My friend, Eric, had great success with Archer Adams who offers a first suit price of £695.00. I saw his suit last week and it looks fab. Unlike Gieves & Hawkes and many of the others, the Archer Adams
suit is made in the E.U. according to Eric by very talented tailors.
The issue isn't about quality -- although it's unlikely the Chinese mills can match the Italians or British. The issue is whether Marzoni is being deceptive. It is duplicitous to present the cloth as Italian if it's made in China. Why can't they just tell people where they make their
I can't prove it but I believe Marzoni fabric is not really Italian. I believe
it's Chinese. The company website has no contact information -- no address,
no phone number. The agent for the cloth is in Hong Kong. It is my believe --
although not yet proven -- that Marzoni is passing off product...
Another option is to have a made-to-measure / custom polo shirt made. I was recently
in London as saw some lovely examples in the Archer Adams shop in Marylebone.
What was really interesting was that there were a lot of collar options for the polo (along
with loads of colors). In other words...
It's amazing to see how far some guys will go to get a cheap suit. By the time you add in all the hassles of shipping fabric or buying fabric and going to Vietnam, etc. you could have had a great suit made in London! Even a MTM suit in ordered in London or online and made in Portugal or the...
The people at S & H are great. They are very honest. Often their prices are less than the brands who make for them. I have many pairs of Shipton & Heneage shoes. They are the best shoe store in London!
$375.00 is too much money? Why not go to Wall Mart or Sears ? If you want a quality suit it costs money to produce. The cost of this Banana Republic one is on the very low end of what a quality suit needs to cost.