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post #16 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks AJ805 for the advice.

In an ideal world where I would have the financial capacity to travel for fittings I would definitely do that.

Since it's actually cheaper for me to source my own fabric and visit the tailor then it is to get something OTR and I can make sure that it's at least full canvas then fused what would be the advantage of going OTR? At the quality of construction level the tailor made suit is certainly better, so therefore the only advantage is fit?
post #17 of 26
Honestly, really good tailors need little to no direction in terms of fit so I don't think you need to be an expert yourself if you want to go bespoke and have the money.

A good tailor already knows how to make the thing fit you really well so they're mostly going to need to know the finer details - wide lapels vs narrow, patch pocket vs flap, etc.

What will matter, though, is the standard house style they use. You don't want to have some Italian tailor make you a British cut suit when his house style is Italian cut, and so on ...
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by monkeytamer View Post

At the quality of construction level the tailor made suit is certainly better, so therefore the only advantage is fit?

 

Great fabric and full canvas construction mean nothing if the fit is bad. Think fit, first.

post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
TM79 - Thanks for the reply.

Until now I have not been able to establish if any tailor here has a house style.... It seems that whenever I ask if they have a house style they just say "what ever you want boss"
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by monkeytamer View Post

It seems that whenever I ask if they have a house style they just say "what ever you want boss"

 

Run...

post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
Totally agree!

What OTR brands would you think provide something decent. Sacoor Brothers seems to have decent material and half lined construction. I usually run into the sleeves and jacket being to long on a 38 regular....
post #22 of 26

I've had a little experience with Sacoor. I still have a couple jackets from them in my closet in fact. They are probably similar to Suit Supply, which is not bad. For the price range you seem to be in it might be the best option. Just do NOT get it altered by their in house tailors. I've use the tailor on the bottom floor of the Dubai mall, near the grocery store. I can't remember the name, but you can't miss them.

post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

Great fabric and full canvas construction mean nothing if the fit is bad. Think fit, first.


That's true. I would also save up the money and go to a reputable tailor if budget is the issue. Most expensive suit is the suit that you don't wear.

post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the tip.

 

On a separate note, the reason why I was asking regarding what things to tell the tailor to do or not do was because he has another 2 suit fabric lengths that I need to go for a fitting for next week....

 

After the results of this thread I'm hoping I didn't just throw away a lot of money.

post #25 of 26

If he hasn't started cutting yet, I would go and get my stuff back, in a tactful way of course.

post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 

Ill keep my fingers crossed and check tomorrow :)

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