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post #31 of 41
Boston, is that a bespoke suit?
post #32 of 41
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You're one of the first on this forum who actually show us a suit which fits (almost) right.
This is a rather absurd statement. I'd say that the vast majority of those who post pictures of themselves in a suit are wearing a very well fitting suit. If you are referring merely to those posts that ask, "Does this suit fit right?" or "What do you think about this suit?" than perhaps most of those suits don't fit perfectly well. But that's precisely why the member makes such a post.
post #33 of 41
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MilanoStyle: I'm not sure if I would say it was true bespoke. I am told that there is a pattern cut for me, but I have not seen it. While the collar is hand felled, there is also a fair amount of machine work on the garment. It is full canvas though, and the quality of the construction seems to be very good, but not "artisnal". I would consider it more MTM with *lots* of options and far more personal customization for fit than your standard, department store MTM. But true artisnal bespoke, made by 80 year old italians masters? No. -boston
post #34 of 41
did you have multiple fittings?
post #35 of 41
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 If you are referring merely to those posts that ask, "Does this suit fit right?" or "What do you think about this suit?" than perhaps most of those suits don't fit perfectly well.  But that's precisely why the member makes such a post.
And what exactly is this thread ? For someone bold enough to ask here wether his suits fits or not, this is the best I've seen. Even if I compare it to what I have seen in the pictures/how are you dressed today threads, this one still ranks high for the best fitting modern looking suit. luc
post #36 of 41
I could actually be a lot more critical or sarcastic, but I just don't want to. I'm not that much of an asshole. Luc
post #37 of 41
Your statement was made with neither specific reference to a "how is this suit?" type of thread, nor with specific reference to "modern" suits. I was trying to defend the fit of those such as Cuffthis, Zjp3, myself, etc. who all have posted pictures of very well fitting suits. In any event, I wouldn't call this suit modern by any means. The coat at least t is very old school British IMO. The shape certainly isn't modern in the least, and hacking pockets -- while popular again today -- certainly are a detail that has been around for at least a century.
post #38 of 41
JN3, let's leave it at that : your aesthetics and mine differ too vastly. luc
post #39 of 41
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JN3: For this suit I did not have multiple fittings, but this is not the first one I've had made from the pattern, and I've tweaked things each time. The first time, after measuring, I went straight to the forward fitting, and then the coat was done (although I brought it in several months later after the cloth had settled out for some minor adjustments). But I had no skeleton baste fitting, nor did I realy have a finish bar finish fitting. As for whether it is "modern looking" or not, I don't really think it is. Details like hacking pockets aside, I think the shoulders, drape, waist suppression, and skirt are pretty classic. My hope was to have a suit that would have been fine 20 years ago and will be fine 20 years from now. And yes, it looks English, but the English suit can certainly count as a classic cut. The gorge is lower than is normal today, so that may also disqualify it as "modern" looking. Certainly there is nothing about the jacket that screams "2005". In that respect, I agree with JN3, I suppose. While I am sure styleforum has many well dressed gentleman, I would like to see more pictures. The "reveal yourself" thread has as many t-shirts/shirts as suits. Finally, thank you, Luc, for your kind words. One thing I have learned about custom clothing is that discussion is fine, but you learn the most when you actually see the garment on a person (or ideally, your garment on your person). What is flattering for you, or not, what is trendy, or not, and what matters, or not, all become much clearer once the clothing has been made you and look at yourself in it in the mirror. Everytime I have something made, i learn more. This board has been educational to me, and I was hoping the pictures would be educational to others. Certainly I will take member's comments to heart the next time I get anything made (which sadly will not be anytime soon. I'm hoping to get some serious mileage out of this suit). -boston
post #40 of 41
Thanks for that post, Boston. Again, I'd like to say that I really like the suit a lot. Though I think there are things to change for next time, that's the case with every suit.
post #41 of 41
Boston, I believe that you can have bespoke suit made without any hand stitches. I do not think amount of hand works determines how "bespoke" it is. As long as you interact with a tailor who makes your suit from your body measurments then you are getting a bespoke suit.
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