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post #31 of 46
Thanks for bringing up this tailor.

I used to go to Maxwell's and have given up on him 2 years ago. This might be a better alternative.
post #32 of 46
I saw a beautiful linen jacket from Joe H. at the last SF meet-up in San Francisco.
PM me if you wish to contact the member who was wearing it.
post #33 of 46
I have limited experience with them (only 4 or 5 shirts) but I found the quality of the stitching to be poor, and after 4 or 5 washings the cuffs became quite wrinkly and hard to iron (I'd asked for non-fused) but I still don't believe the cuffs should have been like that.

After that I stopped ordering from them.
post #34 of 46
Thread Starter 
I don't have any experience like this; all of my shirts have held-up very well, in fact. Some of them are over 3 years old, have been worn and laundered many dozen times, and do not show any significant wear.
post #35 of 46
Same here. Most of my shirts from them are at least 2 years old with heavy rotation and have held up wonderfully. Espescially the stithcing. No loose threads or popped buttons.

Unfused collar and cuffs are hard to iron - its part of the charm.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

This looks very good.

 

 

+1

 

I used Joe for shirts many years ago and was quite happy (particularly at the price). I did order a sportcoat from him as well, which was less of a success.

post #37 of 46
Thread Starter 
I've posted a thread with pictures of the SC that Hemrajani made for me recently here: [URL=http:// I've posted a thread with pictures of the SC that Hemrajani made for me recently here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/364042/pictures-new-hemrajani-sc#post_6629903

Generally speaking, I'm pretty pleased with the coat. I think that the front, shoulders, and sleeves are a great fit, and I like the overall silhouette and proportions. Things that I'm not as pleased with include the quarters, which have a nice shape but show too much waist; the somewhat-loose collar; and the back, which is not clean enough.

I'd value this group's input on the coat, and what I may ask them to do for my next order.
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
 

 

 

+1

 

I used Joe for shirts many years ago and was quite happy (particularly at the price). I did order a sportcoat from him as well, which was less of a success.

 

Would you care to elaborate why? Were there special challenges, e.g. sloped or forward shoulders? I ask because it would be useful to know if the work is better if one starts with fewer tailoring hurdles for the specific client (I have forward and sloped shoulders). Obviously, that is a challenge for any tailor, but more so for MTM.

post #39 of 46

That was my "senior member" post? Hm....

post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post

I've posted a thread with pictures of the SC that Hemrajani made for me recently here: [URL=http:// I've posted a thread with pictures of the SC that Hemrajani made for me recently here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/364042/pictures-new-hemrajani-sc#post_6629903

Generally speaking, I'm pretty pleased with the coat. I think that the front, shoulders, and sleeves are a great fit, and I like the overall silhouette and proportions. Things that I'm not as pleased with include the quarters, which have a nice shape but show too much waist; the somewhat-loose collar; and the back, which is not clean enough.

I'd value this group's input on the coat, and what I may ask them to do for my next order.

Would you mind sharing what the process was like?

post #41 of 46
Thread Starter 
The process is standard HK tailor (at least when using Hemrajani from DC, where I live). You make an appointment to see the traveling tailors in a hotel room; you wear your best-fitting example garments; they measure you, the garments, and take photos of posture; and you select fabrics from a large selection and instruct on the detailing, cut, features that you want. As many will agree, Hemrajani is sort of in-between MTM and bespoke--the garment is delivered in a completed state as with MTM, but they don't seem to be limited by any stock patterns, and can accomodate almost any fit or styling request you have.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post

The process is standard HK tailor (at least when using Hemrajani from DC, where I live). You make an appointment to see the traveling tailors in a hotel room; you wear your best-fitting example garments; they measure you, the garments, and take photos of posture; and you select fabrics from a large selection and instruct on the detailing, cut, features that you want. As many will agree, Hemrajani is sort of in-between MTM and bespoke--the garment is delivered in a completed state as with MTM, but they don't seem to be limited by any stock patterns, and can accomodate almost any fit or styling request you have.

Thanks. When I can afford it, I would like to try them for a coat. They make my shirts and I've been happy with them so far, though we are still dialing in finer points (mostly my working to a pattern that I am happy with). They are quite accommodating of how I want my shirts done. I did stop by their home office and talked to Rishi who measured me for a pair of trousers that came out really well, with my only issue being a bit more of a curve around the seat rather than a fairly straight drop. Obviously, that's a subtle issue, but the trousers had nice lines, no bunching below the seat as with OTR, etc.

 

The challenge is whether they can deal with my forward and sloping shoulders. They have shirt measurements, pictures etc., but is that enough? Hence my question to Eustace Tilly, and to you.

 

Perhaps the question is too personal, but did you present them with challenges such as a sloped shoulder or forward shoulders (which for me is the main issue).

post #43 of 46
Thread Starter 
I don't have any significant body-shape challenges to present, just a little bit of lump from not being thin any longer -- I should be a fairly easy fit. That said, I think my experience proves the limitations of a business model like this -- the photos, measurements (they've been doing my shirts for a long time and have those measures on file), etc. simply can't replace the in-person consultation needed to refine the pattern. You WILL need tweaks to your first garment, so prepare for that if you plan to order a coat. Of course, the beauty of Hemrajani is the value and quality/price ratio, and once the pattern is set, they are tough to beat from what I've seen so far.
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post

I don't have any significant body-shape challenges to present, just a little bit of lump from not being thin any longer -- I should be a fairly easy fit. That said, I think my experience proves the limitations of a business model like this -- the photos, measurements (they've been doing my shirts for a long time and have those measures on file), etc. simply can't replace the in-person consultation needed to refine the pattern. You WILL need tweaks to your first garment, so prepare for that if you plan to order a coat. Of course, the beauty of Hemrajani is the value and quality/price ratio, and once the pattern is set, they are tough to beat from what I've seen so far.

That's a good point. If you believe in the approach, then the goal is to find the right pattern and endpoint, with some reasonable progress at each step. I'm happy enough with the results on shirts to keep tweaking. But of course, shirts are much cheaper than jackets!

 

Thanks for your reply.

post #45 of 46
TweedyProf - you were asking about the BB or Kamakura Collar.

The link below was shared with me in response to my post above seeking a nice soft BD collar (credit to RBJ1)

http://enc2010.blogspot.ca/2010/11/mr-hemrajanis-shirts-mytailorcom_10.html

Looks like the poster was able to achieve a good result with these measurements.
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