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post #691 of 2154
Unfortunately I don't get a lot of time to post on the forums but I do very much enjoy reading them! I would like to make a few observations in regards to how we conduct our business and hopefully give an insight into our perspective on the garments we make.
I am based just outside a small village in central Scotland. If any of you have looked at our website you will see that our prices are very modest and yet the options we offer are also slightly limited. Like any business we have to serve the greatest number of clients possible but also do it in a way that is both profitable and sustainable. We have our own manufacturing so yes we could offer a completely bespoke garment along with endless options, however I would need a significantly wealthy client base to sustain that (i.e. London). By far the bulk of our customers ask us for MTM garments rather than bespoke so we focus on that as our core business and I believe we do it very well. The vast majority of those who purchase from us are wanting MTM because it suits both their purpose (gamekeepers etc) and their budget. I would also like to say that recently I have delivered suits to clients who looked as though they were wearing a fully bespoke garment the fit was so good. This is not always the case, I freely admit that, but the the extra £1800 for Savile Row would not have been justified.
My point is that MTM is a product that has a certain purpose. It shouldn't be compared to bespoke, that is oranges and apples as we say. If you want a high quality MTM garment and you are more than happy with the limitations of MTM then that is the garment to go for. If you are completely frustrated with the limitations of MTM and you desperately want and need a bespoke garment then my advice is don't buy MTM in the hope that you will get something other than what you have purchased. I hope that is not too harsh a thing to say!
Just a note on the photos we have on our website, and I imagine Bookster would agree with me on this! It is difficult to photograph the perfect jacket especially as people have such varying tastes in what fits and what doesn't. Sometimes I will think the same as the last posting and like it a little more fitted in the waste but the client may not want that at all. Designing and making the perfect tweed jacket is not our aim. Making tweed garments for real people who are delighted to wear them and are happy with how they fit is our aim and unfortunately that doesn't always allow us to have the most perfect looking garments in our photographs!
And lastly, if you like the idea of an excellent MTM tweed garment that is MADE IN SCOTLAND then you know who we are!
post #692 of 2154
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

As the weather turns, I find myself more and more interested in putting some tweed in my arsenal. This thread will serve as a dumping ground for any and all inspirational looks of tweed - be it vintage, WAYWRN shots, advertisements, swatches or cloth.
I hope Parker does not mind me kicking it off with what is possibly one of my favorite tweed ensembles, which he posted in the WAYWRN tweed challenge of 11/26/10.
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Post them pics!

What a fantastic ensemble, I don't suppose anybody would happen to know what the cloth is and where it is from? As I would love to own a suit such as this. Any assistance or indeed advice would be much appreicated.

post #693 of 2154
I really love the pattern on this tweed and thought I would share it smile.gif
Denise

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post #694 of 2154

Wow!  It's the wrong color for me, unfortunately, even if it was in the right size but talk about making a statement!  Some fair haired sort is really going to make a splash in that one.  Got anything similar in blue tones in 44L?

post #695 of 2154
Theres lots on the website, and I shall adding more this week so keep your eyes peeled wink.gif
post #696 of 2154
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

As the weather turns, I find myself more and more interested in putting some tweed in my arsenal. This thread will serve as a dumping ground for any and all inspirational looks of tweed - be it vintage, WAYWRN shots, advertisements, swatches or cloth.
I hope Parker does not mind me kicking it off with what is possibly one of my favorite tweed ensembles, which he posted in the WAYWRN tweed challenge of 11/26/10.
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Post them pics!

Could anybody confirm that that this fantasitc cloth would be the same as a Porter and Harding Hartwist 32008 or is it darker and more like the 32008? Your assistance would be much appreciated.

 

Q

post #697 of 2154
^
Ask forum member Parker.

Edit: never mind, was already mentioned in the post.
post #698 of 2154
P&H Glenroyal 44512
post #699 of 2154
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

The only real excuse, in his opinion, for true bespoke is if you are seriously deformed and need that kind of attention.

Quoted for later re-use.
post #700 of 2154
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Originally Posted by Tweedy View Post

I really love the pattern on this tweed and thought I would share it smile.gif
Denise
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I could never wear something so bold, but a part of me wish I could. It put a smile on my face, thanks.
post #701 of 2154
For those who have purchased a MTM coat from Bookster - what is the average wait time? Also, if you have pictures to share, don't be shy!

I am thinking about placing an order for my first tweed coat within the next month for next Fall season although I have a laundry list of other things that should take priority. Tweed is just too alluring though!

Thanks!
post #702 of 2154
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I think this fit is ok although it could use a tad bit more of waist suppression. What do you guys think?

http://www.tweed-jacket.com/GALLERY%20PAGE/CUSTOMER%20GALLERY/pages/w%202%20Button%20Hacking%20Jacket%20Autmn%20Leaf_jpg.htm

 

Is that you in the picture? The fit looks very good for a tweed coat to my novice eye. It's not boxy and old man-ish. If that is you could you provide any special details you provided for your order such as softened shoulders, etc? Thanks.
post #703 of 2154
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Is that you in the picture? The fit looks very good for a tweed coat to my novice eye. It's not boxy and old man-ish. If that is you could you provide any special details you provided for your order such as softened shoulders, etc? Thanks.

I think it looks very good. The only things I would change would be to have flap pockets rather than jetted, and to have the quarters a little more rounded. It is a great jacket though!
post #704 of 2154
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Originally Posted by TheDarkKnight View Post

I think it looks very good. The only things I would change would be to have flap pockets rather than jetted, and to have the quarters a little more rounded. It is a great jacket though!

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The one thing I am noticing is that the button point seems a bit high for a 2 button? I'm not sure if this can be specified to be lower for their MTM patterns? I wonder...

Also, I wonder if those are flap pockets with the flaps tucked in? His right pocket seems to be bulging a bit...
post #705 of 2154

Will.i.n. I figured pB wouldn't make it to this thread.

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