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Knot Standard custom suits?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Has anyone heard of them before? I did a search but nothing came up. I thought they were a business similar to Indochino but they state that they do not use pre-cut patterns, that each pattern is customized. I saw a Living Social deal today which led me to them but I rather not go thru the ordeal I had when I tried Indochino.
http://www.knotstandard.com/
post #2 of 21
It will not be bespoke at that price, probably a pattern generated by a computer rather than hand drafted.

Speaks little of construction so fused with minimal handwork.

Just another front for far eastern garments of questionable quality.
post #3 of 21
I think GBR is spot on.

Funny how there's always a Living Social or Groupon deal with these things.
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post


How strange that your first post should be just 2 hours after someone raises the name of this company for the first time..... Purely coincidental doubtless.

 

 

It's not that strange. Like any company that's serious about using the net and social media these days, they probably have a very simple custom search programmed on Google to look for references to their company so that their PR can follow up immediately. 

post #5 of 21
This. Posts on this forum get picked up by the Google spider in a matter of minutes, it seems. Probably just had a Google alert set up.
post #6 of 21
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No, I don't work for them and I've been a member of the forum for a while mostly lurking.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post


It's not that strange. Like any company that's serious about using the net and social media these days, they probably have a very simple custom search programmed on Google to look for references to their company so that their PR can follow up immediately. 

Isn't that what they call spam[1].gif?

I'm not about to go dropping several hundred bucks on some Internet thing that I've never heard of, just because Google spidered it, someone liked it on Facebook or tweeted about it or whatever.

It's happened so frequently on here. Someone orders a "bespoke" suit on the internet, maybe they meet some strangers in a hotel room, and then some rumpled, ill-fitting, poor quality thing turns up in the post a few weeks later.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Isn't that what they call spam[1].gif?
I'm not about to go dropping several hundred bucks on some Internet thing that I've never heard of, just because Google spidered it, someone liked it on Facebook or tweeted about it or whatever.
It's happened so frequently on here. Someone orders a "bespoke" suit on the internet, maybe they meet some strangers in a hotel room, and then some rumpled, ill-fitting, poor quality thing turns up in the post a few weeks later.

As long as I leave the hotel with both kidneys, I'm happy.
post #9 of 21
Well,

Betty Blue may be BOT or a front. but I do the same thing..

I work mostly online and most clients are ok with that, so when there is a post from someone who has never purchased a suit from me explaining my process.. and detailing the quality of my suit without ever seeing one, I will sign up and respond,
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

As long as I leave the hotel with both kidneys, I'm happy.

That's the thing, could be a front for an illegal organ harvesting and trafficking network. The "Knot Standard", "Harry Suits", "Executive Custom Tailors" or whatever thing maybe just a ruse to lure people in. Get you in that hotel room, smother you with chloroform, next thing you know, you're in intensive care minus your kidneys or liver.
Edited by MikeDT - 9/8/12 at 1:43am
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by suitupshop View Post

Well,
Betty Blue may be BOT or a front. but I do the same thing..
I work mostly online and most clients are ok with that, so when there is a post from someone who has never purchased a suit from me explaining my process.. and detailing the quality of my suit without ever seeing one, I will sign up and respond,

Thing is, I never buy anything online, unless I have definite proof that the product or service is any good or not, or even if I'm going to receive it.

Affiliate Vendors on SF should be OK though, because established members will often post pictures of what they've bought.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post
 
Isn't that what they call spam[1].gif?
 

 

No, it isn't. Spam is when you get unwanted or irrelevant e-mail or posts. If someone asks a question about a company, and the company responds, that's perfectly okay, surely? However, if the original poster had been paid to post the thread or question, which is always possible (a lot of companies and indeed nation-states* pay chat forum members to post on their behalf), then the whole thing is spam. (*The Chinese government is a very good example...)

post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by BettyBlue View Post

Hey guys, I'm an employee of Knot Standard, I can verify the setup.  We're American owned and run, headquartered in Dubai.  Every single suit is hand cut and hand constructed in Dubai.  Our jackets are made with a horsehair chest piece - our higher-end suits are half canvassed, and our Classic line uses the new Hashima fusing, and we guarantee the suit construction for one year.  

We take pride in each and every creation, functional buttons, the ability to request quite literally anything since each piece is made from scratch, by hand.

You've probably seen us on a couple of social deal sites, we're getting our name out there and glad to say that the people who bought from us through these sites are now regular customers who see the value in paying full price for great quality.  

I'm happy to answer any other questions you might have, otherwise head over to www.knotstandard.com and speak to a bespoke adviser.  If in doubt, we have a 100% risk free guarantee on our suits, no questions asked.  

Interesting. Dubai is not a particularly inexpensive place to do business. Nor is it particularly easy to set up a business there.

May I enquire as to how you ended up choosing to manufacture in Dubai? Just curious.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Interesting. Dubai is not a particularly inexpensive place to do business. Nor is it particularly easy to set up a business there.
May I enquire as to how you ended up choosing to manufacture in Dubai? Just curious.

I wonder if they do manufacture in Dubai? Don't normally think of Dubai as a manufacturing place, it's very expensive. Maybe the manufacturing is done here in China, like with many of these low-price online "tailors".
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

No, it isn't. Spam is when you get unwanted or irrelevant e-mail or posts. If someone asks a question about a company, and the company responds, that's perfectly okay, surely? However, if the original poster had been paid to post the thread or question, which is always possible (a lot of companies and indeed nation-states* pay chat forum members to post on their behalf), then the whole thing is spam. (*The Chinese government is a very good example...)

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I'm suspicious because we seem to get a lot what appears to be paid shills or supposed employees joining SF praising whatever these peeps are trying to sell, like Harry Suits or Executive Custom Tailors, to name two recent ones. Then there's threads where some poor soul is asking for advice about the ill-fitting sartorial disaster they bought online from people like this.

The low price "bespoke tailor" scam is not even a new thing, I remember it happening in the 80s and 90s in the UK. There would be a large-ad in the local paper, an event is held at a local hotel, people pay money, and they either get horrible suits a few weeks/months later or nothing at all. Sure there was even a BBC "Watchdog" consumer report about this as well.
Edited by MikeDT - 9/8/12 at 7:28am
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