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post #16 of 29
Thanks for the pix mate..i was juuuuust about to head down to Joe's... now I'm gonna reconsider an OTR suit with some minor alterations!
post #17 of 29
It is hardly worth commenting on this dreadful rag. The garment is too short and does not fit at any point.


If he is represented as Singapore's finest then go nude.

If you do decide to pay for it, burn it immediately.
post #18 of 29
Looks terrible, but I don't understand how anybody could have a basis for criticizing the cloth. As for the fit: I'd be shocked if this comes out right at the end. If the tailor didn't catch all the stuff that is wrong on his own, he's either not competant or honest enough. Good luck dealing with either of those deficiences.
post #19 of 29
This is a tailor who has not had the pleasure to work with discriminating customers. As in Malaysia, tailors seem to think selling ultra-expensive Italian cloths is their business. Get yourself some British cloth. 1. It's not visible, but something tells me the armholes are damned low. 2. The suit is too short. 3. The trousers are riding too low on your hips. 4. There are no vents in the jacket. 5. The back is at least 2 inches too "crooked". 6. The sleeves are too bloody long. 7. You should have the tailor pin the jacket shut before taking pics. 8. You need to call the tailor tomorrow morning before he Fedexs it to Malaysia to tell him you need at least 2 more fittings. Show him a printout of the comments here.
post #20 of 29
It's amazing this tailor doesn't even get the sleeves right. It means just one thing: Joe's subscribes to the Asian school of though where shirtsleeves go all the way to the middle of the palm. SFers will be surprised by this, but some provincial Malaysian tailors really do think shirt cuffs should go all the way to the palm of the hand.
post #21 of 29
^Hi hymo, this thread makes me all the more want use that tailor you found in Kuala Lumpur. I assume the OP's suit here probably costs more than yours (~$300)? I can't believe that the OP's tailor actually intends this to be the appearance of the final suit- I'm guessing he just gets the cut "roughly" conforming to the customer's the body then assumes the actual sewers (which you say are in Malaysia) clean it up a bit when they actually construct it. In other words, maybe it ends up being a sort of MTM feigning as bespoke.
post #22 of 29
Svenn, my experience is that a basted suit looks pretty crumpled and drapey in the bad sort of way during the fittings. Typically, all the pulls and creases you see will be dramatically reduced once made up due to all the ironing that goes into it. The back, however, will keep all the drape you see here. No amount of ironing will make 2 inches of excess cloth go away. (Especially not when they have no intention to do so.) I'm pretty sure the suit will be made up in Malaysia. The labor cost here is just dramatically lower than in Singapore. There are also suit factories in Malaysia; they're staffed with Bangladeshis who do all the handwork. They service many of the tailoring shop proprietors in Malaysia. OP: How do you know this suit will be "fully canvassed"?
post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the feedback guys. As you probably know, I have a terrible eye for this sort of thing and will bring the comments to Joe's. I have another fitting, and if neccessary, will ask for 2-3 to more to make this thing perfect. I'll also try to take better pictures... any recommendations on what angles I should be taking the pictures of the next fitting with?
post #24 of 29
something like this, well-focused and with good light will be fine: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=152814

good luck!
post #25 of 29

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Edited by ginghaman - 2/4/12 at 1:28am
post #26 of 29
Just curious...How much did u pay for that?
post #27 of 29
Looks shite.
post #28 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by b3n84 View Post
Thanks for the feedback guys. As you probably know, I have a terrible eye for this sort of thing and will bring the comments to Joe's. I have another fitting, and if neccessary, will ask for 2-3 to more to make this thing perfect. I'll also try to take better pictures...

any recommendations on what angles I should be taking the pictures of the next fitting with?

The best angle is with the suit off! I initially thought that was a short tux jacket!
Be wary of tailors when they drink during the fittings!
post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by b3n84 View Post
Thanks for the feedback guys. As you probably know, I have a terrible eye for this sort of thing and will bring the comments to Joe's. I have another fitting, and if neccessary, will ask for 2-3 to more to make this thing perfect. I'll also try to take better pictures...

any recommendations on what angles I should be taking the pictures of the next fitting with?

Any chance of posting the final pictures of your suit to let us readers know how it went? And I would be curious to know what you had to pay for that Loro Piana as well.
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