How Much For a New Polo Suit?

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  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    How much would you or have you paid for the perfect Polo (Corneliani) suit? By perfect I mean staple colors/striped, side vented and no alterations needed except hemming the pants.
     
  2. randob300

    randob300 Senior member

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    I bought a charcoal Polo 90% wool/10% cashmere in mint condition and needed hemming and sleeve shortening (every suit does, for me) for $150. I would have paid a few bucks more because PRL fits me so well and is so versatile (good for interviews/weddings/everything I use a suit for).
     
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    polar-lemon Senior member

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    Ignoring the post above, because it's not what you're asking, my limit would be $700, or 50% of retail.
     
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    Matt S Senior member

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    I've paid about $450 for a solid charcoal Polo II, and that's as much as I'd pay. To pay that price it would have to be a solid, have double vents and forward pleated trousers.
     
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    Not what you're asking, but the SF resale value is in the order of around $300-400, give or take a bit, depending on size and exact colour/details.
     
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    Not what you're asking, but the SF resale value is in the order of around $300-400, give or take a bit, depending on size and exact colour/details.
    Right, it's on the higher end for solid navy or charcoal and in-demand sizes e.g. 38R rather than 48L (just to state the obvious). To answer bb's question though I could see $450 to $500 for a solid navy 2 button personally since I have a solid charcoal and a few pattern/stripes already.
     
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    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Cool, thanks for the input. I asked because I just kopped this one to replace the one I have for sale and the BIN was $395. I guess waiting it out paid as it saved me about $39 and I don't have to wait for cashback.

    It was originally listed as center vented which is why I passed it a few times.
     
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    haha i overpaid hilariously for one from my local RL boutique today then [​IMG]
     
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    haha i overpaid hilariously for one from my local RL boutique today then [​IMG]

    How much?
     
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    KObalto Senior member

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    Nice deal. I like the Corneliani Polo stuff a lot.
     
  11. randob300

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    Ignoring the post above, because it's not what you're asking...

    I described the suit I purchased (thinking since the OP is asking about Polo suits, he may be interested in details) and further elaborated I only use a suit sparingly. I said I paid $150 and I would have been willing to pay a little more. I don't think it's a terribly difficult leap of logic to assume that is about the most I would be willing to pay.
     
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    complicated question. some are awesome, some not so much.
     
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    I would pay up to $500 for 38R navy flat-front if I needed a suit.
     
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    How much?

    Full retail -- $1350 for the Corneliani in a simple charcoal gray. I had been shopping for ages, and it came down to that or a $1100 Canali that was charcoal gray with a pinstripe -- decided to get the more versatile one first.

    I'm cursed to be in the land of little selection. Don't get me started on shoes -- Cole Haan is considered to be top quality around here!
     

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