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post #20986 of 28873
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Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

Local tailor/shirtmaker Bendls makes bespoke shirts for $115 for the lowest quality cost cloth he has available (oxford style) and goes up incrementally from there with a simple dress shirt priced at $135...it's a three shirt minimum...my questions is this, am I paying a premium because if his location (La Jolla) or is this pricing in line for a local bespoke shirt maker?

Thanks.

It's a good price for a local shop. Most LA bespoke shirtmakers charge even more than that. As an option, try one of the MTM websites from China. I'm extremely happy with my MTM shirts, and they only cost about $50-60 each.
post #20987 of 28873
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post


It's a good price for a local shop. Most LA bespoke shirtmakers charge even more than that. As an option, try one of the MTM websites from China. I'm extremely happy with my MTM shirts, and they only cost about $50-60 each.


Awesome...thanks man...just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting hosed...which MTM did you use?...I'll give em a whirl.

post #20988 of 28873
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Awesome...thanks man...just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting hosed...which MTM did you use?...I'll give em a whirl.

I got hooked on Modern Tailor back when they were giving all SF members a 20% discount. Took me 2 shirts to perfect the measurements, so now I stick to them anyway. Not worth changing makers now. Their quality is mostly very good, although the buttons were better 2 years ago. smile.gif

If you ever decide to go the internet MTM route, make sure you realize that the first two shirts won't likely be wearable. Also, if you need advice on shirt fit, feel free to PM me with pictures anytime and I'll give you feedback.
post #20989 of 28873
MT is very good if you send them measurements from an already perfectly fitting shirt.
post #20990 of 28873
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post


I got hooked on Modern Tailor back when they were giving all SF members a 20% discount. Took me 2 shirts to perfect the measurements, so now I stick to them anyway. Not worth changing makers now. Their quality is mostly very good, although the buttons were better 2 years ago. smile.gif

If you ever decide to go the internet MTM route, make sure you realize that the first two shirts won't likely be wearable. Also, if you need advice on shirt fit, feel free to PM me with pictures anytime and I'll give you feedback.

Awesome...I appreciate that...what I'm going to do is get the three bespoke shirts and have the tailor give me my complete measurements and use those for my order with modern tailor...that way I know I'm getting a tailors measurements...pretty foolproof, no?

post #20991 of 28873
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Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

Awesome...I appreciate that...what I'm going to do is get the three bespoke shirts and have the tailor give me my complete measurements and use those for my order with modern tailor...that way I know I'm getting a tailors measurements...pretty foolproof, no?

I can't comment on pricing per se as I don't know the tailor, but I do know what you should look out for when assessing if a tailor is of good quality or not.  My Dad is a tailor and so I see how much work he puts into his craft, and honestly, most houses are just pump and dump shops:  http://suitupdressup.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/tailor-muffed/

post #20992 of 28873

Who should I contact or where to shop online for custom made full or cover alligator leather wallets?

 

I've been to portland leather goods and hugheslow@gmail.com for inquries but no response for a few weeks now.

post #20993 of 28873
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Originally Posted by sanchito View Post

Awesome...I appreciate that...what I'm going to do is get the three bespoke shirts and have the tailor give me my complete measurements and use those for my order with modern tailor...that way I know I'm getting a tailors measurements...pretty foolproof, no?

Eh.. The problem is that you are going to have to ask the tailor to provide the measurements according to how the MTM shop measures and interprets their measurements, so I would say less than foolproof and oftentimes there are other things to consider than just straight measurements.
post #20994 of 28873
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


Eh.. The problem is that you are going to have to ask the tailor to provide the measurements according to how the MTM shop measures and interprets their measurements, so I would say less than foolproof and oftentimes there are other things to consider than just straight measurements.

Completely agree.  Factors like posture, slight differences in arm length, shoulder shape, overall build need to be taken into account for a good bespoke experience. 

post #20995 of 28873
Hey guys, I'm sure someone here could help me out.

I've been wearing this peacoat for almost everyday this winter and now the collar (especially the pointy ends) are starting to get soft and curling inwards and won't stay standing for a long time. So I was wondering if there is any quick fixes that I could do.

Cheers
post #20996 of 28873

Bill Julian, who makes high quality alligator leather belts... does he also does small leather goods and boots?

 

I've done some deep researching and found that bill julian's products are really good.

 

Any way to get in contact with him as well?

post #20997 of 28873
a thread used to said that no light grey on db coz its a casual shade,true? Thought?
post #20998 of 28873
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a thread used to said that no light grey on db coz its a casual shade,true? Thought?

Light gray isn't that casual a shade. It's less formal than charcoal or navy, but a plain light gray is still more than formal enough.

Feel free to get a light gray DB suit. Light gray flannel would be nice.
post #20999 of 28873

Anyone know where to find a slim fitting turtleneck/roll neck? Specifically in navy and charcoal/grey

post #21000 of 28873
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Originally Posted by kofsucram View Post

Hey guys, I'm sure someone here could help me out.

I've been wearing this peacoat for almost everyday this winter and now the collar (especially the pointy ends) are starting to get soft and curling inwards and won't stay standing for a long time. So I was wondering if there is any quick fixes that I could do.

Cheers


For a U.S. Navy issue peacoat you can use an ironing cloth to cover the wool and surge steam through the collar to get it to lay straight.  I don't know how this will work on your coat because I don't know the content or quality of the the wool.  You can try the method above and see how it comes out.  Be careful not to let the iron get too hot and I'd avoid placing it on the coat directly. 

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