Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Why are men's clothes so expensive?

Every time I meet a new client, I laugh when they tell me how shocked they are by the prices of my clothing. When I show them one of my $175 suits, they almost always say the same thing. I would expect to pay at least $500 for this suit. They normally would have to; especially since I meet my clients at their home or office to sell the clothes to them.
When I started my company, I traced the suit from the field to the body, meaning I tracked it from the sheep the wool comes from, to the person who purchases it. I realized, after the suit is manufactured, you are just paying for people to touch it. Everyone that touches that suit like shipping, storing, inventory, and sales is increasing the price of that suit. And once it gets to the store, it really increases! You are paying for the store overhead, the advertising, the sales staff, and the rent of the store, and oh yea- the profit the store has to make. In fact, the bigger the store, the more you are being overcharged.
Now, I live in Charlotte, NC. My clients know that the only people that touch my clothing is the manufacturer, me and the them. Therefore, my prices are exponentially lower than ANYTHING on any rack. In fact my most expensive custom suit is only $1500. I can't service everyone in America, (though I'm working on an avenue to try) so you need to find a guy that sells direct clothing. It will save you hundreds of dollars. If you can't find one, let me know. If you can arrange at least 10 people that need my service, I will fly to you to provide the service. Or let me know what you are looking for and I can quote you a price and ship it to you. In the meantime, be on the lookout for my online store coming soon!

God Bless and dress well,
William the Clothier


  1. Love your first post!
    I put a post on my blog about the event..and I linked to your website above our photo!

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  3. This question is also in my mind, why men's clothes are too expensive? I've seen that the clothes of women are too elegant than men. But when I read this blog I’ve found the answer and think about it then I must say it is right. Because like what you've said they will be paying for the store overhead, the advertising, the sales staff and the rent of the store.