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post #46 of 81
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Do you think you could possibly change the topic title to ALEX KABBAZ SHIRTS: Worth the money?
Done. There are Zimmerli g-strings?
post #47 of 81
No, but there are thongs. Close enough. Thanks for the edit..........
post #48 of 81
Mr. Kabbaz, Could you explain, or post any pictures, of what you think a shirt that fits perfectly should be? I don't wish to instigate any flame wars, but I noticed on the askandy forum that somebody felt that your shirts didn't fit properly. And, how would a shirtmaker compensate for a client's poor posture other than telling him to stop slouching?
post #49 of 81
I would also be very interested to see pictures of Kabbaz shirts. Thank you very much in advance.
post #50 of 81
I pay my shirts 65€ plus fabric (starting for 20€ x 2 mt). Where? In Milan. There are at least 50 workshops (one man one band) that make shirts from your fabrics. Best Italian shirts are perhaps Finollo. They start from €500. Also, fused collar versus stitched collar is a matter of preference (fused is best for formal and rigid collars, stitched is "natural"); but I would never give-up to handsewn buttonholes: they are just "richer" than machine-sewn.
post #51 of 81
Esquire & Newtrane- I'll try to find some pictures and post them. It may take a while as I don't posta client's photo without permission.
post #52 of 81
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Just FYI: Lamborghini's are hardly close to the one million dollar mark, retail prices for this year are: Gallardo: $165,900 Murcielago: $279,900
Ok, Ok - I never claimed to be a car dealer ... but I think you get my drift. And thanks much for your nice compliment. On the other hand, since we're on the subject of cars, how about these two? Left to right, Ferrari (gold plated) $4,000,000 and Volkswagen Bugatti $1,088,000
Actually the car on the left is a Lamborghini Diablo. Why would you gold plate the car? The weight is just going to slow it down. Jon.
post #53 of 81
Here's a question for A. Kabbaz (and I think you can be honest because most of your clientele probably don't read this forum): Do you consider most of your clients well-dressed, or do they mostly seek out high-end goods for prestige and just 'cuz they can? I mean, when consiously dressed (either in one of your shirts or not), are they generally the type of people that turn heads?
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Why would you gold plate the car? The weight is just going to slow it down.
For bling. You think LL Cool J is worried about being slowed down?
post #54 of 81
Plus now the damn thing only tops out at 150...
post #55 of 81
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Plus now the damn thing only tops out at 150...
Well, lets say it does really cost $4,000,000 And it can top out at 200 mph (I think its really 202 mph, but for the sake of argument...) that means that you just lost 50 mph, which at $20,000 per mph equals $1,000,000 lost. Jon.
post #56 of 81
I love nice dress shirts I make pretty darned nice dress shirts. I know dress shirts. Alex's shirts are the best I have ever seen, period. The clients that Alex and I share all say the same thing - If Alex doubled his price they'd still buy all their shirts from him. Whether the shirt is that much better or not isn't really relevant to them, the fact that they think it is the best, fits best, and Alex provides them with the best service that's why they pay the price. It is kinda hard to put a price on something when it is arguably the best - Alex's business is more limited by his time than it is by his demand. From the Kabbaz shirts I've seen, compared to bespoke shirts I've gotten elsewhere, I would personally rate Alex's shirts as the best you can buy. Is one of his 4 times better than one of mine? I don't know how to measure that. Mine is good - his is the best. More importantly, mine may fit you nicely out of the box and his WILL fit you perfectly. The nicest thing my customers who buy shirts from Alex say about him is this: "When I think it is perfect, Alex wants to go back and change 12 things until HE thinks it is perfect". The best tailors I know are all like that - yes, they care what you think but they are not happy until THEY are satisfied and I think it is fair to say that they are likely to know better. FWIW I know for a fact that some of the clients we share don't really care about a few hundred bucks... or a few thousand really. One client we share probably makes rounding errors in his checkbook that would pay off my mortgage but he likes what he likes and the difference between $300 and $600 to him is like the difference between paying a buck for a cheap beer and $1.50 for a good one - it isn't really relevant. Alex may smack me for this but I also know of several shirtmakers who Alex has spent significant time/effort giving advice and assistance to without charging for his time. I think the best measure is that most of his business is taking care of repeat customers. I've had customers who've had to wait for 6 months to get in to his shop because he was backed up with orders - that kinda says it all.
post #57 of 81
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The clients that Alex and I share all say the same thing - If Alex doubled his price they'd still buy all their shirts from him
Sounds like it's time to double your price A.K.
post #58 of 81
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Sounds like it's time to double your price A.K.
Quiet, you.
post #59 of 81
Good post Chuck; thanks for your insight. V-
post #60 of 81
Unlike suits or shoes, I usually stick with more economical/stylish/trendy shirts like Boss. Because I do not plan to own a shirt no more than 2 yrs or so. I do not know anything about A.K. shirts, but i have a feeling that the shirts are rather expansive compared to shirts that I normally buy. Can someone give me one reason why I should try KA shirt?
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