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I am with David on this.
Reputable tailors/ shirtmakers buy from Mills/suppliers that they trust.

I know what I will get, buying 120/2 broadcloth from alumo.
I don't know what is showing up from Chinese supplier with supposedly the same construction.
FYI
Some of the Large mills, with name recognition, are playing also sorts of games to cut costs.
weaving in lower price countries.
Playing with constructions.
Using chemicals and resins in finishing to cover up the use of inferior raw materials.
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I am with David on this.
Reputable tailors/ shirtmakers buy from Mills/suppliers that they trust.

I know what I will get, buying 120/2 broadcloth from alumo.
I don't know what is showing up from Chinese supplier with supposedly the same construction.
FYI
Some of the Large mills, with name recognition, are playing also sorts of games to cut costs.
weaving in lower price countries.
Playing with constructions.
Using chemicals and resins in finishing to cover up the use of inferior raw materials.

Yes this is a point I was going to make, its all about the client trusting you and you in turn trusting your suppliers. I have been in the business 16 years, I can look at cloth and tell the quality of it and I know how much cloths cost but ultimately I don't really know if it will fall apart after a month or two, so I trust my suppliers that it won't happen and even if it does I know that they are reputable and I can trust them to make it right.

I had a silk suit once...it was mine thank god and not a clients, it started to slightly bleed color (a vibrant blue), the supplier refunded me the cloth and the price of the manufacturing on the suit and still let me keep the suit, no chance of that happening with grey market or fake goods.

And beware there are a lot of fake fabrics out there, if someone can fake a designer bag down to the hardware and paperwork they can certainly fake selvedge and cloth patterns/colors.
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Black blazer.

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Get ready for Frescomegeddon.
Edited by David Reeves - 3/8/16 at 2:33pm
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For more information visit:

http://www.reeves-nyc.com/made-to-measure-summer-suit/

Looks like a great deal David! Nice offer

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Get ready for Frescogeddon.


Very cool, I haven't forgot and I'm trying to hustle my paintings like crazy haha!

 

I'm happy the pre-order window is open for a month.

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Very cool, I haven't forgot and I'm trying to hustle my paintings like crazy haha!

I'm happy the pre-order window is open for a month.

PM me a link to your site if you have one, be interested to see some of your paintings.
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Reeves is proud to present its first Made to Order line.

Summer suits made from Fresco II cloth by Hardy Minnis of Savile Row. For the price of just $1750 per suit.

THE CLOTH
With a high twist worsted yarn and a porous plain weave, Fresco II is cool, crisp and naturally crease resistant. Patented in 1907 and still manufactured in England to this day using traditional methods.




THE CONSTRUCTION
Made in New York by our Bespoke tailors, and made to the same construction standards as our bespoke suits. Suits come with a hand padded, floating chest canvas, hand padded lapels, functioning hand made buttonholes and dark Mother of pearl buttons. Slim cut with high armholes, "natural shoulders", side adjusters on trousers and a cool half lined construction.

THE OPTIONS
These two piece suits will be made to stock sizes 36-46 and are available in 5 color ways.
You have the following options on the suits:
Half or fully lined | Ticket pocket or not | Side straps or belt loops on trousers | Edge stitching or 1/4" edge stitch patch pockets or flap pockets | Zip or button fly | Hemmed trouser to specific length with cuff or plain hem or left unheeded



HOW IT WORKS
Throughout March you can preorder with 50% down on your suit or suits either online or through the showroom, Reeves will reach out to you to take down the particulars of your order shortly after purchase if made online. At the end of March preorders will close and we will begin the production run with a delivery mid to late May in time for the summer months. When the suits are ready to ship we will contact you and settle the balance and add shipping, you can also come in and pick up at the showroom.


Link to offer: http://www.reeves-nyc.com/made-to-measure-summer-suit/
Edited by David Reeves - 3/9/16 at 11:50am
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Looks wonderful!

 

Could you describe the rise of the trousers?  I know it can be difficult to give specific details, because it changes for each size.  Another problem comes from saying "medium" or "high rise" which can mean different things to different people.  I'll tell you what I like, but I believe I've mentioned it before in this thread.

 

For example, I am a 40 waist and I like a 13.5" to 14" front rise with double pleats.  That's measuring from the crotch seam and including the waist band.  That feels best to me since I have long legs and anything lower than that slides down off my hips when I sit down and stand up and if I'm in a gallery talking to people about paintings I don't want to be unbuttoning my jacket and messing with my trousers.  A nice high rise and braces/suspenders keep my pants in place nearly all day.

 

If this isn't what you have in mind for these suits, that it's ok, I honestly think bespoke trousers are worth the price. I need to make a trip to New York City eventually, as an artist it's pretty much required haha!

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Looks wonderful!

Could you describe the rise of the trousers?  I know it can be difficult to give specific details, because it changes for each size.  Another problem comes from saying "medium" or "high rise" which can mean different things to different people.  I'll tell you what I like, but I believe I've mentioned it before in this thread.

For example, I am a 40 waist and I like a 13.5" to 14" front rise with double pleats.  That's measuring from the crotch seam and including the waist band.  That feels best to me since I have long legs and anything lower than that slides down off my hips when I sit down and stand up and if I'm in a gallery talking to people about paintings I don't want to be unbuttoning my jacket and messing with my trousers.  A nice high rise and braces/suspenders keep my pants in place nearly all day.

If this isn't what you have in mind for these suits, that it's ok, I honestly think bespoke trousers are worth the price. I need to make a trip to New York City eventually, as an artist it's pretty much required haha!

Generally a rise is measured by measuring the inside leg and the outside leg then deducting the inside from the outside. so say 30" inside leg with a 40 outside = 10". Although your method works as well.

These trousers would be 11" which is more of a classic fit and I am not doing pleats, I just have to keep this simple otherwise it becomes half price bespoke or MTM.
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Training day. Joel playing with 70s stock patterns.

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Generally a rise is measured by measuring the inside leg and the outside leg then deducting the inside from the outside. so say 30" inside leg with a 40 outside = 10". Although your method works as well.

These trousers would be 11" which is more of a classic fit and I am not doing pleats, I just have to keep this simple otherwise it becomes half price bespoke or MTM.


Thanks for the feedback! I understand keeping things simple.

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Artskool changing room.
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