Baroni (Wizard of Ahhs) - Suit Review

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  1. ld111134

    ld111134 Senior member

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    Chicagoans, I suspect that Dei Giovanni in the Loop sells suits from the same Italian manufacturers that Jeff of Wizard of Aahs uses (used?) for his Baroni and Marco Valentino.
     
  2. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    I got roped into buying a few of these Baroni suits a few years ago. The 'reviews' on AAAC convinced me.

    There is nothing special about these suits, even at that price point.


    This, I trust, is the exact feeling of those who purchased Allen Edmonds shoes.
     
  3. Macallan9

    Macallan9 Senior member

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    This, I trust, is the exact feeling of those who purchased Allen Edmonds shoes.

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  4. imwithtuxedo

    imwithtuxedo Senior member

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    This, I trust, is the exact feeling of those who purchased Allen Edmonds shoes.

    hater
     
  5. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I actually own a M. Valentino suit, which is the slimmer fitting line from Jeff the Wizard. Bought it for next to nothing from B&S when I first started here. The fit isn't bad at all, reasonable arm holes, the pants are trim but not slim, and the shoulder wasn't too built up iirc. The material is much better than what you see the malls (it doesn't seem to be a poly blend) or what have you and the lapels have a decent roll. The buttons I agree are really cheap but can be easily and affordably replaced.

    Even for the SF discount I'd probably pass on these suits as I can usually find much better for similar prices on B&S. However if you must wear new/unworn suits then it's not too bad of a choice and a step up from MW, JAB, Green Label etc.

    I have no experience with their Baroni line.
     
  6. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Says the AE aficionado. [​IMG]
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Says the AE aficionado.

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    - B
     
  8. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    Why do people think that this Wizard of Aahs guy is producing/selling this exclusively? I know a retail store that sells/has sold the Baroni and Danielle stuff. Assuming it's the same stuff I've seen, it is a great value.
     
  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    I'm comparing them to what I can find here in Canada. I can buy retail Jack Victor suits regularly on sale that are comparable in price to the Baroni models (after taxes and alterations). I can't speak for the U.S. market.

    Most of the Baroni suits look a bit cheap. The solid coloured suits in particular look Mens Warehousish (the pinstripes models are better, navy and charcoal). The jackets look a bit stiff and the lapels have a non-functioning keyhole lapel hole. The buttons are particularly cheap looking.

    The armholes are very low and greatly restrict movement. The jackets are particularly boxy. The pants are very wide and require slimming. The Baroni suits are very sack like overall and the alteration costs have been costly (over $100 CDN to get it looking decent). Many of the suits are pleated only.


    i'll pass.
     
  10. Stetson

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    Can someone explain why these suits are so crappy? I'm happy with mine.

    They're fully canvassed, lapels rolled into the lining, pick stitching, wool feels nicer than most of the other suits I own (advertised as super 150s [​IMG] )

    I will post some pics of mine when I have some time. I paid $720 for two with tailoring from a small guy in Boston so I don't think the ebay guy is the manufacturer. I also saw a catalog. With regard to the pants- I have a small waist and large legs/ass so the pants fit pretty slim to me and actually had to be let out a bit while the waist had to come in an inch or two. Sack-like is not how i'd describe them. My only complaint is that there are upper arm dimples and shoulders are a little boxy, but let's be honest, they're inexpensive OTR suits. I know it's not going to fit like a bespoke.

    I've bought and returned JAB suits before that retail for 7-800 (didn't pay that) and they were not as nice as these.
     
  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    i'll pass.

    I thought that you didn't pass on something without owning it first?

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    There's an unfortunate amount of elitism in this thread.

    And by that, I mean: not enough.

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    - B
     
  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Can someone explain why these suits are so crappy? I'm happy with mine.

    They're fully canvassed, lapels rolled into the lining, pick stitching, wool feels nicer than most of the other suits I own (advertised as super 150s [​IMG] )


    Sounds great.

    - B
     
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    Sounds great.

    - B


    How do you think it would compare to Steven Aver?
     
  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    How do you think it would compare to Steven Aver?

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    - B
     
  15. beowolf

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    I have four of these suits and I think they are great for the money. My next suit will be a M. Valentino.
     

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