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Originally Posted by Macallan View Post

No, you are confusing lining with canvas - http://www.styleforum.net/t/269171/canvas-and-suit-construction, read the first post.

http://www.cadandthedandy.co.uk/tailored-suits - this explains the different C&TD options


Go and speak with Cad & The Dandy, you can see garments they have made for other customers; do the same with Tweed Addict. We cannot make your mind up, we can advise you of the options and help guide you; however, the final decision should be yours.

 

Macallan, Did Jon DeBoise cut your suits at C&tD? If so, I'd be very interested in seeing a fit pic of the garment. Thanks - ET
post #47 of 63
connock and lockie had some pretty long delivery times last time i was there. and tailors are notorious for not meeting their deadlines. if you need it for a wedding, keep this in mind.

theres been a few threads about off row, or value tailors in london. all of these guys have been mentioned and there are one or two more. its worth noting that ww chan and others tour london, and might be a good option for you. they usually travel with a decent range of fabrics including tweeds, but they can source other stuff if they dont have the book with them and you know what you want.
post #48 of 63
Sorry to hear George didn't work out. He's always been really great with my stuff.

Sitting in his shop going over fabric and drinking whisky out of plastic cups while he bickered with his wife and greeted the various customers who came in, all of whom seem to have known him forever, was my first experience of tailors. Having used a few older tailors (use them while you can) I think it's a difference in approach. People might jump on me for saying this but to an extent I think old school, independent tailors are used to a certain amount of trust from their clients that they know what they're doing (having said that I've had one really shitty experience with an independent tailor but that was more down to me not knowing what I really wanted and him not telling me why he was doing what he was doing).

That isn't to say some of them couldn't do with better customer skills. But if its a toss up between salesmanship and a lifetime of tailoring know-how then I know which way I'm going.

Plus it's really nice to be able to start a sentence 'As I was saying to my tailor...'

I hope whoever you go with works out.
post #49 of 63
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

connock and lockie had some pretty long delivery times last time i was there. and tailors are notorious for not meeting their deadlines. if you need it for a wedding, keep this in mind.

They have quoted me 8 weeks for two pairs of trousers - they did mention they normally require 4 weeks but at the moment 8 weeks would be more realistic.
post #50 of 63
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Macallan,Did Jon DeBoise cut your suits at C&tD? If so, I'd be very interested in seeing a fit pic of the garment.Thanks - ET

Jon did cut my suit; however, I am not sure about the tweed jacket as it is a mtm product
post #51 of 63
I have lost some weight since the jackets were made. The trousers for the suit, do need to be taken in; however, looking to get brace buttons added and a matching waistcoat made.
The first time I went to Cad & The Dandy, it was at their Castle Court location where I also met Jon; the following two visits where at Chittleborough & Morgan on Savile Row.

Not the best pics, should have taken them without sweater - will take some pics without a sweater for the suit jacket.

Johnston of Elgin cloth:




390g Dugdale & Bros cloth:

post #52 of 63
Better pics of the suit jacket



post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by TimothyLeighton View Post

Sorry to hear George didn't work out. He's always been really great with my stuff.

Sitting in his shop going over fabric and drinking whisky out of plastic cups while he bickered with his wife and greeted the various customers who came in, all of whom seem to have known him forever, was my first experience of tailors. Having used a few older tailors (use them while you can) I think it's a difference in approach. People might jump on me for saying this but to an extent I think old school, independent tailors are used to a certain amount of trust from their clients that they know what they're doing (having said that I've had one really shitty experience with an independent tailor but that was more down to me not knowing what I really wanted and him not telling me why he was doing what he was doing).

That isn't to say some of them couldn't do with better customer skills. But if its a toss up between salesmanship and a lifetime of tailoring know-how then I know which way I'm going.

Plus it's really nice to be able to start a sentence 'As I was saying to my tailor...'

I hope whoever you go with works out.

Very kind sentiments indeed!
Just didn't click with George unfortunately. He mentioned that I would be a difficult customer, and for that he would charge me more... Chemistry me thinks.
post #54 of 63
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Thank
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Originally Posted by ivyshaw View Post

find some reviews about sims: http://www.styleforum.net/t/75076/sims-macdonald-bespoke
s, had read that quote in here before.
I've quoted £1600 for a three pce. There still in the running.
post #55 of 63
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone, and thanks for all the advise. I visited C&D today, and decided to go with them. They were extremely accommodating, and made some interesting suggestions, such as a different cloth entirely for the wastecoat, and one of their cloth suppliers happened to be in the shop to add his penny's worth, which was interested. Going for a fitting next week, so i'll keep you posted.

post #56 of 63
What option did you go for; bespoke or one of the mtm options
post #57 of 63
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Originally Posted by Macallan View Post

What option did you go for; bespoke or one of the mtm options

The full monty.

post #58 of 63
Thread Starter 

Sorry, thought i'd replied to this.

 

I've gone for the bespoke. Not sure about the cloth yet, but needs to be light, the rep recommended something that had a number, which I can't remember....

post #59 of 63

please keep us posted as to how you get on!

post #60 of 63
I hate to be to much of a thread resurrecter but I was wondering if anyone had some reviews for Tweed Addict? Vastly smaller company then some of the ones mentioned over on Savile Row but I'd like to get a sense of some options in the wonderful world of tweed.
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