Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, Sep 23, 2008.
Bulldogs short? I have Setters...
(Where do you get them dirt cheap, btw?)
i still have the same A&F swimtrunks from HS
Quick update for anyone interested - I got them today and, while they don't have the gold string clasp and the full Borrelli "booklet" tag - instead of the full normal 10 page or so booklet, they're a foldout card but with an abbreviated version of the full booklet's verbiage - everything else about them seems legit. The packaging is correct - Borrelli plastic sleeve, Borrelli carboard backing, Borrelli tissue paper, Borrelli strap around the waist of the shirt. And all the construction seems on par - thick, concave topped mother of pearl buttons (hand sewn on), LB gussets, dense single needle stitching, and I'm pretty sure it's still handwork at the sleeve/shoulder, collar, and yoke (not sure about the bottom of the placket).
Only one oddiity - the light gray does have the Fornitori Della Real Casa square tag on the inside of the placket at the bottom (like the rest of my Borrelli's have) but the check shirt does not.
All that said, I'm chalking them up to different price points and/or markets, but still legit. Regardless, they're fantastic shirts - I'm keeping 'em!
ps - not affiliated with the seller, but consider this a plug. And he shipped them within, what, 2 hours of my buying them? Maybe just coincidence, but I'm happy
No shoe trees but ill live! Sutor's from STF.
sounds good. glad you worked that out.
noice! now get some trees STAT!
i like the AE cedar trees for 19.99 and free shipping.
I get my PRL ones for dirt cheap, not Orlebars. But I recently bought a pair of PRL in the Mr. Porter sale for $35 (from $150) and a pair at Bloomingdale's RL store for $30 (from $125).
I don't know man, these things just don't look very comfy...thats what i liked about the VB, they were short enough but still comfortable. I have a few other pairs, Acquarosso and an Etro that are pretty short, but again, comfortable to wear. I wore my blue ones today and liked them very much...
Spoiler: Warning: Bathing Suit Fit Pic
These are not the ones that show a subtle pattern when they get wet, are they?
Don't know honestly, but they're wet there.
The local haberdasher had them last season. I liked the idea a lot. They're very simple like yours, i.e. solid color, but when they get wet, they show a very subtle pattern (e.g. tortoises). Worked well (I ordered one pair and tried it out but ultimately decided against them because I don't go swimming that often). Anyway, enjoy yours!
Something along the line of these: http://www.vilebrequinonlinestore.c...d/1736/s/seahorse-water-reactive/category/10/ (but no picture actually showing the seahorses.. d'oh).
You spent over 100 bucks on swim trunks and say you are indifferent?
I need a good suede brush how much was that hampton? Going to swing by the lobb store.
Where did you read that? All I said was that the branding on them doesn't bother me...
I think it was €50.
Hey, everybody, look who's suddenly against label whoring.
Oh, that's rich... I needed that...
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