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Going bespoke

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2004
    That sounds like a great pair of pants for a "stylish business" suit. Just different enough to show some personal flair without standing out unduly in a business setting. I've been thinking of getting single forward pleats on my next suit. Oh, and contrary to johnapril's comment, I believe an 18" cuff with a full break is perfect for carrying an ankle holster, since the added length will maximize the concealment if the trousers ride up for any reason. Though you'll want to go with cuffs--the extra weight at the bottom of the trouser will help the pants to drape better and avoid "printing" the holster. [​IMG]
  2. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Had one of his jackets here once, courtesy of a forum member in fact. They are nicely made, not quite Savile Row IMO, but still very nice...
  3. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    For the relatively few bespoke togs I've had done, I've gone very conservative with details. (e.g. I've done a very traditional Saville Row cut -- sort of a Sholte in a very heavy flannel and another I had made based on the suit that Grant wore in North by Northwest).

    So, doing something discreet might be something to consider, as you're going to have it forever, presumably.
  4. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    I think you may be better off with a flat front, even if it's only an inch below your navel. I think even a single pleat may look--for lack of a better term--puffy. But what do I know...

    Be sure to keep us up to date on the project. This is a fascinating post.
  5. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    In Hiding
    johnnynorman3: the pants you describe sound fine, perfect for the look you are going for.  I think a 17.5" cuff (or bottom, if uncuffed) will be fine.

    I would advise you, when you go in to get measured, to wear the Belvest pants you like, tell the tailor what you like about them, and have him measure you in them.  Not that you necessarily want them copied, but it will help him get the idea of the rise and crutch measurements that you want.
  6. BlvdDandy

    BlvdDandy Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Any idea when you expect your suit to be finished?
  7. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Well, I'm not going to pick a fabric and get measured until probably first week of February. I'm sort of mulling over a couple of fabric options, and Joe wants to wait to measure me until he gets back from the vacation he takes the last week of January. He says better to let me stew over details for the next couple of weeks. I think it will be a two-month process after that probably -- he's had a lot of orders put in lately he said (and showed me the fabric to prove it.).

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