Why are these conversations always the same?
A thread starter asks a self-evident question --- he's got buyer's remorse before he's even purchased the jacket, so, clearly he shouldn't buy it.
SF "members" (hate using that word) turn a self-evident scenario into a philosophical debate over the relative merits - or lack thereof - of Tom Ford vs. the world (Savile Row, general bespoke services, OTR garments, etc.).
It's not clear why people consistently take this bait...
The perennial question thread starters like this seem to be asking is --- are the preposterous retail prices charged by Ford, RLPL, Kiton, Brioni, (etc.) called for?
Should any of us be paying $8K for a suit?
I went to Brioni to get a price quote on a MTM tux for my wedding. I was quoted $8,500.00.
My wife's gown was 5K.
Instead I had a tux made to measure - by a Canadian company for $1750.00
For 99% of us - the answer is - no...paying retail prices for designer labels makes % logical sense.
It comes down to -
How many times are you going to wear the piece?
What percentage of your salary does the garment represent?
Are you buying it because it's a designer item - or because you actually like it?
When you look in the mirror - do like what you see?
Perhaps for my next post I'll walk into Gucci, take pictures of the entire men's section, and ask SF to tell me, should I buy out the store? Should I take home each and every one of these blazers, shearlings, and car coats with me? Should I also buy an alligator briefcase while I'm at it? And - do you think it's wise to commission 30 pairs of Lapo Elkann MTM trousers while the SA boxes up my stuff?