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Anyone have any experience with getting Samuelsohn MTM done at Harry Rosen in Toronto? Specifically I'm wondering how flexible they are in terms of styling choices (pick-stitching, roped shoulders, ticket pocket, etc). I'm going to need a couple of interview/work staple suits about this time next year and was thinking of hitting the Samuelsohn trunk show when it rolls around. Wondering if it's easy to get what you want or if you pretty much have to stick to the designs as given?
Edited by GradSchooler - 2/23/12 at 1:22pm
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I recently had a Samuelsohn MTM experience in Dallas, TX during the trunk show. I must say I was very impressed with their fabrics, especially some of their "napoli" fabrics. Regarding the style, the Samuelsohn tailor will try on different models they have (I went with the Gable model for its soft shoulders), but they did have a model with roped shoulders. Just explain what "style" of jacket you're looking for and they should have something. In terms of details, I was able to choose the color of my inside jacket lining, functional button cuffs and added a ticket pocket. I think that you will be impressed with the level of customization that can be done. The price point depends on the fabric. Hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by WiseMenOfGotham View Post

I recently had a Samuelsohn MTM experience in Dallas, TX during the trunk show. I must say I was very impressed with their fabrics, especially some of their "napoli" fabrics. Regarding the style, the Samuelsohn tailor will try on different models they have (I went with the Gable model for its soft shoulders), but they did have a model with roped shoulders. Just explain what "style" of jacket you're looking for and they should have something. In terms of details, I was able to choose the color of my inside jacket lining, functional button cuffs and added a ticket pocket. I think that you will be impressed with the level of customization that can be done. The price point depends on the fabric. Hope this helps.


That's good to know, I'm planning on going to a trunk show in Boston in March.  Any idea on the turn around time for the suits afterwards?

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WiseMen - Where was the trunk show in Dallas?
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The Samuelsohn trunk show just passed through Chicago, which got me to researching their MTM recently.  I don't have links handy, but if you search for Samuelsohn MTM on the forum, there are some very informative threads on all your options, the quality and turn around time.  Local store told me $1,300 for MTM in basic cloths and about 3 months turn around time.

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God willing, 5 weeks was what I was told for the turn around time. The trunk show in Dallas was at Daniel Taylor Clothiers near the Brooks Brothers downtown. Prices from what I remember: 400+ for pants, 1000+ for sport coats, 1300+ suiting. However, these prices reflect the most basic fabrics without any additions. For example, I had a sport coat made in a mid tier fabric with horn buttons and working cuffs and it came out to about $1600, but they took 20% off for the trunk show. Also, they did have Zegna and Lora Piana fabrics available.

Also when dealing with MTM or bespoke in my experience, it is better to get just one type of item when you're trying out someone for the first time to see how it comes out, versus ordering a bunch of stuff only to find out that it's not what you wanted.
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Sorry, 12 weeks came from a thread on this forum.  Price ($1,300) came from store.  Store did not know turn around time, and I did not attend the trunk show.

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Sammy's is usually 5 weeks.
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Sammy's is usually 5 weeks.


Excellent, I'm hoping to use the suit twice in June and I'd like to leave a little time for tailoring if it ends up being necessary. (Hopefully not much since it's MTM)

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Done lots of Sammy MTM at Harry's. Turn around is 3-8weeks for me. Lots of fabric choices, lots of options (for more $). Low end is $950, high end could be $2K I figure.
Edited by JeffsWood - 2/24/12 at 10:19am
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Anyone have any experience with getting Samuelsohn MTM done at Harry Rosen in Toronto? Specifically I'm wondering how flexible they are in terms of styling choices (pick-stitching, roped shoulders, ticket pocket, etc). I'm going to need a couple of interview/work staple suits about this time next year and was thinking of hitting the Samuelsohn trunk show when it rolls around. Wondering if it's easy to get what you want or if you pretty much have to stick to the designs as given?

Does not compute!
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Thanks all for the info. Keep it coming!
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Originally Posted by JeffsWood View Post

Done lots of Sammy MTM at Harry's. Turn around is 3-8weeks for me. Lots of fabric choices, lots of options (for more $). Low end is $950, high end could be $2K I figure.

Is that for the trunk show or in general? Also, when you say "options (for more $), do you mean fabric choices or do you mean they charge extra for horn buttons, pick stitching, roped shoulders etc.?
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Does not compute!

Lol. I'm in academia, so the fact that I would be wearing a suit at all is quite something. It's definitely not a CBD environment.
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The Canadian prices are slightly lower than in the US (I saw them start at $1050). Pricing is based on fabric, and they are organized from A to G or something. ('A' fabrics are the cheapest).

So yes, price depends on fabric. They also have some Holland and Sherry fabrics available too.
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Apparently, Sammy does not offer a DB, peak lapel vest.  I just heard from the trunk show rep who is in town at Fitzgerald's here in GR.  It is available to do as a custom order item, though.  Anyone have any experience in doing Samuelsohn MTM and deviating from the stock or default options, particularly with vests? I assume it might be pretty risky, cost factor aside. Wondering if I am better with Greenfield or PRL.  Also need to make sure I can get a nice, soft shoulder.

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I just ordered from a Sammy trunk show 2 weeks ago. Turnaround time right now is at 5 weeks. When looking through the options to choose a vest, I did not see a DB peak lapel option. I mentioned doing a DB vest to the store owner, and he stated that it was a bit too dandy-ish for him. He suggested that I wait on the DB idea to see if I still want it on my next order, but made no suggestion that it couldn't be done (Samuelsohn has been his main supplier for years - I figure that if anyone would know it couldn't be done, he would).

 

Also, there are multiple Sammy offerings with soft shoulders. I tried on at least 3 different styles with varying soft shoulder options.

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