The StyleForum Working Hierarchical Suit Quality List (SFWHSQL!)

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

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  1. Cognacad

    Cognacad Senior member

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    Is this for suits being made now? Suit brands may have changed in quality over time.

    Well I would suggest that it only includes suits that are made now, yes, or made very recently (i.e. can be found in a shop). I think it would get way too complicated having years in here.
     


  2. JammieDodger

    JammieDodger Senior member

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    Excellent [*****] (i.e. Suits made this well are far and few between, if money is no object your closet would be full of these. If money is a factor then these suits could sell for much, much more. This category should be kept to only a few items)
    - Kiton
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    Very Good [****] (i.e. Few suits match the quality of the ones in this category or prices could be raised significantly and would still be good value).
    - Oxxford
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    Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
    - Canali
    - Corneliani
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    Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
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    Mediocre[*] (i.e. Suits that should usually be avoided. Quality leaves much to be desired or prices are usually higher than they should be for such a suit).
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    Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
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  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Kiton should be bumped down to Oxxford's level.
     


  4. Cognacad

    Cognacad Senior member

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    You have the power to do that. Amazing, isn't it?
     


  5. magogian12345

    magogian12345 Senior member

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    Excellent [*****] (i.e. Suits made this well are far and few between, if money is no object your closet would be full of these. If money is a factor then these suits could sell for much, much more. This category should be kept to only a few items)
    - Kiton
    - RLPL
    - Oxxford
    - Despos

    Very Good [****] (i.e. Few suits match the quality of the ones in this category or prices could be raised significantly and would still be good value).
    - Brioni



    Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
    - Canali
    - Corneliani
    - Hickey Freeman Mainline
    - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
    - Zegna
    - Isaia

    Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
    - Brooks Brothers 1818
    - RLBL
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    Mediocre[*] (i.e. Suits that should usually be avoided. Quality leaves much to be desired or prices are usually higher than they should be for such a suit).
    - Hugo Boss
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    Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
    - H&M
    - Banana Republic
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  6. Cognacad

    Cognacad Senior member

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    Read the "rules" man. Only one addition per person per day, you added like 12. What is this, a party!?!
     


  7. magogian12345

    magogian12345 Senior member

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    Read the "rules" man. Only one addition per person per day, you added like 12. What is this, a party!?!

    Rules? I don't read no damn rules.
     


  8. Cognacad

    Cognacad Senior member

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    Just try to play nice, I didn't make this topic to see a magogian12345 list, if I wanted that I would of PM'ed you. No offense or anything
     


  9. dfischer1

    dfischer1 Active Member

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    Excellent [*****] (i.e. Suits made this well are far and few between, if money is no object your closet would be full of these. If money is a factor then these suits could sell for much, much more. This category should be kept to only a few items)
    - Kiton
    - RLPL
    - Oxxford
    - Despos

    Very Good [****] (i.e. Few suits match the quality of the ones in this category or prices could be raised significantly and would still be good value).
    - Brioni



    Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
    - Canali
    - Corneliani
    - Hickey Freeman Mainline
    - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
    - Zegna
    - Isaia

    Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
    - Brooks Brothers 1818
    - RLBL
    - Paul Smith
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    Mediocre[*] (i.e. Suits that should usually be avoided. Quality leaves much to be desired or prices are usually higher than they should be for such a suit).
    - Hugo Boss
    - Banana Republic Monogram
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    Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
    - H&M
    - Banana Republic
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    pandamonium Senior member

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    Another thread lost to anarchy.
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Why are RLPL, Oxxford, and Kiton all ranked level with Despos, but ahead of Brioni? If people were only allowed to rank things they've actually worn, this list would be a completely different animal.
     


  12. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    Why are RLPL, Oxxford, and Kiton all ranked level with Despos, but ahead of Brioni? If people were only allowed to rank things they've actually worn, this list would be a completely different animal.
    everything is subjective. beauty and comfort are in the eye of the beholder
     


  13. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Why are RLPL, Oxxford, and Kiton all ranked level with Despos, but ahead of Brioni? If people were only allowed to rank things they've actually worn, this list would be a completely different animal.

    Not to mention that the only Brionis most people see are the ones posted on the internet.

    If the suit fits well, wear it. Seriously, no dude is going to start checking out your sleeve buttons. And if he does, start moving away.

    Edit: To clarify, some people get hung up on the idea that suit "quality" depends on working sleeve buttons, pick stitching, and all those assorted frills that they see on pictures of Kitons. Or they get tied up with how they're constructed with this special kind of shoulder done by master artisans. You can't judge a suit by those qualities alone. You're going to have to put it on and wear it. I don't know if any single person has worn more than 4 of the brands mentioned, but they'd be ideal candidates for ranking them.
     


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    Lowndes Senior member

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    Excellent [*****] (i.e. Suits made this well are far and few between, if money is no object your closet would be full of these. If money is a factor then these suits could sell for much, much more. This category should be kept to only a few items)
    - Kiton
    - RLPL
    - Oxxford
    - Despos

    Very Good [****] (i.e. Few suits match the quality of the ones in this category or prices could be raised significantly and would still be good value).
    - Brioni
    - Samuelsohn



    Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
    - Canali
    - Corneliani
    - Hickey Freeman Mainline
    - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
    - Zegna
    - Isaia

    Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
    - Brooks Brothers 1818
    - RLBL
    - Paul Smith
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    Mediocre[*] (i.e. Suits that should usually be avoided. Quality leaves much to be desired or prices are usually higher than they should be for such a suit).
    - Hugo Boss
    - Banana Republic Monogram
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    Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
    - H&M
    - Banana Republic
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  15. Flieger

    Flieger Senior member

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    Excellent [*****] (i.e. Suits made this well are far and few between, if money is no object your closet would be full of these. If money is a factor then these suits could sell for much, much more. This category should be kept to only a few items)
    - Kiton
    - RLPL
    - Oxxford
    - Despos

    Very Good [****] (i.e. Few suits match the quality of the ones in this category or prices could be raised significantly and would still be good value).
    - Brioni
    - Samuelsohn



    Good [***] (i.e. Quality is superior to most suits or the value of these suits is above average).
    - Caruso
    - Canali
    - Corneliani
    - Hickey Freeman Mainline
    - Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece
    - Zegna
    - Isaia

    Satisfactory [**] (i.e. The "Average" Brands. Quality is acceptable, and the price matches it).
    - Cantarelli
    - Boglioli (might not be not in terms of construction, but def for cut and fabric)
    - Brooks Brothers 1818
    - RLBL
    - Paul Smith
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    Mediocre[*] (i.e. Suits that should usually be avoided. Quality leaves much to be desired or prices are usually higher than they should be for such a suit).
    - Hugo Boss
    - Banana Republic Monogram
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    Bad [ ](i.e. Don't buy. Quality is overall bad, or quality is nowhere near the price asked for).
    - H&M
    - Banana Republic
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    Added Caruso, Cantarelli and Boglioli. do not want rules [​IMG]
     


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