Originally Posted by AvariceBespoke
Mr. Fan, what tailor do you think would be best for me in nyc? My requirements are great fitting suit, strong roped shoulders. Lots of waist suppression and slim flat front trousers w side tabs.
I only know of raphael logsdail fiorvanti. Fiorvanti is too expensive (10k too much). I think len may be within reach for me. 5k ish for basic cloth?
I am not Mfan but will try to answer a few things.
Raphael to the best of my knowledge will ONLY alter outside suits for his established customers. Len Logsdail is going to be be considerbly more than Raphael. Len is more than 5k.
Based on the fact that you dont know much about the details of process involved in bespoke. I will NOT recomend a blank walk-in with Raphael (in your case) and certainly not Fiorvanti ever! You need rock solid contacts to get a really good suit out the first time from some of these tailors (if you dont know much yourself).
If you have good contacts go to Raphael or Len.... if not dont do anything yet till you know a bit more about clothing. Save your money! Bespoke should not be something of a hasty decision. Raphael is a Very good tailor but you have to know your stuff to get the best out of him.
BTW I have seen work of all the tailors mentioned on clients and personally visited Raphael and Len multiple times.
just few thoughts
PS there are quite a few of Raphael's and few of Len's customers here. I hope they will speak up. Better yet go visit them yourself to see what they offer.