Originally Posted by MikeDT
Mind you doesn't Chan Shanghai share a lot of facilities and production with Sam's Tailor
Shanghai? I think this was dicussed on AAAC a while back. So the quality may not be as good as Chan HK? It could be a Sam's suit but paying the Chan price for it.
Yes, I hear they do. The difference, according to a forum member, is that Sam's jackets are all half-canvassed, while Chan's are fully-canvassed. The jacket I have is certainly fully canvassed.
It's certainly possible that besides the canvassing, everything else is "Sam's-level quality". I made sure they had their WW Chan label in it before I left, so I could always go to Patrick or somebody if there was a problem.
Do you know if Chan's jackets typically have the label on the inside of the pocket? I thought it was a little strange when I first saw it in there, but didn't think too much about it.
Originally Posted by emptym
Regarding the break, they can (and should have) angled the pant hem so that it's lower in the back. Did they?
The upper rear of the sleeves has some wrinkles that could be cleaned up. Shoulders look OK to me, but I'm not really an expert. From the back it's pretty clear that you have a dropped right shoulder.
I'd definitely show up in April. Patrick has an expert eye and will quickly see and note any changes that need to be made. You'll just have to pay to send it to them and be w/o the suit for a month or two.
Yes, I actually asked about the angled pant hem, which they claimed they had. Perhaps a little more angling is needed?
How successful are the alterations, usually? I'm not going to be happy if I pay to send it in, then only receive a marginally better jacket.
Originally Posted by chocsosa
The balance of the jacket is off..they did not account for your low right shoulder.. the pitch of the sleeve is off in the back.. the pitch of the pants is off in the back..and that's just some of the issues..I am truly surprised. From what I see on here Chan is a bespoke maker that is highly regarded. This looks like a m2m gone bad like in the indochino thread..I will chalk it up as a mistake on their part..I would show them the pictures. I am sure when they see the end product, pride will kick in where they will want to fix it too make it look good for you. This was after four fittings? Wonder what it looked like after the third fitting..
Right; they actually noticed the low right shoulder during the measurements; I thought they had accounted for it.
Now that I think about it, this was actually after three fittings. I had four appointments, but the first one was just measurements; it was followed by a basted, forward, and delivery. The time from measurement to delivery was around one week, likely because it was around Lunar new year and they wanted to get the suit out before their factory closed.
I actually went to Chan after reading how great they were on here, so I'm surprised at the end result. I'm going to try contacting firstname.lastname@example.org (unless if you guys have a better email address?) and seeing what happens; I'll be sure to keep you guys updated.
Originally Posted by mafoofan
Looks so off that it makes me wonder if you aren't just standing funny for the camera.
If not, here's what I see:
1. Jacket front balance too short and rear balance too long.
2. Sleeve pitch is off or rear balance is too long.
3. Pants hem and rear balance are both too long.
It looks like a random off-the-rack suit. Virtually nothing is right that should be. Definitely needs attention.
Great, thanks for the suggestions! I agree on all points.
Originally Posted by hymo
I think you're just standing over erect in the pictures. Assume your normal slouched posture, not your ideal posture, when taking the pics.
I tried slouching a little, but the suit didn't get any better. I would love to try again if you think that's the problem. Thanks!