I wrote this short review to share my very bad and disappointing experience about Rochefort Tailor Sydney. First of all, I want to apologize for my terrible English. I will try to use short and simple sentence with the pictures to make things clear.
This was the side look of my latest bespoke jacket made by Rochefort Tailor Sydney. We can see the sleeves twist to a strange angle. When I wear it, there is an ugly wrinkle on front of both sleeves.
That wrinkle was there since the forward fitting. I have send few emails to ask to fix the problem, but they did nothing and keep telling me that is normal. So I have to looking for other tailor’s help.
That is the side look after initial adjustment by the other tailor. It is much better. In the meantime, we find out why Rochefort Tailor don’t want to do a small change to make the sleeves right. Because they make some mistake to mismatch the pattern between body and sleeves. Then they just twist the sleeves to make it look like match and leave the ugly wrinkle there!
The another annoying thing is the back.
That is the picture of 1st baste fitting, the fitter didn’t do much about the back. Then I ask for 1 more time of baste fitting
In the 2nd baste fitting, the fitter told me it is the best back they can do for my body type and the fabric I picked.
He suggest me go to next step. But in the forward fitting, things changed.
In that time, the owner & cutter(according himself said) back from holiday, he said there were too many fabric on the back. Then he decide to tighten up the back from middle line. I feel it is not a good choice. I wrote an email to him ask to adjust the back from side, but there are not any answer.
Now you can see the bottom of the back piece is not flat. The pattern of the back are not full too.
The sleeves and back problem are some kind of capacity issues, but the construction issue really about attitude. I told the shop owner very clear I want a full bespoke jacket with full canvas when we deal the offer. But I see a fused jacket after 2 weeks when I went to 1st fitting.
The sales man said it’s a mistake make by their workshop. He promised the problem would be fix next fitting. In the next fitting, the jacket show canvased. But when this time I ask another tailor toalteration the sleeves, we saw the in side of the jacket like that:
They just put the canvas above the fuse to “fix” the mistake! It means I pay the full canvas money to get a fuse base jacket!
All of these are the main problem about this jacket, there are some other smaller issues as the pictures shows.
Different double lapel flower hole
Black suture use on pink fabric
How unprofessional job that is! I think that is really unreliable tailor. I will put Rochefort Tailor on the top of my black list.