Help me understand super high prices clothes... like Tom Ford

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  1. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wonder how many layers of canvas he has in the front panel. I'm thinking maybe 4. Minimum. [​IMG]


    Oh? Why is that? [​IMG]
     


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    The Dutch paid thousands for tulips before the tulip bubble popped.

    The famous last words for any irrational exuberance is always; "this time, its different."
     


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    InfamousX Well-Known Member

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    Read my post again. Tom Ford is for the discerning customer. If you think your cheaper polo looked and fit better, then maybe you aren't really a Tom Ford kind of guy, which is o.k. Tom Ford isn't for everyone, which is part of why it is so exclusive and high-fashion.

    How many magazines do layouts showing your polo? How many stars where your polo and how many wear Tom Ford's? See what I am saying?


    I think that is more in the name recognition than the quality and fit of this particular polo. I have a really good build for my body that fits clothes very well. A lot of "high end" clothes fit exceptionally well on me. But this polo in particular just did not compare to not just a cheap 548 but also other expensive brands like Armani, Zegna and my Theory shirts.
     


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    What I mean to say is that Tom Ford is not like Kiton, which is simply expensive -- Tom Ford offers items of exquisite taste and beauty that are simply unavailable at a lower price point.

    Tom Ford is for the discerning customer. If you think your cheaper polo looked and fit better, then maybe you aren't really a Tom Ford kind of guy, which is o.k. Tom Ford isn't for everyone, which is part of why it is so exclusive and high-fashion.

    How many magazines do layouts showing your polo? How many stars where your polo and how many wear Tom Ford's? See what I am saying?


    It seems some of you guys have been drinking the Kool-Aid. Tom Ford undeniably knows a thing or two about designing men's apparel, but I cringe at the suggestion that his clothes are the product of some kind of nonpareil artistry. Give me a break. For the most part, his designs are highly generic, and when they aren't, they're just garish interpretations of classic designs.
     


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    Anyway, this Tom Ford polo was $1500.00.
    Paying $1500 for a cotton polo is ridiculous. But there are people out there for whom being ridiculous is not an issue.
     


  7. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Excellent, and I am looking forward to your next post.

    I wonder how many layers of canvas he has in the front panel. I'm thinking maybe 4. Minimum. [​IMG]


    Nope. Not 4. But I know why you might think that.
     


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    George Senior member

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    Nope. Not 4. But I know why you might think that.
    Didn't Ford say he considered A&S to be the best tailors in the world? Nice article by the way.
     


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    Because buyers are willing to pay the price -- something is worth what someone else is willing to pay.
    seriously, did you really need to even ask?
     


  10. w.o.e.is.me.

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    After seeing how some of TF's suits fit OTR, I think they are worth $4K. Polo for $1.5K?! Hell no!

    +1.
     


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    Nope. Not 4. But I know why you might think that.

    Great write up J.
     


  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Very interesting, J.

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    Great write up J.

    Agreed, very interesting post. I guess no sartorial myth-busting this time around.

    I also liked that little bit of non-technical commentary at the beginning.
    One of these days you're going to turn into a style blogger, Jeffery [​IMG]
     


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    It seems some of you guys have been drinking the Kool-Aid. ... blah blah blah ... interpretations of classic designs.

    Just what would Tom Ford need to design to impress you?

    In the world of clothes, I don't feel like I have "drunk the Kool-Aid" to feel that John Galliano is a brilliant designer -- artist, even -- just because he designs (gasp!) .... dresses! Just various interpretations of classic designs.

    I mean, Van Gogh was not the first artist to paint flowers. Monet was not the first artist to paint buildings. Am I simply buying into some kind of hype because I believe that Van Gogh's irises are a work of genius versus, you know, a college student drawing of a vase of flowers?
     


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    Nope. Not 4. But I know why you might think that.

    Seeing that TF suit cut up makes me want to cry. [​IMG]
     


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