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post #31 of 432
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As promised a couple of pics submitted by our customers. The suits are worn as delivered with no alteration

 

 



We supply suits for a couple of weddings every week. These guys left their order to the absolute last minute and were a real rush job. The suits arrived two days before the wedding.

 

 

More to come

post #32 of 432
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A SPECIAL OFFER TO STYLEFORUM MEMBERS

 

We also sell a surprising number of custom made shirts. I have had a fabric manufacturer offer me a range of new shirting fabrics. So keen is he that he has freighted me five books of samples. I'm experienced at picking a good wool but my expertise in shirt fabrics isn't up to the same standard. The fabrics have a yarn count of between 120 and 180 and a weight between 100 and 145 gsm and to my eye look quite good. If we agree to take them on as a supplier the shirts will sell at around the $125 mark

 

As some of my fellow Styleforum members have been kind enough to take the time to make some valuable comments and suggestions that we will certainly take into account as we move towards the new website I thought I might seek their help in determining if this fabric is as good as the supplier claims it to be.

 

So any Styleforum member who is prepared to take the plunge and order one of our full canvas suits priced at $399 and above we will include a fully custom made shirt in this fabric at no extra charge. Please remember that we do not have the fabrics on the site as yet so you will need to be flexible regarding shades and patterns but if you tell us you want a light blue checked shirt we will find you a nice one.

 

The offer is open to existing Styleforum members as at October 1st 2012 and the Rome and New York collections suits are excluded from the offer. To qualify for the offer you must put your Styleforum user name in the special instructions box during checkout. Those that have purchased in the last week are included and I will email you directly..

 

So if a hand tailored. custom made, full canvas suit from as low as $399 wasn't value enough, adding in a $125 shirt into the deal may make it worthwhile in trying one of our better quality suits.

post #33 of 432
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

So if a hand tailored. custom made, full canvas suit from as low as $399 wasn't value enough, adding in a $125 shirt into the deal may make it worthwhile in trying one of our better quality suits.

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The offer is good, as is the idea to get an SF member to try out one of your suits. But this salesmanship is not really suited to the SF crowd. The best way to get one of us to "take the plunge" is to get out a DSLR (borrow one if necessary), take some pictures of some of your suits, both of the fit and the construction, and then post them on this thread with the shirt offer. Do that, and I am willing to bet you get a respected SF member willing to help you and try one of your suits. He gives the thumbs up, other SF members will follow.

But the used car salesman thing is just not the right approach for this forum, nor is it for a lot of people who care enough about suits to recognize the value of canvassing (or recognize the deal you are giving on it).

post #34 of 432
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Thanks. And Wraith, sorry if you took that as me questioning the community here. What I meant was, if you like and if it would be beneficial at all, I can put up some photos of what I have to aid your judgement.

Thank you, please do so.
post #35 of 432
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

As promised a couple of pics submitted by our customers. The suits are worn as delivered with no alteration






More to come

Sleeves are too long and not enough waist suppression. Still needs a bit of work IMO.
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Edited by wumingde - 10/6/12 at 5:44pm
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I think (granted it is a bit hard with the darkness of the picture) it looks pretty good actually. Remember that people have different tastes and not everyone likes to show cuff for example, and the buyer may like it like this. Also remember that thisis done on the Internet so a final fitting is not done by Simon to iron out nitpicks like this, it's up to the client to do locally so how do you know it's not a case of being talked out of by his local tailor or just his personal preference.

To the bloke above about the pants, what a load of bollocks. The top part of his trousers are covered by the jacket, which is the most important in terms of fit. What you can see seems to be nicely tapered with a good minimal break.

Guys constructive criticism is fine and Simon needs it and I've given some of my own on the Aussie members thread but lets to forget this is his thread and he is putting his own money on the line to have it and a few of the later replies are getting a bit picky for an Online MTO operation.

The one bit of advice above I agree with is to get some pics up that are SF approved in terms of styling and really selling the products via pics rather than text. The old saying a picture tells a thousand words is very relevant on style forum.
post #38 of 432
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Sleeves are too long and not enough waist suppression. Still needs a bit of work IMO.

Agree completely however it was made to the measurements specified. Surprisingly it was his second suit so he had the opportunity to make these minor tweaks (Actually he increased the sleeve length by 2cm over his first suit). He has told me he's ready to order his third suit. Now I have the pictures I can work with him on the little adjustments needed.

 

Here's a couple of pictures of our super slim Hollywood Cut. These are becoming more popular every month with the shorter jacket, sleeves and trousers and everything cut very close to the body. This was bought by an 18yo for his year 12 graduation prom. It's his first tailored suit and for a young person I think he's done a fantastic job. So good that he snagged the best dressed award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would have liked a photo without his hands in his pockets to see if the rippling on the sleeves is an issue. If he comes back for another suit there are a couple of minor changes I'll suggest but for me it's a very good first effort. The important thing is that he loves it.

post #39 of 432
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I think (granted it is a bit hard with the darkness of the picture) it looks pretty good actually. Remember that people have different tastes and not everyone likes to show cuff for example, and the buyer may like it like this. Also remember that thisis done on the Internet so a final fitting is not done by Simon to iron out nitpicks like this, it's up to the client to do locally so how do you know it's not a case of being talked out of by his local tailor or just his personal preference.
To the bloke above about the pants, what a load of bollocks. The top part of his trousers are covered by the jacket, which is the most important in terms of fit. What you can see seems to be nicely tapered with a good minimal break.
Guys constructive criticism is fine and Simon needs it and I've given some of my own on the Aussie members thread but lets to forget this is his thread and he is putting his own money on the line to have it and a few of the later replies are getting a bit picky for an Online MTO operation.
The one bit of advice above I agree with is to get some pics up that are SF approved in terms of styling and really selling the products via pics rather than text. The old saying a picture tells a thousand words is very relevant on style forum.

Is it really necessary to say, "what a load of bollocks"? Sure, we can understand that the man didn't take it to a tailor. All I said was the pants need, or could use, some work. I didn't specify what may need work.. The break could be further minimized for a better look. I never indicated that it was a bad suit.
post #40 of 432
That's exactly the type of un-constructive critisicm I'm talking about though. Saying the trouser needs work but not stating what work is a blanket statement that helps no one and only hurts Simon.. Fwiw the length is fine for me only slightly longer than how I wear my trousers, but like anything this is personal and not indicative that a trouser needs work.
post #41 of 432
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

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The offer is good, as is the idea to get an SF member to try out one of your suits. But this salesmanship is not really suited to the SF crowd. The best way to get one of us to "take the plunge" is to get out a DSLR (borrow one if necessary), take some pictures of some of your suits, both of the fit and the construction, and then post them on this thread with the shirt offer. Do that, and I am willing to bet you get a respected SF member willing to help you and try one of your suits. He gives the thumbs up, other SF members will follow.

But the used car salesman thing is just not the right approach for this forum, nor is it for a lot of people who care enough about suits to recognize the value of canvassing (or recognize the deal you are giving on it).

 

Give the man a break - you have to at least respect the man for his persistence and passion for his business. You can offer him suggestion, and can leave his offer, but calling him used car salesman and implying that the doesn't have a DSLR is disrespectful. 

post #42 of 432
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Originally Posted by Dwarfer View Post

 

Give the man a break - you have to at least respect the man for his persistence and passion for his business. You can offer him suggestion, and can leave his offer, but calling him used car salesman and implying that the doesn't have a DSLR is disrespectful. 


I wasn't calling him a used car salesman; I was comparing his pitch to one. Nor was I suggesting he didn't own a DSLR. I suggested that he use one, and if he didn't have one (which is entirely reasonable), that the pictures were important enough that he borrow one.

 

That being said, perhaps the tone was a bit harsh.

 

I did spend some time on the website, and there were some things (content wise) that I liked about it. For example, I enjoyed Simon explaining how he works with his tailors, going to different tailors for different types of suit orders. This is something which never really occurred to me and is definitely an intelligent business decision which will pay off for his customers.

post #43 of 432

Okay. Not a photographer and not a brilliant camera, but nonetheless, for your perusal:
My apologies if I dress boringly.

 


 

Shoulders on the shirt are a bit short but that is probably my fault with the measurements (Though the jacket seems to have turned out fine on the same numbers) Similarly the sleeves are a bit narrow, and restrict full movement of my elbow. I also find the tails of the shirt don't fall low enough, and are liable to untuck themselves if I lift my arms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm yet to work out what this is.

 

 

 

 

 

Something I realised was there while taking these photos. It's just some red thread poking through the seam. It isn't loose.

 

 

 

There you go, hope it helps. If you want to see anything else in particular let me know.

post #44 of 432
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

Agree completely however it was made to the measurements specified. Surprisingly it was his second suit so he had the opportunity to make these minor tweaks (Actually he increased the sleeve length by 2cm over his first suit). He has told me he's ready to order his third suit. Now I have the pictures I can work with him on the little adjustments needed.

Absolutely, it was a comment on the measurements. You can only make the garments to the specified measurements. Keeping that in mind, it still needs work.
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite 
Here's a couple of pictures of our super slim Hollywood Cut. These are becoming more popular every month with the shorter jacket, sleeves and trousers and everything cut very close to the body. This was bought by an 18yo for his year 12 graduation prom. It's his first tailored suit and for a young person I think he's done a fantastic job. So good that he snagged the best dressed award.










I would have liked a photo without his hands in his pockets to see if the rippling on the sleeves is an issue. If he comes back for another suit there are a couple of minor changes I'll suggest but for me it's a very good first effort. The important thing is that he loves it.

Looks awful to me, way too tight. Again, not a comment on how the suit is made, or the quality of it overall, but it doesn't fit well, pure and simple.
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I'd advise against using the collar gap family that buttons bottom buttons as sales pitch... just my 0.02€

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