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How much should I pay for an Attolini suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PocketCircle, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. PocketCircle

    PocketCircle Well-Known Member

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    Will I feel very stupid in the future if I buy a solid charcoal Attolini suit from the current season for $2600? It's an amazing suit but is it worth that much for a RTW suit even if it fits great? The retail price is $6000 by the way (ouch).

    Please tell me I shouldn't buy it so that I can sleep well tonight [​IMG]
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    i think for the avg guy getting a deal less than 50% off retail is a good deal especially for a staple item that you were in the market for.

    for small timers like me, i would 'wait' for the elusive 90% off but that's just me or the sf-effect. [​IMG]


    go for it, if you know youll have years of awesome enjoyment from it

    yeah, like mentioned, it really has to do with your personal finances. you know better yourself than we.
     
  3. RSS

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    If parting with the price won't bother you ... then by all means buy it. If having your bank account down by the amount of the purchase gnaws at you ... then pass it by.
     
  4. PocketCircle

    PocketCircle Well-Known Member

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    for small timers like me, i would 'wait' for the elusive 90% off but that's just me or the sf-effect. [​IMG]

    Yes but the problem is it will never get down to 90% off and it will never be available on SF.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    The maker doesn't matter if the fit isn't ideal for you. Be sure it flatters. If so, it is pretty hard to turn down a classic suit that makes you look your best. Unless, as RSS said, it gnaws at you.
     
  6. Macallan9

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    2600 is far too much to pay for a non-bespoke suit, IMO.
     
  7. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    2600 is far too much to pay for a non-bespoke suit, IMO.

    It's worth it if it is excellent fit and requires minimal alterations. Not everyone has the appetite to enter into bespoke relationship, which for some is an outright hassle, while others, is an enjoyment. Assuming the Attolini fit is as good as the OP thinks it is, it is quite possible with some tailoriting that it can fit as well as any first bespoke suit commission.
     
  8. sho'nuff

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    here we go again with the 'at that price i would go bespoke' . if the rtw fits and flatters your body type and is of luxury quality and make at a good price , it's better than to go bespoke in many cases
     
  9. Macallan9

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    You can get solid charcoal attolinis NWT on ebay for around 700-1000 on ebay once in awhile, at least.

    To each their own, but I think we're all too neurotic here for OTR. There's always some niggling detail that will annoy you.
     
  10. Hans

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    Attolini makes wonderful suits and $2600 is a good price. Sure, for the same price you might be able to get bespoke, but I don't know how many world-class tailors live near you who could make you as good a suit as Cesare A. for that price. If you like it, buy it and have it fine-tuned by a good alterations tailor. IMO, this is worth the money.
     
  11. jamesbond

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    You can get solid charcoal attolinis NWT on ebay for around 700-1000 on ebay once in awhile, at least.

    To each their own, but I think we're all too neurotic here for OTR. There's always some niggling detail that will annoy you.


    You are so full of shit it's laughable. In what, size 56L?

    I sold this solid charcoal a few months back for a bit over $2K
    [​IMG]

    In popular sizes there will always be people willing to pay around 50-60% off retail for Attolini.

    A wise man once said - "good bespoke is better than bad RTW but good RTW is always better than bad bespoke".

    FWIW - I bought that suit for myself, it fit great but the trousers rise was way too low. I was able to immedietly re-sell it for more than i paid.
     
  12. 1337some0ne

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    If it is within your means and it's a nice fit, I would say go for it. Personally, I wouldn't pay that amount for a ready to wear suit; bespoke seems the better option to me at that price but getting a quality RTW suit has its advantages over bespoke so once again, if you know you'll be happy with it and you can afford it, buy it. I would imagine that you'll regret not buying it and then missing out on the deal more than you'll regret buying it and being dissatisfied.
     
  13. TRINI

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    [​IMG]

    Gorgeous lapels.
     
  14. Diavolo

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    here we go again with the 'at that price i would go bespoke' . if the rtw fits and flatters your body type and is of luxury quality and make at a good price , it's better than to go bespoke in many cases

    Mine have all been so good I've never regretted the money I spent (was certainly not $6000). They happen to fit me perfectly. I can't imagine nor do I need to consider bespoke being better in any way whatsoever.
    Too many people here view bespoke as the Holy Grail - faultless. That is often not the case at all - certainly not at $2600. I could spend $6000 on bespoke and get a fit that may or may not be minutely better in some insignificant way I would never notice in real life.
    If you like it and it fits well buy it, they are wonderful suits. I find La Vera Sartoria Napolitana equally good but they're much harder to find. Luckily I have a store where I live which will do them MTM (wool cashmere jacket $2500).
     
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    I find La Vera Sartoria Napoletana equally good but they're much harder to find. Luckily I have a store where I live which will do them MTM (wool cashmere jacket $2500).

    Where do you live & what's the store?
     
  16. bigbris1

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    ShopTheFinest has some for sale in your size averaging $1,700
     
  17. PocketCircle

    PocketCircle Well-Known Member

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    ShopTheFinest has some for sale in your size averaging $1,700

    Thanks but STF sells some very old stuff.
     
  18. Macallan9

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    You are so full of shit it's laughable. In what, size 56L?

    I sold this solid charcoal a few months back for a bit over $2K

    In popular sizes there will always be people willing to pay around 50-60% off retail for Attolini.

    A wise man once said - "good bespoke is better than bad RTW but good RTW is always better than bad bespoke".

    FWIW - I bought that suit for myself, it fit great but the trousers rise was way too low. I was able to immedietly re-sell it for more than i paid.


    Calm down, kid. It's not that serious, and I dont really care if you don't believe me. There were several of them BIN 700-1000 40-44R a few months back. Perhaps not current season, but I cant tell and dont really care about that. Perhaps it was an isolated instance, but those were up for at least 20 days in my watched items.
     
  19. Doxe

    Doxe Well-Known Member

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    If you can afford it, and it fits, then buy it.

    Don't buy just because it is a deal.

    As for bespoke, I've had my last 2 suits and a tux made from scratch and they're not perfect. They are better than what I can find OTR, but "perfection" is illusory.

    I am happy though, and that's what counts.
     
  20. kcc

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    @ OP, recently I spoke with a "representative" of Attolini and La Vera Sar. Nap.; he resides in CT, but travels to NYC to conduct orders & fittings etc. His prices are less than retail. I personally don't have any experience with him, but I'd be happy to provide you with his contact information. PM me if interested
     

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