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Just my two'pennorth - I have an RSS feed set up for B&S so see everything through my feed reader. I subscribe to a few threads via the forum (and check them via the mobile interface) but mostly browse the rest using Google when I need to find something. The interface is just too busy otherwise. On B&S specifically, I would suggest it's become more homogeneous and angled toward discounted NWT and a handful of larger-scale used flippers / sellers.
Beatrice at April in Paris does excellent work and the prices on her website (may be out of date) are not too far off what you have been quoted: http://aprilinparis.us/ Your chosen design is very simple - I would question whether you need something made to order, are you not better off looking around for something off the shelf that suits your tastes? It will likely be better quality for the same money (since the design costs are absorbed over many units of production).
Good price on a Brandelli-era Kilgour suit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kilgour-French-Stanbury-Savile-Row-suit-38-chest-finished-England-/141132347599?pt=UK_Men_s_Suits_Tailoring&hash=item20dc24b8cf&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101
Great price on Cleverley chukka boots http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/George-Cleverley-Nathan-chukka-boots-size-7-5-worn-1-day-/121228260240?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item1c39c47390&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101
Wishing I'd thought of the possibility of asking for longer sleeves / body, but only because I'm 6ft 3in. If I were a regular height I think they would be fine, and even now it's not a big problem (unlike say Barbour where their jackets are always too short in the sleeves). I'm on the slim side of a 38 suit, but sized up to a 40 because a 38 was skintight. Even if it gives a bit with wear it'll not be too big. The sheer weight / bulk / structure is much of the appeal - I...
Stunning brand new pair of Maftei brogues http://www.ebay.at/itm/Maftei-Wien-handgemachte-bespoke-Budapester-rahmengenaht-43-44-neu-/141124336932?pt=DE_Herrenschuhe&hash=item20dbaa7d24&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:AT:101
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I picked this up on a previous trip to Tokyo, and I've just been back and still not used it so it needs to find a new home. This was purchased from Wako in Ginza - one of the oldest and most luxurious department stores, located in Tokyo's upscale shopping district. It is brand new and unused, and comes complete with the dustbag, box, hangtags and care instructions (in Japanese). It is beautifully constructed - lined in tan calfskin, and with cognac-coloured genuine...
Yes, a steel toe tap on my latest order, fitted to a single leather sole. I asked for it and no comment was made, they just put it on (very neatly).
August 1st.Oh, and I agree with the comments about multiple mails but even though I knew exactly what I wanted it still took a few mails.
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