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I am in the market for a handful of mid-range RTW suits available as separates (as I have a 4" drop). I absolutely insist on several features, including DV jackets and FF trousers. Charles Tyrwhitt's offerings fit the bill (and I am impressed by functional cuffs and a floating canvas), but I am annoyed that all the trousers have only a single hip (rear) pocket. I am wondering whether a competent tailor would be able to add a second, and if so, how substantial I might expect to be his fee.
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Originally Posted by brainchild View Post
I am in the market for a handful of mid-range RTW suits available as separates (as I have a 4" drop). I absolutely insist on several features, including DV jackets and FF trousers. Charles Tyrwhitt's offerings fit the bill (and I am impressed by functional cuffs and a floating canvas), but I am annoyed that all the trousers have only a single hip (rear) pocket. I am wondering whether a competent tailor would be able to add a second, and if so, how substantial I might expect to be his fee.

You are quite right to demand this feature but it might be difficult and it is unlikely that enough material can be garnered from the garment. Ask the supplier if a piece of material 'suitable for any future repairs' might be supplied. Repairs should be the last thing in your mind but their might be sufficient to undertake this desirable change.

If it has cuffs then removing them might well provide sufficeint cloth.

I have no clue on costs but it should not be that expensive as it is an easy alteration.
post #3 of 13
If you like Tyrwhitt try TM Lewin
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by brainchild View Post
I am in the market for a handful of mid-range RTW suits available as separates (as I have a 4" drop). I absolutely insist on several features, including DV jackets and FF trousers. Charles Tyrwhitt's offerings fit the bill (and I am impressed by functional cuffs and a floating canvas), but I am annoyed that all the trousers have only a single hip (rear) pocket. I am wondering whether a competent tailor would be able to add a second, and if so, how substantial I might expect to be his fee.

Just be forewarned that working buttonholes means (in 99% of cases) that any adjustments to the sleeve length has to be done from the shoulder, which is not inexpensive. As well, anything above a $300 jacket will normally utilize a 'floating chest piece', since every jacket on earth (other than the rare unlined) utilizes some sort of 'canvas', where that canvas is glued or stitched.


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If you like Tyrwhitt try TM Lewin

This. TM Lewin is cheaper, has a bigger cloth / pattern selection and utilizes non-fused cuffs / collar.
post #5 of 13
If they're not fused, then what do you call ripply lapels that have come unglued inside?
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by brainchild View Post
Charles Tyrwhitt's offerings fit the bill (and I am impressed by functional cuffs and a floating canvas), but I am annoyed that all the trousers have only a single hip (rear) pocket.

If two front and one rear pocket are insufficient trouser storage, have you considered this?



Note that this version fits a handgun, and is popular among English tailors.


- B
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by jemcgarvey View Post
If they're not fused, then what do you call ripply lapels that have come unglued inside?

Fused = glued. I don't understand your post, please elaborate.
post #8 of 13
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You are quite right to demand this feature but it might be difficult and it is unlikely that enough material can be garnered from the garment. Ask the supplier if a piece of material 'suitable for any future repairs' might be supplied. Repairs should be the last thing in your mind but their might be sufficient to undertake this desirable change.

If it has cuffs then removing them might well provide sufficeint cloth.

I have no clue on costs but it should not be that expensive as it is an easy alteration.

Good suggestion about asking for additional material. Would excess from the trouser hem be adequate for this purpose?

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If you like Tyrwhitt try TM Lewin

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
Just be forewarned that working buttonholes means (in 99% of cases) that any adjustments to the sleeve length has to be done from the shoulder, which is not inexpensive. As well, anything above a $300 jacket will normally utilize a 'floating chest piece', since every jacket on earth (other than the rare unlined) utilizes some sort of 'canvas', where that canvas is glued or stitched.

As I understand, "floating chest piece" means "full canvas construction". Am I mistaken?
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
As well, anything above a $300 jacket will normally utilize a 'floating chest piece', since every jacket on earth (other than the rare unlined) utilizes some sort of 'canvas', where that canvas is glued or stitched.

If it's glued then it's hardly 'floating' is it...
post #10 of 13
I'd say this qualifies:

http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=7920
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
Fused = glued. I don't understand your post, please elaborate.


The lapels are ripply, no longer flat, and you can pull the front and back pieces of each lapel apart and it makes a tearing sound, as in brittle glue that has decayed.
post #12 of 13
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If you like Tyrwhitt try TM Lewin

TMLewin is also having a suit sale at the moment. They emailed this code to me for an extra 10% off . At checkout enter this code SUITS2 I got it yesterday and ends Monday at 9am UK time (or so they claim)
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I actually love their ties and shirts... I wish the sale applied to Belgium...
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