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Information about Charvet and Cifonelli bespoke suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lasbar, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I need some info such as prices ,etc on Charvet and Cifonelli tailoring operations...

    I'm thinking next year treating myself and i was thinking if anybody has actually experienced their products ...

    Charvet is une grande maison de couture ,made famous by the Duke of Windsor and Cifonelli has an excellent reputation in the tailoring world...

    Any tips or advice?
     
  2. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Charvet's tailor also has an excellent reputation. Why not try for yourself?

    Or there is Arnys bespoke, which in their last catalog starts at 6500 euros [​IMG]!!!!!
     
  3. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  4. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I will put my large Gascon nose though the door...

    4500 EURO is a normal price for Bespoke...What about the demi-mesure?

    Charvet prices?
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mon dieu! Are those prices before or after VAT?
     
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    What makes the French bespoke so costly?

    The French artisans seem to be the most consistently expensive in any area whether it be suits or accessories. I suspect there might be that heritage/prestige factor but when you're dealing in such an esoteric area, I should imagine prestige was implied.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    I met a guy in Paris a few years back who wore bespoke Cifonelli. Nice threads, but I thought for the price I'd rather invest in a relationship on Saville Row.
     
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    Or there is Arnys bespoke, which in their last catalog starts at 6500 euros [​IMG]!!!!!

    Jesus, that's more or less Huntsman price, isn't it?
     
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    texas_jack Senior member

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    That price is crazy.
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    4500 euros included VAT as the price is a bit above $5,000 in New York.

    There is more hand work in the suits than in any Savile Row efforts I've seen, and Parisian labor costs are substantially higher than they are in Southern Italy. So a price that's roughly the same as Rubinacci makes sense to me.
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Top SR and NYC bespoke are going to cost you $4500-$5000 for a three piece suit in a good cloth so, beside Arnys, the price don't seem that different.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    4500 euros included VAT as the price is a bit above $5,000 in New York.

    There is more hand work in the suits than in any Savile Row efforts I've seen, and Parisian labor costs are substantially higher than they are in Southern Italy. So a price that's roughly the same as Rubinacci makes sense to me.


    Top SR and NYC bespoke are going to cost you $4500-$5000 for a three piece suit in a good cloth so, beside Arnys, the price don't seem that different.

    I agree.
     
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    texas_jack Senior member

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    Wait a second, I'm thinking of pounds. Euros are 1 to 1 right? I'm an idiot. I thought we were talking about $10,000
     
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    Wait a second, I'm thinking of pounds. Euros are 1 to 1 right? I'm an idiot. I thought we were talking about $10,000

    I thought Euros to dollars was 1.44 or something
     
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    4500 euros included VAT as the price is a bit above $5,000 in New York.

    There is more hand work in the suits than in any Savile Row efforts I've seen, and Parisian labor costs are substantially higher than they are in Southern Italy. So a price that's roughly the same as Rubinacci makes sense to me.


    What about Japan?
     
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    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    A good friend based in Paris wears nothing but Cifonelli. Please let me know if you have any specific questions, and I will pass them along to him.
     
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    stickonatree Senior member

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    my car costs less than a bespoke suit.
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wrote two essays on Cifonelli this past summer. The one with examples of their construction is at http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/...lli-style.html.

    Suit pricing begins around 4,500 euros.


    Wow, I love that hunting jacket. When is the next flight to Paris....
     
  19. Kuro

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    I will put my large Gascon nose though the door...

    4500 EURO is a normal price for Bespoke...What about the demi-mesure?

    Charvet prices?

    When I was there in April I was told starting €3200 for Charvet. If you go the Charvet route, please post about the experience because I'm very interested in doing so myself.
     
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    Interesting, 3200 EUR is less than I thought.
     

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