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post #16 of 25
Having read the above posts ... mum's the word.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Marcus Brody View Post
I'm a bit baffled by the extreme MTM vs. OTR preference exhibited by style forumites. Most MTM services don't seem to allow exceptional customization and for individuals who are pretty standard sizes and shapes, I admit that it's not often I see a MTM suit here that looks notably better than a well-tailored RTW garment from a good maker.

I have several MTM suits that fit fine, but I no longer wear them because my OTR suits fit even better, IMO. Unfortunately the MTM suits were bought at a premium price; the OTR suits were all on discount.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Marcus Brody View Post
I'm a bit baffled by the extreme MTM vs. OTR preference exhibited by style forumites. Most MTM services don't seem to allow exceptional customization and for individuals who are pretty standard sizes and shapes, I admit that it's not often I see a MTM suit here that looks notably better than a well-tailored RTW garment from a good maker.

If I had 750-1000 dollars to spend on a suit, I'd probably go the OTR route as I'm a fairly standard size (6'2", 40 chest, 8 inch drop) and if you take out the extra expense of MTM, I could get one level up of suit (materials, brand as a quality proxy, etc) and get it tailored for the same price as a MTM suit of slightly lesser quality.

+1

I'm pretty much the fit model size for better RTW suits.
post #19 of 25
$2,000.00 for another Paul Stuart or Valentino
post #20 of 25
I look at it this way ... no matter what one is comfortable paying -- unless you are either the biggest tightwad or the biggest spendthrift -- there is someome who is quite comfortable paying more and very possibly much more (some are downright giddy to pay more) ... just as there is someone who is only comfortable when paying less ... often significantly less.

Out there in that big wide world there is a fellow flying his tailor to Dubai, New York, or Moscow to be measured for umpteen suits made up in every combination of Plus-Ultra-Guanashina* (or is it plus-ultra-guano ... well, perhaps you get my drift) and he "needs" them in two weeks! Of course, there is also the fellow debating whether or not he can afford to part with five bucks at Goodwill for what will be his one and only suit. Then there is that full range in between.

* For those who don't know -- and I can never remember unless I'm looking at the definition -- Guanashina is made from a blend of Andean guanaco, pashmina & yearling cashmere. Some people can't live without it ... fortunately I can.
post #21 of 25
Tried on a RTW suit at Paul Stuart about a year ago.
It was perfect, at least in the mirror in the store. It
also reenforced my narcissistic tendencies.. A plus.
It was $6300. Too much, even with its therapeutic
value.
post #22 of 25
2K, got to really like it to pay that kind of price though.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
I look at it this way ... no matter what one is comfortable paying -- unless you are either the biggest tightwad or the biggest spendthrift -- there is someome who is quite comfortable paying more and very possibly much more (some are downright giddy to pay more) ... just as there is someone who is only comfortable when paying less ... often significantly less. Out there in that big wide world there is a fellow flying his tailor to Dubai, New York, or Moscow to be measured for umpteen suits made up in every combination of Plus-Ultra-Guanashina* (or is it plus-ultra-guano ... well, perhaps you get my drift) and he "needs" them in two weeks! Of course, there is also the fellow debating whether or not he can afford to part with five bucks at Goodwill for what will be his one and only suit. Then there is that full range in between. * For those who don't know -- and I can never remember unless I'm looking at the definition -- Guanashina is made from a blend of Andean guanaco, pashmina & yearling cashmere. Some people can't live without it ... fortunately I can.
+1. Hats off, sir. My thoughts exactly.
post #24 of 25
Zero.

It won't fit.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by wilhelm View Post
Zero.

It won't fit.

Ditto.
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