"What a great tailor you have found. Now, does he make reeds, too?"
haha if only!
musicguy, thank you for sharing!
Is the tailor you are going to located in Santiago?
Everybody talks about Italian, British and US tailors, I would be interested if the Southamericans have just the same approach or if they do something different.
Different place, different people, you know?
Yes it's in Santiago, but the tailors have a good knoweldge of saville row bespoke and other fine bespoke makers. It's a family owned buisness. The salesman and head tailor are brothers.
Of course, I'm sure they're used to making suits with a different aesthetic than they did for me. Chileans that dress well dress rather conservatively. Closed quarters, boxier shoulders, etc. It was, however, quite easy to get them to make the jacket as I envisioned. I brought in a few pictures and they knew exactly what I wanted without looking at the pictures much.
Being true bespoke, I can't imagine much difference between Aedo and others. The draft an individual pattern and have multiple fittings. The main difference is that Aedo uses different materials for some components. For example, the shoulder pads are made from foam and the buttons are plastic. They mentioned that you just cannot get different shoulder pads or horn buttons here in Chile. The buttons aren't that bad though. They're some of the nicer plastic buttons I've ever seen. I know Sfer Madrileno will be asking them to make a suit with almost no padding in the shoulders sometime in the future. I haven't seen his commission but he asked for a conservative navy suit. I saw his second fitting and it seemed quite nice.