Originally Posted by Baron
Thanks for spending the time doing this write-up. Since you first posted about this I found out a friend of mine (not an iGent) had a suit made by Lim and another friend of his, a lesbian woman with a fondness for men's suits, has had several commissions made there. Both are big fans of his work, but neither are people whose opinion I'd trust on tailors. I'm tempted to give him a try at this point, especially considering the price. I suspect that I'll end up with a wearable workhorse suit at the very least.
Thanks for your comments Baron. Very interesting that you're finding more and more people who are Lim customers. He really does fly under the radar for some reason.
Originally Posted by srivats
Great review and an excellent suit -- especially at those prices. It fits you very well and looks great. Thanks for the writeup and thanks for sharing the photos.
Thanks again! The price is the real kicker. I'm sure if someone tried, they could find a list of ways to "improve" the jacket, but I really couldn't be happier.
Originally Posted by softy
I agree, I found it to look "conservative" (in the nicest way) as well. Maybe because you didn't go too aggressively on the cut. This is possibly also why I find the lapels to be unusual... they seem out of keeping with the rest of the look. That and, they have a strangely biomorphic look about them.
As for the pleats, when I saw the first image of him working with the pattern, I thought "Hmm, he looks sharp, working in a tie and all," but I was somewhat surprised to see the quintuple reverse pleats and the hems nearly grazing the ground. I suppose what his customers want is not necessarily what he wants.
Very interesting that you should bring up biomorphics! I'd say that a lot of my influences for details on this jacket come from the same motivations as the biomorphic movement. I really don't like hard corners and lines. In general I always lean more towards organic shapes with a preference for circles. This jacket was certainly an experiment in minimizing all 90* corners.
As for the pleats, I too noticed what I thought were quad(!) pleats, BUT I'm pretty sure the fourth one is his pocket. I remember reading a thread months back that talked about tailor's attire. I've learned not to care about their style, as long as they can execute mine :-)
Originally Posted by greger
It looks really nice. The flaps are a little small looking. Notch is well done. Which reminds me, the first person to post seemed to post like the herd mentality. If he moos to much maybe he'll end up on a dinner plate. The breast pocket is nice with the rounded corner. The color looks great to. The fit is not perfect, not that anybodies is, but for the price it is really nice. The notch is kind of a birds mouth. I like the rounded corners. Not sure I have seen them for about 50 years. Back in the days when you could see all kinds of cool stuff. So many of the people on these forums are afraid to doing anything other than the boring same. It is a cool coat. Thanks for showing.
Thanks again for your comments. I think you're keying into the essence of my experimental mindset. At the end of the day, it's just another jacket, but if the stylistic elements work, I'll have yet another way of differentiating myself from the herd. However, like all experiments, some things will work and some things won't. I'm glad you appreciate the coat, it's a fun starting point for further projects.
Originally Posted by gazman70k
Great stuff Coolal! The Brisa came out spectacularly.
I have the same cloth being made up by a special friend in Napoli. Can't wait to get it.
The Brisa really is amazing. It's very hard to explain how the 13oz feels because the hand and drape is quite interesting. The weave is just loose enough to drape over a hand gently and let air pass through, yet still stout enough to create a robust garment.
Color me impressed.