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Used kiton or new baldessarini?

chobochobo

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If you were going to spend 450-550 on a plaid suit and had the option of buying a used Kiton or NWT HB Baldessarini, which would you choose? I'm veering towards the Hugo Boss, unless someone tells me that the difference in quality is huge...
 

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Hello Tor,
Personally I would go for the Kiton. To me Kiton is the pinnacle, the one to aspire to. Nothing wrong with the Boss, but it's a lesser suit to me.

A few caveats though! Make sute you know what you are getting if you go with thre Kiton. Some sellers ( Ebay I'm guessing) embellish condition and age of their wares.

But if you go with a reputable seller like our own A Harris, Chuck F., or Sartoriale, I think you can get a very good value on a Kiton. I know you know your way around as an Ebay buyer of shoes. You can do the same with a Kiton. Good Luck! Post a picture of your final choice.
 

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definitely Kiton.
 

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I don't like to wear other people's clothes...
If I can't afford the Kiton or Brioni new, I'll go with another high quality item on sale new... The Kiton will come at its time....
 

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There is markedly different cut and aesthetic between the Baldessarini & Kiton. The Kiton definitely has more handwork and will be lighter by virtue of its design philosophy, while the HB will be more substantial and probably cut a bit fuller. Personally, I would go with the Baldessarini since you aren't compromising that much in the quality department, and you have the reassurance that the NWT item has undergone some botched tailoring job.
 

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Baldessarini make a very nice suit imo (nothing to do with HB). Assuming they were comparable stylewise, I would probably go with Baldessarni given it's new, unless the Kiton was hardly worn and in like new condition.
 

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