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spoon tailor -hong kong bespoke operation in San Francisco - Page 11post #152 of 2505/9/12 at 11:10pmpost #153 of 2505/10/12 at 1:32amQuote:
Otheme, wow, that is a sharp looking suit! Makes me want to get a DB even though stocky men usually don't look at in them. I think at this point, any critique is pointless and you should proudly display this in public. The shoulders look much better. BTW, what kind of sale was it and do they often have sale?post #154 of 2505/10/12 at 1:35amQuote:Originally Posted by barrelntrigger
Otheme, wow, that is a sharp looking suit! Makes me want to get a DB even though stocky men usually don't look at in them. I think at this point, any critique is pointless and you should proudly display this in public. The shoulders look much better. BTW, what kind of sale was it and do they often have sale?
*goodpost #155 of 2505/10/12 at 10:06ampost #156 of 2505/10/12 at 11:50amQuote:
Thanks. I'll be sure to ask next time I'm there.post #157 of 2505/30/12 at 9:31ampost #158 of 2505/30/12 at 11:20ampost #159 of 2505/30/12 at 11:49am
Hey guys, I finally went to Spoons and ordered a shirt out of their Regent book. It's a burgundy, spread collar, double cuffs, double pleated, slim fit shirt. It should be done in about 3 weeks. It came out to be around $95 plus taxes. Man, the place is really tiny. It's the size of my kitchen. I took about 20 minutes looking through fabrics. The fellow who took care of me whom I forgot his name, he had to call his cousin, to help 3 customers including me. They were very friendly but a bit unorganized.
I was looking for some S100 to S120 fabric. They only had S150 from their lower end suit fabric book. He quoted me $600 for a sport coat. I might consider it.
post #160 of 2505/30/12 at 11:55amQuote:
So far, they are the most affordable local/bay area tailor without compromising too much on quality. I've actually met an Italian guy at a wedding who has been into fashion since his high school days. He actually has friends who are in the fashion/tailoring business. He recommended me some local tailors I'm interested in. I'll try to find his contact info. and I'll be glad to share the wealth.post #161 of 2506/6/12 at 11:37pm
First timer here, be gentle Has anyone had any experience comparing Spoon Tailor quality to:
1. Brooks Brothers 1818 (I get this at $700, corporate discount)
2. Duchess Clothiers - http://www.styleforum.net/t/159853/duchess-clothier-of-portland
- The price range of Spoon Tailor is pretty similar to Duchess at ~$800 per suit. How does the construction and tailoring quality compare?
- Mixed reviews from SF (http://www.styleforum.net/t/159853/duchess-clothier-of-portland), but pretty good reviews on Yelp on their Portland store (http://www.yelp.com/biz/duchess-clothier-portland-2)
- One member described it as "if you're into neo-vintage MTM boarding on hipster." (http://www.styleforum.net/t/171338/portland-or#post_3057067)
I am looking for a basic/classic solid charcoal suit, mostly for business and weddings. 27 y/o male, 176lb, 5'11"), fits well into a BB Fitzgerald.
Thanks in advance!post #162 of 2506/8/12 at 11:32am
Hey guys, a banker in SF (the city and the forum) here. I am in the process of getting a replacement of my basic solid charcoal suit... something conservative. Primarily use this to attend business meetings and weddings. I stand 5'11" at 176lb.
How would you compare the construction and fit of ~$900 Spoon Tailor (full-canvassed + tax) vs. ~$700 Brooks Brothers 1818 (corporate discount + tax)? If you were in my plight, which one would you go for in terms of value for money?post #163 of 2506/8/12 at 11:59ampost #164 of 2506/8/12 at 12:15pm
@imatlas: The BB 1818 fits me quite well, ~$70 alteration for the back collar (to cover a "bump"), lengthening the sleeve, and slimming the waist. Oh, that's gonna bump the cost to $800! The pants are hugging a little tight - I squat - even though there is no "stretch mark" around the thigh area, but tighter than my taste ...and they can't do separates. What do you say?
Btw, how do you find those BB suits "a lot less" than $700? I was thinking about waiting for post Father's Day sale, but not sure how low it's gonna get.post #165 of 2506/17/12 at 9:53am
Given the opportunity, I always opt for made to measure because I like the flexibility of cloth and styling it allows me. I had a suit made by Spoon Tailor and am quite pleased with it in terms of fit and workmanship.
Compared to the Brooks Brothers 1818 line, a suit from Spoon Tailor is going to a lot more hand finishing work. The majority of coats in the 1818 line are fused or half-canvased (e.g., half fused); Spoon will do a full canvased jacket for $50. Lastly, if you're thinking about buying your suit as "Suiting Essentials" separates from BB, if you choose anything that needs to be special ordered, chances are it will just as long as if you had a suit made, in my experience.
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