Sunday, 17 October 2010

Zara vs. Balmain Fall Winter 2010 Mens


Below: Balmain on a budget? Zara's Balmain inspired military insignia navy blazer (Special edition)...



Below: Zara's version and Balmain's version... See below...


Below: The ultra gorgeous Balmain Homme version from Fall Winter 2010..


Below: It's a 'special edition' from Zara...


Below: With gold buttons and even the military insignia...



Below: Or this navy stripe destroyed tee from Zara which resembles Balmain's real deal (see below)...


Below: Comes with military insignias and elbow patches...




Below: The real deal from Balmain...



Balmain Homme Fall Winter 2010 Mens On A Budget...

Balmain looks must be one of the most most copied brands for fast fashion brands such as H&M and Zara. Being street inspired, Balmain looks are easy to replicate. Bad news for Balmain, good news for consumers... since Balmain pieces costs an arm and leg any day.

I spotted these Zara pieces which closely resembles Balmain Homme's Fall Winter 2010 mens collection. A navy double breasted jacket that has been on my 'want' list for many months...but I cannot seem to justify paying that exorbitant amount of £1,888 (approx. SGD3910) for a winter coat. Zara is here to save the day! Their 'inspired' version is crafted in jersey material and comes with all the gold buttons and even the military insignia (except Zara's on the upper arm while Balmain's is featured on the lower arm). It's more than 20 times less of Balmain Homme's price at SGD179.

And if you like the destroyed navy stripe tee by Balmain Homme... Zara again has a long sleeve tee that is almost 80% like the real deal. Except it comes with military insignia on both upper arms and features elbow patches. What makes the most difference is the pricing of Zara's SGD59.90 vs. Balmain Homme's approx. SGD550.

So what will you choose? I got both... in Zara:-P Of course, Balmain Homme's version is far superior in quality and craftsmanship. But if you just want to get into the trend...Zara will suffice for the moment:-)

Source: Balmain, myMANybags

11 comments:

Corve DaCosta said...

love d shirt

Qayyum Mohamed said...

hi there, got to love High-Fashion designer inspired pieces in Zara. Though, which outlet did you go to? (= Would love to get the blazer.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Oh, you can find it at any Zara stores in SG:-)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Zara is my favourite store. I tried on these items last weekend!

janettaylor said...

Sooo cool!

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SE@N said...

I love the shirt but not the jacket. It makes u look like an airline pilot... :p

LuxuryObsessed.com said...

Good move! Save your money for more worthy birthday purchases!

p76 said...

frankly, i find the word "INSPIRED" is conveneniently misused n abused.
not that i am being cynical, but when i walked into ZARA, i felt depressed. i would say "plagiarism" rather than "being inspired" :( just my personal thought...

Breeze said...

Wow, thanks for the info! I was dying on that coat for months too! The only problem is that Zara's version is a blazer, and I wanted a warm winter coat... Well, I'll buy it anyway (and by the way, it suits you perfectly :D)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and check it almost everyday, but this is the first time I post a comment because I'm a navy-stripe-tee-addict. Thank you so much for the information. I MUST check it out in Zara as soon as I can :D Have a nice day, and thanks again! :-)
Love,
Sammy

Anonymous said...

What an interesting compare! I've tried those Zara last week, I felt normal abt it. Well, after I saw ur post I just want to get it immediately :)) Anw, thank you for the information :D
(And where I can get the Comme Des Garcons shoes/t-shirt? I've been looking for it for such a long time :) Thnks u very much )
Sincerly,
Ivans