How much would be willing to pay for an OTR suit?

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  1. spidercan

    spidercan Senior member

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    I think my most comfortable range is $500, but if I really want something I can boost it up to $750. Thoughts?
     


  2. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Does this reflect paying retail prices or sale prices?
     


  3. spidercan

    spidercan Senior member

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    Sale price of course. I'm just trying to justify to myself a purchase I just made[​IMG]
     


  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    depends. if i were in a particular suit and had the funds, i can go up to 1000 bux for a rtw i would think. never been there but i can imagine if i can find a staple kiton or brioni suit for a reall good price i would
    depends on the maker.
     


  5. gsugsu

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    Sale price of course. I'm just trying to justify to myself a purchase I just made[​IMG]

    Well, did the sale price fit in with the SF approved % off policy?
     


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    I think the most I paid for RTW was $600 for a solid navy Oxxford gibbons 2B, nwt. It's my basic navy suit, probably gets the most wear of my suits. I believe I've been in the $500 range a couple of times (A Belvest for Louis Boston that is my best fitting suit and a Gray Herringbone Oxxford, nwt, which is still sitting unaltered in my closet).

    At $750 for RTW, I think I would start considering MTM, over a $1000 and I think I'll just jump to full custom bespoke (even though that's a big jump). My alterations bills tend to be high due to square shoulders and the need for tapering the body.
     


  7. ragdoll

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    I've paid close to 4K for a Kiton or two that I especially liked. That was 50% off.
    I wouldn't pay full price.
     


  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    I've paid close to 4K for a Kiton or two that I especially liked. That was 50% off.
    I wouldn't pay full price.


    I think you are the only one of a very few big timers here on this forum. I don't think there are that many capable and have the mental capacity to fork over 4000 for a suit. I really like that. All of us here complain when something is not like 95 percent off.
     


  9. MyOtherLife

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    $1,000.00 is my limit.
     


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    U$3000 is probably my limit for something I really like
     


  11. GBR

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    Nothing - don't do OTR under any circumstances.
     


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    depends. if i were in a particular suit and had the funds, i can go up to 1000 bux for a rtw i would think. never been there but i can imagine if i can find a staple kiton or brioni suit for a reall good price i would
    depends on the maker.


    Same here. I'm waiting for a staple solid navy Brioni to drop under 1k ... it had a retail of $5500
     


  13. Vihsadas

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    Nothing - don't do OTR under any circumstances.

    Any specific suggestion on how we could find an MTM within our price ranges?
     


  14. Diavolo

    Diavolo Senior member

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    Nothing - don't do OTR under any circumstances.

    +1. Mortgage the house, don't eat...absolutely nothing's more important than a MTM or bespoke suit. Just go into debt and buy three or four suits at $4000 each. It's easy to do and 95 per cent of the population will be able to tell you have an expensive suit on.
    Most people can only do OTR and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that if they are tailored properly and maybe on sale. Canali, Corneliani, Isaia etc can be bought on the web for around $600 - and you are saying avoid these at all costs?
    Bad advice. Dangerous advice even.
     


  15. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Senior member

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    Nothing - don't do OTR under any circumstances.

    I'm a bit baffled by the extreme MTM vs. OTR preference exhibited by style forumites. Most MTM services don't seem to allow exceptional customization and for individuals who are pretty standard sizes and shapes, I admit that it's not often I see a MTM suit here that looks notably better than a well-tailored RTW garment from a good maker.

    If I had 750-1000 dollars to spend on a suit, I'd probably go the OTR route as I'm a fairly standard size (6'2", 40 chest, 8 inch drop) and if you take out the extra expense of MTM, I could get one level up of suit (materials, brand as a quality proxy, etc) and get it tailored for the same price as a MTM suit of slightly lesser quality.
     


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