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09-05-2010
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7: Zegna (I hate to say this but the general mainline stuff is just too mass produced)
Indeed everything RTW is mass produced but the "care" how it is done varies a lot (The Tom Ford Suits from Zegna are fine). I hate it how a lot of expensive brands/designers donít even make sure that in striped clothing the body part matches the sleeve part.

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^ Do you mean at the shoulder seam where the front meets the back? I think that part is particularly difficult to match and tailors debate whether it's important if it matches or not.

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yes! for me it is aesthetically incorrect if the stripes don’t match and I interpret it as "do not care" or rationalization from the designers/brands side… it is doable even with RTW (no hand stitching needed)

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Definitely Balmain.

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BALMAIN is extremely overpriced but I believe it's worth it. I mean no one else has achieved what Decardin does I totally support him

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Indeed everything RTW is mass produced but the "care" how it is done varies a lot (The Tom Ford Suits from Zegna are fine). I hate it how a lot of expensive brands/designers donít even make sure that in striped clothing the body part matches the sleeve part.
Actually there was a study done by a bunch of people that had the money to buy TF stuff to rip it apart and test the fabric, etc. The group did this for a menswear blog and found that TF was inferior fabric and material compared to Zegna Couture. TF only measured up a little past EZ Mainline...like the mainline you see at Filenes in mountains and mountains of suits. Z. Couture. TF MTM sucks too, know 2 people personally that got their money back because the suits were totally screwed behind alteration.

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uhh that's new to me, I only knew Zegna makes them... and that they look ok

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Balmain

Slashed army t-shirt

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Criminal. I can make that tshirt at home.

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Louis Vuitton pump- $9,920


Balenciaga shoes- $7,450

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*prices from US Bazaar June/July 2010 magazine*

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29-05-2010
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^I'm not certain the Balenciaga pumps are terribly overpriced.

They are covered with extricate pieces of croc leather which is a very expensive and stiff kind of leather that would require lots of treatment to take the proper shape for the shoe (not to mention to be comfortable to wear).
The heel also looks like a nightmare to produce.

So yeah, it's extravagantly priced but compared to some of the items in this thread, the price isn't totally shameful.

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Balmain Slashed army t-shirt
i mean, come on! i pay to get pieces with unique design and really good quality. this is just tacky!

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Louis Vuitton pump- $9,920


Balenciaga shoes- $7,450

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*prices from US Bazaar June/July 2010 magazine*
i think the vuitton pump prices got misprinted. i think the skirt in that editorial has the $9k price tag and the pumps have a $2k price tag which remains on par for croc/gator designer pumps.

and balenciaga, well, is balenciaga. while those shoes didn't stand out as my favorites from that collection, those shoes remain pabsolute pieces of art.

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Definitely Balmain.
Finally someone said it. they make some nice outfits, but nothing exceptional.
And the materials aren't even some expensive or original stuff which would justify -in part- the price.

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30-05-2010
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Without a doubt, Balmain!

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