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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musicguy, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. ebayhtl

    ebayhtl Senior Member

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    I look this up sometimes, as I get stuff shipped to a few places, depending on where I am travelling to / who is visiting me. I generally see Australia as being the cheapest for suits/blazers, so I try to get it there where possible.

    For example, for this jacket: https://eu.suitsupply.com/en/jackets/havana-yellow-jacket/C1322.html?cgid=Jackets&pdp=true

    AU - AUD459 (~HKD2592) (can get ~9% GST back at airport)
    EU - EUR299 (~HKD2652) (can get ~10-14% VAT back at airport, depending on country)
    UK - GBP299 (~HKD3058) (can get ~12% VAT back at airport)
    US - USD499 (~HKD3914) (plus sales tax in some states?)
    HK - HKD3999
    SG - SGD779 (~HKD4518) (can get ~7% GST back at airport)

    Singapore and China are way more expensive than everywhere else (strange particularly for China given most of the suits are made there).

    This pricing difference is generally true for suits and blazers, in my experience. The pricing difference for most other things (I usually look at chinos, tshirts, socks) is a lot less (they're of course also cheaper), and so I buy those when I need wherever I am (i.e. generally HK).

    Note ease of getting GST/VAT back obviously depends on airport you're at, time you're travelling etc... e.g. Australia is fairly straightforward but massive queues at peak hour. So I don't budget on getting that back no matter where I am. Also, getting stuff in AU requires some planning, given their Sydney store has nowhere near as much stock as the UK stores (for example) and so I need to plan some shipping time; and then that's subject to whether the relevant item is available online for Australia...
     
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    Thanks for crunching those numbers. I had thought my prices here in Canada were good, but now I see that AU, EU, and UK all have me beat.
    CA - CAD529 (~HKD3121)
     

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    Really like the navy DB--I'm considering the solid navy Jort or Havana--but the others are a little aggressive for me to pull off.
     

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    Yes, there is a 'hard three' option!
     

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    There are a few random Havana's that are 3 roll 2, mainly of the unconstructed variety. I have this one: https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/havana-navy-suit/P5419I.html?q=unconstructed&pdp=true

    I believe there's also a flannel unconstructed havana in either navy or grey that was 3 roll 2.
     

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    I have it in a 38US/48EU. Fit is pretty much spot on. I would also prefer to in a long. The sleeve length is fine on me, but my arms are a bit short.

    Non sequitur, but I was in the Helsinki store last Friday, apparently they are dropping the prices and expanding the range of fabrics and options in the Custom Made programme. I get the impression their MTM programme is going to be de-emphasised in the future. Not surprising, I doubt it's a reliable revenue stream.
     

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    Thanks! Given your comment and the fact that I generally need to get sleeves lengthened even on the long suit sizes, it's probably best I forget about the raincoat, the sleeves are almost certainly gonna be too short for me.
     

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    oh that is interesting... I wonder if they'll have more of the MTM options available in the custom-made, like full-canvas or 3-roll-2.
     

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    Do you by any chance know when changes will happen? Any time soon?
     

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    I’m still a few weeks away from taking delivery of my MTM suit, but if it turns out really well I’d definitely be upset if I couldn’t keep ordering more. I was already planning on ordering a second suit if the first one is good.
     

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    The guy said the new fabrics and features will be rolled out in a few weeks. Basically the first week of May. Not sure if that applies to non-Euro markets, though.

    MTM is not going to be dropped immediately. I got the impression that is a longer term strategy. I can understand why they want to steer customers to Custom Made instead. A lot less can go wrong.
     

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    Would be fine, if they offer more options they already have in their RTW Programme. Wide lapel, pleated trousers, pleated shoulder etc.

    For now you only get a standard havana, even though RTW havanas offer much more variety, style-wise.
     

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    Agreed. They're starting with offering more possibilities for lining (half, butterfly, unlined) and will presumably be expanding in that direction. As I understand it the new system will be up and running before summer gets into full swing. The manager told me to check back in early May.

    FYI: If you're interested in a Custom Made suit, keep an eye on the website; apparently it is updated in real time.
     

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    Is the Helsinki store now all Finns or do they still have any Dutchmen on the floor? Also, you might have already mentioned, but have you had a chance to recently visit the Tallinn or the Stockholm stores? When I am there — it’s my goal to go to all 3!
     
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