Kiton

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by @riss, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. @riss

    @riss Senior member

    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    can someone break down kiton to me? its astronomically priced at barney's (like 5k for a suit). where's it from? how long has it been around? thanks.
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

    Messages:
    10,284
    Likes Received:
    125
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Check their website- I believe it's www.kiton.it. If you're in New York you can also visit Kiton's boutique on 54th. Kiton was voted "The Best of the Best" suitmaker by Robb Report for 2004. I believe Oxxford in Chicago won it for 2002 and 2003. I can give a thumbnail about what makes it so pricey- exquiste fabrics, usually at least Super 130s or better, often Super 150s. Most of the garment is hand sewn- usually in excess of 40 hours per garment. Others here can speak more in detail. And cachet- lots of it. They can charge 5K because people will pay it- it's the Bentley of suits IMO.
     


  3. @riss

    @riss Senior member

    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    NYC


  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

    Messages:
    2,093
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004


  5. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2002
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1
    Partly it's the product, but it's also partly marketing.

    koji
     


  6. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Senior member

    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    I agree with Thracozaag's assessment. Kiton is far from a shabby product, but marketing has certainly been a great help.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by