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Southwick MTM @ Costco

post #1 of 110
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While at Costco I checked out the Southwick display they have set up. Southwick is having a MTM event for suits, SC, pants and shirts. The measuring is done via a body scan where you stand in this booth in your underwear for about 10 seconds. Then you get a print out with about every possible measurement you can imagine (except what's covered by the underwear ). They had a relatively small choice of fabrics ( about 20-25). There was about 5 fabrics from and Asian mill which cost $449 and all the rest was an Italian mill for $549 - he told me the name but I can't remember it other than he mentioned it was an old family owned mill. The salesman, who was extremely knowledgeable about the construction told me that they had a full floating canvass and they were half machine, half handmade - his example of handmade was that the sleeves are attached by hand. I ended up ordering a plain navy worsted, 3 button w/ side vents and ff cuffed pants from the Italian fabric. There were the standard type of choices (buttons, side or center vent and so on) but you could get as specific as you want - anything you could think of they would write it down in the notes area. I asked for horn buttons and they said ok. They would also make the jacket with working sleeve buttons but I opted not to do that because I would rather make sure they feel the right length and then just pay to get them done locally. For $549 I thought I'd give it a shot. Delivery is in about 6 weeks, I'll let you know how it turns out. Southwick also keeps the measurements on file so if it works out I'll add a charcoal as well. I don't remember the other prices except the MTM pants were $135 - a bit more for flannel. They were also doing MTM shirts. This was at the Issaquah Costco but they said they will be rolling it out to other Costco's in major metro areas only.
post #2 of 110
Interesting. Was at Costco this morning, but they weren't offering this. Costco is the best.
post #3 of 110
Southwick at Costco? What is next? Samuelsohn at Sams Club?
post #4 of 110
Were you in a private tent? Or did the sample hawkers get to stare at what you had on display?

It would be interesting to see final pictures of the suit.
post #5 of 110
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Yes it was a private tent set up with samples and several changing tents. It was very low pressure sales so it was a nice set up.
post #6 of 110
This definitely does sound interesting. Was this a promotion they had going on or any other details on this?
post #7 of 110
I've heard everything now. Please post pics.
post #8 of 110
I'll be doing a trunk show/MTM event at Bob's Discount Furniture sometime in November, details to follow.
post #9 of 110
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Here's the flyer: LINK
post #10 of 110
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
I'll be doing a trunk show/MTM event at Bob's Discount Furniture sometime in November, details to follow.

post #11 of 110
How accurate are the body scan measurements?
post #12 of 110
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Originally Posted by Chips View Post
It would be interesting to see final pictures of the suit.

+1

For everybody's sake (besides maybe old-fashioned suitmakers), I hope they have the measuring technology down.
post #13 of 110
Are they going to use the scanners that TSA uses at airports? I'm usually packing so wouldn't want to scare the nice salesman.
post #14 of 110
While visiting my wife's inlaws in the rural south, I went into a Costco and found Versace crystal stemware on super duper clearance for like $20/glass (retail : $325/glass). I bought them all.
post #15 of 110
Since Brooks owns Southwick now, are these essentially Brooks suits with a Costco label?
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