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post #31 of 52
I travel 200 miles to NYC for my tailor. For minor alterations I travel 40 miles to DC. I traveled 3000 miles to Self Edge for Jeans (before the NYC store opened).
post #32 of 52
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I mailed it last Saturday. Fecking USPS.

Wait, are you the man in the red velvet collared coat?
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
doc, I thought you only bought rtw? Are you taking the plunge?
I wouldn't go that far. I remain cheap. Hugely cheap. Jack Benny cheap. And I'm happy with my RTW. But what has really held me back in the past has been 1) the lack of desire for anything specific I couldn't find OTR and 2) lack of easy access to a tailor I'd consider using. Now I have a couple ideas, but I suspect I still lack the commitment and patience for commuting for clothing, much less for trying tailoring across the sea.
post #34 of 52
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I wouldn't go that far. I remain cheap. Hugely cheap. Jack Benny cheap. And I'm happy with my RTW. But what has really held me back in the past has been 1) the lack of desire for anything specific I couldn't find OTR and 2) lack of easy access to a tailor I'd consider using. Now I have a couple ideas, but I suspect I still lack the commitment and patience for commuting for clothing, much less for trying tailoring across the sea.

I'll bite: who would you consider using (if distance was not an issue) and what would you get made?
post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
*For all teh Big Timers: there's a helluva lot of tailoring talent in Chicago right now. Just sayin.

Who else besides Despos?
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I wouldn't go that far. I remain cheap. Hugely cheap. Jack Benny cheap. And I'm happy with my RTW. But what has really held me back in the past has been 1) the lack of desire for anything specific I couldn't find OTR and 2) lack of easy access to a tailor I'd consider using. Now I have a couple ideas, but I suspect I still lack the commitment and patience for commuting for clothing, much less for trying tailoring across the sea.

What kind of stuff are you thinking about getting? Some fun tweeds? A DB suit?
post #37 of 52
I flew from SF to NY to meet Mina.
post #38 of 52
I guess I'm lucky in the sense that my job gets me to Hong Kong at least twice a year, so I tend to take in my tailoring visits on the back of that. Apart from that, I'm looking to establish a relationship with a tailor here in the Netherlands, who is still is about 150 miles away. Waiting for my London Lounge cloth to arrive for that.
post #39 of 52
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I'll bite: who would you consider using (if distance was not an issue) and what would you get made?

I would like a somewhat waisted, full-length DB overcoat in dark gray donegal with a full skirt, if that's the term for overcoats. Something that would flare a bit as I walked. And I'd like a dark brown glen plaid sportcoat with narrow lapels, 2 buttons, flapped breast pocket, open quarters and a true hourglass shape.

As for the ideal tailor, my current flirtation is with Richard Anderson.

Despite SF's insistence that it has covered the width and breadth of men's style, I still feel woefully ill prepared to make such a decision. I arrived at my preference in troublingly large part by gut reaction to shop windows on the Row.

Sure would be nice if someone posted helpful photos. (I'm looking at you, RSS.)
post #40 of 52
I have to travel about 2 hours to get to a decent tailor in the DC area. The tailors in my home town are clueless.
post #41 of 52
I've been thinking hard about bespoke but I'm skeptical of the tailors here in Seattle.

Living on the west coast, I'm thinking about Tailors in Asia -- Singapore, Hong Kong
post #42 of 52
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I've been thinking hard about bespoke but I'm skeptical of the tailors here in Seattle.

Living on the west coast, I'm thinking about Tailors in Asia -- Singapore, Hong Kong

You can go to Cali. Isn't it cheaper? Just wondering.
post #43 of 52
Doc, Where do you shop for RTW where you can find nearly everything you need? I find I'm hitting my limit from online shopping and want stuff that makes me think more of bespoke. That's means 90 minutes travel to Chicago and advance planning. Always a trick for me. Rob
post #44 of 52
This thread brings up a good question - why are there so many clueless tailors in the city burbs?
post #45 of 52
For alterations about a 20 minute subway ride. For my bespoke tailor, it takes me about 1.5 hours on the subway, then a 10 minute walk from there...
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