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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Antoine, May 15, 2006.

  1. Antoine

    Antoine Member

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    I just wanted to share that with you.
    Take a look at www.ephtee.com and give me your opinion. I think it's amazing!
     
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    I was very impressed. I love the look of old fashioned travel trunks whether they are for suits or shoes.
    But I can only imagine the price! I emailed to ask the cost of the smaller boxes.
     
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    How stunning the lock: [​IMG]
     
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    If they made one of these for aprotnoy, why do I get the sense it would be walk-in size; or maybe cargo container size. [​IMG]
     
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    Truly awesome, though I'm sure the price is utter lunacy.
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These harken back to an era where people embraced luxury and weren't afraid to indulge themselves. These are closer to artwork than storage.
     
  7. Full Canvas

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    Truly awesome, though I'm sure the price is utter lunacy.

    You might be able to purchase a small condominium in some towns for the cost of those trunks! [​IMG]
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  8. LabelKing

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    I suspect these are cheaper than Vuitton's trunks, which are about $40,000.

    There's actually a fair niche market for these custom trunks; Vuitton said they refused an offer of a Japanese woman who wanted one specially fitted for her dining room china because it wasn't meant as a travel piece.
     
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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, that's the thing. Ephtee and companies like Pinel & Pinel (which makes a Bang & Olufsen stereo/CD library trunk) are producing trunks which are not designed for travel. In essence, they're beautiful set pieces. That said, at Goyard I saw some sort of crazy DJ trunk that would only be portable in the loosest sense of the word.
     
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    These harken back to an era where people embraced luxury and weren't afraid to indulge themselves.

    Yeah, because modern American culture is all about asceticism. [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't compare Ephtee and Goyard who are real artisans with Pinel & Pinel.
    Pinel's trunks look like plastic!
     
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    Truly awesome, though I'm sure the price is utter lunacy.

    $375 for the small ones, $550 for the large.


















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    Well, that's the thing. Ephtee and companies like Pinel & Pinel (which makes a Bang & Olufsen stereo/CD library trunk) are producing trunks which are not designed for travel. In essence, they're beautiful set pieces. That said, at Goyard I saw some sort of crazy DJ trunk that would only be portable in the loosest sense of the word.
    Assouline had a collaboration with Goyard to produce this book trunk filled with their Memoire texts:

    [​IMG]
     
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    No, my price range was a joke.

    I would expect that small case that you posted, Labelking, to be close to a thousand, perhaps.
     

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