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    People there just haven't discovered Sid Mashburn yet, perhaps.
     
  13. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    All over the world. Much more work overseas than in the US.
     
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  14. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Well, actually if we are talking bad taste I believe your comment is the very definition thereof.
     
  15. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Senior member

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    im kidding, im just picturing big rappers mansions and cars down there
     
  16. Gdot

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    Well, those things do of course exist here - there is no denying that. I'm happy to say that the vast majority of the McMansions in Atlanta exist WAAAAYYYYYY out in the scruburbs where I don't have to encounter them.

    :fistbump:
     
  17. SirGrotius

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    That's a gorgeous collection.
     
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    From the five years I lived in Atl, I remember plenty of REAL (not Mc) mansions around the Midtown/Buckhead area including Elton John's house. My boss lived out in Eagle's Landing--now those are some McMansions. He had a property line despute with Chris Rock's mother (guess who won).
     
  19. bengal-stripe

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    The shop fitters are at work and Berluti Menswear will be opening a concession in Harrods (London). They will be occupying the space on the ground floor where Turnbull & Asser used to be.
     

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