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DSK's (Domenique Strauss Kahn's) suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by krakatoa, May 17, 2011.

  1. krakatoa

    krakatoa Well-Known Member

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    "Even more recently, the conservative press has ... published details of his ... €25,000 suits made to measure by Barack Obama's tailor."

    10th paragraph in:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...low?intcmp=239

    Journalistic hyperbole, or matter of fact? Anyone know?
     


  2. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Given the state of journalism today, it wouldn't surprise me if he simply "spent 25,000" on [a bunch of] suits.
     


  3. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    ... or if he had bought 25,000 suits.
     


  4. Chrenetique

    Chrenetique Senior member

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    According to the media, his tailor would be "Georges de Paris", the famous Washington-based tailor (Strauss-Kahn denied). His prices indeed vary from €5000 to €25000 for the finest fabrics. No one really knows if Strauss-Kahn paid €25000 or less; it's just a libellous supposition made by journalists trying to dirty his reputation. They just took the higher price to convey the idea he's a filthy plutocrat - wealth and money are somewhat taboo in France. All this comes in a whole defamatory campaign against him (it started last week, just before the sex scandal).

    Indeed, Strauss-Kahn was the man to kill... Too popular, too brilliant, too likely to win next year's presidential election. The guy is notoriously "sex-oriented" (I even know a girl who met him at a swingers' party), but obviously not a rapist. Sad story.
     


  5. OttoSkadelig

    OttoSkadelig Senior member

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    i thought obama wears hartmarx suits that run a couple of grand at most. where did this "barack obama's tailor" come from? 25K sounds more like bush oxxford territory,
     


  6. Chrenetique

    Chrenetique Senior member

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    i thought obama wears hartmarx suits that run a couple of grand at most. where did this "barack obama's tailor" come from? 25K sounds more like bush oxxford territory,

    Obama also wears Georges de Paris suits (tailor for all U.S. presidents since 1965, and Washington lobbyists), although he prefers Hartmarx.
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Obama also wears Georges de Paris suits (tailor for all U.S. presidents since 1965, and Washington lobbyists), although he prefers Hartmarx.
    I've never heard of a suit that costs $35,000. Maybe he buys Savile Row suit made from Alpaca suits embedded with gold threading?
     


  9. Superfluous

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    [​IMG] Not sure what could make a suit cost that much nor what kind of person could charge that much.
     


  10. jrd617

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    [​IMG] Not sure what could make a suit cost that much nor what kind of person could charge that much.
    Dege and Skinner has a Super 250s suit with gold threading for 8,000 sterling. And another firm has a Vicuna jacket with pure gold buttons for 7,000 sterling See the first minute of this vid:
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  11. OttoSkadelig

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    Hes no Murabak.
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    i just love this... the ultimate FU suit.

    the only thing even better would be a windowpane in the same pattern.
     


  12. OttoSkadelig

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    I've never heard of a suit that costs $35,000. Maybe he buys Savile Row suit made from Alpaca suits embedded with gold threading?

    i remember reading an article a while ago about kiton bespoke or semi-bespoke suits made from rare fabrics that would run you 25K+.
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i remember reading an article a while ago about kiton bespoke or semi-bespoke suits made from rare fabrics that would run you 25K+.

    I have heard this of Armani as well.
     


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    I've never heard of a suit that costs $35,000. Maybe he buys Savile Row suit made from Alpaca suits embedded with gold threading?

    [​IMG] Not sure what could make a suit cost that much nor what kind of person could charge that much.

    i remember reading an article a while ago about kiton bespoke or semi-bespoke suits made from rare fabrics that would run you 25K+.

    I have heard this of Armani as well.

    Some people will buy anything.
     


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    I have a couple...
     


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