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Ordering Bulk - need fabric advice


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Mar 24, 2011
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Dear members,

I am wondering if you can advice me on the following. I am part of a student association and I am part of the style commission. Next year will be a special year for my university and as such the commission has decided to re-introduce some old formal dress requirements. One of which is a formal three piece grey suit. I want to contact various companies for an offer. Seeing as the suits will be mandatory I want to keep the costs low, around 200-250euros per suit. Since i am ordering 90 suits i am sure that something can be arranged and i know budget suits can go even below that price. So i am struggling with what I can require and demand during a negotiation. If you are shocked by the price also consider that my university will surely enter the target market of many tailors. The main discussion will come down to the fabric I think.

Here is the document with more details:

I look forward to your responses, and feel free to comment on the other items in the document. Though I would like to focus on the three piece grey suit.

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