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I think it's 40% and then he covers all fees and costs and such.


Happy to pay 40% for someone to handle everything.  Can he get some Tom James suits sold?

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He can sell anything, but don't be too hopeful on the price of TJ. The quality is better than the price they command, I'm afraid. 

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Wow, a lot more than I thought it would be.

60/40 is a pretty standard consignment agreement from what I've seen at multiple places.

I remember checking into some B&M Boston options and hoping to find 70/30 but I never did.
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There is a local consignment shop here in Stockholm that has a 60/40 deal, i.e. 60% for them... Compared to that I think Spoo's deal is pretty great, considering he seems to get good prices for the stuff he sells, does all the work of taking pictures, measurements, writing a sales pitch et c.
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Thanks all. Best way to get to Spoo is PM?
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He may see the bat signal that was put out in this thread but either posting in the Luxeswap thread or PM'ing is far better.

I recommend PM if you have business model questions or want to list stuff you're thinking of consigning.
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Never heard of Tom James before...was that a thing at one point?
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Speaking of Suit Supply, does anyone here have experience with having a tailor shorten the sleeves of one of their jackets?  If so, how much can one get away with?

Knowing that I would need to have this done has prevented me from trying them, given the functional buttons.  But I remain curious.

Thanks.

Cheers,

Ac

 


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The tailor at SuSu talked me through it all.  given their affinity for working cuffs, this is clearly an alteration they have gotten a lot of experience with.  $75 charged at SuSu, my other tailor was more like $150

to summarize, it's doable but success depends on the style /sleeve volume and taper and possibly skill of the tailor.  I would do it again with a jacket that had a generour enough sleeve volume and only for a jacket/suit i really loved.

 

Thanks for the information.  That strikes me as pretty reasonable.  Did you have this done at a bricks-and-mortar SS, or can they handle this (e.g., "shorten the sleeves by one inch") by mail?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Thanks for the information.  That strikes me as pretty reasonable.  Did you have this done at a bricks-and-mortar SS, or can they handle this (e.g., "shorten the sleeves by one inch") by mail?

Cheers,

Ac

I had it done at the midtown NYC store, so I am sorry, I can't comment on the by mail option. Best of luck.
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Never heard of Tom James before...was that a thing at one point?

TJ is still around. Company has been bought and sold a few times. MTM suit business that has been around a long time. Model seems to rely on pretty 20 something girls relentlessly cold calling young professionals. Quality is OK, but definitely not SF approved and not worth the cost.
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Came up in a conversation the other day. My uncle gets suits from them when they come to his office. Charges 350 for a pair of pants. I saw said pants. Not worth 350.
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Is it normal for a tailor to have trousers made by a different shop?

This question would also apply to brands like Zegna or BB. They make the jackets but trousers are outsourced?
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@WillingToLearn if you really don't care much about the return you'll get, have you considered this: http://www.styleforum.net/t/457485/ragged-trousered-philanthropists ?

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Is it normal for a tailor to have trousers made by a different shop?

This question would also apply to brands like Zegna or BB. They make the jackets but trousers are outsourced?


Yup, lots of italians do this.

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Just to echo I've used Spoo for a ton of items. In certain cases ive listed items and haven't sold them then send to Spoo and with his fees make more than what I listed them for. His pictures, reputation, etc make him well worth the 40% fee.
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