I have the chance to buy a new Spring 2005 Dolce & Gabanna suit with a 50% discount which will lower the price from a scarifying $1900 to a merely outrageous $950. Should I do it? The suit has a nice pattern: it's a very dark navy (dark enough to look almost grey/black) with muted goldenrod stripes spaced about an inch apart. The thin cut is very flattering on me (I'm 6', 160 lbs.) and the fit is great and it's comfortable. The suit is obviously fused, however, and I can't shake the impression that I'm getting ready to spend $900 on what is basically a piece of junk. I expect to pay a premium for the name, for the season and for the trendy cut, but is any of the price at all attributable to quality of manufacture or is every exhorbitant dollar explained by the label? More generally, what is the quality of suits made by high-fashion, up-to-the-second designers like Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Dior Homme, Raf Simons, etc? Are any of these brands particularly known for good suit construction or is the high price merely a reflection of the designer's name and the style of the suit with no relationship to manufacture? Thanks in advance for the advice.
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2/11/05 at 3:16pm