Oxxford at Filien's Basement

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mike C., Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    New York City
    I checked out the new Filiean's Basement in Union Square (NYC) this past Sunday, and was amazed at the selection of Oxxford suits (Manhattan II) available for $999. While that's an outrageous deal, something tells me that these Oxxfords aren't the same ones that are offered is Louis Boston or Sak's. Anyone know for sure?

  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Mar 3, 2004
    I think they are simply factory overruns.  I have bought two Oxxfords from FB -- one that was from Saks (it had a Saks tag in it), and the other that was one of the "overruns".  I returned the Saks one due to fit (it was a bit small in the shoulders).  While the Saks fabric was more to my desire, I did not find any noticeable difference in construction quality or fabric quality.  I am wearing my overrun Oxxford as we speak in fact, and it is an incredible suit.  Problem is, the overruns only come in one style -- the Manhattan II.  Any non-Manhattan II models that FB carries are ones that were destined (or may have been in at some point) a Cuffs, Saks, Neimans, Bergdorff, etc.  I'd say only about 25% of FB's Oxxfords come from those places.

    Incidentally, if anyone is interested in a NWT Oxxford suit for under $600, I believe that I can pick one up for you in the next week or so at that price. PM me with size and fabric desires and I'll try to make it happen. I'll report back to you about whether I can.

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