Anybody done custom suits, shirts, sweaters with them? Thoughts?
Astor and Black - good suits/shirts? thoughts?
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My understanding from his is that the suits are fully canvassed and that they will do whatever it takes to make sure you are happy. I haven't looked at the shirts up close, but they look nice when he's worn them (trim, fit properly on body and sleeves).
This is what happened in the other review. Hell raised (as usual in the fora), and the guy that was posting as an inside man from A&B deleted all his posts and ended fired. Another guy from A&B PR post the following:
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Complete history here:
Ok so Im really looking at A&B for some customer made suits. any recent post of how they have been, Im not trying to hear about stuff from 4 yrs ago. We all know companies go through bumps in the road. Also would anyone know how much their suits usually run for???
I just don't want to make an appointment and feel like I have to purchase something. I really dislike that they don't get back to you in a timely manner.
Let me know what you guys think.
BTW has anyone tried LES RICHARDS in CHERRY HILL MALL in NJ?
Who is their customer? They're keen on conventions and setting up booths at bar association and chamber of commerce meetings. I betcha they're upselling the Men's Warehouse crowd at the Shriner's Lodge. Impulse buying; who can't resist the lure of an NFL cornerback's endorsement?
Check out one of the A&B "haberdasher's" websites. He obviously devoted thought, time and money putting together a nice presence.
Oops, no he didn't. He spent some money on ONE nice looking homepage and rest of his blog is an aesthetic and grammatical disaster. You're seeking this guy's advice on the "cult of style"? I ain't drinkin' that cool-aid. What's the emphasis? Surgeon's sleeves. Linings. Up-turned collars to show off sartorial flair. All gimmicks.
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Lastly, the Astor and Black name itself is phoney baloney. All pretense. If Schottenstein isn't comfortable in his own name I doubt I'd be comfortable in his clothes.
Suits start at $500 but that can escalate based on fabric. Gladson starts at $940 or so. They have access to some nice high-end mills (Scabal, Dormeuil, etc.). I have a suit on order from them that's due in a few weeks; I'll post about it when it comes in.