Originally Posted by gumercindo
Two things - where does BB make their 1818 suits? And, if you're not wanting to buy a China-made product for political reasons, that's one reason. But if you're doing it b/c of the quality factor, then that's short sighted. a LOT of quality material/finished products come from China.
I don't believe that Chinese production is even close to the quality of American, Italian, English, etc., but also because of political reasons and because I don't believe in "designer" brands.
Originally Posted by johnbond8459
Thanks for all the replies.
I'm not so patriotic that I won't buy anything from China. It's rather insulting to insinuate that everything made in the US is superior to . This forum seems to be in love with WW Chan, and look what part of the world he/his workers are from...
With that being said, what would be the ranking of the following (in your own opinion) options in terms of quality in relation to price. I've assumed no sale prices on BB, only 2 for $XXX.
- Brooks Brother: Suiting Essentials $450 per suit
- Brooks Brothers: 1818 Southwick $750 per suit
- Brooks Brother: 1818 Lardini $750 per suit
- Suit Supply: Purple Label $469 per suit
- Suit Supply: Suit Up $639 per suit
I keep bring this up, because I've received a lot of feedback from folks asking this very same question.
You should stay away from Suiting Essentials, in my opinion.
The 1818 suits are on sale now for $500 on the clearance page, and many sizes are available, so I think that is unfair that you list them at a higher price. You may assume the 2 for $750 if you want, though.
For what it's worth, I can have a full-canvas suit made to measure by H. Freeman in Maryland for $800 or so. You may find a place that uses Southwick, Hickey Freeman, etc. for a similar price.