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post #16 of 24
For me, if a nice rich uncle offers. And by which I mean an actual uncle, not a "rich uncle".
post #17 of 24
I started out with 2 bespoke suits in simple cloth, worn with lands end shirts and rockport shoes. then I got more besspoke suits, going to thailand, and bespoke shirts, and church (pre-prada) shoes. then better bespoke suits, better bespoke shirts, and vass shoes. now, aside from socks and underwear, I am all bespoke. I have never spent 20K a year, and I don't spend even 5K a year in maintaining it all. I have a modest wordrobe, but it is good enough for me. that said, I needed to look good for work, I enjoyed spending money on this area, and I was a dificult fit. and I was careful not to damage my suits, when possible.
post #18 of 24
I'll add a thing or two here as well: Those who are interested in classic clothing (as opposed to trends, or even streetwear, which is more vulnerable to looking dated IMO) probably tend to make most of their purchases due to two reasons: (1) wear and tear on previous purchases, and (2) because they just aren't happy with some particular details about their current clothing (doesn't fit quite right, not quite the right color or pattern, etc.). It is probably less due to the fact that they have a substantial change in what they want stylistically. With bespoke, you probably reduce (1) and almost totally eliminate (2).
post #19 of 24
I wonder how many people spend 20k on clothing and accessories per annum. I could see myself spending 5k in one year, but even $7500-10,000 sounds like an awful lot of money. That could be another bedroom on the apartment, house, condo, etc.
post #20 of 24
Excuse me, but I think the all question is a bit foolish....ask youself how much are you able/willing to spent..and what do you prefer or need....because you can easily buy bespoke suit ( let´s say by Chan) for 1000 and RTW for 2500 .. but of course, go to Huntsman and price for bespoke will not be 1000 but 4000-7000 .... I have no experience with Huntsman, but somebody wrote here or on AA that Knize in Viena charge 5000 EUR for bespoke and even Netousek 2 500. Shoes are the same....go to Budapest for Vass .... or you can go to Paris for Lobb ... the diference will be frightening. So, decide first what you really like, what you need and how much you can spent .... and I strongly belive you´ll find satifactory solution.
post #21 of 24
Even assuming the money isn't an issue, a tailor once told me that one shouldn't buy bespoke until the mid-30s because your body is changing too much. Believe it or not, I have found that it's true. I'm in my mid-30s. I bought my first bespoke in my late-20s and when I was in worse physical condition. The suits and jackets have had to be altered just because I have changed shape and the balance is still off. (I've filled out more up top and my middle has gotten larger; unrelated to physical conditioning, I assure you.) Wait 7 or 8 years. At that point, the mid-level suits you buy (say Paul Stuart, Canali, RL, etc.) suits will have pretty much have worn out. Then you'll truly appreciate what you want. Advice -- get custom shirts. My RTW are good shirts that fit (Barba, Borrelli, T&A) and they don't come close to good custom shirts. Money is better spent there. Spend the rest on buying alcohol.
post #22 of 24
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Money is better spent there.  Spend the rest on buying alcohol.
LOL... You just summed up my current expenditures - I need no more clothing, so I buy alcohol...
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
thanks for the replies guys i think ill stick to rtw for now considering my salary and comfort levels
post #24 of 24
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I wonder how many people spend 20k on clothing and accessories per annum.  I could see myself spending 5k in one year, but even $7500-10,000 sounds like an awful lot of money.  That could be another bedroom on the apartment, house, condo, etc.
Everything is relative. Brioni has said that they have dozens of customers who buy 50 custom suits a season. That's $250,000 twice a year for suits. To that you need to add shoes, shirts and other expenditures.
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