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

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

  1. intense2b

    intense2b Well-Known Member

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    By the way the guy in larchmont said he could copy the ford for about 3k.....at least this is what he claims.

    I don't neccesarily want an exact copy....but something close to the flavor and style ....I definitely want those wide lapels and the length of the jacket . I don't care about the theatre style pants.....in fact I don't like them because you can't show off a nice belt.
     


  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You will not learn anything going with the cheap bespoke/MTM/Gilt stuff and you will have wasted time in addition to money. It is a dumb idea.
     


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    intense2b Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks! That's why I posted it because I didn't know what to do. Ok so I won't do that.

    But I don't want to just dive into bespoke without knowing what I'm doing . I guess I will have to just read all the threads on this site and learn that way....

    Again thanks for the advice . I will stay away.
     


  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can read these reviews: http://www.bownsbespoke.com/

    understand that the guy is basically a shill who writes nice articles in exchange for free stuff. BUT, you will get a sense of what bespoke is like and what you can expect to see. Dege and Poole are the real thing, so his descriptions are more or less accurate, even if they are puffing.
    Then, you can wear one of your Tom Ford suits to a tailor, tell him what you like about it (and what you don't) and ask him to describe what he would make for you and how it might differ from what you are wearing.
     


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    intense2b Well-Known Member

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    great idea! thanks....i will absolutely do that.
     


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    aravenel Senior member

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    That would be for some crazy (read: stupid) novelty fabric. Even some of the most expensive tailoring houses (Rubinacci, Liverano, Huntsman) are around what you paid for your TF for most fabrics.

    Listen to dopey; he knows what he's talking about
     
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  7. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Why hasn't anybody mentioned the TF outlet?

    If you want a 'throw away' suit that's like Tom Ford, but is cheaper than $6k, then buy a Tom Ford suit from the outlet for $2k.
     


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    othertravel Senior member

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    And keep in mind that it could be difficult for a tailor to replicate the Tom Ford look. As an example, TF suits use three layers of canvass to create that unique silhouette. Can any tailor do that? Maybe not.
     


  9. intense2b

    intense2b Well-Known Member

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    hmmmmmm......I didnt know that? im not feeling so terrible anymore. :).

    i was under the impression that bespoke would blow TF to shreds.....but maybe not?

    the other suits I bought prior to Fprd were Gucci.....are those a bit easier to replicate? I LOVE the Gucci cut as well .
     


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    intense2b Well-Known Member

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    well no...i want to try a custom made suit to see what its like and to learn how to pick one. i dont need lessons on how to buy a tom ford suit.....its relatively simple......you pay an obscene anount of money and viola you have a suit.

    my problem was that after paying that money i leaRned that or at least started to thnk that custom could even look better than TF.....but in order to do that yo have to know what you are doing.....which i do NOT!

    so i was thnking to buy a cheap custom suit just as a lesson in learning what bespoke is all about.

    as far as the outlet .....i was there. some intersting stuff....definitely good for shirts although be careful there are some damaged ones.

    the suits.....not too many sizes and not the ones I like. but its definitely worth a visit....ill be going back again soon.
     
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    othertravel Senior member

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    Fair enough. Then as a start, why don't you try made-to-measure from a reputable company? Samuelsohn, Corneliani, Pal Zileri all have great mtm/custom programs that are reasonably priced. I've also heard great things on the forum about Joseph Lock (he has his own thread on the forum).

    I think JL's prices are around $1k for a handmade suit; can anybody confirm?
     


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  13. intense2b

    intense2b Well-Known Member

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    cool thanks....i will try....

    im actually enjoying this....i needed a new hobby.....its amazing how much there is to know.....its a bit intimidating.....but enjoyable for sure.

    i will have a lot of questions along the way
     
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  14. AceBoogie

    AceBoogie Senior member

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    You mean Andrew Lock?

    I have a MTM from Andrew Lock, handmade super 110s 2 piece for 990.
    He told me the usual price range for suits are 990-1490 although it can be higher or lower depending on the material.

    I'm located near him so when the suit was done i met him at his tailor and fixed up minor stuff and he covered that too.
     


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    intense2b Well-Known Member

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    can you explain to me in laymans terms whatbis "super 100" ?
     
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