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post #16 of 47
Some examples of clothing from Hemrajani other than shirts

H&S Cape Horn High Twist Suit (H&S Fabric Number 232047)
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I live in Southern California, so I'm keeping my suit material light.


Fully lined


H Lesser 8/9 oz. Suit (HL Fabric Number 31402 - the Harrisons website shows this fabric at its lightest, like a flash really brightened it)
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Quarter lined



Trouser interior, showing Zippo pocket


H&S Wool/Linen/Techlana blend jacket (H&S Fabric number 242303)
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When I outlined what I was looking for, Joe suggested I try this relatively new fabric offering. I know little about it, other than it breathes well.

3-roll-2 with patch pockets all around, two-button cuffs. Replaced default buttons with blazer buttons by my local alterations tailor. I did not ask for double-stitching or swelled edges


Buggy lined


Edited by wjdecker - 8/31/13 at 10:05am
post #17 of 47
The two suits ^^^^ seem to have a low gorge, similar to mid 90's styles.
post #18 of 47
Re: my suits and gorge height

For my first visit with Joe I wore my best fitting suit - a late 90s Oxxford suit with the gorge at about the same place, and he took pictures that he sent to his shop. Also, I'm 6' 4" and didn't ask for the gorge to be higher. So I suggest the suits reflect my limited sense of out-dated style, rather than Joe's breadth of capabilities. My experience with Joe is he is willing to try and adjust anything when asked.

(FYI - I don't need to wear suits for work, so my wardrobe updates tend to take decades.)
Edited by wjdecker - 8/31/13 at 1:41pm
post #19 of 47
MyTailor has been responsible for some disasters as evidenced on the boards. Whether it is critical that a personal consultation with one individual is relevant has not been supported.
post #20 of 47
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MyTailor has been responsible for some disasters as evidenced on the boards. Whether it is critical that a personal consultation with one individual is relevant has not been supported.
I have also seen some very clean stuff, too. Anyone have any pics? I will try to get some pics of my recent jacket to post, too.
post #21 of 47

I'm a bit hesitant to post, but here is a tweed jacket I have from MyTailor. I'm 6'5", have a skinny neck, fairly large drop, long arms, etc.. Basically a relatively tough fit. I think they've done a great job, and perhaps this will address the previous concerns regarding styling. They're very flexible and accommodating, at least in my experience.

 

post #22 of 47
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Originally Posted by mattcritchlow View Post

I'm a bit hesitant to post, but here is a tweed jacket I have from MyTailor. I'm 6'5", have a skinny neck, fairly large drop, long arms, etc.. Basically a relatively tough fit. I think they've done a great job, and perhaps this will address the previous concerns regarding styling. They're very flexible and accommodating, at least in my experience.



That looks great.
post #23 of 47
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That looks great.

Yes it does. Thanks for sharing.
post #24 of 47

Thank you both. I'm happy with the turnout. They've made another jacket for me as well, and two suits. All turned out great. 

 

I suppose I should say that I did meet initially with Joe, but have since worked with Rishi as well. They're both great. No experience with any of the other MyTailor staff.

post #25 of 47
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Mattcritchlow - Do you happen to have any particular thoughts about Hemrajani's jacket collars? I think the only indictment of the jacket that I have from them is a collar that isn't as always-tight as I'd like. When I move my arms around or raise them while wearing that jacket, the collar moves away from my neck. I have jackets from another maker that don't have this problem.
post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post

Mattcritchlow - Do you happen to have any particular thoughts about Hemrajani's jacket collars? I think the only indictment of the jacket that I have from them is a collar that isn't as always-tight as I'd like. When I move my arms around or raise them while wearing that jacket, the collar moves away from my neck. I have jackets from another maker that don't have this problem.

 

This is an issue I'm pretty sensitive to, because I know how relatively skinny my neck is for my size. I was very happy just getting the fit right under normal circumstances (not arm raising, reaching down, etc.) Of course spending much time on this forum certainly alters one's expectations and raises awareness of other issues.

 

I do experience some of the collar issues you describe. With a decent amount of movement the collar does move away from my neck. I wonder if that's because there isn't a lot of iron work in their process, so the collar doesn't "hug" as much as it could? I admit that I've never had a fully bespoke jacket with fittings, and MyTailor definitely isn't that process, so I do try and weigh the reality of the system I'm using with the cost and the end result.

 

Bottom line, I do think my jackets from them could be a bit better in that regard, so you're not alone in that assessment.

post #27 of 47
This looks very good.
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Originally Posted by mattcritchlow View Post

I'm a bit hesitant to post, but here is a tweed jacket I have from MyTailor. I'm 6'5", have a skinny neck, fairly large drop, long arms, etc.. Basically a relatively tough fit. I think they've done a great job, and perhaps this will address the previous concerns regarding styling. They're very flexible and accommodating, at least in my experience.


post #28 of 47

Gus, did you ever receive the jacket from Joe? And how spread is your collar (less than 120 degrees)? Trying to find something less spread but where the points will go under the jacket still.

 

I've had 5 shirts made, and am happy with them fit wise. The fabrics are generally good, even the cheaper fabrics I have chosen (2 ply or executive). Last thanksgiving they had a sale on some higher end fabrics for $75 a shirt.

 

They are pretty flexible about collars if you talk with them. Joe had one designed for me based on pictures I sent him (I've only ever interacted with him via email).

 

I have had one pair of trousers, and it came out pretty well. Rishi measured me for the trousers, and hit just about everything dead on. Good strong lines with just enough taper and rise. None of that bunching below the seat. The question is whether they can make fine adjustments to the trousers, something slightly more sculpted near the seat-thigh area. However, trousers are expensive for my budget. There were some $200 VBC fabrics for a while, but they have all disappeared. I can't find anything sub 250 on their website anymore, for trousers. Most fabrics seem to be north of $300, at least on the website.

 

If anyone has had them reproduce the old brooks collar or even the kamakura collar, do let me know. It would be great just to ask them to reproduce that.

post #29 of 47
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This looks very good.

One of the best jackets I have seen from MyTailor.
post #30 of 47
Hemrajani Bros will be in Toronto on October 17, 18. In speaking with them recently they advised that in order to make it worthwhile to come back to Toronto on a regular basis they would need increased orders from their visits.

Based on the well-established members who have posted shirts from Mytailor and the recent pictures of tailored clothes which seem to be a tremendous value, I would hope that a few more members in Toronto would give them a try on this trip.

It would be a shame if they stopped coming and/or further reduced their visits.
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