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Ferrari Polo for $628.33. Anyone?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by lukek, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. lukek

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    This is a long sleeve Polo shirt from Ferrari. Even people with unlimited budgets would stop and think, no?
    While it is cashmere, you could probably purchase a goat/llama farm for that price. In some parts of the world, anyway.

    (What does a llama cost, anyway? I bet you I could purchase a slightly used, retired, or maybe a little sick llama for under $500 on e-bay...)
     
  2. KevinW

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    Uh, yeah. I'll take 2....
     
  3. 134282

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    Maybe it's a typo...? That just seems ridiculous...
     
  4. Tyler

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    That price is a little high. Usually you can get a nice high-quality cashmere polo shirt for under $500. Same price give or take a little goes for about any type of shirt or sweater in top quality cashmere from a great designer(Luciano Barbera,Brioni).

    I guess the infamous "ferrari markup" strikes even clothing. :)

    What next, official Ferrari bottled water for $8.00 a bottle?
     
  5. ryder

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    No chance I'd pay that
     
  6. Esprit

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    $628.33!!!

    What? No Way! I purchased a Lotus shirt from the factory and it cost me $82 and I complained about the price and they gave it to me for $72. I thought that was expensive.... Geez.... $626.33 is plain stupid!

    I'd rather spend my $626.33 for either 12 Esprit oil chages or 22 NSX oil changes......
     
  7. Mark(study)

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    FPD (ferrari product dog) wants one... do they make them for dogs?
     
  8. TigerAce

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    I'm sure some people will pay for $600.00.

    Have you browse through Hermes, or Armani boutique?

    Some collections are only made in small qty, and thus an unit price goes up along with brand name value.

    I just didn't know Ferrari has brand name value as a cloth, though.

    I do confess... I want this polo just to show off to Rob, but he probably won't even notice it.

    Mark(Study), check out Gucci. They have a dog ring for over $500 along with a food bowl for over $100. I'm sure they can accomodate your cute dog. My dog is too big to look cute in Gucci.
     
  9. Tyler

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    WARNING: IF THINGS LIKE $600 SHIRTS SHOCK YOU THEN DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT ENTER A HERMES BOUTIQUE WITHOUT A PORTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR TO REVIVE YOUR HEART.;)
     
  10. amenasce

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    cashmere polo are rarely cheaper when they are from a well known brand
     
  11. Crawford

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    I recently bought 2 cashmere sweaters from Scuderia TJ Maxx for $50 each.
    Thought I was driving in high cotton!
     
  12. LA Swede

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    on of my favorites is the utterly useless Louis Vuitton soccer ball for a mere $500.
     
  13. Gilles27

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    Scuderia TJ Maxx--LOL!

    I wonder if the back of the sweater has a giant Cavallino on it. Sweet!
     
  14. BigTex

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    We were walking THRU Nieman Marcus with the girls last week and I pointed out to my daughter that she could get dear ol' dad a very nice Brioni tropical print surfer shirt, in silk, for $245.00.

    You have to train these young'uns to appreciate a good value.

    Then we went by Tiffany's, YSL and Armani.
     
  15. BigTex

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    Probably no logo, but I know the girl that does all of FoH's crew gear, see, and she's got it all on the computer, and well, OUR team shirts look very official, with logos and all!
     
  16. f355spider

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    Yeah, I just came back from Miami and went to Bal harbour Shops. Nothing but designer Italian/French goods...Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Chanel, Cartier, Loius Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels, etc. Unfreakin' believable....actually, the purse (Chanel) I bought my girlfriend for Valentine's Day, THAT was pretty unbelievable (and out of character). :)

    Funny about designer pet stuff, most of the major houses make dog leashes, collars, and stuff for cats also! Heck, even Coach leather makes stuff for pets.
     
  17. Nibblesworth

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    Money does not equal brains.

    I don't care if you've got $900 billions dollars in the bank. There are so many better things you can do with 600 bux. Like feed a hungry kid, for christ's sake.

    I'd like to punch whatever jack-off buys this crap in his teeth.

    I can see spending your hard earned cash on expensive and over-the-top stuff like a watch, an F-car, a house too big for you. You know, something that'll last for a while and something that has *INHERENT* value.

    But blowing you money just for the sake of blowing it? Christ, get a grip on life, buddy. There are kids that HAVE NOT EATEN IN 5 DAYS in our country. There are mothers that FEED THEIR KIDS DIRT in Africa. And you've gotta show the world how rich you are by *wasting* $600 on a polo shirt.

    Pisses me off.
     
  18. Hubert

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    Dude, you'll have an aneurysm if you ever visit the ferrari store in maranello; 400E for a "garment" is bottom shelf...
     
  19. f355spider

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    Nibblesworth,
    I'm not following your logic; $600 on a shirt makes no sense to you (cause children are starving) but dropping $2k on a watch is okay? Heck even $600 on a watch, is that okay, when a Timex can be had for $30?

    Dave
     
  20. Nibblesworth

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    You're right - you're not following my logic.

    A watch can last for 30 years of everyday use.

    A Ferrari can last 50+ years with good maintenance, and the car itself is an item with motivates people to excel.

    Even a leater jacket I can see spending 600 bones on, assuming it will last me for a while.

    A polo shirt, though? C'mon, man! It's a throw-away item, and anyone willing to toss that kind of money into something that silly really needs to rethink their priorities.

    I'm not against anyone spending thier money on whatever they want - but that doesn't mean that I don't find it tasteless to spend that kind of money on something that costs maybe 10 bucks to produce, if that much.

    Honestly, anyone looking to buy that could easily opt to buy a polo at their local F-car store for $80 and give the remaining $570 to a kid in school, the NEA, Cancer research, whatever. Instead, they chose to blow the extra money on something that has no value outside of "bling-bling".

    Just my opinion. Bad taste, if you ask me.
     
  21. JaguarXJ6

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    There are quality fabrics and materials that will last a decade or more. A two (or is it three) ply navy blue cashmere I've had in my possession for 5 years and worn regularly (once a week, sometimes twice) looks and feels new or very close to. Retails for $370, I didn't pay that (half actually), but you get my drift.

    Its not a 3-pack of Fruit of the Loom white t-shirts we're talking about, but the workmanship that goes into it beyond the materials and some extra for the label.

    There is no justification besides vanity why we end up buying something greater than what we need, like a Timex over a Breitling, or a Target cashmere over one that might offer the same sensuality, much like a Ferrari over an Accord.

    There is no balance. You are either vain or you are not. You spend in excess with a desire to do good, but you are like everyone else.

    Sunny
     
  22. Tyler

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    AMEN!


    Sorry to piss you off Nibbles but I'm one of those "crazy" people that adore great quality in the materials next to my skin. Could I contribute more to the worlds needy instead? Sure, so could anybody except Mother Teresa(interesting article in Forbes by the way about who helped more people, Mother T or Michael Milken). I find it strange that you say conspicuous excess(like a Ferrari) is palatable but high quality attire is not. If as you say, "the car itself is an item with motivates people to excel" then clothing could also be a motivator to people. Not every person is a car person, some are motivated by other things. I know the first time I saw and felt a pair of Kiton Super 150s pants it motivated me to buy some.

    I won't even get into the $ amount of cigars I burn up in a year.;)
     
  23. Nibblesworth

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    Hey, to each his own, right? :)

    I just find it odd that someone would spend close to $700 for a shirt with the quality of a $200 shirt. That's just me.
     
  24. mike550

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    Dude you can't be serious? Walk around Beverly Hills and you will be punching every third person "in his teeth". Ironic that someone would be complaining about the excessive price of a cashmere shirt on a Ferrari chat board. I give plenty to charity and also like to buy nice shoes, shirts, suits, etc. For that matter, I also occassionally splurge on an expensive meal and bottle of wine. Maybe I should eat macaroni and cheese and donate the difference to the kids eating dirt?

    Do a search on this Forum for guys that buy new rims, tubi exhausts, go on vacations to overpriced resorts - you will really be angry.

    Spending $600 on a sweater is a peccadillo for many on this forum. Since when is walking around in a cashmere shirt showing the world how rich you are? Some might argue that driving in a Ferrari might be considered flaunting of wealth ... but a shirt?

    (P.S. I didn't waste any money at in Vegas on Superbowl weekend.) :)
     
  25. Victory

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    Cashmere are expensive, but 490 Euro for a long sleeve polo is a bit much.
     

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