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Versace couture V's Armani classico V's Borrelli

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by marc37, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

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    How does versace couture compare to RLPL, Armani classico, Borrelli, Kiton etc?

    Also how does Barbera and lsaia compare with Kiton and oxxford?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Isaia is the cheapest, and (probably) best value out of those.
     
  3. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    For near Borrelli like quality but a much lower price, try Sartoria Partenopea.
     
  4. A Harris

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    They do make a nice coat, comparable to Barbera quality, IMO. Where did you see it??
     
  5. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

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    So l take it that Barbera and lsaia are of less quality than Kiton and Oxxford.

    Again, would the Gianni Versace couture line suits be of equal quality to Armani Classico, RLPL, Borrelli, Kiton.
     
  6. Alexis

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    Boys, boys , boys, all conjecture.  Throwing the names of labels around like you're talking about cars.  Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    (marc37 @ 06 Dec. 2004, 03:19) So l take it that Barbera and lsaia are of less quality than Kiton and Oxxford. Again, would the Gianni Versace couture line suits be of equal quality to Armani Classico, RLPL, Borrelli, Kiton.
    Boys, boys , boys, all conjecture. Â Throwing the names of labels around like you're talking about cars. Â Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?
    Because there are discernable differences between these "labels". koji
     
  8. Alexis

    Alexis Senior member

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    (Alexis @ 06 Dec. 2004, 04:21)
    So l take it that Barbera and lsaia are of less quality than Kiton and Oxxford. Again, would the Gianni Versace couture line suits be of equal quality to Armani Classico, RLPL, Borrelli, Kiton.
    Boys, boys , boys, all conjecture. Â Throwing the names of labels around like you're talking about cars. Â Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?
    Because there are discernable differences between these "labels". koji
    Non no, you don't get off that easily. Address the question, koji, or keep your fingers off the keyboard. The questions was, Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?
     
  9. marc37

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    l'm starting to develop a luxury trouser fetish started by our beloved Dr Brecsh. l want to buy Barbera, lsaia and Oxxford trousers. Â l will scan ebay and wait for a good deal. l now have 2 fetishes. 1. A shoo fetish. 2.A trouser fetish. Â [​IMG] l must admit to being very curious about St Andrews as well. How do St Andrews compare with the suits l have mentioned?
     
  10. Roy

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    try Sartoria Partenopea.
    They do make a nice coat, comparable to Barbera quality, IMO. Where did you see it??
    At a place in Holland, they have a nice collection. Building up from their housebrand suits to Caruso, Partenopea and finally in the upper price range, Kiton. Shirts from Ign. Joseph, Barba di Napoli and Finamore. Shoes by Santoni. But I doubt this place will be interesting for the majority on this board.
     
  11. jcusey

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    (Thracozaag @ 06 Dec. 2004, 04:40)
    So l take it that Barbera and lsaia are of less quality than Kiton and Oxxford. Again, would the Gianni Versace couture line suits be of equal quality to Armani Classico, RLPL, Borrelli, Kiton.
    Boys, boys , boys, all conjecture. Throwing the names of labels around like you're talking about cars. Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?

    Because there are discernable differences between these "labels". koji
    Non no, you don't get off that easily. Address the question, koji, or keep your fingers off the keyboard. The questions was, Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?
    Or maybe we should discuss why you feel the need to hijack this thread by posting this supercilious garbage. Koji's answer was perfectly appropriate, your inability to recognize that fact notwithstanding. Perhaps you ought to keep your hands off the keyboard if that's the best you can come up with.
     
  12. Alexis

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    (Alexis @ 06 Dec. 2004, 06:44)
    So l take it that Barbera and lsaia are of less quality than Kiton and Oxxford. Again, would the Gianni Versace couture line suits be of equal quality to Armani Classico, RLPL, Borrelli, Kiton.
    Boys, boys , boys, all conjecture. Â Throwing the names of labels around like you're talking about cars. Â Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?

    Because there are discernable differences between these "labels". koji

    Non no, you don't get off that easily. Â Address the question, koji, or keep your fingers off the keyboard. Â The questions was, Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?
    Or maybe we should discuss why you feel the need to hijack this thread by posting this supercilious garbage. Koji's answer was perfectly appropriate, your inability to recognize that fact notwithstanding. Perhaps you ought to keep your hands off the keyboard if that's the best you can come up with.
    No, jcusey, you are in denial.
     
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    (Thracozaag @ 06 Dec. 2004, 04:40)
    So l take it that Barbera and lsaia are of less quality than Kiton and Oxxford. Again, would the Gianni Versace couture line suits be of equal quality to Armani Classico, RLPL, Borrelli, Kiton.
    Boys, boys , boys, all conjecture. Â Throwing the names of labels around like you're talking about cars. Â Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?

    Because there are discernable differences between these "labels". koji
    Non no, you don't get off that easily. Â Address the question, koji, or keep your fingers off the keyboard. Â The questions was, Why is it that Amercian men find it so natural to reduce every subject to a pissing contest?
    There's no "conjecture" that, for example, some people prefer the soft shoulder of the neapolitans (Isaia, Kiton) and others the styling of Armani classico, etc. I'm sure there are certain people out there (and Americans are NOT the only offenders) who purchase simply by label recognition, but the vast majority of the people on this board, I would venture, do not. koji
     
  14. Nick M

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    Marc isn't an American.

    Uh...

    But you guys can have him if you want.
     
  15. jcusey

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    That's the best you can do? Why don't you run along and find someone else's picture to steal for your avatar. I imagine that Stacy is getting a bit pissed that you're using hers.
     
  16. jcusey

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    Nice try, Koji, but no dice. If your posts don't consist of pictures of runway shows and comments like "I think this is soooooooo cool, don't you?" and affirmative responses to the same, then you're engaging in a "pissing contest" and are a typical American male. Even if you're from Australia.
     
  17. Thracozaag

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    (Thracozaag @ 06 Dec. 2004, 08:28) There's no "conjecture" that, for example, some people prefer the soft shoulder of the neapolitans (Isaia, Kiton) and others the styling of Armani classico, etc. Â I'm sure there are certain people out there (and Americans are NOT the only offenders) who purchase simply by label recognition, but the vast majority of the people on this board, I would venture, do not.
    Nice try, Koji, but no dice. If your posts don't consist of pictures of runway shows and comments like "I think this is soooooooo cool, don't you?" and affirmative responses to the same, then you're engaging in a "pissing contest" and are a typical American male. Even if you're from Australia.
    Ah, my mistake; I apologize, heh. koji
     
  18. VKK3450

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    Hey Roy, That wouldn't happen to be Pauw would it?

    I have taken a look in there, but I cant bring myself to pay the prices in Pauw. Especially with the exchange rate what it is and the occasional shopping trip to the US.

    I just ordered one of the suits from the polo.com online sale and with code, and free shipping it came to about 375 euros. Compared to the 850 euros I saw it for in Oger last week (on sale down from almost a thousand....) I wonder if I will ever shop for anything in Amsterdam again.
     
  19. Kaga

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    I'm sure you can think of *some* things.
     
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    Alexis,

    The pissing contests are held on the Ernest threads. No clear winner has emerged.

    The Styleboys were just kicking around labels, not each other. If we can't do that three-fourths of the threads disappear. I think what you meant to point out is that the pleasure found in the fine-grained examination of products and ranking based on minute differences is very much a male phenomenon. On this board, that explains itself: it's men's clothing. But that leaves unexplained all the parallel boards obsessed with sports cars or hi-fi or vintage Stratocasters or mid-sixties psychedelic records which are every bit as gender skewed as this one. In that respect, you're right. We could just as easily be talking about suspension tuning on Alfa-Romeos or the thrift shop pickup of an original 45 of "Why" by the Dirty Wurds for 25 cents.

    Finally, use any avatar you want, from Marie Antoinette to Cha Cha Muldowney.
     

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