Originally Posted by Fuuma
His point was that Tom Ford designs better than the OP or any forum member for that matter.
+1, especially with all those bespoke tragedies on this forum.
Originally Posted by mafoofan
What 'design' does Tom Ford put into his suits? Wide lapels, roped 'pagoda' shoulders, and severe waist supression aren't exactly voodoo. None of those things will confuse a competent bespoke tailor.
Anyway, Tom Ford is the only person I've seen that looks halfway decent in a Tom Ford suit. Take a look at Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace. The ridiculously convex shoulder line, stiff shape, and too-high buttoning point make it look he's always dangling from an invisible coat hanger.
Those 'designs' could of course be done by a competent tailor, and I am pretty sure Rubinacci could achieve the above mentioned properties if he choose to (and be offended). Making a suit is much similar to cooking; the receipts are all very similar with same ingredients, but the keys to making a to-die-for meal is 1) proportions of each ingredients and 2) techniques of cooking.
As for a bespoke garment, I could very confidently say that most bespoke customers have no idea how #1 works thus resulting in some ridiculous looking suits/jackets. Rubinacci or other bespoke tailor only offers #2 and some suggestions of #1.
As for Tom Ford MTM, he offers maybe top notch #1 and maybe mediocre #2, but the result will be much better than sub par proportions with superior techniques.
Originally Posted by LabelKing
You can get a Tom Ford-esque suit from a Savile Row tailor.
Not sure about Tom Ford-esque, but certainly 007-styled suits. In particular, Kilgour.
Originally Posted by triniboy27
I don't think it's been mentioned as yet but apparently there's 4 different templates to chooose from when getting MTM. The fitters at the store help to determine which of the four is best suited to the customer.
Any details on pricing of some basic fabrics?