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Bespoke from Singapore (pic heavy!)

post #1 of 351
Thread Starter 
Because pictures are worth a thousand words: detail shots: This is my first bespoke suit, and other than some off wrinkles in the back, I am generally very happy with the outcome. I had requested for a lightly padded shoulder, and I need to tell the tailor next time round that this is still not soft enough. The suit took approximately 3 weeks to complete, and I had a total of 4 fittings. In the first two fittings, the suit was made on a completely different 'test' material, and on the 3rd and 4th fitting mostly everything was complete except for the sleeve buttonholes. The fabric is a 300g (~10oz) navy fresco from ebay (british fabrics), which my tailor has commented was a ridiculous bargain for the price (~$55usd). The lining is 100% viscose, and a bit less reflective than in the pictures. I have already ordered enough fabric for a 3pc suit from the J&J Minnis Rangoon collection, 0126 dark gray, as my next project. Perhaps through the photos you may be able to determine how much handwork was involved? Also, any critique of the craftsmanship, fit, etc. would be greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 351
Who was your tailor in Singapore?
post #3 of 351
Congratulations. I think it looks pretty good!

I am not a tailor (IANAT) but maybe the upper back is a little tight and the waist suppression might be a little too much.

Handwork? You'd need to see the stitches...
post #4 of 351
Generally pretty darn good. Just a few thoughts: (1) a lower button stance and a slightly longer jacket, perhaps, (2) check the fit of the jacket collar (high and tight enough?), and (3) consider shaping the pants to drape cleaner.
post #5 of 351
I like it. Jacket looks a little short, but that is currently de mode.
post #6 of 351
Sleeve pitch is awesome

Yes, the back of the jacket has some extra material...in general, very nice.
post #7 of 351
Thread Starter 
Thank you gentlemen!

I will certainly raise the suggestions to my tailor for my next suit. I actually like the current length and will probably leave it as it is. Might request for just a touch less waist suppression though..

mafoofan- By "(3) consider shaping the pants to drape cleaner", how exactly might I ask for it (i.e. what specific changes to request)?
post #8 of 351
I'd say it looks VERY nice.
post #9 of 351
I forgot my manners: congratulations are in order. I like the waist suppression, working button holes and the shade of fabric complements your complexion well. The suit puts me in mind of some the outfits I saw recently in that old Michael Caine flick the Ipcress File...
post #10 of 351
very nicely done. Don't know what you pais but that is at least as nicely cut as some of the british stuff we see here. Very nice cut for your body and more importantly, you seem very happy and comfortable in it.
post #11 of 351
Looks great, nice shoes. Please tell us how much it was.
post #12 of 351
That's a very impressive looking suit.

I'm curious as to why the jacket doesn't have a full lining.
Is this generally a preference or a method for keeping the cost down?
post #13 of 351
looks great! is the jacket fully canvassed?
post #14 of 351
Climate might be a factor, it's hot and humid in Singapore.
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Originally Posted by nostrings View Post
That's a very impressive looking suit.

I'm curious as to why the jacket doesn't have a full lining.
Is this generally a preference or a method for keeping the cost down?
post #15 of 351
Looks pretty good! I may be in the minority here, but I think significant waist suppression negatively impacts the look when one's hips are relatively wide compared to the shoulders as the OP's appear to be - as a guy, I think this doesn't look as nice. In this case, a lesser degree of waist suppression would de-emphasize the width of the hips, IMHO.
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