Bespoke Suit Shopping: Keepin’ It Classy on a BudgetCF
I needed a newa couple of days ago. Given the time constraints I had to buy in, I bought off-the-rack from Men’s Warehouse and had the jacket and paints altered a bit to ensure a good fit. For a , a white , a blue , some socks, a belt and eventually a pair of black Joseph Abboud Oxfords, I paid about $900. I really like the – the fit is great, the shirts were excellent (Calvin Klein) and I got the shoes 50% off – overall good value.
But if I had more time, I would really have liked to try out afrom one the reasonable bespoke/made-to-measure clothiers that one keeps reading about. The 3 that I am familiar with and have considered buying from (I think I will in the future) are:
Have any of you monkeys bought from these clothiers? If so, have you been impressed by the quality of the work? How does the price stack up against buying from conventional retailers such as Men’s Warehouse, Jos. A Bank, Macy’s, Brooks Brothers and for those who can drop some serious change – Nordstrom, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman (although I’m sure afrom one of the above can’t hold a candle to a Brioni or Zegna)?
I think one of the most commonan aspiring banker or any individual who wants to work in Finance probably needs is the classic . So I think a good benchmark for comparative pricing of these tailoring services would be the . My.Suit sells a for $495 and you can be measured and tailored in store (NYC). Indochino sells their for $379 and sells a navy for $397.
I think if any of you have purchased afrom one of the above (or other such services for that matter, please do tell), good information for prospective monkeys might be (feel to use 1/10 scale points to answer):
- Quality of tailoring and finishing
- Quality of materials used
- Customer Service (including follow-up and alterations)