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What's so bad about Men's Warehouse?
Old 08-16-2010, 02:40 PM Briandl79 is offline  
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posted awhile back, i ordered a suit from one of the asian online tailors awhile back and was pleasantly surprised. mycustomtailor.com was the website, there are several others under different names that are owned by the same guy (ravistailor comes to mind). if you search for the old thread i put up some pics.

you get measured locally, send the measurements and a pic of yourself in a suit off the rack, they go from there.

the quality of the one i bought was definitely worth the price (around 600 bucks for a suit + one shirt). was plenty better than any 500 dollar off the rack suit you can buy in a US chain store, anyways.


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Not very cost effective, and unless he already knows a lot about what he likes in a suit, he's not going to get much benefit out of it. And there aren't really very many decent bespoke suit makers in the US anyway. Bad bespoke is just awful.

because you have been to every tailor in every major city in the US and bought a suit, right?

that's about as stupid as the crap you post in the pit.
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because you have been to every tailor in every major city in the US and bought a suit, right?
Nobody discusses this stuff online or anything. No, there's no knowledge base for any of this. One must actually go and examine every tailor personally to have any idea how good they are.

There just aren't that many people in the US who do bespoke AT ALL, and a lot of the ones that do aren't really very good for the money. One way or another most are way out of his price range. He's got some online options, but for somebody who hasn't owned a decent suit before or established a style, that's a real hit or miss option.

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that's about as stupid as the crap you post in the pit.
OoooooooooOOOoooooH!
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Nobody discusses this stuff online or anything. No, there's no knowledge base for any of this. One must actually go and examine every tailor personally to have any idea how good they are.

There just aren't that many people in the US who do bespoke AT ALL, and a lot of the ones that do aren't really very good for the money. One way or another most are way out of his price range. He's got some online options, but for somebody who hasn't owned a decent suit before or established a style, that's a real hit or miss option.


OoooooooooOOOoooooH!

you're the poster child for "google doesn't make you smart".

i'll make you a bet....

at least the capital city in every state in the US probably has a custom tailor. and the vast majority of cities over 300,000 residents will have one regardless of those.

edit: since you think you can google information well enough to give advice on something you clearly have no clue about, here's what google turns up. http://www.ctda.com/find_a_tailor.htm

there are 57 who bothered to pay the fee to the custom tailor's business association in the US, which of course doesn't count all of the ones who don't (my local tailor doesn't, and there's another one in town besides him, so i have two to choose from in a city of ~400,000 people).

but you've been to all 57 of the ones above and all of the ones not listed with the US tailor's association and can therefore tell us that they're all garbage, right?



edit:

thread from awhile back on here...http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php?t=825569
another thread regarding this online tailor...http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showp...2&postcount=28

it should be noted that it will not likely be 'perfect' for lack of a better word, as you would get from a local high end tailor. but it'll be plenty better than off the rack from MW or JoS A Bank for the same price as long as the measurements and pics you give them are accurate. and it'll be close enough that a local shop that does alterations should be able to fix any minor problems. if you're on a budget, from my experience, the internet indian/thai tailors are tough to beat for the price. enough so that i don't buy from the local tailor here anymore. just can't justify the price difference. i can get from the indian guy for 500-700 bucks plus another hundred to the local woman that alters it for me what i would pay my local tailor 2k+ for.

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you're the poster child for "google doesn't make you smart".

i'll make you a bet....

at least the capital city in every state in the US probably has a custom tailor. and the vast majority of cities over 300,000 residents will have one regardless of those.

edit: since you think you can google information well enough to give advice on something you clearly have no clue about, here's what google turns up. http://www.ctda.com/find_a_tailor.htm

there are 57 who bothered to pay the fee to the custom tailor's business association in the US, which of course doesn't count all of the ones who don't (my local tailor doesn't, and there's another one in town besides him, so i have two to choose from in a city of ~400,000 people).

but you've been to all 57 of the ones above and all of the ones not listed with the US tailor's association and can therefore tell us that they're all garbage, right?


Who shit in your Cheerios? I never said there weren't any good custom suitmakers in the US, just that there aren't all that many and that isn't not usually the best ratio of quality/money. I can barely find a competent alterations tailor in my area, no way would I trust anyone around my city to do custom work. The decent options at the nearest major metro area run $1000+ for a suit (and yes I have looked), and I can do better OTR for the money. I'm sure as hell not going to spend hundreds of dollars to find out if some operation around the corner is going to cut a decent suit for me.

If it's so easy to find a good custom tailor in the US, why'd you order from Asia online? Online does open up some good options, but again it's hit or miss and the level of knowledge required to not get screwed seems to be more than what the OP is ready for.

In that previous thread, you said you spent $500-700 on your suit from MyCustomTailor. That's what the OP wants to spend on TWO suits. If you just want to argue, fine, but it doesn't make sense for this guy.
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Yeah, and get a coat for the price of two suits he could have gotten elsewhere.

If you were in NY you can walk around the city and find the guys that make suits for 300 bucks.

My buddy got one in Hong Kong, and the guy he got it from tours the world. Whenever the company is NY he gets an email, and always goes back to get another suit.

Not terrible, but not great either. What can you expect for 300 though, you know.
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nordstroms rack is awesome depending on where you are.
If you live near Southlake, the Nordstroms rack there is shit. The one in Dallas = win
They had such a wonderful shoe selection
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If I were the OP I would watch e-bay and/or the For Sale sections of the various men's style forums for a couple of nice gently used Hickey Freeman mainline suits in your size (make sure you know what that is). Then find a good local tailor and have it fitted properly. Hickey is about $1400 new at Saks but I see great deals all the time for secondhand or last-season models.
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i'm a 21 year old male from texas. last time i bought a suit was 4 years ago. my body has changed, i need a new one (or 2). i'm looking for something kinda "stylish" too that i can wear out on the weekends to something nice. ideally i want 2, one solid color and one pin stripped. price limit i'm hoping is no more than $500 for 2, but if i have to up the price a little for something nice that'd be fine. also, for someone who use to work in clothing retail, i'm looking for some badass customer service

Friend i did not know any place to buy a good suit but i know a website named lktailor.com.It is very good site.My all suits that i bought from this website are fit to me.....
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Mens Warehouse is awesome if you have one near you.

This. They got some cheap shit that looks alright in a low-light setting
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I picked up a hagger jacket, pants, shirt and tie for 80 clams on khols clearance rack a couple months ago. Black with pin striping. Never goes out of style. Also narrow ties and a tie clip are the cats pajamas.
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I picked up a hagger jacket, pants, shirt and tie for 80 clams on khols clearance rack a couple months ago. Black with pin striping. Never goes out of style. Also narrow ties and a tie clip are the cats pajamas.

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