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Tom James Ventura?

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Hi I just made an order for a Tom James Ventura custom suit at one of their trunk shows. The material was Holland & Sherry. After having a suspicious view of the whole Tom James Concept...I have picked up some nicely priced custom suits when they had sales. I was repeatedly assured that the Ventura is made by Oxxford in Chicago. Is this true? Has anyone else out there ordered any of these suits? Just curious what a Holland & Sherry Super 150 Hand Made by Oxxford should cost?

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jjgold
 

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Originally Posted by jjgold
I was repeatedly assured that the Ventura is made by Oxxford in Chicago. Is this true?

I don't think so. I think that the Oxxford factory only makes Oxxford suits.
 

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Originally Posted by jjgold
Hi I just made an order for a Tom James Ventura custom suit at one of their trunk shows. The material was Holland & Sherry. After having a suspicious view of the whole Tom James Concept...I have picked up some nicely priced custom suits when they had sales. I was repeatedly assured that the Ventura is made by Oxxford in Chicago. Is this true? Has anyone else out there ordered any of these suits? Just curious what a Holland & Sherry Super 150 Hand Made by Oxxford should cost?

Thanks

jjgold


A bit of relevant info from an old thread (http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=5523)

Originally Posted by Manton
Tom James and Oxxford are owned by the same company. I would be surprised if they offered to different prices for the same garment. But then a lot of business practices surprise me.

Originally Posted by JohnR
Tom James can be convenient, but..... Their custom is done by Oxxford but it's not the same the construction as a custom done by a specialty store Oxxford account. The low end garments are made in a factory in Chile that IAG owns. The custom shirts can really be nice, but if you want the truly good stuff go to the same retailer that does the Oxxford and ask to see the Y'Apre hand made shirts they offer. Incredible. Beautiful fabrics that will range from $250 to $500.

Originally Posted by RIDER
While Spencer Hays owns both, nothing T. James sells comes from the Oxxford plant in Chicago - nor is anything handmade. If you want custom, and don't want to use us, I would suggest Nathan's on Main St. Also, Michael Chandler (Chandlers) has a shop on Cary St. in Carytown and all of his goods come from the same manufacturers - H. Freeman (not Hickey-Freeman), English American, and Oritsky.
 

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OK... Tom James custom is not done by Oxxford, and the pricing for the two is NEVER going to be the same. Oxxford uses far more hand sewing than Tom James, so it's oing to be more expensive.

As for the Ventura, if you can stand the pricing, go for it, you'll never have anything better cloth wise. I have several Holland & Sherry suits, but alas only one Vetura, and the cloth of the Ventura is far superior to the regular H&S.

Also, don't put Oritsky in the same boat as H. Freeman. If you look at the waistband of their trousers, you can clearly see that they are not the same, and they are not made in the same location.
 

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I haven't seen the Ventura, but I have been told by people in the business (Tom James, IAG, and Oxxford) that the Ventura is an excellent handmade suit. Its Tom James's top of the line.

Congratulations! You have purchased an excellent suit. Enjoy it in good health.
 

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Thanks for for all the feedback....I will let you know when the suit comes in!!!!
 

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