Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Grammaton Cleric, Jul 2, 2013.
No hate, we're just being the usual cheap ass
Oh.... In that case, carry on, gents.
I do hope they convince WW Chan to offer fittings via the Tribeca location. I've always been intrigued by Chan but cannot abide by their 'no-fittings U.S. Tour' model.
I'm pretty sure they do offer as many fittings as you want. All you have to do is pay to have it shipped to you and then you ship it back to their shop. Has this changed?
While they may offer fittings via that model, it hardly sounds ideal, and I imagine the shipping adds meaningfully to the cost.
Would certainly be nice if The Armoury guys could convince them to follow a more conventional traveling tailor model.
Quote:What are their prices for Saint Crispin Shoes - Couple of years back they had many RTW models....
About $1,600 I think.
Last I checked, Chan fittings add a little under $100 to the cost of a suit. It's just the back and forth shipping they charge, nothing else. On an average $1800 suit, it's a relatively minor addition. It does, however, add significantly to the time to delivery (2 months+ to an already lengthy process...)
+1. I, for one, and excited to visit the store (and to spend all the money I should be "saving". What is it the kids are saying these days "yolo". Kidding (not really).
Mark already has a Drake's store in London.
Even with the extra two months the time is still comparable or a bit better than that of the normal travelling tailor. Even with the cost of the fitting, the price is still excellent by bespoke standards. And the fit is so much better for the first couple of garments I have never understood why they do not require a forward fitting and save some of their customers from walking around in suits that obviously need adjustment(s).
$200 dollars plus the cost of shipping it back to them after basted fittings.
Have the Armoury gents commented on this news at all?
Really looking forward to seeing how this all shapes up, have purchased a few things from them via email and in the physical store in HKG - should be interesting to see how they fair here. I am hoping it goes really well! Maybe tribeca will be a new "menswear" hot spot – I could certainly see how people would want to pop over the Greenwich hotel bar/courtyard for a drink. Seems to vibe well.
Khaki's of Carmel will be receiving their first order of Ring Jackets in August. They will be the first store in the US to handle the line. Jim Ockert, the owner of Khaki's of Carmel met with Kunichi Fukushima, president of Ring Jacket. They will have exclusive fabrics and cuts for the store. I plan to head down there next month to check them out as soon as they arrive.
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