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Suit Manufacturer that Rhymes with "Shmown Shmonly" Discussion

Hi,

I've noticed that a few threads dedicated to "Schmown Schmonly" have been deleted.

Any idea why? Is it against one of the board policies to discuss that particular brand?

I'm curious to see if folks have ordered from them and if they're satisfied with their purchase, if so.

Thanks a million.
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sherlockmandango wrote: Hi,

I've noticed that a few threads dedicated to ***** have been deleted.

Any idea why? Is it against one of the board policies to discuss that particular brand?

I'm curious to see if folks have ordered from them and if they're satisfied with their purchase, if so.

Thanks a million.
Oh, you mean *****? Yeah I heard that brand is against the rules.
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CoolDudeClan wrote: Oh, you mean *****? Yeah I heard that brand is against the rules.
Any idea why? Is it a competition thing?

I can't find it in the Rules... I don't want to rock the boat or anything, I'm just curious. I can't find any non-sponsored reviews of these guys and it's weird that that talking about them seems to be forbidden.
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sherlockmandango wrote: Any idea why? Is it a competition thing?
I thought they had shill accounts on here who were secretly promoting the site? It's not the first time something like this has happened.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: I thought they had shill accounts on here who were secretly promoting the site? It's not the first time something like this has happened.
Really? Wouldn't it be good to have a thread that warns people about it, then? Ah well.
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sherlockmandango wrote: Really? Wouldn't it be good to have a thread that warns people about it, then? Ah well.
Well I suppose RFD wants to avoid getting accused of slander.

If you follow what happens in the Site Comments & Suggestions forum, it's interesting what you will find.
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blainehamilton wrote: Better to go to a website where canucks can be smart so you can discuss the brand freely without commercial censorship.
Yeah, that site censors anything with the word "flag", but they seem to be tolerant of shilling for all sorts of businesses...all in the name of not trying to offend anyone...but what it really does is drive legit users away from the site.
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It's exceptionally hard to find unsponsored reviews of the site obliquely referenced in the thread title. I've ordered a suit and I was hoping I could post a review somewhere without being censored.
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sherlockmandango wrote: Hi,

I've noticed that a few threads dedicated to "Schmown Schmonly" have been deleted.

Any idea why? ...
Becks wrote: Referral rebate program.
Jucius Maximus wrote: I thought they had shill accounts on here who were secretly promoting the site? It's not the first time something like this has happened.
So, what's the official RFD answer to the question? 'Cuz there has been another post by a certain RFD member that includes the part about "msg me for $xx discount".
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Unsure. I'd just like to read a review from someone who doesn't have an interest in the site's success. Sponsored blog posts and offers of referrals don't count.
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Becks wrote: ^ Thought u said before that you went ahead and put in an order?
I did, and I've received it. Had some minor alterations done and am awaiting reimbursement. After that, I'll post an unsponsored review of my "own".
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Becks wrote: So, what's the official RFD answer to the question? 'Cuz there has been another post by a certain RFD member that includes the part about "msg me for $xx discount".
In January we had a large increase in the amount of spam for this company and it was then that we decided to block them from the forums.
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Here's an unsponsored, non-referral-seeking review of the website whose name I can't mention, but the thread title should give you an idea:

The website has an instructional video for taking your measurements and it's pretty comprehensive. They encourage you to include a friend to ensure the most accurate measurements possible. You do the measurements bit by bit and load them into your profile. That way, the company has them on hand if you ever want to order again. Not too shabby, so far.

I ordered a Windsor Grey three-piece suit to start, and I selected my various options, of which there are many. You can choose lapel style and size, number of buttons, monogram, earbud slot, extra pockets, etc. I believe they're all included with the cost of the suit. I got a nice purple lining for the jacket and the vest and I had a few other options added. Once I had all of my options selected, I was taken to the "finalize order" page. Using a promo code I was able to get it for less than $200 Canadian. Incidentally, another nice feature of the website is that they let you switch to your local currency. I believe I paid using PayPal.

Up until now, the process was fairly smooth. I got a confirmation email and all was well. About ten days later, I got a shipping notice from FedEx, and thus began the annoying part of the experience. When the package arrived in North America, it somehow got lost. Eventually, the FedEx folks told me it was somewhere in Overgoods and they had to find it. The whole process was very stressful and involved multiple, long phone calls. To top it off, the customs fees were charged to me directly, without my approval. Apparently, FedEx's policy is that if someone sends you an international package, they will look for your name in their database and charge you the fee without your consent. All of that is really on FedEx, though, not the company alluded to in the thread title. I wish there was another shipping option, because I'll never use FedEx again if I can help it.

Eventually, I got the suit. I was very pleased with the material, and the fit was almost perfect. One of my options was a little pocket for my mobile device, with a touch sensitive screen and a hole behind the lapel for my earbuds. Not too shabby.

In addition to the suit itself, the package came with a nice garment bag, a suit brush, a wooden usb key (which contains some info about the company and measurement instructions), a few fabric samples, a measuring tape and a high-quality wooden hanger.

My only issue was with the fit of the waist of the pants, but here's another good thing: The company provides an alteration credit. I was waiting to post my review until the company had reimbursed me, and they did, via PayPal, yesterday.

I am not sure if I would pay full price for this (maybe that's because I'm very frugal), but at half price it's one of the best deals I've ever had. They also have a referral program, as mentioned above, but I am specifically NOT providing one through this channel (any requests for one will be denied, as I wish to comply with the forum rules). I simply mention it in case that's a feature that you value.
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sherlockmandango wrote: Here's an unsponsored, non-referral-seeking review of the website whose name I can't mention, but the thread title should give you an idea:

The website has an instructional video for taking your measurements and it's pretty comprehensive. They encourage you to include a friend to ensure the most accurate measurements possible. You do the measurements bit by bit and load them into your profile. That way, the company has them on hand if you ever want to order again. Not too shabby, so far.

I ordered a Windsor Grey three-piece suit to start, and I selected my various options, of which there are many. You can choose lapel style and size, number of buttons, monogram, earbud slot, extra pockets, etc. I believe they're all included with the cost of the suit. I got a nice purple lining for the jacket and the vest and I had a few other options added. Once I had all of my options selected, I was taken to the "finalize order" page. Using a promo code I was able to get it for less than $200 Canadian. Incidentally, another nice feature of the website is that they let you switch to your local currency. I believe I paid using PayPal.

Up until now, the process was fairly smooth. I got a confirmation email and all was well. About ten days later, I got a shipping notice from FedEx, and thus began the annoying part of the experience. When the package arrived in North America, it somehow got lost. Eventually, the FedEx folks told me it was somewhere in Overgoods and they had to find it. The whole process was very stressful and involved multiple, long phone calls. To top it off, the customs fees were charged to me directly, without my approval. Apparently, FedEx's policy is that if someone sends you an international package, they will look for your name in their database and charge you the fee without your consent. All of that is really on FedEx, though, not the company alluded to in the thread title. I wish there was another shipping option, because I'll never use FedEx again if I can help it.

Eventually, I got the suit. I was very pleased with the material, and the fit was almost perfect. One of my options was a little pocket for my mobile device, with a touch sensitive screen and a hole behind the lapel for my earbuds. Not too shabby.

In addition to the suit itself, the package came with a nice garment bag, a suit brush, a wooden usb key (which contains some info about the company and measurement instructions), a few fabric samples, a measuring tape and a high-quality wooden hanger.

My only issue was with the fit of the waist of the pants, but here's another good thing: The company provides an alteration credit. I was waiting to post my review until the company had reimbursed me, and they did, via PayPal, yesterday.

I am not sure if I would pay full price for this (maybe that's because I'm very frugal), but at half price it's one of the best deals I've ever had. They also have a referral program, as mentioned above, but I am specifically NOT providing one through this channel (any requests for one will be denied, as I wish to comply with the forum rules). I simply mention it in case that's a feature that you value.
Thank you. Do you have picture adout oo suit?
I want to buy a custom suit online. And we need some suggestions.
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Here's a link to a pic of one of the suits:
Take a look
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