I bought 3 Tom Fords and I feel terrible about it.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by intense2b, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. gegarrenton

    gegarrenton Senior member

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    Certainly a valid outlook, but I would postulate that the top bespoke houses are going to make proper stylistic choices to give a very good looking if not aggressive suit on the get go. If the customers tastes change over time, then it doesn't really matter whether it's OTR or bespoke, so that's a non starter really, and a bespoke item is already constructed to your frame and most likely can stand a better range of alteration in any given direction. The first bespoke suit will usually be pretty good, and then only get better and more in tune with your tastes. Poole had me nailed on my second commission. It's all gravy now, which is where the OP would be for the money he has spent so far. I also think the lesson of patience and process is critical not just for someone who is looking at tailoring as a hobby, but humans in general. The whole instant gratification consumerism we display as a society is abhorrent.

    At the end of the day, I like TF. It's as well made as anything and a single piece here and there is fantastic. But the value proposition of just grabbing three OTR at 6k a pop is silly. By the third bespoke commission, you will be totally dialed in with your tailor if you pick a good one.
     


  2. Quadcammer

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    woof dude, don't ever wear that blue shirt and tie ever again.
     


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    WTF is up with that skin, it looks like a dead body is wearing that suit.

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  4. intense2b

    intense2b Well-Known Member

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    Do you know, I think we have heard all the opinions and viewpoints that can reasonably be gathered. We are now going seriously off-topic. Baring in mind the fact that theses threads stay around on google for many years, maybe it is time to lock it?

    Ending the discussion now leaves an entertaining and informative thread. Heading down the "you look like a corpse" path isn't really what we are here for.
     


  6. gegarrenton

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    I think you are probably right, but was there ever any doubt where this would end up?
     


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    That I agree, by the way when I say changing taste I mean maturing in taste. You only grow out of something until you had enough of it :satisfied:
     


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    +1
     


  9. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    If we did that, all of the fan-favorite threads would be locked. At one point or another, they've all degenerated into senseless arguments and criticisms.

    I'm not sure about you, but I'm not here to post gems for the sake of some Google-straggler, who may come across the thread in 3 years. I'd rather leave the threads up for the people who are actually using them now (productively or unproductively).
     


  10. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Neat. Thank you too.

    A student of mine is getting married, and I suggested a suit from one of the lines you design.

    Hope your hand's well.

    Btw, I have to apologize. Somehow, I accidentally edited my reply into your post. But I've restored it to as you had it.
     
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  11. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For another alternative, try Suit Supply. I checked them out today and they have the closest thing to TF around and their prices are good.
     


  12. wwh270547237

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    hallo what make you think that tomford ripped off edward sextons style?is fords style really build on sextons style? I've seen in many forums that a lot of people said‘’ Ford's style is based on the Sexton style‘’how is the detailed situation,I'm really curious about him.
     


  13. David Reeves

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    Yeah if you did that with me you'd get a 55,000 super 220 vicuna and silk which may come as something as a shock. Bespoke tailors or bespoke tailoring is not all the same, just like there are good makers/designers and bad. A high end tailor will not need to be micromanaged by a client. They will have accounts with Loro Piana, Scabal, dormeuil, zegan etc so they will have access to the same cloths that TF does, TF may even have exclusive cloths but so could a bespoke maker (I am working on a house tweed and a mohair now).

    A good tailor or front of house man will make choosing from 1000s of cloths easy and even perhaps a delight, its not like all those books get thrown at you and the chap says" have at it" and he comes back at the end of the day. If you do not like selecting style, cloths and linings even these decisions can be deferred with success. Sometimes when this happens I think clients get a better result because the pressure is on me then to get it all right for them not just the fit, a client will on average spend half an hour selecting a cloth but I am looking at them sometimes for years so I have an advantage there.

    TF's style to my eye is very savile row but made to fit a younger or more in shape client so it looks of course amazing. If you are in good shape to begin with and you went to Kilgour, Gieves or Kilgour you would look amazing.

    Did you make a bad move? I'm going to say yes and no honestly, with TF you are paying for the retail space, the marketing and the big brand.....and this is not a bad thing really, its what got you there. The tailoring of those suits is excellent and so is the cloth, the style is very nice as well but you have not bought a unique one of a kind garment like you would with bespoke. This could be something that you do not value and you may not have the time, patience or inclination to go through the bespoke process and I totally understand that, if you are one of those people you just bought some really nice suits.
     
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  14. David Reeves

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    oh.....this is a necro thread, well its an interesting one.
     


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