Ugh, I went back to my local GW this weekend, and ties are now $6 each. I looked through them, and they were all unwearable ties.
Originally Posted by barrelntrigger HAHAHAHAHAA!!!!I can't believe people in The City are this close minded. Great response nevertheless! That is awesome!!!Where I'm from, ties are usually priced at $1.99 unless they recognize the brand and charge it $14.99 or higher for some fake Channel tie. In the more expensive area the ties are $3.48 a piece.Measurements, please!!! Dibs if fits!
At my local SA, each suit is $40 and up--nothing like 75 Euros, but most if not all of the suits are really dated and often of poor quality.
Originally Posted by HansderHund
I usually say something like "I have a wife and she tells me to check out the women's stuff for something nice" and that usually leads to me being lead through the section pointing out every generic piece that would work. It's nice, I know, but I would rather dig through the racks looking for Gucci and other labels. The employees are generally very nice and polite and one woman even holds stuff for me. She figured out awhile ago that I only go for the well-made stuff and she knows her brands as well as anyone and prices things accordingly. It's nice though, she finds house brands that were made in Italy by some of our favorite Italian houses and holds them back for me to check.
In fact, there is a brown wool/cotton jacket from an expensive clothing store in a brownish color that is sitting at a store that is in great condition and well made. I couldn't place the tag, but it's made in Italy. Marked at €20 or €25, but I'll get pictures if anyone is interested. About an EU 40 iirc.
They range widely here. It's up to the employees in most of our shops and if they recognize something, it will be more. Hugo Boss is plentiful and generally 2x the normal price. In Vienna, one chain of stores is awful with pricing. Every suit is €75 no matter how old or cheap it originally was. Other stores mark everything the same price. One store even recognized Brioni, which surprised me. It's really hit or miss.
It turns out that they have raised the prices at my local GW since I last went--ties are now, as stated above, $6 each, suits are now $20 each, and shirts, while nominally $6 each had many tagged at $12 (PRL, LRL, J.Crew, and the like). The only prices that seemed really good were those for outerwear--$10-$14 per coat.
Originally Posted by pnutpug
Ties are $1.19, and more good news: Just found eight BB Makers, all in as-new condition and not fugly, at another mainline GW (there are four within easy driving distance). Meanwhile, the boutique GW has Nautica et al. Didn't bother looking at the prices there for ties, but they are advertising $9.99 and up for all goods.