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post #16 of 40
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Originally Posted by Panzeraxe II
I would be very hesitant to pay that kind of money for a RTW suit. I would suggest you wait for one of Dege's trips to the Middle East and get yourself a solid bespoke suit for $4K
Dege and Kiton's silhouettes are about as far from one another as you can get.
post #17 of 40
Fair point - its just that if I were you, I would be very hesitant to drop that kind of money on a RTW suit sight unseen.

Then again, its your cash so you should do what suits you best. Try out a couple of models, and send the Kiton store the exact details - the Barney's crew is pretty incompetant
post #18 of 40
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Originally Posted by Panzeraxe II
Fair point - its just that if I were you, I would be very hesitant to drop that kind of money on a RTW suit sight unseen. Then again, its your cash so you should do what suits you best. Try out a couple of models, and send the Kiton store the exact details - the Barney's crew is pretty incompetant
doesn't sound like it is sight unseen, if it is bought on a 3 day trip to NYC on the way home for the holidays. Another thought is to return after the holidays and hope to pick up a Kiton on sale while returning to the ME. I just bought a light grey 14 micron Kiton suit at NM SF for something less than $4K that was marked down from near $6K. Whether or not I was told the truth, the gent at the Loro Piana store in SF Union Sq quoted me $1300/yard for their 14 micron book of fabric and suggested I would need 4 and a half yards for my size plus $2500 for their bespoke service (measured in SF by their master tailor, tailored in NYC, followed by both subsequent fittings in SF with inbetween tailoring done back in NYC. So OTR garments do offer some savings..sometimes substantial. Perry
post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by pkincy
Whether or not I was told the truth, the gent at the Loro Piana store in SF Union Sq quoted me $1300/yard for their 14 micron book of fabric and suggested I would need 4 and a half yards for my size plus $2500 for their bespoke service (measured in SF by their master tailor, tailored in NYC, followed by both subsequent fittings in SF with inbetween tailoring done back in NYC. So OTR garments do offer some savings..sometimes substantial.

Perry
post #20 of 40
That is a ridiculous price quote. Not only overpriced (you can get super 180's from better merchants for less through a tailor), but I'll bet they would be overbuying the cloth, too.
post #21 of 40
If you do Kiton MTM can you ask them to put handstitch detailing on jacket's seams like on shoulders, chest darts, back, and sleeves?
post #22 of 40
You can do custom and pick the cloth, weight, color, sheen, style to some extent,better with custom at 3.5 k or better.

I can't understand why pay 3.5 plus for RTW when you can get custom for the same or less?

Am I missing something?
post #23 of 40
If you're a 46R, check out this baby in Super 180s

http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-6K-Divine-KI...QQcmdZViewItem
post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by Soph
You can do custom and pick the cloth, weight, color, sheen, style to some extent,better with custom at 3.5 k or better.

I can't understand why pay 3.5 plus for RTW when you can get custom for the same or less?

Am I missing something?

Yes.
post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by Soph
You can do custom and pick the cloth, weight, color, sheen, style to some extent,better with custom at 3.5 k or better.

I can't understand why pay 3.5 plus for RTW when you can get custom for the same or less?

Am I missing something?

First two points that i can come up are:

1. I believe only Kiton tailors can deliever Kiton level of quality suits.
2. Guys who wear Kiton suits probably feel good whenever they look at that handstitched Kiton label.
post #26 of 40
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the input and advice. i really don't know i'll ever be in a position to order bespoke suits, as it would at least require two seperate visits for fittings-- so i basically stick to OTR well tailored clothing.

now that i'm about to leave the Brioni train, I figured this is the only time in my life i'll ever be able to buy a Kiton suit from the store, think i will go for it over Xmas. I figure i'll pick a suit from the racks or at least request one in a cloth available for view, trying to avoid any extra charges by ordering in my standard size. hope i can pull it off for $4650!!
post #27 of 40
Uh, Kiton sportcoats are often over $4500...
post #28 of 40
Kiton suits at NM retail from $4,650 to $7,950!!
post #29 of 40
If you're buying OTR, why don't you wait for the NM or SFA sales where Kiton is routinely available for 50% off. Then buy two suits. I befuddles me that you seem determined to pay full retail for OTR goods.
post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
If you're buying OTR, why don't you wait for the NM or SFA sales where Kiton is routinely available for 50% off. Then buy two suits. I befuddles me that you seem determined to pay full retail for OTR goods.
Granted the Atlanta NM is not indicative of the rest of the country but the Kiton suits I've seen discounted usually are in fabrics that while obviously as nice as any Kiton fabric are non-traditional (ie - lime green pinstripe on gray, red, blue check on brown, etc.). If he wants something more traditional, lets say a solid gray suit, he's going to have a hard time finding it on sale.
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