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WTF makes Tommy Bahama stuff so expensive? Just more crap made in china to me.

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default WTF makes Tommy Bahama stuff so expensive? Just more crap made in china to me.

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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Default their pants are so ridiculously comfortable and well made

all silks. actually buy something and wear it for awhile then post again.
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Old 08-07-2003, 05:28 PM   #3
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Default i do have a pair of his pants (before they hit mainstream). they're cut waaay too high for alleged

"island wear." since when do chill pants come over your belly button? i believe only formal trousers should do that, if even. personally, nothing beats a pair of Bill's Khaki's for me.
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Old 08-07-2003, 05:29 PM   #4
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Default yep all my golf shorts are tommy bahama

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:29 PM   #5
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Old 08-07-2003, 05:30 PM   #6
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Default I agree. Pants, shirts & shorts are VERY comfortable & very good quality.

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:30 PM   #7
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Default hmm...maybe they changed suppliers?

the pants I bought a couple of months ago are among the best looking/fitting and most comfortable i own.
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Old 08-07-2003, 05:31 PM   #8
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Default well i'm calling it now...just a passing fad like the Eddie Bauer craze years back.

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:37 PM   #10
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Default Aren't most clothing lines a passing trend, some faster than others?

Even Levis jeans are suffering big time- once THE brand.
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Old 08-07-2003, 05:41 PM   #11
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Default All of them are...except RL Polo & Tommy Hilfiger...those seem to be American staples.

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:46 PM   #12
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Default be that as it may, my problem with this whole line is what the hell makes TB clothes worth an

average of $100 a pop? it's not like they've got a reputation or something (only been around since the late 90's), it's not like they use super special fabrics, and, since it's made overseas in china, they're probably paying next to nothing in labor/assembly. the bottom line is i've seen nicer stuff at like banana republic and it costs much less. i just wonder how the fashion industry determines garment value.
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Default used to think it was cool...yuppie paradise now

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Old 08-07-2003, 06:20 PM   #14
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Default polo went out of fashion and is now back. tommy is relatively newer.

but the popular 80's look polo is still not back.
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Old 08-07-2003, 06:22 PM   #15
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Default You should price out some Brioni.

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Default i have a few Brioni shirts...that i can justify b/c the craftsmanship is there.

they use high-quality materials (i.e. 2 ply-100's or 130's+), are assembled with great precision with each detail taken in account (i.e. the type of needle used to stitch the shirt, the number of stitches per inch, material of the buttons, fabric used inside the collar for shaping), and most importantly i know some toddler is NOT at work in a factory getting paid a dime a day for their labor. AND, their reputation is nearly second to none. If you still wonder what the heck the difference is, put on a shirt made by Brioni and put on a shirt by Bahama and you'll instantly see/feel/touch the difference.
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Default Oh, I know the difference. I'm surprised that you own Brioni & think that $100 is expensive...

for a shirt.

I find TB stuff to be reasonably priced for decent quality. The silks are generally nicer than anything you'd find at Banana Republic, and the fabric blends on a lot of the pants are too. No, it's certainly not Brioni, Zegna or any other company that uses incredible fabrics & construction...but it's hardly what I'd consider expensive.

I'd sooner pay $100 for a TB hawaiian shirt than $400 for a Brioni. I mean...it's a tropical themed shirt.

Anyhow, you are entitled to your strong dislike for TB...but it's not like it's outrageous or anything.
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Default i'm not saying i hate the brand, i just find a hard time finding the justification for its pricing.

where's the value, man! WHERE!?!?! j/k..it's decent stuff, i guess. i'd just buy it on sale, that's all.
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Default u know that they are made of silk right?

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Default not everything is made from silk.

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