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post #4831 of 37429
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

There must be a store that carries Formosa suits in Europe

There aren't any, except Formosa itself in Naples and Milan.  But they don't have ready to wear suits there

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post
Formosa is a bespoke house. As far as I know, they don't do much RTW stuff--not sure how Greg managed to convince them to hand make a bunch of suits and then let him sell them for half their normal price.

There are substantial cost savings in buying cloth in bulk (piece or half-piece) rather than suit length, and of course in not having multiple fittings.  We also choose to sell them at a compressed margin (like we do for the G. Inglese shirts) because we want people to consider them and try them.  That also means that we can't mark them down much like we'd normally do on ready-to-wear products.  

post #4832 of 37429
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

There are substantial cost savings in buying cloth in bulk (piece or half-piece) rather than suit length, and of course in not having multiple fittings.  We also choose to sell them at a compressed margin (like we do for the G. Inglese shirts) because we want people to consider them and try them.  That also means that we can't mark them down much like we'd normally do on ready-to-wear products.  

Well there you go. It's pretty awesome regardless. I hope they are super successful, they are gorgeous suits.
post #4833 of 37429
Def gonna get them if I don't go bespoke.
post #4834 of 37429
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
 

 

I hope you didn't find my post dismissive.  But if you think about what difference 1/8" makes on an overall shoulder measurement, you'd probably conclude that this is not how you can make your decisions.   Think about it in terms of range (e.g. 18-19" for shoulders, xx-yy" for chest, zz-aa" for length, etc...), everything else cannot truly be gauged until you try it on.   Which means that you should really only shop online from places that offer easy and free returns.   You're correct that we can't offer free return shipping for intercontinental transactions (shipping is just too damn expensive!), but I'm sure some European stores do.     

 

Hope to see you in a couple of months - we my still have your size in the navy fresco.  Hard to say :)

 

Thank you for your detailed reply. Your original post did not come off as dismissive at all, if anything it was very helpful. Usually, I fret a little too much about precise measurements when shopping online, so it's good to know I can relax a little, as long as I can return the ordered item.

 

Looking forward on trying on a Formosa, assuming I don't spend my budget for clothes on something else in the meantime or on New York's many attractions, as every time I've been there I ended up spending it on restaurants and nightlife instead of clothing. I'll be in NY for a month this time though, so I'll make sure to save some extra for a Formosa. 

post #4835 of 37429

I hear you, NYC is fun but it's a money pit !

post #4836 of 37429
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I hear you, NYC is fun but it's a money pit !
I like nyc for only a day or two. Then the skyscrapers and bad air quality start to suffocate me.
post #4837 of 37429

When I started splitting time between NY and DC I felt like this for the first couple of months....but now that I'm used to it I tend to miss it when I'm away (and I haven't been there for like three weeks).  It is a money pit but it's tough to beat!

post #4838 of 37429
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I like nyc for only a day or two. Then the skyscrapers and bad air quality start to suffocate me.

You just need to stay longer and your lungs will adapt (/mutate) 

post #4839 of 37429
It's a little cheaper than London, but much more fun, which causes me to spend more money.
post #4840 of 37429
I want to go to London then to Scotland.
post #4841 of 37429
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I hear you, NYC is fun but it's a money pit !

man o man is that the truth. every damn time.

also, EVERYONE BUY FORMOSA SUITS FROM NMWA RIGHT NOW!!!


unless you want to look less than your best. devil.gif
post #4842 of 37429
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I want to go to London then to Scotland.

London is definitely worth a visit, and Scotland is absolutely beautiful. I'm living on the Scottish coast at the moment, and I'm loving every second of it, despite the bad weather. Having said that, I'm looking forward to moving back to London again after the summer,
post #4843 of 37429
i too would love to visit the europe.
post #4844 of 37429
You have the nerve to suggest that DC has acceptable air quality? It's a fucking swamp, and the air is liquid!
post #4845 of 37429
Thread Starter 
Rudals, you like Daniel Craig/Bond a little too much.
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