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To TOM FORD or not

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by H4rman26, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. H4rman26

    H4rman26 Member

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    Hello SF members

    I thought about this issue for a couple days and would love SF member's input. I saved up for a Tom Ford suit, tried it on, fits-looks exceptional. However, for the price of one, I can almost get two Zegna suits. I really want the TF, and I know I wont regret it, its just should I save the TF for later, and think more practical, and get two suits I can wear to work...?

    Love to know your thoughts

    -Harman
     


  2. Geruvah

    Geruvah Senior member

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    If it's what you're looking for in a suit, then get it. By the way, Zegna Couture makes his suits, but he definitely has his own style when it comes to even his most conservative line of suits.

    Also, we have no clue how many other suits you have or how often you plan to wear it.

    That being said, my favorite suit is my Tom Ford, but it took a lot of education and knowing everything about tailoring and construction to get to it and not regret it one bit.
     


  3. H4rman26

    H4rman26 Member

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    Thank you for the comment. And, yes a bit more detail would help. My suit collection is pretty small, just 2 blazers, and one blue suit, so a few more could help. Also, didn't think i would purchase a TF for another 5 years (27 years old now), but here I am with an opportunity to buy one, should I go for it?
     


  4. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I think you should go for it because a good first suit is always a good start. It sounds like you don't wear suits all the time so quantity is not an issue. Well done on you saving.
     


  5. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    How much are you paying for the suit? And what size?

    Depending on your size, I might be able to help you get a NWT TF suit for less than the price of a Zegna.
     


  6. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

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    You only live once...BUY IT!
     


  7. Geruvah

    Geruvah Senior member

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    I would go for the classic grey suit then. Versatility would be the thing to go with and you have your blue suit. Now for the grey. Congrats if you decide to get it. You'll be happy with either decision you make.

    One thing to note, KNOW how a good suit fits. When I went to get my suit fitted, the tailor knew exactly what to do. That first fitting, he just came up and took his measurements. Awesome.
    On that second one, now you need your eyes. The ankles may be too baggy, the back may need a little more shortening. Check the stitching too. I found at the bottom of my jacket had a pretty tight stitch that kind of pinched the corner. It was subtle. Very subtle. But leave nothing short of perfection at this price.
     


  8. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Yes, I agree.
     


  9. mp1472

    mp1472 Senior member

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    idk I mean if you're willing to throw down 5k + full retail on a suit because it says <tom ford> on it then I think that's what you do because if you rationalize what 5k can buy in mtm or other nice brands the tf never seems worth it. I admit I want one also and recently at the nm sale there was a med gray nailhead notch lapel tom ford suit in my size so really a staple and could be had for 3150!!

    I really thought id be blown away by this suit however after trying it on it didn't really even seem worth the 3k discounted price .. this would buy 2 very nice mtm suits ... any way I passed as although it was a very nice suit I don't think its worth buying until the price really becomes meaningless to you , my 2cents
     


  10. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Post a fit pic before buying.
     


  11. Dempsy444

    Dempsy444 Senior member

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    In my view its better to have one suit you love then two you don't. You might want to have a friend or someone see you in it before you but it just to be sure.
     


  12. jeff13007

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    I was wondering how long until someone brought up the "for that price go MTM/Bespoke". Where are you guys getting these magical deals where you get TF quality fabric as well as construction for 1-1.5k?
     


  13. ryoneo

    ryoneo Senior member

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    +1

    Has the OP tried on other suit makers? 5K is an extreme price for an OTR suit, but only if it fits like a glove.
     


  14. mp1472

    mp1472 Senior member

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    I have a couple mtm suits in the 1.2k price point made by individualized clothing which are great quality const/ fabric full canvass pick stiching surgeon cuff etc . you can spring for 1600-1800 price point and get in to top tier loro p or Holland / sherry , zenga fabrics.

    you can also kop kiton /isaia suits at discount in the 1200-1800 range with ease form a number of sources .. at some point there is just a law of diminishing returns.
    This is why im saying while tf is a great suit you have to ignore the fact that's its value may be much less than its price and be willing to part with that kind of money with no regrets or worries .. when you can do that then wear the tf in good health !!!
     


  15. Mariooo

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    I think the answer already lies within your 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th post.
     


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