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post #286 of 543

Wow very nice, even crows feet fastening of the buttons where they aren't seen, I will be contacting you soon enough :)

post #287 of 543
Delivered!





post #288 of 543
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Delivered!

Looks to be a very clean fit in the back - nice!
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Looks to be a very clean fit in the back - nice!
+1
post #290 of 543
Andrew Lock for Andrew Lock :-)

Handmade two piece suit in Ariston Four Seasons Super 130s wool.



post #291 of 543
looks good andrew. got the package. will follow up with you. haven't opened the box yet.
post #292 of 543
Does Andrew have an email address, or is a PM the best way to get in touch with him?
post #293 of 543
I wanted to share my own experiences with Andrew as I have just received my first suit from him. I chose Andrew from many of the other online/forum operations because his process seemed the ost user friendly to me. I contacted Andrew and asked him what his price points were. Once I received this info, he asked if I lived near NYC (which I don't) so we could do a measuring. Since I couldn't, I asked Andrew if I could just mail him a jacket and trousers that fit me perfectly from which he could just take measurements. Andrew agreed and off they went. I also sent him photos of me wearing the jacket and trousers so we could address any fit issues or suggestions he may have.

Once Andrew received them, he contacted me about the fit of the suit I was ordering and and if I needed any adjustments from the items I mailed him. I did a few minor things, namely lengthening the jacket and the sleeves .5" and adding .5" to the rise of the trousers. Andrew said this wouldn't be a problem and then we moved on to discussing the suit details. Pretty standard stuff: 2-button, 3.5" lapels, overlapped sleeve buttons, etc.; all on his "handmade" suit option which included hand stitched button holes and subtle pick stitching on the coat and trousers. Everything was set and he sent the order off.

Here is the fabric, buttons and lining I chose:



It only took about 3.5 to 4 weeks for the suit to come and Andrew promptly got it to me in time for my conference this week in NYC. The fabric is very, very nice and is part of the Ariston 130s line. Out of the box the fit was pretty good but did need some minor adjustments. I had to let about .5" across the back while taking in about .5" in the waist. Also, I has to slim the trouser legs about .5" as they did come wider than expected. All very minor adjustments and have been noted for my next order. To add to this, Andrew has offered to reimburse me the alterations costs which is very generous.

Here are some photos of the final product. The left vent looks a little odd because it got folded under a little but you can see that is case and it is not an issue with the suit itself. Photo during a quick try on after picking up from the tailor so no tie or press at this point.

AppleMark

AppleMark

AppleMark

I will try to get some better photos the next time I wear the suit this week for an event. If anyone would like to see close up photos of anything specific, let me know and I will do my best to get one.

The entire process from start to finish was an absolute pleasure and I say that as a fan of mens tailoring and all things you see discussed here on the forums. I would definitely recommend Andrew Lock Tailoring if you want to take the plunge into the MTM world. His product, in my opinion, is top notch and his service to the customer is even better.
post #294 of 543
Andrew, are you in Manhattan?
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Andrew, are you in Manhattan?

I am not based in Manhattan but I generally come into the city every week or so.
post #296 of 543
I will be in Los Angeles from this Thursday 12/24 through Tuesday 12/29.

If anyone is interested in a suit or sportcoat, please PM and we can set up an appointment.
post #297 of 543
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Originally Posted by trailer36 View Post

I wanted to share my own experiences with Andrew as I have just received my first suit from him. I chose Andrew from many of the other online/forum operations because his process seemed the ost user friendly to me. I contacted Andrew and asked him what his price points were. Once I received this info, he asked if I lived near NYC (which I don't) so we could do a measuring. Since I couldn't, I asked Andrew if I could just mail him a jacket and trousers that fit me perfectly from which he could just take measurements. Andrew agreed and off they went. I also sent him photos of me wearing the jacket and trousers so we could address any fit issues or suggestions he may have.

Once Andrew received them, he contacted me about the fit of the suit I was ordering and and if I needed any adjustments from the items I mailed him. I did a few minor things, namely lengthening the jacket and the sleeves .5" and adding .5" to the rise of the trousers. Andrew said this wouldn't be a problem and then we moved on to discussing the suit details. Pretty standard stuff: 2-button, 3.5" lapels, overlapped sleeve buttons, etc.; all on his "handmade" suit option which included hand stitched button holes and subtle pick stitching on the coat and trousers. Everything was set and he sent the order off.

Here is the fabric, buttons and lining I chose:



It only took about 3.5 to 4 weeks for the suit to come and Andrew promptly got it to me in time for my conference this week in NYC. The fabric is very, very nice and is part of the Ariston 130s line. Out of the box the fit was pretty good but did need some minor adjustments. I had to let about .5" across the back while taking in about .5" in the waist. Also, I has to slim the trouser legs about .5" as they did come wider than expected. All very minor adjustments and have been noted for my next order. To add to this, Andrew has offered to reimburse me the alterations costs which is very generous.

Here are some photos of the final product. The left vent looks a little odd because it got folded under a little but you can see that is case and it is not an issue with the suit itself. Photo during a quick try on after picking up from the tailor so no tie or press at this point.

AppleMark

AppleMark

AppleMark

I will try to get some better photos the next time I wear the suit this week for an event. If anyone would like to see close up photos of anything specific, let me know and I will do my best to get one.

The entire process from start to finish was an absolute pleasure and I say that as a fan of mens tailoring and all things you see discussed here on the forums. I would definitely recommend Andrew Lock Tailoring if you want to take the plunge into the MTM world. His product, in my opinion, is top notch and his service to the customer is even better.

 

I have a suit in the works as well and will post my experience once completed.  I was lucky enough to meet Andrew in NYC, so I will bring a different perspective.  

 

Trailer36, front looks great - right sleeve looks a tad longer than the left.  A little pull in the back between the shoulder blades, but otherwise also good. I am assuming the vent jetting out on the left side is not due to any construction problems.  

 

Could you pass along some internal shots of the jacket and pants?  

post #298 of 543
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I have a suit in the works as well and will post my experience once completed.  I was lucky enough to meet Andrew in NYC, so I will bring a different perspective.  

Trailer36, front looks great - right sleeve looks a tad longer than the left.  A little pull in the back between the shoulder blades, but otherwise also good. I am assuming the vent jetting out on the left side is not due to any construction problems.  

Could you pass along some internal shots of the jacket and pants?  

Correct, the vent jutting out was just due to the the jacket under the vent being folded under the left vent, pushing it out. Jacket was a tad tight across the shoulders but I have made that adjustment for the next one. Only a matter of about .5-.75". The Ariston fabrics are really, really nice. Overall I am very pleased with the whole process and already have my next suit order in mind. Andrew is a real pleasure to work with.

I will get those photos as soon as I can. My wife hijacked my good camera but will get those up post haste.
post #299 of 543
I just realized I may have been remiss and not posted my review of Andrew Lock's double monks in this thread. If that was indeed the case, I correct the mistake and post it now:

Andrew Lock Double Monk Review

In a nutshell though, GREAT SHOES!
post #300 of 543
This is the first suit I did for myself in Loro Piana WISH Super 170s. It is a 9.5 oz fabric so It will be comfortable for most of the year.
I generally wear 100s-130s so I wanted to experience a fine 170s to see how it feels and wears over time. That it is a gorgeous fabric - although flashier than my usual fare - did not hurt either.
For this suit I opted for small flashy details such as very subtle pickstitching across the shoulders and down the sleeves and back and mother of pearl buttons. The lining is solid navy bemberg with hand sewn purple edge stitching to pick up the color from the suit's stripe. I kept the main design of the suit very traditional with a 3 roll 2 medium width lapel, straight side pockets and a curved welt chest pocket. The trousers have side tabs in lieu of belt loops and 1.6 inch cuffs.
This is definitely not an everyday suit but I am definitely looking forward to opportunities to wear it.















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