I don't get it, why buy a €5000 Brioni or Kiton suit when you can go bespoke?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Young Gentleman, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. mrclam

    mrclam Senior member

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    I've had this experience as well, though moreso with getting shirts made. When you buy something off the rack, you've got a pretty damn good idea how its going to fit you, and how its going to look. When you go bespoke, you have to hope that what you've communicated to your tailor gets remembered beyond the measurements he's writing down in terms of shape, and that he nails every single detail you specify.

    In general, with a good tailor and experience in communicating these things, this is not going to be a problem, but the forum is full of people who need to work with a tailor several times before they get the suit just perfect. for a lot of people, this is just too much risk and too much hassle when you can get something off the rack that's going to meet a lot of your requirements.
     


  2. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Take at look at T&L's house Lumb's GB sharkskin. Mina is making a suit for me from that right now.

    Will get back to you about your note...thank you!
     


  3. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    2 questions:
    1) has everyone realized by now that mikedt lives in china
    2) is this a another wight'esque sounding board masquerading as a naive question, again.
     


  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, my previous post was meant as a defense of good bespoke, not an attack on it. I just think it's a shame when the great tailors are lumped in with all the bad/mediocre ones because, hey, it's bespoke. And bespoke is magical.

    That said, I suspect that the bespoke guys in that thread would still be there if they were in RTW. Don't you think?
     


  5. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I feel that it is more romantic to note that he lives in Mongolia among the tiny horses.
     


  6. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Interesting. Perhaps.

    I'm trying to imagine Manton in RTW, and I just can't conjure that up.
     


  7. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    while technically liver, I think this does not capture the spirit of the statement....
     


  8. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Looks good, boss!


     


  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can. Because I suspect he and I and you -- and the guys in that thread in general -- share certain tastes that go beyond where we source our clothes. And make us more likely to complain about some of the recent directions of the forum.

    No offense to anyone who finds himself lumped in my company. :laugh:
     


  10. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's not a process that will garner magical results. It's about the great potential that can be realized by engaging in the process. Possibilities and garments that cannot be created in another way.

    If you had a venn diagram it would be; Cloth, cut and construction / client / tailor. All three elements in equal parts.
     


  11. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    I remember a few Brioni suits that Voxy posted a few years ago. Absolutely stunning.
     


  12. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    That's what I meant when I offered the HOF group as a sample, but you said it much better.
     


  13. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    why do you care? and why should people all behave like igents? have you not seen enough horrid bespoke examples in the current WAYWT thread?
     


  14. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Look, some people don't care about money, and their time is more important than eating margarita pizza in Naples with old guys who make clothes. They want to be in and out of Bergdorf and look great for their dinner that night, not two years from then.
     


  15. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    If you are saying we would be equally insane in custom or RTW, that is probably right.
     


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