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Who Usually Makes Saks Branded Suits & Are They Worth Buying?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by knezz, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. knezz

    knezz Senior member

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    Who usually makes Saks Fifth Avenue branded suit? Are they usually worth buying for $700.00 in your experiences?
     
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    It's been a while since I stepped into a Saks, but the last time (about 3-4yrs ago) the Sales agent told me that Boglioli made their suits. I liked their european cut to them, but @ 700 it may be a little too high. YOu can do better on fleabay for a boglioli (if they indeed still make for saks). Also, the suits were fused, which people in SF tend to look down on (not me).
     
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    I tried a few on about six months back, and found the cut to be to large around the mid-section. I didn't try the european cut that Shiny mentioned though. The fit struck me as similar to some of the larger Brooks Brothers lines.
     
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    Isaia. But they seem to be fused everywhere but the lapels. Like Polo
     
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    So the lapels are the only thing canvassed on RL Polo suits? I thought it was half canvassed chest piece included?
     
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    knezz Senior member

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    As I thought the Saks branded suits were half canvassed?

    They also have Saks branded Zegna suits.. any idea on them canvassed or fused?
     
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    You can get one for ~$300 at an off 5th store if you catch the sales right. Can't speak much for the quality as I don't know. They are quite excited to display the Loro Piana and Zegna cloth labels.
     
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    I also bought 2 suits for 700 (bogo) offer and am wondering if it's worth keeping. It's a saks brand suit with Zegna cloth which seems decent. I don't own any high end suits and am just starting to built my wardrobe. Is this a fused suit ?
     
  9. DerekS

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    theyve used a few makers....Isaia made them as well i know...check the label...thats the best way to tell.
     
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    Be sure to note that Zegna fabric is totally different from Zegna construction. Ermenegildo Zegna suits are very nice. While Zegna fabrics are nice, anyone can make a suit out of them (just like Loro Piana) and the cloth label is no indication of the maker or the suit's quality.
     
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  11. DerekS

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    very important to remember. also like buying david beckham cologne. you may smell like him, but it still doesnt make you look like him. and you arent f*cking posh spice either.
     
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    The label saids Saks Fifth Ave and as other mentioned, the suits are made in the USA with USA union label.
     
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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    

    Thankfully. Beckham must love her for her personality.
     
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    I bought 2 suits and since they didn't have my size, one of them had to be shipped to me. I just noticed on the shipping confirm, my 2nd suit is send from J.A. APPAREL CORP and after a quick google, it seems to be Joseph Abboud. My understanding is, their suits are typically half canvas. I'm not good at the pinch test, so what's the best way to confirm this?
     
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    i mean the label inside the pocket that lists the size and material.

    but made in usa isnt isaia.
     
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    i KNOW she's ugly.....plasticy looks and has horrible skin. but those photoshopped pics of her are stellar. and a part of me just wants to plow her. same with britney spears. :hide:
     
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    Some were labeled "Ermenegildo Zegna" on one side or and Saks on the other side. Would those be canvassed or fused in your experience.?

    Anyone?
     
  18. paulbnyc

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    I have a Sak's house brand navy blazer that was made in England, must be 20 years old and is wearing like iron.
     
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    The Off 5th near my office has racks and racks of the "Zegna Fabric" suits pretty much constantly. I've never noticed that these were made anywhere other than in Mexico, but maybe I haven't looked closely enough. They seem ok, but I wouldn't buy one, even at the prices they seem to eventually hit. The whole screaming Zegna thing with that tiny *fabric only just bothers me for some reason.

    I've never seen the Zegna fabric tag on any of the Made in USA or Made in Italy Saks pieces at Off 5th. I've picked up a couple of the Made in Italy jackets, and I'm very happy with them, espcially as both ended up being the last of their pattern in the store, and were on the clearance rack for what ended up being something like $175 by the time all the clearance/More card/whatever deals were figured in. I had no idea they were Isaia, but that makes it even nicer. I wondered who made the Italy pieces, but haven't been hitting this place as much as I used to lately, so it never occured to me to take the time to do label forensics.
     
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    This would have been a Hield piece, I believe? Very, very nice stuff, but I don't know that Saks still carries it. Hield mills makes/made awesome fabric that lots of manufacturers used, sort of like the just-mentioned Zegna.

    I think (and someone here will know the definite answer) that the Saks Hield-labelled pieces were actually manufactured by Chester Barrie.

    Clarification, anyone?
     

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