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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by InfamousX, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Wires

    Wires 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?


    Except that magazines feature certain designers because of longstanding mutually beneficial relationships, not because their offerings are the best. They're going to get a lot more out of making Tom Ford look good, given his status in the industry, than some relative no name. Most big name magazines don't take many risks on lesser known labels, unless they can take the credit for "discovering" them.
     
  2. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    When the cereal goes out to France for its Hand-Flavoring Job ([​IMG]) will TF ensure it comes back strawberry flavored, so its red and you cant return it?
    I am sure I speak for Reevolving as well when I say this: Cereal nearing its expiration date would obviously have to have the [still sealed] plastic bag of flakes removed from the decorative cardboard box and the box itself would be recycled. This way when people look in your cupboard and see the Ford Flakes™, they're still just as delicious as before but you won't have the ability to inadvertently brag to everyone about what an exclusive brand of cereal you're eating. To some people this is not important. This is, when you think about it, the only sensible way to reward those customers whom have pre-ordered their flakes. I am really glad you asked.
     
  3. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tom Ford makes and sells a $1,500 polo shirt for the same reason a dog licks his own balls: He can!
    Well, actually, if Tom Ford makes a $1,500 polo it's because somebody is willing to buy it.
    The construction is jeffreyd approved and from the couple of fit pics guys have posted on SF his suits look great on normal men.
    Depends on your definition of normal. What I saw in Milan would definitely not fit the normal (average) American. This is not to say that there are not different fits available in the U.S. (I will have to check out the Madison ave store). Or this is done on purpose. I remember when he was starting out he wanted to focus on the luxury customer in a different way- namely, by appointment, on off-hours, when the customer could get the whole "experience" and be focused on the made-to-measure rather than RTW. Perhaps, by limiting the fit, he is forcing people into MTM and his "experience".
    They retail a bit higher than that, I think. However, they are made by Zegna, supposedly to Zegna Couture standards and the ZC suits retail for considerably more than the mainline. If you think ZC is worth its retail price (regardless of whether you can afford it), and the TF construction/materials stack up, you are probably paying less for just the TF name than you might think.
    The suit I bought was marked at 4k retail, so quite a bit cheaper than Kiton which is around 7K these days. The only difference I could see between this and the ZC is that ZC buttonholes are all made by hand. Someone commented on my blog, though, that it took two years for them to perfect the look and feel of the garment to TF's standards. I can believe it.
    But, that probably does not translate to his generic polo shirt.
    Who said it was generic? The OP, who may not be qualified to judge. Many people would be equally horrified at the price of the suit, which they might erroneously compare to Men's Wearhouse if they didn't know how to evaluate what they were looking at.
     
  4. bleachboy

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    Depends on your definition of normal. What I saw in Milan would definitely not fit the normal (average) American. This is not to say that there are not different fits available in the U.S. (I will have to check out the Madison ave store). Or this is done on purpose. I remember when he was starting out he wanted to focus on the luxury customer in a different way- namely, by appointment, on off-hours, when the customer could get the whole "experience" and be focused on the made-to-measure rather than RTW. Perhaps, by limiting the fit, he is forcing people into MTM and his "experience".

    An interesting video of Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld talking about TF's clothing. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for the video)
     
  5. edinatlanta

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    I saw two Tom Ford suits being worn this weekend.
     
  6. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    An interesting video of Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld talking about TF's clothing. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for the video)

    I can really see what he means about English style and Italian execution. In my garment, anyway.


    I saw two Tom Ford suits being worn this weekend.

    And?
     
  7. Captain Winky

    Captain Winky Senior member

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    Well, actually, if Tom Ford makes a $1,500 polo it's because somebody is willing to buy it.



    Well yes, my point was that he sells it for that much because he can find a buyer for it.
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Is the collar pop-able on this Tom Ford tennis shirt?

    Thanks.


    - B
     
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  9. Dunvegan

    Dunvegan Well-Known Member

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    Analogy: The oil paints in a Matisse are only worth a hundred bucks or so, max.

    Actually... only about $50, depending on the size...

    Perfect analogy, though!
     

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