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Manzini Suit - Canvassed?

post #1 of 9
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Smart Bargains is offering a Super 150s Manzini suit for $199. I read in an eBay auction that the Manzini suits have "'floating' (stitched) canvas construction" (parenthetical and quotes in original).   Has anyone heard of the Manzini label? For those who have, do you know anything about quality of the fabric and construction? Thanks in advance for your response.
post #2 of 9
That auction is a load of crap -- that guy says everything is canvas. Guarantee you it is a fused piece.
post #3 of 9
At the Smart Bargains site - look at the Aquascutum brand - if anything fits it is a better make, I believe. The cashmere jacket for ~ $175 should be a real winner. and, if you google around a bit, you'll find a 10% off opportunity to further reduce that.
post #4 of 9
I know the Bro-relli suit is canvassed...
post #5 of 9
The same site has Boss at $600 (insert inference here)
post #6 of 9
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At the Smart Bargains site - look at the Aquascutum brand - if anything fits it is a better make, I believe.  The cashmere jacket for ~ $175 should be a real winner.  and, if you google around a bit, you'll find a 10% off opportunity to further reduce that.
I agree. Unfortunately, they haven't got any Aquascutum suits or jackets in my size.
post #7 of 9
The only decent suit you can legally/legitimately buy for $199 is a used one from EBay or a thrift shop. Last year I bought a perfect seemingly brand new (stated to be "like new") Oxxford suit on Ebay for $199 using "Buy It Now." The suit would have been at least $2,500 at full retail. Ebay has incredible deals like this if you know your size and you stick to high quality brands from the best sellers. Don't waste your money on a crappy "buck ninety-nine" suit.
post #8 of 9
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The only decent suit you can legally/legitimately buy for $199 is a used one from EBay or a thrift shop. Last year I bought a perfect seemingly brand new (stated to be "like new") Oxxford suit on Ebay for $199 using "Buy It Now."  The suit would have been at least $2,500 at full retail.  Ebay has incredible deals like this if you know your size and you stick to high quality brands from the best sellers. Don't waste your money on a crappy "buck ninety-nine" suit.
This sounds like excellent advice.  I guess I need to get over the self-created stigma of wearing used clothing because I certainly can't afford to pay $1,000 + for a brand new suit. (Technically, I could, but I'm saving for retirement and college for two kids). Could I ask forum members to post a list of trusted eBayers who sell used high-end clothing, or send me to the thread where this has already been discussed?   Thanks.
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This sounds like excellent advice. I guess I need to get over the self-created stigma of wearing used clothing because I certainly can't afford to pay $1,000 + for a brand new suit. (Technically, I could, but I'm saving for retirement and college for two kids). Could I ask forum members to post a list of trusted eBayers who sell used high-end clothing, or send me to the thread where this has already been discussed? Thanks.
Ebay Thread is here
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