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Ralph lauren made-to-measure

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HitMan009, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. HitMan009

    HitMan009 Senior Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    I wanted to know if anyone of you had experience with their made-to-measure suits... I just recieved and email from them mentioning they are waving the measuring fees. I would like to know how much the starting prices go for and how much a suit with decent fabric and details would cost.

    Thanks
     


  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Stylish Dinosaur

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    I think that most made-to-measure (regardless of the company) is ~20% more expensive than OTR prices for a similar fabric.

    The measuring fees thing is a bit funny though... I always thought that if you were paying 2k+ for a suit that they would do the measuring for free. How nice of them to waive the measuring fee ;p
     


  3. jcusey

    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Made-to-measure is, generally speaking, 15% or 20% more expensive than off-the-rack made by the same manufacturer in the same fabric. It's fairly standard for the 15% or 20% surcharge to be waived during trunk show and the like, although Ralph Lauren has a peculiar way of describing that surcharge.

    Polo suits would probably start at around $1000 or $1100. Purple Label suits would probably start at around $3000. You could spend significantly more if you insisted on worsted cashmere or somesuch thing.

    If you're going to spend retail for a suit, buying made-to-measure at a trunk show usually makes a whole lot more sense than buying off-the-rack.
     


  4. A Harris

    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I heartily agree with that.
     


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