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I went to the mall this weekend and my mom dragged me into this store and im like oh shit because its a store that looks like its meant for younger women and my mom aint young. Well to my surprise they have a mens section with some great looking button down shirts. I have been looking for a good tailored fit/slim fit shirt and these where perfect. Great quality and not bad prices. Definitely a european style and perfect for the ones looking for the slim fit. The brand is United Colors of Benetton. The stuff on there website doesnt look as good as I saw in the store but I walked out with 3 great button downs for what I think is a great price.
 

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Yeah, Benetton's under the radar on the these forums. I can't attest to quality though but I do know a lot of people who swear by the brand for basics.
 

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Years and years ago I had a slim-fit dark brown (almost black) plain, no-pocket button front from Benneton and I liked it well-enough for the price (I think it was on sale for less than $30, IIRC). Before H&M, Zara, and the like, it was tough to find inexpensive slimmer button-fronts on this side of the pond, so I quite liked the shirt at the time. Nevertheless, I hadn't heard much at all from them in years and after I gave the shirt away, I had completely forgotten about them.
 

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I had never seen any ads for mens in the window of the store before and thats why I had never gone in there before and The sales girl said they just started selling mens clothing.
 

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been around for years in boston. quality was crap for the price. really slim though.
 

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Compared to what BR had I think its great quality or atleast the shirts I got where.
 

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How much were they, out of curiosity? I can't remember how much Benetton used to be, but while they weren't bargain-basement, they didn't seem to be ridiculously priced for what they were. But, again, this was probably 8-10 years ago...
 

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The ones I got varied. The lowest was $45 the Highest was $69.
 

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Originally Posted by Jokerman
Great quality and not bad prices. Definitely a european style and perfect for the ones looking for the slim fit. The brand is United Colors of Benetton.

yeah, i shopped there frequently when i was in milan. i didn't know there were any stores in the US though.
 

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my mom (laugh) picked me up a long sleeve tee while she was in italy from them. great fit and seems like pretty high quality.

i like it
 

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Geez, am I the only one who remembers those print ads from the early '90s?
 

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Moms and Benetton

Ugh
 

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I've seen this store a few times I've shopped in SF but never been inside.
 

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I remember when I was in the Benneton in Georgetown, walking from the third floor to the first, and the lady in front of me dropped her cellphone down the (very slick) stairs, and it slid down all three flights. I laughed so fucking hard as she chased it down the stairs.
 

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