Edited by rudals1281 - 8/1/13 at 11:00am
Okay, so I can get a custom-made shirt that is similar to this Kiton in all aspects of quality for around $150?
I am really starting to think I need to stop buy stuff at full retail because I've been told time after time that bespoke is the way to go.
But in terms of construction, fabric quality, etc, can this really be matched?
I think I am definitely in the minority here in the forum. I guess people can call me an idiot (I would) but I've purchased 5 suits within a year at full prices. Dumb?! Probably. Why did I do it? Well, when I walk into a Zegna store, I find my size, put it on, the fit is (surprisingly) excellent, and then the transaction is over. So why go bespoke? It's simple.
I tried to stand normally, I guess I have a strange posture. Thanks for the answer. To help me stoop forward, maybe I should put my bottom vest button in the pants' buttonhole :)
Thank you both!
I don't know that they do end up with these brands at a discount. Possibly the marketplace. I suspect there are not a lot of SF members buying $400-500 OTR shirts nor $5k OTR suits. Most are probably bespoke at those prices.
Gosh darn it. I just realized that I am a FRP (Full Retail Price) shopper. I know I said it many times before but it all comes down to finding what brand fits me, quality, and time. I am definitely in the minority as a FRP shopper.