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One of the things I like about this business is that most of the customers are great people and the feedback I receive is overwhelmingly positive. Woke up this morning to two emails from customers. The first from a customer in Texas who bought a suit and a couple of pair of trousers  A couple of minor tweaks to his measurements and an Almost Bespoke Clissold Suit is on it's way Hopefully he will be as happy with his Clissold suit as this customer from Sweden was with his A...
Just how important are "S"numbers when choosing a suit fabric?   You can read my thoughts on the subject HERE   One important paragraph you should remember when buying a suit   Vintage suits were not slapped together by machines in a factory using a fused canvas and cheap poor quality wool. They were made by hand, fully canvassed and made from a high quality wool from one of the worlds great clothmakers.
The first measurement is the shoulder the second is the yoke. They are two different measurements. Most suitmakers want the first one.
I think both sides of this argument have merit and in some cases both sides are wrong.   If you're getting multiple fittings at the various stages of construction of your suit then it's bespoke. Where the actual tailoring done is irrelevant. There is no difference in stitching a suit in a workshop in Melbourne as compared to a workshop in Lisbon or Shanghai. Many bespoke tailors all over the world today are outsourcing their actual tailoring.   However, if you're going...
Why are you paying $500 or more for a fused canvas suit?   Here are My Thoughts on Suit Canvas Methods
 I agree completely but aren't you really talking about the top end of the market with suits costing $2,000, $3,000 or even more? If you go into 90% of the so called tailors that have physical stores what you will see is suits and shirts, fabric samples and possibly even some bolts of cloth. What you won't see is any signs of anybody actually making suits and if you go back six months later you will see those same bolts of cloth sitting there untouched. Very few...
The reason Miyhalle purchased the suit from us is not going to be explained by pictures of him wearing the suit. For a start we had no control over the final fit. He sent us a suit with the instructions to replicate the size exactly which is what we did so his new suit will fit the same as the suit he sent us. On all the online suit threads there is an obsession with fit. Sure, it's important that a suit fits properly but when it gets down to it the quality of the fit...
A lot of people won't order a custom made suit online because they are worried about getting the measurements right. I've said many times that it's not rocket science and when you consider the number of suits we sell we actually have very few problems with wrong measurements.There are many ways you can check that your measurements are right and even if you are out by a centimetre or two there is usually enough margin for small errors or at worst it's easily and...
People ask us what makes us different from the hundreds of other online suit companies. Well the majority are simply order takers for the big Asian suit factories. They simply take your order and send it with your measurements to the only factory they deal with who slap your fused canvas suit together by machine using a low grade fabric. Once the online suit company take the order the factory does everything. They supply the fabric make the suit and ship it   We have 11...
Easy   A good quality full canvas tux in a 100% wool is available starting at $448   The Beijing Tuxedo . It comes with a polyviscose lining and resin buttons but you can upgrade to a genuine Japanese made Bemberg lining and buffalo horn buttons for only an extra $49 So that's a total of $497 for everything.  I'm not a fan of silk lining on suits but if you want that instead of bemberg we can do that for the same price.   That will make a nice tuxedo for under 500...
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