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For those looking at an alternative to the basic black suit what about a nice dark charcoal?       One of the basic colours that's always a good idea to have in your wardrobe. A nice Italian milled s130's cloth for your custom made full canvas suit.   Team it with this       A royal blue midnight self stripe, 70% s110's wool and 30% mohair. A great english cloth imported from Huddersfield UK the home of fine suiting. This suit is custom made,...
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
This is one of my favourite fabrics in the new Milan range     It's a dark blue with a lighter blue stripe. An Italian milled s130's wool that I used to make a three piece suit for one of my friends. It's a beautiful suit that can be worn anywhere from the office to any social function.     Team it with the Clissolds almost bespoke       which is a white stripe on black English fabric that we import ourselves from Huddersfield UK the home...
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...
Continuing the theme of getting away from the standard blue, black, grey, charcoal and pinstripes here is another new fabric in the Milan Collection     It's a grey and white check pattern. Perhaps not something to wear to the office but if you had the confidence to wear it clubbing I'm sure it would draw a lot of attention from the ladies.   At the special price of $199 when you add it to your "almost bespoke" suit you can afford to splash out on something...
I love visiting Maher. He has this quirky attitude and I could easily sit and talk to him all day.   He wouldn't see too many suits made like yours. In these days of mass production where most suits are slapped together in a factory using fusing it's hard enough to find a full canvas suit much less a suit still made completely by hand.   I once saw a suit made with Scabal wool where the jacket was fused. I think that should be a criminal offence. I see suits selling for...
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...
After a brief period of being out of favour sharkskin is becoming popular again and I'm seeing more and more requests for sharkskin suits.   During my recent trip to Asia I picked up some good relatively inexpensive sharkskin fabrics in a range of colours which we are now using for the Milan suits. One of the most interesting ones is this     It's a very dark grey/charcoal fabric with a sharkskin type weave. However it has a more pronounced two tone...
Another couple of pics sent to me by a customer. I just wish they had their suit pressed first.     This again shows how MTM is really a process. This is his second suit. The first needed a couple of alterations mainly to bring in the chest and waist a little. After they were done we used the altered suit as a template for the measurements for this one. We also discounted this suit to pay for the alterations for the first one under our No Worries Guarantee. So...
The Ausfine Range.   Without doubt some of the finest Australian merino wool ever produced. Read More HERE.
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