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Designing a new suit - what details are you looking for?

post #1 of 98
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Greetings all,

We are finalizing the details of our first line of classic suits and wanted to quickly poll the styleforum members on what their preferences are as well as style details you would like to see in a high quality luxury garment. We admit we should have acted much earlier in running this by the forum, but we still have time to make last minute changes or add details!

We are starting small with a selection of 4 fabrics and will debut with a more modern 2-button (higher gorge) model with notch lapels and side vents, full canvass construction, pick-stitching throughout, basted sleeves (to allow for functional sleeve buttons) and flapped besom pockets. We have not yet decided whether we will offer a single pleated pant or a flat front pant. Fine details will likely include bemberg lining, corozo buttons, demi-luna reinforced pocket stitching, an inside chest pocket which opens UP and down to accommodate an airline ticket, and trousers will have an inner curtained waist band. We hope to introduce this new line exclusively on eHaberdasher.com and also on ebay later this year.

We are extremely excited about this new venture and your opinions and input are much appreciated. We eagerly look forward to hearing from you all!

Yours Truly,

Ben
post #2 of 98
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Greetings all,

We are finalizing the details of our first line of classic suits and wanted to quickly poll the styleforum members on what their preferences are as well as style details you would like to see in a high quality luxury garment. We admit we should have acted much earlier in running this by the forum, but we still have time to make last minute changes or add details!

We are starting small with a selection of 4 fabrics and will debut with a more modern 2-button (higher gorge) model with notch lapels and side vents, full canvass construction, pick-stitching throughout, basted sleeves (to allow for functional sleeve buttons) and flapped besom pockets. We have not yet decided whether we will offer a single pleated pant or a flat front pant. Fine details will likely include bemberg lining, corozo buttons, demi-luna reinforced pocket stitching, an inside chest pocket which opens UP and down to accommodate an airline ticket, and trousers will have an inner curtained waist band. We hope to introduce this new line exclusively on eHaberdasher.com and also on ebay later this year.

We are extremely excited about this new venture and your opinions and input are much appreciated. We eagerly look forward to hearing from you all!

Yours Truly,

Ben


Hello Ben,

Are there advantages for SF (a 30% off?)?

GN
post #3 of 98
Thread Starter 
Regarding a StyleForum discount - probably - but likely not anywhere close to 30%.
post #4 of 98
Very interesting idea! Good for you.

I would go with flat front pants as they seem much more popular. I much prefer the 3-roll-2 or 3-roll-2.5 but I can see why the 2 button may sell better.
post #5 of 98
I like suits with side tabs and suspender buttons, but that's me.
post #6 of 98
Sounds neat... I actually like the single pleat pants but what do I know Any indication of the price point for this product? EDIT - I agree with Jack about suspender buttons.
post #7 of 98
Inside pockets should include a pen pocket and "cigarette" (now cell-phone) pocket on the left side. I also like an exterior ticket pocket.

I also agree on side tabs and suspender buttons instead of belt loops (although suspender buttons are really best on high-waisted trousers made to be worn with suspenders...I mean braces). Oh, and how about a hanging loop inside the trouser waistband, for hanging on a hook inside a gym locker?
post #8 of 98
flat front pants!

jacket inside pockets, at least 5; two inside chest pockets, pen pocket, two inside waist pockets for cell phones and cigarettes.

btw, are these going to be MTM suits?
post #9 of 98
Ben,

I would suggest that, if at all feasible, you offer a choice between flat-front and pleated. A further choice of suspended pants (with pleats of course) would be gravy. The choices you've made so far all seem solid, although excessive pick-stitching for pick-stitching's sake could be, well, excessive. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
post #10 of 98
Rubberized strip (shirt stay) in suit pants trousers & pattern matching are a plus for me.
post #11 of 98
Ticket pocket
post #12 of 98
option for peak lapel.
What price point are you considering? I am assuming this is MTM.
post #13 of 98
Lapels with 3/2 roll, and, a outside pocket for, Pez.
post #14 of 98
I hope your suits are available in sizes 50L and 52L. That's all. Some big guys like to have a little style too!
post #15 of 98
For an initial line of 'classic' suits, I vote against exterior ticket pockets and hacking style pockets. Sounds interesting!
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