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post #1036 of 1570
Manton...do you plan on becoming a repeat A&S customer, or after this quickie, you realized this was only worth a one night stand

And finally, when do you plan on ordering a suit from Caraceni Roma...or have you succumbed to the Siren calls from Napoli?
post #1037 of 1570
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post #1038 of 1570
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Originally Posted by wiimii View Post
Don't worry.

Mine is worse.

I nearly got kicked out by a tailor, though in a polite way.

It all happened after he found out that

he can not make a quick and easy money from me


Being kicked out in a polite way?

That's an interesting concept...
post #1039 of 1570
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post #1040 of 1570
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
There are not enough Raphael suits on the board? I have only seen the one posted by Mafoofan made for his friend and it didn't look good. Can you post any pictures of your Raphael made suit?
I think aportnoy posted one that was very, very nice.

Slew: very funny post above.
post #1041 of 1570
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Let's see. Based on just my experience:

1) Not inflexible. They did what I asked them to do.

2) They got all the details exactly right.

3) Super high armholes and button point exactly where I asked for it to be.

4) They did two fittings, first basted.

5) The make is great.

6) I don't think they suck but they didn't do right by me.

So my specific criticism would be:

7) They won't acknowledge or fix mistakes.


I find that point 7) makes the other ones rather irrelevant!

A full bespoke tailoring firm with a reputation of being the "pinnacle of excellence" ( ) should offer alterations or even a full re-cut, especially when a customer is not happy with his ordered garment.
In fact, they should offer it without being requested.
post #1042 of 1570
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Originally Posted by tailorgod View Post
I find that point 7) makes the other ones rather irrelevant!

A full bespoke tailoring firm with a reputation of being the "pinnacle of excellence" ( ) should offer alterations or even a full re-cut, especially when a customer is not happy with his ordered garment.
In fact, they should offer it without being requested.

Are they the pinnacle of excellence?

I was intrigued by the all A&S magic and I'm waiting for my first double-breasted...

I will tell you but I'm not technically aware enough to give you an informed judgement...
post #1043 of 1570
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
Are they the pinnacle of excellence?


No. They do have what had been a distinct approach and style...and a royal warrant that garnered attention.
post #1044 of 1570
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Originally Posted by MarquisMagic View Post
No. They do have what had been a distinct approach and style...and a royal warrant that garnered attention.

A Royal warrant means nothing in terms of quality..

It is now an empty promise...

Check the brands having it and come back..
post #1045 of 1570
You are correct. But that did not stop A&S gaining very substantial attention because they had been Prince Charles' tailor. Quite frankly, I very much doubt they would still be in business today if they had not had his trade. They were very close to shuttering their shop not so terribly long ago.
post #1046 of 1570
Lasbar, who are you a client of? I know you are a bespoke man, but you are not as candid about your wardrobe as some others. Who have you tried?
post #1047 of 1570
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Originally Posted by MarquisMagic View Post
You are correct. But that did not stop A&S gaining very substantial attention because they had been Prince Charles' tailor. Quite frankly, I very much doubt they would still be in business today if they had not had his trade. They were very close to shuttering their shop not so terribly long ago.

A & S were bought by "Tiny" Rowland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Rowland). His daughter is the current MD of the firm, I believe. No lack of funds there.
Frog in Suit
post #1048 of 1570
Yes. He saved the company. But it's a business not a hobby. You have to make money to stay in business no matter how deep your pockets. There's little question that A&S was on very shaky ground for a while.
post #1049 of 1570
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Originally Posted by MarquisMagic View Post
Yes. He saved the company. But it's a business not a hobby. You have to make money to stay in business no matter how deep your pockets. There's little question that A&S was on very shaky ground for a while.

Of course, but having deep pockets means they can afford marketing expenses (advertising, PR - I very recently saw a A & S photograph with a short blurb in a Tatler fashion supplement - a nice website...) which other firms can only dream about.

Frog in Suit
post #1050 of 1570
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Lasbar, who are you a client of? I know you are a bespoke man, but you are not as candid about your wardrobe as some others. Who have you tried?

My first bespoke suits were with Rubinacci thanks to Iammatt and the SF old guard...

I moved to Norton for only one suit a little bit by accident...
Went walking down the row ,saw a suit in the window,met Patrick Grant and ordered a suit...

Moved to Huntsman because it was my personal dream...
Love the 1 button look.

Now with Anderson for my double-breasted suits...
I love them ...

Might try Cifonelli after that because I don't like sb A&S suits..

I just love suits and I'm not interested in the technical part of tailoring...

I'm not the typical SR customer but that's their problem not mine...
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