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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post
I'm actually more intrigued by these people vehemently saying not to by something but not giving reasons. Is it because they made a mistake and it couldn't be fixed internationally? Or because of some intrinsic fault with their products? its very unusual for the SF crowd to remain quiet about their peeves, which is rather more scary than hearing horror stories.

I took the trouble to look at 'lees' previous posts, quite illuminating. I now suspect that he is not a disappointed customer, more likely just a very highly opinionated and brusque individual who enjoys talking down to people. Still doesn't explain your point though.
post #32 of 45
I have my Glen Tweed Jacket. It's my favorite item in my closet and I always always always get compliments and looks. I do plan on saving up for another one.

I don't have my camera with me now but I'll be happy to send photos after the weekend when I return home from vacation.
post #33 of 45
No problems in using Bookster they have some wonderful fabric’s and I have had no problems with them. I have had a waistcoat made last year and another one on order this year, The only drawback is that you must be prepared to wait as delivery time can be a bit long, can't wait. The important factor for me is that the clothes are made in the UK, it’s a bit difficult to find that these days!
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by bcrossb View Post

Considering that I placed and paid for an order in Sept '12, and as of yet have not rec'd my order. Hmmmmm. It is now mid February or so. Maybe by Easter ?

Bookster has had some setbacks from a fire and whatnot, so their delivery times have been somewhat slow. A coat I requested in July only arrived last month. I will just say of the people at Bookster that they sure seem like very nice people who stand behind what they make 100%. The coat I finally received has proved totally satisfactory. I hope you will be equally satisfied when you get your garment in the near future.
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by bcrossb View Post

Well if they had taken the trouble to inform me of such, I would certainly have been more understanding. As opposed to making excuses.

Did you contact them, or just go straight to creating a forum account, then searching for a two-year-old thread to add some vitriol to?
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by bcrossb View Post

Well if they had taken the trouble to inform me of such, I would certainly have been more understanding. As opposed to making excuses.

I notice from one of your posts on this at AAAC that you are getting a 550-gram three piece suit from their Nevis tweed, a rather bold plaid, plus an overcoat. I also gather you are a San Diego boy. The thought occurs to me that isn't such a suit going to be of very finite utility in San Diego? Excuse me for being so blunt, but isn't such a garment also going to be at least a tad on the costume-y side anywhere in SoCal?
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by bcrossb View Post

well lets see, I contacted them shortly after the 9 week period. Again after the Christmas holidays, and again in February, prior to any postings. hope that answers the question regarding vititol etc...
As regards to the suit weight, I travel extensively, and often wish I HAD a warmer suit.
As to the suits limited utility or costumey appearence here in S. CA, or for that matter in SD, where I live, it's high time someone attempted to raise the bar with regards to the dress code. I attend the symphony 10 - 12 times a year. When I see the ushers out dressing the clients, mskes me wonder. I believe it boils down to a matter of respect. The members of the symphony wear tuxedos, and again, as do the volunteer help. I choose to acknowledge the symphony members, who several I know personally, by dressing accordingly.
I hope this answers BOTH posters concerns.

So, you are going to attend the symphony dressed like Bertie Wooster at a country outing circa 1925? OK, suit yourself!
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

So, you are going to attend the symphony dressed like Bertie Wooster at a country outing circa 1925? OK, suit yourself!

Yeah so he can "raise the tone"! crackup[1].gif
post #39 of 45

Hello together,

I am new in his forum and came across this old thread. Maybe my exerience as a Bookster customer are still of interest.

My wife and I went to Bookser on Ros-on-Whye mid October 2012. We spent over 2 hours having our measures taken with great care by Bookster staff (bespoke) and ordered a three-piece suit and seperate trouser for me and a coat for my wife. We made a 50% downpayment and were promised to have everything delivered by mid December 2012 at the latest.

Then we heard nothing from Bookster. Mid December we contacted them and found out that there was a delay. So no Christmas present! We agreed to have it delivered by mid January 2013 instead. Mid January came and went and no updated from Bookster.

 

Anyway, I finally received my three-piece suit in mid February 2013, after many annoying complaining emails to Michele. The coat and the trouser hadn't even being started by then and we canceled that part of the order.

 

The information and customer relation service from Bookster was appaling. The suit is acceptable and the material seems to be fine. But we would never again deal with Bookster. It appeared that they have a very small workforce for tailoring. And they don't tell you (and don't seem to care) when they deliver and dont seem to care about promises made to us as a customer on repeated times.

 

The full email exchange with Bookster is available on request.

 

Arne

post #40 of 45
Absolutely not.
I have ordered 3 separate items.
The materialism adequate but the tailoring mediocre
The worst is the service and time to deliver, they are completely unable to deliver on time.
A trouser with nothing special tales > 4 months, the pricing seems to go up each months
Go else where it's not worth it.
One option is to order the cloth and have your tailor do the fitting
post #41 of 45
You guys are being kind of unreasonable. A certain amount of patience is desirable if you want special-order or semi-custom goods of any sort. If you want top-drawer tailoring, go to Savile Row.

Moreover, look at Bookster's prices: The base-price for a 3-piece suit is GBP 630. If you subtract VAT, the pre-shipping price then is less than $800. This is for a made-in-the UK suit. I doubt that you can get a 3-piece from even a second-tier Hong Kong tailor for that kind of money. (A three-piece from any British fabric is going to run you close to $2K, if not more, from my friends in Kowloon.)

By and large, in this old world, you get what you pay for, but my impression is that Bookster gives you your money's worth and a good deal more. They are a small firm, and yes, they do have delivery problems, but I know from experience that they are very ethical people who really stand behind their products.
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

You guys are being kind of unreasonable. A certain amount of patience is desirable if you want special-order or semi-custom goods of any sort. If you want top-drawer tailoring, go to Savile Row.

Moreover, look at Bookster's prices: The base-price for a 3-piece suit is GBP 630. If you subtract VAT, the pre-shipping price then is less than $800. This is for a made-in-the UK suit. I doubt that you can get a 3-piece from even a second-tier Hong Kong tailor for that kind of money. (A three-piece from any British fabric is going to run you close to $2K, if not more, from my friends in Kowloon.)

By and large, in this old world, you get what you pay for, but my impression is that Bookster gives you your money's worth and a good deal more. They are a small firm, and yes, they do have delivery problems, but I know from experience that they are very ethical people who really stand behind their products.

This. You order a MTM garment from a small boutique manufacturer at very reasonable prices and then expect it to be delivered almost immediately.

Quick, cheap, good. Pick two. You picked cheap and good, so you'll have to wait.
post #43 of 45
Bookster has just gone belly up, leaving many customers without their suits or their money.
post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Bookster has just gone belly up, leaving many customers without their suits or their money.

Is this true? Because their website is still up
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