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Koplen

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BB informs me that starting tomorrow they will be reducing the prices on their 1818 suits by $200. The suit I looked at today was about $900 and will be $700 tomorrow. Is this a good price for this suit?
 

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Originally Posted by Koplen
BB informs me that starting tomorrow they will be reducing the prices on their 1818 suits by $200. The suit I looked at today was about $900 and will be $700 tomorrow. Is this a good price for this suit?
At least half a dozen members are about to tell you that you can get that suit for less if you do X, Y, and Z, all of which will cost time and effort and will increase the likelihood that by the time you're ready to buy it, that suit will no longer be available in your best size. I recommend instead that you ask yourself three questions:

1. Does the suit fit you really, really well?
2. Do you feel great wearing it?
3. Are you willing to part with $700 for a suit that makes you look and feel good?

If the answer to all three questions is yes, buy the suit tomorrow and enjoy the hell out of it. There's no need to worry about whether or not everyone on SF thinks you got a good deal.

FWIW, I own two 1818 suits -- a Regent and a Milano -- and am very happy with them.
 

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I have never seen 1818 for less than $600, not at any BB store or online. So $700 is pretty good.

If you want to know, from a generic perspective, whether this 1818 @ $700 is good value, I say yes, not bad.

If half canvassed suits are a minimum staple for you, 1818 will hit bulls eye. If you are not bothered by who makes the suit (i.e. just looking for a quality suit, label does not matter), numerous other suit makers will hit at a bare minimum this price mark for a similar quality suit. So all in all, it is win win as I see it. Of course, I assume that you have tried on the suit, and its fit is close enough that only minor alterations needed.
 

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there was a 2 for $1000 deal i think, wasn't there?
edit: yes, after christmas there was.

but hey, if you need it now i think that's a good deal.
 

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Originally Posted by Threadbearer
At least half a dozen members are about to tell you that you can get that suit for less if you do X, Y, and Z, all of which will cost time and effort and will increase the likelihood that by the time you're ready to buy it, that suit will no longer be available in your best size. I recommend instead that you ask yourself three questions:

1. Does the suit fit you really, really well?
2. Do you feel great wearing it?
3. Are you willing to part with $700 for a suit that makes you look and feel good?

If the answer to all three questions is yes, buy the suit tomorrow and enjoy the hell out of it. There's no need to worry about whether or not everyone on SF thinks you got a good deal.

FWIW, I own two 1818 suits -- a Regent and a Milano -- and am very happy with them.


+1


But just in case you wanted to know:
The $200 is from the spring wardrobing event. It's the start of BB sales, in which it goes spring wardrobe event $XXX off $800 spent, etc there are 3 tiers starting at 300$. Then theres the CIS event 25% off for CIS members, then preferred customer 25% off for cardholders, then Friends and Family 25% off. Golden Fleece foundation 20% off, then semi annual then clearance.
 

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You can get 1818 suits when they are on clearance for $500. However, the selection/size is varied so I would think $700 + the 15% off coupon code is a decent deal.
 

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Originally Posted by Threadbearer
At least half a dozen members are about to tell you that you can get that suit for less if you do X, Y, and Z, all of which will cost time and effort and will increase the likelihood that by the time you're ready to buy it, that suit will no longer be available in your best size. I recommend instead that you ask yourself three questions:

1. Does the suit fit you really, really well?
2. Do you feel great wearing it?
3. Are you willing to part with $700 for a suit that makes you look and feel good?

If the answer to all three questions is yes, buy the suit tomorrow and enjoy the hell out of it. There's no need to worry about whether or not everyone on SF thinks you got a good deal.

FWIW, I own two 1818 suits -- a Regent and a Milano -- and am very happy with them.


I would add whether or not you really want an 1818 suit. If you don't really want the suit, you shouldn't buy it, regardless of the price. Unless you planned on flipping it.

1818 is the bare minimum of quality I want in my suits FWIW.
 

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Donned my Regent today in honor of this thread.

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Anybody know when their in store sales usually are? I recall seeing something like 2 for $1500 or something like that
 

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