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post #16 of 63
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Originally Posted by burtonbradstock View Post

You're right (of course) there doesn't seem to be any point in sourcing the cloth separately.
£800 is a big difference in hand stitching, perhaps I could negotiate?
So is £750 for a suit from tweed addict less than 1600 from Connie and Locke.

It's not just the hand-stitching. It's the expertise you're paying for, the fact that the coat might fit better than another, and might have a more elegant shape etc.
post #17 of 63
I cannot comment on Tweed Addict; however, if you are looking at other options, I can recommend Cad & The Dandy - they have made me a tweed jacket in a heavy Johnston of Elgin cloth.
post #18 of 63
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Thanks, I seem to be warming to sims and Macdonald, connock is too expensive and I would prefer to go somewhere with some history. I'll let you know how I get on.
My budget was £1500, so that fits (if you excuse the Punn) Still not sure though.....
post #19 of 63
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It's my wedding, so something special!
post #20 of 63
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Thanks, I seem to be warming to sims and Macdonald, connock is too expensive and I would prefer to go somewhere with some history. I'll let you know how I get on.
My budget was £1500, so that fits (if you excuse the Punn) Still not sure though.....

If your budget is around that, I think Cad& the Dandy London bespoke is a good choice. Sims aren't that good from my friend's stuff.
post #21 of 63
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It's my wedding, so something special!

Have you every consider something more luxury? Tweed is not really for wedding unless you are Scottish.
post #22 of 63
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May I also ask:
What's the best way to choose the style, cut etc.
I presume I choose the cloth then we discuss the style, but what options do I have?
Should I bring in pictures?
post #23 of 63
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

If your budget is around that, I think Cad& the Dandy London bespoke is a good choice. Sims aren't that good from my friend's stuff.

Why don't you rate Sims, it's just that a few people do.
I'm getting married in Cornwall and tweed seemed appropriate and different, plus, I'm going to wear it when I sing English songs.
post #24 of 63
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Sims ate charging £1600 for a fully bespoke (although machine stitched) can I get a bespoke suit from catd? I thought they sent the cloth off to Japan or similar?
post #25 of 63
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Have you every consider something more luxury? Tweed is not really for wedding unless you are Scottish.

I'm pretty stuck on tweed for reasons already mentioned, however what would you suggest?
post #26 of 63
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Originally Posted by burtonbradstock View Post

Why don't you rate Sims, it's just that a few people do.
I'm getting married in Cornwall and tweed seemed appropriate and different, plus, I'm going to wear it when I sing English songs.

I will rate Sims cuts a bit better than Graham Browne, they have slightly better eyes and will suggest correction that leads the herd.
I don't think Cornwall is really cold enough for any real tweed. For a british warm weather suit, it might be good to go tan worsted. It just seems out of place to wear a cold weather garment in a warm place. Personally, I think stroller is the best for weddings, not proper yet not relaxed. Most people should have a well fitted dark jacket, just get a pair of fancy trouser, job done.

Cad & the Dandy still have local fittings, even main construction work is out-sourced (still in UK). You can have Mr. Brown or Mr. Deboise to cut the patterns for you and provide the fittings, both are good at their work.

If you think Tweed are appropriate because of the location and the presumed entertainment, Thats fine. However tweed are meant for leisure suiting and not for these big days, if you ask the majority of members here, you will get the same answer.
post #27 of 63
Thread Starter 
Stro
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I will rate Sims cuts a bit better than Graham Browne, they have slightly better eyes and will suggest correction that leads the herd.
I don't think Cornwall is really cold enough for any real tweed. For a british warm weather suit, it might be good to go tan worsted. It just seems out of place to wear a cold weather garment in a warm place. Personally, I think stroller is the best for weddings, not proper yet not relaxed. Most people should have a well fitted dark jacket, just get a pair of fancy trouser, job done.

Cad & the Dandy still have local fittings, even main construction work is out-sourced (still in UK). You can have Mr. Brown or Mr. Deboise to cut the patterns for you and provide the fittings, both are good at their work.

If you think Tweed are appropriate because of the location and the presumed entertainment, Thats fine. However tweed are meant for leisure suiting and not for these big days, if you ask the majority of members here, you will get the same answer.[/quote

"Stroller" are you from the States?

I appreciate your opinion, and am aware of the protocol. I want something different.

I'll probably choose either 12 - 14oz or worster alsport as a lighter cloth.

I'm really trying to find out the best tailor in respect to bespoke and price descrepencies.
post #28 of 63
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I will rate Sims cuts a bit better than Graham Browne, they have slightly better eyes and will suggest correction that leads the herd.
I don't think Cornwall is really cold enough for any real tweed. For a british warm weather suit, it might be good to go tan worsted. It just seems out of place to wear a cold weather garment in a warm place. Personally, I think stroller is the best for weddings, not proper yet not relaxed. Most people should have a well fitted dark jacket, just get a pair of fancy trouser, job done.

Cad & the Dandy still have local fittings, even main construction work is out-sourced (still in UK). You can have Mr. Brown or Mr. Deboise to cut the patterns for you and provide the fittings, both are good at their work.

If you think Tweed are appropriate because of the location and the presumed entertainment, Thats fine. However tweed are meant for leisure suiting and not for these big days, if you ask the majority of members here, you will get the same answer.

Are you from the States? "Stroller"

I'll keep looking thanks.
post #29 of 63
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Ok, my last question: for a bespoke suit handstitched, sims and MacDonald or Cad and the dandy?

Thanks
post #30 of 63
If you don't know anything about tailoring, don't go in with a mind to tell the tailor what to do. Go with the house style. The prices seem to have gone up significantly from when I enquired in both only a few years ago - back then it was £850 in Sims & MacDonald for a two piece.

Do be very careful with the weight of the cloth - I had a tweed three piece which was basically unwearable in London at any point of the year.
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