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post #601 of 712
Can't you get them to do it? Shortening trousers is a simple job. Cad and the Dandy and Graham Browne will alter these trousers for a charge.
post #602 of 712
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Can't you get them to do it? Shortening trousers is a simple job. Cad and the Dandy and Graham Browne will alter these trousers for a charge.

not sure how that would work logistically. i would have to mail them to hong kong, and have them mail them back? i may even risk paying duty (had to pay duty on recent ascot chang shirt order)..

graham browne a good suggestion though, i'll ask WW Chan too
post #603 of 712
hi all..thinking to commission a dinner jacket and trousers.any suggestions or help on fabric and details much appreciated! i want something towards to heavier side, but something i can still wear comfortably indoors (autumn, winter). it will be my first bespoke dinner jacket and trousers, i want to wear for special occasions (have 3-4 black tie events in london over the year), weddings (if i ever get married, etc).

i was thinking to get h. lesser black barathea 13oz. i have a charcoal suit in lesser 13oz and its a comfortable enough weight for me. seems quite black and has some detail (nail head or similar detail). fabric is 31260

any other fabric suggestions?

as far as details i was thinking gross grain, single breasted, peak lapel. as far as vents what are the opinions here? i think no vents more traditional/more formal..but some feel black tie is not that formal. same for pockets, etc?..
any other help on details appreciated..

also, i'm relatively short (5'7, 145 pounds) so want something relatively simple

below is a picture patrick had of a peak lapel dj, of course i can change details ..
post #604 of 712
VG - the DB waistcoat is rockin! Chan executed it very well.
post #605 of 712
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Originally Posted by lovelux2010 View Post

hi all..thinking to commission a dinner jacket and trousers.any suggestions or help on fabric and details much appreciated! i want something towards to heavier side, but something i can still wear comfortably indoors (autumn, winter). it will be my first bespoke dinner jacket and trousers, i want to wear for special occasions (have 3-4 black tie events in london over the year), weddings (if i ever get married, etc).

i was thinking to get h. lesser black barathea 13oz. i have a charcoal suit in lesser 13oz and its a comfortable enough weight for me. seems quite black and has some detail (nail head or similar detail). fabric is 31260

any other fabric suggestions?

as far as details i was thinking gross grain, single breasted, peak lapel. as far as vents what are the opinions here? i think no vents more traditional/more formal..but some feel black tie is not that formal. same for pockets, etc?..
any other help on details appreciated..

also, i'm relatively short (5'7, 145 pounds) so want something relatively simple

below is a picture patrick had of a peak lapel dj, of course i can change details ..

I actually just received my finished DJ and trousers from Chan as my first commission, so perhaps I can provide some insight here.

As for fabric, I went with 11 oz. Scabal barathea. It's on the expensive side, but worth it. Personal preference, I suppose, but I would recommend against a heavier fabric (went with the lightest they had). With a tuxedo, I find it virtually always the case that you're wearing it under one of two conditions: (a) outdoors (e.g., wedding) when it's plenty, or possibly too warm, or (b) indoors in cooler weather with plenty of people and potentially too much heating. So I opted for the lighter-weight option.

As for details, I went with almost exactly what you did. Single button, peak lapel, grosgrain facings. I went with jetted, self-faced pockets and no vents; these are pretty much the standard.

Overall, I'm rather happy with the outcome. The only issue was the fit of the waist of the jacket was a little too tight at first--they didn't really account for the fact that I'd be wearing a cummerbund. You might want to bring yours along (if you intend to wear one) to your fitting to make sure it works well under the jacket.
post #606 of 712
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Originally Posted by tkte3tu View Post

I actually just received my finished DJ and trousers from Chan as my first commission, so perhaps I can provide some insight here.

As for fabric, I went with 11 oz. Scabal barathea. It's on the expensive side, but worth it. Personal preference, I suppose, but I would recommend against a heavier fabric (went with the lightest they had). With a tuxedo, I find it virtually always the case that you're wearing it under one of two conditions: (a) outdoors (e.g., wedding) when it's plenty, or possibly too warm, or (b) indoors in cooler weather with plenty of people and potentially too much heating. So I opted for the lighter-weight option.

As for details, I went with almost exactly what you did. Single button, peak lapel, grosgrain facings. I went with jetted, self-faced pockets and no vents; these are pretty much the standard.

Overall, I'm rather happy with the outcome. The only issue was the fit of the waist of the jacket was a little too tight at first--they didn't really account for the fact that I'd be wearing a cummerbund. You might want to bring yours along (if you intend to wear one) to your fitting to make sure it works well under the jacket.

thank you for the thoughts. i do agree it makes sense to go with the lighter fabric..although i simply prefer the way my heavier suitings look stylistally..but you do have a very fair point regarding being outside or indoors..

great food for thought, thank you.
post #607 of 712
Sorry for raining on your parade, but from what I can see from the pictures, the pants might be bunched up behinds your knees or you were sagging your pants. Otherwise an excellent piece altogether smile.gif
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Latest acquisition, three-piece with DB vest in the Minnis Fresco.

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post #608 of 712
a couple of garments arrived today after Chan's london tour

brown minnis 0307 3 patch


blue fox flannels



very happy with the fit

edit: just received so garments are wrinkled
post #609 of 712
^Very nice. No idea why, but the brown minnis is significantly softer than the blue (0520) and grays (0512, 0513), at least ime. Probably would have stuck to Smiths if that brown (which I got first) hadn't been so soft. Did you ever get anything made of finmeresco?

Sorry for the douchy phone in shot pic, but I've had this jacket for about a month and never got a chance to take better pics. It's made of a Zegna wool, linen, silk blend. It's a beaut'. My thanks to edmorel who as always gave me good advice:
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post #610 of 712
^ Looks great. Does the jacket wear cool?
post #611 of 712
Empty, those trousers are cut very well. Also Chan?
post #612 of 712
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

^ Looks great. Does the jacket wear cool?
Thanks P. Yes, very. The fabric's very lightweight and porous. Construction's as light as possible too (1/4 lining, no shoulder pads, lightest chest construction). Really comfortable. Wish they made it in other colors.
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Empty, those trousers are cut very well. Also Chan?
Thanks C. No, funny story about those pants. Don't know the brand name. Bought them at a low-end vintage store in DC, maybe seven years ago, had the legs tapered, and then did the cuffs myself (1 7/8", but looking skimpy in the pic imo). They have a fresco-like weave and are very cool and comfortable. I thought they were wool but they were once washed on accident and they came out perfectly. So now I think they may have some kind of artificial blend. Really comfortable in any case and looks/feels like plain wool.
post #613 of 712
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

^Very nice. No idea why, but the brown minnis is significantly softer than the blue (0520) and grays (0512, 0513), at least ime. Probably would have stuck to Smiths if that brown (which I got first) hadn't been so soft. Did you ever get anything made of finmeresco?

Sorry for the douchy phone in shot pic, but I've had this jacket for about a month and never got a chance to take better pics. It's made of a Zegna wool, linen, silk blend. It's a beaut'. My thanks to edmorel who as always gave me good advice:

deets on the shoes, please.
post #614 of 712
Sure, they're Alfred Sargent Carroll's in espresso, mto w/o the tassels. Close up (Sorry for the huge pic.):

post #615 of 712
Never apologize for having a big pic, M.
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