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post #271 of 361
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@Master-Classter No worries here at all. Appreciate the feedback, and that's the whole reason I'm on SF.

 

I'm the kind of guy who tries out a lot of different stuff on each of my suits. No two of them are the same really, so when I wore this it felt pretty natural and not too long. But when I look at the pict again I agree with your observation. I'll check again tonight to see the length properly in the mirror.

post #272 of 361
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2k per suit is about right if the fabric isnt too crazy. Have a new piece on the way in Jan from a new place, see how it turns out. 4x2 DB.

So, what's the verdict on that 4x2 DB you were getting from that new tailor?
post #273 of 361
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What do people think of John Ferrigamo (formerly Stavros)? I just ordered a custom suit from them and will compare with my custom suit being made by Garrison Bespoke.

Any updates on your suits from John Ferrigamo and Garrison Bespoke?
post #274 of 361
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Any updates on your suits from John Ferrigamo and Garrison Bespoke?

@AlfieEffie

 

+1...

:lurk:

post #275 of 361

So I currently have my Garrison Bespoke suit, and my John Ferrigamo suit is still being made. Here are the differences I have noticed so far.

 

Garrison Bespoke:

Garrison Bespoke does muslin fittings on their custom suits. They have a wide variety of fabrics to choose from and I chose a Dormeuil Amadeus light navy fabric. It's a gorgeous fabric but maybe a bit delicate for my needs. The fit of the suit is very nice and trim, but could potentially be a bit snug at times. However, the cut of the suit is great and modern and the tailor was very focused on what I was going for. A nice added touch was a wonderfully hand-sewn Milanese buttonhole.

 

John Ferrigamo:

John Ferrigamo does basted fittings on their custom suits. Their custom suits are cut off of five different patterns. They have a wide variety of fabrics as well and I chose a Holland & Sherry charcoal fabric from their durable line. John Ferrigamo is a little more conservative in the style of the suit, but still does very trim suits. Their specialty seems to be big peak lapels, and their signature is doing buttonholes on both lapels. John Ferrigamo did hand-sewn stitching and buttonholes for my suit.

post #276 of 361

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@Master-Classter No worries here at all. Appreciate the feedback, and that's the whole reason I'm on SF.

 

I'm the kind of guy who tries out a lot of different stuff on each of my suits. No two of them are the same really, so when I wore this it felt pretty natural and not too long. But when I look at the pict again I agree with your observation. I'll check again tonight to see the length properly in the mirror.

 

not directly related but do you happen to know what their(Thomas Henry) prices are like for shirts?

god knows i don't need any more, but i'm tempted from your positive reviews of the place and if the price isn't ridiculous.

post #277 of 361
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not directly related but do you happen to know what their(Thomas Henry) prices are like for shirts?

god knows i don't need any more, but i'm tempted from your positive reviews of the place and if the price isn't ridiculous.

Not 100% sure, since I only asked in passing, but I think they were in the $150-175 range for the custom shirts. Decent range of fabrics I recall. Nothing too crazy.

 

Ironically, I think I actually need more shirts. I always get seduced by suits, but I now have a lot of custom suits and not enough shirts to go with them all. I should re-focus.

post #278 of 361
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Ironically, I think I actually need more shirts. I always get seduced by suits, but I now have a lot of custom suits and not enough shirts to go with them all. I should re-focus.

 

I went to get fitted for custom shirts at Spier & Mackay a few weeks ago. Going to try on the first one on Saturday to check the fit. I'll let you know how it goes.

post #279 of 361
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Originally Posted by TOstyle View Post
 

Not 100% sure, since I only asked in passing, but I think they were in the $150-175 range for the custom shirts. Decent range of fabrics I recall. Nothing too crazy.

 

Ironically, I think I actually need more shirts. I always get seduced by suits, but I now have a lot of custom suits and not enough shirts to go with them all. I should re-focus.

 

I'm the opposite, although my line of work rarely requires a suit and it would be a bit 'weird' for me to wear one very often.

 

They don't have anything on their website(that i could find), sot this is very helpful. That price is great, assuming the quality is up to snuff.

Gonna have to check them out I think.

post #280 of 361

Does anyone know anything about Marlon Durrant? http://www.mdbespoke.ca/

He's based in Toronto and claims to be fully bespoke and does suiting and shirts.

 

There are a few old threads on here but little info and any stuff in the media is years out of date.

I used to live a stone's throw from where he's set up and I was always curious.

 

I get a strange vibe from his website(his "The Tailor's Box" thing strikes me as gimmicky and selling an image more than the product itself).

However the few media items i could find were uniformly positive, but with little to no personal testimony from actual clients that I could find anywhere I'm not sure what to think...... anyone have any input?

post #281 of 361

I actually have a few Marlon Durant shirts. The shirts have held up nicely (6 long years ago!) but I can't say the materials or the cut offer anything incredible. Furthermore since he focuses mostly on shirts it kind of makes it a bit of hassle going between him and your regular tailor. He's a nice quite, very affable and knows his stuff. He had quite the head start on the "Modern Bespoke" game since he had his shop set up in the mid-2000s but I haven't heard a ton from him since. To be honest I really didn't have the knowledge to go in too informed when I visited him way back when, but given the way the shirts have held up you can probably expect a quality product. 

post #282 of 361
Thanks, kinda what I thought I might get there. Much appreciated!
post #283 of 361
Hello gents. I have to say it's a very impressive amount of information you've put in this thread. I would like to ask for your expertise and guidance in choosing a tailor to commission a suit. After going through all the posts I've narrowed it to 3 possible tailors: trend custom tailors, John Ferrigamo and Espinosa master tailor. I wonder if you could enlighten me a little bit more about their end products, their construction (I'm looking for fully canvassed) and their fabrics. I Want to get a fairly regular classic suit, nothing fashion, no extra slim (more classic shape without it being boxy or your typical sack suit) and I hope I can get it within the price range of 2000-2500 (do you think this price point is realistic?).

Since I've already have two Samuelsohn MTM suits made through the hudsons bay program (which feel and fit very good IMO) I would like to move to the bespoke experience, and by that I mean the ability to work with the tailor himself, no SA middleman, and get at least one fitting before seeing the end result. Something I haven't been able to get from the MTM program is a button stance close to my natural waist, since the new modern models come with rather high button stances (my two Samuelsohn suits are based on the Beckett model)

I hope you could help me in this path and look forward to your comments.
post #284 of 361
If you are going to a real tailor expect at least two fittings, if not more. Designing the garments involves both you and the tailor where the ideas can bounce off each other before the fittings and during the fittings. Locating the buttons where you want them is easy. How fittings work is because that part of the garment is temporarily put together and expected to changed as to need, such as fit and design. The process gives some latitude. But don't expect a single breasted to be changed into a double breasted because most tailors don't include that much cloth to be opened up into db. DB can be pared away to sb. Finished pockets can't be moved, because they are cut in. Some tailors put in the pockets after the first fitting depending on how they cut the garment. At the second fitting some of the temporary is gone, because those parts are finished and you find some new temporary to be decided. This method gives the customer and tailor great opportunity to make what the customer really wants. RTW and m2m is far from this.
post #285 of 361
Thanks for the answer greger. Wonder if you have had any experience with any of the tailors I am considering
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