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talk to me about borrelli...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DerekS, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    I have a few old borrelli white shirts....i love em. great fabrics, thick buttons, etc. I picked up a couple new ones this past week....what happened? WAY less hand work. fabric is still great, but there seems to be a noticeable difference. Honestly, I dont see THAT much difference in the new borrellis and my T&A or Ermenegildo Zegna or Charvet shirts....

    My question...is there any brand currently that would be comparable to the old borrelli? [​IMG]
     


  2. cmeisenzahl

    cmeisenzahl Senior member

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    I have a few old borrelli white shirts....i love em. great fabrics, thick buttons, etc. I picked up a couple new ones this past week....what happened? WAY less hand work. fabric is still great, but there seems to be a noticeable difference. Honestly, I dont see THAT much difference in the new borrellis and my T&A or Ermenegildo Zegna or Charvet shirts....

    My question...is there any brand currently that would be comparable to the old borrelli? [​IMG]


    Hehe. [​IMG]
     


  3. DerekS

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    Hehe. [​IMG]

    thats no help speedy. hahahahaha.[​IMG]
     




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    ndw Senior member

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    Finamore, barba are probably comparable. Attolini are also nice, if not better.

    Check out Donnanna - it's apparently many of the same people from the old Borrelli operation. Although, I can't confirm quality.

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-36272...-us-39-eu.aspx
     


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    Finamore, barba are probably comparable. Attolini are also nice, if not better.

    Check out Donnanna - it's apparently many of the same people from the old Borrelli operation. Although, I can't confirm quality.

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-36272...-us-39-eu.aspx


    Ill check those out...thanks for the info!

    I *NEED* a white attolini shirt. [​IMG]
     


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    HRoi Senior member

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    I've shifted my allegiance to Fray. Kiton I also like for it's handwork, but I don't like their buttons as much
     


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    I've shifted my allegiance to Fray. Kiton I also like for it's handwork, but I don't like their buttons as much

    I keep hearing Kiton shirts leave a lot to be desired. I have a lot of great shirts, (t&a, zegna, rlpl, letc) and borrelli was a nice way to treat myself. Being in nashville where the best shirt you can buy is ike behar, its tough to know exactly what im getting when ordering online.
     


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    Finamore have more handwork then Barba and current Borrelli. In any case Borrelli is back in operation after the trouble they had a couple of years ago.
     


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    thanks....I need to check out finamore....
     


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    I might be the only one on this but I feel that Truzzi is pretty comparable
     


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    I might be the only one on this but I feel that Truzzi is pretty comparable

    Truzzi buttonholes are ugly in my opinion, and I really don't like their buttons or collar shapes either. Finamore has my vote.
     


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    My fav shirt is hands down my grey white striped finamore! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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