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The StyleForum Working Hierarchical Suit Quality List (SFWHSQL!)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cognacad, Sep 20, 2009.

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  1. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is Nervesa on the list?
     
  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Mario Zuccala = 3xJheeta.

    He'll do a fully canvassed back and sleeve, which is unheard of today except for suits produced for the mock assailants in female self defense courses.

    - B
     
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    Whoever was hired to produce Bib's suit.
    I reckon it boasts an undustrial-grade canvas.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. PocketCircle

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    Pal Zileri Sartoriale is definitely much better than RLPL.
     
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    Mario Zuccola = 3xJheeta.

    He'll do a fully canvassed back and sleeve, which is unheard of today except for suits produced for the mock assailants in female self defense courses.

    - B


    Is the crotch of the pants canvassed? I find that that makes a big difference in terms of drape.
     
  6. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is the crotch of the pants canvassed? I find that that makes a big difference in terms of drape.
    With Zuccola one risks seeing an Unidentified Tenting Object.
     
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    Why is Rocco Siffredi ranked so low given all the handwork involved?

    - B

    i was going to ask the same question.
     
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    I leave this thread for a few days and come back to find it's evolved into a threak.

    Such is way of the Styleforvm world.
     
  9. jeff13007

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    I can't believe we forgot to rank Tom Ford. The list is dead to me now.

    actually i have been wondering where that brand would rank. If price was not a issue how do his suits stack up to Brioni, Kiton, Attolini etc?
     
  10. mafoofan

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    actually i have been wondering where that brand would rank. If price was not a issue how do his suits stack up to Brioni, Kiton, Attolini etc?

    I have no idea, personally. Aren't they essentially super Zegnas?
     
  11. HomerJ

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    Does anyone know if Magic Stretch by Haggar is higher or lower than mainline Haggar? It's machine washable..
    Also need rankings on
    • David Taylor
    • Towncraft
    • Easson
    • Kuppenheimer
    • Doncaster Exclusive, D.W. Zemke Inc
    • Brooke & Deane
    • di Benedetto
    Thanks in advance.
     
  12. cmorebusiness

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    Dagg, this thing started out with such great intentions. It seems like people who enjoy clothing have short attention spans?

    Ignoring everything below mediocre, or the guy who's so great they cannot be compared here is the last list I guess.


    Excellent [*****] (i.e. Suits made this well are far and few between, if money is no object your closet would be full of these. This category should be kept to only a few items)
    - Kiton
    - Oxxford
    - Brioni
    - Cesare Attolini Napoli
    - Borrelli
    - RLPL

    Very Good [****] (i.e. Few suits match the quality of the ones in this category).

    - Luciano Barbera
    - Sartoria Partenopea
    - Sartoria Attolini Napoli
    - Isaia
    - Caruso Sartoria Parma
    - Pal Zileri Sartoriale
    - Ravazzolo
    - Zegna Couture
    - Brooks Brothers Black Fleece

    Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits).

    - Hickey Freeman Mainline
    - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
    - Ermenegildo Zegna
    - Samuelsohn
    - Paul Smith Mainline (fully canvassed)
    - RLBL (fully canvassed)

    Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable).
    - Cantarelli
    - Boglioli (might not be not in terms of construction, but def for cut and fabric)
    - Brooks Brothers 1818 (half canvassed)
    - Paul Smith London (half canvassed)
    - H. Freemann
    - Hickey Freeman LTD (Half Canvas)
    - Z-Zegna (sometimes satisfactory sometimes mediocre)

    Mediocre[*] (Suits that are mediocre).
    -PS Paul Smith (fused)
    - Theory (fused)
    - Hugo Boss
    - Banana Republic Monogram
    - Lauren Ralph Lauren
     
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    I'd go along with most of what's on the list already. I'd like to add: Yves Saint Laurent as good.
     
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    Someone should edit the OP so that there's a running list at the top of the forum.
     
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    Belvest (makers of some Gucci suits), anyone?
     
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    Someone should edit the OP so that there's a running list at the top of the forum.

    +1
     
  17. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why would we want to have a list that is misleading, incomplete, and impossible to make coherent?
     
  18. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Why would we want to have a list that is misleading, incomplete, and impossible to make coherent?

    What's wrong with you? Those qualities make the best lists.


    - B
     
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    Why would we want to have a list that is misleading, incomplete, and impossible to make coherent?

    Because how would we know when we've won at StyleForum if there isn't a list of all the right labels?
     
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    Dagg, this thing started out with such great intentions. It seems like people who enjoy clothing have short attention spans?

    Ignoring everything below mediocre, or the guy who's so great they cannot be compared here is the last list I guess.


    Excellent [*****] (i.e. Suits made this well are far and few between, if money is no object your closet would be full of these. This category should be kept to only a few items)
    - Kiton
    - Oxxford
    - Brioni
    - Cesare Attolini Napoli
    - Borrelli
    - RLPL

    Very Good [****] (i.e. Few suits match the quality of the ones in this category).

    - Luciano Barbera
    - Sartoria Partenopea
    - Sartoria Attolini Napoli
    - Isaia
    - Caruso Sartoria Parma
    - Pal Zileri Sartoriale
    - Ravazzolo
    - Zegna Couture
    - Brooks Brothers Black Fleece

    Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits).

    - Hickey Freeman Mainline
    - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
    - Ermenegildo Zegna
    - Samuelsohn
    - Paul Smith Mainline (fully canvassed)
    - RLBL (fully canvassed)

    Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable).
    - Cantarelli
    - Boglioli (might not be not in terms of construction, but def for cut and fabric)
    - Brooks Brothers 1818 (half canvassed)
    - Paul Smith London (half canvassed)
    - H. Freemann
    - Hickey Freeman LTD (Half Canvas)
    - Z-Zegna (sometimes satisfactory sometimes mediocre)

    Mediocre[*] (Suits that are mediocre).
    -PS Paul Smith (fused)
    - Theory (fused)
    - Hugo Boss
    - Banana Republic Monogram
    - Lauren Ralph Lauren


    Where would you place Battistoni, and Belvest?
     

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