So, I'm choosing between 2 black suits for my wedding. I have both sitting at home and am going to return one of them. I need some help deciding, and what better place than you guys (I'm going to be wearing this suit for business as well after the wedding is over). The first suit is a Gieves and Hawkes. It was tagged as a "sample" and has a Nieman Marcus label stitched in it. (The Gieves tag says "No.1 Savile Row"). I looked in the pocket and it is made in the USA by union workers (USA made doesn't bother me per se -- see for example Oxxford). The second suit is a Gianfranco Ferre Studio. It is a Super 120s made in Italy. (The Gieves doesn't have a thread count on it, by the way, but the material is very soft and has less "texture" than the Ferre suit. The Ferre suit seems like a "crepe" material). So, personally I like the fit of the Gieves a little bit better, although they both fit perfectly. But my real concern is quality -- which one of these suits is going to hold up longer, and better, and which one is constructed better? I've been trying to feel for full-canvasing, etc., but I'm just no good at doing that. Can anyone help? FYI -- I got both for the same unbelievably bargain price of $299..................
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3/14/04 at 10:11pm