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post #1711 of 1737
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post


Just call or write and ask but you will be happy with the payment terms.

 

That indicates you know the answer?

post #1712 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Dandy Wonka View Post

That indicates you know the answer?

I know the terms on which Lorenzo has always charged me but I don't feel comfortable posting them on the internet. I don't know if there is something specific about your situation that would make those terms different, but his number one priority is to make customers happy and I'm sure that if you have a concern he will address it.
post #1713 of 1737
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post


I know the terms on which Lorenzo has always charged me but I don't feel comfortable posting them on the internet. I don't know if there is something specific about your situation that would make those terms different, but his number one priority is to make customers happy and I'm sure that if you have a concern he will address it.

No problem. Understood.

post #1714 of 1737

For French bespoke afficionados, be sure to visit http://vestiairedurenard.fr/ 

I saw some pretty sweet deals on nice French tailoring http://vestiairedurenard.fr/en/product/canvassed-bespoke-lightweight-40-42l-suit-with-two-trousers-camps-de-luca/

post #1715 of 1737
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Stunning!

Where did you order it from?

Agreed. Great looking jacket. I bought my first Seraphin jacket a few months ago but I'll have to wait until the fall to try it out as we're in the dog days of summer right now. 38 degrees and humid.
post #1716 of 1737

In your experiences, how hard is it to schedule an appointment with Cifonelli for a bespoke suit in NYC? Do you usually just set an appointment over the phone and wallah?

post #1717 of 1737
^ just send an email to the address on the website. Lorenzo is in NYC 4-6 times a year and should be back here in the next few months.
post #1718 of 1737
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Agreed. Great looking jacket. I bought my first Seraphin jacket a few months ago but I'll have to wait until the fall to try it out as we're in the dog days of summer right now. 38 degrees and humid.

 

Photo?

post #1719 of 1737

Very excited for my first ever appointment with Cifo next month. I have decided on the Travel Jacket. Seems the most appropriate for dipping my toe in. Can't wait. 

post #1720 of 1737
^ Awesome. Enjoy. What fabric for the travel jacket?
post #1721 of 1737
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

^ Awesome. Enjoy. What fabric for the travel jacket?

 

I will be guided by them but I love the one Seamaster (?) got in Donegal Tweed (especially the blue bits):

 

http://paul-lux.tumblr.com/post/64848571042/details-of-todays-outfit-because-sometimes-seeing 

post #1722 of 1737
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

New French bespoke shirts for summer arrived today:

 

 

 

I'm curious: have you tried bespoke from other houses/tailors? If so, how do they compare in your opinion? 

post #1723 of 1737
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Originally Posted by findingthingsou View Post


I'm curious: have you tried bespoke from other houses/tailors? If so, how do they compare in your opinion? 

To Charvet? I've tried a bunch of shirt makers: budd, napolisumisura, T&A, Hermes, Burgos, Chan, kiton and probably a few others over the past 15 years. The biggest differences in my view between charvet and the others I've used are (1) charvet works in tiny units of measure. They will make an incredibly small tweak if you want, and they view minor adjustments as important; (2) they are stylistically agnostic. Loose fit, trim fit, shorter sleeve, longer sleeve, whatever you want is ok. This can make things a little tricky if you've never been through the experience of having a shirt made before, but they are helpful and can guide you. Just be aware that if you sat "give me the house style" they will say "what do you the house style to be?". (3) the fabric bolts at vendome make fabric selection much easier and more likely to result in getting what you really want. So much easier then looking at swatches, and the fabrics are beautiful; (4) you have to want the fused material in the collar for stiffness. If you don't want a stiff collar then charvet isn't for you. And if you care a lot about hand stitching then go somewhere else. (5) it's good value for the money. I know that sounds silly at such a high price point, but when you compare it to high end rtw, it's about the same. I'd recommend if you are going to be in Paris three or four times over a six month to one year period. It will take three or four fittings to get it right.
post #1724 of 1737

^

Well said

 

That's the way it should be!  For shirts or working with a tailor for clothing. 

 

I don't have an answer for "what's your house style?" when you are creating something so individual as a custom suit

post #1725 of 1737

^ I agree!

 

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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post


To Charvet? I've tried a bunch of shirt makers: budd, napolisumisura, T&A, Hermes, Burgos, Chan, kiton and probably a few others over the past 15 years. The biggest differences in my view between charvet and the others I've used are (1) charvet works in tiny units of measure. They will make an incredibly small tweak if you want, and they view minor adjustments as important; (2) they are stylistically agnostic. Loose fit, trim fit, shorter sleeve, longer sleeve, whatever you want is ok. This can make things a little tricky if you've never been through the experience of having a shirt made before, but they are helpful and can guide you. Just be aware that if you sat "give me the house style" they will say "what do you the house style to be?". (3) the fabric bolts at vendome make fabric selection much easier and more likely to result in getting what you really want. So much easier then looking at swatches, and the fabrics are beautiful; (4) you have to want the fused material in the collar for stiffness. If you don't want a stiff collar then charvet isn't for you. And if you care a lot about hand stitching then go somewhere else. (5) it's good value for the money. I know that sounds silly at such a high price point, but when you compare it to high end rtw, it's about the same. I'd recommend if you are going to be in Paris three or four times over a six month to one year period. It will take three or four fittings to get it right.

 

Their website seems to be down. Do you normally ring them up?

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