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post #31 of 37
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The back needs to be optimized and if you contact Chan I am sure they will take care of it for free (I think issues like this can even be fixed by a decent alterations tailor).
Regarding the sleeve: I am not sure that the coat should be cut to hang perfectly on the hanger, but I see what worries you. Again a quick check-in with Chan might get you closer to a fix.
Quick question: How many fittings did you have? A basted and two additional ones?

Frankly, I don't care how it looks on the hanger, I only brought this up, and posted a picture of it to show how the rotational problems of the jacket sleeve whilst on the hanger, are present when I'm wearing it.

The reason for this post is to solicit for information on whether the concerns I have regarding the fit of the jacket are common and issues that a tailor should remedy. I never had these problems when I had a few suits made by other tailors. They pretty much ensured everything was down pat before I walked out. Didn't want to request that Chan remedy a problem that isn't really a problem.

But based on the posts, it seems that there's a consensus that the problems I'm encountering are easily remediable, and are issues they should have rectified.

I had a total of two fittings, and I actually spoke to Patrick about the sleeve issues on the second fitting. Am somewhat surprised it hasn't been 'ironed' out. Might have slipped his mind. I picked the suit up an hour before I was due at the airport so it was a rush for me, and I didn't have time to look over it carefully. Most unfortunate.
post #32 of 37
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I've been in contact with them. They asked me for more pictures of the jacket. Sent it to them and waiting for their reply.
post #33 of 37

Any updates?

 

Do check out Graham Browne if you travel to the UK often. He seems to be doing a good job, at I believe a slightly lower price point than Chan.

 

Simon from the Permanentstyle has provided a few reviews of his work -- http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2010/06/wedding-outfit-by-popular-request.html

 

How much did you pay for your suit? I'm guessing it's a three-piece?

post #34 of 37

Hi everybody, I'm a first time poster.

 

Seems tt WW Chan will be traveling to NY - http://www.wwchan.com/itinerary.pdf

 

Thinking of commissioning stuff with them, and am hoping for more clarification on their operation. It's somewhat confusing -- do they not offer fittings on tour?

 

Also very concerned after reading the posts, and seeing the pictures of their work on this thread. Am actually rethinking my options and wondering if I should go with a local tailor, or use Steed who flies in from the UK regularly?

 

I looked up Graham Browne and it seems that they do fly in to NY, but not on a regular basis.


Edited by thelukker - 5/20/12 at 7:39pm
post #35 of 37
^ Are you sure that you are a good candidate for bespoke clothes?
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Don't have much xp with bespoke. Am used to Brooks Brothers's MTM program, but I figured it's time to take the plunge. Just joined because I'm quite set at trying out bespoke and this seems to be the most current review of WW Chan. Different threads seem to provide somewhat contradicting notes on how many fittings are offered, and where they're held.

 

I'd need more guidance from the tailor than most since it's my 1st commission, so I'm concerned about whether I'll be shown the door without all the problems being ironed out by WW Chan on his own initiative.


Edited by thelukker - 5/20/12 at 7:44pm
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Don't have much xp with bespoke. Am used to Brooks Brothers's MTM program, but I figured it's time to take the plunge. Just joined because I'm quite set at trying out bespoke and this seems to be the most current review of WW Chan. Different threads seem to provide somewhat contradicting notes on how many fittings are offered, and where they're held.

I'd need more guidance from the tailor than most since it's my 1st commission, so I'm concerned about whether I'll be shown the door without all the problems being ironed out by WW Chan on his own initiative.

IMHO Chan will deliver great quality on suits and coats if you visit his Hong Kong shop, get measured there and have a basted and as many additional fitting it takes to get it perfect. I guess most people will have the basted fitting, one fitting after which bigger adjustments are made and a final fitting for fine-tuning (where one can and should take advantage out of their mirror room). However, as this posting shows you it also might take more time in some cases. Once you are through with this and they have your pattern down on paper you can use the tours to show up with you recent suit to see where adjustments might be needed due to possible changes in measures and then order more.

I am not convinced that one should expect Chan to get it 100% right by taking measures during the tour and then producing the garment without a single fitting. Not sure if this is possible for any tailor.

P.S.: It is possible to get fittings on tour, but this means you will need to attend one tour to get measured, the next tour for the first fitting, the next for the second fitting, ... , i.e. it will take probably a year to finish the suit. You need to decide if you are patient enough for this.
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