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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

So, I finally took the plunge and went custom. I'm not revealing the maker to get honest feedback. This was all done via email, no in person fittings. Please give me your thoughts, good and bad. Both myself and the maker want to hear. :


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I think it is pretty amazing, both in fit and in overall impression. I might suggest a slightly wider tie to balance the lapels, but do they MAKE a tasteful tie wide enough to balance those lapels? satisfied.gif Maybe this could be one of the rare occasion where you go Windsor...maybe a bigger/ wider knot would be more in proportion. The tailor should know that while this is a perfectly Spooish garment, he could get some guy without your stance, build, chutzpah and all around Spooiness in trouble (i.e. most mortals could not pull this off).
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

jacket looks amazing. fit looks spot on.

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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Looks like it fits you very well. It could use more shape in the front (only the head on pics make me think this so maybe it's the angle or how you're standing) but as far as fit goes, it's surprisingly good for all email communication

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Originally Posted by Flake View Post

Amazing fit, for dialing it in by email. Heck, pretty great fit regardless! Like the design and fabric. Nice choice with the patch pockets.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Looks good to me, Spoo. Maybe see if Mr. Despos & Co. have any suggestions over in the Ask A Tailor thread...

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Looks very nice to me, Espú. Just in the back part, near the bottom of the collar... is that tiny bump? I don't know how to call it, in here tailors call it "Arruga Madre" that would be like "Mother Wrinkle". laugh.gif

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I think it is pretty amazing, both in fit and in overall impression. I might suggest a slightly wider tie to balance the lapels, but do they MAKE a tasteful tie wide enough to balance those lapels? satisfied.gif Maybe this could be one of the rare occasion where you go Windsor...maybe a bigger/ wider knot would be more in proportion. The tailor should know that while this is a perfectly Spooish garment, he could get some guy without your stance, build, chutzpah and all around Spooiness in trouble (i.e. most mortals could not pull this off).

Thanks guys.

Betel, that is a slight wrinkle in the back, but I took a few shots, it may have just been the way I was standing, it wasnt in the other shots but this was the clearest.

Mr. D - wait till you see what I hope to do next devil.gif

Shug - maybe I will, thank you.

Should be noted that it was probably the easiest process ever to do. I basically had my wife measure me uhoh.gif to the tailors requests once, got a first fitting, sent it back with small revisions, and a few weeks later, boom. So perfect for someone as busy as I am.
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

I think it is pretty amazing, both in fit and in overall impression. I might suggest a slightly wider tie to balance the lapels, but do they MAKE a tasteful tie wide enough to balance those lapels? satisfied.gif Maybe this could be one of the rare occasion where you go Windsor...maybe a bigger/ wider knot would be more in proportion. The tailor should know that while this is a perfectly Spooish garment, he could get some guy without your stance, build, chutzpah and all around Spooiness in trouble (i.e. most mortals could not pull this off).
I love the lapels and nice open quarters. Very much like what I have in mind for my next commission.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

What sort of turnaround time? How would you rate the value (quality/price) overall?




Thanks guys.

Betel, that is a slight wrinkle in the back, but I took a few shots, it may have just been the way I was standing, it wasnt in the other shots but this was the clearest.

Mr. D - wait till you see what I hope to do next devil.gif

Shug - maybe I will, thank you.

Should be noted that it was probably the easiest process ever to do. I basically had my wife measure me uhoh.gif to the tailors requests once, got a first fitting, sent it back with small revisions, and a few weeks later, boom. So perfect for someone as busy as I am.
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henry carter - neat look. very different than your usual conservative gig. i like it.
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Me today



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henry carter - neat look. very different than your usual conservative gig. i like it.

Thanks mate. Now we are moving in to Autumn in the Antipodes I can start bringing out my winter coats and suits with more pattern and texture.
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What sort of turnaround time? How would you rate the value (quality/price) overall?

1/13/13 - I sent in measurements
1/23/13 - Fabric selected
1/24/13 - tryon jacket for size received
2/11/13 - silk lining selected
3/5/13 - first jacket arrives
4/12/13 - final jacket arrives

It likely would have taken less time if I was quicker on the reply and getting things sent back.

Price - I dont spend money foolishly (most of the time) and only invest in something when I think its a fair deal, that should be noted. Ive been asked many times and had several opportunities to do a project like this but this was the best dollar/value/time/ease ratio Ive had. Could not be happier.

Construction is amazing, below are some pics of the deets. Perfect matched patterns, curved breast pocket, a lapel roll thats pretty sick nasty, hand stitched buttonholes, etc. And if you hate the lining I give no fucks because I picked it, its a vintage silk. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


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Spoo that jacket is fantastic. I have a question as far as weight of fabric. Looks fairly heavy is that the case or is it a lighter weight?

I know your in the East coast so I can see a heavy fabric being better for location. Was the jacket made in the states?
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Yeah choc I like how you mitigate your size by closely tailored suits when for so many people like you they would try to hide their size in looser fits and actually achieve the reverse!

 

 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

You look superb in those photos, choc. Very well done. Lovely Rolex, too. Wear it more often I say nod[1].gif


Thanks guys.. I am lucky to have a good tailor and we both agree on the what I like when it comes to fits..when you are over 6"8, the one thing you don't want to look like is heavy..I already get stared at everywhere I go.. one part is due to my size and the other is due to the way I dress..I get people that pull me aside for compliments all the time as well as what my height is..I like a close fit without it being tight where I can move and sit or rise with ease..a lot of my old teammates from college poke fun and call me euro because of my look..but also pull me aside frequently to ask where I get my clothes and who my tailor is. I find it amusing..

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finishing on that bad boy is top effing notch.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Spoo that jacket is fantastic. I have a question as far as weight of fabric. Looks fairly heavy is that the case or is it a lighter weight?

I know your in the East coast so I can see a heavy fabric being better for location. Was the jacket made in the states?

Its a 12oz. Its still 50 something out, so its an early spring/fall winter jacket for me. Working on something next for summer already smile.gif

It was 100% made in the USA.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Its a 12oz. Its still 50 something out, so its an early spring/fall winter jacket for me. Working on something next for summer already smile.gif

It was 100% made in the USA.

Awesome it looks fantastic man! Enjoy it for sure! Are you going to try trousers from same tailor? Trousers are the most difficult part for me to fit.
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Awesome it looks fantastic man! Enjoy it for sure! Are you going to try trousers from same tailor? Trousers are the most difficult part for me to fit.

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Four patterns today.....


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AMAZEBALLS! And inspirational; I think I may try something similar with two pieces I've had trouble pairing and had literally never thought of putting together.
Ahem. When I get back from vaca, that is.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

So, I finally took the plunge and went custom. I'm not revealing the maker to get honest feedback. This was all done via email, no in person fittings. Please give me your thoughts, good and bad. Both myself and the maker want to hear. :
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Mystery MTM
Finamore
Ralph
Noname PS
Ralph
Carmina
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Should be noted that it was probably the easiest process ever to do. I basically had my wife measure me uhoh.gif to the tailors requests once, got a first fitting, sent it back with small revisions, and a few weeks later, boom. So perfect for someone as busy as I am.

So, first thing to say is: That looks and fits nicer than 99% of anything I own.
Second thing to say is: I'm so far from an expert that I probably should just stop now.
The third thing to say is: I'm not going to.
But since you asked for impressions, nitpicks and honest feedback, this is honestly and objectively (if mistakenly) what I see:
- The back looks like it's not fitting quite right. There's the rumple just below the collar, plus the slack between your shoulder blades.
- Also, the upper sleeve looks just a hair big for your proportions, or at least the proportions of the lower arm.
- The lapels are pushing the limits of what your proportions can carry. Don't get me wrong, again, you manage it well, But they're sufficiently wide that I noticed it, whereas I usually don't on your stuff.
- But the biggest issue is the lower quarters. The upper quarters are great. The proportions and the angles seem right. But when they jacket hits the waist/button point, it just seems to turn into something much more boxy. It goes straight down. The angle of incidence does not equal the angle of reflection (to geek it up) and especially in the robo pose it's throwing me ALL off.

So, again, just to be clear, this kicks the ass of everything I own, but it's a shade of a percent off top Spoo-level.

On a side note, I think I know where you got this and the interesting thing is, I just advised a friend of a friend against joining this company, reasoning that folks who are of a mind to have true bespoke/made to measure will want to feel the fabric, see the construction in action etc., so the two aspects of the business model didn't mesh. Nitpicking aside, it's nice to see that they make really nice stuff.
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