Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
the term Luxury is just as fake as the term Bespoke.
it is overused and almost irrelevant.
does anyone build a condo in NYC that is not Luxury?
is all of the clothing turned out by so called Luxury brands.
Thomas Pink is considered a luxury brand since it is owned by LVMH.
everything LVMH is luxury. Have you seen some of the crap they sell.
$200+ for a poorly made shirt from Viet Nam.
Paying for quality and attention to detail is one thing.
Paying for a luxury Brand is very hit or miss.
Luxury is available to the masses. Go to Woodbury commons to buy discounted luxury.
With respect Carl this just makes you sound like you don't understand what luxury is.
Here is my opinion on the term bespoke and being in a luxury business (taken from an interview in Luxe in a city)
In your words, what is the bespoke suit experience? What makes it different to the "made-to-measure" experience?
Fundamentally, made to measure is an item made from adapted patterns. We make an individual pattern for every client. This is one of the few things that most people can agree on what differentiates a made to measure suit and a bespoke suit.
Nowadays the term Bespoke is a very trendy word. In London, the Savile Row association tried to legally enshrine what a bespoke suit was. The courts decided that the term had moved on and was applicable to made to measure as well. So does this mean that the term is now useless? Well not really, although today it’s not a guarantee of quality or that you are getting a definitive article.
As a consumer you need to look beyond the label, look at the product that is being offered and the service. For me the term isn’t a buzzword I discovered last year. When I started in this business 15 years ago, Bespoke was very much a niche luxury business, it was as simple as that and it was important for me to understand this. Is custom clothing in general a luxury business now? I would say less so when you can measure yourself and get sent a shirt a week later cranked out of a factory, order made to measure out of the back of a truck, or be assailed on the subway by suit salesmen because you are dressed well. However, those makers are not dealing in luxury and they do not understand it.
The Bespoke experience, as I see it, is not simply about having a suit made for you, but having a beautiful garment made for you—it’s always more luxurious, because it’s made for you and you alone. We are getting back to the days when everyone had custom clothing, before they were mass produced. In that time all clothes were not created equally. Naming and semantics aside, I am simply in the business of making some of the best custom made clothing in the world.
Read more: DAVID REEVES BESPOKE - Tailoring Men Fashion in NYC http://www.luxeinacity.com/blog/david-reeves-bespoke--tailoring-men-fashion-in-nyc/#ixzz2pdgUrbnx