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post #391 of 712
This is my first custom-ordered suit and, of course, my first Chan. I've had it for a few months now and intend to commission a sports jacket or two as I have more use for them in my work life than straight up suits. I don't have a mirror nor, at the time, anyone to take a good picture but I thought I'd share these random shots nonetheless. Please ignore obnoxious pocket square sticking out, I put the jacket on after getting another RTW one fitted at my tailor and got that shot in right quick before stuffing the darn thing back in.







Despite picture quality, any feedback available on fit for me to give to Patrick et al next commission?
post #392 of 712
its more about stylistic choice, but its a pretty heavily padded shoulder you have there.

get him to check the back balance as the vents are flaring a bit in your photo
post #393 of 712
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

its more about stylistic choice, but its a pretty heavily padded shoulder you have there.
get him to check the back balance as the vents are flaring a bit in your photo

It's interesting that you say that about the shoulders. There's pretty much no padding there, I asked for a neapolitan shoulder with minimal/no padding. I have a real short/stout build and any padding tends to make me look like a barrel.

With regards to the back balance, I will note that. I've noticed it out of the corner of my eye in mirrors etc, what with the vents flaring, but never got a good look at it. Thanks!
post #394 of 712
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent View Post

In general terms: narrow waist, swelled chest, relatively natural shoulder, high gorge. Not sure what their default is with the quarters. I always make sure to ask for open.

That all sounds about right.
post #395 of 712
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

That all sounds about right.

That sounds good. What's the general cost for a two-piece, say, with basic VBC fabric?
post #396 of 712
Ballpark for VBC is about $1150-1200. I spent another $300 and went with Harrisons Frontier which is a nice, durable workhorse cloth.
post #397 of 712
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

That sounds good. What's the general cost for a two-piece, say, with basic VBC fabric?

I did a Smith Woollens Excel super 120 and it was $1800.
post #398 of 712
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Originally Posted by Jsoftz View Post

This is my first custom-ordered suit and, of course, my first Chan. I've had it for a few months now and intend to commission a sports jacket or two as I have more use for them in my work life than straight up suits. I don't have a mirror nor, at the time, anyone to take a good picture but I thought I'd share these random shots nonetheless. Please ignore obnoxious pocket square sticking out, I put the jacket on after getting another RTW one fitted at my tailor and got that shot in right quick before stuffing the darn thing back in.





Despite picture quality, any feedback available on fit for me to give to Patrick et al next commission?

Everything is fine except the lapel is blowing out slightly.

The skirt flare is ratherersonal taste.

The shoulder looks fine, perhaps OP have strong straight shoulder

I will try to hang with the fitter(cutter and coatmaker) for a more detailed and caution fitting, it is just things that had been missed out due to Patty's tight schedule
post #399 of 712
"Patty"????!!!!
post #400 of 712
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

"Patty"????!!!!

Are you saying you don't use his nickname?shog[1].gif
post #401 of 712
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post

Are you saying you don't use his nickname?shog[1].gif

I customarily address him in a respectful manner as "Mr. Chu." In any event, I thought "Patty" was a girl's nickname, the diminutives of Patrick being "Pat" or "Paddy."
post #402 of 712
I suggest the OP post clear pictures of the back. From the looks of it the OP may have prescribed a slim fit which may account for the flaring vents.
post #403 of 712
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by vinveritas View Post

I suggest the OP post clear pictures of the back. From the looks of it the OP may have prescribed a slim fit which may account for the flaring vents.

I have flaring vents? The devil you say.
post #404 of 712
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Originally Posted by Jsoftz View Post

This is my first custom-ordered suit and, of course, my first Chan.

Regarding your question: The flaring of the vents could be something to be improved. It might also simply be a result of your pose trying to make a picture of yourself. I think the suit is already so good, that any suggestions for further improvement (which always is possible) would require much better pictures.

On a site note: After seeing all the catastrophic results of first bespoke/mtm experiences, which get posted here frequently, it is nice to see a first custom suit which turned out so well. More reason to spend a few bucks more on Chan and avoid the cheaper no-name options in Hong Kong.
post #405 of 712
Haha sorry VG, I was referring to Jsoftz. A bit absent-minded there.
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