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Greenfield on Gilt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rdlrkl, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    Hmm, I'm surprised on that one--definitely don't see any evidence of that in the lining.

    The Isaia was nice, don't get me wrong, but fabric was not in the same league as what I see at the local Neimans in SF. It was sort of a steel blue number in a S120s hopsacky ticketpunchy type of thing. I've seen the same suit make several apperances in successive Isaia sales--which made me think it was probably a made-for-Gilt item. Again, not unhappy with it in any way--other than for the fact that I saw some dbag wearing the same suit at a conference--and definitely feel I got a great deal on it.

    I think what people are failing to appreciate is that these are not diffusion line items. The manufacturers want money, obviously, but their mainline standards are still likely to remain largely in place even with items made for Gilt.


    Isaia we buy from their retail stock, C'e' Luca! and Corallo Rosso are the brands the Isaia group make exclusively for Gilt, Nordstroms and other channels.
     
  2. Bull

    Bull Senior member

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    Gilt is a foul, miserable thing, but I'd do its founders. A few buddies of mine went to HBS with Alexandra. A bright young lady, from what I gather.

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  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    Gilt is a foul, miserable thing, but I'd do its founders. A few buddies of mine went to HBS with Alexandra. A bright young lady, from what I gather.


    Did you read the NY Mag article?
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Ryan founded Gilt. These two were hired later.
     
  5. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    anyone who kopped care to share their experience?
     
  6. tonio028

    tonio028 Senior member

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    anyone who kopped care to share their experience?

    I purchased the tan cotton pair and I'm actually wearing them today. So far, my impression is good. I'm typically a 30 in pants and ordered that size despite the one article saying to size up and they were indeed a tad snug in the top block. I had my tailor let out the waist and seat a tad and they are still snug at the hips (not enough for me to be uncomfortable at all though), but then again I'm used to true slim fits being a frequenter of the SW&D side. I like the material and I feel that they are a good pair of quality well made pants. Nice, deep front and lined pockets, etc. They certainly aren't the holy grail of pants, but they are what I would expect a pair of pants to be at the price they were listed for during the sale. I'm thinking that the mainline Greenfield pants are in a whole different bracket, but having no personal experience I can't really speak to that with any facts.

    I know they caught my tailor's eye as soon as he saw them up close. He really liked the cotton and said they were a very nice pair of pants. As soon as he starting measuring me up, he knew they were hand made and when I mentioned Greenfield, he knew the name and had good feedback to share.
     
  7. sfnapolifan

    sfnapolifan Well-Known Member

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    anyone who kopped care to share their experience?

    since this thread has been resurrected...

    i bought the seersucker pants. fit well (slim cut) and appear well made (in the same ballpark as greenfield-made bbgf pants). panta is probably a better bargain on the same manufacturer's wares (but better materials), but i'm pleased and will be looking forward to the next sale to maybe pick up some more. my only gripe is that i would have preferred the pants to have a french fly.
     
  8. bjan

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    Anyone buy a suit? Any feedback on it?
     
  9. ElementHU

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    I ordered a 46R in the Navy and returned it straightaway. The material seemed nice, but the jacket sleeves were so short that it almost seemed altered already...either that or I mistakenly bought a Thom Browne suit. Nonetheless, I wasn't thrilled with the cut though the material had a decent hand. As I complained about these being potentially altered merchandise, Gilt gave me a full refund to my credit card instead of account credit.
     
  10. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Resurrecting this thread, as I see Gilt has a few MG suits in my size (36S).

    http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/suits-o...oduct/34550453

    I like it and all, but a) this thread worries me but is far from conclusive (almost everyone is pontificating about Gilt rather sharing a real experience), and b) I'm a "slim-fit" whore at heart and am wondering if this suit is cut as fashionably as Dior, etc.
     
  11. bleachboy

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    I like it and all, but a) this thread worries me but is far from conclusive (almost everyone is pontificating about Gilt rather sharing a real experience), and b) I'm a "slim-fit" whore at heart and am wondering if this suit is cut as fashionably as Dior, etc.

    I bought one of the Gilt MG suits recently and it is fucking awesome.

    It is not even remotely Dior Homme. I wouldn't call it slim-fit, just well tailored. It's slimmer than most American-made suits, but it's still fairly conservative. I would compare it to most Italian suits these days.
     
  12. run23

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    I bought an MG 38s suit on Gilt. Fit was almost perfect and the fabric/workmanship was very good (especially given the $$ I spent). The jacket length is pretty short (on the shortest end of the acceptable range), but I like short cuts so it didn't bother me. My only complaint is that there is too much shoulder padding, but I plan on trying to get that fixed.
     
  13. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I always enjoy reading posts where the forum members think they know than the people behind the scenes . It depresses me though on how cheap you fuckers are.
    MC- a champagne taste with a cool aid budget.
     
  14. ShelterIslandMike

    ShelterIslandMike Well-Known Member

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    Here's the deal: I just bought a MG suit for $900, no returns. It will be delivered next week. I've never bought anything from Gilt before buying this suit. For that matter, I have never bought serious clothing that cannot be returned or at least fixed. So, this is a leap for me.

    Here's why I did it: I know MG's stuff and how it is made. MG makes full-canvas jackets with hand-sewn arm holes and tons of construction details that make the suit a workhorse over the long haul. Super 120s wool is about as high as I am willing to go because I want a suit that I can wear frequently and does not have to be coddled.

    Mostly I did it because I cannot believe MG would put its own name on anything that does not meet its standards, regardless of any collaboration with some Gilt designer. They'd be ruining a company that has been around for more than 50 years and has been making a quality product for all that time.

    (I'm a little worried about the length of the jacket, but that's a style issue. I am not worried about sizing in general because I am a true 40R and, besides, I always have tailoring/alterations done when buying off the rack.)

    I let you know how it works out.
     
  15. ShelterIslandMike

    ShelterIslandMike Well-Known Member

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    My MG suit from Gilt came today.

    Fabric: nice, somewhat thin (but that's super 130s).
    Jacket: true to size but tight, much waist suppression, a little shorter (1 1/2 inches) than what I'm used to wearing.
    Pants: very slim and tight.

    Overall: a quality suit. More fashion-forward than anything MG did for BB, but in a nice way. I remember trying on an MG Golden Fleece about three years ago. That suit was big and boxy; nothing like the MG from Gilt. Anyway, the suit is being altered now by my tailor. Jacket and pants need to be let out (a first for me). The slim, flat-front pants do permit, in my opinion, cuffs of any size, even of one were inclined to cuffs on flat-front pants.
     
  16. highfalutin

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    There is another Martin Greenfield sale over the next 23 hours (from the time of this post). I am thinking of picking up a new suit from this collection. Do any of you have any more recent thoughts about this topic? Do those prices look reasonable?
     
  17. cowpoke

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    Revising because Gilt is doing MG suits again. I'm curious to get a 38, but I'm worried at 6'1" it'll be too short (they seem not to sell long sizes). Does anyone know what heights these suits are meant to fit?
     
  18. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it will be too short. in the body.

    I guess someone needs to fill a factory with work!!!
     
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