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That was my impression as well. That certainly doesn't turn me off at those prices, as having a tailor who knows what he is doing would be helpful versus trying to do a new suit with Luxire, for example.

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That was my impression as well. That certainly doesn't turn me off at those prices, as having a tailor who knows what he is doing would be helpful versus trying to do a new suit with Luxire, for example.

 

Often times MTM is more difficult to nail down fit with than OTR. 

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Often times online MTM is more difficult to nail down fit with than OTR. 

 

FTFY....if you have a good alterations tailor, this is very true.

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What this ignored is that most OTR that's not more expensive than mid ranged mtm anyway has armholes the size of the Grand Canyon.

I get my suits made for around 700, Luxire is like 900~. Most RTW at that price has this problem.

inb4 this is just iso's problem because kid needs to lift weights.

Case in point the recent light grey jacket I got off eBay from sartorial panthrella or whatever is lovely and alterable.... except armholes that no amount of altering can fix and stop it from offing up if I raise my arms.
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What this ignored is that most OTR that's not more expensive than mid ranged mtm anyway has armholes the size of the Grand Canyon.

I get my suits made for around 700, Luxire is like 900~. Most RTW at that price has this problem.

inb4 this is just iso's problem because kid needs to lift weights.

Case in point the recent light grey jacket I got off eBay from sartorial panthrella or whatever is lovely and alterable.... except armholes that no amount of altering can fix and stop it from offing up if I raise my arms.

 

If you implement a simple lateral deltoid and latissimus regimen in addition to your robust incline chest regimen, in conjunction with a daily 500 calorie surplus, your jacket quarters should no longer separate when reaching out to shake someone's hand.

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I found a local custom tailor that I'm interested in trying, but I want to clarify the process before taking the time to commit to an initial meeting. This is what I've asked so far; are there any questions I've missed that I should ask before deciding to go for it?
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Good afternoon,

I was referred to you by a client of yours, C*** P***. I have some questions about the exact services you provide and your process.

First, is yours a bespoke process with multiple fitting sessions during creation of a  garment, or an in-person made-to-measure where the first visit will result in the creation of a pattern and then no additional fittings until the garment is created? If multiple visits, how many sessions does it normally take for a new client, and with how much time between them? Do you personally create each garment or are the patterns sent elsewhere to be created?

How much input does the client have in the customization of the details of a piece? For example, the size/shape of lapels.  Do you have a few standard layouts to choose from or do I have full say (with your input) over the final garment?

I would prefer to do one test piece before committing thousands of dollars on a larger order. I noticed that your shirts seem to be a minimum of 6. Do you allow for one "trial" shirt to be ordered in any circumstances, for example, if I wanted the 2 suit/6 shirt package, could you do only the first shirt as a test with the rest of the payment due upon my satisfaction with that shirt?

Finally, once the completed garment is presented, what is your remake/alteration policy? If I am unhappy, will you remake the garment with no additional charge until I am satisfied? If not, what is your policy?

Here are the sites if anybody's curious. Anything I should see as a red flag there? I noticed a few of the pics commit SF sins such as shirt collars too narrow to reach the jacket lapel, but I'm not sure if that's serious enough to stay away altogether, especially since there is a serious lack of competition at these prices (the 2 suit/6 shirt deal I mentioned is $1,999, although there's no mention of fabric choices).

http://fitwellcustomtailors.com/ and http://fitwellsuits.com/

Apart from the poor taste, poor fit and uninspiring fabric choices exhibited in the few provided sample pics, a major red flag to me would be the name. Sites that emphasise their major selling point in their domain name, usually provide the opposite result. Like loseweightfast.com or datehotchicks.com etc.
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I've found that www.farmersonly.com will consistently deliver what they promise
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I've found that www.farmersonly.com to consistently deliver what they promise

 

Please do elaborate...this is the GNAT, after all.

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Maybe women just fake a lot of things with you?

 

On the upside, I feign a lot of things with them, too.

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Please do elaborate...this is the GNAT, after all.

 

 

Everyone on the site wears brown.

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On the upside, I feign a lot of things with them, too.

competence?
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competence?

 

Mostly interest

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Mostly interest

More interested in men, eh?

;-)
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Who makes the widest knit ties right now?

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