Originally Posted by Manton
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 Â£3K/$5.4K).
William Westmancott of Savile Row in London, England, who starts at the following prices: Â£1,995/$3,591 for semi bespoke and Â£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 Â£2.7K/$4,860 and Â£3K/$5.4K. The other three branches of Rubinacci all start at â‚¬4K/$5.6K.
Richard Anderson, Limited of Savile Row in London, England (who starts at Â£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 â‚¬7K/$10.4K to â‚¬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).