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.
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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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.