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Originally Posted by btemp View Post

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.

Sounds interesting - sounds like a few people are trying out Seville so I guess we'll be able to see the results soon :)

 

If they're not doing custom any more it may be academic, but Oakridge told me straight up they do their custom work in Vancouver - not sure if it's actually in their *store*, but they said specifically they don't send it out of town or farm it out to anyone else, they do it themselves. And the price they quoted certainly lines up with that. I still have no idea how good it is / would be though, afaict from this thread, no-one's posted who actually had custom work done there.

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Does anyone know of a tailor in Vancoiver that makes more of a modern slim suit similiar to what you could buy from a brand like Etro or Paul Smith.  $1000-$1500 pricepoint?

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Adam, all is good.
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I am also looking for a modern slim fit look for around the same price range of 1000-1500.  Anyone in the market?  I live close by to Samson's, but from the mixed reviews, I am a bit skeptical about taking the lunge.  Any up to date info would be grand.  Thanks.

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In case this is any use to anyone - my tailor left a buttonhole off a double-breasted suit I ordered recently, so I went to Oakridge to get it added; they say they don't have the machine for it onsite and recommended going to Modernize as they'd be able to do it right away. Went to Modernize for the first time, interesting place and funny guy (don't know which one of the pack I got - if anyone hasn't read the history of this thread, Modernize is run by a family group of extremely experienced Chinese guys). Put in a perfectly serviceable buttonhole and moved the fastening front button (it's a 4x1) a little bit at my request inside half an hour, charged me $25 cash (they don't take credit or debit). Slightly quirky air to the whole thing - the Italian guy who came in right behind me and spent 15 minutes laboriously haggling over $10 for some pant alterations (which I thought were already damn reasonably priced) probably had something to do with that - but overall happy with the whole experience.

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Sorry for the double post.  I've decided to go to Harry Rosen for a MTM Samuelsohn.  But before I do, I am just wondering, as a 5"6 with an athletic build, is there any specific brand that fits particularly well with short men.  I just want to do it right the first time.  If anyone has any input, please inform.

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quick forum search found this thread:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/68936/clothes-for-the-short-guy-stores-brands-lines-websites

 

and this blog(!)

 

http://shortshrifted.com/

 

I don't see anything _immediately_ regarding best brand for MTM for short guys, but there do seem to be some tips on dealing with MTM tailors and stuff. Might be useful anyhow.

post #443 of 502
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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

 

Please do, I am looking for a new suit in January and will strongly consider him if I could see how well it turned out for someone else.

 

Does he do a little fashion forward? I lean toward the slim fit, flat front type of pants.

 

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Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post

Sounds interesting - sounds like a few people are trying out Seville so I guess we'll be able to see the results soon :)

 

If they're not doing custom any more it may be academic, but Oakridge told me straight up they do their custom work in Vancouver - not sure if it's actually in their *store*, but they said specifically they don't send it out of town or farm it out to anyone else, they do it themselves. And the price they quoted certainly lines up with that. I still have no idea how good it is / would be though, afaict from this thread, no-one's posted who actually had custom work done there.

 

I can also vouch that they did do custom work with shirts and suits and I got quoted a substantial price about a year or two ago. They stopped doing the shirts and it sounds like they may have stopped doing the custom suits as well.

 

I don't think its a lack of skills, I've gotten some major alterations done quite well from them. It's probably the business model - they can probably make more money faster with quick alterations than time consuming suits.

 

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Originally Posted by superfly000 View Post

Sorry for the double post.  I've decided to go to Harry Rosen for a MTM Samuelsohn.  But before I do, I am just wondering, as a 5"6 with an athletic build, is there any specific brand that fits particularly well with short men.  I just want to do it right the first time.  If anyone has any input, please inform.

 

Talk with the Harry Rosen sales people - I use the Oakridge one. The general manager there is a pretty good guy and he's done well for my MTM, he'll be able to guide you through the process and what kind of cuts are available and will suit your body shape the most.

 

Good luck.

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Hey friends

 

I was wondering if you could help me. I recently bought an unstructured blazer from J crew and I would like some alterations made. Could anyone recommend me a great tailor? I've spent hours researching but still do not know clearly who my first choice should be.

 

I would go with Oakridge, however they are closed for several weeks.

 

I was thinking more in the lines of Lieu Doan from Master Tailors? Or does anyone have a better suggestion? Thanks!@

post #445 of 502
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Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post

Sounds interesting - sounds like a few people are trying out Seville so I guess we'll be able to see the results soon smile.gif

If they're not doing custom any more it may be academic, but Oakridge told me straight up they do their custom work in Vancouver - not sure if it's actually in their *store*, but they said specifically they don't send it out of town or farm it out to anyone else, they do it themselves. And the price they quoted certainly lines up with that. I still have no idea how good it is / would be though, afaict from this thread, no-one's posted who actually had custom work done there.

I visited Pat Cocco of Seville Tailors the other day and was very impressed. I am looking for a slim cut, Navy suit. OTR is next to impossible for me to find, and if found, I am looking at $1,500+ for something decent…and that’s before alterations.

Previous purchase includes off the rack and a MTM (made in Hong Kong, measurements taken in Vancouver).

I was quite disappointed with the MTM suit, since the cut was WAY off. Extremely baggy, alterations could not bring it to my satisfaction. I also received a MTM shirt from the same "tailor" and the sleeves were like a parachute. Alterations slimmed the sleeves down, but the torso (hip area) is now too tight. I am now weary of doing another MTM. It’s a bit of a risk, since it will probably take a few trials to find the perfect suit maker.

I was impressed with Pat Cocco's method because multiple fittings (2-3) are carried out before the suit is finished. This allows for modifications before the suit is completed. It’s also very personal, so there is constant communication throughout the making of the suit. MTM, on the other hand, can only be altered after the suit is completed. If you receive a MTM that is too off (esp the shoulder and sleeve width), alterations may not be able to adjust it to your liking.

I also liked that Pat makes everything in house. From cutting the pattern to final fitting, everything is done at the back of his shop.

In regards to my selection, I am likely to select a solid Navy Barberis fabric Super 110 or 140 (his recommendation..both end up being the same price too). I will be doing some more research into the fabric first. Preliminary information states this brand is usually 2 x 1, a 2 x 2 is supposedly better.

The price quoted is $1,100 fused or $1,500 full canvassed. This brings me to my only concern so far. Pat recommends the fused process, not because of price, but because the technology and supplier he uses results in a better suit than if he were to make it canvassed for me. I am not sure what to believe. A German manufacturer makes the fused interlining, which Pat states is the best fused interlining in the world. I brought up my concerns about fused linings being inferior to a canvass, due to bubbling and general shape of the suit. He countered that this was definitely the case years ago, but technology now has resolved this issue. He showed me how the wool fabric has some stretch, and the fused interlinings of the past had no stretch. So as one wears this type of fused suit, the wool would stretch while the fused interlining would not, therefore the glue would eventually lose its hold. Nowadays (with this German supplier at least), the fused interlining stretches with the wool, and he guarantees that it will not come loose, even if it’s washed.

I felt it for myself, and the fused interlining stretches nicely with the wool fabric. However, he may be biased, since it is faster and easier for him to fuse a suit compared to canvassed. The extra $400 for the canvass may not be as profitable given the added time needed, but this is just speculation on my part.

Overall, I am likely to move forward with him. I will check out Harry Rosen, since their price for a MTM by Samuelsohn starts at $900 (on sale this week). I have a feeling that for the extra $200, Seville Tailors would have much better value.

He has a promo going on. 2 suits for $2,000. I am going to see if I can do 1 suit for the $1,100 and ask to throw in a free shirt (he can copy the measurements of a shirt I already have that fits perfect).

If I more forward with him, I’ll try to takes pics and write up my experience throughout the process.
post #446 of 502

Hi All,

 

I've been wanting to have the pockets and crotch lining of my Tom Ford trousers replaced. Was wondering if anyone could recommend me a tailor that could do a seamless job (i.e. replace the pockets and lining in the same fabric and in similar handwork).

 

Thanks!

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real estate: interesting write-up, thanks. my secretly harboured opinion is that full canvassing is one of those 'forum bubble' things - it's something that in the echo chamber-like environment of a forum morphs from 'possible indicator of overall quality and probably nice to have' to 'ULTIMATE indicator of quality and ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T HAVE THIS IS TERRIBLE'. I'm no clothing expert but I *am* a forum expert, and in some things, forums on all topics are very much alike =)

 

It'd be interesting to hear what a real expert - perhaps one of the tailors on the Tailors' thread - has to say on the fused vs. canvassed topic, and whether it's really all it's cracked up to be...

 

there's write-ups of various MTM setups all over these forums and the results do seem to be pretty variable, indeed. I follow the tailors' thread and it's interesting to see all the different MTM results - some come out great, some awful...

post #448 of 502

I got my 2 suits and 3 shirts from Seville. I am generally satisfied with the results and would likely get another suit done by Pat. 

 

I only have a couple of pics of the navy ($1,000) and the angle is a little weird as my date for NYE was 6' and she was having trouble operating the camera.  (Note: she's a 9 and her only job is to look hot, not take photos of my suit for a bunch of guys on "Styleforum".)

 

I'm tough to fit as I'm 5'7" and 190 with a 44 chest and 32 waist. I think most guys with a normal build would have an easier time getting a successful fit.  I am happy with the charcoal suit I had made as well although that suit did take a few more alterations than the navy.

 

No pics of just the shirts but I will say that they fit absolutely perfect.  All and all Pat is good to work with and I would recommend his services.

 

 

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post #449 of 502
Any custom suit deals going on right now? Need something under $600 preferably and don't want to go with Indochino.
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Wondering if anyone can recommend a decent tailor to get some pants hemmed? I usually go to oakridge tailors but $15 is too expensive for my beater pants that I want to hem

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