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Postby agp » Thu May 31, 2012 7:15 pm

I'm not too keen on the terminology, but someone measures me with a tape measure and makes a shirt that will fit me best. My clothes aren't tailored in that I don't take clothes off the rack for modifications aside from some pants hemming.

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Postby Crashem » Thu May 31, 2012 7:24 pm

Bang and Olfsen is junk. B&W maybe.
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Postby AmexUser » Thu May 31, 2012 7:41 pm

What differentiates MTM from bespoke is when the pattern is drawn. If a tailor takes your measurements before he/she draws the pattern, then it's bespoke. If after, then it's MTM, which is made based on a standard pattern. There are various ways to tell the differences, the easiest of which is if you see slightly diagonal lines on a suit where they should be completely vertical, then it's most likely not bespoke.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:09 am

Bespoke baby. Just came back from Hong Kong and got 2 made
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Postby NYC_Dweller » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:18 am

FastSRT8 wrote:Bespoke baby. Just came back from Hong Kong and got 2 made


welcome back! hope the trip went according to plan. HK IMO is a great city.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:39 am

Thanks. The trip was great. Was able to do all I wanted. Shop like mad and ate at all the best places. Great way to burn cash.
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Postby 4Runner » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:12 am

Louis Vuitton wallets and baggage, Hermes scarfs and ties, Patek Philippe watches, Leica cameras, Boutique hotels and spas...
just to mention few ones.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:28 am

Paid service on your Bentley, Mercedes or Rolls
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Postby agp » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:19 am

If you don't mind me asking, how do you earn so much money?

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Postby danpass » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:41 am

Amex probably has a database where they rank stores/services/properties.

The more it falls into the disposable income file, for example, staying at the Ritz instead of Motel 6 in the same city then the more likely they see it as luxury spending vs 'they-had-to-stay-somewhere' spending.

Personally I probably spend the same I would have in year but now do it only a few times. Another example, instead of buying several bags, trying to figure out which one works best, and spending $300 over the course of that time, I only spend $300 once on the RIGHT bag at Tumi. Thereby saving myself grief from the back and forth lol.

With enough research I find that the right luxury item ends up costing me less in the long run. Yet it still counts as a luxury item in Amex's eyes :D



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