I have many many Boss items including a host of suits. Not a single one of them has any synthetic exterior. Many of the suits use Loro Piana Summer Tasmanian 120, winter tasmanian or Four Seasons. as well as VBC. There is nothing cheap or low grade about this cloth (obviously not the ultimate though). Most are in the super 110s and above and upto 140 every single one uses real horn buttons everywhere and are every step as good as any other fused suit at any price- and I would say the cut is substantially better than most. At full retail all RTW is overpriced and not any less so than Boss. Zegna Z is no better. Boss also makes the suits with less shoulder slope than most. All of this is based on items 3 years or older and I would always wait for 40% off or more. I recently looked at some Boss and allthough the Selection line is similar to the old Baldessarini, the lower lines seem to have dropped quality. The cloths seem cheaper and gone is the presence of any horn. Of course this is no different than other brands mentioned here. Can you get a much better fully canvassed suit at a price silmilar to Boss at full retail or less - you bet, but it won't be RTW and you will have put in a lot more research and effort. Obviously if you are very very lucky and put in countless hours of searching all the last calls you may be able to find that elusive brioni for $400 but in you size the waist will be 10 inches too big LOL!!