• STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Ok, I give up: Why is Kiton so expensive?

SpallaCamiccia

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
2,364
Reaction score
3
Originally Posted by aj_del
^^ Irrespective of whether one's employer pays for hostels or 5* hotels, I dont think it pays for Kiton clothes

Sorry , it must be an English issue as I haven´t been irrespective with anybody.
 

Bill Smith

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2008
Messages
1,430
Reaction score
58
Originally Posted by teddieriley
Who is the sucker - you or the guy who has so much money that buying Kiton at full retail doesn't dent his account as much as buying steak from Applebee's would dent yours? Just sayin...Don't worry, I'm the Applebee's guy.

Most of the heavy hitters I know who are buying suits are having tailors visit their offices, not buying Kiton off the rack.
 

teddieriley

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Messages
8,738
Reaction score
400
Originally Posted by Bill Smith
Most of the heavy hitters I know who are buying suits are having tailors visit their offices, not buying Kiton off the rack.

And your point?
 

itsstillmatt

The Liberator
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
14,384
Reaction score
2,066
Kiton still looks 100x better than most of what I see on WAYWN (fuck my eyes, I looked today for awhile) including many of the things from some of the superstars, bespoke or otherwise.
 

teddieriley

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2006
Messages
8,738
Reaction score
400
Originally Posted by iammatt
Kiton still looks 100x better than most of what I see on WAYWN (fuck my eyes, I looked today for awhile) including many of the things from some of the superstars, bespoke or otherwise.

+1, if you can carry it well. I tried on Kiton SC at Sak's once, and as espoused elsewhere, it is so light and conforming, it really does feel like you're not wearing a jacket - maybe a sweater at best - and this was before any tailoring. I looked so good, I would have turned a lesbian straight. This is hard to replicate, and doing so with bespoke will take a lot of patience and fittings. Now only if I had an extra $4K.
 

aj_del

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2009
Messages
6,964
Reaction score
127
Originally Posted by iammatt
Kiton still looks 100x better than most of what I see on WAYWN (fuck my eyes, I looked today for awhile) including many of the things from some of the superstars, bespoke or otherwise.

Was that due to fit issues or taste of the posters ?
 

HPress

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2010
Messages
181
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by iammatt
Kiton still looks 100x better than most of what I see on WAYWN (fuck my eyes, I looked today for awhile) including many of the things from some of the superstars, bespoke or otherwise.
+100. I think most people here terrible taste anyway. Though I'm not one to talk as I always look like shit. Besides, bespoke is hugely overrated, IMHO. There are only a handful of tailors that can make you a better suit than OTR. I should add: the few people with great style who I know in real life don't wear expensive clothing anyway (with one exception) and always make surprisingly cheap things look desirable.
 

Zegnamtl

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2006
Messages
649
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by iammatt
Kiton still looks 100x better than most of what I see on WAYWN (fuck my eyes, I looked today for awhile) including many of the things from some of the superstars, bespoke or otherwise.

+2

Slam them all you want guys, they found a perfect niche spot, they are doing it way better than anyone else, and running to the bank with it.

Stylish capitalists.


I went top the Tom Ford opening here last week.
Almost the same cost as Kiton.

Kiton? Ford?
Kiton? Ford?

Kiton! By a large margin.
 

SpallaCamiccia

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
2,364
Reaction score
3
Originally Posted by iammatt
Kiton still looks 100x better than most of what I see on WAYWN (fuck my eyes, I looked today for awhile) including many of the things from some of the superstars, bespoke or otherwise.

+1 But other items as lizard shoes or big K belts are horrible !
 

OxxfordSJLINY

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2007
Messages
659
Reaction score
5
Originally Posted by HPress
+100. I think most people here terrible taste anyway. Though I'm not one to talk as I always look like shit. Besides, bespoke is hugely overrated, IMHO. There are only a handful of tailors that can make you a better suit than OTR. I should add: the few people with great style who I know in real life don't wear expensive clothing anyway (with one exception) and always make surprisingly cheap things look desirable.
Actually, from what I have heard, read and seen myself personally, all of the suits (as well as all of the dresses, jackets, morning coats, overcoats, skirts, tailcoats, trousers, tuxedos and vests) I have seen from the following tailors are far superior to Kiton suits (as well as all of the dresses, jackets, morning coats, overcoats, skirts, tailcoats, trousers, tuxedos and vests from Kiton) in every conceivable way: Richard Anderson, Limited, (of Savile Row in London, England) Sartoria Gaetano Aloisio (in Rome, Italy), the three Caraceni operations (Augusto Caraceni Milano, Domenico Caraceni Roma and Ferdinando Caraceni Milano), the two Sartoria Antonio Panico operations (Sartoria Antonio Panico Napoli and Sartoria Antonio Panico Roma), Andrew Ramroop/Maurice Sedwell (of Savile Row in London, England) and the two Rubinacci operations (Rubinacci Milano and Rubinacci Napoli). Yes, Kiton and all of the tailors that I mentioned in the paragraph of this reply message above do, in fact, make women’s clothing. In fact, just like the men’s clothing that Kiton and from all of the tailors that I mentioned in the paragraph of this reply message above make, women's clothing is 50% of their production and sales.
 

navysuede

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2007
Messages
173
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by sassyfras
I tried to search for this but I don't get it; Kiton seems to be extermely expensive even for 'haute couture'

Why are their shoes 2400 dollars? I don't get it. NObody seems to call them out for this on here, despite our contempt for the overpriced Gucci sneakers or the ghetto.

Why?


The intrinsic value
 

rphk91

New Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2010
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by teddieriley
+1, if you can carry it well. I tried on Kiton SC at Sak's once, and as espoused elsewhere, it is so light and conforming, it really does feel like you're not wearing a jacket - maybe a sweater at best - and this was before any tailoring. I looked so good, I would have turned a lesbian straight. This is hard to replicate, and doing so with bespoke will take a lot of patience and fittings. Now only if I had an extra $4K.

Seems like the high-end makers can come up with special fabrics in special colors. I have a Brioni jacket in spring green/blue windowpane in a bamboo/silk mix. It's a fantastic color in the spring, it's got a beautiful hand and the overall feel is comfortable and quite swanky. But that's a special fabric for a fabric specialist. My local tailors can make a nice unlined jacket with proper sleeve lengths and working buttonholes, but they're limited to mainstream fabrics. The fabric manufacturers have to sell their wares to tailors, and Kiton has to sell their wares to consumers; much different business model.
 

OxxfordSJLINY

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2007
Messages
659
Reaction score
5
Originally Posted by Bill Smith
Most of the heavy hitters I know who are buying suits are having tailors visit their offices, not buying Kiton off the rack.

That is phenomenal to hear!!!!!
 

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite type of loafer?

  • Tassel loafers

  • Penny loafers

  • Horsebit loafers

  • Kiltie loafers

  • I hate loafers


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
421,177
Messages
9,055,412
Members
190,621
Latest member
travelwithkit

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top