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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by pkincy
F-N-B,

Are you a paid salesman for Paris?? Your only posts seem to be shilling that establishment?

Perry


Umm...

Im not a salesman for anyone, paid or otherwise. If anything, Im actually trying to inform people about tasteful clothes without a personal interest. Unless you consider that the fact Ive taken the time to write an article and would like people to read it a "shill" of myself.

The subject of shirts comes up a lot on here, and questions about Paris abound. At a minimum, Paris shirts are the best in the USA. I could speak about other shirt makers that i have tried or observed and consider 2nd rate if you want me too?

oh, and heres an article on the black suit as an example of a different subject

http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...ck-suit-part-1
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by mikeber
Now I see my misunderstanding: I don't know about their RTW shirts. I was talking about their custom stuff, which is probably different. I only ordered 4 shirts and I was pleased with the result. I could choose from many collar types, mine is moderately spread.

Back when I spoke with them, even their custom shirts only came with one collar length, although different degrees of spread. I think it was 2 3/4" or even 2 1/2" - pretty small stuff, and not a great fit for me. That was ages ago, so they have likely changed their process a few times since.

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Originally Posted by mikeber
My budget does not allow spending $300-400 a shirt.

Wow! They were not in that price range when I looked at their MTM - I'd certainly expect a nice shirt at that rate (comparable to most top-shelf MTM shops in cost). When I looked back in the late '90s, their MTM were around $225-250.

Thinking back on it, at that stage they may have been dressing MTO (pick your fabric and a few body types) as custom and therefore doing so more cheaply, and have now moved to a measurement-based MTM service.

But I may be unreliable on this stuff, as I never went through with a purchase back in the day - I am happy to be corrected.
post #18 of 27
What are the price points for the tailors mentioned? I pay $75/shirt at King's Custom Tailor on Water Street and I am very happy with the results and delivery time; about 2 weeks.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Duveen
Wow! They were not in that price range when I looked at their MTM - I'd certainly expect a nice shirt at that rate (comparable to most top-shelf MTM shops in cost). When I looked back in the late '90s, their MTM were around $225-250
Perhaps you can still get a shirt at $250 - 280, but only from the very basic stuff. My interest was in their nicer fabrics which raised the price to $400 and beyond. Think minimum order of 4 and it will cost you about $1700-1800 with tax. However now, they do real custom with a full range of choices. Suits - they say it's true bespoke with 3-4 fittings and extensive hand work. My dilemma is that those fabrics I like, aren't common to most tailor shops. I had a similar experience at Kiton. I didn't care for their silhouette, which does not fit me well. But their fabrics collection, wow, that just blew me away... Then again, as much as I like the fabrics, I cannot afford a $5700 MTM sports jacket. brass4321 - this is another league in terms of prices. Delivery time for custom shirts at Seize sur Vingt is about 4 weeks, but that can change with the season. Your $75 Kings Custom shirts are probably a much better deal.
post #20 of 27
Seize sur Vingt is THAT expensive! Christ! That seems very high for MTM. For that much, I'd go somewhere for full bespoke.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by chorse123
Seize sur Vingt is THAT expensive! Christ! That seems very high for MTM. For that much, I'd go somewhere for full bespoke.
Last time I checked:
Charvet MTM shirts were $500-570 but no minimum order!
Borrelli were $470 - 600
Kiton, from $570 to 700
T&A were $400-500, with a minimum order of SIX !!!
Brioni, between $500-640 (dont recall their policy in regard to the min order).
post #22 of 27
For those prices one would better off patronising a local bespoke chemisier.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by mikeber
Last time I checked:Charvet MTM shirts were $500-570 but no minimum order!
Wow, so I really am saving money living in Freedom...
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by mikeber
Last time I checked:
Charvet MTM shirts were $500-570 but no minimum order!
That's almost what they charge for bespoke here in Paris. Are you sure of that price?
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Étienne
That's almost what they charge for bespoke here in Paris. Are you sure of that price?
I am not 100% sure about anything... However, that's what I recall from my last year inquieries. If anyone is seriously interested, please double check.
I posted these figures in response to chorse123, who said that $300-400 at Seize sur Vingt is too expensive in comparison to other MTM.
As we all know, everything in life is relative.
Cheers!
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by mikeber
Borrelli were $470 - 600

Borrellis are MTO, not MTM: you can patch together different body, neck, and sleeve sizes, like a Frankenshirt.

--Andre
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Étienne
That's almost what they charge for bespoke here in Paris. Are you sure of that price?
That's more than their bespoke price in Paris. However, E, Charvet RTW in the states begins at $350 BEFORE sales tax (ie, American TVA), and quickly goes up.
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