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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post

Take up the issue with Mina and I'm confident she will rectify to your satisfaction. FWIW, certain fabrics with which her tailors are less familiar have required 3, 4, or even 5 fittings to nail down. And they are pretty familiar with my pattern.

Which fabrics/weights are they most familiar with? I've been planning on giving them a a go soon.
post #2387 of 3926
Probably whatever books they offer.
post #2388 of 3926
med tech, that many fittings is surprising given how many things they've made (well) for you. Does she rotate the person that is making your stuff? It can't be just the fabric...
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post


Which fabrics/weights are they most familiar with? I've been planning on giving them a a go soon.

 

They do well with the lighter stuff. Heavyweight tweeds took them awhile to get used to (at least for my pattern). They all look great now.

post #2390 of 3926
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Well, I should start off by saying that multiple fittings for me have been very much the exception. On average, jackets have been nailed with 1-2 fittings (and to be fair, often they're minor adjustments), while trousers are pretty much good-to-go the first time around.

But in my experience the fabric can have a huge impact on the process. The grey/brown/blue Caccioppoli gunclub a few book back - a fabric which she loved and had made up for Parker and others - required maybe 5 fittings. We couldn't understand it and Mina thought she was going crazy, even resulting to multiple comparative measurements with my other jackets. Finally she nailed it and it's one of my favorites, but what I took away is that in the end we're dealing with organic products made by hand, and (at least I) may have forgotten that sometimes significant variation exists.

The other time was a dark grey PoW from the Lesser 9.5oz book. She hated the fabric as she felt it had no spring or body. We couldn't make it work so moved on to something else.

Michaele has been making up my stuff consistently for at least a year. Prior to that was his brother Enzo. So it was more of a transition as opposed to a rotation.
post #2391 of 3926
Has the suit pictured a few pages back been delivered or is there still another fitting to be had? If so perhaps all is not lost.

Sometimes these things just go wrong. One of the pitfalls of the travelling tailor model.

I have never had 5 fittings for any suit..

There is an old saying.
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Originally Posted by Lovelace View Post


There is an old saying.

A rolling stone gathers no moss?
post #2393 of 3926
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

A rolling stone gathers no moss?

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Not quite.

Its refers to the number of fittings required.
post #2394 of 3926
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?
post #2395 of 3926
"A stitch in time saves nine." That must be it.
post #2396 of 3926
In my experience, Mina stands by her work. If you are not satisfied, tell her and I am sure she will make the necessary adjustments. She has in the past for me.
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Never trust a fart.
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Lovelace, will you not make yourself clear? Damn you, man!
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Demand a refund anyway.

That's how you get respekt on the internet.
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Demand a refund anyway.

That's how you get respekt on the internet.

But make sure you get to keep the suit as well.
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