My Bespoked Suit in Malaysia - Page 2
benjamin: the coat will have long front darts to balance it out with my body. I will ahve normal slanting pockets, not patch pockets. For the trousers, i noticed those and i have asked the tailor to addres it.
The sleeves are not clean and i visited the tailor today toask him to amend the sleeve pitch and the curve. He cut for me normal sleeves where as my arms hang straight and not as forward as others. As such, he will need to re-cut the sleeves.
I have also decided to maintain the length of the jacket as shortening it will not balance it out with my body or my long arms.
ok, guys this is my 3rd fitting.The issues on the sleeves have been addressed to a certain extent thought there is still some more work to be done. The sleeves need to be loosened and it still needs to be rotated a bit. As my hand hangs straight down, this also must be addressed.Notice there is a slight bump at the elbows.This will be addressed. there is still a bit of bunching at the back of the sleeves. The tailor told me that he will rotate the sleeves to address this issue.
I visited Bespoken in Feb 2012 just to have a look. The work they were doing were of Savile Row standards; everything hand made. No machine padding (i.e.lapel, chest, and collar) anywhere in the coat. I saw finished and basted suits and I would say that the bastes and finished product were some of the best Ive ever seen. The linings, even along the facing, were beautifully hand finished. The buttonholes were first rate.
I used to work for a well-known Savile Row firm so I know the product when I see it. I asked the guy at the desk about the the make and it turns out one of the coat makers who was in the shop is ex-Nortons.
The shop is very nicely fitted out and you can see the coat makers right in front of you. Despite the obvious high quality of the construction, However I cant vouch for the cut; from what I saw they looked very very typical of Savile Row.
Price is from 5000RM, which is about £1000GBP. Quite reasonable if you ask me. I only go there on holiday one or twice a year and Ive never seen work like this in Malaysia; however Ah Loke's work looks great. What is his current pricing for a full canvassed suit? and
Hi Louis, I'll post some pictures tomorrow. You can read about him here:
Ah Loke currently charges between RM1500-2000 for full canvass, depending on the cloth used. Bear in mind that this is only for workmanship. He is one of only 2 tailors in Kuala Lumpur who carries H.Lesser and Harrisons. A fully canvassed suit in H.Lesser 8/9oz with cupro lining will cost approximately USD960.
1. Why do the shoulders fit well in your first photos, then dimple in your latest?
2. I can see that you're thin, but do you really want the waist so close to your body?
3. You need slightly more room in the pant thighs to allow for clean contour lines. It's bunching like crazy at your back thigh and butt because of the tightness and because you need to shorten the back rise and make the seat deeper. But first, you need to pull your pants up at the back and see what that does. You're wearing them like jeans in the photos...
4. Trousers are acceptably short, but be careful.
I think this will turn out well...