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buying suits at STP

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Widofornia, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Magnanimist

    Magnanimist Active Member

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    Well said Archibald L. I agree with you fully!
     
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  2. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Sadly, STP no longer carries Belvest, which they did with a large inventory, a few years back.
    It is the equal and possibly superior to Isaia and tend to fit me better. I have one Isaia jacket from
    them which is my go-to lightweight blue blazer. They no longer carry the model.
     
  3. Widofornia

    Widofornia Active Member

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    Thanks to all for the advice. The MTM point is well taken and was considered but the OTR Isaias I tried looked and felt great. Here in Boston I don't think $1000 MTM gets you the same fabric and construction as well but I'd love to hear if I'm wrong.
     
  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I thought Lim's operation was closer to bespoke--you got at least one and maybe two fittings. I don't remember the particulars, but I think somebody said his price for a 2-piece from something like VBC 110 was around $1,200, so $1,000 sounds optimistic unless he does fused.

    Ditto, I suspect Hemrajani is going to be more than $1K with any kind of worthwhile fabric these days. I believe Chan is now up to around $1,400 for their entry-level suits.
     
  5. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    If you paid $1,000 for a ready-to-wear suit, then you don't know anything about "due diligence."
     
  6. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    No it's not. I have a bunch of sammy mtm and you're looking at well over a g for anything with good fabric. SC's will cost you 12-1300 in the heavier oz wools.
     
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  7. Allez Allez

    Allez Allez Senior member

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    Well, I can only tell you what I paid him. Which was a grand. Maybe he will charge you more.
     
  8. othertravel

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    Should have qualified my post. In Canada you can find Samuelsohn mtm for 1k or even cheaper in some cases. My apologies.
     
  9. Allez Allez

    Allez Allez Senior member

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    I love how this thread has virtually nothing to do with the question posted by the OP.

    SOTD: Creed Aventus.
     
  10. JDMills

    JDMills Senior member

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    Here in Montreal, Samuelsohn is about 1k maybe 1200 for a Mtm 2 piece, helps that the factory is practically downtown.
     
  11. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Was quoted $1,400 at a recent trunk show in Chicago for a basic navy suit with B fabric.
     
  12. Widofornia

    Widofornia Active Member

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    Moderately insulting and totally unhelpful. Your contribution to the thread is appreciated.
     
  13. reidrothchild

    reidrothchild Senior member

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    He's trolling you. No one would seriously claim that $1,000 is too much for any ready-to-wear suit. Such a blanket statement would obviously include the likes of Tom Ford, Oxxford, Kiton, Brioni, Attolini, etc.
     
  14. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    +1

    I'd drop 1k on an Isaia or TF.

    For $1k I think the following brands are worthwhile:

    TF, RLPL, Isaia, Brioni, Sartorio, Oxxford, Kiton, Attolini, Sartorio Parma (although you can find it much cheaper than 1k), Lanvin (also made by Caruso to very high standards) and anything by St. Andrews.

    Sorry to derail back to Samuelsohn, but if you live in a border state, it might be worthwhile to get a Sammy mtm in Canada. Harry Rosen had a recent MTM promotion where 'A-fabric' suits were $949 and 'B fabrics' were $1049.
     
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  15. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    This.
     
  16. Widofornia

    Widofornia Active Member

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    The suit arrived and is really nice. Fit the same as the ones I tried on in stores. Only minor alterations needed so I'm going to keep it. I appreciate the opinions.
     

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