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paul smith suits ?

post #1 of 12
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looking at the Paul smith website, i see some very nice suits, has anyone here ever purchased one ? ,  they average about 1500, is it worth it ? i see other major brands such as burberry for about the same amount

post #2 of 12
Id have to say no. Crazy overpriced here in the States for what is a rather mediocre product in the U.K.

Sir Paul is a great guy and a savvy retailer and designer but I think the brand is too big now, there still some good lines going but everything I see in the U.S I don't like.
post #3 of 12
I picked up a great Paul Smith made in Italy multi-color pinstripe suit at NM Last Call a couple of years ago. Just a bit of tailoring and it fits perfect.

Retail was about $1,500, with the discounts, clearance, NM credit card, etc. it came in about $400 -- a steal. It gets more complements than any other suit I own. The deep purple lining and candy-cane piping are a nice touch. Great fabric and construction. I would not, however, pay any thing close to retail.

Twotone
post #4 of 12
They are fashionable, take it if you like it

But don't expect fully canvass and great details
post #5 of 12
Quick reply before I set off for the Lot 78 sample sale biggrin.gif

Mainline suits and jackets are very nicely constructed, but wouldn't get a lot of love in MC due to some of the styling details. For example the fifth sleeve button being a different colour shog[1].gif
Not sure why he does that, but I think it's a nice touch. They're too stylised for business wear IMO.
post #6 of 12
The only thing I buy from Paul Smith is socks. a bold statement. Other than that, not worth it to me.
$1,500 for a suit? I don't want to say something mean.. I'll just shut my mouth
post #7 of 12
Someone gave me a Paul Smith wallet last year, it was a knock-off though. Passed it onto someone else in the end. Never had anything else from Sir Paul. Oh yeh there's a peasant in the village who has a Paul Smith London shirt, he scavenges rubbish bins for a living.
Edited by MikeDT - 11/26/11 at 3:15am
post #8 of 12
I have a mainline suit which I picked up at the Paul Smith Sale Shop off Bond Street -- I paid about £350ish. I'd say its one of my least favorite suits I own on account of the cheap fabric, poor fit and general construction. The shoulders are very bulky, the lining has torn twice, and it just feels and looks a bit drab.

Granted, even at full-retail it isn't hellishly expensive, but for £700-900 I'd say it falls short compared with what else is on offer. A Richard James RTW suit is similarly fashion oriented and uses far better components at a similar price-point.
post #9 of 12
It is a very average UK brand. Smith has some abilities it must be said but his mass market products are namely that and way over priced.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by brokentelephone View Post

I have a mainline suit which I picked up at the Paul Smith Sale Shop off Bond Street -- I paid about £350ish. I'd say its one of my least favorite suits I own on account of the cheap fabric, poor fit and general construction. The shoulders are very bulky, the lining has torn twice, and it just feels and looks a bit drab.
Granted, even at full-retail it isn't hellishly expensive, but for £700-900 I'd say it falls short compared with what else is on offer. A Richard James RTW suit is similarly fashion oriented and uses far better components at a similar price-point.

Agreed. I have one of his suits, cut very slim, the fabric feels of cheap quality (almost like a man-made fibre to the touch).

Great Marketeer and I'm sure he's very good company on a night out but I wouldn't pay anything like the asking price for his stuff.
post #11 of 12
there are too many levels of quality.
some Ok, some not.
but, you don't buy paul smith for quality.
you buy for the styling details.
wait for the sales.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by brokentelephone View Post

I have a mainline suit which I picked up at the Paul Smith Sale Shop off Bond Street -- I paid about £350ish. I'd say its one of my least favorite suits I own on account of the cheap fabric, poor fit and general construction. The shoulders are very bulky, the lining has torn twice, and it just feels and looks a bit drab.
Granted, even at full-retail it isn't hellishly expensive, but for £700-900 I'd say it falls short compared with what else is on offer. A Richard James RTW suit is similarly fashion oriented and uses far better components at a similar price-point.

if you felt that way about the suit, why would you even buy it?
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