Where the hell is Kai anyways? Â He's gotta start dropping some tips here before our Chan appointments arrive. Â I've got my appointment on July 5. Â I am not sure what I'm gonna wear, mainly because my best fitting suit is actually quite unlike what I will be going for. Â My best fitting suit is a pretty classic American cut -- natural shoulders, center vent -- albeit with some waist suppression. Â But I really am desiring my Chan suit (suits) to be more in that English style -- a little more waist suppression, double vent, possibly a ticket pocket, maybe a dab shorter in length (though with a natural shoulder). Â It relieves me to hear that Kai describes that type of "hourglass" style as Chan's house style. Â Kai, if you are there and still have the pics of your Chan suit, can you repost them? Â They are not available anymore here.
Sorry not to jump into this thread earlier. I've been at scout camp with my son. A full week of rain, sleet, and hail. Glad to be back in my warm comfortable house now. I'll wear one of my Chan suits to church tomorrow, and post some pictures (along with re-posting the pictures of my grey flannel suit posted earlier.) I would wear a suit and dress shirt to the fitting. I would DEFINITELY wear a pair of dress shoes to the fitting. They can do various styles of cut. They asked me about my suits I owned and initially assumed that I wanted an Italian, Neopolitan cut. I decided to go with a more British style, however. I've only had the British style jackets from them, so I can't comment on how the other styles would turn out. I'm not entirely sure how the US process works. I bought my first suit from them in Hong Kong and went through several fittings for it. I've since just ordered suits from them via e-mail. I told them the type of cloth I wanted; they sent me a bunch of swatches; I picked the one I wanted, then told them to make me a suit from it. They made the suit from their extisting pattern. Of the two suits I've purchased from them over the internet, both were just as well made as the one I had done in Hong Kong. One need very slight alterations from my local tailor, but now looks perfect. As far as comparisons to Ready to Wear lines, I find that the custom fit means that they look better on me than my RTW suits costing three times as much. They might not have quite the same level of workmanship as a Kiton or Oxxford, but they look better on me than a Kiton or Oxxford (and I have both.) Once you go bespoke, I think you will find that it is just hard to be satisfied with RTW ever again. I doubt I will buy another RTW suit, as I am now fixed on the fit of bespoke.