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post #31 of 79
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Originally Posted by brescd01
First of all, this has to be one of the most wonderful threads I have ever read, really fascinating. Can you elaborate on your Vietnam experience, costs, etc?

Also, the initial pictures of the A-man and Chan suits make you look incredibly handsome. I am thinking, there is NO way you can look THAT good.

I'm assuming you're directing the first question to m@t, but I don't have any experience with Vietnamese tailors.

That's the beauty of nice tailoring. It can make anyone look better. If we ever meet in person (I spend much of the year in Philadelphia), you can see for yourself.
post #32 of 79
I didn't know that Chan could do Huntsman's style effectively. My first suit from them was the house style which I like but had to make them take in the waist more. Whoopee, have they made a Huntsman styled hacking jacket? That's what I'm thinking of the next time I see them. Huntsman (even Richard Anderson) is so expensive with the dollar plummeting.
post #33 of 79
excellent post, thanks
post #34 of 79
Looks very nice! I wouldn't get that much waist surpression, but that's just me personally.

Dan: I can give some insight on South Korean tailors.
post #35 of 79
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Originally Posted by poorsod
I didn't know that Chan could do Huntsman's style effectively. My first suit from them was the house style which I like but had to make them take in the waist more. Whoopee, have they made a Huntsman styled hacking jacket? That's what I'm thinking of the next time I see them. Huntsman (even Richard Anderson) is so expensive with the dollar plummeting.

First off I don't consider what I have very Huntsman, but they can do pretty much whatever you ask, so if you are clear about what you want (and your ideas are not wrong), you will have great results.

I am going to have a couple tweed hacking jackets made for the upcoming winter in a couple months. Remind me in August if you like and I'll let you know how it's turned out.
post #36 of 79
I had a 3 piece suit made by A-Man last January while I was in HK. I was looking for an English cut suit with a 13 oz English fabric. I also wanted a high brace back on the trousers. I am very pleased with the results. The trousers are the best fitting I own. I was also pleasantly surprised how well the vest turned out.

I enjoyed working with A-Man on the suit. I was in HK a couple of days and then back for 2.5 days later in the week. They were able to fit in 3 fittings with my tight schedule and make any changes I reqested during the process (width of lapels, breast pocket placement, button placements and various nips and tucks).

I received horn buttons without asking except for interior trouser buttons. Quite a few lining choices were available and the quality of mine seemed quite good. I had a decent list of details and didn't have any problems when requested. They made suggestions on styling but were not close minded to my desires. One reason may have been my expectations closely matched their default style.

I will be ordering a 22 oz tweed half Norfolk inspired jacket form them to ship to me. I chose material and a basic style while I was there and now will send pictures confirming details I want. They are going to use the same pattern as my suit jacket with minor changes. I hope the heavier fabric will hide any imperfections. I didn't have time to have it made while I was there and want it for next fall.

A-Man won't make trousers for me without proper fittings. They didn't want to ship something sub par. I will wait until am am back in HK for these.
post #37 of 79
Just out of curiosity, how tall are you, whoopee? If the question offended you, I apologize. I really like the way you stylized your suits and am actually trying to find a similiar suit, but I am just a little afraid that with my height, the suit wouldn't really do =/. I am 5'5" by the way.
post #38 of 79
Whoopee...You've outdone yourself with this post! Exquisite tailoring and an excellent example of how much better your results with bespoke will be if you really know what you want and can express it.

Bravo!!
post #39 of 79
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Originally Posted by RantriX
Just out of curiosity, how tall are you, whoopee? If the question offended you, I apologize. I really like the way you stylized your suits and am actually trying to find a similiar suit, but I am just a little afraid that with my height, the suit wouldn't really do =/. I am 5'5" by the way.
As I've posted above: I'm 6 ft, have a 37-38 chest, 30-31 waist, and a disproportionately large overarm. I think something similar to my suits would work well on you. Everything is pretty much designed to heighten. I have a visceral dislike of anything approaching slouchiness. Thanks AP and everyone else.
post #40 of 79
Ah, thank you whoopee for such a nice display of quality and somewhat original suits. I wish I could fly to HK.
<RANT>Eventually something else to look at than shoe pics on this board...</RANT>
Anyway, not much else to add about the suits; no offense meant however but what struck me first in these pics were your slightly arched legs and very long arms I guess there are things even the best tailors can't hide.
Have you ever tried other silhouettes than maybe could attenuate this impression? I feel the very dramatic waist suppression and tappered trousers actually accentuate this morphology.

!luc
post #41 of 79
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Thanks, Luc. Most of my trousers are wider, straight legs slightly slimmer than those shown on my "Chan DB" thread from a week back. I asked A-Man to do something with a taper as a sort of test, and they, like everyone else I've used, didn't succeed as you've noted. I like them looser anyway. As for the arms, there's not much I can do with that as I adore slim sleeves and the amount of cuff I show. I think the notable high waist and shorter coat makes my legs look a bit longer.
post #42 of 79
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Thanks, Luc. Most of my trousers are wider, straight legs slightly slimmer than those shown on my "Chan DB" thread from a week back.
All right, that makes sense. Finding the right cut for a pair of trousers is sometime even harder than for the coat. I'm still looking for it myself

!luc
post #43 of 79
Oh, and who made the blue shirt btw? Nice fabric.

!luc
post #44 of 79
I like the elongating silhouette. I think in general the elongation helps a man, unless he is already tall.
post #45 of 79
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
Oh, and who made the blue shirt btw? Nice fabric.

!luc

Jantzen.
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