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post #406 of 579
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Handmade buttonholes by Cornelio:




The jacket is from Eidos Napoli (Isaia's other brand). I asked Cornelio to redo the buttonholes and to take in the waist a bit.



nice work! hope you can convince him to accept alterations from other people who aren't his clients or haven't had stuff made from him. I've tried numerous alterations/ tailors and they've all murdered my sleeves!
post #407 of 579
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^ I actually prefer that length for suit jackets. For sports jackets I prefer them to be around 2 cm shorter or as long as the ass is covered. I also do not like short jackets with high buttoning point like those being sold in Zara or Massimo Dutti.

Here's another angle of the Eidos Napoli jacket:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 



I'll post photos of other jackets tweaked by Cornelio next week.

BTW Jason, your avatar is familiar. I think I saw it before in PhilMug.

 

You're right. It was just the angle of the photo. Although the jacket is indeed on the short(er) side, which makes it a bit more trendy I guess.

 

And yes, I used to be regular at Philmug. Not so much lately. Were you using the same handle there?

post #408 of 579
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nice work! hope you can convince him to accept alterations from other people who aren't his clients or haven't had stuff made from him. I've tried numerous alterations/ tailors and they've all murdered my sleeves!

 

I think the reason why most tailors would not do this (at least initially), is that they don't want to be made liable in case the alteration does not meet the customer's standards. The business is not just worth the risk (e.g., they are asked to pay for $1,000+ suits). Of course, once you've had a relationship with the tailor and they know what your expectations are, they might be more willing to accept your alterations requests.

post #409 of 579
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I think the reason why most tailors would not do this (at least initially), is that they don't want to be made liable in case the alteration does not meet the customer's standards. The business is not just worth the risk (e.g., they are asked to pay for $1,000+ suits). Of course, once you've had a relationship with the tailor and they know what your expectations are, they might be more willing to accept your alterations requests.

 

Spending hard earned money and murdering beautiful clothing to build a relationship with a tailor is unacceptable.

post #410 of 579
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I think the reason why most tailors would not do this (at least initially), is that they don't want to be made liable in case the alteration does not meet the customer's standards. The business is not just worth the risk (e.g., they are asked to pay for $1,000+ suits). Of course, once you've had a relationship with the tailor and they know what your expectations are, they might be more willing to accept your alterations requests.

I agree. I think you have to start building your relationship with Cornelio first. I was working with him for a few months already before I requested him to do alterations on my rtw jackets/suits.
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

You're right. It was just the angle of the photo. Although the jacket is indeed on the short(er) side, which makes it a bit more trendy I guess.

And yes, I used to be regular at Philmug. Not so much lately. Were you using the same handle there?

Not the same handle. I was not an active poster but I used to lurk at the watch forum there.
post #411 of 579
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Originally Posted by aon View Post

Not the same handle. I was not an active poster but I used to lurk at the watch forum there.

Was relatively active in the watch forum there too. Not so much anymore. cheers.gif

 

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Spending hard earned money and murdering beautiful clothing to build a relationship with a tailor is unacceptable.


I agree, and that's not what I said in my post. What I said was that most tailors (at least the decent ones) would not accept alterations requests until after they've had you as a customer for a while. So, there's really no "murdering" of beautiful clothing that will happen as they will not accept your business in the first place. Besides, you don't need to spend a lot of money just to build a relationship with a tailor. You can start with ordering pants or shirts first and, once the tailor knows your expectations and you understand the limitations of your tailor, that's when they will agree to alter your RTW/3rd party clothing. 

 

What they're trying to avoid is someone who walks in for the first time at their store with a $1,000~ suit and asks for an alteration (shorten cuffs, take in waist, etc.). When the customer's not happy with the result, he asks the tailor to pay for the suit.

post #412 of 579
Hey Eddie I spotted you in Rockwell yesterday (Sunday). Didn't know you and your wife were into baking.

Would have said hi but was with my wife and we were rushing to another appointment.
post #413 of 579
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Originally Posted by aon View Post

^ I actually prefer that length for suit jackets. For sports jackets I prefer them to be around 2 cm shorter or as long as the ass is covered. I also do not like short jackets with high buttoning point like those being sold in Zara or Massimo Dutti.

Here's another angle of the Eidos Napoli jacket:



I'll post photos of other jackets tweaked by Cornelio next week.

BTW Jason, your avatar is familiar. I think I saw it before in PhilMug.


This is a really nice Jacket.
post #414 of 579
^ Thanks!

Here's a double pleated linen trousers by Cornelio:





Sartoria Partenopea wool/linen jacket with alterations by Cornelio:


post #415 of 579
Dude there is a dwarf stealing your books.
post #416 of 579
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^ Thanks!

Here's a double pleated linen trousers by Cornelio:





Sartoria Partenopea wool/linen jacket with alterations by Cornelio:


 

Cornell did a pretty good job there. I have yet to nail the fit for single pleated trousers. Will try to move around where the pleats start and maybe try side tabs as well.

post #417 of 579
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Cornell did a pretty good job there.

 

+1. :nodding:

post #418 of 579
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Dude there is a dwarf stealing your books.

He's actually carrying them for me biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by kevinyapjoco View Post

Cornell did a pretty good job there. I have yet to nail the fit for single pleated trousers. Will try to move around where the pleats start and maybe try side tabs as well.
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

+1. nod%5B1%5D.gif

According to Cornelio, the proper fit of single pleated trousers is much harder to execute. I'm having one made by him with deeper pleats. Let's see how it will turn out.
post #419 of 579
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He's actually carrying them for me biggrin.gif

According to Cornelio, the proper fit of single pleated trousers is much harder to execute. I'm having one made by him with deeper pleats. Let's see how it will turn out.

 

Is that so? I think there's too much room in my single pleat trousers. My next pair will be made by Abdul so I can really nail the fit then. I have yet to find the right cloth.

post #420 of 579

Good afternoon peeps,

 

I tried searching for the answer for this query but it seems its not yet posted, so pardon me if I am wrong.

Is there a fabric store that sells Merino wool (Aus or NZ) here in the metro? I tried searching for them in Kamuning but all i see are Cashmeres. Been wanting to commission a new suit for months.

 

Thanks.

 

Habagat

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