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post #61 of 166
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I'm tempted to give a try.

As have I, but things have always gotten in the way on my end. One day, though.
post #62 of 166
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post
Generally speaking bro, if you have to ask this question yo might consider looking elsewhere. I'd also conjecture that nobody on the row wants to be that guy.
I'd love to say that is true but I have plenty of customers whether they get a $650 MTM trouser (the lowest price) or a $4,800 Custom Tuxedo, they ask. The only people that never ask or people that can do over $15,000. Even my first 12K guy was price conscious. (I do not mean per item, I mean the total purchases in the department)
post #63 of 166
Being price conscious doesn't mean you're poor or can't afford things. I know some mega rich guys who are still price conscious.
post #64 of 166
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I'd love to say that is true but I have plenty of customers whether they get a $650 MTM trouser (the lowest price) or a $4,800 Custom Tuxedo, they ask. The only people that never ask or people that can do over $15,000. Even my first 12K guy was price conscious.
I recall getting the invoice for the $2400 pair of trousers. Prior to that I'd never asked the price. Following that incident I've always asked.
post #65 of 166
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I recall getting the invoice for the $2400 pair of trousers. Prior to that I'd never asked the price. Following that incident I've always asked.
For the guy that clearly looks like he is trying to get the cheapest way out, I'll admit I notice it in seconds and before I really was trained in retail, I might sigh. Now I tell everyone the price the same way, in the same tone. Think of the scene in the Savile Row film where the gentlemen from Richard Anderson with the Guanco blazer, very matter-of-factly.
post #66 of 166
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post
So it's all about perceived cachet, just because a suit came from the Row.

Ben Sherman is on #39 Savile Row


I thought people go to different Savile Row tailors for their signature style?
post #67 of 166
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For the guy that clearly looks like he is trying to get the cheapest way out, I'll admit I notice it in seconds and before I really was trained in retail, I might sigh. Now I tell everyone the price the same way, in the same tone. Think of the scene in the Savile Row film where the gentlemen from Richard Anderson with the Guanco blazer, very matter-of-factly.
I very much appreciate that. Richard & Brian have always been very up front with me.
post #68 of 166
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I recall getting the invoice for the $2400 pair of trousers. Prior to that I'd never asked the price. Following that incident I've always asked.

I always ask...

I'm not rich enough to not do so ...

I feel comfortable doing so because I'm sure they ask the price of things before they buy them..
post #69 of 166
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I always ask...

I'm not rich enough to not do so ...

I feel comfortable doing so because I'm sure they ask the price of things before they buy them.
In days of old -- assuming one was sticking with one tailor -- prices didn't seem to vary as much as they do today ... and for that reason it didn't occur to me to ask. Sure a cashmere or some other fine cloth might drive up the cost by some hundreds of pounds but I didn't have to give thought to the possibility of a cloth with diamond chips or gold dust woven into it. Special cloths have changed things somewhat.
post #70 of 166
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In days of old -- assuming one was sticking with one tailor -- prices didn't seem to vary as much as they do today ... and for that reason it didn't occur to me to ask. Sure a cashmere or some other fine cloth might drive up the cost by some hundreds of pounds but I didn't have to give thought to the possibility of a cloth with diamond chips or gold dust woven into it. Special cloths have changed things somewhat.

All this crap about not talking money between gentlemen is just farcical especially if the service obtained is far from being driven by a gent ethos...

It is a commercial transaction like many others..
post #71 of 166
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Originally Posted by tennisguru View Post
Sackville Street

What an unfortunate name for a place associated with suitmaking.
post #72 of 166
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What an unfortunate name for a place associated with suitmaking.
I always think of Vita Sackville-West. She lends 'Sackville' a bit more style and flair.
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What of the Sackville who was a big fan of sumptuary laws? What is now done only with tongue lashing was then done with real lashing.
If only they could be enforced here on SF!

If only one among us may wear ermine, I defer to you.
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