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What They Sell at Daffy's -- New Blog on Daffy's Menswear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Peurist, Feb 13, 2011.

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  1. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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  2. thegreatgatsby

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    Entirely handmade.

    Enjoy:
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Ive never once purchased anything from Daffys. I won't miss it at all, to be honest. :hide:
     
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    Great find!

    Which daffys was this and did they have more?
     
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    Gatsby has it right. If you dig there are some incredible finds at prices you'll never get on yoox, gilt, etc.

    Daffy's also has a great kids' selection. Same thing, little known Italian brands that you can buy for pennies on the dollar if you know what you are looking for. I'm going to pick up a lot of kids stuff before they close as you just can't find the quality/price mix anywhere else.

    Basically I'm ruined for shopping post Daffys....
     
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    I'm sorry to say that it was a "one off" (it's marked Sample).

    It was at the West 57th St. location (between 8th/9th).
     
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    I second this sentiment.

    I have a 6 year old niece - and I've bought Christmas and birthday presents for her (sometimes "overspending" on her), because you can get a child an entire wardrobe made in Italy for $600 - $1K...the price of one item from Gucci Kids.

    Just a thought to leave readers of this thread with:

    If you haven't ever been to Daffy's, it is not surprising that you "won't be sad" or "won't miss" Daffy's when it's gone.

    Perhaps this thread is for people who either:

    A) Want to comment on their experience with Daffy's

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    B) Want to ask questions (or learn about) Daffy's as it winds down, as most stores will be open (and fully stocked) until October 15th


    There is a HUGE warehouse in Secaucus, NJ yet to be cleaned out!
     
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    Visited the Herald Sq location yesterday.

    Not super appetizing selection. Not sure if it is due to this being the pit of the summer, or an indication of when store buyers had to stop buying.

    A group of the shirts that have come in for fall are from the Inghirami group, only they are 15 or 20 years old -- well-made but with slightly outdated styling, esp with sport shirts.

    Among the shoes was a table of Super Leon models dating from the same period.

    It's rare to see such a quantity of such outdated stuff.

    There were better selections of Jay Cole Man and Xagon, as well as some good knitwear but overall meh.

    Hope another season of merch hits the stores before the final curtain.
     
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    I've twice scored Isaia suits at Daffy's for under $500. I've scored Fedeli knits. I will miss it. Especially considering the new pricing structure of many luxury wholesalers.
     
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    What is the quality of Xagon and Jay Cole Man?
     
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    Which is?
     
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    Xagon Man is hit or miss. The jackets are a mix of wool/poly or cotton/poly. The construction is (sometimes) a bit fashion forward.

    I am a huge fan of their new motorcycle jackets.

    I suggest trying their shirts and knits --- you'll need to be slim though.

    As for Jey Cole Man: this season far surpasses anything in the past.

    The construction is top notch (unlined jackets/blazers that you can roll up in a ball just as nicely as any Belvest jacket --- and it comes out wrinkle free).

    With JCM the cut/fit is athletic (somewhat slim), but allows for freedom of movement.

    In terms of JCM's fabrics ---- it runs the gamut. Some are all cotton or all wool, some are a mix of the two, and there are several pieces I noticed with a wool/poly blend.
     
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    Does anyone know anything about the brand shown in this tag?

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    Yes -- that is merchandise from Copen Group. They make, among other things, Pennesi and Royal Hem, and are contract manufacturers for lots of labels. Always nicely made stuff if you can get your hands on it. Suits are usually half-canvassed, and slim fit. Feel free to PM w/any particulars.
     
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    Yeah they are definitelty slim fit. I tried on a suit, and I could barely get my arms in the sleeves. I have a pair of pants from them (1 size up from what I normally wear) that actually fit really well after I had the waist brought in. They are half-lined to the knee.
     
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    Do you realize that STP always has 35% codes running? Also, the Daffy's Incotex stuff was mainly samples and unsold stock from many seasons ago, and possibly seconds (never fully confirmed). So it's no wonder they were going for $65 on the B&S
     
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    Daffys has been my #1 source for ties, socks and dress shirts for years! Some of the "sample" items I've purchased down through the years have been amazing. Everything from an navy Armani suit for $300 purchased 15 years ago to the Jey Cole Khaki suit purchased this past February for $119! just a month or so ago, I bought two pairs of Zegna by incotex linen/cotton pants for $30 each!!!

    Also, I've purchased tons of great made in italy slacks, casual tops, shorts, sport shirts and even hats at super low prices that left my friends amazed at how I was able to build such a diverse wardrobe.

    I'm going to save a lot of money now because I just won't be shopping as much with these guys gone.

    Boy I hope they get saved somehow.
     
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    Yes, I know about the codes. They're still up there compared to Daffy's.

    I bought four pairs of Incotex Super 150s dress trou at a Daffy's this Spring for $59/pair that are most definitely recent, in perfect condition to the eye and were part of a small haul. There weren't the racks and racks of the mostly cotton overstock with cut tags seen previously, but maybe eleven perfect pairs with the pockets stitched shut.

    It's deals like this that I'll miss.
     
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    Just discovered a Daffy's exclusive in the 11th hour.

    Jey Cole Men (JCM) has a line called Archivia --- and a black leather jacket that is as fine as they come.

    It's a biker jacket - very slim fit.

    LORO PIANA ALERT!!!

    At the Manhasset store there were CDP (Compaigna Delle Pelle) leathers lined with Loro Piana fabrics!

    A rarity (bought one for myself).

    Enjoy these last days at Daffy's...the feeding frenzy has begun!
     

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