The StyleForum Working Hierarchical Suit Quality List (SFWHSQL!)

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

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  1. stylemeup

    stylemeup Senior member

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    I know very little about suits, except for the fair amount that I've read about them on the sf and AA forums.

    Based on what I've read, H&M and Boss do not belong in the "Mediocre" category.

    They should instead be in a new category that is not yet on the list, with a name such as "Trash."

    On a similar note, "Mediocre" and "Satisfactory" are synonyms. Having two categories named with words that mean the same thing makes no sense.

    I would also move M. Valentino out of the category currently listed as "Mediocre." From what I've read, M. Valentino are much better than a lot of the trash that is currently listed in that category as if they are of equivalent quality.
     
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  2. Superfluous

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    RL Rugby is nowhere near "very good." Mediocre maybe.
     


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    Looking at some BB 1818 suits, are these worth $600?
     


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    For me? No. For you? Maybe. But don't take my word, just go in and try them. If you like, buy. If not, run.
     


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    I understand they are half-canvased, their fabric comes from a mill in Italy and the suits are constructed in USA. They any good or are they on level with Hugo Boss?
     
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    Boateng did have several lines, probably still the same; hence, he cannot be put in one category.

    House of Hanover, off Regent Street, used to stock his low-end range and shirts which would be long in the 'mediocre' list. There was a 'Bespoke Couture' line, which was his top-line RTW and there was another line too.
     


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    What do you find unsatisfactory about them at this price point? Or are they unsatisfactory for you regardless of price? I own two that I've been extremely happy with, so I'm curious what your experience has been.
     


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    To be totally transparent I have no experience with BB 1818 suits but when I'm getting PRL made in Italy suits for about $250-$350 this is a no-brainer for me. And please people, don't PM me regarding where I get them at this price. If you have teh urge you needs to lurk moar.
     


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    Do you get staple navy suits a that price? :confused:
     


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    I have actually got a signature (Jerome) suit NWT at that price. It was advertised as black but was actually a navy nailhead. I don't like solid suits but this one you couldn't tell it was patterned until you were about to hug me.

    There are others I find in my size [/URL]but they fail criteria; dual vents. Most of the solid suits I see nowadays have a single vent, especially navy. If you can live with that, more power to ya.

    My size but single vented for a song: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Laure...509895?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item5890907b47

    Size 40R http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Laure...934959?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item256ad1f66f
     
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    Yeah, there are not many double vent solid navy suits floating around for sale. The few I have seen are at outrageous prices (or maybe not since they seem to be so rare :laugh: )
     


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    I searched your username with a few key words and have not found a definitive answer. Ebay? Please don't make me search more haha.
     


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    I'd be very surprised.
     


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    Is RL Rugby really that bad? I was under the impression that the post-2011 line is made in Italy, supposingly by Caruso. There were some threads claiming they are fully canvassed. I purchased one during the last sale and it is nearly identical to my RLBL suits in cut and fit.
     


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