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New thread. Post fabric swatch/collar pics, pics of the meeting/fittings, and the process/how it works
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New thread. Post fabric swatch/collar pics, pics of the meeting/fittings, and the process/how it works

Will do. Do you think a similar post would be helpful when I get around to visiting LL? Doesn't seem like there's many posts about him around here, either.

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Post everything you've got. I know people around here would appreciate not only a post about the actual products but also your personal experience dealing with the company (pics pls!). This is what SF is all about. Report, baby!

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semper what bespoke shoes are you getting?
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semper what bespoke shoes are you getting?

Unless my memory is totally failing me, I believe I replied in a long post addressing a few questions—Templeman. I'm seeing him in August in London on my Europe trip, and he'll be in NYC in October with my trial pair in hand, if everything goes according to plan.

 

I considered the standard JLL, JLP, GC, GG, etc., but in the end, I like working with smaller shops (especially those run by one man) in hopes of developing a long-term relationship. On the other hand, sometimes I feel pulled to the behemoths and have to beat down the urge.

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Annndddd... it's 994 pages long. I always feel bad when I can't read through an entire thread without participating. I got a little queasy before joining this thread and WAYWRN.

haha, it's all good. I don't think I've posted in that thread but I'll just do a keyword search like "Delfino" or "Harrison moonbeam" ... you get the idea.

Honestly a lot of the thread is this:

A) Guy posts pic of fabric and asks if anyone knows what mill it comes from, usually gets answer
B) Guy says something like "hey, I've been thinking of getting a single button cream jacket made. Anyone have any fabric recommendations?"
C) People postings pics of fabrics bought but not yet turned into something, or stuff that finally got made

It's a cool thread. My point is there's not some extensive backstory like there is here, so you can dive right in with no worries.
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I just visited kabaz site. For a minute I thought I had ventured mistakenly to a porno site.

http://putthison.com/post/841916620/alexander-kabbazs-shirts-are-insanely-expensive

The man himself - not too impressed with the collar on his own shirt.
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haha, it's all good. I don't think I've posted in that thread but I'll just do a keyword search like "Delfino" or "Harrison moonbeam" ... you get the idea.

Honestly a lot of the thread is this:

A) Guy posts pic of fabric and asks if anyone knows what mill it comes from, usually gets answer
B) Guy says something like "hey, I've been thinking of getting a single button cream jacket made. Anyone have any fabric recommendations?"
C) People postings pics of fabrics bought but not yet turned into something, or stuff that finally got made

It's a cool thread. My point it there's not some extensive backstory like there is here, so you can dive right in with no worries.

Alright, I'll probably subscribe. Sometimes when I find a new and exciting thread it feels like I can't just jump in because of some epic Foo battle or whatnot (that Ambrosi thread, especially—only 100 pages long, so I felt compelled to read the whole thing)

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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

Unless my memory is totally failing me, I believe I replied in a long post addressing a few questions—Templeman. I'm seeing him in August in London on my Europe trip, and he'll be in NYC in October with my trial pair in hand, if everything goes according to plan.

I considered the standard JLL, JLP, GC, GG, etc., but in the end, I like working with smaller shops (especially those run by one man) in hopes of developing a long-term relationship. On the other hand, sometimes I feel pulled to the behemoths and have to beat down the urge.

It is wonderful that you are actually living the dream of most SFers. Kudos man. Do post your experiences as it will be great entertainment.
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Indeed. My "money is no object" dreams include Despos, bespoke Lobb, mountains of cocaine, and whatever else Thailand has to offer.

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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

I just visited kabaz site. For a minute I thought I had ventured mistakenly to a porno site.

http://putthison.com/post/841916620/alexander-kabbazs-shirts-are-insanely-expensive

The man himself - not too impressed with the collar on his own shirt.

 

 

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It is wonderful that you are actually living the dream of most SFers. Kudos man. Do post your experiences as it will be great entertainment.

Thanks—I just hope I can contribute something of value, since SF has been an invaluable resource to me in my slow transformation from slob to whatever I'm gonna end up becoming.

 

Also, my feeling is that if you can articulate what you don't like about it/what you want in your shirt collar, he will hopefully be able to satisfy you.

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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

Alright, I'll probably subscribe. Sometimes when I find a new and exciting thread it feels like I can't just jump in because of some epic Foo battle or whatnot (that Ambrosi thread, especially—only 100 pages long, so I felt compelled to read the whole thing)

Oh, by the way, here is one more bespoke thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/404781/ongoing-bespoke-projects

It doesn't get as much traffic but it's still cool. And it's like reading a picture book, so the 350 pages or so fly right by.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


Oh, by the way, here is one more bespoke thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/404781/ongoing-bespoke-projects

It doesn't get as much traffic but it's still cool.

That one was easy to read through and subscribe, so I already did! I'll probably post some LL pics when I see him (probably later in the fall—gotta have my shirts first so the jacket can fit right, right? :lol:)

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@semperexcelsius

Good to have you posting and sharing.

My only advice would be to have at least somewhat of a rough idea of your final product. My personal experience has been very dissatisfying when it comes to custom/MTM clothing. I went in with an open mind and let the "expert" make decisions. End result was a poor product. However, I was not dealing with the ultra exclusive. May your experiences please and satisfy you.
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

@semperexcelsius

Good to have you posting and sharing.

My only advice would be to have at least somewhat of a rough idea of your final product. My personal experience has been very dissatisfying when it comes to custom/MTM clothing. I went in with an open mind and let the "expert" make decisions. End result was a poor product. However, I was not dealing with the ultra exclusive. May your experiences please and satisfy you.

I think part of the good thing about having to wait until the fall to actually see these guys (well, August for my shoes) is that I can ruminate a bit on what I'm really after in order to be able to articulate it best. Like, it's given me time to save pictures as I come across them of nice shirt collars, suit lapels, toe shapes, etc. that I like.

 

However, I also think it's important to trust your tailor to the degree that you at least allow them to do their house cut—I'm not going to go trying to get LL to do a spalla camicia or whatever. If I want that, I'll go to Rubi or elsewhere. However, I think I should be able to request certain details, like single forward pleats, spread collar, round but slender toe, etc. and work with the craftsman to get it to turn out pretty well.

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