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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

To get a sense of relative scale, how much would your tailor normally charge for hemming pants, shortening sleeves, and darting shirts?

Darting is like 10. Hemming is 12-15, sleeves about 20? Give or take a couple of bucks.
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If you think it looks good, then do it. Simple as that.

Mine didn't so I gave up.
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post #27017 of 30179
Vest over suit/jacket is more advanced and, with all due respect to people who wear that look, something where I feel like I'd see it in a sartorial/model type picture and think it looks okay and something where if I saw it on the street I'd think it does not look very good.

That said, Rob executes it the way you'd want to if you want that look - I'm just saying I personally don't find it to be a good look.
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It's an awful look, foisted upon us by the likes of GQ trying to shoe horn some abomination onto the market in the vain hope of shaking up the classics to try to come up with something new - fashion, not style. Same goes for ski type parkas over suits, especially when they are shorter than the suit jacket.

This picture is about the best I've ever seen it done, but a good looking suit like that deserves a good looking overcoat in cold weather, not something borrowed from the weekend wardrobe or the fisherman's cupboard. Imagine that navy suit worn with a herringbone chesterfield, now decide which would look better on a cold day in the city. (Love those gloves!)
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Hi,

 

I've only recently started getting some bespoke clothes made, so I know very little about how these things are done. In the past, I have (sporadically) had MTM clothes made, but have always squirmed and even been horrified at the results.

 

So, after lurking and searching through Styleforum for a short time, I decided to take a leap at the top end of the bespoke tailoring spectrum and I managed to find a really good bespoke tailor, who has made a suit and some shirts for me that actually make me look very smart (this was NOT an easy task). Now that he has my pattern, I feel very comfortable about getting more clothes from him (and certainly intend to do so).

 

However...there seem to be also one or two other top-end bespoke tailors in my hometown who also seem to have very good reputations on Styleforum. Is there any etiquette about one keeping a strictly monogamous relationship with one's bespoke tailor at any one time? Or is it common practice to get different bespoke clothes made by different bespoke tailors in the same city all at the same time?

 

Cheers and thanks for any advice.

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I would say if you're happy with the service, quality and price, then if it ain't broke don't fix it.

If curiously gets the better of you, its your money and you should feel free to spend it wherever you like. Legend has it that the Duke of Windsor would have trousers made for a suit at one tailor, and the jackets made by another on opposite sides of the Atlantic so you would hardly be the first person to sample the goods at different places.
post #27021 of 30179

I'm possibly getting a MTM suit done for my wedding in June.  All of the fabrics the tailor was showing me were "summer weight" 8.5oz or less.  I found one I really like but it's only 7oz and based on what I've read really light fabrics don't drape or hold up their shape as well.  I expressed this concern to the tailor but he more or less scoffed and said that isn't the case, it's dependent on the fabric and the weave, not the weight.

 

Durability doesn't bother me much as I very rarely wear suits so this is a wedding and special occasion thing but poor drape and shape retention would.  Should I be looking for a heavier fabric or is the tailor right and I shouldn't be particularly worried?

 

 

If it matters the fabric is a Reda 95% wool, 5% cashmere

post #27022 of 30179

I think he's right. Those fabrics are made for the season. It might not look as formal, but it's not meant to...?

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I have noticed (mostly on Tumblr) when sifting through fashion blogs, that a surprising number of them have a man wearing a tie with the tail hanging slightly lower than the blade (See picture). Is this really a thing?

 

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

I have noticed (mostly on Tumblr) when sifting through fashion blogs, that a surprising number of them have a man wearing a tie with the tail hanging slightly lower than the blade (See picture). Is this really a thing?

 

 

It's defnitely done and as with many things, is sometimes done well and sometimes not. If my rear blade is longer than the front, but the front is long enough, I often just leave it. No need to hide it!

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Has anyone done a review of the Wool and Prince shirts? I've been looking everywhere and can't find any shog[1].gif
post #27026 of 30179
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It's defnitely done and as with many things, is sometimes done well and sometimes not. If my rear blade is longer than the front, but the front is long enough, I often just leave it. No need to hide it!

The obsessive in me won't stand for it.

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

I have noticed (mostly on Tumblr) when sifting through fashion blogs, that a surprising number of them have a man wearing a tie with the tail hanging slightly lower than the blade (See picture). Is this really a thing?
It's a thing. Sometimes even combined with that other thing - tucking the tail of the tie into one's pants.



But in real life, I can't ever recall seeing a man wearing a tie and thinking to myself, "He'd look better if his tie's tail were hanging slightly lower than the blade."
post #27028 of 30179

forgive me if this has made it here already. A fantastic piece of comedy, and an excellent example of simple perfection in attire.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YCeIgt7hMs

post #27029 of 30179

Does anyone have knowledge of Michael Kors blazers that are made in Canada?

 

Most everything I see from Kors I hate; they seem cheap and made in China, etc. The reason I ask is there was a grey herringbone blazer in Nordstrom 60% off and it seemed to fit well off the rack. 100% wool, made in Canada, and my little knowledge of construction wants to say it isn't fused, maybe 1/2 canvas but I can't say for sure.

 

Just hoping someone can chime in on whether or not there are any above average models from Michael Kors and if the Canadian ones are worth considering. Price was $160

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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

I have noticed (mostly on Tumblr) when sifting through fashion blogs, that a surprising number of them have a man wearing a tie with the tail hanging slightly lower than the blade (See picture). Is this really a thing?



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