Prada Suits -- recent styles

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Yeah I like Dolce and Gabbana. Their mainline suits, if scored for under $500 are among the best bangs for the buck out there. They are similar quality to Ralph Lauren Black Label, and it always surprises me when people dump on this brand but ass kiss Ralph Lauren. I can understand dumping all over Dolce if you dont dig the cuts or styling of suits, but numerous call Dolce junk and then say Ralph Lauren Black Label are good quality. Always cracks me up, it makes me think those people have never owned a Dolce suit or they are confusing diffusion line D&G with Mainline. A bit like judging Armani Black Label based on their diffusion lines.


    :eh:, you saying Armani = crap? Have you ever owned a Giorgio Armani Black Label suit? If not, I suggest you look at one sometime. If you call that crap, then are Hermes or Kiton mediocre in your opinion? I presume you are thinking of Emporio or AJ.
     
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  2. othertravel

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    Important to keep in mind that even though Zegna produces canvassed Gucci suits, they also make the fused models as well.
     


  3. JTA

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    I'm of the same opinion as you. Not worth at full price but if you can score a bargain I won't hesitate to grab them.
     


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    ummmmm..........this is HIS opinion, so how can he be wrong and why should he stop posting?
     


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    Patek Senior member

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    Hitler also had opinions (and happend to have Hugo Boss--although this is irrelevant to my point) and all of his opinions were wrong.

    Some simple research or even a search of this forum would tell you that there is nothing luxurous or quality about Hugo Boss.

    Newbs with incorrect "facts" touted as opinions is double wrong.
     


  6. HughJ

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    I actually took not mentioning which lines as some upper echelon trolling.
     


  7. Viral

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    so if someone is happy with a particular suit or brand - which, in this case, happens to not be your particular choice/preference - then they are wrong because you say so??

    Anyway, to get this thread back on track, the OP should post some pics of the Prada suit :nodding:
     


  8. ismelllikepoop

    ismelllikepoop Senior member

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    Hey if you go against SF groupthink, you're done here. "newbies" that talk about hugo boss on here are crucified, but thats :deadhorse: Hell there were posts when I first joined about suits literally falling apart when it touched a few drops of rain, and apparently it was common, or others complaining of quality difference in a $600 boss suit to a purple label suit etc etc. But i hope most people can use common sense. Anyways my only experience with prada was a few years ago, i dont even know what happened to it after moving from place to place. I liked it and the fabric felt nice. Only issue was the cut seemed very fashion forward and didn't feel that there were many opportunities to wear it, but for those times I did I got compliments.
     


  9. GoldenTribe

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    I disagree. None of the mainline Dolce & Gabbana suits I have tried (only a few, admittedly) were canvassed.

    I owned one, temporarily, and wore it to a tailor in Toronto (Lou Myles), who proceeded to call it utter crap.

    Dolce suits retail for nearly $2K.

    Guccis are (or were) made by Zegna in Switzerland, and are superior to most of the other runway brands.



    Yes, to the extent that the point about subjectivity you are trying but miserably failing to articulate is wholly irrelevant to the topic at hand and in a general sense largely bullshit.
     
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  10. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    I'll be interested to see who made my Prada suit when I get it back from the tailor. I'll post some pictures.
     


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    Please do; I'm curious as well.
     


  12. Klobber

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    I believe you, but I have certainly owned a few Dolce mainline suits in my time, and they have all been canvassed. I will admit it has been quite a while since I last purchased one though, so perhaps standards have dropped? If that is the case, I retract my comments that they were decent suits. Perhaps they have become like Prada and Gucci, who clearly offer two levels of suits, one level very good, other level borderline garbage. I am surprised though that a major clothing brand would have the audacity to ask $2K for trash.
     
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  13. jeff13007

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    The one i have from 5 years ago is canvassed, and the ones i checked out at saks were canvassed as well. But it might be different lines cuz they have some "Martini" line and "golden something" or w/e. In my experience with Gucci and Prada their uncanvassed suits/jackets are at the 1.5k price point and their higher level ones are 2-3k sometimes around 4. I agree with your comment regarding RLBL vs dolce mainline but its understandable how come people prefer them as they are all fully canvassed so it saves on confusion when buying a suit. But TBH even though im a fan of and own many different silhouettes Theory, TF, Attolini, Kiton, Brioni, Zegna, Steed, NSM (depending on my mood) I even borrow my friends Oxxford suit from time to time to changes things up. RLBL never did it for me, the look just seemed off even though theoretically i do have the ideal build for it 6ft, 175 pounds with a 30 inch waist. Cant really explain it, on me it sort of looked like the shoulders and chest were built up which didnt go with the size of the lapels. Probably just nitpicking but ive never been a fan of RLBL
     


  14. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Same thoughts. On my expedition, I tried a couple RLBLs. I was not impressed with the fabric, but more importantly the silhouette was a little too extreme for me -- the padding on the shoulders was kind of intense. The canvassing felt nice and the waist suppression is cool thought.
     


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    What is c21? I would love to know!


    More hatred for Hugo Boss..... Oh well........


    That would be great. I'm looking forward to it.
     


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