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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


I don't think the BT suits look very good. I don't want to open up a proper fit discussion right now, but skinny has nothing to do with proper fit, which these suits don't have. If you want to be measured by a hipster stylist to have your measurements sent off to a far away land to get made then go for it. If you want a suit made with somebody with decades of experience that knows how things should fit and you get to talk to her person cutting the fabric then go to Mr. Ned. All in all skinny is easy. These are the two cheapest options in NYC, fwiw. Cheapest by a lot.


 

Sounds like you guys are making the decision fairly easy for me.  I am still a bit hesitant going to Mr. Ned for a trim suit, since I have never seen him do it, but if you guys all have confidence in him, then who am I to judge?


 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

I know both companies very well
BT makes their suits in a country far far away. nice people. if the look is what you want, then use them, since that is what they do best.
Bespoke is a useless term.
Varm at Mr. Ned can make you a shrunken suit, but needs to be prodded into it.
you would also be best to bring photos of what you are looking for.


 

Thank you very much for the input.  Looks like I'll do some prodding.  I'll bring some photos and hopefully get what I am hoping for.


 

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Originally Posted by Mark Seitelman View Post


I think that the BT suits looks horrible. Too short, too tight. But, if this is the look that you want, go there. It makes no sense going to another tailor and asking him to duplicate another look. Most tailors would refuse.
On the other hand, if you want a suit that fits, go to Mr. Ned.
Good luck.


That's the problem.  I personally want a Mr. Ned suit, which would fit.  However, I need a skinny suit for work to fit in with all the celebrities that dress like schmucks at events I go to.  If I have to look like a schmuck, then so be it, I guess.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Lonneker View Post


+1; they just don't fit well.
You raise a good point; I don't think he will be happy to make you a suit like that, but whatever he ends up making, it will presumably fit better than what you get from BT.


Indeed, indeed.

 



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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post


Just to clarify, this is me c. fall 2007 and it is not a Mr. Ned suit. It's a RTW from Pal Zileri Sartoriale.
Damn, Jason Marshall dapper as ever.


My apologies.  I found it posted on another site listed as a Mr. Ned suit.  Whatever it is, I like it.

 

 

 

Thank you everyone for your help so far!

post #17 of 73
You have to decide what it is that you want. If you want a suit like the BT ones pictured, go there. Those are skintight and ultra-short. I have no idea why you would want one: they look uncomfortable as hell and just terrible aesthetically. Mr. Ned is not a good bet for those.

If you want the trim, narrow lapel, high gorge, suppressed waist, high waist button, narrow shoulder, trim pants, slightly short jacket silhouette that is currently pushed by places like Brooks Brothers or Paul Stuart, then Vahram can do that for you, no problem.

The first silhouette is an extreme exaggeration of the second. The first won't be wearable when the fashionable silhouette changes; the second will.
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post #19 of 73
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Thank you again.

 

Here's a new(ish) question for you.  I hope I'm not beating any horses.

 

As far as skintight suits (that we all seem to agree look at least moderately foolish) go, does Brooklyn Tailors' work look good?  I know it's difficult to say it looks good because we all think a different style looks better, but for what it is, do you think Brooklyn Tailors does a good job?

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Originally Posted by Mister F View Post

Thank you again.

Here's a new(ish) question for you.  I hope I'm not beating any horses.

As far as skintight suits (that we all seem to agree look at least moderately foolish) go, does Brooklyn Tailors' work look good?  I know it's difficult to say it looks good because we all think a different style looks better, but for what it is, do you think Brooklyn Tailors does a good job?

Like I said, aside of stylistic opinions, they don't fit properly. The neck and shoulders are tell-tale. Also, why would you want to get measured by a retail employee, or retail shop owner to have your suit made by somebody in India?
post #21 of 73
I think this has already been answered. If the skin-tight, ultra-short silhouette is what you want, then BT is a good option. Also Thick as Thieves in LA, if you could fly out there for a measurement.

If you want a suit that you won't be embarrassed about seeing in photos in 10 years, then go to Mr. Ned.
post #22 of 73
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Like I said, aside of stylistic opinions, they don't fit properly. The neck and shoulders are tell-tale. Also, why would you want to get measured by a retail employee, or retail shop owner to have your suit made by somebody in India?


 


 

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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

I think this has already been answered. If the skin-tight, ultra-short silhouette is what you want, then BT is a good option. Also Thick as Thieves in LA, if you could fly out there for a measurement.
If you want a suit that you won't be embarrassed about seeing in photos in 10 years, then go to Mr. Ned.


 

Thanks guys.  I'm sure you can see my reservations.  I need to try to fit in with guys like Ryan Gosling and other celebrities wearing skin tight, GQ stuff and I am afraid of laying down $1000 and not getting what I need.  However, you guys have given me confidence in Mr. Ned.

 

I appreciate all of your help.

post #23 of 73
Put it this way, if you go to Mr. Ned you will most likely look better than Ryan Gosling and your GQ crew. Just don't micromanage too much.
post #24 of 73
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Put it this way, if you go to Mr. Ned you will most likely look better than Ryan Gosling and your GQ crew. Just don't micromanage too much.


So you would advise going to Mr. Ned and letting him do his thing without asking him to do the extraordinarily trim look?  I only ask because I would assume that if I asked for that, it would still come out not nearly as trim as the skintight suits I posted.

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Originally Posted by Mister F View Post



So you would advise going to Mr. Ned and letting him do his thing without asking him to do the extraordinarily trim look?  I only ask because I would assume that if I asked for that, it would still come out not nearly as trim as the skintight suits I posted.

Take some pictures to Mr. Ned, have a chat, go from there.
post #27 of 73

Fashion suits are just make for the look rather than quality. Have you spoken to Mr. Ned to see if they can accommodate you requests?

 

Edit: Why not try Ovadia & Sons? I don't know about their pricing but the quality is there.

post #28 of 73
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Thanks guys. I'm gonna look into Ovadia & Sons.

 

I appreciate all of your help.

post #29 of 73
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

If I were you I would go to Mr. Ned over Brooklyn Tailors. Brooklyn Tailors is probably a MTM that sends things to Martin Greenfield.

Nope, made in Nepal. Danny the co owner is my former intern from Duncan Quinn. I wish him the best of luck with his business though, its tough out there, and if he wants to make a living following his dream good for him. I think he's really taking liberties with the bespoke label though!
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Originally Posted by Mister F View Post

Thanks guys. I'm gonna look into Ovadia & Sons.

 

I appreciate all of your help.


Do it. I've heard their pricey as hell, though don't hold me to it.


In other news, I actually like Brooklyn Tailor's overall aesthetic -- but their shit is too short, and a little hipster. 
 

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