- Jul 31, 2017
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For years I had a "deal" with an Indian tailor who would fly into NYC and do 3 suits for me at $10,000 -- they were fabulous, BUT..... in less than 5 years the trouser legs were way too wide, the pleats were out of date, and I NEVER wore these suits for business when I traveled becasue those always ended up somewhat beaten up ..... So, I have several gorgeous suits with hand-sewn buttonholes on the trouser fly (the guy was adamant that bespoke NEVER used a zipper!) and working sleeve buttonholes that are ...... entirely out of date!!! So I went to TopMan and bought $399 suits that fit just great (now I am mourning their demise, albeit briefly, because it seems suits are so yesterday - all we need is drawstring pants or 'joggers' with a hoodie... (KILL.ME.NOW. !)These types of discussions always fascinate me and I truly wonder how other people spend their money. I was talking to some new neighbors of ours who are on food stamps but just bought a house and had their first baby. We live in a small town outside Nashville.
Nashville has a surprisingly good custom menswear market (though "bespoke" as it's used here is a stretch in my opinion), though the off the rack and MTM options are great too.
I make low enough I think we might qualify for food stamps now with the birth of our second; we save somewhere around 40-50% of our income for a mixture of savings/investments/religious purposes. So I just, I dunno man. The mind boggles when I hear talk of low six figures in that way. I'd literally be rolling around in piles of cash with that much annual income LOL.