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post #1 of 42
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Hey, I was surprised to find out that no one had posted anything about this. I thought it was very interesting. http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/2004..._1103feat.html
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Hey, I was surprised to find out that no one had posted anything about this. I thought it was very interesting. http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/2004..._1103feat.html
What in the hell would anyone do with 50-60 new suits a year?
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50-60 new suits a year? Wear them of course. It would be a bit of a waste though if you didn't find a dozen needy people to whom you could give the "old" ones. Personally I couldn't imagine more than a dozen new suits a year, even if it was anywhere near affordable. And who would spend over two grand for an off the rack suit? Seems a bit ridiculous.
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You'd have to question your friends' true feelings when you look around and you have 30 hangers-on that happen to be a 40L...
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I love the fact that there is no distinction between MTM and bespoke in this article. At 10-15k a pop, I might be inclined to pick out the individual sheep and know their names before deciding on cloth, cut, etc.
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How anyone tried the Korean woman mentioned in the article?  I've come across that name before, but have never viewed an actual garment nor heard the opinion of an actual customer.
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Has anyone tried Jon Green? I know he used to work with Alex Kabbaz, but I am not sure how his business works now? He seems pretty expensive, $5,100 and up per suit, but then again, so is William Fioravanti. From what I have seen of Fioravanti, his work is very unimpressive.
post #8 of 42
They forgot to mention Brioni, Canali Exclusive, Zenga Napoli, or Attolini? Yet they mention Gucci (made by Zegna) YS ...
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Good lord. I love expensive suits as much -- maybe more -- than the next guy, but this is preposterous. The prices are offensive. And the quality, from what I could tell of the underlit photos in that slide show, was almost (but not quite) uniformly underwhelming. The Lianna Lee coat in particular looked awful.
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They forgot to mention Brioni, Canali Exclusive, Zenga Napoli, or Attolini?  Yet they mention Gucci (made by Zegna) YS ...
Brioni is mentioned. Vacca's suits are made by Attolini.
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Good lord.  I love expensive suits as much -- maybe more -- than the next guy, but this is preposterous.  The prices are offensive.  And the quality, from what I could tell of the underlit photos in that slide show, was almost (but not quite) uniformly underwhelming.  The Lianna Lee coat in particular looked awful.
Well, it is Forbes, the self-titled "Capitalist Tool". I imagine the target readership of pieces like these, if not of most of the magazine, is the person who thinks himself a plutocrat, with more money than time (to research suits) if not sense. In such cases, as someone pointed out earlier, perhaps the higher the price, the greater the cachet for such people. To be kind, manton, do you think the reason the Liana Lee suit looked egg-like might be because the mannequin it was on was too big? On reflection, I doubt that could entirely account for the ugliness of the suit -- the lapels were aircraft- carrier wide and apparently covered part of the breast pocket... The Jay Kos MTM looked truly awful and scoops the fugly awards for me -- the fellow it was on looked like he had the proportions of Barney. What did you think of Lennie's creations? I'm a bit surprised that Alan Flusser didn't figure in there somehow -- thought he had his finger in many pots.
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In such cases, as someone pointed out earlier, perhaps the higher the price, the greater the cachet for such people.
Oh, no question. I am in the wrong business. Several of those mentioned in the article are not even tailors. Perhaps anyone with decent taste and some seed money can open an atelier, sell outsourced "custom" suits, and charge thousands more. The more charged, the better for business.
post #13 of 42
Some of those suits had pocketsquares that matched the tie. I thought that wasn't the done thing?
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The Jay Kos MTM looked truly awful and scoops the fugly awards for me -- the fellow it was on looked like he had the proportions of Barney
That Barney looking fellow is Jay Kos himself.
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Some of those suits had pocketsquares that matched the tie.  I thought that wasn't the done thing?
Not by anyone who knows how to dress or who cares about aesthetics.
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