Originally Posted by LokStock
So as you can tell (<<<<), I am new to this forum. I've been lurking some threads for the past few weeks and now I think I am knowledgeable enough to intelligently commission a suit (I freaking wish I came on here to learn all these things before I bought a couple of OTR suits back in Canada, since now I can see how horribly they fit me)
I am currently in Hong Kong for a few months and as suggested by many, including many SFers, it is worth getting a bespoke suit while you're in town.
I think I've settled for Peter Lee as my tailor, as he appears to have the best balance between price and quality (I am unlikely to be able to afford the likes of Chan or Sam or YWY)
I am looking for a particular look. Something modern and slimmer looking, but not super skinny hipsterish. Although I may get criticized for this, I am going to go for the half canvas. I made that decision because of the price difference given that Peter wants HK$2000 (~$300US) more for canvased vs half-canvas for any given fabric.
I think I am going to try to have peter attempt the following fit/shape in a navy color (I have not picked a fabric yet): http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3410210&cp=2871712.2877459&ab=ln_men_cs2_suits&parentPage=family
My biggest worry is making the jacket too short, since that seems to be the number one indicator of a clubby/hipsterish suit. What length should be aiming for to get the above mentioned look without it looking too fashion forward.
Also, I'd appreciate any other instructions I could give Peter, specifically in terms of shoulder shape/construction as I do not want to boxy of a look.
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Especially, if you could suggest another fit/shape similar to the one I posted that you think looks better.
I also have two questions:
1) Do you think the cut of the trouser (and the suit in general for that matter) is appropriate for law interviews, as in, is it not too skinny?
2) Would Peter be able to do (some pretty major) alterations to two existing suits I have? If not, can you recommend a knowledgeable tailor in HK that could help me out.
Anyways, I will try to update you guys on the progress and provide a critique once the process is underway.