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In other news, for anyone who cares, our church raised approximately $71,000 for missionaries abroad from 9 am to noon this past Saturday. We do it annually and it is cool to see missionaries raise schools and orphanages with these funds. 

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Stunning work Doodals, well done to you all icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Noodles, you are all over the place (I am shocked, shocked...). There are a lot of great options for suits in the $2,000 or so range. Formosa RTW / GMTO fits you well and comes in at a bit under $2,000 with the SF discount. An individual MTO with Formosa is going to come to a bit above $2,000. Steed MTM with the upcharge for full canvassing is going to come to a bit under $2,000. And why the hell do you want a third windowpane suit? You have two windowpane suits plus a glen plaid already. Buy your damn staples (I mean that in the nicest way possible).

Either meet with Steed when they come to DC in June and get something there, do individual MTO with Formosa (or be strategic and actually get in on pre-orders / GMTO), wait for B&T or buy something from Suit Supply and just accept that not every suit in your closet is going to be beautifully handmade.

Finally, I get caring a bit more about your nicer clothes but you shouldn't be slave to them. Clothes are meant to we worn and lived in, and you shouldn't alter your routine based on what suit you're wearing.
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@The Noodles did none of the suits from the recent Formosa pre-order appeal to you?

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Finally, I get caring a bit more about your nicer clothes but you shouldn't be slave to them. Clothes are meant to we worn and lived in, and you shouldn't alter your routine based on what suit you're wearing.

I agree. Maybe I won't care or change my routine if I have a lot. You're right that the clothes should be for me and I not for the clothes.

 

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@The Noodles did none of the suits from the recent Formosa pre-order appeal to you?

 

Honestly, none. 

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MTM is not MTO, and Orazio is not exactly the cheapest tailor either. Would you seriously get a MTO Formosa over 1.2 MTM Steed suits?

Steed MTM is half canvassed, only one fitting. Formosa you can get MTM for same price as MTO if you go to the store in person.

So it's MTM vs MTM, and half canvassed vs full with more handwork. Also not sure where the 2500 is coming from, all of mine have been around $1800 - 2000 (SF discount)

And what happened to stitches sleeves?

 

Steed offers a full canvass option that they call semi-bespoke that's in the price range that Monkeyface mentioned. Edwin takes measurements and the suit is produced and shipped to you. On a subsequent visit they'll look it over, take it back to make adjustments, and then return it to you. I believe that even with excellent fabric it will cost slightly less than Formosa MTM, but the latter is completely hand made, whereas Steed's MTM suits are produced in a factory. Formosa RTW with tailoring costs will be comparable.

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Planes are dangerous too.

Noodles should just walk.
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Well the original argument was based on Steed's price being 1300, not 1800 and Formsoa being MTO, not MTM (same price), which is a pretty big difference on both accounts.

 

Also, the biggest factor - do you like the styling of steed, or the styling of formosa.


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Planes are dangerous too.

Noodles should just walk.
But then there is the danger of my sneakers catching on fire.
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But then there is the danger of my sneakers catching on fire.

Nomex shoes got you covered

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sro-00127011n/overview/
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Well the original argument was based on Steed's price being 1300, not 1800 and Formsoa being MTO, not MTM (same price), which is a pretty big difference on both accounts.

 

I replied before reading to the end. :embar: I think both Steed MTM and Formosa RTW/MTM offer great value (relatively, of course!).

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At least try KW. You were willing to wear SuSu, which is made in China. And the KW trousers I have are better quality than the recent HY made in Italy stuff.
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Let me see how this KW trousers do. I am lookinh forward to it. Wish he'd carry a solid navy too.
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Finally, I get caring a bit more about your nicer clothes but you shouldn't be slave to them. Clothes are meant to we worn and lived in, and you shouldn't alter your routine based on what suit you're wearing.

This is true. Ordering an extra pair of pants to increase the useful life of a nice suit is one thing, changing your pattern of behavior is something else. I see this a lot on the newb'ish watch forums - Guys spend $5,000 on a watch and then live in fear of scratching it.
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