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post #31 of 45
I was spinning through the replies and realized that I failed to give a number or a range. Average: $60 at resale, though I've done both better and worse. Like StevenRocks, I just don't wear them that often to justify added expense. At the office, just wearing collar stays in my shirt makes me stand out, let alone a jacket or a suit.
post #32 of 45
Averages around $3k (some can be more, some less).
post #33 of 45
My normal suit purchases are somewhere between $700 (Corneliani on STP or at C21) and $1000 (Isaia on STP or at C21). I don't really see any reason to buy any suits other than Corneliani and Isaia.
post #34 of 45
You have to pay what it costs. And on sale works but generally not for basics.

So an Oxxford in blue or blue w/chalk stripe is whatever it costs.
A Kiton is whatever it costs. Same for Brioni.

Sales are good but to build a complete wardrobe you will need to buy at retail some.

But there is nothing wrong with getting your grey or blue basic suit in a Sammy or HF at $1000-1200 and buying your Brioni, Oxxford or Kiton in various fabrics on a deep discount.

Perry
post #35 of 45
Unless it's bespoke: all bets are off.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by odoreater
My normal suit purchases are somewhere between $700 (Corneliani on STP or at C21) and $1000 (Isaia on STP or at C21). I don't really see any reason to buy any suits other than Corneliani and Isaia.

Not even Brioni?

I am just saying, you would like to try other brands?
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by Chris "Italia"
Not even Brioni?

I am just saying, you would like to try other brands?

Brioni can't really be had at the price of Corneliani and Isaia. There were some Brioni at C21, but they were still going for around $1600 - too rich for my blood.
post #38 of 45
RTW - $1,250
MTM - $2,500
Bespoke - that and the rest
post #39 of 45
I'm with Odoreater on that one...
My favorites suits are Pal Zileri,Canali , Corneliani and Zegna.....
You will get quality products keeping their shapes and on sales you will find them around the $900/$1000 price tag...
I also tend sometimes to buy the one/off Gucci or Prada as long as their trousers are not to fitted.....
I hate the "Ball- breakers" look and especially the on-commission sales assistant telling you how great you look in that model designed to be worn by
a body conscious model...
post #40 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris "Italia"
Not even Brioni?

I am just saying, you would like to try other brands?


I am eyeing a Zegna that they are giving me a 20% discount on at Saks that will come out toe be about $1500. I think I might go for it because it's a plain charcoal.
post #41 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by odoreater
I am eyeing a Zegna that they are giving me a 20% discount on at Saks that will come out toe be about $1500. I think I might go for it because it's a plain charcoal.
I believe you're around NYC. If so, you may want to leave the Zegna in a returnable state until after the Hickey Freeman sample sale. I was fortunate enough to get my solid navy and solid charcoal suits on the last day of the sale for $500 each.

As for the original question, in the last year's purchases, I've bought RTW only on sale, average around $1.3k. With my foray into bespoke, I will probably look for RTW only on steep discount at sample sales and off e-Bay.
post #42 of 45
about $800 on MTM's
post #43 of 45
...ahhh, the days when you could buy new Brioni and Kiton suits for $300 (or less in one instance for me) on eBay only 3 years ago! Those days are long gone coz of forums like this!
post #44 of 45
I haven't spent more than $650 on a suit so far, thanks to a tremendous amount of luck picking up solid charcoal and navy Oxxfords for $360 and covering my basics that way. Although they are so good that I've given much thought to shelling out full price for a nice 3pc flannel MTM, so the bargain may turn out be more like a free hit of heroin to get me hooked.
post #45 of 45
When the utilitarian dimension of buying clothes is replaced by a more emotional approach ,you are definitively hooked.....
You're leaving the sphere of the reason to enter a more complex setting...
I will always remember when i bought my first pair of JM WESTON.....
It was more than a mere pair of shoes ,it was a symbol ,a pride than i have never felt since....
It was just a pair of black loafers but for a socially frustrated 16 years-old dying to be accepted by others, it was pure orgasm....
We can debate the right or wrong of such futile pleasure but these shoes are a bit part of my history...
Did anybody else remember their first hit of sartorial pleasure?
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