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Every time there is an accidental cross-post from streetwear and I see what's being debated over there, a little bit of me dies inside.
I've only bought firsts and I've never seen such an egregious defect on a pair of AEs. It's absurd that they left the factory in that condition. AE really should apologize to OP for shipping him such a shoddy product. It's sad because I think the Nuemok is one of their best shoes (I have a pair), but what they shipped OP is rubbish.
No. Return them.
Being tweed, both the coat and the waistcoat can be used in other applications, so it's not a total loss. I would avoid trying to get the materials matched for a new pair of pants because the result will likely be poor. IIRC, the Bookster collapse was pretty messy, with lots of unfulfilled orders without refunds.
First, can you describe the dinner jacket you intend to alter? IMHO, on a traditional single button with shawl lapel it might look quite good, but on a high button point six on two double breasted, it would look busy and unnecessary. As everyone else has mentioned, the lapels may need to be redone with the same material to prevent obvious mismatch and I'd ask for an example of the tailors work regarding gauntlets (especially at adding to an existing suit sleeve because, if...
The pants are the real disaster and have been since the basted stage photos. The tailor, if he cares about his reputation, should remake them, period. The shoulder line is now a mess. With the attempt to move to a more natural shoulder line, all the tailor appears to have done is remove the padding. The result is that the shoulders are still cut for a roman shoulder, but lack the support so the result is that the shoulders are misshapen and droopy. The tailor needs to...
First off, return them if the defect bothers you. Second, as I said in my post 7 months ago, in the last decade I have been buying AE's, they have had these stupid little problems. I like their shoes, but if flawless construction and highly consistent manufacturing are a big deal for you, AE will drive you nuts.
I should say that there is nothing wrong with more structured and padded roman style shoulders IF that is what you are going for. Sometimes I like the power-suit profile (though not exaggerated to 90's proportions). However, if what you are looking for is something that looks like a traditional Savile Row suit, the shoulders need to be substantially amended (may not be possible at this stage, the experts would know better). Two weeks? I can't remember ever having an off...
Rereading OP's post, I think you are right. With that in mind, the state of the suit is a big more understandable; as a Savile Row bespoke piece it's unacceptable, but if it's something a lot less expensive, then I'd say get if fixed up and be happy with it. However, if OP is thinking this looks like something off the Row, those shoulders are just all wrong.
In my non-professional opinion, I think you're being generous, as I wouldn't consider these problems acceptable for an MTM suit. The issues with the pants appear evident in the basted stage photos yet went unaddressed. I think the suit is salvageable, but it needs a lot fixing. I'm also not clear on why a supposedly bespoke British tailor is putting such over constructed unnatural shoulders on a suit. It doesn't look bespoke and it doesn't look British.
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