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post #31 of 351
looks fantastic!
post #32 of 351
Very nice and you got it at a great price. Ask for pickstitching next time.
post #33 of 351
Wow, that suit breaks the Singaporean suit stereotype.
post #34 of 351
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Originally Posted by gshen View Post
The tailor used is Iris Tailor in Lucky Plaza: In the interest of full disclosure, I received a discount because I know the tailor's daughter from school. However, I have asked the tailor and the going price for CMT is S$785 (~USD515). Apparently I am told the husband and wife team do alterations for many boutiques like Zegna etc, so I was tempted to give them a go.. Glad I did! I have honestly no idea what other (proper) Singaporean tailors charge, so if others have had experiences with Singaporean tailors please chime in! The tailor has a good selection of H&S, Dormieul, Zegna, Loro Piana, VBC amongst others I cannot recall. The jacket is fully canvassed, and has a total of 4 inner pockets.. 3 pockets you can roughly make out in the pic with lining, and another lower pocket on the left. No fob pocket in the trouser band.. did not request for that as I don't find myself using it at all. The issues with back, neck, and suggestions about trouser cut and buttoning point will certainly be considered for my next project. Thank you so much for your kind advice and input! Also, yfyf's amazing suits were indeed a big inspiration for this suit.. Glad there is at least some form of resemblance and hope he doesn't mind!
I walked past that store many times on my way to get vinyl. If I still lived near Singapore, I would definitely give it a try.
post #35 of 351
I like the shirt and the waist not the fabric that looks cheap.
post #36 of 351
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Originally Posted by gshen View Post
The tailor used is Iris Tailor in Lucky Plaza: In the interest of full disclosure, I received a discount because I know the tailor's daughter from school. However, I have asked the tailor and the going price for CMT is S$785 (~USD515). Apparently I am told the husband and wife team do alterations for many boutiques like Zegna etc, so I was tempted to give them a go.. Glad I did! I have honestly no idea what other (proper) Singaporean tailors charge, so if others have had experiences with Singaporean tailors please chime in! The tailor has a good selection of H&S, Dormieul, Zegna, Loro Piana, VBC amongst others I cannot recall. The jacket is fully canvassed, and has a total of 4 inner pockets.. 3 pockets you can roughly make out in the pic with lining, and another lower pocket on the left. No fob pocket in the trouser band.. did not request for that as I don't find myself using it at all. The issues with back, neck, and suggestions about trouser cut and buttoning point will certainly be considered for my next project. Thank you so much for your kind advice and input! Also, yfyf's amazing suits were indeed a big inspiration for this suit.. Glad there is at least some form of resemblance and hope he doesn't mind!
If you don't mind me asking - how many fittings did you have to undergo for this suit, and what was the interval between them. Was a ticket pocket an option? I shall certainly have to pay them a visit then the next time I stopover in Singapore. That silhouette is nearly what I want, with minor changes to the buttoning stance and perhaps a smidgen less waist suppression. Were the fabric weights all at the lower end of the scale? I'm just asking because, well, Singapore is a hot/humid place and I cannot imagine them stocking the heavier cloths. Also IMO, the piping inside appears done well, and I like the length - relative to your hands, I'd say that it's not as extreme as some members here make it out to be. And all for that price! When you next see the tailor, please send him/her my compliments. JibranKhan, there is a vinyl shop in Lucky Plaza?
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Originally Posted by acidicboy View Post
Wow, that suit breaks the Singaporean suit stereotype.
You don't say. I've always associated 'Singaporean tailoring' with boxy suits, touts, and 24 hour construction!
post #37 of 351
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
Great suit in that price, just wonder why they used "test cloth" for the 1st two fitting, normal bespoke tailor won't do that, some MTM tailor did it.

OP, why leave the back issue to next project?The problem is fixable, why not ask him to fix it?

I'm not sure why they it with test cloth? I may be wrong, but I think the difference between bespoke and MTM lies in the amount of details you can specify... they had no issues when I gave a long list of details right down to padding in shoulders, lapel width, lining, etc. etc., and I think they have a paper pattern saved, so I think you can rightfully call it bespoke?

I will certainly see them again to fix the back. I will be leaving for the Philippines in several hours, so the next time I stop by the tailor's will probably be around the same time I commission my next suit!

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Very kind of folks to mention me, it does indeed have similarities to my earlier suits from WW Chan. In fact, when I saw it, I thought it was quite similar to Vintage Gent's!

The only pick to nit is it pulls a little at the waist. Mine do that as well, but I've been trying to alleviate this problem in my more recent orders. O, and sleeve could stand to be slightly fuller.

Looks great and congrats!

I will probably go for just a little less waist suppression and less restrictive sleeve width next time round. PG and I were discussing how awesome your suits look just last night... it's simply phenomenal to be compared to your Chan suits!

Azure - I think the cloth is typical of how a fresco weave would look... I suppose you do not like fresco (and Manton) then, but it is just necessary to get a cloth that breathes for me. If you have visited Singapore and experienced the heat/humidity you will completely understand what i mean!

apropos - Total of 4 fittings, slightly less than a week in between. I did not ask for a rush job though, and I suppose it could be done slightly quicker. I was quite pleasantly surprised at the detailing in the inner piping as well! Not certain about the weights they stock, but I am sure they can get hold of heavier weights if you request for it. Really glad to be able to put Singapore on the sartorial map (well, small as it may be..) in Asia!
post #38 of 351
Continuing with the "you know you read too much SF when..." thread, the first thing that came to mind for me too was Yfyf! I think it's generally solid all around ghsen.
post #39 of 351
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Originally Posted by gshen View Post
I think the difference between bespoke and MTM lies in the amount of details you can specify... they had no issues when I gave a long list of details right down to padding in shoulders, lapel width, lining, etc. etc., and I think they have a paper pattern saved, so I think you can rightfully call it bespoke?

I will certainly see them again to fix the back. I will be leaving for the Philippines in several hours, so the next time I stop by the tailor's will probably be around the same time I commission my next suit!



I apropos - Total of 4 fittings, slightly less than a week in between. I did not ask for a rush job though, and I suppose it could be done slightly quicker. I was quite pleasantly surprised at the detailing in the inner piping as well! Not certain about the weights they stock, but I am sure they can get hold of heavier weights if you request for it. Really glad to be able to put Singapore on the sartorial map (well, small as it may be..) in Asia!

Yes this would certainly be bespoke and the willing accepteance of your detailed requirements confirms this.

I hope you do the same report on your next suit - it will be interesting to see how you influence this one. Are there other things you would add?
post #40 of 351
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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?

Quite normal in hot climates - was also very comon in parts of the US for RTW at one time.
post #41 of 351
Great looking suit! I don't have any comments beyond what others have posted. Good luck on the next one and I think fresco is highly underrated, especially somewhere warm and humid.
post #42 of 351
fantastic suit. great fit and looks good on you. well done !
post #43 of 351
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
Great suit in that price, just wonder why they used "test cloth" for the 1st two fitting, normal bespoke tailor won't do that, some MTM tailor did it.

A test garment of muslin or other inexpensive material is uncommonly seen in men's bespoke tailoring. It is, however, still standard amongst high end (so called haute couture) dressmakers, who often rely on so-called "modelling" with the muslin garment to derive their final pattern more than they do on classical 2D drafting - the principles for which come largely from the world of men's bespoke tailoring.

If I were making a coat for myself, I would certainly include a test garment stage. Most professional tailors dispense with this step, as it is time consuming. In a small business time=money. The fact that they go to the extra trouble should probably be seen as a sign of being very cautios and meticulous.

I cannot see why a MTO business would make a trial garment, as it is not as if they are going to be able to alter the basic block pattern very much, and they usually have try on samples in every chest size anyway.
post #44 of 351
Congratulations on a fine suit. The outcome of your experience with a Singapore tailor certainly caught me by surprise, in a good way.

If you don't mind me asking, Have you seen other suits made for their customers and is it representative of the quality of your suit? I thought to clarify this because you mentioned that you knew the tailor's daughter. Other than the price discount, might this acquaintance have a bearing on the the level of attention in constructing the suit and their willingness to work with you on your requirements?

I hope I don't come across as rude for suggesting that there might be some form of preferential treatment as I'm sure some other SFer's who intend to stop by in Singapore would expect to see similar results without the need to quote names or referrals.

Again, enjoy your suit!
post #45 of 351
Thread Starter 
GBR - Other than what i mentioned, I am quite happy with the fit and would not change it too much. My next project will probably be a boring SB, 2B notch lapel and a waistcoat without lapels. Once I'm done with the basics, I might consider a SB, 1B peak lapel which would be interesting!

Sator - Thank you for chipping in! I am not sure why they do the test garment in this manner, but I will bring up the question the next time I see them.

upnorth - I have not seen other garments on customers besides those on display mannequins. But from what I can tell, they are quite proud about their work and will probably produce an equally good garment with or without referrals. However, if you do not like to take chances, just PM me and I will try to be there when you make the purchase. Singapore is a small place and I will be happy to travel the short distance for just a beer!
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