Burgundy why bother ?

An interesting benchmark (assuming one's spending is disposable income) was a recent discussion with a tailor friend. 18 bts of basically any 2015 GC vs one of her suits which should last as long and (one would hope) give pleasure on more than 18 occasions.
She can make a suit for me - but I'm afraid all my GCs would be 2005s :)
 
Must be missing something there. 18 bottles of 2015 Burgundy GC is the same price as one of her suits ? Bloody hell. Expensive suits then.
Cannot think of any half decent GC at less than £100 plus per bottle
Are suits tax deductible Tom ?
You learn something every day
 
Must be missing something there. 18 bottles of 2015 Burgundy GC is the same price as one of her suits ? Bloody hell. Expensive suits then.
Cannot think of any half decent GC at less than £100 plus per bottle
Are suits tax deductible Tom ?
You learn something every day
We are talking top end Savile Row.
They may be for Thom (as a costume) but not for most of us!
 
An interesting benchmark (assuming one's spending is disposable income) was a recent discussion with a tailor friend. 18 bts of basically any 2015 GC vs one of her suits which should last as long and (one would hope) give pleasure on more than 18 occasions.

I've tried my hardest and have to reluctantly conclude that this is beyond satire: well done Nigel!;) I really don't think this is the thread for me.
 
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So is this Kathryn Sargent?
No - Antonia Ede - ex Huntsman and now trading as Montague Ede on Brewer St.

Rob - I've spent an unhealthy amount of time reading books on tailoring and teaching myself to sew over the past 2 years and (now) understand quite why they charge what they do. I am quite sure that the price people pay for Burgundy is as puzzling to most?
 
A bespoke suit for £1500 is a steal if it's done well. If you factor in 2 to 3 or even 4 fittings and the cost of the fabrics as well as the 400-60 hours to make it the profit margins are perfectly reasonable (voluminously I'd bet!) in comparison to GC Burgundy.
 
I agree with Gareth. A Kathryn Sargent suit is all hand made, and by tailors in London. Nothing is farmed out, as with my Gresham Blake suits. And all those costs include a Saville Row rent too.

But as KS was the first woman on Saville Row, and as far as I know still the only female head on the street, you know you will get something special. A case of knowing your GC will be better than your PC.
 
I've not seen many G
A bespoke suit for £1500 is a steal if it's done well. If you factor in 2 to 3 or even 4 fittings and the cost of the fabrics as well as the 400-60 hours to make it the profit margins are perfectly reasonable (voluminously I'd bet!) in comparison to GC Burgundy.
Most GCs look to be over 600 per 6 no?
 
A bespoke suit for £1500 is a steal if it's done well. If you factor in 2 to 3 or even 4 fittings and the cost of the fabrics as well as the 400-60 hours to make it the profit margins are perfectly reasonable (voluminously I'd bet!) in comparison to GC Burgundy.

There aren't many (decent) tailors offering bespoke at 1500 well done or not!
 
There aren't many (decent) tailors offering bespoke at 1500 well done or not!
Apologies I misread, and thought the ref was 15 £100 GC bottles! It did seem rather cheap when I thought about it!

And Claude yes I think any self respecting Taylor should be selective in their GC offerings, at least the for first few fittings!
 
I think 2016 will be an interesting litmus test for pricing. Would expect pricing to be closer to 2014 levels (on a currency adjusted basis), based on vintage hype/Hospice auction, but who knows.
 
As much as I'd love a really great suit I always worry that even if only subtley for something classic that styles and tastes change and it would become unwearable long before it wore out.

Also, if its fitted to that degree then isn't the fit susceptible to even modest weight changes!
 
Best supplier of bespoke suits at sensible prices used to be good old ("Naff") Haff in Leman Street. I remember back in the 90s and even early 2000s being able to buy a suit with 2 pairs of trousers for £600. Just one old chain smoking east end guy ding the fitting/booking with a couple of Indian guys doing the cutting and sewing. There was always a queue of whos who from the City waiting in this grotty warehouse.

As to sub £100 GCs, plaudits go to Drouhin Laroze as usual. Their superb bonnes mares and clos de beze were available this year for 485 and 540/6, respectively. Ditto Lamarche, who's malconsorts (a GC in all but name) was 450/6.
 
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