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

  1. chocsosa

    chocsosa Senior member

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    I agree Cousin..Im not a fan of the lower gorge thing. While I respect that it has it's place in the traditional sense of tailoring, its not really my thing. And it does have a more aggressive taper than a brook brothers but not tight. For instance I saw a brooks brothers suit the other day at Nordy Rack.. decent fabric in the fitz cut in my size.. I would to have done too much work (take in waist, lengthen sleeves, taper sleeves a little, take in pants, taper pant legs, hem pants, and add sleeve buttons). Like I said too much work. I have not had to do half that on both suits combined..and I believe they are both half canvassed..on a side note I did pick up a fly Zegna Suit in the milano cut.. my third Zegna suit in a trefeo fabric..had to do minimal work and it looks awesome.. light blueish grayish fabric with pinstripes and 20% silk... straight money! lol
     


  2. zeero3

    zeero3 Senior member

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    Agreed. I could see these same lapels on a TF and people saying how beautiful they are. I'm not insinuating their suits are cut extremely well either, but the lapel gorge height IS a style choice. Now their button stances are another subject.....
     


  3. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    Hello, Can anyone tell me if UPS will charge you for the duties upon delivery, or does UPS bill you later with a statement in the mail? Thanks.
     


  4. razl

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    My experience has always been a bill after the fact. Note that I'm in the US, it might work differently elsewhere.
     


  5. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    Thanks!
     


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    Actually, I believe that SS covers ALL of the charges... In my shipping label, it states to send all charges/duties to SS!

    So I believe there is absolutely no charges.

    I ordered 9 suits so I'll let you know if I ever get a bill in the mail. It would be expensive so I better not!

    Cheers,

    Jay
     


  7. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    That would be impressive indeed.

    Where are these suits made? In the European Union or in China?
     


  8. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Italian fabrics....suits made it China.

    On a sidenote I ordered a pair of double monks from their site. That was 3 weeks ago and I did not get charged duty fees.
     


  9. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I think they have 3 facilities, one in China, the other 2 in Europe - Portugal and Czech Republic maybe. But I can't remember where I read that.

    I have bought 2 suits, one in August 2011 and the other in March 2012. Neither time was I charged shipping (coming or going) or received any duty charges later.
     
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  10. chocsosa

    chocsosa Senior member

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    which other did you get Cousin... I know you have a navy one.. did you get the charcoal one as well.. mine are doing pretty well after 6 months or so of wear..how are yours holding almost a year in?
     


  11. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought I would post having gone with MTM, in this case a sport coat. Happened to be vacationing in Amsterdam and ordered one on 7/3. The salespeople were great at the Willemsparkweg store, came in without an appointment and they worked me in. The scheduled delivery is 8/28...I'm going to be in Europe again on business, and so it's going to be shipped to the MTM in Antwerp, where I'll be. Hopefully, it will be there when I am there and they won't need to do too much to the jacket, but if time is tight, I might bring it home and have it fixed at SS here in DC when I go there at some point.

    The total cost was 299 euros. I think this was on a slight special. Fully canvassed Napoli jacket, full lining in one of their basic fabrics. The fabrics are Italian, and I was told that the fabric is cut in Italy and then sent to China to be put together, then back to Europe.

    They were able to lower the button stance a bit, and I could choose buttons, some stitching details, vents, the type of lining (alas, only my second choice was available). I discussed having a 3 button rather than 2, but I believe was locked into 2 (a 3/2 roll not an option). I went with the Napoli which is mid-level from the London and the third option (name escapes me). My shoulders slope a bit, but honestly, I'm a little tired of having my shoulders "equalized" to some ideal. But we'll see if that was the right choice...it didn't look so bad at the store, but this is my first MTM.

    I don't have much else to report right now. Will post pictures when I receive it.

    On pricing. What I have noticed is that the prices in the US are a bit higher, eg. about $50 for sport coats, than in Europe, once you convert euros to dollars. That may be when the duties get figured in perhaps? I was told that this pricing difference might change once they find a good factory in Mexico or North America, but not yet apparently. If you are in Europe, I would recommend buying there rather than here, to save a little, plus you might be able to reclaim VAT so perhaps pay even less in the end...

    I will report on those details as soon as I have them.

    Cheers
     


  12. TauKappaEpsilon

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    Ordered a jacket from the new fall line (its the cotton-wool blend copenhagen fit) came in the mail on Friday:


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  13. CousinDonuts

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    The navy was 2nd. I got the standard issue charcoal first. No problems so far. They are holding up well.
     


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    you gonna wear that with your folex?
     


  15. razl

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    I'm ignoring the jacket to note that such an aggressive spread/cutaway collar doesn't look good on you here; the strong, almost horizontal line conflicts with your relatively thin/trim form and doesn't look harmonious. The jacket's trim cut exaggerates it in an unpleasing way.
     
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