Why are RLPL, Oxxford, and Kiton all ranked level with Despos, but ahead of Brioni? If people were only allowed to rank things they've actually worn, this list would be a completely different animal.
My (alterations) tailor, who also does work for Wilkes Bashford,
and has numerous clients who wear very high-end clothing,
has volunteered that he thinks Brioni is better made than Kiton.
I wouldn't know. I don't wear either.
When I lived in Chicago some 20 years ago my tailor, who had a
similar clientele"” one saw Savile Row garments in for alterations,
complained that Oxxford clothing was "delicate"; the hand stitching
regularly came apart.
Excellent [*****] (i.e. Suits made this well are far and few between, if money is no object your closet would be full of these. If money is a factor then these suits could sell for much, much more. This category should be kept to only a few items)
- Cesare Attolini Napoli
Very Good [****] (i.e. Few suits match the quality of the ones in this category or prices could be raised significantly and would still be good value).
- Luciano Barbera
- Sartoria Partenopea
- Sartoria Attolini Napoli
- Caruso Sartoria Parma
- Pal Zileri Sartoriale
- Zegna Couture
- Brooks Brothers Black Fleece
Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
- Hickey Freeman Mainline
- Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
- Ermenegildo Zegna
Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
- Boglioli (might not be not in terms of construction, but def for cut and fabric)
- Brooks Brothers 1818
- Paul Smith
- H. Freemann
- Hickey Freeman LTD (Half Canvas)
- Z-Zegna (sometimes satisfactory sometimes mediocre)
Mediocre[*] (i.e. Suits that should usually be avoided. Quality leaves much to be desired or prices are usually higher than they should be for such a suit).
- Hugo Boss
- Banana Republic Monogram
- Lauren Ralph Lauren-
Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
- Banana Republic
- Calvin Klein
- Tasso Elba
Chester by Chester Barrie
Marks & Spencer
George at ASDA
Hart Schaffner & Marx
La Vera Sartoria Napoletana
John Blair Collection
You would like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. You get to jack cars, shoot the po-lice, pick up hookers, then murder them to get your money back.
That was a great way to spend 2003...good times.
Originally Posted by RJman
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