Source: Riccardi Boston, ANTONIOLI, LUISAVIAROMA
This was available with all sizes in Riccardi Boston a yesterday. Now it is completely sold out there, it is even more popular than the Givenchy Spring Summer 2012 Birds of Paradise T-shirt. However, I no longer have the desire to purchasing oversize versions by Givenchy, it doesn’t fit me well. I am wearing true size M, and the Givenchy Rottweiler T-shirt in regular fit, size M is perfect for me. But when I wear the Givenchy Birds of Paradise T-shirt in oversize XS, I felt it is quite loose, and people look at me like I bought them in the wrong size. Maybe I did.
Recently, I took my Givenchy Shark Head T-shirt that I bought from MR PORTER in a oversize XS to the tailor and have it fitted as a regular size M-L, since there is so much allowance on the sides that does not affect the print. So now it looks like oversize on my body fit, I didn’t make it slim because I don’t want people to think it is an imitation version. I figure out that I am not going to resell it in the future anyways, it is only $230 AUD.
Speaking of imitation version, I notice there is so many people out there wearing the fake Givenchy Birds of Paradise and Rottweiler t-shirts. You can spot them in Instagram, and despite being imitation. Some of them claim it to be authentic, i’m not sure whether they were aware that their ones were a copied version, maybe they are not, could have explained their pride.
There is just too many imitations now floating around eBay, and sometimes I can’t even tell which listing is authentic or imitation, especially when it comes to the Fall Winter 2011 Rottweiler t-shirt. It’s like coming out of a China factory every second, and you can see sellers listing them as low as $0.99 on starting bid. Who actually sells brand new Fall Winter 2011 Rottweiler t-shirt from 99 cents? I doubt anyone would using common sense that these t-shirts are very valuable to whoever that has the authentic ones.
Anyways, you might also notice that Givenchy is attracting a new market in recent seasons, unlike the previous years before Givenchy Fall Winter 2011. The Givenchy Rottweiler collection was very successful, and people were starting to take note of this brand during that time. I guess it must be the celebrity endorsement, spotting people like Usher and Kanye wearing them that has attracted this new market. I personally felt that Givenchy brand’s positioning in the menswear department is becoming more of a street wear than high-end luxury designer brand. Don’t you agree? Checking out the demographics that tags ‘Givenchy’ on Instagram, usually associates the brand with ‘Nike’, ‘Supreme’, ‘Yeezy’, ‘Kanye’ and etc.
Givenchy Pre-Fall Winter 2012 Shark & Mermaid T-Shirt – $605.00
This Givenchy Shark & Mermaid Tee is really beautiful. Tisci is an amazing print artist, he creates visuals that are out of this world, he isn’t afraid to show his true expression. My girlfriend said she never seen such a violent print until she saw my Rottweiler t-shirt. She hates it, but I love it so much and it is really distinctive. I wore it 3-4 times a week during summer, now it is asleep in my closet since March.
I’m starting to wear my Birds of Paradise shirt more often now, and people were really amazed by the print. They always comment where I got it from, and when I said it was from Givenchy, they were mostly clueless of whom the designer was. It’s Australia, we have a very small market for high-end designer fashion here, and we live one season behind. Also, Australian fashion that has been created in Australia, stays in Australia; while little knowledge of the true fashion is know here, most of the Australian designers imitate leading global designers, sometimes they copy exact 1 to 1 (I will blog about this soon). I also had someone who walk past me and stop me asking whether I was wearing the Birds of Paradise in a shopping center a few months ago, they seem very excited seeing the print in reality, not sure why. Might have been fashion students from RMIT.
Don’t forget to refer the true to size conversion before you buy one of these oversize babies, also known as Columbian Fit in the Givenchy World. I hope this helps.
Me wearing my Givenchy Shark and Mermaid Tee, read more here about detecting replica Givenchy Shark & Mermaid T-shirt versus legitimate Givenchy Shark & Mermaid T-shirt.