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post #466 of 707
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Hi Guys,

I will be making my first WW Chan suit come 8 Jan 2013 when I have a layover in HK for 10 hours.
I called in to check if a single fitting was sufficient and they were confident enough to assure me that it was so.
They also advised that an appointment could be made during their US tour stop in Chicago if anything was unsatisfactory.

I am 21 years young and entirely new to bespoke clothing. The suit will mainly be worn to bi-weekly/weekly business faculty meetings at my college.
I think I will be going for an understated and simple navy blue. Was wondering if anyone who bought a suit with them recently could chime in on the cloths they carry which represent better value (since they dont do CMT)? Any other advice is also appreciated! Thank you.

Good luck with that, I have seen a handful of failures based on similar story.
post #467 of 707
How will they have time to take your measurements, make a basted suit and have one fitting, all in a few hours?
post #468 of 707
Quote:
Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Hi Guys,

I will be making my first WW Chan suit come 8 Jan 2013 when I have a layover in HK for 10 hours.
I called in to check if a single fitting was sufficient and they were confident enough to assure me that it was so.
They also advised that an appointment could be made during their US tour stop in Chicago if anything was unsatisfactory.

I am 21 years young and entirely new to bespoke clothing. The suit will mainly be worn to bi-weekly/weekly business faculty meetings at my college.
I think I will be going for an understated and simple navy blue. Was wondering if anyone who bought a suit with them recently could chime in on the cloths they carry which represent better value (since they dont do CMT)? Any other advice is also appreciated! Thank you.

You confirmed with them that in 10 hours they can take your measurements and have a basted fitting ready? Seems possible if they have the full day. If you have 10 hours in between flights and need to take the time to go to and from the airport within that 10 hours that may be tricky. Either way, be sure to communicate every single detail of your timing to them and have a backup plan in case things are delayed.

Seems like you'll only be able to get house fabrics that they have in stock at the time.

Good luck!
post #469 of 707
Is it that difficult getting a basted fitting done in 10 hours? Assuming Patrick strikes the fabric straight away and works for, well, 7-8 hours straight. Presumably, he works from a house block.
post #470 of 707
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Hi Guys,

I will be making my first WW Chan suit come 8 Jan 2013 when I have a layover in HK for 10 hours.
I called in to check if a single fitting was sufficient and they were confident enough to assure me that it was so.
They also advised that an appointment could be made during their US tour stop in Chicago if anything was unsatisfactory.

I am 21 years young and entirely new to bespoke clothing. The suit will mainly be worn to bi-weekly/weekly business faculty meetings at my college.
I think I will be going for an understated and simple navy blue. Was wondering if anyone who bought a suit with them recently could chime in on the cloths they carry which represent better value (since they dont do CMT)? Any other advice is also appreciated! Thank you.

I would suggest that you allow Chan to make the suit, not do it yourself.

Given your timetable your choice of cloth will be limited to those lengths that they have on the premises so no point in trying to second guess that or make suggestions.
post #471 of 707
On my first suit I only had a single fitting on a US Tour. You can take a look at my results earlier in this thread and draw your own conclusions, other than one issue with the vent flaring I think it turned out pretty good.

Separately, what's the fastest you've seen Chan turn around custom shirts? I ordered my first couple back at the stop in Houston about a month ago and would like to check this first shirt and start ordering more as my existing stock is getting kinda threadbare.. I followed some advice in this thread about having one shirt come out first, make fit suggestions and then order from there.
post #472 of 707
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Hi Guys,

I will be making my first WW Chan suit come 8 Jan 2013 when I have a layover in HK for 10 hours.
I called in to check if a single fitting was sufficient and they were confident enough to assure me that it was so.
They also advised that an appointment could be made during their US tour stop in Chicago if anything was unsatisfactory.

I am 21 years young and entirely new to bespoke clothing. The suit will mainly be worn to bi-weekly/weekly business faculty meetings at my college.
I think I will be going for an understated and simple navy blue. Was wondering if anyone who bought a suit with them recently could chime in on the cloths they carry which represent better value (since they dont do CMT)? Any other advice is also appreciated! Thank you.

I suspect there has been some miscommunication.

I imagine they will measure you, and fit you on their fitting coat, which is a sleeveless jacket that is pinned. I suspect then that they will deliver you a finished suit. I doubt that they will cut your fabric and baste it together for you in the same day you are measured.
post #473 of 707
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Is it that difficult getting a basted fitting done in 10 hours? Assuming Patrick strikes the fabric straight away and works for, well, 7-8 hours straight. Presumably, he works from a house block.

I don't think Pat will entertain such short notice, he has too many orders already, plus I am more worried where does the item get finished.
post #474 of 707
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Is it that difficult getting a basted fitting done in 10 hours? Assuming Patrick strikes the fabric straight away and works for, well, 7-8 hours straight. Presumably, he works from a house block.

House Block? patch[1].gif

In my experience, WWC won't be rushed by fly-in / fly-out visitors. They are too busy. When I went to a fitting for my last suit, they refused to take an order from my colleague when we were going to be another 6 days in Hong Kong. They simply couldn't accomodate him (given that we had requested a single-fitting).
post #475 of 707

Thanks for the advice guys. You are right, I have clarified with them and what they offered was to use their fitting coat.

Since I am paying for the bespoke experience, I should take my time.

 

I will arrange for my measurements to be taken during the layover. However, since they do not bring along basted suits during their US tour, they will have to send it prior to their arrival (at their cost) and have me lug it to their hotel room for a fitting (which is a 200USD additional surcharge). I will then have to send the fitted basted suit back to them at my cost (which they estimate to be 70USD via USPS) for their final manufacture.

 

What a hassle to get a nice suit! But gathering from the pictures in this thread, I know it'll be worth it.

post #476 of 707
Yes that's the typical process for a basted fitting. Time consuming, but worth it.
post #477 of 707
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Originally Posted by lovelux2010 View Post

hello gents..
just getting into bespoke suits with ww chan, been the experience of a lifetime so far. i have had a charcoal grey suit, a mid-grey flannel suit, a grey tweed odd jacket with 3 buttons, and a couple pairs of grey flannnel trousers made up so far.
for my next commission i was thinking to go with no. 339053 holland and sherry crispaire from ww chan. going with patch pockets, 2 button..
was thinking whether or not i should commission trousers and if this would work as a "blazersuit"..thoughts?
thanks!

The Minnis frescoes are nice but so are the Crispaires.

The rougher stuff (Minnis) makes a nice blazer or casual suit but if you want something that wears cool / breezy but that is still 100% business, you can't beat Crispaire.

I don't know when Forum opinion turned against Crispaire but I don't think it's really justified.
post #478 of 707
I'm a Crispaire fan. I do have a length of Minnis fresco in the works.
post #479 of 707
I have a suit in Crispaire too.

It feels softer than the Minnis, but it doesn't have that subtle mottling that makes the Fresco so great.
post #480 of 707
hi all,

so going to commission a blazersuit type suit in navy. perhaps in smiths as per recommendations from some members here. i am just a bit confused about smiths fabrics available in medium - heavy weight in blue, is the 0516 available in different weights? i am leaning towards going medium - heavyweight due to drape considerations and the fact these garments should last longer..

i had a look at past receipts, so far i have commissioned..

JJ 0317 - grey JJ Minnis Flannel suit with 2 buttons and standard pockets + 1 extra trousers
HL 29746 - dark grey/charcoal H.Lesser 13oz suit
JJ 0300 - One light grey JJ Minnis Flannel trousers
One tweed type blazer in grey with patch pockets, heavyweight
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