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can you tell a suit's qaulity by just looking?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ccvle, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    I'm back from my "logic" class, and I am now even more confused.

    I probably should have taken the class in English not Danish.

    Bromer, I trust you judgement..please clarify this.

    If people are intellectually dishonest, do I keep posting or stop posting?



    Thank you.
     
  2. B|aze

    B|aze Senior member

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    so we can conclude then...
    the best way to spot a non-cheap suit is to look at the pricetag
     
  3. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    I'm intellectually dishonest, and I've kept posting.

    I've been intellectually dishonest in Current Events. It's much more difficult to get away with here.
     
  4. heli0x

    heli0x Senior member

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    Cool facepalm, i think this thread deserves another

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  5. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    Yes, and the label will usually indicate the "blend." My H&M suit is a wool blend from a no-name fabric manufacturer.

    I was talking about 100% wool.


    My H&M suits are 100% wool 110S, 120S and tags state which Italian mill their fabrics are from.
     
  6. DavidinGray

    DavidinGray Well-Known Member

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    The mark of a truly cheap suit is in how it is worn.

    DIG
     
  7. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    The correct answer is: depends on the person's post count, and whether he is vox.
     
  8. furo

    furo Senior member

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    I think this thread was doomed from the start simply by realizing the misspelling in the title.
     
  9. Toorman

    Toorman Senior member

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    I find fit forms my first impression of a suit. A well fitted suit will strike me as being of higher quality even if it is composed/constructed modestly than an ill-fitting suit composed/constructed to the highest standard.

    Whether their is pick stitching and if it's real or faux or attempting to discern the quality of the fabric is beyond the capacity of most people. (You need to find the link to the article that tested the wools in leading suits and found that most overstated the diameter of the wool i.e. a super 130's label in the suit testing as a super 110 in the lab.) Frankly, I think I just assume if someone knows enough to purchase and alter a suit to achieve proper fit they probably know what constitutes a quality suit and purchase accordingly.
     
  10. cwh812

    cwh812 Senior member

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    I find fit forms my first impression of a suit. A well fitted suit will strike me as being of higher quality even if it is composed/constructed modestly than an ill-fitting suit composed/constructed to the highest standard.

    Whether their is pick stitching and if it's real or faux or attempting to discern the quality of the fabric is beyond the capacity of most people. (You need to find the link to the article that tested the wools in leading suits and found that most overstated the diameter of the wool i.e. a super 130's label in the suit testing as a super 110 in the lab.) Frankly, I think I just assume if someone knows enough to purchase and alter a suit to achieve proper fit they probably know what constitutes a quality suit and purchase accordingly.


    Not necessarily true. I've seen people (on two occassions) at my tailor getting $200+ alterations on suits where I bet the cost of the alterations were more than 50% the cost of the suit - since the suits were brand new I saw the tags on the suits.
     
  11. FStyles

    FStyles Senior member

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    Damn guys you scared him away. I've had so much fun reading this, please come back Viking.

    Maybe this will help :

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    (thx to furo and co for starting the [​IMG] ---its fun) [​IMG]
     
  12. FStyles

    FStyles Senior member

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    But seriously viking, you're wound tighter than a 12yo school girl in the confessional before confirmation.

    chillax and as bromer said--do some reading/ research before spouting off "fact" after "fact"
     

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