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post #31 of 42
So far, we have Brooks Bros./Greenfield, Mr. Ned, LS, LNC, Logsdail, Bhambi & Traguardo. Out of that list, I believe that no one who has posted has seen a completed garment from LNC or Traguardo, although it seems that should change soon. There are also Jon Green, Seize Sur Vingt and Sanford Bryant, who measure and design a suit but outsource the tailoring, and then Mohan's, Winston, Saint Laurie and Gilberto Designs. As far as I remember, there has never been a post by someone who has had a garment made by either Gilberto or Saint Laurie. The others who can be added are the high end tailors - Fiovaranti, Shattuck, Nicolisi, Corvato & Raphael. I may have missed a couple more. On top of that, there are MTM programs at the major department stores and a few men's specialty shops.

My point is that despite the size of New York and the demand for men's clothes, there does not seem to be that many options for custom made suits.
post #32 of 42
I believe Panzeraxe has experience with Traguardo and some other tailors and has posted on them either here or AA.

I disagree that there aren't many options. For bespoke, yes. But for MTM, there are dozens of places that do rebadged/outsourced suits.
post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by dah328
During every trip, Chan has a line of fabrics on special. The price varies, but it's usually between $800 and $900 for a 2-piece suit. I remember it being as low as $730 when Vitale Barberis was the featured fabric and over $900 when Charles Clayton was the featured fabric. They have other fabrics available including Zegna, Holland & Sherry, etc., for a corresponding increase in price.

Though the way Chan operates on tour (everything is rushed) It's very easy to get carried away with all the fabrics the chan folk bring with them. I for example, was dead set on spending no more than $1200~, I ended up with a bill of over $1800.

The work is good though.
post #34 of 42
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despite the size of New York and the demand for men's clothes, there does not seem to be that many options for custom made suits.

hence my starting this thread....I just had my first MTM done at BB (Greenfield) because they were right around the corner from my office, but I wanted to get a grip on who else I can consider in future. I am sure the BB will be nice and I really want to work with Leonard but at those prices I need to get my weight in check first and get some bills paid off first. If I can find a good charcoal super 100s no-nonsense suit that fits me well for less than $1000 I'll be happy for now. If I could go OTR for this I would but the fit issues are proving a challenge......I assume there are others who have similar needs/pricepoints.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by TimelessRider
pgoat, mikeber - I have orders in with both Logsdail MTM, and Traguardo, but neither have reached the first fitting stage yet. From what I've seen of Traguardo's work at his shop, they're quite well made. Know, however, that my priorities are fit and hopefully flattering cut--neither of which I can judge before receiving the finished product.


Thanks - and PLEASE by all means share your experiences and post pics of the results - your previous posts on the Vogels were terrific!!

Perosnally I think a jump from $2800 to $4000 is very substantial.....maybe it's only another 30% additional but in the real world it's $1200......to my wallet that is a lot. But I agree with TR's approach - why not do MTM first to get a feel and then go whole hog bespoke? Btw, my sense from speaking with Leonard in his shop is that he is truly on the ball and I felt he would be worth every penny. Just my gut feeling......now If I could just lose the gut, I'll be closer to getting him to make me a suit!
post #36 of 42
This City used to be filled with true"bespoke" custom tailors. Sadly some were not good business people though excellent tailors. Rents drove many out of business as well.

There have been some changes at Traguardo. I would not go there at this moment.

Carl
post #37 of 42
For gaining access to Greenfield, one must call a secret number and recite the full Constance Frye song. Seriously, Greenfield is one of those things where you know someone who has gone for years and they can recommend you, or you call and give their name. The factory is in Bushwick, Brooklyn and is on a terrible street, and not easy to get to unless you have a car. I have been going for a few years, and have recently ordered shirts from them which are made by Gambert.
post #38 of 42
Last I checked (11/05) Nino Corvato charged $2800 for cut make trim and as many fittings as it requires to get the job done with your own materials. I believe alterations are free for the life of the garment, though I havent indulged in that too much.

As a disclaimer, this isnt a quote on his behalf, just the price last time I actually asked. When I get something made I often get extra pants or material from him and I rarely break the price down with a view to advising others.

I say this with a disclaimer bc I cannot put a price quote in a man's mouth and I havent spoken with him since he moved a few months ago. You can always call and ask at 212-980-4980. Bear in mind that even though he is polite he is awfully busy cutting and making garments and directing others and cant dally on the phone.


There are extras for things requiring a lot of time consuming handwork, like closed seams.

I believe suits start with materials you get from him start at $3400 with material from him or from books but I am sure that they go quickly to higher levels.
post #39 of 42
Another you could add is Mohan Tailors. They made my first custom order - two suits and an overcoat - back before I knew anything about anything.

The construction and fit were pretty good, and the fabric for the suits was nice. The overcoat has stood up to a whole lot of wear over the last three years, and it still presentable. I think I paid $1800 for all three. Would I go back? Probably not, but it worked out relatively well, and one could do much worse.

http://www.mohantailors.com/
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by Beckwith
For gaining access to Greenfield, one must call a secret number and recite the full Constance Frye song. Seriously, Greenfield is one of those things where you know someone who has gone for years and they can recommend you, or you call and give their name. The factory is in Bushwick, Brooklyn and is on a terrible street, and not easy to get to unless you have a car. I have been going for a few years, and have recently ordered shirts from them which are made by Gambert.

I called them a few weeks ago about having something made. I first spoke to a woman who asked if I was with a company, when I told her I was looking to have something individual made, she transferred me to a guy whose first question was how did you hear about us. We then had a discussion which led me to believe that he would be willing to make something, however my need was more urgent than he could do.
post #41 of 42
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where did you find the phone number?
post #42 of 42
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I stopped at Ned's today at lunch (first visit) and it was much nicer than I expected. I will most likely try them out at some point soon - I asked about a simple charcoal suit and was quoted $650 for a rather coarse but serviceable fabric and $800 for a much softer 120s. 2nd pr pants (which I feel is wise when getting mtm/bespoke) are $175 and $250 respectiveky for those fabrics. I have no idea what the fabrics were (LP, etc) and at that price I didn't really much care.

Someone here once posted you should not get extra pants from them, not sure why.....I ordered a MTM navy suit from BB and wanted a second pair of pants but 33% of THEIR mtm price makes it more like $650 - that's a lot for pants imho. I chose a nice LP 9 oz. with a little cashmere in it, but still......I am thinking I might let Ned make me a second pair of pants for the BB suit.
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