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post #31 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.
I don't know, sometimes I tire of the second-class citizen treatment one gets sale shopping.
post #32 of 40
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sometimes I tire of the second-class citizen treatment one gets sale shopping
Not to mention some of the weird colors and patterns that sometimes give me nightmares.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
I don't know, sometimes I tire of the second-class citizen treatment one gets sale shopping.

If you establish a relationship with a salesperson at NM and SFA(among others) they will allow you to pre-shop the sales. Furthermore, say I like a shearling coat which has yet to be marked down, my guys will make note of it in their book and put it away for me when it's marked down. Sometimes they'll even "misplace" it until final markdown
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by Edward Appleby
I don't know, sometimes I tire of the second-class citizen treatment one gets sale shopping.

Well... you're not paying first class prices during sale, are you?
post #35 of 40
I'm not quite in the Kiton class yet. I do have some nice suits in 120's that I really like(Canali, Samuelsohn). But at my wife's law firm many of the partners, where price is not a consideration, wear top of the line suits in 180's(Kiton, MTM, Bespoke, Brioni etc.)

Many have them have told me that they wished they had gotten 150's and they felt the 180 fabric was an unneeded affectation.

I'm certainly no expert and I don't even know if Kiton offers 150's, but perhaps some members might comment on the desirability of 180's versus 150's and their experiences.

Regards and Good Luck!
post #36 of 40
Just to throw this out there - thread count doesn't necessarily mean a thin fabric. I have a wool and cashmere Super 160s in winter-weight flannel.
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Just to throw this out there - thread count doesn't necessarily mean a thin fabric. I have a wool and cashmere Super 160s in winter-weight flannel.

Word Z! I also have super 160s and super 180s flannels from Belvest.
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
thread count doesn't necessarily mean a thin fabric.

Yep, and it doesn't speak to the quality either.
post #39 of 40
I'd rather wear cashmere than 180's. It's admittedly a bit less fine (like a micron) but has a nicer hand. It's also harder to find suiting patterns in cashmere, but the best stuff is often less expensive than 180's+ too.

I would wear 150's from Lesser and Harrisons and 140s from Holland & Sherry, if I were shopping for those kinds of suits.
post #40 of 40
One of the reasons Kiton feels so light is because they use 150s and up. The downside is that Kiton suits are more delicate, and do not have the durability of something like 120s.
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