What's the story on Vilebriquin trunks?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    Apr 11, 2002
    Northern VA, USA
    first off, how does one pronounce it? apparently, these are very popular swimtrunks on the french riviera, etc.

    i visited the vilebriquin shop in scottsdale, and they look great-- difficult to pay $140 each, but am working a source that may be able to secure them for about $65-$70 a pair for me (and anyone else interested). the beach towels were really cool, too.

    so, what's the story? anyone own a pair? why so expensive and prestigious for those 'in the know'?

  2. tgfny

    tgfny Senior member

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    Mar 3, 2005
    High margins. Made in Morocco. Can't imagine costs more than $2-3 in production costs. Have a couple and like 'em, but prefer the longer ones. As my old girl friend stated in Punta Mita as I stood next to a guy in the long ones whilst I sported the short ones, "He looks like a man; you look like you are looking for a man." They run small. vill-bri-'can http://www.departures.com/fa/fa_0503_swimsuit.html

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