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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. lildog

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    Really interesting thread! Changed my perception of multiple brands; instinctively I would always hold Ring Jacket & Brunello Cucinello suits to a higher standard than Polo RL and Paul Smith...

    Were would you place: Eidos and Gabo napoli? Really like both brands aesthetically for their price.
     
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    I believe they are first rate. They make suits and sport coats for Battistoni (or at least used to). hard to find here in States. Niccolo's in Georgetown carries them but I've never seen them elsewhere.
     
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    I love Gabo - I think their quality is spot on considering the price tag. Lots of hand work and great style.
     
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  5. canon5dfan

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    Can anyone speak to Eidos Napoli and how it stacks? I'm in need of a dark grey suit and I really don't want to spend 2k on sartoria formosa. FWIW I'm coming from a suit supply jort and was thinking of going with them again but bloomies has a sale so if there are any recommendations I'd appreciate it!
     
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    Full canvas, mostly machine-finished. Build quality is similar to Ma.Co/Caruso; I don't think you'll see a huge difference from an SS Jort.

    That being said, I think the cloth choices for Eidos has always been their strongpoint.
     
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  7. canon5dfan

    canon5dfan Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. When you say cloth choices do you mean the colors or quality of the wool / materials? I can get a Suit Supply suit for ~$700, a Eidos for ~$1100, or a Sartoria Formosa for $2,000. I guess what I'm trying to determine is if quality of cloth becomes very quickly a diminishing returns game. I don't mind paying a $300-400 premium for eidos if the fabric will last longer. I guess the question I have is how much quality is in that $900 gap between Eidos and Sartoria? Assuming fit is great for both?
     
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    I would say try it on, clothe quality blah blah is all mute point if you don't like the cut/fit. I know it's your first big time item, and try to determine the best bang of buck, but it's not that kind of exercise, you want to find something that makes you feel good to wear and comfortable while looks good, even if's not the best value proposition, so what? You determine the value proposition not us.
     
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    Cloth choices as in aesthetics, not quality or how long it lasts. Compared to SS, Eidos's cloths are likely more expensive and the suit is factory-made in Italy instead of China -- that's the $300-400 premium. Sartoria Formosa's is not factory-made to my knowledge, and the premium comes from both cloths and handwork.

    Agree with clee that fit/silhouette is more important anyway. Never personally been a fan of Sartoria Formosa's silhouette for example, so all the handwork in it is mute.
     
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