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post #421 of 502
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Originally Posted by SpiffEngineer View Post

 

FYI - I was at Oakridge tailors last week for an alteration, and was told that they are no longer doing bespoke, because they are too busy with alterations.


Ah thanks. I was in there yesterday actually, but didn't ask about custom again. They were certainly rammed though! Six people came in and out while they tested alterations on a shirt of mine...

post #422 of 502
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Originally Posted by sukhigrewal View Post

Not sure if it has been mentioned but the BEST tailor in Vancouver is here (Pat Cocco):

http://www.sevilletailors.ca/

 

I can't comment on his prices compared to others in town as I have never gone anywhere else.  He can source the best fabrics from around the world for suits, shirts, coats, or any other garment you may want to have tailored.  The last suit he made for me was from the Zegna Centennial Fabric No. 1 - three piece beauty (http://www.zegnacentennial.com/centennial_collection/fabric).  I am not sure how many tailors even know about this kind of stuff. 

 

A lot of tailors in or around Vancouver actually just measure people in their shops and then have him actually make the suit.  I have seen orders at his shop from around town.  If Harry Rosen can't fit you into one of their cheap suits, chances are they will send you to Mr. Cocco for tailor made suit.

 

He is the real deal.  Visit his shop just to see how many celeberties he has fitted.  There is not a Hollywood type has not made a garment for.

 

Can anyone else vouch for this tailor? I've been using Samuelsohn MTM and could try something else.

 

My condolences to the people with the VCS fiasco, I almost tried the suit place too.

post #423 of 502
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Originally Posted by dsca View Post

 

Can anyone else vouch for this tailor? I've been using Samuelsohn MTM and could try something else.

 

My condolences to the people with the VCS fiasco, I almost tried the suit place too.

 

I don't have any experience with any Vancouver tailors, I'm interested in other people's feedback too, but that post sounded kinda fishy to me. How does he know the guy's the best tailor in town if he's never tried any of the others? And do you really trust someone who goes that nuts over perfectly ordinary Zegna fabric? Hmm.

post #424 of 502
Hey, don't go there. Good luck with other tailors. If you think a tailor who is unable to make a custom suit because he is busy with alterations is better than Cocco then stick with him. It tells me what his bread and butter is - alterations.

If you think Zegna Centennial is "ordinary" then try finding it. Tells me what you know.
post #425 of 502

I don't want to argue with you, man, I'm just a guy on the internet with an opinion. Take it for whatever you like.

post #426 of 502
You can have an opinion but if it is pathetically informed it doesn't do anyone any good. Informing others is the purpose of this thread and your contribution in no way adds to this purpose.

If you think the tailor I am suggesting is not good enough then suggest someone better. Don't make judgements about me.
post #427 of 502

You're right, I shouldn't have put it that way. Sorry. I don't know about you. What I know is what's in your post. As you say, it's about informing people. Here's what you can inform people: you went to Seville and you had a good experience and you're happy with the result. That's cool, and that's good information. What I thought seemed a bit 'off' about your post are the bits where you compare it with other places:

 

"the BEST tailor in Vancouver is here"

"I am not sure how many tailors even know about this kind of stuff."

 

even though, by your own admission:

 

"I have never gone anywhere else"

 

So, I mean, you can say you think Seville is good, great. It's good to know someone went there and was happy. But you can't really compare them with any other store, right? Because you've never used any of the other stores. You know as much about their abilities and knowledge as I do - nothing at all.

 

I guess what I should have said is that it sounds like, as well as making you nice suits, Pat does a good 'sell job' - he obviously has a good patter about how awesome his fabrics are, how many famous people he's dressed (seriously, any tailor shop has a Wall of Fame) and so on. Which is cool too, it's part of the job of being a tailor.

post #428 of 502
That is all fine. Again, we are looking for a Customer Tailor who does custom tailoring and isn't primarily focused on alteration work because there are tons of those around.

I could be wrong about Pat being the best in town but I haven't read anyone suggest someone better. If your answer is the guy in Oakridge then you are missing the point.

By the way, based on a few positive mentions of Oakridge, I called them for a custom suit two weeks ago. I thought it would be good to try someone different. He told me that he can't do any custom work until February 2013. I asked who he would suggest and guess what his answer was? Yes, Pat Cocco. So take it from your favorite tailor and not me.

Have you ever dealt with Cocco?
post #429 of 502
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Originally Posted by sukhigrewal View Post

That is all fine. Again, we are looking for a Customer Tailor who does custom tailoring and isn't primarily focused on alteration work because there are tons of those around.
I could be wrong about Pat being the best in town but I haven't read anyone suggest someone better. If your answer is the guy in Oakridge then you are missing the point.
By the way, based on a few positive mentions of Oakridge, I called them for a custom suit two weeks ago. I thought it would be good to try someone different. He told me that he can't do any custom work until February 2013. I asked who he would suggest and guess what his answer was? Yes, Pat Cocco. So take it from your favorite tailor and not me.
Have you ever dealt with Cocco?


Try to see this discussion from the point of view of an impartial observer:
SukhiG you are constantly praising Pat Cocco without any apparent knowledge of the alternatives, or evidence of his work.  If you want to gain some credibility, post a fit pic or two, so we can all learn and understand the tailor's work.  None of us knows you, and for all we know, you could be a shill for some marketing company, (stranger things have been known to happen).  I would also really like to see Cocco's work, because I have considered going to get a bespoke suit made.

AdamW is trying to get some concrete information, and doesn't know who is good or bad, or who he can trust.

post #430 of 502
SpiffEngineer, I am not selling for him so I don't need to start snapping pictures of myself. I like tailor made clothes and wanted to point people to a guy who could do the job after reading this thread where people are being scammed by some Custom Suit dude. I meant to help the community here. I am not compelling anyone to go to Pat Cocco. Once you meet the guy, you will know if he is the type to use marketing shills.

My issue with AdamW is that he essentially called me a scam and someone shallow who is impressed with ordinary fabrics without knowing anything about me and who I am.

As for constantly praising his work, I put one post (my only post ever) until Adam the Internet opinion guy took a shot at my credibility.

Good luck to all and do post tailors better than Pat Cocoo here and I might just try one out myself.

This entire thing has proven to me that trying to be helpful has its own perils.
Edited by sukhigrewal - 12/9/12 at 12:47pm
post #431 of 502

Hi,

 

Lurker here...

 

I am currently having two suits and two shirts made by Seville - should have them before Xmas and will try to post pics and comments when they are done.  So far I am pleased with what I've seen of Pat's work and looking forward to the final product.  What I like most is that he's making it right there; it's not being sent off somewhere else.  I also have found him very easy to work with.  He will answer questions and suggestions in a non-condescending way which is something I really appreciate. 

 

I have had other experiences with Vancouver "tailors" and they haven't been good. 

 

I'll report back later when I get my suits...

 

Rob

post #432 of 502
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Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post

doc4 - late reply, but did you ever? I'm interested to know how good either of those two are for custom made.

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Originally Posted by SpiffEngineer View Post

FYI - I was at Oakridge tailors last week for an alteration, and was told that they are no longer doing bespoke, because they are too busy with alterations.

I haven't pulled the trigger on a MTM/bespoke suit from either yet ... life keeps getting in the way and the money goes elsewhere, LOL ... one of these days I will. Interesting that Oakridge may not be doing custom work anymore ... but I was thinking of asking them to do a vest for me sometime soon, so maybe I'll get the goods straight from the horse's mouth, as it were.

I know that they do "turn away work" in the sense that people show up and ask for quick-turnaround stuff ... "can you do this for my event next Tuesday?" sort of thing ... and they are firm on their timelines ... sort of a first-in first-out sort of thing. So maybe they were asked about getting a custom suit done in time for an upcoming wedding or whatever, and they said no.

Well, I'm glad to see them keeping busy and doing well, at any rate.
post #433 of 502

sukhi: I meant it when I said I was sorry for that, it wasn't right to suggest anything about your credibility. I do mean that. I don't have an answer for the question - I'm not suggesting Oakridge for custom work, I've never had anything custom done there. They're great at alterations, but that doesn't mean their custom stuff would be. I haven't used any of the Vancouver tailors for custom work, which is why I'm interested in opinions on them. I get my stuff done by a guy in HK, and I'm happy with it, and if you asked I'd recommend him...but I wouldn't say he's the best tailor in HK, cos I don't know :)

post #434 of 502

robertm: what other places did you try and not have a good experience at, if you don't mind saying?

post #435 of 502
To jump in here I've heard great things about Seville off this board. I'm tall and athletic so its impossible (literally) for me to buy a off the rack suit that looks good. I've spent a very, very large amount of time looking for a good tailor here in Vancouver and have gotten so incredibly frustrated by the process I tried to buy OTR - but couldn't find anything that fit. The problem in Vancouver is either bad product or bad business practice/service (or a combination of).

That being said, I've heard very good things about Cocco. I've got a couple referrals to him from acquaintances I know, and a good friend of mind had some alterations done by him and was pleased. When he picked them up, I went with him and found Cocco pleasant to talk with. That's not nearly definitive enough till I've had a suit or two made by him, but some tailors I've met in Vancouver can't even pull this off. He's the only tailor I know of in Vancouver who actually does his work in shop (I mean that literally, and I've looked!). That definitely gives him a significant leg up over "tailors" who send their work to chop shops out east or in China. For what its worth, he's also done a lot of work for celebrities when they're in Vancouver.

He's where I'm buying my next suit from in the New Year, so I'm hoping the whole process goes well.
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