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post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by minimal View Post
Sorry for the late reply on this, but the "challenge" was written up in an article in the then-relatively-new Conde Naste Traveller magazine in the late 1980's. I still have that issue somewhere, but I do not remember the reprise article. The result of "the challenge" was that the Hong Kong suit was better overall in construction and fit, but that the writer more liked the way the A&S felt when worn.

I was pretty young when I first read that article, but was really amazed at the whole process. A tailor whose store you could not just walk into, but needed an introduction for? I was fascinated.

That article, and one other amazing sartorial piece that was in "New York Press" in the ealry 90's, are on my list of when-I-have-free-time-I'll-type-in items. You would all enjoy them I'm sure.


The author of that piece wrote a follow-up a few years later.

The first article had a critique from a so-called professor of NYC's FIT. He opined that the A & S was very poorly sewn and that the Hong Kong suit was the better of the two.

In the sequel, written a few years later, the author found that the A & S aged very well, but the Hong Kong suit aged poorly. I am guessing that the Hong Kong suit was inferior in construction, materials, and cloth. He said that the A & S was as good as the day that he picked it up.

Therefore, the author found that the Savile Row product lasted longer and superior.

The author re-visited A & S to give them the good news, but he was shown the door because of his initial article favoring the Hong Kong garment!
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
If you're near to New York, visit Oxxford on 57th or Brooks 346.
I had the exact reverse experience, I found Brooks to be able to deliver their suits exactly when promised and had excellent customer service. They gave me a pamphlet when picking up the suit that had their guarantee. Now, I don't believe it was manufactured with the same amount of handwork or anything close to an Oxxford but it fits me wonderfully and I get compliments on it often. The only thing I couldn't get them to do well for me were double forward pleats to the same look as a RLPL. Oxxford does do a great job on forward pleat pants. With Oxxford I am still waiting on them to be honest and tell me where 2 missing suits and 2 missing odd pants are , and have heard from a few other forum members who are having the same nightmare. I know others have great experiences with Oxxford and I wish I could share in that with them but they have been rotten to me and the main reason I decided to work with a tailor for important future suits and sportcoats. This was after over 1 year of waiting and hearing one excuse after another. You may want to browse: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=75580 http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=75581
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by bowtiemeow View Post
For North American manufacturers, I had suits MTM by Samuelsohn, Oxxford, Hickey Freeman and H. Freeman. Both Oxxford and Hickey Freeman had made mistakes and did not follow the instructions specified in the order forms. It was extremely frustrating to me and I have stopped ordering from them. When my sales reps followed up with them, I don't think they even cared. H. Freeman is very mediocre. Of these four manufacturers, I am most satisfied with Samuelsohn and the price is less expensive than Oxxford and Hickey. It's a Canadian based company.

What were your issues with H. Freeman?
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by rssmsvc View Post
I had the exact reverse experience, I found Brooks to be able to deliver their suits exactly when promised and had excellent customer service. They gave me a pamphlet when picking up the suit that had their guarantee. Now, I don't believe it was manufactured with the same amount of handwork or anything close to an Oxxford but it fits me wonderfully and I get compliments on it often. The only thing I
couldn't get them to do well for me were double forward pleats to the same look as a RLPL. Oxxford does do a great job on forward pleat pants.

With Oxxford I am still waiting on them to be honest and tell me where 2 missing suits and 2 missing odd pants are , and have heard from a few other forum members who are having the same nightmare. I know others have great experiences with Oxxford and I wish I could share in that with them but they have been rotten to me and the main reason I decided to work with a tailor for important future suits and sportcoats. This was after over 1 year of waiting and hearing one excuse after another.

You may want to browse:
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=75580
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=75581

I feel awful for you that you have had these problems with Oxxford, rssmsvc, even if it does not show as much as it should show. Ditto regarding how I feel for other people that I mentioned that had problems with Oxxford, again, even if it does not show as much as it should show.

However, I hope that in the end that things will work out well with you and Oxxford unlike the other people that I mentioned who had problems with Oxxford, who ended up being forced to give up with Oxxford altogether, unfortunately.
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