Originally Posted by jefferyd
depends why the collar was sitting away in the first place. Bt why should you accept a bespoke product which is supposed to be the summum, which isn't correct on delivery?
Let me re-word: it seems that a collar of stiffer cloth may be fit properly such that it hugs the neck when the wearer is standing upright and not moving, but may gape some as he shifts about until the cloth softens up. I noticed this with my Thornproof jacket. All my other jackets hug my neck across a wide range of movement, and the Thornproof started out hugging tightly and sitting right when I just stood still. However, it took several wearings before it would stay put while gesturing wildly with my arms.
Originally Posted by George
I have no problem with people discussing tailoring, as the saying goes 'you don't have to be a cabinet maker to appreciate the cabinet'. But, when the conversation moves into the technical aspects of the craft, then I think it's valid to bring up the issues of qualifications and experience, more so experience, especially when someone is adopting an authoritative tone.
But tailoring is largely technical. It's hard to imagine a meaningful discussion about tailoring that doesn't at least touch on some technical aspects of the craft. Moreover, it's not as if everything every tailor says can be trusted, as I pointed out. They can be wrong or have mixed motives. On top of that, there aren't exactly heaps and heaps of tailors jumping in to educate the forum. We've got, what, two? As consumers, that presents a gap that needs filling.