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What's yous opinion on Armani Exchange QUALITY?

SouthPhillyMan

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look man i'm so irked right now
I copped a pair of purple lens gradients from a reputable online store like nordstrom or neiman marcus (forget which one) for like $100 few months ago.
I love the way the glasses LOOK but the quality is absolute trash
the plastic iframe s very creaky and weak feeling like a pair of $5 H&M sunglasses
it's almost impossible to clean the lens because they are PLASTIC (wtf @ plastic lens on $100 sunglasses*) so it always feels like i'm looking out into the clouds
i feel like i've been ripped off. i could have added $50 to the price i paid for these and got a pair of paul smith or tom fords off giltman

i don't own any armani exchange clothing and now i think i never will, because the quality and cheapness of these freaking glasses has me questioning the entire brand.....




*forgive me if all lens are plastic.....i'm assuming the hard quality ones are glass but i don't wear glasses so iono. i know all my solid sunglasses lens feel like glass......
 

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My impression is that it is a mall brand living off the success of its similarly named designer. Quality is similar to BR, tops.
 

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To my knowledge, AX is made by a Japanese company wholly unrelated to Giorgio Armani. They simply bought his name.
 

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It was bad back in high school, even from a high schooler's perspective.
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
It was bad back in high school, even from a high schooler's perspective.

Wasn't aware you were a big baller high schooler.
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
Wasn't aware you were a big baller high schooler.
LOL I thought Gap was pretty good in high school. Foo made the transition from Brioni to Rubinacci in Junior yr.
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
Wasn't aware you were a big baller high schooler.

Actually, I was more of a J.Crew/Abercrombie/BR kid for most of high school. The "Asian Mafia" kids were the ones who frequented A/X.
 

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i bought 2 t-shirts from AX both are spoiled already

AX all about design.. quality is crap
 

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Originally Posted by SouthPhillyMan
look man i'm so irked right now
I copped a pair of purple lens gradients from a reputable online store like nordstrom or neiman marcus (forget which one) for like $100 few months ago.
I love the way the glasses LOOK but the quality is absolute trash
the plastic iframe s very creaky and weak feeling like a pair of $5 H&M sunglasses
it's almost impossible to clean the lens because they are PLASTIC (wtf @ plastic lens on $100 sunglasses*) so it always feels like i'm looking out into the clouds
i feel like i've been ripped off. ..blah blah blah.


Son, don't panic. Take a deep breath and remain calm.
What happened to you has happened to men and women since time began.
You were reamed in the ass, that's all. They cheated you out of your money fair n' square.
Just try to walk it off and mark it down as experience.
 

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It depends on the piece. When I was in college I bought a blazer from AX and I wore it all the time. Held up great, and a nice cut.

In general their stuff is crap, but I would imagine it highly depends on the piece.
 

Thomas

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I still have some of their t-shirts from my college days, back when that was all I wore. They've held up fine over the last 17 or so years, but then again they're so oversized I hardly wear them anymore.
 

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Originally Posted by gladhands
The shades are probably made by Luxxotica, like 90% of all designer shades. As a whole, AX is trash, though.
yea i recently learned about this Luxxotica brand, apparently they make Gucci, Paul Smith,etc glasses too. I guess the quality control is different per client and that's why some glasses suck and some don't iono. I purchased stock in Luxxoctica after learning about it, figured it might rise a bit during the summer months....took a loss before I dumped it.
 

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