or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) - Page 1418

post #21256 of 44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Really? With the result above? Unbelievable...

Agree. You should not have left looking like that.
post #21257 of 44062
The weather has dried out in NYC, but remains spring-like cool (which is fine by me). Today's attire reflects both conditions.

Suit - BB Regent
Shirt - Lewin
Tie - BB
PS - Robert Talbott
Cufflinks - BB
Shoes - Harris, via Barney's, Boston


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







post #21258 of 44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Def on the bold side-but not unwearable in the right context IMO ..  7/10 where white might be 9/10, cream, 8/10, sand  5/10 and tan or wheat 4/10

I'm keen for this config in the wheat Fresco   




Fittings for MTM?

I like to think I do my best for all my clients. MTM obviously has limitations when compared with making a pattern like we do in bespoke. I tried to explain this before we started but the budget would not stretch that far.

I no longer do MTM at all.

Its always going to be a compromise, do I think it's a bad MTM? Made in England, Multiple fittings and Barberis cloth for 1500? I'll leave that for you to decide but it can never fit like well done Bespoke.

Of course nothing stands up to style forum scrutiny.
Edited by David Reeves - 6/3/15 at 4:53am
post #21259 of 44062

post #21260 of 44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

You should not have left looking like that.
And more importantly, the tailor should not have allowed him to leave the shop.
post #21261 of 44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

And more importantly, the tailor should not have allowed him to leave the shop.

nod[1].gif
post #21262 of 44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post


I like to think I do my best for all my clients. MTM obviously has limitations when compared with making a pattern like we do in bespoke. I tried to explain this before we started but the budget would not stretch that far.

I no longer do MTM at all.

Its always going to be a compromise, do I think it's a bad MTM? Made in England, Multiple fittings and Barberis cloth for 1500? I'll leave that for you to decide but it can never fit like well done Bespoke especially with a difficult figuration like very prominent blades and sloping shoulders.

Of course nothing stands up to style forum scrutiny.

 

David, I am in a one-on-one service industry too. Trying to do your best for all your clients is the ideal foundation for a business plan, and I commend you for this.

 

It's difficult not to get defensive when your online reputation is being brought into question, but the temptation to react with a knee-jerk exculpatory post is best resisted. GuP's result is problematic, and I think you are best served simply to acknowledge this and offer him redress in the form of another fitting and some adjustments to fix the shoulder problem. Sure, the price was not excessive, you did your best at the time, and anyone can make mistakes on an "off" day. Most of us have been around the block with our various tailors and we recognise that tailoring is an art, not an exact science.

 

Like I say, just offer your client a solution, let him post the results here, and I guarantee that the 99% of us who aren't dickheads will go "that guy is cool, he acknowledges an imperfect result and fixes it". Your reputation will not suffer; indeed it will be enhanced.

post #21263 of 44062
Hey guys, if you're interested in following my and my fiancée Erica's coverage of Pitti Uomo 88 (lots of pictures), I've just posted a thread. Also, don't forget to subscribe to the #Pitti88 tag, for all the Styleforum coverage from the fair.
post #21264 of 44062
Dressed for comfort in the BIG smoke.

Brown herringbone on brown herringbone


No padding for me


Chuckling all day


DETAILS
Coat - Giorgio Armani Black Label
Sports coat - P. Johnson Tailor "Napoli"
Pantaloons - P. Johnson Tailor "Napoli"
Shirt - Ascot Chang
Tie - Loro Piana
Shoes - Alden for Leather Soul
post #21265 of 44062

Pretty awesome stuff, Gerry and Guido.

post #21266 of 44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
18380285122_a9fbdf1dab_z.jpg 18380283622_f7cd1a88f5.jpg 18357979886_a1ab8f9663.jpg

Kent Wang unstructured linen suit (W. Bill 60149)

Kent Wang linen/cotton shirt

Kent Wang The Great Wave pocket square

Kent Wang handgrade penny loafer

Is this suit too bold? I feel like I'd be more comfortable with it if it was tan instead of cream.

I like it too; for me, the light grey suit I posted last was also my first suit that light in color; it takes some time getting used to, but I love it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakv View Post

I like the gorge on this coat. Seems to be a tiny bit lower than the middle-of-the-road gorge height. I dig it. The stuff nowadays is too high, honestly.

Yeah, the tailor is quite old (school). I think especially for taller men like me, a little lower gorge is better. On the other hand, a detail not commonly connected with old school fit, he does amazingly rounded, open quarters. Florentinian old school.
post #21267 of 44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

the 99% of us who aren't dickheads
These thinly veiled barbs against my personage must stop!








tongue.gif
post #21268 of 44062
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post


Like I say, just offer your client a solution, let him post the results here, and I guarantee that the 99% of us who aren't dickheads will go "that guy is cool, he acknowledges an imperfect result and fixes it". Your reputation will not suffer; indeed it will be enhanced.

Good advice for anyone.
Some of my best and most loyal clients are the ones for whom I managed to turn around an initially disappointing result.
May cost you a bit more time and effort than you like at first, but chances are you'll get it back in the long run.
post #21269 of 44062
Thread Starter 
My old MTM tailor screwed up my first commission. I don't know where or why, but it happened. After four fittings, it just didn't look right, so they blew it up and started again. Second try was the charm. I think I eventually ordered two suits and four jackets from them over the next year.
post #21270 of 44062

Same experience with my tailor. Nothing went smoothly the first time I saw him. Once you build that relationship you learn his limitations, he learns your preferences, etc. Now I wouldn't go to anyone else by choice.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)