Originally Posted by Svenn
What exactly were these questions? Honestly, it seems unlikely to me that there is some amazing bespoke tailor hidden in Seattle that has escaped discovery... if you're not coming up with anything then that probably means all youre gonna get is MTM, or worse yet, glorified MTM passed off as bespoke. You have to realize that the full SF conceptualization of 'bespoke', being able to customize EVERY detail of the suit, is rarely available in the modern world, and is partly why the igent world has narrowed down the number of acceptable tailors to so few, mostly in Europe. If youre just looking for a quick tux then it's probably fine just to go with a local MTM option, but if you're looking to customize lapel width, collar height, canvassing structure, cloth choice, finishing details, etc etc, nobody local is going to be able to offer that to you at a reasonable price. I have a couple local cutters that I experiment with, and a tailor overseas that implements it... this is after very unsatisfactory experiences on Savile Row, Hong Kong, among other places. Then again I realize I'm extremely picky, so if you find what you're looking for, all the best and certainly let us know
Thanks for the response! for Kuhlmans and Gian both are "bespoke" with caveats - both are not done in house, and they wouldn't reveal their source(s). while not necessarily a bad thing it does set off an alarm. they both let you customize many options, including my questioning for lapel width, curl, button stance, shoulder roping, outsourced full canvas, structuring, etc. While i know there are more parts to a jacket than these, i'll have to say that probably only these 2 tailors even will let you customize these options, therefore "seattle bespoke."
(un)fortunately like yourself, i have been on the forums for a while now and have become quite a snob when it comes to suiting, and now with my tux-ing as well
and that's a great tip about going to HK to get that pattern done instead. i haven't thought of that before and people will probably think i'm crazy, but i can already see the potential cost-savings adding up!
and lastly - love to know your overseas/asia tailor as well!