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Bespoke suit made by two separate tailors?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dirtrider123, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. dirtrider123

    dirtrider123 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever had a bespoke suit made by two different tailors (i.e. one does the pants, the other does the jacket)? I was wondering this because I have never seen trousers that I love more than the ambrosi trousers, while I am in love with rubinacci jackets. If I was able to provide both tailors with the same cloth, would it be possible to make a bespoke suit that effectively came from two separate tailors?

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
  2. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Paging Whnay..
     
  3. Loathing

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    You may need to do some very careful briefing with the jacket, but aside from that, I can't see any reason why not.
     
  4. dirtrider123

    dirtrider123 Well-Known Member

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    so in theory, the tailors could match the stripes (jacket to pants) and such?
     
  5. GiltEdge

    GiltEdge Well-Known Member

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    A lot tailors, especially in NY, and even on Savile Row will send either the jacket out, or the trousers. After the first two suits, there is really no need to do raw tryons anymore, and the suits can just go to a slipon form, unless you are going from SB to DB, etc. I saw that customers with physical issues with their legs, extreme bowlegged and such, would have the jacket sent out for CMT and the pants would be made in house so a raw tryon could be done.
     
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    countdemoney Well-Known Member

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    I remember that one of the style icons who had a jacket maker and a trouser maker. Fuzzy memory says it was the duke of windsor or Biddle.
     
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    You may need to do some very careful briefing with the jacket, but aside from that, I can't see any reason why not.

    Exactly. I'm sure it happens more than we think.
     
  8. Concordia

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    The Duke of Windsor after a while has his trousers made in NY, but jackets in London. Pants across the sea.

    I've sort of thought of this. If I ever ordered a 6-piece suit (a SB 3-piece, DB, and extra trousers from the same fabric) I'd probably have the extra trousers made from a place that does a superb belted model for me.
     
  9. dirtrider123

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    Thank you for the replies, do the buttons on the jacket (sleeves, main buttons) have to match those used on the trousers (button fly, suspender buttons)? Both would absolutely be horn, but i am just wondering if they should be the same shade, etc.
     
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    If you customarily walk around with unbuttoned fly and opened waistband, it is a good idea to have them match. I haven't visited them, but I understand that Tender Buttons in NY has supplies of horn buttons that you could send to both of your tailors.
     
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    Tender Buttons in NY.

    I've been to Tender Buttons before. They're nice. Large selection. However, I think that many bespoke tailors can get nicer buttons. I would just ask you tailor to purchase on your behalf / sell you the trouser buttons, and then for you to send them to your trousermaker. I wouldn't hassle with going to Tender Buttons in New York.
     
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    Thank you for the replies, do the buttons on the jacket (sleeves, main buttons) have to match those used on the trousers (button fly, suspender buttons)? Both would absolutely be horn, but i am just wondering if they should be the same shade, etc.

    Buttons on your pockets and waistband should be the same as the ones on your jacket's cuffs. For inner buttons, you can get away with anything in your preference.
     
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    Certainly possible. You may need to use more cloth this way though.

    I did a post about tender buttons on my blog recently which some people may find interesting:

    http://davidreevesbespoke.wordpress....ender-buttons/


    $7.65 a button? That is ridiculous! I don't know how they compare to the ones in B&S for sale but those are like $1-2ea.
     
  15. dirtrider123

    dirtrider123 Well-Known Member

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    not to hijack my own thread lol, but what fabric/pattern is the man on the far left in this photo wearing?
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    I do it all the time. And I usually provide the cloth, buttons and even silk thread to my tailors.
    But you have to tell your tailors what you want in every details.
     
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    not to hijack my own thread lol, but what fabric/pattern is the man on the far left in this photo wearing?

    I could be (very) wrong but that looks like some form of a Russell plaid.
     
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    i once sent the pants to one place and the jacket to another.
    a fantastic rough Indigo linen weave
    when i put the entire suit on, it took we a while to realize what was wrong.
    the jacket was made on one side and the pants on the other.
    it did not match
     
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    i once sent the pants to one place and the jacket to another.
    a fantastic rough Indigo linen weave
    when i put the entire suit on, it took we a while to realize what was wrong.
    the jacket was made on one side and the pants on the other.
    it did not match


    The linen didn't have selvedge, isn't it?
    I can't image a cutter will cut a pant the other way around. Upside down is understandable, but not inside out if the cloth has selvedge.
     
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    I am experimenting with some old cloth I found.

    I'm having Salvatore make the trousers...after they are ready, I will take my remaining cloth to my local bespoke tailor to make the vest and jacket...after having my tailor personally see Salvatore's work to ensure the cloth on the jacket/vest is made on the same side as the trouser
     

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