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Germanicos- Bespoke Suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by qwertyas, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. qwertyas

    qwertyas Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm interested in a bespoke suit, has anyone tried Germanicos? this is their website http://www.tailor.com.au/

    I live in Perth so if anyone has had experience with their perth branch please let me know but if you've had exp with their other branches plz also chime in!
     
  2. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    They're Asian offshore MTM.
     
  3. qwertyas

    qwertyas Member

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    really?

    in their about us it reads "Germanicos is the bespoke tailor of choice for thousands of people across Australia and the globe. With our network of experienced and knowledgeable tailors we can produce the perfect suit or shirt for you."

    if they're asian offshore MTM wouldn't this be illegal?
     
  4. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    Nothing illegal at all. Just don't buy into their hype.
     
  5. KennyPowers21

    KennyPowers21 New Member

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    Nothing illegal at all. Just don't buy into their hype.

    Incorrect - I had a suit made there and was informed that they used to be MTM but not anymore, all is done in Melbourne and fully bespoke - I was very happy with my suit, the quality is exceptional - ive never had a 4k one made but I cant imagine the quality would be that much better.
     
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  6. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    Then that is a recent change, as they used to clearly state on their website their offshore origins.
     
  7. KennyPowers21

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    Then that is a recent change, as they used to clearly state on their website their offshore origins.

    Hmmm They did say they had some 'quality control' issues with sending it o/s - no surprise there. Look they may have been telling me porkies, I certainly hope not!
     
  8. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    Anything is possible. I've had no recent dealings with them, so I don't know. It's certainly possible they've changed the way they do their business in recent times. Have to give them the benefit of the doubt without any current information to the contrary. Thanks for chipping in on the subject.
     
  9. __PG__

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    I went to chat with them back in 2009 and they said that it was made in Portugal, however for an additional fee it could be made in Melbourne. This gave you the benefit of an initial fitting before they finally stitched the garment together.
     
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  10. TheWraith

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    Sounds good. Sounds like they've made several changes in their business practices over the years. Fair enough, one has to adapt after all.
     
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  11. Shane 101

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    I live in Perth & want to buy my first ever suit & was genuinely considering purchasing from germanicos.
    They have the bronze, silver & gold package.
    If someone like myself who rarely has a need for a suit, what should I go for & what quality difference is there with the three???
     
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  12. BenjiRob

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    Hey Shane I bought a silver suit back in March from Germanicos and had a great experience. Good blokes to work with enjoyable experience, It wears great and the fabric was navy Italian 120's wool, best suit I've had by far. The difference when you go to gold or platinum is in the quality of fabric only, something like the difference between Toyota and Mercedes ;)
     
  13. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of other options in Australia alone.
     
  14. BenjiRob

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    Don't Know which city you're in "The Wraith" But there are hardly any bespoke tailors in Perth. you may find some made to measure, but no bespoke...
     
  15. GBR

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    Nothing wrong with n that, it merely suggests (whether true or otherwise is for your decision ) that they have many customers in Australia.

    I have never heard of them here - IU would suggest that this is just another Asian sweatshop with indifferent quality and a pot luck approach to delivering garments that actually fit.
     
  16. BenjiRob

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    Recently got mine from Germanicos "GBR" and definitely not Asian as u "suggest". I had several fittings at all stages of construction, not sure why u suggest things if you have no clue?
     
  17. GBR

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    So where is their work room - or more like factory?
     
  18. TheWraith

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    Originally they sent their orders to an Asian factory, but someone claims it's now Portugal. I saw on their website a couple years ago the mention of the Asian factory, but I can't verify the Portugal claim. Either way, they don't make things themselves onsite, that's for sure.

    Benji, you're only getting MTM with Germanico's as well, despite their claims to bespoke. And the price they're charging, you could easily fly to another Australian city that actually does have bespoke tailors in greater numbers. No excuse there.
     
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  19. BenjiRob

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    If you went to "About us" page on the website you can see some information about Portugal : http://www.tailor.com.au/about-germanicos-tailors

    In regards to my suit, they done a "toile" fitting with me out of calico fabric. They took my measurements, then made a toile, then adjusted the toile 3 times before they went to stitch the suit. Which again I tried at stages without the sleeves and all was done in their head office in Melbourne. I had a lady patternmaker make the toile and the master tailor Nick do the subsequent fittings. GBR maybe you should go and see their shop in Melbourne and notice that there is pattern tables and several sewing machines and a hive of activity. All this was happening over a 4 week period, there was no chance to send overseas.

    I got mine in the Platinum range, which they advised was made in Melbourne, if you choose from the lower range end bronze and Silver they will stitch overseas in Portugal, however they will still finish the suits in Australia and have subsequent fitings. Of course the $990-$1500 suits wil not be stitched here, just do the simple math with Australian wages and it is not possible, but they do not hide the fact, and if you go their top offering they will make here.

    Trust me I have had MTM before and the feeling of this suit made from Amazing Dormeuil fabric is by far the best and I have seen it with my own eyes and also the end result is better than expected. It is also full floating canvas not fused.

    I find it strange how you say words "they dont make things onsite that's for sure", when I have been through the process and had it done and you haven't. If you had done a little more research before commenting you will notice even the Portugese links on their site, which you obviously haven't.
     
  20. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    You had fittings done onsite. You didn't make the outfit, so you don't know where it's made, only where they tell you it's made, or where the website says so. If it's Portugal, then fine. But it's MTM, no matter which way you cut it, shill.
     

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