Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. mktitsworth

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    will does excellent work and is well regarded everywhere. a tad pricey, but worth it for the delicate stuff because you can trust he will not eff up your ish.
     


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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Field indeed does great work, but is pricey. Far pricier than NSM or Steed. True you pay for the convenience, but I'd go into it realizing you're not buying a Kent Wang suit.
     
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    Are we talking about the cost of alterations or bespoke suits?
    I believe they said their bespoke suits start at $3k.
     


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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Bespoke.

    Their prices must have changed. I was in two years ago (or so) and was told mid-range fabrics started around $4k.
     


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    So did you pull the trigger?
    $4k is...more than I can handle. I hope it is well worth every penny.
     


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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Though my online persona may seem otherwise, I am no big tymer. Don't tell the others.
     


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    his alteration work is also on the pricey side, but worth the peace of mind and the result, for adjustments that are delicate or potentially dangerous, imo.
     


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    How is Steed pricing? I can't find many threads on them and the ones I do find are from 2011 or 2012 and don't really mention pricing, either.

    I know Vox is/was a customer so I am guessing they aren't the most inexpensive around ...

    I'd be looking to do a MTM jacket, not a suit. And it definitely does not need to be bespoke. I think they're coming to Boston and I can't find much info on them to see if it's worth my while to check them out while they are here.
     


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    They're transparent on pricing on their site. Semi-bespoke sportcoats start at 700 pounds, it says.
     


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    I think that's for the fused or half-canvas option (I looked into this for fun). I think they added a fully canvased MTM option, but that was about 1000 pounds? Memory might not be accurate here. It was on their blog, not their site.
     


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    That's the treacherous nature of "start" for you.
     


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    Last I checked a true bespoke sport coat was around 1500GBP with fabric (so around $2.5k). NSM is around $2k for a jacket.

    I will say, if it's over $1,500 for MTM, you may be better served finding a local alternative (depending on what you want/how picky you are).
     
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