Brioni compared to Kiton

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Rodrigo, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Rodrigo

    Rodrigo New Member

    Hello guys, this is my first time here. I bought recently a Brioni sport blazer and it's really STUNNING, I can tell for sure that it's MUCH better than BB, Armani, Gucci, Zegna etc. When I wear it I feel like if I were a billionaire LOL. I heard that Kiton is even better than Brioni. I always buy by internet so I can't try it before. So i would like to ask you if you try a Kiton and a Brioni before and what do you think. Kiton is really much better than Brioni? Is it worth? Thank you very much.
  2. MikeDT

    MikeDT Super Member

    I know there's a lot more Brioni counterfeits than Kiton ones. Probably because Brioni is a PPR brand.
  3. Rodrigo

    Rodrigo New Member

    Sorry, but whats ppr?
  4. MikeDT

    MikeDT Super Member

    Pinault-Printemps-Redoute. A French luxury products conglomerate that owns Brioni. They also own Gucci, YSL, Girard-Perregaux, Alexander McQueen, Sergio Rossi and Puma.

    I'm in China, and if it's a brand of PPR I see many counterfeits. Same with LVMH, another French lux conglomerate that owns Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, Bulgari, etc.
  5. Haffman

    Haffman Super Member

    I would say the quality of Kiton and Brioni is comparable. They are both high-end RTW with absolutely beautiful fabrics. My father was recently told by a Kiton salesman that Kiton is "the last" of the Italian suitmaking companies "to be entirely handmade in Italy". Personally, I take everything salesmen say with a pinch of salt...

    Given the prices of Kiton and Brioni RTW, any kind of issue of value for money goes out of the window. They are made for people with plenty of money and not the inclination, time or knowledge to have their clothes made bespoke. You are right that the result is considerably superior to Zegna...and light-years ahead of BB, but with a price to match.

    As MikeDT is hinting, you should be careful buying products such as this on the internet, particularly if you are buying 'new' or anything approaching full-price garments. There are lots of dodgy dealers and fakes. On the other hand, if you don't mind wearing someone's old clothes, I am sure there are lots of sensational bargains out there too.
  6. JBierly

    JBierly Advanced Member

    United States
    Brioni and Kiton have great fabrics. But so does Zegna (manufactures their own fabrics) as well as Oxxford. I think one of the advantages of Brioni and Kiton and Oxxford for all that matters is the construction where there should be more hand made portions of the coat. Kiton in particular is known for the shoulder where the sleeve is constructed by hand leading to the "waterfall" draping. Consider the style too - the Kiton has a softer shoulder, the Brioni more of a Roman shoulder. Also, Kiton appears to prefer a 3/2 roll lapel, and on many of their jackets they like patch pockets. So for me, it appears there are quite a few differences - fabric probably being the least distinguishing factor.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
  7. Rodrigo

    Rodrigo New Member

    What about Cesare Attolini? Is among the best like Brioni and Kiton?
  8. roman totale XVII

    roman totale XVII Active Member with Corp. Privileges

    I've always wondered... Is it pronounced 'kit on' or 'kie ton' or 'kit own'?
  9. Balfour

    Balfour Suspended

    Scottish Borders
    *Sigh* It's just wrong!:icon_scratch:
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    CuffDaddy Connoisseur


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