Originally Posted by Caustic Man
I'm curious to know why.
I have yet to find anything that measures up qualitatively. My first suits were Jos. A. Bank China cheapies. I thought the Brooks Brothers Factory Store was a good deal until I realized that the inventory was all Made in China knock-offs of mainline Brooks inventory (BB basically pirating their own stuff!). Department stores from Macy's downward are full of little but cheaply made Chinese goods with poor fabric and construction. Department stores from Nordstrom's on up begin to stock Italian, US, UK, Canadian stuff from established brands with reputations to maintain.
I had one suit made by Proper Suit (MTM measured here, made there, mailed with no intermediate fitting). Not the best construction and required $150 of further work.
It's mostly that I've never encountered much beyond the occasional overcoat from China that was what I consider quality. I'm sure there are plenty of HK tailors worth their salt but I never visit there. I'm sure KW is interesting but, much like with beer and Scotch, I'll stick with the good stuff when I can! I have nothing against China. Maybe someday a Zegna or Canali will take root there?
Edited by smittycl - 9/21/16 at 3:25pm