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post #316 of 715
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Thanks. I never got shirts from Chan. My shirts are either old Jantzen and RTW, or Cego

Terrific - glad to see those old Jantzens are holding up well!
post #317 of 715
Here's a 12 oz sharkskin from Harrisons (same as the one posted a couple months ago, except now worn about 7-8 times).

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post #318 of 715
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Originally Posted by Verniza View Post

Hi Gents, can anybody give me a ballpark of Chan's sports coats specifically in Hartwist tweed(if they have them)?

Not a ballpark figure but the exact amount (as of the November U.S. tour): $1,205 (USD). I got one from the July tour (prices didn't change to November), and I find it a most handsome, satisfactory garment.
post #319 of 715
Here is a navy suit made from Harrisons 12 oz. (also same as posted in Dec, except now worn a few times)

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post #320 of 715
johanm, I think the navy suit looks better than the shark. The more cut away fronts on the navy help, I think.

What I'd do: Ask for a moderately roped sleevehead, a touch more strength in the shoulder, a tad more room in the waist (those buttons are pulling), lengthen the coat an inch or more, move the buttoning point down 2/3 of an inch, widen the lapel a tad.
post #321 of 715
I like the shoulders. Some shoulder extension might help balance out your hips.

I agree that it would look best a tiny bit longer, with a lower buttoning point.

Looks very good though. Very similar to the style they do my jackets.
post #322 of 715
Am looking for advice:

I've got my first Chan appointment scheduled for the upcoming tour, in Chicago. But while I visit Chicago twice or so a year, I'm actually a five hour drive away.

Should I do the basted fitting, or skip it?
post #323 of 715
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Originally Posted by sm31 View Post

Am looking for advice:
I've got my first Chan appointment scheduled for the upcoming tour, in Chicago. But while I visit Chicago twice or so a year, I'm actually a five hour drive away.
Should I do the basted fitting, or skip it?

If possible, I'd do the basted fitting for the first one just to make sure things are as good as can be.
post #324 of 715
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

If possible, I'd do the basted fitting for the first one just to make sure things are as good as can be.

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post #325 of 715
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

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Gotcha. Thanks guys.

And how does the basted fitting process actually work once you show up with the jacket? Put on jacket, Patrick takes a look, points out this or that, I agree or disagree? Or, if I'm more assertive/confident, the back-and-forth is reversed?
post #326 of 715
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Originally Posted by sm31 View Post

Gotcha. Thanks guys.
And how does the basted fitting process actually work once you show up with the jacket? Put on jacket, Patrick takes a look, points out this or that, I agree or disagree? Or, if I'm more assertive/confident, the back-and-forth is reversed?

Pretty much; he knows what he needs to do/see to get the job done, but he is also pretty accomodating.
post #327 of 715
I have never bothered with a basted fitting from Chan, and have always been very satisfied with the fit. But maybe I'm just easy to please.

The basted fitting will delay by a number of months your having a completed suit from them.
post #328 of 715
I want to pose a variant on the question about a basted fitting. I too am about to see Chan (in New York) for the first time. What are the chances of getting a reasonably good fit on the first shot? There seems to be some disagreement on this. Alternatively, would I be better off visiting a competent local tailor (I'm in the Philadelphia area) so as to get a basted fitting and have adjustments made without incurring the delays? Secondly, given my finances and usage, I suspect this will be the only suit I have made. I want something nice for events at work and, frankly, for a family funeral that is on the horizon. Is a mid-gray in a mid-weight the way to go? I appreciate the advice.
post #329 of 715
Of course there are no guarantees but Chan did very well for me on the first shot with no basted fitting. I am not a strange fit and I brought in an OTR jacket that had a fit I liked... It is good to know exactly what you are looking for with various details like lapel width, shoulder style, preferences for length etc...

I wouldn't drive for 5 hours for a basted fitting, personally but I am sure others feel differently...
post #330 of 715
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Originally Posted by wmb View Post

I wouldn't drive for 5 hours for a basted fitting, personally but I am sure others feel differently...

Just to clarify: it's not that I'm driving for five hours just for the fitting. I would just be having to arrange the somewhat regular visit to Chicago to correspond to Chan's visit.

It's a mild hassle, but I'm figuring it's probably worth doing for the first time.
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