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post #211 of 243
I'm really not sure if each $95-level book is different in terms of the mill or the quality - I'll take a closer look next time I'm there. I do know they said they have Thomas Mason; just haven't gone through those books yet. And the shirt hasn't gone on it's inaugural voyage yet but I'm thinking this week so I'll let you know how it feels after wearing it for a day.

I emailed them about the sleeves anyway. It looks better in some pics than others, and I may not touch it. Like I said, I hardly ever have the sleeves down and buttoned without a jacket on anyway - but going too short would definitely be worse!
post #212 of 243

I have a Thomas Mason shirt from Spoon and it was $195 if I recall correctly. 

 

As an update on the malformed blazer from a few posts ago, they offered to remake it and I'm much more pleased with it now. Also had a few more shirts made that have turned out great. I'll try to post some pictures at some point.

 

If anything, Spoon has great customer service and will work hard to make you happy. I'm not sure if I'll get another blazer or suit from them just because I think the house cut is a little too traditional for my taste though.

post #213 of 243
Any other testimonials out there? Their website was never updated.

Other bespoke options in San Francisco?

AHS
post #214 of 243
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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Any other testimonials out there? Their website was never updated.

Other bespoke options in San Francisco?

AHS


Napoli su misura, Steed tailors, and W.W. Chen all travel to San Francisco.

post #215 of 243

I was hoping I could get some friendly advice from a few members...

 

 I'm a firefighter by trade so I rarely have the need to wear a suit but when I do I'd like it to look nice. The only suit I own is an off the rack ill fitting garment so I was considering trying a custom made suit or just going to Mens Warehouse and getting one altered. Before making a drive into Spoon I figured maybe I could get a few answers here

 

My Build- I'm 6'3, 215lbs with an athletic build, I have wide shoulders however a thin chest. In order to get something that fits my shoulder width it makes my chest seem even smaller that coupled with shoulder pads make me feel like a scarecrow. Large T shirts fit tight but XL is a bit too baggy.

 

What would I be looking at cost wise if I went for a custom made suit? I know the cost varies by which material I choose but can someone give me a ballpark estimate, something entry level in a dark gray.

 

Also is there a specific pattern that would give the impression of me being a little thicker in the chest?

 

Thanks for the help

(bay area resident)

post #216 of 243
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Originally Posted by jstafford View Post

I was hoping I could get some friendly advice from a few members...

 I'm a firefighter by trade so I rarely have the need to wear a suit but when I do I'd like it to look nice. The only suit I own is an off the rack ill fitting garment so I was considering trying a custom made suit or just going to Mens Warehouse and getting one altered. Before making a drive into Spoon I figured maybe I could get a few answers here

My Build- I'm 6'3, 215lbs with an athletic build, I have wide shoulders however a thin chest. In order to get something that fits my shoulder width it makes my chest seem even smaller that coupled with shoulder pads make me feel like a scarecrow. Large T shirts fit tight but XL is a bit too baggy.

What would I be looking at cost wise if I went for a custom made suit? I know the cost varies by which material I choose but can someone give me a ballpark estimate, something entry level in a dark gray.

Also is there a specific pattern that would give the impression of me being a little thicker in the chest?

Thanks for the help
(bay area resident)

Since you live in the SF Bay Area and there are a lot of traveling HK tailors that visit here. Both WW Chan and Gordon Yao will be here this month and their entry level starts at about $1300 USD and no idea without going throughout the pages what Spoon charges. If you want a lower price there's Simpson Sin which is half the cost of Chan and Yao and they also visit San Francisco twice a year I believe.

I have no idea what would make your chest look fuller.
post #217 of 243
Great thanks for the help unfortunately it looks like I just missed Simpson Sin.

I guess I should've phrased my question a little different, what patterns would help a thin guy look bigger?

thanks again
post #218 of 243
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Any other testimonials out there? Their website was never updated.

Other bespoke options in San Francisco?

AHS

I would also recommend Andreas Gorges for semi-bespoke. I think there's a big benefit to working with a local tailor as opposed to a traveling one if you're new to bespoke.
post #219 of 243
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I would also recommend Andreas Gorges for semi-bespoke. I think there's a big benefit to working with a local tailor as opposed to a traveling one if you're new to bespoke.

I had him do alterations for me about a decade+ ago.
Some of the work was unsatisfactory and could not
be fixed. I wouldn't trust him to do semi bespoke,
unless his skills have improved significantly.
post #220 of 243
There are several members who happily use Andreas regularly for alterations and for his MTM service, myself included. I've been happier with Andy's work than with Spoon's.
post #221 of 243
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Originally Posted by jstafford View Post

Great thanks for the help unfortunately it looks like I just missed Simpson Sin.

I guess I should've phrased my question a little different, what patterns would help a thin guy look bigger?

thanks again


Since you are so tall, I would suggest get window pane pattern or POW or something with a bit horizontal pattern to make you look wider. As for the board shoulders, get soft shoulders with minimal to no padding to make them look "normal".

post #222 of 243
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Originally Posted by jstafford View Post

Great thanks for the help unfortunately it looks like I just missed Simpson Sin.

I guess I should've phrased my question a little different, what patterns would help a thin guy look bigger?

thanks again

In addition to a soft shoulder, you might want a swelled chest to balance your thin chest. Have a look at some of the stuff in the Anderson and Sheppard Expats thread for ideas
http://www.styleforum.net/t/67722/the-anderson-sheppard-expatriates-thread/0_100
post #223 of 243

Hi! Can you please email me a photo of your shirt? I am trying to help my boyfriend deal with his shirt issue and I think a photo will help me convince him to try this shop you are talking about. my email address is maryjennings773@gmail.com

thank you!

post #224 of 243
Andy Gorges is an excellent tailor and even better person.
post #225 of 243
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Originally Posted by beyondmars2020 View Post

Andy Gorges is an excellent tailor and even better person.

He is indeed an excellent person. However, I disagree about on his tailoring skill.
He basically ruined a pair of cavalry twills of mine during the 90s when he
was the tailor at the Hound and had private clients- which would be me, when
he had extra time. I still have the unwearable pants if further proof is needed.
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