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I'll weigh in on the China thing. I agree that there are some very high quality items that come out of China, however I too have an aversion to buying Chinese. The reasons is that many (many many MANY) times you have no idea what you are getting. If you buy something online from China you might be getting a piece of crap that bears no resemblance to what you wanted (if you get it at all). If I am seeing something in person it might be a little different though.

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Ask Lumber Liquidators about MIC...

But you could also ask Apple...
post #23718 of 37392
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That's very true that it can mean that.  But those are rarely the type of 'made in Italy' garments that we tend to discuss around here.  

Honestly, I don't know - I'm not in the industry. However, when Omega sources large portions of their $10,000 luxury watches from China, adds some Swiss content, and then sells them as "Swiss Made" it doesn't seem hard to believe that luxury labels are doing it with clothes.

I bought a made in China Brooks Brothers suit for conference travel, and it was nicer wearing and cleaner inside than the usual Southwick/Lenardi (or whatever Italian place makes for them) that I own. I suspect that some level of sub-assembly in China is either happening, or will be soon.
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Susu seems to get a lot of recognition as starter suits in the $600 range on this board, but SFers seldom mention Jcrew's Ludlow as an alternative. Are they not worth the money? Even at $400 with their ever seemingly perpetual sales? 

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But you could also ask Apple...

 

True.

post #23721 of 37392

^Right. 

We in, South Korea, have gotten fed up with getting misleading, infected, dangerous products from China that they try to avoid buying at all cost and prefer to pay a little more for made in homeland. 

 

APPLE?

Majority of the parts are manufactured in countries other than CHINA and assembled in CHINA.

See this.

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^Right. 
We in, South Korea, have gotten fed up with getting misleading, infected, dangerous products from China that they try to avoid buying at all cost and prefer to pay a little more for made in homeland. 

How do people feel about all the factories along the DMZ? Are consumer goods for sale in SK produced elsewhere in NK?
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Susu seems to get a lot of recognition as starter suits in the $600 range on this board, but SFers seldom mention Jcrew's Ludlow as an alternative. Are they not worth the money? Even at $400 with their ever seemingly perpetual sales? 

Better proportions on most SuSu jackets than the typical Ludlow. Also Ludlow seem to only work for rail thin sorts, if you work out a lot or aren't in great shape SuSu works better.
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Better proportions on most SuSu jackets than the typical Ludlow. Also Ludlow seem to only work for rail thin sorts, if you work out a lot or aren't in great shape SuSu works better.

Suit Supply also sells models with normal sized lapels. Does JCrew?
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How do people feel about all the factories along the DMZ? Are consumer goods for sale in SK produced elsewhere in NK?

I think this experiment in Kaesong, NK has been a failure. Koreans hate it when people play around with information. Also, these factories are pretty much run by SoKos. 

post #23726 of 37392

The "you don't know what you're going to get with MIC" argument isn't overly compelling if there are other trust factors associated with the brand.  KW, for instance, is at least as high quality as a number of brands with different final assembly points (although not Formosa), and I'm willing to assume that BB isn't selling junk either. 

 

I'm also skeptical that the Italian-made brands discussed on this forum are not sometimes final-assembly window dressing.  I'm sure that Formosa is not, and I respect the heritage associated with what they do, but I don't have any reason to assume that about one's run of the mill Canali or Corneliani.

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@Murlsquirl About your comment on how Formosa 'break' in - - Should I not alter the waist at all before wearing a few times? Or are you saying to just be conservative with initial alterations?

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@Murlsquirl
 About your comment on how Formosa 'break' in - - Should I not alter the waist at all before wearing a few times? Or are you saying to just be conservative with initial alterations?

If it looks fine without it, I would wear it for a bit. Plenty of people head straight to the tailor, but I tend to wear my stuff a few times taking it in for alterations.
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@Murlsquirl About your comment on how Formosa 'break' in - - Should I not alter the waist at all before wearing a few times? Or are you saying to just be conservative with initial alterations?

 

 

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If it looks fine without it, I would wear it for a bit. Plenty of people head straight to the tailor, but I tend to wear my stuff a few times taking it in for alterations.

I think we wants pictures!

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I think we wants pictures!

Of what?
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