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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Jun 24, 2008.

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  1. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't be too jealous... it was all work and no play. Of course some people may consider my work to be play though! :nodding:

    The particular fabric of that jacket was an end, so none in that same exact fabric but I think I've got some things down and better connections with fabric suppliers so hopefully moving forward you will see much more interesting fabrics (certainly beyond the charcoal, navy and grey solids)! Just be patient, please, as I know you have been!
     
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    Changing gears from jackets for a moment.
    When might we see a new crop of miscellaneous inventory on the site? It seems like the latest deliveries have been a bit thin. Are you moving more in the direction of focusing on your own private label items?
     
  3. eHaberdasher

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    Good question and thanks for asking. I'll try not to ramble on too long. The short answers to your question are, yes we are working on getting more branded merchandise on the site. Coming in for sure is Brioni suits and sport jackets. They should be on the site in the next 2-3 weeks. We also hope to have some new dress shirts in from one or more of the following: Barba, Borrelli, Finamore, Mattabisch, Kiton. Also getting a handful of new Caruso suits. Did you have anything in particular in mind?

    Indeed we have had less emphasis on the already established luxury brands, and there are reasons. They have been harder to come by at workable prices in recent years, due to the reality that there's been less production and also there seem to be a lot more sellers of these kinds of things on ebay directly out of Italy. Because of these reasons I have been more focused on the Benjamin line since I have better control of inventory and selection (hopefully much more moving forward especially regarding production issues), and the products really are very high quality at the Canali/Corneliani/Hickey Freeman level at great prices. Additionally I can get feedback from customers like you forum members and respond accordingly based on your wants and needs. That being said, while the Benjamin line is rapidly taking up market share of the eHaberdasher inventory, we will continue to endeavor in offering you inventory from the luxury brands that brought most people to the eHaberdasher site in the first place.

    Truth be told - I would like to take on Suit Supply. I think my garment is superior and I can get it to you for cheaper. Still toying with the idea of a half canvassed line of Benjamin suits and playing around with various models and looking for more and more fabric.

    As always, thoughts and feedback are welcome, including constructive criticism.
     
  4. XFactor

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    What is the most affordable summer/ warm weather friendly suit in your collection?
     
  5. sprout2

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    Interested in accessories, outerwear, and sweaters. I.e., non-tailored items.
    Regarding Suit Supply, they have a lot of razzle-dazzle, and that is what hooks people in. People want pizzazz first, quality second. It may be an uphill battle.
     
  6. eHaberdasher

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    We carry a variety of brands as may be seen on our website. It all depends on what size you are and what you're specifically looking for. If you are referring more specifically to our own collection, as in the Benjamin Sartorial collection of suits, the solids (navy, charcoal and medium grey) are widely considered to be the best value we have to offer at an affordable price, being that they are full floating canvassed and are a utilitarian weight at about 270 grams. In addition they have just recently been restocked so our current selection is quite good.
     
  7. eHaberdasher

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    I may be headed back to Italy next week - I'll keep my eyes peeled.

    As for taking on Suit Supply - we will be going beyond the charcoal navy and grey so hopefully people will pick up on us presenting a strong alternative to SS in the near future... we'll see!
     
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    I am somewhere between 38-40 US. Slim to Athletic build. Solids. Affordable. Summer / heat friendly?

    Can you link to a starting point / price range for such an example?
    If that collection of Solids is the most affordable then it partially answers my question.

    Are there any suits that are summer friendly or have fabrics similar to the cool effect of Fresco, Finmeresco, Crispaire?
     
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    ^^ out of line dude. He answered your question. You didn't say what size you wear to begin with. Your reply tacitly concedes that, yet you unleash the sarcasm. All of his suits are here http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-Suits/Categories and the weight of the wool/fabric is described. As his reply states, all of his Benjamin suits are all-year weights. As for the definition of "most affordable", which may not mean "cheapest" you make that call.
     
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    Sorry, if it seems so, but it is not sarcasm. It seems so online. It was with all due respect. When I wrote it - it was sincerely. I am a bit new to the PLETHORA of information on SF and having read so much about eHaberdashers collection and Benjamins etc and looking through their online thing, I was wondering which of those would be a good..
    - AFFORDABLE
    - SUMMER/ HOT WEATHER
    ..option.

    Maybe he did answer the question from his side, but I did not get clarity. Let me put it this way - I was hoping that he might point out/ link to 1/2 pieces on his site.
    Plus, I don't know his collection and collections.
    The weight terminology is something I do not have knowledge of so it confused me more. The Suit Guides I have been reading on SF dont have some kind of weight 101 in them.

    Again, I meant no disrespect or sarcasm - I just found myself a bit confused (maybe due to lack of expertise on my part) to dissect his reply.
     
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  11. eHaberdasher

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    Sorry for not being more clear in my earlier response. My wife accuses me all the time of being overly verbose and not being concise enough with words... haha! For the Benjamin suits we currently only have the year round weight solids (other than the few winter weight 120's charcoal brown striped flannels). At present we do not have any summer weight suits for hot weather in the Benjamin collection. In the coming months we plan to offer a much wider variety of fabrics including lighter warm weather weights. $525 is the starting price for the Sartorial Collection which is the fully canvassed line. While we feel this presents one of the best values in the market, the price tag is still a stretch for some. The word "Affordable" is a relative term and will vary greatly between different individuals. That being said we are planning to test a half canvassed line of Benjamin clothing at a lower price point of $325 - $395 which we hope will be within the reach of most customers who appreciate style and quality but don't necessarily have or want to spend $525+ for a suit. Link to Benjamin 38R suits: www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-Suits/keyword/Benjamin+38R/start/1/Categories Link to Benjamin 39R/40R suits: www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-Suits/keyword/Benjamin+40R/start/1/Categories If you were looking beyond the Benjamins for a light spring/summer weight, we have the following options in 38R - 40R: http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-9088/Kiton-Suit-cln--38R-SALE!/Detail http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-4791/Belvest-Suit-cln--40R/Detail http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-13534/Caruso-Suit-cln--39R-fdsh-40R/Detail http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-14125/Caruso-Suit-cln--39R-fdsh-40R-SALE!/Detail I hope the above has better addressed your questions.
     
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    eHab - You rock :) and roll. In other words, I really appreciate the above reply. Based on my reading and research I am aware that you offer a QUALITY 'VALUE' product with the Benjamin line which is near the starting price segment for Decent suits.

    Its great that you are bringing more on the summer suit fabrics (global warming) and half canvased ones as well :)

    So I pray and hope that with all the blessings of the divine universe that you are able to DO more and BEING more and SELL more in these SEGMENTS for new suit buyers like me/ us.

    Would love to try and evaluate your products the soonest that I can (once I travel back).

    PS: I will check out your links and get back if there are any more questions.
     
  13. eHaberdasher

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    No worries and thanks for the well-wishes. I do understand that words and tone can oft be misinterpreted, so thank you for your further clarification earlier. Regardless feel free to drop me a line directly via PM or email if you wish: ben@ehaberdasher.com.
     
  14. tdude

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    Fair explanation. [​IMG]
     
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    ETA on the half canvassed line?
     
  16. eHaberdasher

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    Too early to say - certainly not before the end of this year though.
     
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    I am new here, but interested in Benjamin sartorial suits due to good things I have heard about them; the build quality, fit, fabric, and attention to detail at a very affordable price for a suit of this quality. Being 6'2'', 170lbs, 22 years old recent college grad new to the professional workforce, I am in need of some suits. With my dimensions (normally wear 15.5, 35 slim fit shirts, with a 32 waist), I believe a 38L is the suit for me, and I am looking for a couple in traditional business colors, navy blue and charcoal, for regular use in the office. But being only 22 and fresh out of college I have budget constraints and living in Chicago where I transit via the metro trains I do have and durability needs. I know you mentioned your super 140s are fairly durable, but I believe with my harsh transits to and from work in cattle filed city trains something a little thicker would be better for the beating.

    I do not know if you have anything like this in the works, but I would certainly buy your suits if you had this:

    A navy blue and/or charcoal classico II half canvassed suit made from super 120s, with less padding (like napoli, though not slimmer, I like slim, but want to keep it business slim and not to fashion forward for work, the classico II looks slim enough to me, just remove some padding).

    I know you mentioned $325 - $395 for a half canvassed suit, which with super 140s sounds excellent, but if it was super 120s (possibly lower price due to this as well?), I would buy instantly. And just my 2 cents, I think super 120s would work better for a half canvassed suit as I believe the market is bigger. Because I would think those that want high quality suits in high thread counts as 140s would want a fully canvassed suit rather the half, and the market for a half canvassed being a cheaper priced market, would like cheaper thread counts to match, though not to cheap, certainly not lower than super 100s (save that for crappy fully fused suits).
     
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    THANK YOU for bringing back the medium gray Classico II in 36S!!!
    Went to your website today and once I saw it in stock, I immediately pulled the trigger.
    I had a huge regret for not buying it last year before it went out of stock, so you can imagine how happy I was to see it back :)

    Thanks for listening to your customers, Ben
     
  19. eHaberdasher

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    :cheers:

    More fabrics coming for many of you who already have all the basic solids! Headed back to Italy yet again shortly to look at more fabric!
     
  20. eHaberdasher

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    Brioni jacket porn: All pure cashmere and a few pure guanaco... so tasty. Just unpacking them here in London today - hope to have them on the sites both US and UK in the next 2 weeks.

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