Originally Posted by usctrojans31
That suit looks absolutely awful. The reason the large pockets work on Tom Ford is that they're balanced by the wide lapel. You've managed to make your suit pear shaped...kudos.
I was hoping to have this suit longer than I did so I could get some great photos of it. Unfortunately it arrived only an hour before I agreed to meet the customer and really the photos don't do this superb suit justice.
I actually agree with your comments on the balance of the suit however the comment that "You've managed to make your suit pear shaped" underscores something that many people seem to have difficulty understanding.
We are a "made to measure" company where we make our suits according to the measurements supplied by the customer. In this case we were given strict and precise (down to the millimetre) instructions regarding the size of both the lapels and pocket flaps. We were certainly not going to make an arbitrary decision to change them simply because we didn't like the look of them.
So we didn't make the suit look pear shaped all we did was follow the clear instructions of the customer. There was some discussions previously on a suit with a short jacket and another with longish sleeves but if after we check the measurements with the customers they tell us they want a 75cm long jacket or 65cm sleeves what length do you think we should make them?
Seeing the finished suit I also have my doubts on how it works although the customer is rather tall so he may get away with it. However, when discussing the order with the customer I actually did question the measurement of the pocket flaps and the customers extremely valid reply was to proceed according to the supplied instructions and if he doesn't like them he will get his tailor to make them smaller. As you can imagine a customer who buys $7,000 suits has a good tailor and it was always his intention to take the finished suit in for a tweak. Reducing the size of the pocket flaps would be a quick and easy job and a lot easier then making them bigger.
It's a minor issue with what is a beautiful suit and if it needs to be it's easily and cheaply fixed. The only important thing is that the customer absolutely loves his new suit and now wants to order another and repeat business is what we survive on.
When a customer whose previous purchase was a $7,000 Tom Ford original gives us such high praise on a suit we sell for $999 it only reinforces that we are doing the right thing offering superior suits hand tailored in the traditional manner with high quality fabrics at value for money prices.