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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Astor & Black - The Best Luxury Suits
If you want to purchase an exquisite luxury handmade suit, go with Astor & Black. These are handmade suits made from top quality fabric, and believe it or not, less expensive than most Gucci, Prada and Versace suits. And unless you are heroin chic skinny, then you will look better in a custom made Astor & Black suit then you will in the typical designer suit.
The Astor & Black jacket (sport coat or suit) are all made with the perfect details you want in a suit. They all have a full canvas inner lining, which will last long and breathe better than a fused inner lining. The cuffs are surgeon cuffs, which mean they have working buttonholes on the cuffs. This is perfect for looking sprezzatura by unbuttoning one or two of the buttons on the sleeve and leaving it open, while simultaneously showing off how well made the jacket is.
The jacket also has handpicked stiching around the lapel and reinforced stitching on the collar. It has sweat shields in the arm pitts and is lined with Bemberg lining. Bemberg is like silk but more durable, breathable and comes in more interesting designs. And all that detail is just the notable stuff on the jacket. It also must be noted that the jacket will fit your body perfectly, which is the true sign of a well designed and tailored suit. After about $500, what you are paying for in a suit is the details and fit. These suits have both.
Not to mention they are resonably priced. Check out the prices below on these Astor & Black deals:
3 Suits, 6 custom made and tailored shirts & 3 silk ties - $2,200
5 Jackets, 5 slacks, 5 shirts, 5 ties, 5 socks, 2 pairs of cufflinks, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 belts & 2 vests or cashmere sweaters - $5,000
1 Suit, 2 Shirts, 1 belt, 1 pair of shoes & 2 ties - $1,300
Those are amazing deals! Considering the quality of the clothes and the workmanship involved and the way you will look in those clothes... it is worth every penny. Also, you must consider that a single Gucci or Versace suit can be $2,200, these deals can not be beat. A nice pair of bench made shoes can run $600+. Adding up the items individually, you will never be able to beat the Astor & Black pricing. I need to get me an Astor & Black suit and I need to do it soon.
Sprezzatura Italian for "Artful Dishevelment". How to look good without looking like you try too hard. Looking good gracefully is not easy, but we at MD feel we must progress toward the unattainable perfection of Artful Dishevelment. http://moderndignified.blogspot.com/2009/08/sprezzatura.html