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Pitti Uomo 83: Classic Menswear Edition

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    My wife has a suede python bag. No idea how they did it but the skin retains the texture and pattern of scales yet is suede.

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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I asked, it's actually croc, not embossed. I think you kind of answered your own question. To be fair, I thought it was fucking awesome. I don't think I'd ever buy it or anything similar, but I'm sure many Russians will.
     
  3. RogerC

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a few more pics of that drakes booth. It look amazing.
     
  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well alright...wool ties from Drakes:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    ^ The rust floral... :drool:
     
  6. RogerC

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    *sigh* Already I see Drake's will be getting a significant part of my disposable income, come September.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wait til you see some of the rest :devil:
     
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    sueded croc is a TD thing.
     
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    THIS is ultra cool.
     
  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    and thinkderms.
     
  11. RogerC

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    You can't get me a deal? From one academic to another? :)
     
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    I think they just use the reverse side. I've seen some nice ones.
     
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    Would love someone who knows to explain this finish.

    The reverse of the Gator loafers I have looks like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I tried to get an explanation from the maker, but he doesn't make the skins, just the bags. I'll email him and maybe will be able to get it passed on to the hide guy.
     
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    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Legend. :cheers:
     
  16. Spurious

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    Great thread, thanks for doing this.
     
  17. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My pleasure - I was interested too. And I thought they were saying that it's not reverse, that it is split.
     
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    Significant price rises for no apparent good reason?

    Sometimes I feel like we - menswear enthusiasts - have somehow created a monster.

    I don't want the artisans to be poor, but - and I know this is a nebulous concept - I want them to be honest.

    Have you ever (say) looked at a Drakes tie and wondered what makes it worth $175? Or looked at a pair of EGs for $1200?

    How much are the workers who make them paid per hour? How many ties or shoes can they make per hour? How much did the raw materials cost? What are their overheads? Is my money going to the real artisan, or to the corporate types?

    When did the "artisanal companies" go from struggling for their craft to, well, cashing in? At what point does vice overtake virtue?

    I know the usual answers will come out - they charge what the market can bear, yadda yadda - but when was that line crossed where the artisan wondered how much the market could bear?
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    I don't know about other things, or about this really, but I have heard that cotton and wool prices increased significantly in the past few years. Would be nice to confirm if and by how much they went up and if they've stayed up.
     
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  20. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Umm...suppose you made a product that people wanted. You set the price at $100, and sell out very quickly. People start offering you $200 to get in on the next run. You're going to say no, I only want to charge $100? Even if you will only be able to sell 75% as many you'll still make more money.

    I have never understood complaining about prices. You don't like a price? Go somewhere else or wait for a sale. There are others willing to pay more than you, and they should get the items. Producers and retailers have every right to charge what they choose.
     

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