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!
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12/2/08 at 12:22pm