What’s a $4,000 Suit Worth?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TRINI, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think a large part of it is that Ercole owns the building him and his tailors work out of. Plus, close to zero marketing.
     


  2. bourbonbasted

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    Also not accurate because it assumes that all OTR suits are fused. Or that no MTM suits are fused. Both are dangerous and misleading assumptions.
     


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    You're right, but most sub-$1k RTW suits are fused (I know there are plenty that aren't, but just saying, MOST), and I'd guess at least much higher share of $1-2k MTM suits are at least half-canvassed.
     


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    Uhh...of course I'd rather pay less for a suit of the same quality. But the point is an $800 RTW suit is not the same as a $4k bespoke suit.
     


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    I wasn't aware of this. Thank you for the correction. I'll have to rethink my understanding of this a bit more.


    Just to clarify, my point wasn't that block or draft-based systems necessarily meant that clients didn't benefit from cutters being at the fittings. My point was only that if you were going to use someone at the front of the house, it would be better if the patterns were made from these systems rather than freehand. However, given your first comment above, I may be wrong about the whole matter in any case.
     
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    Only losers would buy $800 suits.
     


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    +1
     


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    That infographic is a piece of crap.
     


  10. jeff13007

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    Where are you finding these $800 suits that are of "similar quality to fine bespoke suits"? Sure maybe the Brioni suits at C21 when they are having their clearance, but if you are saying suits that retail at $800 can be compared to a bespoke maker like Steed (i chose this because they are give or take around the 4k mark for a 3 piece) then i want some of what you are smoking....
     


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    I like this guy
     


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    +1
     


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  14. Macallan

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    If the $800 suit is a better fit then the $4k bespoke suit, then fine; however, to compare a bog-standard rtw suit to a proper bespoke suit is silly. The person has properly never seen a proper bespoke in the flesh, let-alone own a bespoke suit.

    I do disagree with Dave's opinion about so-called losers, just because a suit costs $800 does not mean it is a bad suit.
     


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    +1Hopefully the discourse here does not follow the path of the "Advantages of a $1000 Pair of Shoes" thread.
     


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