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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I don't think you're a candidate for the unpadded, natural shoulder. I think the roped one you posted looks better.

You mean the navy one? My shoulders are not sloping so I would think an unpadded one would suit me better.
post #542 of 1144
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Prices have gone up...

I got a rough estimate of $2500 for the better English worsteds. Frank (who seems like a nice guy BTW) also told me that if they already have the cloth on hand, it can be cheaper. Either way, it's not an egregious price for a tailor operating in New York.

The most surprising part of my conversation with Frank was when he said that he does not make three roll two jackets. His reasoning was that (1) difficulties arise when dry cleaners try to press the jacket incorrectly and (2) it is too showy for offices these days. The first point is a good one, but I disagree entirely with the second one. He agreed that the 3 roll 2 would be fine for my body type but he drew pretty hard line on only making a 2 button jacket. Clearly he's made 3 button jackets for some of you guys so it was sort of a puzzling turn in the conversation.
Edited by Knowledge is King - 9/11/12 at 8:56pm
post #543 of 1144
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Do you believe this shit? Literally...
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Slewfoot's Custom Fresco, already at the cleaners...nearly dislocated my shoulder...



Holy SHIT (pun intended!)

Was a pleasure to finally meet you today Rob by Frank.

I've moved to NY for a new job, one of the large drawbacks of living here is the proximity to Frank.

2 weeks into the job and already placed an order for:

1 midnight navy loro piana 90% wool 10% cashmere overcoat
1 camel loro piana 100% cashmere overcoat
1 Zegna 15 mil brown pinhead suit
1 zegna 15 mil tan with blueish/purpleish large check sportcoat
1 zegna blue/blue cashmere herringbone sportcoat.

Might have been better off staying in Chicago...... shog[1].gif
post #544 of 1144
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Originally Posted by mrbrioni View Post


1 midnight navy loro piana 90% wool 10% cashmere overcoat
1 camel loro piana 100% cashmere overcoat

Good order. Can you please share the pricing on the 2 overcoats?

Also, has Frank raised is CMT price as well?
post #545 of 1144
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Good order. Can you please share the pricing on the 2 overcoats?
Also, has Frank raised is CMT price as well?

I don't know how accurate my pricing is since the material was already in store and I put down a deposit on the navy coat last year at the end of the winter, waiting for this fall to roll around to start it.

storm system should be in the $2500 range and the 100% cashmere if from a book is about $3500ish.....depending on how tall you are and how long you want the coat, etc
post #546 of 1144
I stopped quoting prices of anything on Style Forum. I have seen too many times where prices change and some dickweed flips a shit on the internet thinking they have been stiffed. Also, I don't want any local shop to feel obligated to give a price to somebody based on what I tell them. It is likely to disappoint both parties. Prices vary so much for bespoke. I have paid wildy different prices for my suits from Frank depending on fabric and the particulars. One thing has always been clear to me, if you think you are going to get uber lux fabric, unlined, lapped seams for $1,800 you are dreaming, Frank wouldn't charge that now, nor would he have a couple years ago. Ask me how I know.

All in all, if you want a price of something, call the proprietor directly.
post #547 of 1144
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

I got a rough estimate of $2500 for the better English worsteds. Frank (who seems like a nice guy BTW) also told me that if they already have the cloth on hand, it can be cheaper. Either way, it's not an egregious price for a tailor operating in New York.
The most surprising part of my conversation with Frank was when he said that he does not make three roll two jackets. His reasoning was that (1) difficulties arise when dry cleaners try to press the jacket incorrectly and (2) it is too showy for offices these days. The first point is a good one, but I disagree entirely with the second one. He agreed that the 3 roll 2 would be fine for my body type but he drew pretty hard line on only making a 2 button jacket. Clearly he's made 3 button jackets for some of you guys so it was sort of a puzzling turn in the conversation.

I have a bunch of suits from Frank that are 3 roll 2. In fact I don't own ANY two button suits, only 3 button or 1 button. I don't know what that conversion is about though. I think he knows that I am a nut job and I have a pretty good relationship with my dry cleaner who knows better than to hard press any of my lapels.
post #548 of 1144
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I don't think you're a candidate for the unpadded, natural shoulder. I think the roped one you posted looks better.

I disagree, but I know the look you like..
post #549 of 1144
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have a bunch of suits from Frank that are 3 roll 2. In fact I don't own ANY two button suits, only 3 button or 1 button. I don't know what that conversion is about though. I think he knows that I am a nut job and I have a pretty good relationship with my dry cleaner who knows better than to hard press any of my lapels.
what cleaner do you use =)?
post #550 of 1144
No cleaner if I can help it.
post #551 of 1144
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No cleaner if I can help it.
but when you do, who do you go to? smile.gif
post #552 of 1144
A hole in the wall two man operation in Brooklyn. The only place I have manged to use and get things right.
post #553 of 1144
Have you tried Hallak?
post #554 of 1144
^do they do a good job?
post #555 of 1144
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Have you tried Hallak?

I have heard good things about TLC on the UWS.
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