After a year of lurking in the stands, I finally thought it was time to jump into the game. Whew. Hard part's done. Now I can honestly say that the knowledge I've gleamed from this board has been invaluable and if only I had found you guys before my first bespoke experience in Korea, I probably could have saved myself some frustration and gotten exactly what I wanted... but that's another story and I actually look forward to telling it. Bu that's later... On to the heart of the matter: The past year and a half or so I've acquired quite a suit... uhh sickness?... as I can't keep myself from coveting more and more and more annnnd well more than I probably need. That being said, about six months ago I visited one of those traveling tailors who roam about the globe meeting you in hotel rooms for fittings and such. I'd seen an article on CNN's web site about the firm and had read about their rumored prominent clientele and figured, hey, got nothing to lose so why not. And so thus I embarked alone on the metro downtown with: what I thought was alot but in actuality was very little knowledge about suits stashed away in that brain of mine, the hotel address written down on a piece of paper crammed in my suit pocket, and a feeling of apprehension at not exactly knowing what I was doing. I was positive though that off the rack suits didn't fit me, my size being slightly smaller than the standard 38r. I also had my mind made up that I hated American styled suits and was thirsting after a quintessentially British looking specimen. Anyway, long story short, I got this Before getting too much more into the story, what do you guys think of the fit and the look? It's a two piece super 150s cashmere/wool blend with hand stitched front, ticket pocket, hacking pockets, boutonniÃ¨re string on the lapel, surgeon's cuffs and double vent. Sorry about the pictures and I'll definitely try to get better ones later.
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7/27/04 at 3:26am