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post #16 of 24
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I was just waiting for that question.   Actually I love the suit and can't really say I've had any problems with it, so much so that I've bought 3 more from the same firm. Raja Daswani http://www.raja-fashions.com/ from Hong Kong is who I got the suit made from. Both the BBC and CNN ran stories on him and that's how I came about picking him http://www.cnn.com/2002....ex.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2018123.stm His web site as well as some other sites claims he has a clientele of who's who in the political world including Tony Blaire and others. I was a bit skeptical about that at first until my meeting with the guy... as I opened the door to the hotel suite at the Marriot in DC, there in front of me sat a congressman and a senator both getting fitted for suits and shirts. Quite a humbling experience but scary as well. (Politicians aren't exactly known for their style in clothes.) Anyway the price isn't decided until the end and they try to get you to buy more than one suit. I ended up playing the poor college kid act and got it down to about 600 a suit. Not a bad price I thought for a super 150s cashmere/wool blend. The turn around is 3 weeks, decidedly shorter than Chan's. If anyone is interested, I can definitely post more (and better) pictures of my suit as well as the three others I ordered.
post #17 of 24
I'd definitely love to see more pictures of this suit and the others.
post #18 of 24
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post #19 of 24
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These should give a better idea on the detail
post #20 of 24
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Anyway the price isn't decided until the end and they try to get you to buy more than one suit. I ended up playing the poor college kid act and got it down to about 600 a suit. Not a bad price I thought for a super 150s cashmere/wool blend. The turn around is 3 weeks, decidedly shorter than Chan's.
I've had a similar experience with an MTM shop in Hong Kong.  They were always trying to upsell me on fabrics and features. I felt like I was working against them and the service was proportional to the dollar value of my order. Since discovering Chan, I will not be ordering elsewhere.  For a little more money, you get a better product and much better service.  They're always eminently polite and helpful whether I'm ordering a few shirts or several suits.  The cost, barring any unusual requests, is determined upfront and their specials are quite attractive. As for the turnaround time, I'm rarely blindsided by the need for a(nother) suit, so I can afford to wait.  As has been pointed out with respect to other artisans, one generally gets to choose any two of good, inexpensive, or fast.  I suggest you try Chan. Regards, dan
post #21 of 24
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These should give a better idea on the detail
What a wonderful English suit (I LOVE the hacking pockets and the ticket pocket). My only quibble is the lapels look a little stiff to my eye. How is the shoulder attachment? koji
post #22 of 24
Welcome to the forum. Great suit. Constructive criticism: Consider buttoning the top two buttons on the coat, as the lapel has been cut to roll only to the top button. In future orders, perhaps raise the buttoning-point of the coat (middle button) by an inch?  I favor a high button stance, and think that raising the gorge would focus the eye better on the area directly below your face, which will in turn draw the eye upwards to your face. Buttoning the top button will also have this effect. I would also opt for a slightly more open bottom to the coat.  While your belt should not be visible, some of the pant should be visible between the edges of the lower portion of the coat.  The pictures show up a little dark on my monitor, but my concern is that the jacket may cut off your legs, throwing off the balance of the suit. Some lining is visible in the picture of you wearing the suit.  It may be a function of angle, but it could also be correctable by changing the dimensions of the coat's rear flap? The tie knot is large but acceptable in my mind.  It certainly makes a statement.
post #23 of 24
Doctor Crane, Much obliged if you can answer a few question I have. Reading Raja's website, he mentions $250/suit. $600 is far from $250. Does this mean $250/suit gets me a suit made of material close to the courseness of burlap?? How was the meeting with him? Who is the maker of the fabric you chose? Was he courteous or was he the consumate salesman? He does trips to New York but I was hesistant as to the quality. Now with those pics you posted, I might pay him a visit. If you can post more pics, that would be great. Thanks -HitMan009
post #24 of 24
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BGW: Excellent criticism. I actually really like the idea about next time ordering a jacket with a higher gorge. Although for my next trip, I'm dangling with the idea of a 1 button jacket rather than the 3... HitMan009: Raja presented himself as a knowledgeable person and far more courteous than his sale staff. If you go, make sure you deal with him and it'll be smooth sailing. He's very helpful and is defiantly willing to work on the finical aspects. However, as soon as you meet him you absolutely have to let him know that you know what you're talking about. I'm almost positive that if you mention you wish for a full canvas, he'll definitely oblige. Remember though, haggle haggle haggle. If you're savvy enough, I bet you could even walk away with a steal. As for the manufacturer, I'm rather disappointed in myself for not remembering/taking down the name. I'll definitely do so next time. What I want to do is take some better pictures of this suit and my one from Korea to compare the fit of both so hopefully I can get that up soon. Thanks everyone for the comments. Very insightful.
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