I just commissioned the OneBlazer (Corneliani MTM) - Page 2
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The jacket is a classic 2 button navy blazer with a natural lightly padded shoulder and patch pockets. I decided to go single-vented for this jacket - I find the look cleaner than double-vented. There's generous use of pick-stitching throughout (probably machine) but it's hard to see given the texture of the fabric. The pinstripe lining from the factory was their chosen by them - not me, but I'm quite happy with it - it seems to be the mark of a fine jacket that they use pinstripe lining in the sleeves instead of matching it to the lining of the rest of the jacket. The lining looks great - although I wish I would have picked an even brighter and more obnoxious shade. Feeling the seems it appears there is extra fabric in the jacket to let out.
On the whole I'm happy with the jacket since it's what I wanted when I couldn't find it in RTW - but given the price and the wait time my first choice in the future will still by RTW whenever possible. The quality of this jacket seems on par with Samuelsohn, Canali, Zegna, etc. I know they are all priced differently, but having worn them all I'd say they are pretty comparable in most regards.
That's a beautiful coat, excellent choice. For the record, 2k for a MTM coat of that quality, made in Italy, is a good price. I think everyone here is so accustomed to Ebay, shop the finest, or whatever discount store they scoff at full retail. However, you wanted customized details (patch pocket, surgeon cuff, single vent, etc...) which necessitated MTM or bespoke. Given your location, bespoke wasn't an option as expenses associated with traveling to NY for Napoli Su Misura or Chan would have have quickly offset any price difference between those discount bespoke services and Corneliani MTM. Great job and enjoy your jacket!
Nice blazer. I was in this exact position, looking at my tailor, MTM from Canali, Zegna, Samuelson...
Was walking about and popped into a boutique and found a Canali Kei with a two-ply fabric (unlined, but has a houndstooth interior) and smoked buttons...on sale. Bam, done. This will retire two lesser blazers, adios. Nice to have a high quality go-to blazer. Cheers, will post pics later...
Don't see the point of black fresco. You're not going to wear black during the day and in the evenings one generally (a) wants something with a bit more formality than an open weave and (b) cares less about staying cool than in the hot sun mid-afternoon.
The Other Blazer. I enjoy reading Fidel's journey with his blazer.
As I said, I stumbled upon this (have had Canali Kei in my mind) and snagged it. The self-lined fabric is very interesting. Under bright light some of the lighter threads shine through the fabric, but otherwise is very rich.