Originally Posted by Manton
I am getting an overcoat now. At the first fitting I was sure that he had cut the wrong cloth. I didn't say anything because I am a wiener. It was close enough, he's a nice man, etc. Then at the second fitting I took a closer look by the window. I think it is the right cloth after all. I will know for sure when it arrives.
I have had that experience as well. I was having a summer suit made up in that lightweight Minnis Finesse Super 100s + Cashmere. There are three shades -- beige, sand and fawn -- next to each other in the book (they have sequential numbers as well). At each stage, the suit looked to be of a different one of these...depending on the lighting and my perspective. As for knowing for sure after the final garment arrives? Nope, I am still not sure it is the fabric I selected. But I'm also not sure that it is not! Regardless, it made up quite nicely.
Quite frankly, I have had very few problems over the years. I am sure that consistency in tailors and consistency in my own particular approach and expectations has helped contribute to that.
I would note the one challenge I have encountered as of late...though it rests with me and not my suitmaker...is that is my weight tends to fluctuate a bit more than when I was younger...and that can be true between fittings and a garment's completion. That perfectly fitted garment in April may not fit quite so perfectly in July