First off some quick info about me. I'm 6'1, 41" chest, 35" waist, with regular length arms. Anyways, I'm going to a Korean tailor in Los Angeles this saturday to get a made to measure suit (I'm not sure of what price range, let's say under 1,500). I'm looking for a dark charcoal grey colored suit for business attire and interviews. I don't want a conservative fitting suit. I want it to be fashion forward and relatively slim to my body. Here are some pictures of the type of look I want in my suit: I want a short three button dark charcoal grey suit which can fold over to look like a two button (or maybe just a two button, what do you think?), with peak lapel, double vents, flat front pants with cuffs. I'm also thinking of getting the basic oxford shoes from Allen-Edmond or Edward Green. Should I go with black for my first set of shoes? Do you recommend anything else besides Allen-Edmond and Edward Green? I want something with good price to quality ratio. Also... What should I ask for when in there? How should I communicate with my tailor? I'm thinking of bringing all of these pictures to show how I want it to fit. Is that sufficient? Are there some warning signs I should look out for? How do I know if the wool he wants to use for my suit is really cheap? Are there any other signs of poor wool quality besides feeling and sheen? The quality of wool doesn't matter too much to me. As long as it's not some wool / polyester combination and it's breathable I'm fine. He says if I come in on saturday, the suit will be made by wednesday. Is this a bad sign? Sorry for the amount of questions, I really want to be making the right decision for my first suit.
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8/31/06 at 3:35am