What's a good price for a Kiton suit?

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  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    What would you consider a good price for an nwt Ebay Kiton suit?
     
  2. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Given that at retail they start at $4K, assuming it's not a run-off or an irregular, I say anything under $2K is a bargain.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If NWT, $1000-$1200 is a cheap, sell-it-quick price. $1500-$1700 is possible, but it may take a while.
     
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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I'd buy one for myself around $1K, maybe a bit more. I could not justify paying much more than that for RTW.
     
  5. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Are you serious? Entry level, better, suits start at $1K (Zegna, RL, Corneliani, Vestimienta, etc...).
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Yeah but you can get Oxxford for $800, Canali for $600, etc, or even less. I see what Z is saying -- $500 for a knowledgeable forum member can go a long way.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Yeah, I haven't paid $1k for any suit I've bought on ebay, the only one I would consider shelling out that amount for would be an Attolini, as they don't seem to go for any less NWT. I would probably just run by Ian's place since it's half an hour away though.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    All true, but keep in mind that Kitons are running $4800-$5200 these days, so $1500 is more than 70% off retail...
     
  9. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    I still fear buying suits on Ebay, mainly fitting. If I were to purchase suit that costs over $1000, I would have to meet seller and try the suit on before I make purchase.
     

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