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@lucubrator @penfold
Great to know this
Too bad I just missed the b& trunk show last week
RJ is coming next month so I'll definitely catch them
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Gennaro is back in May/ June.
B&Tailor seems interesting from photos, but they're a bit pricier than local tailors aren't they?
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They might be rubbish tailors but Sam's PR department are definitely world-class.  Here's a free two minute advert from the BBC....

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31935975

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You should email Leisha to give her your opinion smile.gif
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Really disappointed by the whole experience with Gordon, I had real high expectations of him as a craftsman who prides on his product but he just seems to be a shady salesman.

 

I've had many interactions with Gordon Yao over the past several years, and I have had the exact opposite experience with him. He's been fantastic to work with and definitely takes pride in his products. He's gone above and beyond numerous times for me.

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I've had many interactions with Gordon Yao over the past several years, and I have had the exact opposite experience with him. He's been fantastic to work with and definitely takes pride in his products. He's gone above and beyond numerous times for me.

GY has always been very good to work with. but he did mention that his head tailor would be retiring soon. That was many many years ago so it could that apprentice tailors have been working on suits now.
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I've gotten my best stuff from him in the past year. Not sure if we're just more dialed in now, but I've had no complaints with recent stuff.

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For my upcoming oversea trip.

Cloth: fresco tobacco special run (current version)
Shirt and tie: RLPL
PS: unbranded
Shoes: Masaru Okuyama
post #2229 of 3700
Nice, the fresco is significantly lighter in natural light?
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Nice, the fresco is significantly lighter in natural light?

Not really. It is the same fabric batch as yours.
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The last time I wore it, it seemed a couple of shades lighter. But then I'm a bit colour blind.
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For my upcoming oversea trip.

Cloth: fresco tobacco special run (current version)
Shirt and tie: RLPL
PS: unbranded
Shoes: Masaru Okuyama

Nicely executed, looks like Tailor Lai has nailed down your pattern better each time. 

 

Okuyama do trunk in HK too? 

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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post

Nicely executed, looks like Tailor Lai has nailed down your pattern better each time. 

Okuyama do trunk in HK too? 

Thanks for your kind words. Actually Lai keep forgetting my strong shoulder preference. He seems to prefer his more than mine.

Okuyama actually locates in Hong Kong.
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Nice stuff @add911_11 - is that a 9/10 oz fresco?  Am taking some 7/8 oz fresco to Lai soon to make a second pair of trousers  for a recent GY suit where I probably specified poorly - (looking for a lower rise, no cuffs, no break, more taper... oh and I've lost a little weight already in the 6 weeks since taking delivery. :violin:

 

It does seem very difficult to get good trouser lines when working with Fresco, particularly the lighter weight version.  It bags quite easily and the drape is problematic.

 

 

Planning to give Lai some linen for trousering at the same time and some navy worsted twill for a blazer so hopefully we'll get closer to a good fit in time for rounds 2 and 3...

 

Lai defaults to quite a thin and sharp shoulder for his house style, no?  I've been wondering whether with my wide shoulders and burly frame whether a strong, maybe even slightly extended, shoulder might make my proportions better/less bad.

 

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Originally Posted by Penfold View Post

Nice stuff @add911_11
 - is that a 9/10 oz fresco?  Am taking some 7/8 oz fresco to Lai soon to make a second pair of trousers  for a recent GY suit where I probably specified poorly - (looking for a lower rise, no cuffs, no break, more taper... oh and I've lost a little weight already in the 6 weeks since taking delivery. musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

It does seem very difficult to get good trouser lines when working with Fresco, particularly the lighter weight version.  It bags quite easily and the drape is problematic.




Planning to give Lai some linen for trousering at the same time and some navy worsted twill for a blazer so hopefully we'll get closer to a good fit in time for rounds 2 and 3...

Lai defaults to quite a thin and sharp shoulder for his house style, no?  I've been wondering whether with my wide shoulders and burly frame whether a strong, maybe even slightly extended, shoulder might make my proportions better/less bad.



Just be warned Lai's waiting list is very long now For new orders.

I don't see any real problems on your trousers except some minor shortening. In fact the two suits you posted looks very good to me.

I think Lai has a softer look by default, I consider my stuff from other tailor much sharper.

Although Lai stuff has slimmer effect. But I find your suit pretty well proportioned.
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