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How much would be willing to pay for an OTR suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spidercan, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. spidercan

    spidercan Well-Known Member

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    I think my most comfortable range is $500, but if I really want something I can boost it up to $750. Thoughts?
     
  2. gsugsu

    gsugsu Well-Known Member

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    Does this reflect paying retail prices or sale prices?
     
  3. spidercan

    spidercan Well-Known Member

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    Sale price of course. I'm just trying to justify to myself a purchase I just made[​IMG]
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    depends. if i were in a particular suit and had the funds, i can go up to 1000 bux for a rtw i would think. never been there but i can imagine if i can find a staple kiton or brioni suit for a reall good price i would
    depends on the maker.
     
  5. gsugsu

    gsugsu Well-Known Member

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    Sale price of course. I'm just trying to justify to myself a purchase I just made[​IMG]

    Well, did the sale price fit in with the SF approved % off policy?
     
  6. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Well-Known Member

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    I think the most I paid for RTW was $600 for a solid navy Oxxford gibbons 2B, nwt. It's my basic navy suit, probably gets the most wear of my suits. I believe I've been in the $500 range a couple of times (A Belvest for Louis Boston that is my best fitting suit and a Gray Herringbone Oxxford, nwt, which is still sitting unaltered in my closet).

    At $750 for RTW, I think I would start considering MTM, over a $1000 and I think I'll just jump to full custom bespoke (even though that's a big jump). My alterations bills tend to be high due to square shoulders and the need for tapering the body.
     
  7. ragdoll

    ragdoll Well-Known Member

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    I've paid close to 4K for a Kiton or two that I especially liked. That was 50% off.
    I wouldn't pay full price.
     
  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    I've paid close to 4K for a Kiton or two that I especially liked. That was 50% off.
    I wouldn't pay full price.


    I think you are the only one of a very few big timers here on this forum. I don't think there are that many capable and have the mental capacity to fork over 4000 for a suit. I really like that. All of us here complain when something is not like 95 percent off.
     
  9. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    $1,000.00 is my limit.
     
  10. madaboutshirt

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    U$3000 is probably my limit for something I really like
     
  11. GBR

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    Nothing - don't do OTR under any circumstances.
     
  12. furo

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    depends. if i were in a particular suit and had the funds, i can go up to 1000 bux for a rtw i would think. never been there but i can imagine if i can find a staple kiton or brioni suit for a reall good price i would
    depends on the maker.


    Same here. I'm waiting for a staple solid navy Brioni to drop under 1k ... it had a retail of $5500
     
  13. Vihsadas

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    Nothing - don't do OTR under any circumstances.

    Any specific suggestion on how we could find an MTM within our price ranges?
     
  14. Diavolo

    Diavolo Well-Known Member

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    Nothing - don't do OTR under any circumstances.

    +1. Mortgage the house, don't eat...absolutely nothing's more important than a MTM or bespoke suit. Just go into debt and buy three or four suits at $4000 each. It's easy to do and 95 per cent of the population will be able to tell you have an expensive suit on.
    Most people can only do OTR and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that if they are tailored properly and maybe on sale. Canali, Corneliani, Isaia etc can be bought on the web for around $600 - and you are saying avoid these at all costs?
    Bad advice. Dangerous advice even.
     
  15. Marcus Brody

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    Nothing - don't do OTR under any circumstances.

    I'm a bit baffled by the extreme MTM vs. OTR preference exhibited by style forumites. Most MTM services don't seem to allow exceptional customization and for individuals who are pretty standard sizes and shapes, I admit that it's not often I see a MTM suit here that looks notably better than a well-tailored RTW garment from a good maker.

    If I had 750-1000 dollars to spend on a suit, I'd probably go the OTR route as I'm a fairly standard size (6'2", 40 chest, 8 inch drop) and if you take out the extra expense of MTM, I could get one level up of suit (materials, brand as a quality proxy, etc) and get it tailored for the same price as a MTM suit of slightly lesser quality.
     
  16. RSS

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    Having read the above posts ... mum's the word.
     
  17. JayJay

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    I'm a bit baffled by the extreme MTM vs. OTR preference exhibited by style forumites. Most MTM services don't seem to allow exceptional customization and for individuals who are pretty standard sizes and shapes, I admit that it's not often I see a MTM suit here that looks notably better than a well-tailored RTW garment from a good maker.

    I have several MTM suits that fit fine, but I no longer wear them because my OTR suits fit even better, IMO. Unfortunately the MTM suits were bought at a premium price; the OTR suits were all on discount.
     
  18. FlaneurNYC

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    I'm a bit baffled by the extreme MTM vs. OTR preference exhibited by style forumites. Most MTM services don't seem to allow exceptional customization and for individuals who are pretty standard sizes and shapes, I admit that it's not often I see a MTM suit here that looks notably better than a well-tailored RTW garment from a good maker.

    If I had 750-1000 dollars to spend on a suit, I'd probably go the OTR route as I'm a fairly standard size (6'2", 40 chest, 8 inch drop) and if you take out the extra expense of MTM, I could get one level up of suit (materials, brand as a quality proxy, etc) and get it tailored for the same price as a MTM suit of slightly lesser quality.


    +1

    I'm pretty much the fit model size for better RTW suits.
     
  19. Scoundrel

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    $2,000.00 for another Paul Stuart or Valentino
     
  20. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

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    I look at it this way ... no matter what one is comfortable paying -- unless you are either the biggest tightwad or the biggest spendthrift -- there is someome who is quite comfortable paying more and very possibly much more (some are downright giddy to pay more) ... just as there is someone who is only comfortable when paying less ... often significantly less.

    Out there in that big wide world there is a fellow flying his tailor to Dubai, New York, or Moscow to be measured for umpteen suits made up in every combination of Plus-Ultra-Guanashina* (or is it plus-ultra-guano ... well, perhaps you get my drift) and he "needs" them in two weeks! Of course, there is also the fellow debating whether or not he can afford to part with five bucks at Goodwill for what will be his one and only suit. Then there is that full range in between.

    * For those who don't know -- and I can never remember unless I'm looking at the definition -- Guanashina is made from a blend of Andean guanaco, pashmina & yearling cashmere. Some people can't live without it ... fortunately I can.
     

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