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Quality of Paul Smith clothing?

k4lnamja

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His clothing is . . . very colorful and can be flashy but I found a dress shirt at Bloomie's that I'm in love with. However, I want to know how the quality is. Also, could you justify paying $250 for it?

I dont want to pay $250 for any shirt, trust me! But I WANT it

thanks
 

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Depends what line you're talking about. I'm assuming (going by the price) it's probably Paul Smith London. If so - the shirts are made in Italy and aren't bad quality at all. Definitely a bit pricey though!

Steer clear of the "PS" line.
 

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I can't tell you whether it's worth it FOR YOU to buy the shirt, but in general I find his stuff to be better quality than hugo boss, Z zegna, and so on, on par with a lot of prada, D&G etc, but not even close to Brioni, Armani, etc.

For guys who want a good middle-of-the-road luxury solution, or a less expensive etro, I definitely recommend Paul Smith. I feel like he offers good value for your money compared to most brands.

I don't know if that helps, but to summarize, if you've got the money for it, I think it's good value (although I always recommend waiting for stuff to go on sale. His stuff is too flashy for most people to buy at full price).

Tim
 

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I got a pair of Paul smith socks from sacks because I really likes the look and they are unusual. However they Are horrible quality after one wear i am going to try and return them since they were like $30
 

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Originally Posted by dieselman89
I got a pair of Paul smith socks from sacks because I really likes the look and they are unusual. However they Are horrible quality after one wear i am going to try and return them since they were like $30

Yup - they're drivel.
If you want some interesting socks for a decent price - try Duchamp. Similar designs - better quality.
 

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I'd say that Paul Smith is best for small leather goods, but that seems to be on the decline as well. A wallet that I handled from a recent collection seems to be stitched horribly (yes it was genuine). Maybe they're headed down the D&G and Prada road?
 

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Well, the dress shirt is $295 but with the sale it's around $250. I can afford it but this is a dress shrit that I can't wear to the office b/c it's a little "much" for my line of work. It's a dark blue and light blue plaid design. I'm wondering if I should buy it and try to get a price reduction on it a month later!Haha.

Thanks for the advice, fellas. I think I'm going to purchase it later today.
 

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You can get super awesome Paul Smith made to measure shirts at a great price starting at $950 per shirt. They fly their tailor a few times per year from London to measure you.
 

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Their shoes are beautiful but horrible quality, Mines got ruined with the first time I cleaned them.
 

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Originally Posted by SpallaCamiccia
Their shoes are beautiful but horrible quality, Mines got ruined with the first time I cleaned them.


Your shoes weren't ruined, you just didn't like the way they looked after you polished them with neutral wax. Plus, you didn't even buy mainline shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Sartorial
I can't tell you whether it's worth it FOR YOU to buy the shirt, but in general I find his stuff to be better quality than hugo boss, Z zegna, and so on, on par with a lot of prada, D&G etc, but not even close to Brioni, Armani, etc.



Tim


I'd certainly consider their mainline garments on par with the Armani white label "Collezioni" you find in every department store. The black label "Giorgio Armani" is a different story.
 

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If you're in NYC, the Paul Smith outlet store on Grand Street here in Brooklyn just started its winter reductions.
 

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Originally Posted by StephenStyle
Yup - they're drivel.
If you want some interesting socks for a decent price - try Duchamp. Similar designs - better quality.


Never heard of Duchamp. Typing ... google ... link ... click ...

Whoa. Those be some real socks there, "interesting" is an understatement.
 

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Originally Posted by dieselman89
I got a pair of Paul smith socks from sacks because I really likes the look and they are unusual. However they Are horrible quality after one wear i am going to try and return them since they were like $30

Originally Posted by StephenStyle
Yup - they're drivel.
If you want some interesting socks for a decent price - try Duchamp. Similar designs - better quality.


Huh... I've had many pairs of both... can't say either is significantly different in quality over the other. They've all lasted about the same amount of time.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Your shoes weren't ruined, you just didn't like the way they looked after you polished them with neutral wax. Plus, you didn't even buy mainline shoes.
I bought the ones I liked, Not my fault it was a lesser line. What can I do to remove the white lines? I re polished them with brown cream but the creases are white yet. Thanks
Originally Posted by razl
Never heard of Duchamp. Typing ... google ... link ... click ... Whoa. Those be some real socks there, "interesting" is an understatement.
I got some underwear from Duchamp and yes is better done than PS. Their ties are colourful too. Some nice jacquard floral shirts too, but horrible striped ones and jackets.
 

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