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post #16 of 54
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I don't mean to denigrate anybody's opinion, but Al's tailor in SF is not very good from what I have seen. He is fantastic if you want to do something odd that another tailor will not, but his basic work and fit are third rate IMO.
Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I've never known anyone that wasn't happy with Al's work. I've had a couple of suits made by him and it's been great. I went across the bay to another group of folks and had a very very bad experience. Al just raised the bar. And again, everybody...and I mean everybody has a bad day or two. It's only human. FG.
post #17 of 54
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I don't mean to denigrate anybody's opinion, but Al's tailor in SF is not very good from what I have seen. He is fantastic if you want to do something odd that another tailor will not, but his basic work and fit are third rate IMO.

Will they be able to make a velvet Nehru suit?
post #18 of 54
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Will they be able to make a velvet Nehru suit?

I believe the tailor was responsible for the infamous denim suit:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=45343

So who knows?

--Andre
post #19 of 54
That suit is awesome, in a weird way. Would I wear it? Sure, why not. The guy who had it made is a denimhead, so it makes sense. As an StyleForum suit, not so much.
post #20 of 54
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Wow, I never saw that in the forums, but I did see pictures in the shop. Al has done so many different kinds of work for different people that I honestly don't know if he has done velvet nehru. However, there was this gent last year that was getting his suit right around "Burning Man" time and he had a shirt, tie and single breasted suit made in the most outlandish looking reddish/violet velvet I have ever seen in my life. It look great on him, but really not my cup of tea. I wouldn't be caught dead in it. FG.
post #21 of 54
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I'm having one made right now by Johnathan. I'll let you know how it comes out. His suits start out at about $1600 and go up to around $2000 and slightly higher I believe.

Just got back from Johnathan's for my final fitting and I have to say the suit, which is a grey SB, 2-button, peak lapel, was beautiful. He's going to take in a little on the sides, but other than that, the suit's fit was spot on. The construction and detail is also very nice. I especially like the shoulder detail as he uses no padding, which gives it a very soft, natural look. I'll try to post pics if anyone's interested. I would highly recommend him based on his quality and price.
post #22 of 54
Does anyone have any experience with Robert Adams at Crown Custom Tailors? He pitches himself as being more on the conservative/taditional side of design by inclination, which is where I'd like to start with bespoke before going for the velvet Nehru jacket.
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I'll try to post pics if anyone's interested.
I'm interested.
post #24 of 54
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Originally Posted by fedoragent View Post
What are their prices like?

FG.
About $5K
post #25 of 54
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Originally Posted by fedoragent View Post
Folks,

I was hoping that someone might be able to provide me with some advice about tailors in the Los Angeles Metro area. Does anyone have a working knowlege of the tailors in the area?
Thanks ahead of time,
FG.

I have personally used quite a few in LA. Charles Tailoring on Roberston makes a good suit. Giacomo Trabalza, Jack's Tailoring will all do you right -but all charge a fair amount for their services. I like a tailor over in Santa Monica for Bespoke suits-Enzo Caruso. He is Italian-does great work, much more reasonable in prices, but SLOW AS MOLASSES! No doubt about it.-4 months plus to make a suit. This is mainly b/c he does everything himself. If you need someone for alterations-I would go to Ventura Blvd and Woodman-Studio City area off the 101freeway-Sidio Mancini (Also from Italy)-does great work and very fast. He tells me that he is too old to make bespoke suits anymore, so he won't do it; shame. There may be others out there, but these are the best that I have tried. I hope this helps.
post #26 of 54
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Originally Posted by the.chikor View Post
I have personally used quite a few in LA. Charles Tailoring on Roberston makes a good suit. Giacomo Trabalza, Jack's Tailoring will all do you right -but all charge a fair amount for their services. I like a tailor over in Santa Monica for Bespoke suits-Enzo Caruso. He is Italian-does great work, much more reasonable in prices, but SLOW AS MOLASSES! No doubt about it.-4 months plus to make a suit. This is mainly b/c he does everything himself. If you need someone for alterations-I would go to Ventura Blvd and Woodman-Studio City area off the 101freeway-Sidio Mancini (Also from Italy)-does great work and very fast. He tells me that he is too old to make bespoke suits anymore, so he won't do it; shame. There may be others out there, but these are the best that I have tried. I hope this helps.

I wouldn't mind trying Mancini. He's on Ventura at Woodman? What's the name of his shop?
post #27 of 54
I used Giacomo back in the day, and I like him, though it's a bit too built up for my current tastes. I still wear the clothes, though.
post #28 of 54
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I wouldn't mind trying Mancini. He's on Ventura at Woodman? What's the name of his shop?

Mancini
13832 1/2 Venutra Blvd
Sherman Oaks
818 995-0205
post #29 of 54
[quote=Manton;865753]I used Giacomo back in the day, and I like him, though it's a bit too built up for my current tastes. QUOTE]

I second that!
post #30 of 54
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Does anyone have any experience with Robert Adams at Crown Custom Tailors? He pitches himself as being more on the conservative/taditional side of design by inclination, which is where I'd like to start with bespoke before going for the velvet Nehru jacket.

This man is a crook! DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH HIM! I REPEAT DO NOT EVEN TAKE A CALL FROM THIS MAN. HE WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND YOU'LL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN!
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