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Received the first samples of the new summer suiting fabric range to be launched in July. They are a little more expensive but certainly even better quality than the current fabrics. Most excitingly for me, finally some great looking mid priced windowpanes     I love windowpane suits and there is a couple each in blue, black and grey. Don't know if I will pick just one or get one in each colour.   Pricings not finalised just yet but somewhere around $400 for the...
Tailoring in Asia can be inexpensive.However, many people think they can pop over to Asia and pick up quality suits for next to nothing, Sure, you can go to the markets and bargain to get a suit made for, in many cases, around $100 but what you end up with is a cheap mass produced fused suit in a dubious polyester fabric (no matter what they may have shown you in the store) that will start to fall apart from the first time you wear it. Good tailoring cost money no matter...
Perhaps a little. A suit jacket should just cover your backside. We suggest that the jacket should end level with your knuckles when your hand is resting by your side.   That said, there is a trend today to shorter jackets
Just updated the Huddersfield Cloth specials with a new range of fabrics.   These are beautiful fabrics and all the basic colours are there. Black, Charcoal, Grey, Navy and Blue.   There are even some beautiful Mohairs and even some s150's merino wool and cashmere blends   There is no doubt these English made fabrics are world class suiting cloths. We will import the cloth from the UK and have the suit made by one of our specialist bespoke tailors who will make your...
I've said many times that I'm happy for Elite Suits to remain a smaller niche retailer. There are already plenty of flashy websites with pretty pictures that will sell you a cheap mass produced machine sewn factory made fused canvas suits at a massive markup. It's not a market I really want to compete in, Rather than put huge amounts of money into massive marketing campaigns we prefer to put our money into making a better suit and grow slowly by letting customers see how...
Had the rare opportunity of seeing one of our Clissolds Suits in our "Almost Bespoke" tailoring before it was delivered to the customer.     A lot more pictures and details about this suit are available HERE   As I've said before customers who buy one of our specialist bespoke quality suits are more likely to buy again than any other customer once they see the value they can get for their suiting dollar. This customer picked up his suit and emailed me the next day...
 You can download everything you need to place your order in advance from HERE  this way you can have everything ready, place your order and simply send me the completed order form I don't have anyone in Surry Hills. I see Maher Haddad for all my tailoring needs, He's not cheap but he does a good job. Take a pen and paper with you as he will give you more information about what needs to be done for the suit to fit your body shape. You will find him at M&R Tailors &...
 I'm not sure where to even start on this. It raises a number of issues and the reply will be lengthy but if you take a couple of minutes to read it you will have a better understanding of the suit industry today and I can tell you now it's not a pretty picture. Most of the MTM suit retailers today are little more than order takers for the big Asian or Eastern European suit factories. They get your order and send your measurements to the factory who supply everything,...
Had a customer buy another suit from one of those places that will come to your home or office and measure you for a MTM suit. I have said many times that there isn't that much advantage in this process. All they do is get a set of measurements and send them to one of the big Asian suit factories where they machine make a cheap suit to a standard block pattern. The fit isn't better but what they will usually do is include alterations in the purchase price.   Have a look...
 1.the rise of the trousers will depend on the outseam and crotch measurements you supply 2. We will send the trousers back with your order which takes 3-4 weeks. However, trousers are easy to measure yourself. If you go to the site and send me a message I can send you the measuring instructions. 3. We send everything back via international courier with tracking. 4. Yes we can do side tabs
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