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I'd be interested to know where I can get that done.

Garrison is in that range.
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Garrison is in that range.

I have heard that it is not true bespoke at that price but they can do true bespoke but it will cost a lot more. Has anyone tried Francesco Pecoraro (Francesco Sr. on Bloor)? I met one person who has commissioned from the likes of Liverano, BnTailor, and other bespoke makers and he likes Francesco over them; of course the price is up there as well.

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I have heard that it is not true bespoke at that price but they can do true bespoke but it will cost a lot more. Has anyone tried Francesco Pecoraro (Francesco Sr. on Bloor)? I met one person who has commissioned from the likes of Liverano, BnTailor, and other bespoke makers and he likes Francesco over them; of course the price is up there as well.

There are few places. Ermanno on Yonge/Lawrence has an in house tailor called Pablo. Initially I did some high end alterations with him, which were top. Then he mentioned he does suits, and he made me one. Very clasic, but I have to say the nicest suit I have. Price is a bit more then Garrison, for comparable fabric. I actually wanted to post about that experience, but can't find time (I wanted to do some nice pics as well).
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

There are few places. Ermanno on Yonge/Lawrence has an in house tailor called Pablo. Initially I did some high end alterations with him, which were top. Then he mentioned he does suits, and he made me one. Very clasic, but I have to say the nicest suit I have. Price is a bit more then Garrison, for comparable fabric. I actually wanted to post about that experience, but can't find time (I wanted to do some nice pics as well).

Is Jean Paul no longer there? I've used him for many alterations. I also use Bourbon Street Tailor in Port Credit - cheaper and does good work.

Spier & Mackay also have a good in-house tailor. Lastly is Antonio's in the Esplanade on Bloor.
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@ADub

 

I think we've discussed this in this thread in the past, but there isn't a place in Toronto with a world class tailor willing to create a true bespoke suit under $3500. That's a fact. The options often being tossed around here are for MTM or custom patterned suits (machine made but with your own cut).   

 

There is nothing wrong with either of these processes, and they will often yield much better results for a comparatively cheaper price than off the rack offerings from Menswear stores. It is important not to get too hung up on the true "bespoke" term, because unless you're willing to drop at least 4-5 thousand dollars, you're not going to get one. There's nothing wrong with that, you can get very well made suits from some of the places mentioned in this thread. We're not Napoli, but at least Toronto has options, unlike much of Canada and even the U.S.

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That stitch looks like it is going to break anytime. What is the point of rubber sole if Blake stitch goes all the way through? I'm just curious.
I have nothing against Blake stitching, but if there is rubber sole, why not close the stitch with it?

 

Hmmm. I had originally thought that this was just a cosmetic flaw. 

 

If it's actually a functional flaw, I should consider trying to return them. 

 

Can anyone clarify whether this will affect the longevity of the shoe or not?

 

The other shoe is nice and clean all the way around. 

post #2332 of 4632
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Is Jean Paul no longer there? I've used him for many alterations. I also use Bourbon Street Tailor in Port Credit - cheaper and does good work.

Spier & Mackay also have a good in-house tailor. Lastly is Antonio's in the Esplanade on Bloor.

Never met him. There are few other guys working in the back of the store, so maybe he's still there. I worked with Pablo. 

post #2333 of 4632
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Originally Posted by ADub View Post
 

I have heard that it is not true bespoke at that price but they can do true bespoke but it will cost a lot more. Has anyone tried Francesco Pecoraro (Francesco Sr. on Bloor)? I met one person who has commissioned from the likes of Liverano, BnTailor, and other bespoke makers and he likes Francesco over them; of course the price is up there as well.

 

I bet he is LeatherFoot Emporium's new master tailor. They've been saying they have a tailor with 69 years experience trained in Milan. It seems to fit Francesco Sr.

post #2334 of 4632
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Is Jean Paul no longer there? I've used him for many alterations. I also use Bourbon Street Tailor in Port Credit - cheaper and does good work.

Spier & Mackay also have a good in-house tailor. Lastly is Antonio's in the Esplanade on Bloor.

I think I will be trying Spier & Mackay as they have done something similar to what I'm after and the price should be reasonable. Now I just have to wait until they open downtown.
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@ADub


I think we've discussed this in this thread in the past, but there isn't a place in Toronto with a world class tailor willing to create a true bespoke suit under $3500. That's a fact. The options often being tossed around here are for MTM or custom patterned suits (machine made but with your own cut).   

There is nothing wrong with either of these processes, and they will often yield much better results for a comparatively cheaper price than off the rack offerings from Menswear stores. It is important not to get too hung up on the true "bespoke" term, because unless you're willing to drop at least 4-5 thousand dollars, you're not going to get one. There's nothing wrong with that, you can get very well made suits from some of the places mentioned in this thread. We're not Napoli, but at least Toronto has options, unlike much of Canada and even the U.S.

Totally agree. I have no problem with a nicely done machine made suit that fits me well. While I like the handwork I'm not willing to pay thousands more for it at the moment. I was at Harry Rosen this week for the MTM event and to get close to what I want would cost $2k with Samuelsohn, at which point I could probably go to one of the places mentioned and get exactly what I want.
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post
 

 

Hmmm. I had originally thought that this was just a cosmetic flaw. 

 

If it's actually a functional flaw, I should consider trying to return them. 

 

Can anyone clarify whether this will affect the longevity of the shoe or not?

 

The other shoe is nice and clean all the way around. 

 

I'm no expert, so don't mind me :-) just using some engineering logic. If stitch goes beyond channel, it will tear against the pavement.

 

I once ordered Carminas MTO and asked them to put sole protectors in factory - they actually glued them to sole and did the outer (welt to outsole) stitch over that rubber.  So, what happens when this rubber wears out?

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@Chambertin
 

That the pics in the article match what they have on the LF website. Nice find! Although, with the prices they originally quoted you're getting very close to the upper echelons of the world  

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Originally Posted by akoustas View Post
 

@Chambertin
 

That the pics in the article match what they have on the LF website. Nice find! Although, with the prices they originally quoted you're getting very close to the upper echelons of the world  

 

Thanks! I see the article is dated February 2015 and it's mentioned he has something big in the works. He's got to be their new tailor. Very exciting, though I'm not yet in that market.

I LOVE those Milanese buttonholes. As good as any I've seen. 

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Mouthwatering!

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on the topic of buttonhole porn:

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