Leonard Logsdail suit (with pictures) - Page 3
That looks great (I am sure you will fix the divots). I am guessing we are also seeing a difference between bespoke and MTM.[/quote
It depends how you define Bespoke and MTM, but this is from my "custom" make so it's not what I would define Bespoke or MTM, for me it's somewhere in between. Some people would call it bespoke, some would call it MTM, it is a factory made garment, although of course it's a good one.
I think of factory made to a real, individual pattern cut by the tailor (rather than the factory) to be bespoke, though it isn't the same think as handmade-bespoke (not that that is a term). It is a budget version of bespoke and there isn't really a neat, easy fitting name for it.That is what Paul WInston at Chipp2 used to do (may still). Is that what you do for your "custom make".
My cousin asked a few months ago that I speak with LL Jr. to ascertain the quality and value (as he wanted to order a few suits upon graduating undergrad). From our brief conversation, I got the sense that it was a standard MTM product (he did have a different term for it, and refused to call it MTM). Given the price point (about $1,200 IIRC), that would make sense.
LL Jr. also explicitly mentioned that his father would not be conducting the measuring / fittings. Perhaps that has changed.
Here are my definitions laid out:
Your right though, marketing and coming up with names of these builds/sevices is really difficult. I have been thinking of calling them all Bespoke just because the term is so ubiquitous and then coming up with a fancy name for the "real Bespoke" to differentiate it.
All of those complaints, with the exception of the collar gap and maybe the shoulders, are more about subjective taste than real errors. Carl mentioned that the collar gap might be solved by a tug. And the shoulders look OK to me. But it certainly seems like the upper back of the sleeves could use some work.
I should like to see how bad this garment would have to have been for you not to forgive it its grievous (and glaring) shortcomings.
On second thought, maybe I don't, it's perfectly bad enough as it is...
That is from the lookbook.
The "Heritage" section on the "About Us" page says:
All garment production is overseen by Leonard Snr., a true master tailor who has been hand making bespoke suits for over 40 years. You can see some of his recent movie work below.
It is not hard to see how someone could think they are getting the benfit of Len, Sr.'s exertise when they buy a Carnaby Custom suit. And maybe they are in the sense that Len, Sr. designed the suit blocks. And maybe he has even more input than that.
Although some are style (lapels etc) they don't work on your body so it doesn't matter if you want to wear a skinny tie, low rise trousers, and skinny lapels, you just don't look good in them.
The button stance, lapel width and rise of pants are stylistic choices that went wrong. The rest are just plain sloppy fitting.