- Jan 8, 2012
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Thank you. Very useful. In the past, I have had a tailor quote Minnis as almost the same price as Zegna, and much more than VBC, for instance. Negotiations in China are a pain in the ass, and the only way to learn the approximate range that a piece of fabric should cost is to flat out state that one will not pay more than a certain amount and walk away if the tailors say they can't do it. It is time-consuming and frustrating. Learning that Minnis should be a bit cheaper is really helpful as an anchor for price negotiations.
Tailoring oddities aside, I think, at least when speaking retail rates, you can bank on Minnis being a decent bit cheaper than others. Fox is an extreme outlier, though that is priced to dissuade retail buyers, I do believe. They're drastically more expensive.
On the whole, unless there is some real fuckery afoot with your tailor's prices, the difference, going strictly off retail, should not be enough to force your hand one way or the other. Get what most appeals to you.