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Samuelsohn vs Brioni

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cbbuff, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Well-Known Member

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    x2 :confused:

    I'm 6'3 and 220 and I sometimes wear a 42R
     
  2. Cary Grant

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    Where do you carry all that weight?

    I'm 6'2" 185 and wear 42L

    But as to Sammy- GREAT value, I get all my stuff MTM through them now.

    They overextended themselves a bit last year doing some house stuff for NM etc and their MTM work slowed down/missed some deadlines. But the quality is great.
     
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  3. Achilles_

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    I should clarify that I usually wear a 42L, but there have been several times that 42R fits me best.

    But probably my glutes and thighs. I used to do power-lifting/football until I fractured my vertebrate a few years ago. I've even lost 30-40 pounds since then :laugh:
     
  4. Xenon

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    Samuelsohn has long been a good value. My father was using them exclusively for the last 30 years from H. Rosen (he's now retired). Only recently however have they been doing more modern leaner cuts like the newest Arno. TBH anything but Arno is more old-manish. Also the fabrics offerred were always a little less luxurious than Zegna, Canali, brioni on average. The do/did have more luxurious suitings available sometimes RTW and MTM. For instance the $1095 for MTM during the promotion still isn't for the nicer suitings. I have an Arno with S150 windowpane suiting and OTR it was $1595 (got on sale for $1095) at Rosen. A really good well priced suit with nicely done rope shoulders.
     
  5. Achilles_

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    At a size 34 I would guess it's near impossible to get RTW. Given his budget, and the fact that he's in Canada, hopefully Samuelsohn will have some fabrics worth making into a suit. I believe everything theymakeo is fully canvassed, and the suit I own has very nice soft shoulders.

    Does anyone in the US offer Samuelsohn MTM?
     
  6. Hayward

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    I do believe The Hound in San Francisco does.
     
  7. Achilles_

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    Is the price higher in the states than in Canada? (canada is actually closer for me)
     
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    Absolutely. I am in Denver and the Independent Retailer Andriesen Morton does MTM with Samuelsohn. I believe Neiman Marcus does as well.
     
  9. cbbuff

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    Prices in the states seem to be a bit higher. I think MTM started ("A" Fabrics) at US$1300-1400. Trunk shows usually offer a $250 discount.
     
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    Good stuff, thank you gents :)
     
  11. Cary Grant

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    Depends on the store too- While I've paid that much for a sport coat (cloth) I've seen suits below and above that price. And Trunk shows with suits starting below a grand.
     
  12. Cary Grant

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    They're very common in many cities. Here in the Twin Cities two shops offer Sammy MTM and NM has OTR.

    Store locator: http://www.samuelsohn.com/store_locator.php
     
  13. Achilles_

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    There's a place in Wayzata as well

    I just found out. In fact, they even sell at a place in Omaha :D

    I would love to go to a trunk show to see the fabric options.
     
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    Here in DC, Wm Fox & Co. offers Samuelsohn MTM, or at least they used to (when I was thrifting, I found a nice SC w/ peak lapels).

    ::EDIT:: Yes, they do (http://www.wmfox.com/ourMerchendise.php). They even claim to be the oldest US carrier.
     
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    Bob at Andriesen Morton has been my sales guy for years -- a true professional. I started buying clothes from him during the 1980's when he worked at Fashion Bar in Boulder. AM, Lawrence Covell and Neiman Marcus have the best selection of men's clothes in Denver. Same with Scarpeletto on Larimer for shoes.

     
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    I don't know about the rest of you, but for me, quality comes down to the following for me. It's good enough for me if it's fully canvassed, nice material, and the shoulders are nicely made. Otherwise, I don't know the rest of it and I treat my stuff very nicely as to I hope it doesn't matter. So as long as Samuelsohn could make a nice shoulder, it would me nice enough for me.
     
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    Has anybody done Sammy's mtm this month?
     
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    ^ I called to find out where the trunk shows are, or will be, and no one had an answer for me. Are there locations other than trunk shows that do MTM?
     
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    Where are you located? In Canada they're at Harry Rosen. They also have US trunk show locations on the Sammys website.
     
  20. Mazderati

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    In the US. Their website says spring trunk show dates coming soon. i called to see if there was any other information but was told no dates are set.
     

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