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Pretty cheap too...
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@doodledoc @ericgereghty Thanks for the positive comments! I feel much better about the fits after having some more experienced users take a look at them. The jackets were $400 and $350 respectively, so I now feel satisfied about the price-to-fit ratio. With so many beautiful bespoke suits and jackets on here, it is easy to get a little carried away with chasing the perfect fit! I may still try KW to experience a MTM if budgets allow, but I feel far more confident in my cuts now.

@yanagi That is very, very lovely to hear. It honestly took me a while to get the canojes to put my pictures next to so many solid fits. I'll definitely post more fits in the future now!
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To my eye, that is cheaper than SuSu MTM. If I recall, I was quoted close to $2k by SuSu last winter at Madison Ave. Rough math is $1700 all in for a mid-level fabric via NSM? Or is my math off?
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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post

To my eye, that is cheaper than SuSu MTM. If I recall, I was quoted close to $2k by SuSu last winter at Madison Ave. Rough math is $1700 all in for a mid-level fabric via NSM? Or is my math off?


SuSU as in Suit Supply? What fabric were you looking at?

 

Suit Up Personal Tailoring

starts at:

 
Suits $1049 USD
Jackets $679 USD
Trousers $370 USD
Coats $699 USD
Shirts $159 USD

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/content-page-tailoring-suit-up-personal-tailoring.html

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Originally Posted by doodledoc View Post


SuSU as in Suit Supply? What fabric were you looking at?

 



Suit Up Personal Tailoring

starts at:



 
Suits $1049 USD
Jackets $679 USD
Trousers $370 USD
Coats $699 USD
Shirts $159 USD

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/content-page-tailoring-suit-up-personal-tailoring.html

It has been a year, so memory fades, but I don't think that service you reference is their MTM service. I remember being surprised at the time at the cost. I was looking at a blue chalk stripe flannel, nothing cashmere or exotic.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Ed, sorry I didn't meant to accuse you of anything. In the opening post it is quite clear that you call it "madder like". I was referring to all the subsequent posters who are talking about those ties as if they are ancient skreen printed madders.



I didn't take it that way and you bring up a valid point. In the thread and the MassDrop site, they are described as I would describe them (madder and challis like) but the titles do say Madder which is misleading. After the ancient thirst fiasco, I want to make sure that people know what they are getting.
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Edited by dieworkwear - 9/9/15 at 4:27pm
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Good news for those that want to try NSM at a discount lol8[1].gif

NSM Announces MTM and SuSu MTM/Luxire's value proposition drops. Competition is great


Announcing: Napolisumisura Made to Measure

In Naples, “su misura” means bespoke, which has confused clients translating literally “to measure.” Up until now, Napolisumisura has offered only bespoke - every piece is cut from a pattern made just for that client; then loosely sewn together for a basted fitting; then adjusted until the client is happy with the finished garment.

Starting with our current trip, we will also offer made to measure. That is, we will take measurements; the client will choose a fabric and stylistic details; we will make the garment off of a standardized pattern that has been adjusted based on your measurements; then we will finish it directly. Our made to measure garments will be produced with the same quality and methods, but without fittings. This allows the client to have a beautiful finished product without the wait and expense of bespoke.

Prices for our made to measure garments are as follows:

Suits: 1,000 Euros plus cost of cloth

Jackets: 800 Euros plus cost of cloth

Trousers: 200 Euros plus cost of cloth

We can ship to you anywhere in the world - shipping will be added to the total cost. We do have to take your measurements in person. To see us in New York, September 11th through the 16th, or in Boston the 18th and 19th, or to ask any further questions, send us an email at info@napolisumisura.com

Arrivederci.

 

Thanks for this info...was actually quite curious to try them out.

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Are you being serious?

Yep! Frankly I'm kind of shocked that that's surprising, considering the forum we are all discussing the subject on.

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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

@doodledoc @ericgereghty Thanks for the positive comments! I feel much better about the fits after having some more experienced users take a look at them. The jackets were $400 and $350 respectively, so I now feel satisfied about the price-to-fit ratio. With so many beautiful bespoke suits and jackets on here, it is easy to get a little carried away with chasing the perfect fit! I may still try KW to experience a MTM if budgets allow, but I feel far more confident in my cuts now.

@yanagi That is very, very lovely to hear. It honestly took me a while to get the canojes to put my pictures next to so many solid fits. I'll definitely post more fits in the future now!

It's all about your perspective, again.

 

KW is still a very solid proposition, but, using my irrational love for 3 piece suits as a template, you'd be looking at $950+ dollars, depending on fabric. When you get close to doubling the price (give or take $100 or so), you should ask yourself how much better it can get, from a fit perspective.

 

For better or worse, more economical options such as SuSu fit me soooooo poorly that I can't even consider wearing them. 

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So NSM MTM is about $1,150 CMT. Allow around $400 for fabric conservatively and we're at $1,550. Steed MTM with full canvassing is around $1,950. I hate to jump on bandwagons, but at those prices it is tempting.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

So NSM MTM is about $1,150 CMT. Allow around $400 for fabric conservatively and we're at $1,550. Steed MTM with full canvassing is around $1,950. I hate to jump on bandwagons, but at those prices it is tempting.

Not sure what fabric you're using, but that seems a bit steep...unless you're buying a shite-load of extra "just to be safe" fabrics.

 

Also, the hit in USD might well drop noticeably if the EUR/USD exchange drops closer to parity in the coming months/year.

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post
 

Not sure what fabric you're using, but that seems a bit steep...unless you're buying a shite-load of extra "just to be safe" fabrics.

 

 

Plenty of nice cloths are over $100 meter.....so that seems about right for a suit length.

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@kulata and @EliodA. Interesting conversation before about button point. For me personally its about the right balance. I need the button point high enough that the jacket does not look droopy and dated, but low enough that my belt buckle is covered. If the belt buckle is visible, I find that it makes me look very rotund, and for this reason, I feel that Formosa works very well for me, it strikes that balance. The only other solution is a higher button point that has closed quarters, which I think is just a bad look in general.

I dont know if this was mentioned, but I think the most glaring issue with @Newcomer's fit is the puddling of the trouser hem. If it was cleaner I think the buttoning point would almost cease to be an issue.
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

Yep! Frankly I'm kind of shocked that that's surprising, considering the forum we are all discussing the subject on.

Maybe I'm in the minority, but waking up, putting on a jacket & tie, and working from home does not compute in my head. Seems like a lot of unnecessary work when you are in the comfort of your own home. I know we're on a men's fashion forum and all, but it seems a bit contrived.
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