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Nah, the local tailor in our area learned suitmaking when he moved to Canada and now runs his own small shop. I've had a few items made by him and all have been top notch stuff. 80% hand done(sleeve link, canvas padding, collar, pockets etc). He use to do the buttons by hand but he bought a machine which, after I watched him do one, I can't blame anyone for not wanting to do that.

The first suit I had made was from another tailor here in town who was/is highly thought of yet it was screwed it up beyond words. It was to be bespoke but it was shipped to Montreal(I bought the fabric from Ed on the forum here) for completion. I called asking when I was to come in for a fitting, he put me off a few times and then it was finished without my ever trying it on. LC had me bring it to the guy who is making this one and he saved it as best as could be done. I have it and it "fits" but I don't wear it because it's not a good fit. The fabric was an amazing grey wool cashmere blend with a subtle light burnt orange windowpane, makes me want to cry or rage thinking about it.

It's a stunning deal if I have my own fabric, around $600 for a coat and $1K for a suit. This stuff is a light grey cashmere herringbone made for Drapers that I got when we went to LA last month which I think I'm into for about $250 for three yards. With luck there should be enough left over to attempt at making a tie or failing at it happy.gif
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was poking around in a cabinet and found three bottles of Dow's 20 that I never knew I had.

will check in at drunk poasting thread shortly ....
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you dont find it to be too large? my brother has one and it just looks to big to sit comfortably in a pocket. besides that it seems quite cool.
TWSS
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I ate tortilla chips out of a sombrero tonight, then listened to a podcast.
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Nah, the local tailor in our area learned suitmaking when he moved to Canada and now runs his own small shop. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I've had a few items made by him and all have been top notch stuff. 80% hand done(sleeve link, canvas padding, collar, pockets etc). He use to do the buttons by hand but he bought a machine which, after I watched him do one, I can't blame anyone for not wanting to do that.

The first suit I had made was from another tailor here in town who was/is highly thought of yet it was screwed it up beyond words. It was to be bespoke but it was shipped to Montreal(I bought the fabric from Ed on the forum here) for completion. I called asking when I was to come in for a fitting, he put me off a few times and then it was finished without my ever trying it on. LC had me bring it to the guy who is making this one and he saved it as best as could be done. I have it and it "fits" but I don't wear it because it's not a good fit. The fabric was an amazing grey wool cashmere blend with a subtle light burnt orange windowpane, makes me want to cry or rage thinking about it.

It's a stunning deal if I have my own fabric, around $600 for a coat and $1K for a suit. This stuff is a light grey cashmere herringbone made for Drapers that I got when we went to LA last month which I think I'm into for about $250 for three yards. With luck there should be enough left over to attempt at making a tie or failing at it happy.gif

sounds awesome. please update with finished product.
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nvm
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nvm

LOL yeah that's what I thought crackup[1].gif
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neo - please put your momies money back in her purse, id hate for you to lose your TV privileges. earn a hundo not whilst on your back and then we can talk.

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How does it feel to make less money than a 24 year old?
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i dont know. ill get the FCM on the case and report back once the facts are confirmed.
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ps your furniture and toys are ugly
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lol, thanks for pointing that out, ill tell the owner of the home you said so. way to stay classy. im off to bed now, some of us have to get up for work in the morning. its a rough life not being a trust fund baby figment of someones imagination.
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Nah, the local tailor in our area learned suitmaking when he moved to Canada and now runs his own small shop. I've had a few items made by him and all have been top notch stuff. 80% hand done(sleeve link, canvas padding, collar, pockets etc). He use to do the buttons by hand but he bought a machine which, after I watched him do one, I can't blame anyone for not wanting to do that.

The first suit I had made was from another tailor here in town who was/is highly thought of yet it was screwed it up beyond words. It was to be bespoke but it was shipped to Montreal(I bought the fabric from Ed on the forum here) for completion. I called asking when I was to come in for a fitting, he put me off a few times and then it was finished without my ever trying it on. LC had me bring it to the guy who is making this one and he saved it as best as could be done. I have it and it "fits" but I don't wear it because it's not a good fit. The fabric was an amazing grey wool cashmere blend with a subtle light burnt orange windowpane, makes me want to cry or rage thinking about it.

It's a stunning deal if I have my own fabric, around $600 for a coat and $1K for a suit. This stuff is a light grey cashmere herringbone made for Drapers that I got when we went to LA last month which I think I'm into for about $250 for three yards. With luck there should be enough left over to attempt at making a tie or failing at it happy.gif

I don't go to the main forum nowadays, so do let us know once this is done.

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making me happy: just ordered and placed a deposit on my next bike frame. its gonna look like this



and piob, harvey- its model name is "highball" biggrin.gif
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