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Frank Shattuck Tailor Co. (found his web site!)

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I was looking around for information on bespoke suit maker Frank Shattuck. He moved his shop from NYC to Upstate NY, near Syracuse.

And the best news is he can be found... granted you need to send a letter (or cheat and write an email).

www.fshattuck.com


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How good is he?
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He's excellent. If you want to spend $6500.
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He's excellent. If you want to spend $6500.


Why's he so expensive?
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He would say that it's because he works alone, and makes everything -- every stitch, except the trousers -- himself. It takes him much longer than most tailors to make a suit. And there is more handwork than 99% of other tailors' suits.

And there is something to this. No one else in NY (or London) works this way. But I suspect there is more to the story as well.
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But I suspect there is more to the story as well.
I suspect as well, and that it's similar to the answer to the old question (put politely) why do dogs groom certain parts of their own bodies with their tongue?
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He would say that it's because he works alone, and makes everything -- every stitch, except the trousers -- himself. And there is something to this. No one else in NY (or London) works this way. But I suspect there is more to the story as well.
He probably has some mountain people doing the hand picking...just like playing the banjo.

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He would say that it's because he works alone, and makes everything -- every stitch, except the trousers -- himself. It takes him much longer than most tailors to make a suit. And there is more handwork than 99% of other tailors' suits.

And there is something to this. No one else in NY (or London) works this way. But I suspect there is more to the story as well.

Actually, I can think of quite a few tailors that match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck (originally in New York, NY, now in Cazenovia, NY) in handwork.

William Fioravanti in New York, NY, who starts at somewhere between $7.5K and $10.5K (which is $1K to $4K more to start than Frank Shattuck). William Fioravanti very well should match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck in handwork being that his starting price is that much higher than Frank Shattuck's.

H. Huntsman of Savile Row in London, England (who starts at about £3K/$5.4K).

William Westmancott of Savile Row in London, England, who starts at the following prices: £1,995/$3,591 for semi bespoke and £2,495/$4,491 for full bespoke. Considering that he is the youngest tailor and one of the newest (or one of the youngest and one of the newest) tailors of Savile Row, the prices that William Westmancott charges are high. Therefore, William Westmancott very well should also match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck in handwork.

Rubinacci (who has four branches: Naples, Italy, Rome, Italy, Milan, Italy and London, England). Rubinacci London starts at somewhere between £2.7K/$4,860 and £3K/$5.4K. The other three branches of Rubinacci all start at €4K/$5.6K.

Richard Anderson, Limited of Savile Row in London, England (who starts at £2,865/$5,157) is yet another tailor that matches (or exceeds) Frank Shattuck in handwork.

We can't forget Gianni Campagna in Milan, Italy, who starts at €7K/$10.4K to €10K/$14K. Gianni Campagna most of all very well should match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck for handwork, given his prices (which are the highest of all of these tailors).
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^

your whole post couldve been written in a handful of bullet points without having to repeat every statement
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William Fioravanti very well should match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck in handwork being that his starting price is that much higher than Frank Shattuck’s starting price.

I think there are some gaps in this reasoning...
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I think it important to keep in mind that high price is not necessarily directly related to the amount of handwork in a suit. Thus, just because a suit from one maker is more expensive than Shattuck does not mean that it has more handwork. Nor does more handwork necessarily mean that one suit is better than a suit with less handwork, although I'm sure Shattuck suits are very, very nice. And, as we Internet Gentlemen () so often forget, repeating what we've read on teh foraz is no substitute for personal experience with a tailor, and a healthy dose of critical thinking.
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You're a funny dude, Ox.
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I will not eat green eggs and ham...

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Originally Posted by OxxfordSJLINY View Post
Actually, I can think of quite a few tailors that match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck in handwork.

William Fioravanti in New York City, who charges somewhere between $7.5K and $10.5K to start (which is $1K to $4K more to start than Frank Shattuck's starting price). Unfortunately, I forget what William Fioravanti's exact starting price is. However, I do know for a fact that William Fioravanti's starting price does, in fact, range from $7.5K to $10.5K.

Whatever his starting price is (be it $7.5K, $10.5K or anywhere between $7.5K and $10.5K), William Fioravanti very well should match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck in handwork being that his starting price is that much higher than Frank Shattuck's starting price.

H. Huntsman of Savile Row in London (who charges about £3K-which is now $5.4K at the current exchange rate-to start).

William Westmancott of Savile Row in London (who charges £1,995-which is now $3,591 at the current exchange rate-to start for semi bespoke and £2,495-which is now $4,491 at the current exchange rate-to start for full bespoke).

Considering that he is the youngest tailor and one of the newest (or one of the youngest and one of the newest) tailors of Savile Row, for the prices he charges (which are quite high given the fact that he is the youngest tailor and one of the newest or one of the youngest and one of the newest tailors of Savile Row), William Westmancott very well should also match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck in handwork.

Rubinacci (who has four branches: Naples, Italy-the oldest and original branch, Rome, Italy-the second oldest branch, Milan, Italy-the second newest branch and London, England-the newest branch).

Rubinacci London is a Savile Row tailor (and just as much a Savile Row tailor as all of the other Savile Row tailors). The other three branches of Rubinacci are in Italy are not even remotely affiliated with Savile Row (other than Rubinacci London of Savile Row, which is just as much Rubinacci as all of the other three branches of Rubinacci that are all in Italy).

Rubinacci London starts somewhere between £2.7K and £3K (which is $4,860 to $5.4K at the current exchange rate).

The other three branches of Rubinacci that are all in Italy all start at €4K (which is $5.6K at the current exchange rate).

Richard Anderson, Limited of Savile Row in London, England, who charges £2,865 (which is $5,157 at the current exchange rate to start).

Gianni Campagna in Milan, who charges €7K to €10K (which is $10.4K to $14K to start at the current exchange rate to start).

Whatever his starting price is (be it €7K/$10.4K, €10K/$14K or anywhere between €7K/$10.4K and €10K/$14K), Gianni Campagna most of all very well should match (or exceed) Frank Shattuck for handwork.
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^

your whole post couldve been written in a handful of bullet points without having to repeat every statement

That is why I edited my message.
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