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post #271 of 351
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Originally Posted by pkiula View Post
I was hoping you could help. No reason to be uptight. You know more about tailoring, super. Now tell me what it is.

Basically a suit needs to be made. How much will it cost? Speak English.

I'm just a little confused, mate.

Don't see any strange symbols or hieroglyphs in Gerald's post... only the English alphabet in all its glory.

So what exactly is your point?
post #272 of 351
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Originally Posted by suited&booted View Post
Always nice to see the brothas banding together

+1, sarge.

I have an extremely low BS threshold...
post #273 of 351
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
You could always call them and ask...

...instead of being a smartass who has been on SF for more than a year and yet doesn't know what CMT stands for, and who hasn't worked out that the cost of a suit varies with the fabric used and so there is no single answer.

And some apparently entry-level fabrics have prices are $$$ because the fabric agents in SG charge $$$. Nothing you, or Iris, can do about that - except go CMT, where the cost is constant.

Which is precisely what gshen said.

Your questions re: price per yard are poor ones at best because the 3 companies that manufacture the fabrics you mentioned have strong dealer networks, fabric charges vary from country to country, and very few agents are willing to sell to end consumers at anything resembling a sane price. You might run across lengths of fabric from these makers from time to time on eBay, or get them from jobbers.

So to answer your question - $20-400/m. Broad enough?

8 items at once, each with different patterns? You are demanding and impatient, and that is not a good thing to be with bespoke. I predict disaster.


Loro Piana sells fabrics to the end user at $500USD a yard
post #274 of 351
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Originally Posted by pkiula View Post
Apropos, thanks for this very informative post! I'll be sure to ask about preshinking in my next shirt tailoring!

Apart from Thomas Mason are there other known shirt makers. TM seems to be a bit on the pricey side -- I doubt SG$ 50 shirts are made of TM cloth.

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Thomas Mason makes shirting fabric, not shirts. The companies I mentioned earlier are shirtmakers, not shirting fabric makers.

For shirting fabrics aside from TM - Grandi/Rubinelli, Acorn, Alumo, Carlo Riva are good bets.

If shrinking is really a concern ask if the fabric has been preshrunk at the factory, or 'Sanforised'.

If Thomas Mason seems a bit pricey then Alumo, Carlo Riva and Grandi/rubinelli are about the same range if not more than TM. Acorn is less expensive and can get directly from them.
post #275 of 351
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Anyway, enjoy, gentlemen of the tropics..
- congratulations.. You are #386 on my ignore list..
post #276 of 351
An aside...

I was at Iris this afternoon picking up my trousers commission and overheard Nani telling a (non-SF) customer that "this is called '3-roll-2'..." and then extolling the virtues of the 2" cuff. You have done well, Gshen!

I was so satisfied with the trousers (the cheapest cotton available, and after three fittings) that I ordered a pair made up in the significantly more expensive 8oz Dormeuil tropical wool, POW plaid with a beautiful subtle lilac windowpane. The agony and the ecstasy!
post #277 of 351
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Originally Posted by joonian View Post
An aside...

extolling the virtues of the 2" cuff. You have done well, Gshen!


what are the virtues of the 2" cuff?
post #278 of 351
^ none per se. Only look good IMO if you're tall enough, or your legs are proportionately long enough, and if your pant hem is slim enough.
post #279 of 351
^

I always get 1 5/8" or 1 3/4" cuffs. Not tall enough to pull off the 2" cuffs -- I don't think they would look proportionate.
post #280 of 351
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
^ none per se.

Only look good IMO if you're tall enough, or your legs are proportionately long enough, and if your pant hem is slim enough.

no pun intended, can you please post the whole paragraph in waywt on a daily basis. i appreciate this.
post #281 of 351
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Originally Posted by poorlawstudent View Post
what are the virtues of the 2" cuff?


Personal preference rather than anything else.
post #282 of 351
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Originally Posted by joonian View Post
An aside...

I was at Iris this afternoon picking up my trousers commission and overheard Nani telling a (non-SF) customer that "this is called '3-roll-2'..." and then extolling the virtues of the 2" cuff. You have done well, Gshen!

I was so satisfied with the trousers (the cheapest cotton available, and after three fittings) that I ordered a pair made up in the significantly more expensive 8oz Dormeuil tropical wool, POW plaid with a beautiful subtle lilac windowpane. The agony and the ecstasy!

Photographs?
post #283 of 351
hi guys, been a lurker here for a few months now. apologies for the slight OT but i'm hoping to get inputs from Singaporeans =D I'm looking to get my first suit and i need suggestions... but before anyone starts mentioning Joe's or similar let me first explain that i'm 21 and starting uni and therefore doesn't have much of a salary to speak of. therefore i need a versatile and not-too-expensive suit for dinners, interviews etc. what i had in mind was a navy/midnight blue lightweight wool, notch lapels, structured (but not overly so) shoulders, double vented, 2-button single-breasted slim fit suit. I'm hoping to spend <S$600 including fabric costs (again, i don't earn anything yet) so i'm pretty sure i will be getting a half canvassed or even fused suit. No Loro Piano or Dormeuil for me either (i'm even willing to get a -gasp- poly blend), but i need to find a tailor who is able to accomodate requests such as slightly slim (~2.5") lapels, higher armholes, deep purple lining, a little extra inlay at the waist and slightly lowered button stance. My problem is that from what i think, most tailors who understand and are willing to accomodate such details make bespoke canvassed suits which are way out of my price range, while the standard lucky plaza/chinatown MTM tailor won't be able to do all of these (i'm not sure they'll understand the concept of "slim fit" either). i've tried RTW suits but most of the RTW size 36's are a little too roomy for me, and after reading all the SF posts/suit fit pics the RTW ones look horrible on me. Basically, i'm looking for the fit and style with just passable quality - i'm going to wear this quite a few times and want it to look good, but i'm not at the stage where i wear suits to work daily and need it to last 5 years. Will Iris charge significantly less for half/non-canvassed suit? flame suit on, fire away guys!
post #284 of 351
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post #285 of 351
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Originally Posted by yeeth View Post
hi guys, been a lurker here for a few months now. apologies for the slight OT but i'm hoping to get inputs from Singaporeans =D

I'm looking to get my first suit and i need suggestions... but before anyone starts mentioning Joe's or similar let me first explain that i'm 21 and starting uni and therefore doesn't have much of a salary to speak of. therefore i need a versatile and not-too-expensive suit for dinners, interviews etc.

what i had in mind was a navy/midnight blue lightweight wool, notch lapels, structured (but not overly so) shoulders, double vented, 2-button single-breasted slim fit suit.

I'm hoping to spend <S$600 including fabric costs (again, i don't earn anything yet) so i'm pretty sure i will be getting a half canvassed or even fused suit. No Loro Piano or Dormeuil for me either (i'm even willing to get a -gasp- poly blend), but i need to find a tailor who is able to accomodate requests such as slightly slim (~2.5") lapels, higher armholes, deep purple lining, a little extra inlay at the waist and slightly lowered button stance.

My problem is that from what i think, most tailors who understand and are willing to accomodate such details make bespoke canvassed suits which are way out of my price range, while the standard lucky plaza/chinatown MTM tailor won't be able to do all of these (i'm not sure they'll understand the concept of "slim fit" either). i've tried RTW suits but most of the RTW size 36's are a little too roomy for me, and after reading all the SF posts/suit fit pics the RTW ones look horrible on me.

Basically, i'm looking for the fit and style with just passable quality - i'm going to wear this quite a few times and want it to look good, but i'm not at the stage where i wear suits to work daily and need it to last 5 years. Will Iris charge significantly less for half/non-canvassed suit?

flame suit on, fire away guys!

Why not put this in a stand alone thread? It would be better available for the future than stuck at the bottom of an otherwise excellent thread.
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