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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Yes, 6 or 7 prior custom shirts from them. I've been buying them since before they were a SF Affiliate. The fit was pretty great after the first one, which was still good. They are quite well made, IMO, especially for the price point. They tend to cut their custom shirts pretty slim, though, so let them know if you want something roomier.

The only downside to having a lot of custom shirts is that if you gain weight there is an abundance of evidence that you've gotten fat. 

I agree that they are well made, especially considering the price. I find the buttons to be whiter than the MOP on my RLBL though I prefer the hand of the RLBL and the Jack Lipsons I have a little more but even on sale they are more expensive. I'm glad to hear that they cut their custom shirts slim as that's exactly what I'm after.

On the topic of MTM has anyone tried Suitsupply MTM? There doesn't seem to be any RTW suit in a fresco or hopsack with natural shoulders, minimal lining, really light canvassing/unstructured, and minimal lighting. If anyone knows of any RTW similar to that I'd definitely be interested in checking it out.
post #2207 of 4443
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I agree that they are well made, especially considering the price. I find the buttons to be whiter than the MOP on my RLBL though I prefer the hand of the RLBL and the Jack Lipsons I have a little more but even on sale they are more expensive. I'm glad to hear that they cut their custom shirts slim as that's exactly what I'm after.

On the topic of MTM has anyone tried Suitsupply MTM? There doesn't seem to be any RTW suit in a fresco or hopsack with natural shoulders, minimal lining, really light canvassing/unstructured, and minimal lighting. If anyone knows of any RTW similar to that I'd definitely be interested in checking it out.

last time I was in Spier & Mackay, Rick let me know he was running two sport coats. 2 Navy Hopsacks, one cut with the regular pattern and cut as the OTR jackets, and the other going mostly/full italian, soft shoulder, half lined, light canvassing, 3roll2? (can't remember that one).

 

I would like to see some fresco though.

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Originally Posted by ADub View Post


I agree that they are well made, especially considering the price. I find the buttons to be whiter than the MOP on my RLBL though I prefer the hand of the RLBL and the Jack Lipsons I have a little more but even on sale they are more expensive. I'm glad to hear that they cut their custom shirts slim as that's exactly what I'm after.

 

Our stock buttons are White River Shell, very porcelain like in appearance. Our MOP upgrade on custom are genuine WHITE Australian MOP, which have no yellowness to them. Makes a huge difference on white shirts especially.

 

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last time I was in Spier & Mackay, Rick let me know he was running two sport coats. 2 Navy Hopsacks, one cut with the regular pattern and cut as the OTR jackets, and the other going mostly/full italian, soft shoulder, half lined, light canvassing, 3roll2? (can't remember that one).

 

I would like to see some fresco though.

 

This is correct. We are waiting on the cloth from Gladson/Huddersfield, which will deliver at the end of Jan. Will release in a traditional cut, like our Model 2 and then a new softer, no padding, softer canvas, 3 roll 2.5 version. Should release in March or early April.

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Originally Posted by TOstyle View Post
 

I love how granular this thread is getting. We've got guys who care so much about menswear we're trying to parse down the details of the signage for a cobbler and whether or not they have equity stakes in their real estate. These are my kind of people.

 

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I get the impression they have way, way more business than they can handle. Keeping a shabby shop and being curt with customers is a way of stemming the tide.

I also wonder what their tenancy situation is. The shop itself has been there forever, but many shops on Yonge seem to be under threat of redevelopment. There are vast swathes of boarded-up shops further north on Yonge St that formerly housed business no less shabby than Novelty. It would be a shame if they were kicked out, but I wonder if it's imminent.

 

"Exciting" update: Novelty finally got a new sign!

 

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Oh man! This is a HUGE development. Checking it out for sure.

 

And damn, I don't check this thread in a couple of weeks I'm seriously behind. Going to have to make time on the weekend to catch up.

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Anyone know if it is possible to order something from a Brooks Brothers Toronto location and have them ship it to my house? I live a bit far from downtown.
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Phone them, I don't see why not.  Ultimate sales rep laziness if they say they can't do it.

post #2213 of 4443
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Originally Posted by ADub View Post


I agree that they are well made, especially considering the price. I find the buttons to be whiter than the MOP on my RLBL though I prefer the hand of the RLBL and the Jack Lipsons I have a little more but even on sale they are more expensive. I'm glad to hear that they cut their custom shirts slim as that's exactly what I'm after.

On the topic of MTM has anyone tried Suitsupply MTM? There doesn't seem to be any RTW suit in a fresco or hopsack with natural shoulders, minimal lining, really light canvassing/unstructured, and minimal lighting. If anyone knows of any RTW similar to that I'd definitely be interested in checking it out.

 

Last time I've been there (Yorkville store), I asked about this "personal tailoring" service. So, basically, they do not have tailor who can measure you and take specs in house. He comes from New York (I think) every now and then, and you need to see when he's coming and schedule the appointment. Prices, I've been told, start at around $1100 (CAD) and go up depending on fabric. The base model that they use is Sienna, but you can customize pretty much anything (in theory :-) ). I haven't looked at the fabrics they offer, as I've been told they don't have books in the store?!?!?!?!?! Or I just ran into lazy SA... 

I think what you get is somewhere close to La Spalla or Jort quality - that is, full canvas etc...

post #2214 of 4443
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

Last time I've been there (Yorkville store), I asked about this "personal tailoring" service. So, basically, they do not have tailor who can measure you and take specs in house. He comes from New York (I think) every now and then, and you need to see when he's coming and schedule the appointment. Prices, I've been told, start at around $1100 (CAD) and go up depending on fabric. The base model that they use is Sienna, but you can customize pretty much anything (in theory :-) ). I haven't looked at the fabrics they offer, as I've been told they don't have books in the store?!?!?!?!?! Or I just ran into lazy SA... 
I think what you get is somewhere close to La Spalla or Jort quality - that is, full canvas etc...

I would recommend waiting for Harry Rosen's samuelsohn mtm event, which starts in about a week or two. Heavy discounts expected.
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

I would recommend waiting for Harry Rosen's samuelsohn mtm event, which starts in about a week or two. Heavy discounts expected.

I agree. Samy is a good quality, and produces in Canada, so always happy to support the economy I live in. The original question was about SuSu MTM...

BTW, given that Samuelsohn produces for many US brands, I hope they will take full advantage of exchange rate and flood the market :-)
post #2216 of 4443
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

I agree. Samy is a good quality, and produces in Canada, so always happy to support the economy I live in. The original question was about SuSu MTM...

BTW, given that Samuelsohn produces for many US brands, I hope they will take full advantage of exchange rate and flood the market :-)

Hope so too. Their Paul Stuart offerings are amazing.
post #2217 of 4443
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post
 

 

Last time I've been there (Yorkville store), I asked about this "personal tailoring" service. So, basically, they do not have tailor who can measure you and take specs in house. He comes from New York (I think) every now and then, and you need to see when he's coming and schedule the appointment. Prices, I've been told, start at around $1100 (CAD) and go up depending on fabric. The base model that they use is Sienna, but you can customize pretty much anything (in theory :-) ). I haven't looked at the fabrics they offer, as I've been told they don't have books in the store?!?!?!?!?! Or I just ran into lazy SA... 

I think what you get is somewhere close to La Spalla or Jort quality - that is, full canvas etc...

 

I went to SuitSupply and asked about their MTM service. SA there was busying doing OTA suits (there was another customer waiting for him) and didn't know much about MTM service at all. He didn't show me any fabrics either.

 

So I went to BB MTM instead.

post #2218 of 4443
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Yes - My plans to purchase various items from Kent Wang and eHaberdasher are on hold. I've been exploring non-US options.

I'm planning to buy more local (having a suit made by local tailor, shirts by S&M). Bought shoes from Skoak (paid 129 in duties and taxes on carminas bought on black friday); Bought shoes from Velasca - no duties. 

I'm considering buying one tie from each of: Vanda; Henry Carter; H.N. White; Shibumi;  Cappelli. But they're all around $125-150 each. If I didn't love each tie I'd feel like a complete d-bag for paying so much for it. I'm watching for these brands in B&S.  

Interested in a Velasca review + what size you wear in other brands.
post #2219 of 4443
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Interested in a Velasca review + what size you wear in other brands.

 

If only their lasts were a bit less bulbous, the toe is fairly rounded. Aside from that, I fondled my buddy's chukkas and they were SOLID. No duties is another plus, and it seems like they didn't raise prices either, and charge in CAD!

post #2220 of 4443
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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post

Our stock buttons are White River Shell, very porcelain like in appearance. Our MOP upgrade on custom are genuine WHITE Australian MOP, which have no yellowness to them. Makes a huge difference on white shirts especially.


This is correct. We are waiting on the cloth from Gladson/Huddersfield, which will deliver at the end of Jan. Will release in a traditional cut, like our Model 2 and then a new softer, no padding, softer canvas, 3 roll 2.5 version. Should release in March or early April.

2.5 version is intriguing!
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