Originally Posted by A Harris
Keep in mind the context of this discussion. Nobody is saying that Kiton is junk, most all will agree that they are very, very fine garments. What is being questioned is assertions that they are in a whole different category than their competitors, that they are 95% handsewn and the like.
Very true. I wonder what is the exact percentage, there are more sewing machines at Oxxford than at Kiton, but Oxxford hand sews the collar and the lapel. When the AAAC gang had breakfast in Chicago, there was one man who wore a cashmere sports jacket that was to die for, he stood out form the rest of us. Fit him perfectly, it was amazing, after breakfast, Chuck and I asked him what he was wearing, it was a Kiton. It sure did not suddenly become junk because of the sewing style used on the innards! I have made my point, they never claimed it was all hand sewn, just hand made. As Manton said, some of those steps are key steps, but the end result is still great work and world class fabrics that few can touch. The Truth, in you opinion, who makes an equal or better garment?