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Quote: Originally Posted by whoopee May I ask who made those trousers? Flusser? Which reminds me, also consider if you would like the trousers lined. Spano. Yes, I'd like them lined, but not sure how far down.
Here are some inspirational pictures ... this isn't in line with what I'm thinking of for this suit, but it's some very nice custom work on trousers.
Quote: Originally Posted by whoopee Oh, a couple other things. Lining (and if you like a different sleeve lining) Normal waist, side tabs, brace back Rise (low, medium, high) Lining (and if you like a different sleeve lining) - something personal but with style and taste - not sure yet Normal waist, side tabs, brace back - normal for the more modern suit I'm considering, though I like side tabs. Rise (low, medium, high) - in a more...
Quote: Originally Posted by whoopee If you do go with three buttons, stay away from the peak. They almost always end up looking abbreviated, disallowed from flourishing in dramatic glory (think a nice morning coat). Straight pockets is a good idea for you first suit. Do you have a fabric design and weight in mind>? Good points. In suiting tend to favor midweight fabrics -- mostly for trouser wear (I generally feel more comfortable in a...
Topper on this great post.
Additional thoughts: Peak or notch - tough one. I like peak but with a 3 button (possibly rolled to two) I may go notch ... but peak would be a nod to custom tailoring SB or DB - SB for now. I have four DB suits. Buttons (SB) - 1, 2, 3 - and how it should roll - Probably 3 rolled to 2 but rolled so I can button to three if I wish Buttons (DB) - 6x2, 6x1, 4x1 - N/A Waist suppression - yes please, I'd like this to look tailored and not boxy. Lean or swelled chest -...
I will plan to visit Janzen twice. Once to have a couple shirts made, then to try them out and make sure they are right and then to order more. I have e-mailed Chan re: an appointment. Probably going to go for a suit and sell some of the OTRs that I have.
Initial thoughts: Jacket - Lapel width - undecided- Gorge height - undecided - Real or false lapel buttonhole - real - Button stance (high, normal, low) - normal to high - Breast pocket height (high, normal, low) - normal - Shoulder padding - light - Armholes (tight, normal, loose) - normal, slightly raised - Sleeve taper/circumference - undecided - Real or false sleeve buttonholes - functional ... of course - Number of sleeve buttons - four - Sleevel buttons...
Is the bias toward Chan based on the ability of customers stateside to order from the shop? What about places you can *only* get at in Hong Kong? I'm going and am likely going to visit with Chan but would hate to miss a tailor you can only see there.
I own many suits but this will be my first custom job. I am blessed with a fit that is very agreeable to an off the rack 40R by most makers and I find a good tailor can turn an OTR into a MTM piece for me because so few alterations are required. That said, I would like a custom suit and I plan to go to Chan unless I hear others speak up (especially those who have been measured in HK) about other tailors. Typical questions: What are all of the details that I...
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