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post #16 of 1318
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aluan View Post
Is this for suits being made now? Suit brands may have changed in quality over time.

Well I would suggest that it only includes suits that are made now, yes, or made very recently (i.e. can be found in a shop). I think it would get way too complicated having years in here.
post #17 of 1318
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)
- Kiton
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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).
- Oxxford
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Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
- Canali
- Corneliani
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Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
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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).
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Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
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post #18 of 1318
Kiton should be bumped down to Oxxford's level.
post #19 of 1318
Thread Starter 
You have the power to do that. Amazing, isn't it?
post #20 of 1318
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)
- Kiton
- RLPL
- Oxxford
- Despos

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).
- Brioni



Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
- Canali
- Corneliani
- Hickey Freeman Mainline
- Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
- Zegna
- Isaia

Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
- Brooks Brothers 1818
- RLBL
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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
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Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
- H&M
- Banana Republic
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post #21 of 1318
Thread Starter 
Read the "rules" man. Only one addition per person per day, you added like 12. What is this, a party!?!
post #22 of 1318
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Originally Posted by Cognacad View Post
Read the "rules" man. Only one addition per person per day, you added like 12. What is this, a party!?!

Rules? I don't read no damn rules.
post #23 of 1318
Thread Starter 
Just try to play nice, I didn't make this topic to see a magogian12345 list, if I wanted that I would of PM'ed you. No offense or anything
post #24 of 1318
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) - Kiton - RLPL - Oxxford - Despos 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). - Brioni Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average). - Canali - Corneliani - Hickey Freeman Mainline - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece - Zegna - Isaia Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it). - Brooks Brothers 1818 - RLBL - Paul Smith - - 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 - - - Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for). - H&M - Banana Republic - - -
post #25 of 1318
Another thread lost to anarchy.
post #26 of 1318
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.
post #27 of 1318
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
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.
everything is subjective. beauty and comfort are in the eye of the beholder
post #28 of 1318
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
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.

Not to mention that the only Brionis most people see are the ones posted on the internet.

If the suit fits well, wear it. Seriously, no dude is going to start checking out your sleeve buttons. And if he does, start moving away.

Edit: To clarify, some people get hung up on the idea that suit "quality" depends on working sleeve buttons, pick stitching, and all those assorted frills that they see on pictures of Kitons. Or they get tied up with how they're constructed with this special kind of shoulder done by master artisans. You can't judge a suit by those qualities alone. You're going to have to put it on and wear it. I don't know if any single person has worn more than 4 of the brands mentioned, but they'd be ideal candidates for ranking them.
post #29 of 1318
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)
- Kiton
- RLPL
- Oxxford
- Despos

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).
- Brioni
- Samuelsohn



Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
- Canali
- Corneliani
- Hickey Freeman Mainline
- Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
- Zegna
- Isaia

Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
- Brooks Brothers 1818
- RLBL
- Paul Smith
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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
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Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
- H&M
- Banana Republic
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post #30 of 1318
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lowndes View Post
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)
- Kiton
- RLPL
- Oxxford
- Despos

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).
- Brioni
- Samuelsohn



Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
- Caruso
- Canali
- Corneliani
- Hickey Freeman Mainline
- Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
- Zegna
- Isaia

Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
- Cantarelli
- Boglioli (might not be not in terms of construction, but def for cut and fabric)
- Brooks Brothers 1818
- RLBL
- Paul Smith
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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
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Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
- H&M
- Banana Republic
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Added Caruso, Cantarelli and Boglioli. do not want rules
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