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post #61 of 77
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Originally Posted by andreyb2 View Post

Last time I discussed this with him (admittedly, a year ago) he offered some Neapolitan MTM shirts (Emanuele Maffeis?)

Andrey

That's right, they no longer do bespoke shirts, and the shoes sure Gaziano and jGirlings London showroom,.

I am currently helping Joe to source decent Selvedge Japanese denim for my next jeans however...all bespoke detailing etc..smile.gif
post #62 of 77
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post

So far am planning to look into Dege & Skinner and Sean O'Flynn, and will certainly ask Joe for his recommendations as well. Joe is so meticulous and patient I almost hope they have a resident shirtmaker...

Thank you for sharing your experience, very interesting indeed.

Re: shirts. Mr. O'Flynn is very friendly and helpful as others have mentioned already. However, he has been very busy lately since he's also used by others (e.g. a SR company). Due to that I have experienced quite some errors like wrong fit, wrong collars, wrong cuffs, too short etc, even though everything was written down and even though I had sent a reminder with all details by mail. Also, prices have gone up with 25% in just three years and his shirts do not involve much handwork.
Mr. O'Flynn does make everything on the premises, though, so he does not use outworkers as Mr. Lachter does, nor does a factory assemble the shirt as other "bespoke" shirtmakers do. In the end, I am happy with the fit of his shirts when he gets them right. It is just the process and the many errors that take a lot of time.
post #63 of 77
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Originally Posted by potter AB View Post

Thank you for sharing your experience, very interesting indeed.

Re: shirts. Mr. O'Flynn is very friendly and helpful as others have mentioned already. However, he has been very busy lately since he's also used by others (e.g. a SR company). Due to that I have experienced quite some errors like wrong fit, wrong collars, wrong cuffs, too short etc, even though everything was written down and even though I had sent a reminder with all details by mail. Also, prices have gone up with 25% in just three years and his shirts do not involve much handwork.
Mr. O'Flynn does make everything on the premises, though, so he does not use outworkers as Mr. Lachter does, nor does a factory assemble the shirt as other "bespoke" shirtmakers do. In the end, I am happy with the fit of his shirts when he gets them right. It is just the process and the many errors that take a lot of time.

I have had many experiences similarly with Sean!
He out posts his buttons and some of the seaming - some of my shirts were perfect, some so slapdash I think he personally just cut the pattern out!!

He does work both for SR and Jermyn Street tailor as/shirt makers as well as fitting in his own clientele...

I would follow Joe's suggestion..or Robert Whittaker at Dege and Skinner is excellent..

They made me a fantastic grey pinstripe wool bespoke ladies' suit a long time ago but they have a great reputation still!

The best bespoke makers are in Italy , not Savile Row or Jermyn Street:)

Or Charvet, or Alex Kabbaz in the US (both very expensive but on a different level.
I used to live in Paris and the shirts there are excellent but expensive - I used 2 Shirtmakers, one sadly now retired:-(
post #64 of 77
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Looks fantastic! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

+1000
post #65 of 77
Thread Starter 
I've had a few requests for updated pics, these are from April and both suits have since been finished and taken home. I also started a new 3-piece in a mid-grey 13 oz. Smiths PoW with blue overcheck (basted fitting in 4 weeks). The primary evolution from the first commission (3-piece) and the second (DB) is that the shoulders were slightly extended. This is a particular issue that both Joe and Michael want to address with my third. At any rate, the Chittleborough crew are a terrific bunch of guys, their approach is meticulous and these first two suits (though shy of perfect) feel very, very special.



















post #66 of 77
Great stuff MT.
post #67 of 77

The silhouette is gorgeous. But there seems to be issues with the sleeves 

post #68 of 77
Love the cut but for bespoke price, I won't be happy with both sleeves and the back.
post #69 of 77
I really like the front of these suits but the back and sleeves have issues. Although I am a big fan of structured tailoring, I think NSM made you some really nice garments. Are you done using them?
post #70 of 77
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

The silhouette is gorgeous. But there seems to be issues with the sleeves 

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Love the cut but for bespoke price, I won't be happy with both sleeves and the back.

+1.
post #71 of 77
Above pics were taken before the below, no?
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post

First commission picked up and being broken in. The DB should be finished in 2 weeks.



AppleMark
post #72 of 77
Any pics of the completed DB?

For those that care, C&M will be making their inaugural NY trip in the fall.
post #73 of 77
Really? I emailed them once and never heard back. What is their schedule?
post #74 of 77
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Really? I emailed them once and never heard back. What is their schedule?

Oct 21-23: Loews Regency Hotel.
post #75 of 77
Thread Starter 
I've been derelict with my pics, apologies. First week of September I'll be sure to take shots of the completed DB, the adjusted first commission grey sharkskin, and the most recent 3-piece in 13oz Smiths grey PoW.

To clarify on the NY trips, it will be Michael taking the lead on this and he'll mirror G&G's travel schedule. It's great for C&M to make its US return following a significant hiatus.
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