Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
So, how many times would a tailor have to say "you're short" or "well, since you're short..." or "if you weren't so short..." before you, at least, thought to yourself "OK, enough already, I get it"?
I don't know. I don't view being short as a bad thing, so I don't get offended by being identified as such. If I was sensitive about my height, I'd probably be a much harder client to work with and get less optimal results.
I met with Luca Rubinacci the other day. We discussed the possibility of converting my one-button jackets to three-roll-to-two jackets. His advice was to stay with my current configuration due to my height. He reiterated my height as an issue when we discussed shaping my shoulder on future orders. I've been working with Luca, his father, and my cutter in Naples for two years or so, and my height has never stopped being an issue to contend with.
When you choose to take the bespoke route, you will find that your physique is always
an issue. Really, would you have it any other way?