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post #856 of 1158
I don't like quoting prices to people for several reasons, it would be best to call and ask about pricing.

If you like Phineas Cole stuff either one of them can do that very well. I would start with the basics, type of lapels, slanted pockets, ticket pocket, how long you want the jacket and how structured you want the chest and shoulders.

I personally, would not buy any suit made in a super over 120's. Generally, and there are exceptions higher super numbers means soft and luxe, however they don't hold up as well. Either Ercole or Frank can guide you through that. I would honestly ask them about what fabrics you should get. There is the unfunded liabilities thread for talking about fabrics and there is just too much to go on about in brevity.

Also, I suggest you don't get an extreme suit as your first bespoke suit. Get a solid navy or charcoal conservatively styled suit.

By the way if you like that grey suit at the beginning of this thread, I am actually selling it on B&S...
post #857 of 1158
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+1 on quotes, call em up or talk price there. Sometimes a price can vary greatly depending on cloth selection.

I dont like all that super 100s crap...sure its soft and luxurious, but that kind of suit wont hold up as well as other more sturdy cloths.

They're super friendly there, Id just take the ride and check it out, its what I did when I first started going. And I never looked back.
post #858 of 1158

Thanks PB.

 

I have tomorrow off so I will try to head down to their Brooklyn shop to learn about the specifics.

 

Good call on the conservative suit.  These days I am really into the basics - charcoal would probably be my preference for the first.  I am usually business casual and also need several trousers for the spring/summer.  Maybe I will get a few trousers first to see how the process works.  I will keep in mind your suggestion on not going above 120s due to durability which is important to me as I cannot afford high end stuff than wears out quickly. 

 

I appreciate the lead on the suit but am focused more on trying bespoke currently.

 

They do shirts, too?  Any thoughts on their shirts?

post #859 of 1158
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By the way if you like that grey suit at the beginning of this thread, I am actually selling it on B&S...

 

Why are you selling that suit?
post #860 of 1158
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Thanks PB.

 

I have tomorrow off so I will try to head down to their Brooklyn shop to learn about the specifics.

 

Good call on the conservative suit.  These days I am really into the basics - charcoal would probably be my preference for the first.  I am usually business casual and also need several trousers for the spring/summer.  Maybe I will get a few trousers first to see how the process works.  I will keep in mind your suggestion on not going above 120s due to durability which is important to me as I cannot afford high end stuff than wears out quickly. 

 

I appreciate the lead on the suit but am focused more on trying bespoke currently.

 

They do shirts, too?  Any thoughts on their shirts?

 

I have 3 of their shirts.  They are, by far, my nicest and best-fitting shirts (though that is perhaps to be expected).  Be warned, however, that you should know what collar type you want going in- otherwise Jeremy will push to towards the widest spread collar he can until you beg for mercy lol8[1].gif.

post #861 of 1158
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I will keep in mind your suggestion on not going above 120s due to durability which is important to me as I cannot afford high end stuff than wears out quickly. 

 

They do shirts, too?  Any thoughts on their shirts?


Don't worry about the Supers thing too much if you aren't wearing a suit often. Yes, they are less durable in general, but if your typical outfit is not a suit, then durability becomes less of an issue. I wear suits less, so I am open to more luxe fabrics. Jackets and trousers I go for sturdier stuff as they get far more wear.

 

Shirts come out good, not the best value around, but I still use them and am extremely pleased with what I have from them.

post #862 of 1158
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Why are you selling that suit?

Just fell out of favor.
post #863 of 1158

thanks again Gents.

 

I will try to get there tomorrow and look into trousers first, as that is a staple I need.  Ideally I want 3 spring/summer weight trousers:  navy, light grey and dark grey/charcoal.  Probably makes more sense to get one pair first and see how they turn out before getting the next two?

 

I will look into shirts, too.

 

Any guidance on trousers/shirts appreciated.  I will watchout for spread collar size, but I confess I like the cutaway collar....

post #864 of 1158
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

thanks again Gents.

I will try to get there tomorrow and look into trousers first, as that is a staple I need.  Ideally I want 3 spring/summer weight trousers:  navy, light grey and dark grey/charcoal.  Probably makes more sense to get one pair first and see how they turn out before getting the next two?

I will look into shirts, too.

Any guidance on trousers/shirts appreciated.  I will watchout for spread collar size, but I confess I like the cutaway collar....

Minnis fresco trousers are hands down the coolest wearing, specifically the high twist 8/9 oz. The 10oz is good too. Also look at the Scabal tropical book.

My favorite shirting is Acorn Cambridge, very loose open weave, however it is pretty expensive. A good all around shirting is Rubinelli broadcloth.
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Minnis fresco trousers are hands down the coolest wearing, specifically the high twist 8/9 oz. The 10oz is good too.

How does the high twist 8/9 compare to the 2-ply 9/10?

post #866 of 1158
Wears cooler, just as strong or maybe even stronger. The drape on the heavier is slightly better obviously, but if you are wearing a suit in 90+ degrees and humidity like we get in NY I highly recommend the 8/9 oz. fwiw, I wear the heavier stuff year round with an overcoat and if its not too windy no problems, especially when indoors is usually overheated.
post #867 of 1158
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Wears cooler, just as strong or maybe even stronger. The drape on the heavier is slightly better obviously, but if you are wearing a suit in 90+ degrees and humidity like we get in NY I highly recommend the 8/9 oz. fwiw, I wear the heavier stuff year round with an overcoat and if its not too windy no problems, especially when indoors is usually overheated.


Thanks!  I'm looking for summer odd trousers and overheat easily, so sounds like a good option.

 

When you say you wear the heavy stuff more often, do you mean the 9/10 or the 15/16?  And do you get the trousers lined?  I hear that fresco can have transparency issues, but equally I would have thought lining partially defeats the breathability it's meant to have.

post #868 of 1158
There are no transparency issues with pants, just get them unlined. As for the coat, get it partially lined and it will wear lighter and maybe cooler.
post #869 of 1158
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Thanks!  I'm looking for summer odd trousers and overheat easily, so sounds like a good option.

When you say you wear the heavy stuff more often, do you mean the 9/10 or the 15/16?  And do you get the trousers lined?  I hear that fresco can have transparency issues, but equally I would have thought lining partially defeats the breathability it's meant to have.

I wear the 10oz almost year round. I get everything fully lined in emerzine
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I wear the 10oz almost year round. I get everything fully lined in emerzine

 

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