Okay, okay Jcusey, cool your jets. Bespoke shoes are the BEST. I think that the RTW vs bespoke equation must factor in one's body. My body sucks. If you have the slim body much RTW clothing looks best on, you are in luck. There is one thing however that RTW will NEVER have, and that is choice of fabric. The fabric that I selected was exactly what I wanted. It is my taste, as is the jacket's construction. That means a lot because it fits into the style I said each of us must cultivate. I would be very interested for someone who has had suits bespoke tailored by the best, to blow by blow compare them to an off the rack Borelli or Castagna. So far as Ebay, I know all about that. But I need to know what size I am for each manufacturer, and this is knowledge I do not possess at present. Funny that people warned me away from bespoke until I learn more, when I think that doing bespoke has been much easier for me, in terms of time and knowledge required. People have warned that without taste we can ask a tailor to do something awful, but I am not clear what that is about, because I brought pictures of perfectly reasonable looking suits that were classic but current. But that fabric choice thing, hard to beat that experience of getting exactly what one dreams of. To me, 2600 dollars for PRECISELY what I want is better than 1500 dollars for APPROXIMATELY what I want on Ebay, and that is what the Attolini's cost there and without no refunds permitted. Albaladejos are a Spanish shoe that is a recent arrival in the US and just opened a boutique in Paris one year ago. The quality of the double monk I have is comparable to the CJ handgrade double monk I have too, and cost 380 dollars delivered from Paris. Reportedly, the web sites will be upgraded within a month to have the whole line available for viewing.
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6/15/04 at 12:21pm