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Zaharoff suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ezboy1000, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. ezboy1000

    ezboy1000 Senior member

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    I came across a number of zaharoff suits on ebay in my size. They seem to be contemporary suits at a good price, although I know nothing about this brand. My search of the site didn't help me at all either. My internet search also wasn't helpful, which made me a little suspicious.

    Can anyone comment on the brand? Are these fused or canvas? Any idea of the cut?

    For ease of reference, I am including a link to one of the adds:

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-ZAHAROFF...Btn-Suit-42-42L-x-36-MSRP-2-195-/380416470629
     
  2. steve2318

    steve2318 Senior member

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    + 1 ...I have been looking at suits from the same ebay seller but I couldn't find any information on Zaharoff either ....
     
  3. ezboy1000

    ezboy1000 Senior member

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    That doesn't tell me anything.

    Is it strange that the most recent collection on the website linked above is Fall 2011. Wouldn't Spring 2012 be out now or am I missing something?
     
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  4. ezboy1000

    ezboy1000 Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply George.

    I am going to purchase one of your suits, given your representations of quality and construction, and will certainly provide a review for SF once I receive it.

    I do like some of the bold patterns of your suits, so assuming the cut works for me, I might end up being a convert.
     
  5. Zeek

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    I just purchased a Zaharoff suit - it was between the Zarahoff and Joseph Abboud.

    It's being tailored but with the exception of the pants 'it' fit almost perfectly and looked better than some BOSS suits I was trying on just for fun!
     
  6. ezboy1000

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    It might be stating the obvious here, but it is odd that 3 replies on this short thread have come from brand new posters. I understand the reply from Mr. Zaharoff, but what are the chances that the other two "new" members aren't attached to the brand? Maybe, maybe not; it just strikes me as odd.

    Zeek - I'd also mention that comparing Zaharoff to Joseph Abboud, or even Hugo Boss, doesn't fill me with confidence. If Zaharoff suits are fully canvassed, with quality fabrics, and a modern fit, the brand shouldn't be compared with lesser quality brands. It would be analogous to suggesting you were deciding between Bostonian and Allen Edmonds shoes. They really aren't comparable and are targeted to different markets.

    I did purchase the Zaharoff suit that was linked in my original post. Once it arrives, as promised, I will provide a proper review.
     
  7. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    +1. I've bought Oxxford from Frieschskys before. I'm much more interested in how it compares to that than Abboud.
    Fred
     
  8. Zeek

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    ezboy - I hear ya. My comparison was based on the suits that were available in my size at this particular retailer and similar price-point. I'm not sure what you're looking to obtain from a $500 suit, I'm not a brand guy - I buy/wear what looks best to my build. Personally, Abboud and BOSS are at my upper limit in terms of suit prices so I'll be interested to see what you say about the suit you purchased. I will say - I had to go 'up' a full suit size, I'm usually a 44R, but a 46L in Zaharoff.

    Also, I have no relation to the brand - yes it's rather odd, I googled Zaharoff reviews (found this thread) and also found it extremely odd that the same day I purchase this suit the thread was just recently started...
     
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    Is it not strange that a make which has never featured here suddenly attracts the attention of the manufacturer in his FIRST post and a further complimentary post by someone also on his first post..... This is blatant advertising of an unknown brand that merits deletion.
     
  11. Zeek

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    "This is blatant advertising of an unknown brand that merits deletion."

    Based on what? Believe it or not, some users are actually new to this forum. Me being one of those new users that googled reviews of this suit and found this thread.

    As you were.
    Zeek
     
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    GBR Senior member

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    Think abiut it:

    An unknown brand appears here and within hours the manufacturer joins and then some one else joins within hours of that and praises that brand fullsomely. Far too many coincidences to be genuine..
     
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    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I think the Maureen Jacobs post is fishy but not the Zeek post. No one working for the maker would compare a $1200 suit to Joseph Abboud.
     
  14. Zeek

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    I think that was a 'zing' at me but I don't really know so I'll just claim ignorance but I def did not try on any $1200 suit! The BOSS, Abboud and Zroff were all at/around $500...
     
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    I think it's a coincidence; here's why:

    Frieshky is one of the major sellers on ebay, and I'm sure alot of people check the store for suits and such. I have them on my list of saved sellers as well, and noticed the Zaharoff suits. I did a search on SF last week and didn't find anything (but I didn't bother to post about it). Therefore, I think it was only a matter of time before somebody asked about it.
     
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    and quite by chance the manufacturer arrived to defend it? No.
     
  17. ezboy1000

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    The suit arrived today (I purchased the one linked in the original post that started this thread).

    Here are my thoughts:

    1) The suit is canvassed for sure. The pinch test (pinching on either side of the bottom button on the jacket) worked like a charm here.

    2) The cloth is very nice. My tailor (who works at a high end independent in my city) actually commented on how nice the cloth was. When I first felt the wool, If I hadn't known the make, I would've thought it was Zegna. I was impressed.

    3) The cut, for me, was just ok. The rise in the pants, for a tall, was short, which I really detest. The pants, in the hip and seat, are close-fitting. It still fits alright, just not the kind of cut that I would accept as a general rule. The jacket has nice soft shoulders, with very little padding, and higher armholes. I like the fit of the jacket. Overall, the fit is fairly trim, although the trousers are trimmer, comparatively, than the jacket, so probably athletic builds would like this cut, assuming the high armholes wouldn't be an issue. I understand there are many cuts, so perhaps the issue with respect to the rise isn't universal.

    Overall, I paid about $500 (with shipping and taxes) for this suit and I wouldn't be surprised if the retail was around $1500 or more. More importantly, I am happy with the purchase and I wouldn't hesitate purchasing another Zaharoff suit.

    I was very skeptical when I pulled the trigger and I am pleasantly surprised. I would have no hesitation purchasing another Zaharoff suit.
     
  18. facet

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    Cool, thanks for the info and review ezboy1000 and glad your purchase worked out for you.
     
  19. Zeek

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    Bump.

    Several months have passed - thought I'd rehash this posting since my purchase.

    I recently made a trip back to Nordstrom Rack and notice that all Zaharoff suits are gone. I'm wondering if they no longer carry this particular brand or if there are 'other' issues.

    I'm in the market for another suit and struggling to find a similar fit and similar price point.

    Any recs?
     

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