Pitti Uomo 83: Classic Menswear Edition

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

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anyone in London who wants to see the suede-alligator hide, should go into the Burberry flagship store in
    Regent Street. They have a man's trench coat on a dummy, made entirely from sueded alligator.

    (I did not enquire about the price, presumably the cost of a medium-sized town house. :D)
     
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  2. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    While Styleforvm has undoubtably increased the popularity (and possibly cost) of a few "artisan" (I hate that word) providers, the creep in material prices and labor costs are primarily to blame IMO. In Italy, for example, the CPI has gone up nearly 4.0% since 2008, tax law is more rigidly enforced these days, etc. in the same time period wool has gone up nearly 25%. Cotton decreased this year but spiked last year.

    I am not sure the 50 or so clothes nerds who regularly frequent this site can take credit for price increases anyway. Drakes was expensive well before SF - I paid $125 for a Drakes tie back in 1997, I think. Chan was getting rich off of HK expats in the 70's, before William Gibson even invented the term "cyberspace." His prices have gone up as his popularity increased, but I'd argue that's a general Internet - and not #menswearweb - phenomenon, caused more by the easy flow of previously inaccessible (or at least difficult to find) information.

    I can't speak for Liverano as I know nothing about the shop, but again I thnk it's probably the marketing prowess of the Armoury guys, and not the forums, that have helped goose his popularity.

    We forumites give ourselves too much credit, I think. if anything, i think the most we can take credit for is mucking up small shops with a temporary, but finite, deluge of orders (The Great Ambrosi Pants FlameWar of 2011 comes to mind). Any provider that jacks their prices based on the temporary rush resultant from the lemming-like habits of the SF crowd . . . well, that provider is going out of business. After all, how many pairs of pants or bespoke suits can the 5 real bespoke-ballers on SF actually buy?
     
  3. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    I wonder how much transparency we as consumers really have a right to expect from private enterprises. Although I speculate about profit margins, too, I have to think the answer is little to none. As a customer, I appreciate retailers and makers who pay lip service to "value," but I'm pretty sure luxury goods guys will stay in business without me.
     
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  4. comrade

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    Apparently not for Men's Wearhouse and Joseph A Bank.
    The crap they sell still uses cotton and wool ( and polyester )
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    if something is nice. its worth the price. :)
     
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    no joke, so far these are my fave guys from pitti.
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    fok - your wife looks lovely
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    unbel - hope you are having fun, im jelly.
     
  7. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    That picture is totally cool because it's evident those guys are just goofballs having fun. If someone tried to be serious while wearing one of those hats it would be a sad story indeed. That's the biggest problem with a lot of these guys, they have this scowl like they're on their way to court in their lime green over check double breasted suit fastened by the jigger and unbuckled shoes. A smile would go a long way with some of these types.
     
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  8. GothamRed

    GothamRed Senior member

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    I'll just leave these here...


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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    EMart - yup

    also, their awesome beards also give them instant cred in my book. :)
     
  10. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Indeed. They look awesome. Put me in that and it would be a clown show.
     
  11. gnatty8

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    Those hats are just awful. My grandmother used to wear those when she would be tending to her gardens.
     
  12. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    It's all about new taste. Fugly or nice. And it looks cool ON THEM.
     
  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    No, it doesn't.
     
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    You guys are missing the point. Those guys are clearly cheesin' and laughing at people taking them seriously.
     
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    those two could work in the outback . . . . or some redneck canadian province

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