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post #16 of 25
Baroni suits are disposable. They will likely wear out before they require dry cleaning or even pressing.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by R-H View Post
Baroni suits are disposable. They will likely wear out before they require dry cleaning or even pressing.

Do you actually own one or are you just making baseless claims?

I have a Baroni suit and it hasn't worn out yet. On the contrary, it is extremely well made for the price and the fabric is beautiful. I've received multiple compliments on my "disposable" suit.

Here is a review from Andy at Ask Andy. Good enough for me.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...336#post416336
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Saenek View Post
I'd definately go for a Benjamin over those other two... full canvas, nice construction and materials and you'll be supporting a member of the community.

Ben's definitely a cool guy and the Lucente suit I bought off him is nice. I had to taper his trousers a bit though as I prefer 8" pant openings. But the only problem I have with his suit is that the collar doesnt sit close enough to my shirt collar.
post #19 of 25
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Do you actually own one or are you just making baseless claims?

I have a Baroni suit and it hasn't worn out yet. On the contrary, it is extremely well made for the price and the fabric is beautiful. I've received multiple compliments on my "disposable" suit.

Here is a review from Andy at Ask Andy. Good enough for me.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...336#post416336

I had the same thought. Sometimes people just like to trash something because they think that it means they have discerning taste. I own three M. Valentino suits and none of them have "worn out" yet. In fact, they all look great.
post #20 of 25
I do have a M Valentino suit - well only the jacket. Goodwill'd out the pants because the material was rubbish.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Newlaw View Post
Do you actually own one or are you just making baseless claims? I have a Baroni suit and it hasn't worn out yet. On the contrary, it is extremely well made for the price and the fabric is beautiful. I've received multiple compliments on my "disposable" suit. Here is a review from Andy at Ask Andy. Good enough for me. http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...336#post416336
I do own a few Baroni suits and the Ask Andy review is a paid endorsement (shill).
post #22 of 25
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I think I'll try going with one of each.

I've sent messages to Jeff and Ben with a few questions, so hopefully I'll hear back soon and order some next week. I guess it will be up to me to be the first to do a side by side and give my novice opinion.

Zack, what did you end up buying and what are your conclusions? I'm actually in a very similar situation. I was at Frank Tailor this morning and looked at a few Baronis and second line that Bill (the son?) said was half canvased and just under 300.00. The Baronis are just under 400.00.

I didn't have much time, so I just tried on the jackets and will be going back tomorrow. I also bought a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suit for 499.00 in their recent sale and I'm wondering whether to keep that or not, because I'm not thrilled with the fit. If I keep it, I will need to get it altered.
post #23 of 25
Can't comment on the others, but I just purchased a Benjamin for my first "real" suit and am very happy.
post #24 of 25
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Zack, what did you end up buying and what are your conclusions? I'm actually in a very similar situation. I was at Frank Tailor this morning and looked at a few Baronis and second line that Bill (the son?) said was half canvased and just under 300.00. The Baronis are just under 400.00.

I didn't have much time, so I just tried on the jackets and will be going back tomorrow. I also bought a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suit for 499.00 in their recent sale and I'm wondering whether to keep that or not, because I'm not thrilled with the fit. If I keep it, I will need to get it altered.

Forgot about this thread.

I bought one Baroni suit at Franks to try it out. Frank and his son are very nice and very accommodating. The suit looks nice but I don't love the fit, I wanted them to take it in a bit more but Frank was against it. I trusted his recommendation but every time I wear the suit I just feel it doesn't quite fit me. This could just be the suit doesn't fit my frame or that the tailoring isn't quite as it should be. I'm sure If I went back Frank would make some adjustments, and I may do that.

With that said I have no intention of buying any more Baroni suits there as this test one just doesn't do it for me... I think my next will be a Benjamin to see how those are.
post #25 of 25

Interesting and conflicting view about Baroni and M Valentino suits,, ?

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