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post #16 of 36
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Quite right. It's actually fairly easy (relative to a coat), especially if you're not exceptionally hard to fit. Update us with the results. What's the turnaround time?

They sent me the shirt less than a month after they took my measurements but I didn't receive it for another 2-3 weeks, probably because of the backlog created by Sandy.
post #17 of 36
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Thanks.I know this is probably hard for most of you to understand but I don't even know how to take a picture and put it on the net. But as I said, I'll figure it out.
post #18 of 36
I went along to visit Burgos today with a member who is free to identify himself who is having a shirt made. The fit of his first shirt looked good, even without the adjustments they will be making, and I expect he will be very happy with the final product. I had some time to examine some of the shirts in progress and they are beautifully made. The quality is very similar to NSM, though not identical in the sense that some different techniques are used. I would say that the differences are mostly idiosyncratic and they are more or less similar though Burgos is a bit more finely made. If you are happy with NSM, you would be happy with Burgos. But you also wouldn't necessarily feel compelled to change. The best thing about their setup are the fabric books - huge page size swatches bound in leather covers that look much older than me.

The tailor that travels with them is quite interesting to talk to. He was wearing a beautifully made and fitted suit that was a good advertisement for his skills, though the cut was like nothing I had ever seen before live. It is how I imagine the continental cut of 1950 or so would look, updated with modern proportions. I liked everything about it but the shoulders, which were strongly paded, extended and level. The contrast between his suit and my classic English cut were pretty remarkable and a good testament to the fact that there still remain real regional differences in the bespoke traditions and that there is more out there besides England and Italy (and their derivatives). Something he was quite proud of was that his goods are made by Spaniards with, literally, generations of sewing tradition in their family, just as he is a third generation tailor (he does the measuring, cutting and fitting, but not the sewing). This he contrasted with the London tailors, which is the closest to disparaging that he got and agreed that Italy might be more similar to Spain in that regard (that is true, but I bet Spain benefits from being imore insular).
post #19 of 36

I missed them in madrid, when will they be back in NYC?

post #20 of 36
I think I heard them say after the summer, but you should probably check with them.
post #21 of 36

The tailor that is traveling with them is Larrainzar, right?

 

Not sure who makes the King's suits right now.

 

EDIT: Nevermind, I just read it's Lopez Herbon.

 

In any case, I'd really like to try Burgos. They are within my budget, IIRC.

post #22 of 36
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I went along to visit Burgos today with a member who is free to identify himself who is having a shirt made. The fit of his first shirt looked good, even without the adjustments they will be making, and I expect he will be very happy with the final product. I had some time to examine some of the shirts in progress and they are beautifully made. The quality is very similar to NSM, though not identical in the sense that some different techniques are used. I would say that the differences are mostly idiosyncratic and they are more or less similar though Burgos is a bit more finely made. If you are happy with NSM, you would be happy with Burgos. But you also wouldn't necessarily feel compelled to change. The best thing about their setup are the fabric books - huge page size swatches bound in leather covers that look much older than me.

The tailor that travels with them is quite interesting to talk to. He was wearing a beautifully made and fitted suit that was a good advertisement for his skills, though the cut was like nothing I had ever seen before live. It is how I imagine the continental cut of 1950 or so would look, updated with modern proportions. I liked everything about it but the shoulders, which were strongly paded, extended and level. The contrast between his suit and my classic English cut were pretty remarkable and a good testament to the fact that there still remain real regional differences in the bespoke traditions and that there is more out there besides England and Italy (and their derivatives). Something he was quite proud of was that his goods are made by Spaniards with, literally, generations of sewing tradition in their family, just as he is a third generation tailor (he does the measuring, cutting and fitting, but not the sewing). This he contrasted with the London tailors, which is the closest to disparaging that he got and agreed that Italy might be more similar to Spain in that regard (that is true, but I bet Spain benefits from being imore insular).

I am the member to whom Dopey referred and share his feelings about Burgos. Carmen Burgos does the measurements and fittings and appears quite competent. After they make the few relatively minor adjustments to the first draft, I will try to post pictures. She will be in NYC until Sunday and plans to return after the summer. She also said she would visit more frequently if she had more customers. Of course, she might have more customers if she visited more frequently. Dopey and I agree that she probably should bite the bullet and commit to quarterly visits for the next couple of years and see what happens. My sense is that Burgos is a very professional operation and should develop a NY following over time.
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

The tailor that is traveling with them is Larrainzar, right?

Not sure who makes the King's suits right now.

EDIT: Nevermind, I just read it's Lopez Herbon.

In any case, I'd really like to try Burgos. They are within my budget, IIRC.


Sorry for coming so late to this thread. That's correct. The tailor traveling with Burgos is Larrainzar. You can see some pieces of his work in this other thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/345852/some-photos-from-spanish-tailor-what-do-you-know-about-spanish-tailoring
They travle around 3-4 times a year to NYC
post #24 of 36

Do you get one fitting before the shirt is finished or is the process simply getting your measurements taken and having the shirts shipped to you?

post #25 of 36

When do they (are they?) coming again?

post #26 of 36
Oct 17/18
post #27 of 36

Paid them a visit today at the Benjamin for a Teba. Fun experience :).

 

Did anyone else make an appointment?

post #28 of 36
I forgot to :-(
post #29 of 36
I was there. I have been getting shirts from them for the past year or two. I've been with very pleased with their work and ordered 4 more.
post #30 of 36
I'm bumping this thread to let interested parties know that Burgos is planning to return to NYC on May 8th and 9th.

I've used quite a few bespoke shirtmakers (charvet, napolisumisura, budd, chan, hermes, T&A (in process)), and I'm still searching for someone who produces a superb bespoke shirt at prices somewhere below the charvet/hermes range and is easily accessible in NY. This will be my first appointment with Burgos so I can't comment on the quality of shirts yet, but based on some of what I've seen on the web, Burgos's work is incredibly beautiful.

These pictures (not my blog) show an enormous amount of handwork:

http://handsewncanvas.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/dress-shirts-hand-made-is-better/

and here is a nice review with pictures of a final product that looks really excellent to my eye (again not my blog):

http://www.subtextile.com/2012/05/22/burgos-three-generations-of-shirt-making-in-madrid/

There is also a review on Simon Crompton's site, although I think he must be a fairly tough fit as I typically find that Simon looks pretty off in clothes tailored by the world's best.

I plan to document and report on my visit with Burgos. I have no affiliation but to Dopey's point above, more customers means more visits so I'm hoping to spread the word. Anyone interested can reach out to Carmen at Burgos (camiseriaburgos@gmail.com).
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