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Versace Classic three piece suit

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I'm looking to buy this suit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will be my first proper suit purchase (my last suit was a £30 Matalan suit) and if I do buy it, I'll be getting it altered to fit me straight away. 

 

It's 68% wool and 32% rayon viscose (no clue what this is) also what is the quality like of this line? I've tried googling this suit to find it, but can't! 

 

Thx for the help :)


Edited by JBLL - 2/19/13 at 6:33pm
post #2 of 17
What to bid, I cant tell you that, but the suit is about 10+ years old and made by Zegna, so while being a diffusion line, its still of decent quality.
post #3 of 17
I believe viscose is spandex/lycra. At 32% it sounds like a high stretch cloth.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

What to bid, I cant tell you that, but the suit is about 10+ years old and made by Zegna, so while being a diffusion line, its still of decent quality.
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post

I believe viscose is spandex/lycra. At 32% it sounds like a high stretch cloth.

 

Thx for the reply guys. A 10 year old suit in this condition is pretty cool, and it looks so amazing! but the material is a bit iffy, would it being very stretchy be a good thing in a suit? 

Oh and diffusion means a mixture of materials right?

post #5 of 17
No, diffusion means it is from one of Versace's lower lines (e.g. Armani Exchange, Emporio, etc...)

If you really like the suit, go for it. But that is alot of spandex for a suit (you usually won't see more than 2-3% on stretch suits).
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by JBLL View Post

Thx for the reply guys. A 10 year old suit in this condition is pretty cool, and it looks so amazing! but the material is a bit iffy, would it being very stretchy be a good thing in a suit? 
Oh and diffusion means a mixture of materials right?
I would be very leery of a suit that contains synthetic fibers, especially in light of the fact that you are already taking a gamble on it fitting to begin with.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 

Ok new question, would this suit be worth £300? As this is the maximum I can afford atm (student), and as a student I prob won't be buying another suit for a while. It'll be used for Uni formal event, formal events, and to give presentations at some point as well. Can I get a better suit for the price, and by better I mean quality and not appearance, as I'm pretty much sold on appearance with this suit.

post #8 of 17
Buddy, you can get a suit 10 times as nice as that one, for the same price.

I wouldn't pay more than $50 for that suit.
post #9 of 17
$150 max should be the price for this suit. The seller is a loon for wanting to sell this for 300 GBP (approx $450). It is definitely older than 2005 (when Versace Collection took over this label). Judging by the tag, I would say this is a nailed on late 90's piece possibly early 00's piece. Its construction and exclusivity is not in line with the more collectible aspects of the brand, hence this suit would have a valuation of less than 300 USD even if NWT. Back in the day it probably retailed for around $1.3K (being a 3pc), hardly top of the line and nowhere near the "real deal Versace".

The only positive for this suit is that it does not look dated at all for such an old piece.

I recommend you go for something else if you cannot get the seller to reduce his price by at least 70%.
post #10 of 17

To be honest I'm not a fan of this suit. It doesn't look nearly as expensive as it is, you could probably find a better designer suit in a thrift store. Don't get discouraged though, keep looking. You stated that you want to get a lot of wear out of the suit you purchase so you shouldn't rush to make a purchase.

post #11 of 17

I wouldn't pay £300 unless you collect vintage Versace: the rayon blend is not a good sign.

 

I'd say the canvas is fused and the rayon is silk on the cheap. Italian fabrics have legendary thinness. The rayon will hold the shape of the suit, e.g. trousers (pants) will not go baggy readily: so yes its cheating but it will probably work. HOWEVER, Italian suits are thin to make them more breathable in the summer, the rayon will reduce the breathability.

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IMO the key general question is whether it fits and (possibly) slim fits.  A good fit is worth a lot of money otherwise spent on a tailor.

 

 

I prefer a medium weight suit and a good tailor BUT a professional full-scale jacket reconstruction at standard prices can be >£300.

 

My advice in this case is find a glove that fits and wear it: but its vital to accurately assess the fit, so e.g. get a friend who has experience and be very picky with slight pulls or bagginess and ignore shop assistants who say 'its great buy it!'. 

 

Summary IMO:

1.This suit is too much for a 'vintage' wool-rayon blend.

2. A good fit and minor alterations, so try carefully before you buy. 

post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 

Ok so the auction ended and my maximum bid was £175, I didn't get it and it went for £298, oh well the search continues! but OMG! I found the most amazing suit!!!! but it's like out of my budget by like £600, should I spend my scholarship money on a suit? :l Hmm First world problems :( 

 

post #13 of 17
That's an Oxxford suit, correct? Top notch.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 

ignore this post


Edited by JBLL - 2/21/13 at 4:43pm
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 

Yh it's a Oxxford suit! and I'm actually really tempted to get it, but it's not available in the UK so I'd have to get it shipped, it also means that I can't try it on, it also means I can't return it easily if there's an issue. But it looks soooo good!!!! and I won't have to buy a suit for years! but it's £900!!!! yh I've started to ramble, I'm gonna stop now.


Edited by JBLL - 2/21/13 at 4:32pm
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