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Why don't people at SF like Hugo Boss?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bentley, May 22, 2010.

  1. Bentley

    Bentley Senior member

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    I'm new here on SF but I get the sense that a lot of members here don't seem to like Hugo Boss clothing.

    I have a few Hugo Boss items and I quite like them. I'm wondering what it is that others here don't like about this brand.
     
  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Bentley Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    I don't understand???
     
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    SpallaCamiccia Senior member

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    The nazi topic is very cheap....

    The most ST users disslike as other designer brands, too fashion forward and very low quality for the price.
     
  5. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    lol. the nazi thing is a joke. Well the nazi thing isn't a joke, they did actually make uniforms for the nazis, but thats not the reason why SF'ers don't like it, that part is the joke. SF'ers generally don't like Hugo Boss suits because their jackets are fused (according to SF this is a deadly sin) and some of their suits/jackets/pants have synthetic fibres like polyester in them. There's a general repulsion towards anything too fashion oriented here (we tell ourselves we appreciate style, not fashion [​IMG] ) Plus I think most SF'ers probably spent alot of money on at least one Hugo Boss suit before coming here and realizing they could get better for less. FWIW, I think their stuff is OK. The only real gripe people can point to is jackets are fused and shoes are not very traditional looking. Their pants, shirts, ties, etc. are comparable to many other brands (except for the ones with synethic blends.) After that it's just a matter of preference. But if you're comparing full price Hugo Boss to the sale stuff you find here, there's no competition, Hugo Boss just doesn't stand a chance.
     
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    taxgenius Senior member

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    Very low quality for the price.
     
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    Low quality for what you are paying, fused construction and honestly, I just don't like the fit.
     
  8. politico

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    SF doesn't like anything that's not a $5k Bespoke Rubinacci.(bought for $1k on FS forum)

    Everything else is trash, and needs to be treated with the disdain becoming of such pedestrian merchandise.
     
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  9. Recoil

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    SF doesn't like anything that's not a $5k Bespoke Rubinacci.(bought for $1k on FS forum) Everything else is trash, and needs to be treated with the disdain becoming of such pedestrian merchandise.
    LOL, well put my friend. Here's an example why BOSS is so disliked. An entry level BOSS suit retails for $999 at Harry Rosen in Canada plus tax. I just picked up an entry level bespoke down the street for $900. My jacket has no fusing (glue) and no one else is walking around with an identical suit. Mine will also stand up better to dry cleaning and day to day wear. I have quite a few BOSS ties and shirts that I do enjoy that I picked up on sale. I even have a 3 piece BOSS suit I picked up at a heavy discount. Most things on SF get a bad rap when they have a poor price/quality ratio so it's not that everyone is too snobby for cheaper items, its that they're educated consumers and know what they are buying and what it's worth.
     
  10. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Hugo Boss makes some nice slim fitting outerwear. Best had on sale, never full retail.
     
  11. politico

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    Hugo Boss makes some nice slim fitting outerwear. Best had on sale, never full retail.

    I would like to know which brands are best had at full retail rather than on sale.

    Sir, I realize this blazer is marked down 20%, but, I'd rather buy Brioni, Canali, Purple Label, at full retail. It's more becoming of the status of the brand. Thank you kindly
     
  12. gotlighters

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    people buy Hugo Boss for the brand name
     
  13. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Senior member

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    I would like to know which brands are best had at full retail rather than on sale.

    Sir, I realize this blazer is marked down 20%, but, I'd rather buy Brioni, Canali, Purple Label, at full retail. It's more becoming of the status of the brand. Thank you kindly


    I believe Mr. Riley was suggesting that the outerwear offerings of Hugo Boss are only worth purchasing when they are on sale, as opposed to other brands which may present a good value even at their full retail price.
     
  14. politico

    politico Senior member

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    people buy Hugo Boss for the brand name

    Good eye, for a relentless brand whoring site like this one, take an eye to self reflection.

    SF posters fancy themselves above the "fashion" brands like Boss, Gucci, or something of the sort, while at the same time throwing themselves at the altar of the SF approved brands.

    Brioni, Canali, and Ralph Lauren are not worth their pricepoints, and have the same, if not worse markup than anything you can grab from Hugo Boss, you just get the smug sense of superiority over the unwashed Nordstroms shopping masses with your $3000 off the rack Brioni which has a markup 3x that of Hugo Boss.
     
  15. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    You're not paying attention if you think most people here are paying retail.

    Most whine about paying 50% of retail.

    To be honest most pride themselves on finding better things for less then the crappier stuff at full retail.
     
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    For some of us who got suckered into being label whores before our SF awakening...Hugo Boss had a well marketed reputation for producing "higher end" suits. They bombard men's magazines for decades and for many of the people I socially interact with...Hugo Boss is considered a respected suit maker...a step below Armani. Since most people don't know better, seeing celebrities wear these clothes, seeing them offered at special retail stores and seeing the heavy advertising leads many into feeding into the sales marketing strategies for the owners of Hugo Boss

    Once one understands how a suit is made and how other companies...and more importantly, bespoke tailors produce a far superior made and fitted item...then the allure of Hugo Boss disappears

    I once wanted a Hugo Boss suit. Now, I do not desire it

    My transformation is typical of why folks at SF care little for Hugo Boss

    I now have multiple bespoke tailors, a bespoke shirtmaker, a bespoke and MTO shoemaker...thanks to SF

    Otherwise, before SF, I might have digressed into being suckered into paying high retail for Hugo Boss suits, shirts and shoes...just so that I can be a mindless LABEL WHORE worshipping Hugo Boss client

    Style Forum has helped focus and sharpen my tastes for men's clothing. I'm sure there are some forumites who find for the price they pay, some Hugo Boss suits look good on them and fit well. I am not one of them and NEVER WILL BE
     
  17. MyOtherLife

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    Brioni, Canali, and Ralph Lauren are not worth their pricepoints, and have the same, if not worse markup than anything you can grab from Hugo Boss, you just get the smug sense of superiority over the unwashed Nordstroms shopping masses with your $3000 off the rack Brioni which has a markup 3x that of Hugo Boss.

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  18. MyOtherLife

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    In BOSS Black, I own (pre SF purchases): -6 dress shirts -3 suits (yes fused) -6 sport jackets (3 canvassed - 3 fused) -6 pair of shoes (dress or dress casual) -1 topcoat In BOSS Green & Orange Labels: -1 bathing suit -4 pr pants -4 casual collared shirts -1 denim jacket I have never had a single problem with any of my purchases with one exception... an issue with one pair of the shoes which was easily fixed by my cobbler. Now I agree 100% that a fully canvassed suit is superior, and that retail is over-priced because of the designer name (like all other designer names) no arguments. I also agree that, dollar for dollar, there are far better choices than Hugo Boss. There are better choices for almost every other make too. That said, I still have not regretted my purchases, probably because I have had no issues to complain about. A friend of mine bought one of their raincoats (fused) and it bubbled all over. I saw this coat and it looked like some disease-ridden alien skin, the bubbling was so bad. For that, I felt bad for my friend. This leads me to conclude that it is 'hit or miss' with Boss product. Will I buy more Hugo BOSS in the future? Probably not now since SF (and other sites) have certainly educated me to far better makes. If you can pick up some BOSS on the cheap, you aren't wasting your money.
     
  19. Champagnelifestylenomoney

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    Boss suits at good discount/sale prices (fused or not) could be worth having - in my experience the cut is markedly different from Italian brands, and if it flatters your body shape, then why not.

    Agree that sometimes Boss can be a bit fashion forward & so date quicker than say Armani, but the same could be said of many more expensive brands (e.g. a nice Zegna db suit I own is not currently wearable unless going to an '80s themed fancy dress party).
     
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    Boss suits at good discount/sale prices (fused or not) could be worth having - in my experience the cut is markedly different from Italian brands, and if it flatters your body shape, then why not.
    agreed. I bought mine from Nordstrom Rack for $300. besides, I don't wear a suit enough to warrant spending $1000-1500 on a bespoke or some higher-end name brand all in the name of fashion. If I were walking down the street no one would give 2 shits if I were wearing a Canali or Oxxford suit let alone Hugo Boss.
     

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