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? on Marc Jacobs, Zanetti

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stu, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Stu

    Stu Senior member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Hi all:

    I was searching the forum and could not find these answers, but was wonderinig what the concensus was on Zanetti trousers. I saw a rather derogatory thread on its suits, but I always thought the trousers were supposed to be good. Bluefly has a pair of Super 130 navy flat front trousers.

    Also, they have some Marc Jacobs sport shirts that I like. Don't know much about that brand. Anywone?
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Nov 5, 2004
    No experience with the Zanetti stuff. The Marc Jacobs garments I have seen are fine, but nothing special, and have a huge premium added because of the name. At $95 I think those shirts are still a little expensive. But if you really like one, go for it.
  3. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

    Oct 27, 2004
    NY, NY
    Marc Jacobs is excellent (if you like the styling), albeit at quite a high premium.

    What you are looking at on Bluefly, I believe, is Marc by Marc Jacobs. Like Michael by Michael Kors. This stuff is crap. Outsourced, poorly constructed, fair at best materials, etc. At $95, these things are a ripoff. At retail, a bigger one. If you are indeed looking at Marc Jacobs mainline items, by all means, the quality is there.

  4. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Mar 14, 2006
    My recommendation is look at YOOX. Bluefly never has never impressed me much, both with selection and with their prices. Yoox's winter sale ends tomorrow, but they have Marc Jacobs mainline items at amazing reductions (like retail $300 trousers for $40 or thereabouts). I picked up a few cotton pants and a pair of shoes. So, look in the fall-winter section and I think you'll find some nice stuff.

    I've found so much stuff during their sale that the UPS guy always remembers my apartment as "the place where he always gets those pretty colored boxes ((yoox boxes are multi-colored, btw))."

    In terms of Marc Jacobs styling and quality, I'd say it is quite good for a major fashion "brand." It is produced by Gibo SPA, which also makes clothes for Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Viktor&Rolf, etc., all of which are really expensive but have quite decent quality in fabric and such (of course, we're not talking Kiton here, but only comparing to other fashion designer brands). Better than, say, Prada and their recent Chinese and Bulgarian produced nylon coats that won't zipper right... or at all (yeah, yeah, I own one ((he says with lowered head))).

    The styling on the trousers is really interesting, but not for everybody. It can be quite tight around the thighs but looser towards the hem. This gives them a really interesting look, but can be difficult to wear if you have large and/or muscular thighs.

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