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post #31516 of 37428
^Or Hugo Boss and/or Michael Kors.
post #31517 of 37428
Oops, my bad. Hugo Boss is the 1st store that I went to when I wanted some nice suits. I was not well-informed so I walked into a Hugo Boss store and bought my 1st (what I thut was) a nice menswear.

Before that I was at Macy's and Banana Republic.

Now I am trying to figure out the logistics of getting a suit from BnT.
post #31518 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

Oops, my bad. Hugo Boss is the 1st store that I went to when I wanted some nice suits. I was not well-informed so I walked into a Hugo Boss store and bought my 1st (what I thut was) a nice menswear.

Before that I was at Macy's and Banana Republic.

Now I am trying to figure out the logistics of getting a suit from BnT.

You write like a junkie, who has started out with booze and grass, dabbled with coke, and now is seriously contemplating heroin. Sartorial splendor can be so addictive . . .
post #31519 of 37428
Thread Starter 
My first suit was MWH.

The only way Caocao gets BnT is if he wires me the money right now and I then pass it on to Changjin with the explicit instructions to not allow Caocao a refund and to refuse all communication not concerning fabric or fittings.

The. Only. Way.
post #31520 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

My first suit was MWH.

The only way Caocao gets BnT is if he wires me the money right now and I then pass it on to Changjin with the explicit instructions to not allow Caocao a refund and to refuse all communication not concerning fabric or fittings.

The. Only. Way.

Ain't gonna happen.

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post #31521 of 37428
I told a friend who has never had a suit made, but is in Seoul for business for 3 months, to go to BnT so I can live vicariously.

Is that enough time for the whole process with them? He may only do MTM depending on cost anyway.
post #31522 of 37428
Not sure why the hate for Hugo Boss. My son and SIL both have suits and jackets from HB and they look very nice. They certainly look better than the typical MWH, Macy's or BR suit.
post #31523 of 37428

I will make my first BNT order next weekend, cant wait  :bigstar:

post #31524 of 37428
Thread Starter 
3 months is definitely enough time for bespoke. My first took about 6-7 weeks with 3-4 fittings.

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I had several suits and a jacket from HB when I first joined SF. Some were awful. More importantly, some weren't.
post #31525 of 37428
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

Not sure why the hate for Hugo Boss. My son and SIL both have suits and jackets from HB and they look very nice. They certainly look better than the typical MWH, Macy's or BR suit.

Most notably, they cost a good deal more than both, and are (to the best of my knowledge) pretty meager when it comes to the cost:value aspect of things.

 

I don't think it's that they look awful, but more that they're quite highly priced for fused (unless this has changed) garments...especially when there are so many superior options in terms of quality out there.

post #31526 of 37428
So, I just looked up the cost of a HB blazer on Nordstrom and they run $219-$450. So I don't agree with you on the price. If you get one on the low side of these numbers it would be a very good deal.

I don't think 99% of the population knows or cares if a jacket is fused or not and most of all couldn't tell the difference. I certainly can't see a difference just looking at someone wearing a HB suit.


A well tailored, properly fused jacket with quality fabric will look better than a poorly tailored, low quality cloth jacket that is canvased.
post #31527 of 37428
Thread Starter 
From what I understand, fusing technology has advanced to the point that bubbling is no longer a real issue.

I do get the impression that canvas looks better after some time.
post #31528 of 37428

I have my first fitting with BnT this weekend - will take some snaps :fonz:

post #31529 of 37428
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

So, I just looked up the cost of a HB blazer on Nordstrom and they run $219-$450. So I don't agree with you on the price. If you get one on the low side of these numbers it would be a very good deal.

I don't think 99% of the population knows or cares if a jacket is fused or not and most of all couldn't tell the difference. I certainly can't see a difference just looking at someone wearing a HB suit.


A well tailored, properly fused jacket with quality fabric will look better than a poorly tailored, low quality cloth jacket that is canvased.

You're certainly right, which is why I'd never dream of telling someone to buy something of that ilk.

 

I feel like there might have been more offense taken than needed. I'm not saying Boss is shit, just that there are better options in quality for a nominally greater (assuming super duper sale prices for Boss) fee, and more frequently at a cheaper clip.

 

As someone who has had Boss stuff, I do not think I'd consider them to be a quality fabric, but that may well be a subjective matter.

post #31530 of 37428
Only HB items I ever owned were shirts and they fell apart rather fast, but that was about 15 years ago.
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