Originally Posted by PapaRubbery
What measurements did they take?
What did you ask for? What size lapels, how many buttons, what canvass construction, what shoulders, what sleeve buttons, how many sleeve buttons, how high rise are the trousers, what mill does the fabric come from?
Did you pay for everything up front?
I mentioned that I got their top shelf suit, and had a pattern and toile made which had 2 fittings before anything was stitched, Patterns were tweaked and after the suit was stitched there was another fitting with minor tweaks to get it 100% and to also add the sleeves, this all took place over about 6 weeks. But you don't listen Papa.
If you weren't definately a troll Papa you would ask a novice such as Shane, what shape the lapel was before the width? Are the sleeve buttons working like they should on a bespoke suit compared to a MTM? Rather than the rise of trouser, you would ask if he had pleats or not?
Rather the technical question only a troll of another tailor would ask to a novice about canvass construction, you would ask what shape pockets he had and if there was a ticket.
They were taking measurements from me for the better part of 20 mins must have been more than 30. During the measurements there was constant discussion about the shoulders and fit around certain parts of my body. The fabric mill is clearly on the books they show you, I got dormeuil England out of the summer Amadeus bunch, this was in the Germanicos platinum range, as I understand it they are dormeuil premium supplier in Australia, this is one of the top mills in the world! For styling we went through every process and discussed it in detail, I paid 50% deposit and balance on completion.
Shane came on asking for advice on this brand, I had something to add with my positive experience with germanicos and then came along all the trolls of other tailors who have never experienced anything there and are suddenly experts in the field. Why don't you disclose the tailor you work for Papa?