Knot Standard custom suits?

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  1. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone heard of them before? I did a search but nothing came up. I thought they were a business similar to Indochino but they state that they do not use pre-cut patterns, that each pattern is customized. I saw a Living Social deal today which led me to them but I rather not go thru the ordeal I had when I tried Indochino.
    http://www.knotstandard.com/
     


  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    It will not be bespoke at that price, probably a pattern generated by a computer rather than hand drafted.

    Speaks little of construction so fused with minimal handwork.

    Just another front for far eastern garments of questionable quality.
     


  3. MikeDT

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    I think GBR is spot on.

    Funny how there's always a Living Social or Groupon deal with these things.
     
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  4. FlyingMonkey

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    It's not that strange. Like any company that's serious about using the net and social media these days, they probably have a very simple custom search programmed on Google to look for references to their company so that their PR can follow up immediately.
     


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    Big A Senior member

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    This. Posts on this forum get picked up by the Google spider in a matter of minutes, it seems. Probably just had a Google alert set up.
     


  6. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    No, I don't work for them and I've been a member of the forum for a while mostly lurking.
     


  7. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Isn't that what they call :spam:?

    I'm not about to go dropping several hundred bucks on some Internet thing that I've never heard of, just because Google spidered it, someone liked it on Facebook or tweeted about it or whatever.

    It's happened so frequently on here. Someone orders a "bespoke" suit on the internet, maybe they meet some strangers in a hotel room, and then some rumpled, ill-fitting, poor quality thing turns up in the post a few weeks later.
     
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  8. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    As long as I leave the hotel with both kidneys, I'm happy.
     


  9. suitupshop

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    Well,

    Betty Blue may be BOT or a front. but I do the same thing..

    I work mostly online and most clients are ok with that, so when there is a post from someone who has never purchased a suit from me explaining my process.. and detailing the quality of my suit without ever seeing one, I will sign up and respond,
     


  10. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    That's the thing, could be a front for an illegal organ harvesting and trafficking network. The "Knot Standard", "Harry Suits", "Executive Custom Tailors" or whatever thing maybe just a ruse to lure people in. Get you in that hotel room, smother you with chloroform, next thing you know, you're in intensive care minus your kidneys or liver.
     
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  11. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Thing is, I never buy anything online, unless I have definite proof that the product or service is any good or not, or even if I'm going to receive it.

    Affiliate Vendors on SF should be OK though, because established members will often post pictures of what they've bought.
     


  12. FlyingMonkey

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    No, it isn't. Spam is when you get unwanted or irrelevant e-mail or posts. If someone asks a question about a company, and the company responds, that's perfectly okay, surely? However, if the original poster had been paid to post the thread or question, which is always possible (a lot of companies and indeed nation-states* pay chat forum members to post on their behalf), then the whole thing is spam. (*The Chinese government is a very good example...)
     


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    Interesting. Dubai is not a particularly inexpensive place to do business. Nor is it particularly easy to set up a business there.

    May I enquire as to how you ended up choosing to manufacture in Dubai? Just curious.
     


  14. MikeDT

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    I wonder if they do manufacture in Dubai? Don't normally think of Dubai as a manufacturing place, it's very expensive. Maybe the manufacturing is done here in China, like with many of these low-price online "tailors".
     
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    :nodding:

    I'm suspicious because we seem to get a lot what appears to be paid shills or supposed employees joining SF praising whatever these peeps are trying to sell, like Harry Suits or Executive Custom Tailors, to name two recent ones. Then there's threads where some poor soul is asking for advice about the ill-fitting sartorial disaster they bought online from people like this.

    The low price "bespoke tailor" scam is not even a new thing, I remember it happening in the 80s and 90s in the UK. There would be a large-ad in the local paper, an event is held at a local hotel, people pay money, and they either get horrible suits a few weeks/months later or nothing at all. Sure there was even a BBC "Watchdog" consumer report about this as well.
     
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