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Looking for a Tom Ford suit desperately need advice!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in2suits, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    LOL, this is about as vulgar as they come. Eat your heart out, Hermès Man!
     
  2. Jamie1720

    Jamie1720 New Member

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    I really don't see the point in having a Tom Ford suit when you can go to Saville row and get a bespoke for around £2500? Your paying so much for the brand name. I love designers but you have to think sometimes is it really worth the money.
     
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  3. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    No logic involved here. You are the definition of a brand whore.

    A brand whore is someone who buys something simply because of the brand and not because they understand all of the attributes involved or why that brand may or may not be superior to another product.
     
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  4. GBR

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    Tom Ford is nothing of the sort but if you must have one, get one.

    If you are anxious to stick with second hand to satisfy this strange goal then the prices are what the prices are. There is no set tariff so potluck rules.
     
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  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    What I was trying to get at before this became a fight between you and some other members is that there are very good reasons to buy Tom Ford but you need to know what the reasons are, and they need to line up with what you want. I like Tom Ford a lot and plan to eventually buy one down the road. My reasons are the stylistic choices of the lapels, button stance, length, pockets, shoulders as well as the dramatic cut of the jacket along with a strong, roped shoulder. This can't be simply "replicated" by a bespoke tailor. Not only will most bespoke tailors not want to try to duplicate it, but they most likely won't be able to get it perfectly alike. However, you need to know why you want it, otherwise, there may be better options.
     
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  7. SanityAtEdge

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    I think I maybe able to help you out, I have a few TF suits at your size that you have requested. My suits are not worn I'm selling them significantly higher than the 700 you see. Since you said your budget is 3500 (I've PM'd you). Personally I do suggest you look into it before buying these suits as they are quite an investment. On another note, I'm new to SF too infact this is my first post. Best of luck!
     
  8. SanityAtEdge

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    I think you're being a little harsh, I bought my first Tom Ford not knowing a thing about suits. It was an impulse buy, however the process of purchasing it and wearing it alone taught me a lot about the fabric and cut. I don't think anyone started out with extensive knowledge about suits. In short, let the man figure it out on his own and I'm sorry Trojans? Go Wolverines!
     
  9. addedfuel

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    SanityAtEdge, in2suits wrote that he has seen some used Tom Ford suits for 700$ and was dubious of its authenticity when he knows they retail for 3500-5000$. I don't think he said his budget was 3500$.

    As for pricing on a used garment that's so rare, there's no standard market price like there is for used cars, they are however much the owner is willing to sell for.
     
  10. mhdena

    mhdena Senior member

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    You need to familiarize yourself with whatever the brand is, once you know what the real one looks and feels like then you'll be able to spot a fake.

    This means going to where they sell them retail and thoroughly examine them.
     
  11. thewakefield

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    Don't get discouraged. I know why you like Tom Ford suits. I loved them even before I knew they were Tom Ford. Being a brand whore isn't always bad. Some brands just get it right. Apple for instance. Are apple enthusiast labeled brand whores. Of course not, it's just a simple preference. I believe what the others wanted to know is why you wanted Tom Ford; however you came here looking for help for something specific; not to be scrutinized so I apologized that happened. The others are correct about having a back up plan though. I would love to partner you with a great suit designer/tailor that can design the exact look you want. Let me know If you need my help any further
     
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