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post #106 of 137

I think that looks very nice.

post #107 of 137
This now begs the question: Does NYR indeed have birthing hips?
post #108 of 137
that looks good axelman. Realistically though, it's tough to comment on any of these pics since the perspective of the camera makes the photos distorted.

Ercole has an instagram account also that shows a few more pics: http://web.stagram.com/n/francoercole
post #109 of 137
Honestly, I do have pretty big hips...my waist is slim, 33", but I have a big butt...too much hockey and too many squats...here's a pic from today in an Ercoles jacket with a slightly diff camera angle:
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post #110 of 137

^ Looking great as usual.nod[1].gif

post #111 of 137
Photos of anyone's suits can be misleading. However, it is pretty clear from the pictures posted above, including the ones on the Ercole's site, that disproportionately wide hips are not endemic to Ercole's work. I also think it's unfair to conclude that Ercole's trimmings are inferior from the fact that they use plastic zippers that at least in ET's case may have broken.The tailors here are free to chime in, but my impression is that plastic is less likely to break than metal. If it realy matters, though, I'm sure that metal zippers can be provided upon request. They cost about 60 cents.

I can't speak to Chan's quality directly because I've never seen their work firs thand. However, I have never had any issue with the aesthetics or resilience of Ercole's sewing. To point out the obvious, however, Ercole has the objective advantage of convenience to those who live in the NY area over Chan and every other travelling tailor and that advantage is not insignificant; especially to those of us with obsessive compulsive disorder. Moreover, Chan doesn't accept CMT, which is a non-starter for people like me, who, for better or worse, prefer to source their own cloth.

I never thought I would do this, but I will try in the near future to post suits I've made by Ercole's and other NY tailors (not made by tailors that travel to NY) without attribution (initially), so you can draw your own conclusions. I've lurked here for some time so I guess I should "give back to the community."
post #112 of 137
I also never, never thought I would post pics online but I have a couple of suits by Ercole and I will try and get good pics taken - another rule that SF has broken for me shog[1].gif I am awful at taking pictures so will get my GF to do it and pray she doesn't ask why.

I've been really happy with the results FWIW. I'm not as knowledgable as the Mantons, Voxsartorias or Mafoofans, but the suits he has made feel and look great to me. I always reach for them first and have a couple of others in the pipeline. And I get a lot of unsolicited compliments on them as well - and these are not flashy suits, they are pretty conservative (one is a strait up navy single breasted, notch lapel, as conservative as you can get.) Most importantly, once they are on they are so comfortable I kind of forget I'm wearing a suit. I realize that means nothing objectively but I'm running around all day so to me that's important.

Also Frank is a great guy who obviously cares about the job he does. I do think that, just like with your doctor, a good working relationship is important to have with your tailor.

I don't think I'm THAT hard to fit, other than I'm short and have broad shoulders (and uh, the squatter's butt that NYRanger alluded to.) But I'm also not the tall, slim guy on which everything will look good.
post #113 of 137
From all the comments I've read and discussions I've had with people on here it seems like you have to tell ercole what you want...to direct him. That there is no "house style".

So what does this entail if you want a harmonious look? Do you bring him a picture of a solito or rubinacci and you get that? Or does that make it worse?

I only ask as I have 5-6 months to have a tux made. I dragged my feet, Foo freaked me out about Mina, and Chan is visiting NY only once in that time. And I have no joy when looking at the Raphael pictures...they are fine, but nothing special for the price of a Rub. I would feel more disappointed with that.

Any advice?
post #114 of 137
Have a look at Corvato - well made, very middle of the road styling (he used to be Brooks Brothers bespoke tailor) and less than Raphael.

Some of his stuff is nice, some not as nice. Considerably better than Ercole in my view.
post #115 of 137
Sorry to bring up an old thread: can someone recommend a NYC tailor--other than Ercole or Mr Ned-- in the 1-2k range? MTM is okay but bespoke would be preferred! Thank you.
post #116 of 137
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Originally Posted by GITU View Post

Sorry to bring up an old thread: can someone recommend a NYC tailor--other than Ercole or Mr Ned-- in the 1-2k range? MTM is okay but bespoke would be preferred! Thank you.

Bespoke in that range does not exist. Try LS for MTM.
post #117 of 137
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

Honestly, I do have pretty big hips...my waist is slim, 33", but I have a big butt...too much hockey and too many squats...here's a pic from today in an Ercoles jacket with a slightly diff camera angle:
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Hi Robb,

I would be interested to see that grey jacket unbuttoned if you have a picture.
post #118 of 137
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Bespoke in that range does not exist. Try LS for MTM.
Since you consistently recommend them, you should post a couple of pictures of their suits. But you won't.
post #119 of 137
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Bespoke in that range does not exist. Try LS for MTM.
Well, Ercole and Mr Ned are bespoke in that range, no? Or are they not considered "True bespoke"?

How does LS compare to Mr Ned or Ercole? Thanks!
post #120 of 137
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Bespoke in that range does not exist. Try LS for MTM.

I'd stay far away from LS.


2k will open up quite a few MTM options. The only reason to try LS is if you insist on MTM (bad ida) and if your budget is <500 or something.

I believe Kent Wang and Panta offer MTM - no experience with either but could be interesting.
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