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I have my appointment on Thursday. Were there any spring or summer weight open weave fabric for $1095, specifically a navy fresco or hopsack? 

I would like to get a summer suit with natural shoulders, light canvassing, and minimal lining. Has anyone had something similar made through the Samuelsohn MTM program? I understand that's not Samuelsohn's typical style so am I better off getting something RTW or going with a bespoke tailor?

Speaking of bespoke has anyone used Bulloch Tailors or has seen their work to offer an opinion on the house style and construction quality? They were mentioned once on the MTM/bespoke tailors thread and have a store closing sale offering bespoke suit at $1795 for super 100-130. If there are other good true bespoke tailors in the city that does it for even less I'd like to hear about them and your experience with them.  

I asked Stan about his house style and he said that they had none, they'll make whatever you want. I'm sure there must be limitations like being able to properly execute a drape cut or pagoda shoulders which I never asked about.

Their lease is up in March or April at which time they'll close up shop. I believe they'll switch to biannual trunk shows afterwards.
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No I have not had the pleasure of meeting him. The customer with whom I spoke wore a double breasted suit the first time I saw him at the store and I thought it was the sharpest looking suit I've ever seen on anyone though I'm not sure who the tailor is for that particular suit. Somehow I don't think he is on this forum or very active on social media; that's just the vibe I got from him. 


You're not talking about Roger P, by chance, are you? See the post below.

 

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post #2358 of 4449
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Their demographic is probably people my age haha. Compared to GotStyle I feel Sydney's has a more curated selection of labels with more substance behind them; there is a lot of United Stock Dry Goods and I think we can all agree Allen Edmonds is not an egregious choice if a store were to only stock one brand of dress shoes. 

 

On the topic of GotStyle it is surprising that they carry Eidos Napoli. 


I remember Sydney's carrying Grenson a while back, but I don't think they do any more. Speaking of the shoes they do carry, it's items like this I wonder about. Over $600 for what appears to be a beat up black derby. 

 

Officine Creative Ignis Derby, Nero 
 

Going through their blog, I do get a bit more of an appreciate for the store, though. I like the fact that USDG are made in Toronto and their stuff actually isn't priced egregiously. 

post #2359 of 4449

USDG isn't bad especially at sale prices.

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You're not talking about Roger P, by chance, are you? See the post below.

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No the customer I met was Edison.
post #2361 of 4449
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I remember Sydney's carrying Grenson a while back, but I don't think they do any more. Speaking of the shoes they do carry, it's items like this I wonder about. Over $600 for what appears to be a beat up black derby. 

Officine Creative Ignis Derby, Nero 

 
Going through their blog, I do get a bit more of an appreciate for the store, though. I like the fact that USDG are made in Toronto and their stuff actually isn't priced egregiously. 

Do you recall which line of Grenson? I've tried G2 at Uncle Otis and even at $150-200 on sale I don't feel the quality is commensurate with the price, let alone retail of close to $500.

I suppose there must be a demand or that the merchandiser really likes Officine Creative and their aesthetic. Personally I wouldn't get them either or the Marni blazer they have for $1600.

USDG is pretty good from what I have seen; one could do a lot worse for the same price. I'm going to Sydney's today to take a closer look at the Mismo; if anyone wants me to check out any of the other things there for sizing or whatnot I'd be happy to.
post #2362 of 4449
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

I asked Stan about his house style and he said that they had none, they'll make whatever you want. I'm sure there must be limitations like being able to properly execute a drape cut or pagoda shoulders which I never asked about.

Their lease is up in March or April at which time they'll close up shop. I believe they'll switch to biannual trunk shows afterwards.

Any thoughts or experience on the quality of their work? It would cost $2k to get something close to what I like at HR via Samuelsohn MTM, which is more than what Bulloch is advertising for bespoke.
post #2363 of 4449

I stopped by Sydney's today and here are some observations:

 

1) The Mismo bags are very nice. They feel nicer than the JMB Leather bags that's also carried at the store though I do like how
    one can wear the JMB Leather messenger bag three ways: carry by the handle, use the shoulder strap, or wear as a backpack.

 

2) Sydney Mamane, the owner and head buyer, is a co-founder of United Stock Dry Goods, which explains why there is so much
    stock at the store. The fabric choices are solid and sometimes interesting (in a good way) but the construction is a bit on the
    stiff side. 

 

3) All USDG denim are 2 for $100. I'm not a denim head by any means but I think it's a great deal for made in Canada/USA
    Japanese selvedge jeans. For context the quality is comparable to the Naked & Famous I own and better than the Unbranded
    jeans I've seen.

post #2364 of 4449
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Originally Posted by ADub View Post
 

I stopped by Sydney's today and here are some observations:

 

1) The Mismo bags are very nice. They feel nicer than the JMB Leather bags that's also carried at the store though I do like how
    one can wear the JMB Leather messenger bag three ways: carry by the handle, use the shoulder strap, or wear as a backpack.

 

2) Sydney Mamane, the owner and head buyer, is a co-founder of United Stock Dry Goods, which explains why there is so much
    stock at the store. The fabric choices are solid and sometimes interesting (in a good way) but the construction is a bit on the
    stiff side. 

 

3) All USDG denim are 2 for $100. I'm not a denim head by any means but I think it's a great deal for made in Canada/USA
    Japanese selvedge jeans. For context the quality is comparable to the Naked & Famous I own and better than the Unbranded
    jeans I've seen.

they have been running sales prices for a while now, but the 2 for $100 is very good.

USDG if they have your size are decent deals currently especially some of the jackets. Been meaning to drop by again

post #2365 of 4449

That's an awesome deal considering I paid $150 for 3 pairs at their past sample sale. All pairs are holding up well. Got a black, indigo, and a navy. Only complaint I have is that sizing is very different between all 3 pairs (all 3 being the same cut and size).

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That's an awesome deal considering I paid $150 for 3 pairs at their past sample sale. All pairs are holding up well. Got a black, indigo, and a navy. Only complaint I have is that sizing is very different between all 3 pairs (all 3 being the same cut and size).

Yes I would recommend trying on in person before purchasing; one of the ones I tried I could not button up despite it being marked as the same size as all the others. It's also cheaper in store than on their website. 

post #2367 of 4449
Robert Jones is having a sidewalk sale. Kiton and bigi ties 75 and a pretty good range of footwear as well
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Robert Jones is having a sidewalk sale. Kiton and bigi ties 75 and a pretty good range of footwear as well

Thanks for the PSA. Did you see any Edward Green?
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Thanks for the PSA. Did you see any Edward Green?

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post #2370 of 4449
Haha no I don't think those are often on sale. Santoni and gravati
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