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The CM Graveyard: First Sartoria Partenopea... next J. Crew?

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Beijing has a lot more culture, Shanghai was just a bit better than nobody 200 years ago...

200 years ago Shanghai was not even a city:

Originally a fishing village and market town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to trade and its favorable port location. The city was one of five treaty ports forced open to foreign trade after the First Opium War. The Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession were subsequently established. The city then flourished, becoming a primary commercial and financial hub of the Asia-Pacific region in the 1930s. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the city was the site of the major Battle of Shanghai. After the war, with the CPC takeover of mainland China in 1949, trade was limited to other socialist countries and the city's global influence declined. (Wikipedia)

Ironically, both Hong Kong and Shanghai were products of 19th century European ( mainly British)
Imperialism
 

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Yea I know my wife is from Hangzhou, you would think they like to make fun of them (and pretty much vice versa too)
 

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looks very generic if you ask me

in another news, more shoe brand out of asia, personally "too much for me" (never liked Corthy other than to look at it, so you got my taste...)


 

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I have zero experience with Armani. Could never figure out the difference between their lines and never experimented with quality and fit. Would appreciate a primer if someone has more info.
 

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think back in the days Emperior Armnai was half canvassed, Giorgio Armani is full canvassed?

I think back in early 2000s the "fashion" brand's tailoring were actually decent from construction perspective, like top of the line Gucci/Versace/Ferre (still exist?) were all top of the line Zegna
 

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looks very generic if you ask me

in another news, more shoe brand out of asia, personally "too much for me" (never liked Corthy other than to look at it, so you got my taste...)


unless their domestic market will love it, I have a hard time imagining people in the west will pay up to 1200$ for Chinese rtw made shoes already...I mean if it’s just fancy patina one wants you have many way cheaper options outside of China (e.g caulaincourt, septiem largeur etc).
 

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Yeossal and Oct Tenth x Son of Henry are in $600~$700 range both HW, think that would be the easy market, maybe they have a non patina line for <$1k?

I personally would pay for ~$1k if I see the quality is there, I mean EG and GG charge way over $1k for just even GW so to me still a bargain (and probably why I really like AM too, especially AM fits me better too)

edit: and I have a GMTO from Oct Tenth x SoH coming, so guess we will see, the article did say it's made in China then finished in Taiwan, so for all I know it might be Oct Tenth to start with...
 

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think back in the days Emperior Armnai was half canvassed, Giorgio Armani is full canvassed?

I think back in early 2000s the "fashion" brand's tailoring were actually decent from construction perspective, like top of the line Gucci/Versace/Ferre (still exist?) were all top of the line Zegna
Georgio Armani (or Black Label) has two tiers: 1. Half canvass; and 2) Full canvass.

The fully canvassed suits/SCs have basted stitching all over, as well as a higher MSRP.

I'd be interested to know whether they have their own factories, or if they contract it out. Vestimenta used to make their suits.

Emporio is half canvass I think. Collezioni was rolled into Emporio.
 

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I like GA, but not that suit. That's like a Tom Ford imitation (with a little Thom Browne length mixed in).
 

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Yeossal and Oct Tenth x Son of Henry are in $600~$700 range both HW, think that would be the easy market, maybe they have a non patina line for <$1k?

I personally would pay for ~$1k if I see the quality is there, I mean EG and GG charge way over $1k for just even GW so to me still a bargain (and probably why I really like AM too, especially AM fits me better too)

edit: and I have a GMTO from Oct Tenth x SoH coming, so guess we will see, the article did say it's made in China then finished in Taiwan, so for all I know it might be Oct Tenth to start with...
guess we will see. 800-1200 feels like quite an up charge relative to the examples you gave especially given that most European makers might charge about 100$ for personalized patina. Especially 1200$ starts to come pretty darn close to the higher end Meccariello for me. EG/GG always felt relatively high compared to what they offer but there’s obviously enough people who feel it’s worth it
 

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I guess do people pay up for HW? I think one of the good value proposition is "we're just as good if not better", but HW, I mean it took Japan a while to build the reputation so I assume this will take a while too
 

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