Thank to Shirtmaven for telling me about the new thread. And thank you all for talking about my suits -- love 'em or hate 'em I'm really gratified for your feedback.
And hello to The Grapist -- I hope you're well. Thanks for your kind words as always.
Now, to answer some questions:
The price range is from $595 to $650, although next season I will be having some special fabrics that may reach to the $850 or even $900 price point.
For retailers, please check my Web site -- anyone in New York, please stop by Bloomingdale's Soho -- the staff there is fabulous, or Watts on Smith in Carol Gardens, Brooklyn -- another super store just voted one of the 10 best in New York by GQ.
If you let me know when you'll be there, I would be delighted to meet you and take you through the line myself.
False Prophet -- I agree on the undercollars -- they're not whimsical anymore, but they DO now feature the traditional extended topcollar, folded under and cross-stitched per the hand-made tradition!
The suits were originally made in the U.S., however, although it is possible to get very good high-priced suits made here -- ala Oxxford, Thom Browne, it is harder to get the right suit at my price point. Using the same fabrics and pattern, I was able to improve the construction, quality and make of the suit by moving production to Portugal. My old suits were good -- these are better.
And, yes, this is a fashion suit. I love and respect the techniques and proportions of traditional tailoring, and I spend much too much of my free time reading pattern books from the 1880s. But ultimately I do have a point of view that is a little faster than Saville Row, tho not as far out as some other designers.
Thank you all for you comments, and please feel free to email me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org