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We do a number of commission jobs. We offer the full range of tailoring from your basic factory suit to fully hand stitched by specialist bespoke tailors. The price will depend of the method of construction you want and the type of tailoring.   If you're interested send me a message HERE
It appears to be a three button suit so it's going to look a bit higher. He can always fasten it with the middle button.   If this is straight from the factory than I think it's a great job for someone just a tad portly and perhaps not the easiest person to fit. The suit sits well around the chest waist and hips   My only comment is that for my liking the sleeves and trousers seem just a touch short and the jacket seems just a little bit long but that could just be the...
I would have grave doubts that they were the genuine article. I find it difficult to believe that brands would outsource their manufacturing to some guy with a factory in Northern China. I was in discussions with a guy who owns 5 high end tailoring shops in Shanghai and a couple in Beijing but decided against working with him after a few warnings from people I trust. Not saying that this is him of course.   When I'm in Asia I see fake stuff everywhere but I don't dash of...
A few style suggestions for those slightly thinner than normal. There are a few tips that you can use to give the illusion of more body mass.   Look at heavier and bulkier fabrics. Tweed is coming back into fashion which should be a godsend for thinner men. To make it even better the new style tweeds are far lighter than the older traditional fabrics. Stick with lighter colours   Double breasted suits are also appearing more and more on European catwalks. These...
  Not quite true   While I agree in these days of cheap factory made fused suits $525 for a full canvas suit is a great price it's not exactly unheard of. We have a number of full canvas suits under $500. Starting here at USD $370 at present   http://www.elitesuits.com/two-piece-mens-suit-bc-p-274.html
  If you have a suit that's a great fit most MTM suitmakers have a system whereby you can use that suit as a template and  they can replicate the fitting. We actually prefer customers send us the measurements of a great fitting suit (known as "finished measurements") rather than body measurements and we move repeat customers onto a finished measurement system as soon as we can.   We have even had customers send their suit to our Shanghai office where we have our tailors...
We normally say that a standard length for a suit jacket should end level with your knuckles when your hand is resting by your side. Of course that's only a guide and some like them shorter and some (like me) prefer them slightly longer.   Looking at the pics I'd suggest your arms are slightly shorter in proportion to your body them most hence the issue with both the jacket and sleeve length. That suit is going to need significant alterations to fit properly which is...
      The increase in the US dollar is putting pressure on margins and prices will eventually rise everywhere. We are going to try and hold out a little longer but sooner or later we are going to have to move upwards as well.   If you're thinking of buying a suit from anywhere in the near future it may pay to grab one now. You may be surprised at the price if you wait
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I just love a bit of controversy   1. My post was replying to another and therefore was on topic. It's not as though I posted an ad out of the bue 2. The first part directly replied to the message and the second part used some examples to back up my argument. 3. If I'm going to use some examples I'm sorry but I am going to use my own products. 4. You may want to remember that it's the advertisers that fork over their cash that pays for this forum so you can use...
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