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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

If I'm not mistaken Black Fleece is designed by Thom Browne I'm not sure if they utilize the same maker as his regular line though

Last year I checked BBBF is "Made in USA" manufactured by Southwick and is half canvassed.
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

Regarding the Lanvin. I have a Lanvin blazer made by Caruso, super 150s, I think it's fully canvassed (pitch test). Regarding for most of the designer brand (fashion) their suit could be very well made but way over priced. However you are getting the particular look.

I'd one Lanvin by Caruso suit and the cut is very slim. The suit is very sharp and well made though at an exorbitant price point at retail.
post #632 of 1303
The lanvin by Caruso suit could be retailed at 2500. A blazer is normally at 2000. Which is very expensive.
post #633 of 1303
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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post


Golden Fleece is made by Martin Greenfield.. Dont know who makes Black Fleece though..


Golden Fleece is Italy made now, used to be mostly Greenfield but they have a few southwick ones in Marshalls and the like. My point was it's hard to rank as within brands and within lines there are so many different makers / lines
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

If I'm not mistaken Black Fleece is designed by Thom Browne I'm not sure if they utilize the same maker as his regular line though

Black Fleece is mostly southwick for suiting and china / thailand for blazers and sports coats. Thom Browne is Comme des Garcons factory in Japan now.
post #634 of 1303

^ Off the rack Golden Fleece suits are primarily made in the USA by Southwick and some are still made in Italy.  Made to measure Golden Fleece suits are made by Martin Greenfield Clothiers in Brooklyn, NY.

post #635 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Outlaw 06 View Post

^ Off the rack Golden Fleece suits are primarily made in the USA by Southwick and some are still made in Italy.  Made to measure Golden Fleece suits are made by Martin Greenfield Clothiers in Brooklyn, NY.

In terms of hand work, to which other brand would you compare it to?
post #636 of 1303

^ I think that depends on how you special order it.  BB offers a MTM option for 1/16 Picked Stitched or Hand Stitched coat lapels so those options may result in more handwork than the standard lapels.
 

My MTM Golden Fleece suit jacket has hand sewn arm holes, hand stitched lapels, hand stitched chest (welt) pocket, hand sewn buttonholes and hand sewn sleeve buttonholes.  My MTM trousers have a hand sewn waistband.  I remember the sales associate telling me that there was 18 hours of handwork in every MTM Golden Fleece suit.

 

Comparing the MTM Golden Fleece jacket to what I own, it definitely has less handwork than my Isaia Aquaspider sport coat and it has more handwork than my Corneliani sport coats. 


Edited by Outlaw 06 - 11/28/12 at 4:14pm
post #637 of 1303

Where would you guys put Benjamin Sartorial suits on this list?

post #638 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Docb16 View Post

Where would you guys put Benjamin Sartorial suits on this list?

Probably somewhere around the rest of the entry-level full canvassed suits (Corneliani, Canali). I've got one, and its a nicely made suit for the price.
post #639 of 1303

I saw some Thierry Mugler suits yesterday, and was wondering if anyone can help. Does anyone know where they are made and if they're any good?

post #640 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Lumaca View Post

I saw some Thierry Mugler suits yesterday, and was wondering if anyone can help. Does anyone know where they are made and if they're any good?


I think owning a Thierry Mugler suit is like owning an exquisite piece of architecture and his suits are hailed for its structure that modls the body like sculpted art. There's boldness to it. A Vintage or genuine Thierry Mugler suit should be made in France.

post #641 of 1303

Can't see Oxxford here, but their suits are excellent, would put them right above BBGF. Own two Navy suits from both, that look identical, but the detailing and feel on the Oxxford is better. Two different fits though...BBGF is Madison, while the Oxxford is 1220. 

post #642 of 1303
I actually own a Thierry Mugler suit its made in italy by Tombolini
post #643 of 1303
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Originally Posted by Outlaw 06 View Post

^ I think that depends on how you special order it.  BB offers a MTM option for 1/16 Picked Stitched or Hand Stitched coat lapels so those options may result in more handwork than the standard lapels.

 
My MTM Golden Fleece suit jacket has hand sewn arm holes, hand stitched lapels, hand stitched chest (welt) pocket, hand sewn buttonholes and hand sewn sleeve buttonholes.  My MTM trousers have a hand sewn waistband.  I remember the sales associate telling me that there was 18 hours of handwork in every MTM Golden Fleece suit.

Comparing the MTM Golden Fleece jacket to what I own, it definitely has less handwork than my Isaia Aquaspider sport coat and it has more handwork than my Corneliani sport coats. 

Not to derail this, but what are the signs of handwork vs. machine?
post #644 of 1303
Can anyone recognize this label (see attached photo)? Also, what do WO, WM, WS stand for? If I remeber correctly the fabric was a wool/mohair blend so I suppose WO is wool, WM is mohair and WS cashmere?
Thank you in advance


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post #645 of 1303
Anyone have experience with Band of Outsiders suits?
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