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post #286 of 351
hm you're right... moved to http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?p=4232725, thanks!
post #287 of 351
I think i just caught gshen on the backpages of The Rake. Looking good.
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post #289 of 351
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Originally Posted by nilfire77 View Post

I feel immediately skeptical upon reading this. I mean, yes, cool, Toyota production system and all that. But can you seriously attach a canvas to a suit that quickly and still do a good job? Really?

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
post #290 of 351
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I feel immediately skeptical upon reading this. I mean, yes, cool, Toyota production system and all that. But can you seriously attach a canvas to a suit that quickly and still do a good job? Really?

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

I would have to agree. When seventy hours goes into a Saville Row suit I cannot believe that this can be reduced by so much and maintain quality.

This article merely seeks to talk up a factory into something that it is not.
post #291 of 351
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But can you seriously attach a canvas to a suit that quickly and still do a good job? Really?
Yes if the front parts are fused in advance. I remember one member said he had a suit made in one hour in Bankok or somewhere.

The article really disclosed the worst parts of a tailor: fast production, cheap fabrics, non-professional attitude... What else can we expect?
post #292 of 351
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Originally Posted by Lightbringer View Post
I feel immediately skeptical upon reading this. I mean, yes, cool, Toyota production system and all that. But can you seriously attach a canvas to a suit that quickly and still do a good job? Really?

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

this is totally subjective, but i've walked past this shop and it doesn't give off a professional vibe. Looks like the standard cookie-cutter tailor with shopowners sitting outside waiting for business.
post #293 of 351
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Originally Posted by gshen View Post
Pictures of my 3rd and latest commission, handwoven Butt of Lewis tweed, about 21oz in weight!






Apologies for the different trousers and lack of face in the first pic - looked really bad in the first set of photos I took.

Thanks very much for posting the interesting photos of your most recent creation. I'm not a specialist, but I think your new jacket looks quite professional in fit. You don't say if the jacket was made by bookster or not' Please tell me if the weight doesn't keep you too warm indoors?
post #294 of 351
I think your suit is very nice. I would be quite pleased to have such a beautiful suit. My only criticism is in regard to the photograph of the trousers from the rear perspective - it seeems to me that the waist could be a bit higher. But this is a question of preference. If you like a low waist, that's acceptable.
post #295 of 351
Hi all,

I am in the process of looking for a tuxedo for my wedding in December - something classic that I will be able to wear for years to come (single button, peak lapel). I've never had a suit tailored before, only bought OTR. I'm based in Western Australia but travel to Singapore reasonably frequently and am considering having my tuxedo made there. I've read that Iris tailors come well regarded, would you also recommend them for a tuxedo? I contacted Kevin Seah but his prices are unfortunately a little out of my budget.

For my budget I can either get an OTR Zegna/Canali tux with adjustments as needed or I can go for a bespoke option. Would something from Iris compare favourably to these in terms of quality? Is it too risky having my first bespoke suit as my wedding tux?

Cheers.
post #296 of 351
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Originally Posted by Simon29 View Post
Hi all,

I've read that Iris tailors come well regarded, would you also recommend them for a tuxedo? I contacted Kevin Seah but his prices are unfortunately a little out of my budget.

For my budget I can either get an OTR Zegna/Canali tux with adjustments as needed or I can go for a bespoke option. Would something from Iris compare favourably to these in terms of quality? Is it too risky having my first bespoke suit as my wedding tux?

Cheers.

I find it hard to believe an OTR Zegna or Canali is cheaper than a tailored tux in Singapore.

The cost of a tailored suit in Singapore would really depends on the material you want and the style you want, tails or not. I think most tailors wont have velvet for your tux but most if not all would have wool mixed fabric at a very reasonable price.

Just dont expect Zegna or Loro Piana 100% wool at a very cheap price.

If you have the time, a tailor can make a nice tux for you and alter it to your fancy. If you dont have the time, get the OTR or rent one. Its not like you are going to use it again right? Hmm.

Aussie Aussie Aussie!
post #297 of 351
@gshen the jacket looks terrific! I cannot see a difference from here in the jackets made in England. Maybe you could post some more pics of the inside? Regards
post #298 of 351
Lovely. I'm going back to SG at the end of the year to see some of my SMU buddies and will have to pay a visit to Iris. Your latest commission is something I've been looking for.
post #299 of 351
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Originally Posted by Jangofett View Post
I find it hard to believe an OTR Zegna or Canali is cheaper than a tailored tux in Singapore.

The cost of a tailored suit in Singapore would really depends on the material you want and the style you want, tails or not. I think most tailors wont have velvet for your tux but most if not all would have wool mixed fabric at a very reasonable price.

Just dont expect Zegna or Loro Piana 100% wool at a very cheap price.

If you have the time, a tailor can make a nice tux for you and alter it to your fancy. If you dont have the time, get the OTR or rent one. Its not like you are going to use it again right? Hmm.

Aussie Aussie Aussie!

I am traveling to Greece next month and with the strength of the AUD and VAT refund, the OTR Canali/Zegna are considerably less expensive than locally. Thank you for your post!
post #300 of 351
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Originally Posted by gshen View Post
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!

Great suit but the buttonhole work is pretty bad.
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