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Officine Generale, quality?

pg600rr

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I’ve been seeing more and more of this brand popping up at local saks and Barney’s...I know it’s been out for a while now but didn’t see any threads on it when I searched. Wasn’t sure what people’s experience has been. Seems like some nice pieces but haven’t picked any up yet.

Thoughts? Worth the $$?
 

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I’ve been seeing more and more of this brand popping up at local saks and Barney’s...I know it’s been out for a while now but didn’t see any threads on it when I searched. Wasn’t sure what people’s experience has been. Seems like some nice pieces but haven’t picked any up yet.

Thoughts? Worth the $$?
I have a hoodie from them that feels substantial, seems pretty well built and similar quality to brands in that range (i think its priced similarly to JE). I wouldn't pay full price, but def would pick them up on sale.
 

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One of my favorite brands. I have a couple things, chinos and work shirt, that are nice. I've tried a blazer. Haven't handled the outerwear or knits. I really like his overall vibe. It's kind of "just right" traditional stuff, it's a bit boring (aka not too dandy or exaggerated) and that's fine with me. The price/quality seems to be in the sweet spot of good enough and affordable. Although I've bought it only on Yoox, not at full retail.

edit: a few looks I like. May as well make this the official Officine thread.
_OFF0144.jpg _OFF0195.jpg _OFF0212.jpg ASVOF-FW17-OFFICINE-GENERALE-9.jpg Officine-Generale-Spring-Summer-2016-Menswear-Collection-006.jpg
 
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Thanks for the replies, I do like the looks. Just ordered a few pairs of the Julian shorts (at discount) and a few camp collar shirts to try out. Agreed the style is a bit subdued but has some nice details and might mix in well with some of the other lines I wear. Just turned 36 and haven’t ever really been in to the more aggressive streetwear style. Most of what I wear now is John Elliott for ‘streetwear’, and some save khaki stuff for basics, so this may fit in nicely.

I was surprised there was a dedicated thread.
 

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Have an OCBD from them. Really happy w/it. Has a selvedge look on the inside shirt tail. Not sure if it's really selvedge or faux. But the fabric is thin and really breathable.
 

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The fabrics are often really nice, while construction seems to be where they cut costs (made in Portugal for most, if not all, of the things I've handled). I had the top button pop off a pair of corduroy pants after wearing them only a couple dozen times. The few shirts I have are great though. It's a brand that I always look for during the sale season.
 

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Have a thick zip up charcoal merino sweater that I picked up a few years ago from Mr Porter. One of my favorite sweaters, always seem to take it while traveling, if only to sleep in it on long flights.
 

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