Isaia Made to Measure

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  1. rsp1

    rsp1 Senior member

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    Does anyone have any experience with Isaia's made to measure program? I am very pleased with my RTW Isaia suit and continue to really like their overall look ("poor" man's Kiton?).

    I am considering stopping by their M2M program at Barneys (M2M for same price as RTW)
     


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    johnapril Senior member

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    Kiton is overpriced. Isaia is priced about right for what you get. The MTM program is excellent. Many of the customers at the store where I shop are switching from Zegna MTM to Isaia MTM. Note that you can choose from many colorful linings Isaia has to offer, so don't miss that option.
     


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    rsp1 Senior member

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    Yeah, the salesman told me about the lining option.  I was surprised to see that Zegna MTM is the same price as Isaia MTM.  It seems to me that Isaia is really targeting a sweet spot in the market from a value perspective.

    On a side note, does anyone know why many Isaia RTW suits are labelled "Made in Switzerland"? (eerily like Zegna)
     


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    What is the pricing for Isaia MTM at Barney's?

    Thanks.
     


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    rsp1 Senior member

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    Depends on fabric. Most are 2,395 (which is the RTW price of all their Isaia suits). Some 100s are 2,295, most 130s are 2,495. I imagine the more exotics/higher counts are more, but I'd say 80% are 2295-2495 (no extra charge for custom lining, working buttonholes, etc).
     


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    rsp1 Senior member

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    Well, I pulled the trigger on a super 130s navy pinstripe Isaia MTM (went for a burgundy lining). Also met the Isaia north america Rep.

    We'll see how it looks in 6-8 weeks....
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    I wouldn't say that. They are world class, and often use exclusive fabrics. You do get what you pay for, although "˜what' you pay for it is another matter altogether.

    Jon.
     


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    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    Isaia priced the same as zegna is absurd. Isaia is so much better. that's like a BMW 545i being the same price as a VW Bug

    what was the name of the American Rep? andrew?
     


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    I forget his name. He was tall and had worked in italy for a while before new york.
     


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    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    i met with them once, the other guy's name escapes me. guido. i think his name is guido, very nice guy. balding i think i recall
     


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    I own suits by both and disagree.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    let us know how the suit turns out.
     


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    Phil Senior member

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    I own 3 MTM Isaia suits, all bought through Saks, in NYC. I couldnt be happier.
     


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    Comparing Zegna to Isaia doesn't quite make sense to me, unless you're comparing them because they are available in the same channel--Neiman's.

    How would Isaia compare to Borrelli, for example?
     


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    Not to hijack my own thread, but i've actually wondered - a) how are Borrelli's suits and what would be the "peer group" and b) who makes Isaia's shirts and ties? The stitching of their shirts seems remarkably similar to Borrelli shirts.
     


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