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Made To Measure suits online?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Inker19, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Inker19

    Inker19 Well-Known Member

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    Hello all, I have a two-part question.


    Are there any websites that sell MTM suits that the SF community generally agrees are high quality and worth the money?

    Also, do any of those particular websites offer Velvet suits?
     
  2. Rich0116

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  3. Inker19

    Inker19 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your in-depth, well thought out reply.
     
  4. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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  5. montyfs

    montyfs New Member

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    Wouldnt touch Cad and Dandy with a barge pole.
    Shoddy service!!!
    I was measured for a suit some 7 weeks ago and never got a call from them for my fitting. So I called and was told somebody would be in touch. I finally got a call from a Cad n Dandy this week saying they had lost my measurements, even though they have had my payment in full for obver 6 weeks.
    I was then asked to come in to be remeausred. This turned onto a fiasco when I was asked to come to turned up at their premises on Saville Row to find it shut. I called and spoke to one of their guys who was apologetic and said he couldnt make any decesions but woud make sure Ian, the man in charge, Managing director. would hear about it and call me to put things right. I received a call from Ian the next day. who impressed me with his attitude of “Do you want your money back”. I reminded him that he had my money for over 6 weeks and had not called.
    I also stated I was happy with the initial service I received from Marcel (tailor who measred me) but I found his (Ians') attitude highly objectionable. His response was that if Marcel had done his job right he wouldnt be in this position and wasnt willing compensate for my time or incovenience, and he would refund my money. I settled for a refund, rather than have a suit made that would be as shoddy as the service I received. Now thats waht I call 5* customer service.
     
  6. Macallan

    Macallan Well-Known Member

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    Online mtm is not worth the cost unless you are willing to get the suit altered at a local tailor afterwards.

    As for C&D, surprised at the service. They were brilliant when I got a suit and jacket made, got some odd-trousers planned with them.
     
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  7. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Don't sneer so. You will learn more from searching older threads than expecting it all to be repeated for your convenience.
     
  8. TM79

    TM79 Well-Known Member

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    Very true. Expect to be spoonfed answers to questions asked dozens of times and be prepared for a series of disappointments ...
     
  9. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Well-Known Member

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    Spoo had a good run with Kent Wang. Indochino is probably the most talked about and it is hit or miss. There are big threads for both with plenty of experiences.
     
  10. Pingson

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    As far as I can tell Cad & Dandy still requires measurements taken by them and they do fittings etc. That seems to make them more of a regular MTM venture rather than it truly online-MTM only, right?
     
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  11. celery

    celery Well-Known Member

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    Step 1 for successful online or mail order MTM is to really know your measurements and how they translate to fabric.

    Step 2 be honest about what you're asking for in regards to the first. People too often have this idea in their mind of what they think tailoring can make them look like instead of simply complimenting what they actually look like.

    Square peg round hole syndrome - A person hears Made to Measure, they think they can order whatever they've seen from anywhere and it will turn out. Not every tailor (esp not the ones working at for discount MTM stores) have an encyclopedic knowledge of every cut, style and silhouette. You will get best results by just modifying the measurements that you need for the suiting to fit properly than you will asking for Neapolitan cut with soft shoulders, but hacking pockets with ticket pocket and trousers that have no break with extreme taper with a 3 inch cuff. The poor tailor is going to see this and go, "mkay whatever." And you've just increased the chances your clothing will require massive alterations or to be written off as a bad decision.

    Stay simple, MTM/Bespoke are for people who want something that fits them with personal selections (IF they know how to incorporate those personal choices). Until you know how different measurements affect the others, you will be best served keeping your input limited and letting the tailor do their job. I don't know how many poor MTM/Bespoke wrecks have been posted on SF over the years, but it happens often enough.
     
  12. TheWraith

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    They're a bespoke outfit that also does online MTM, but their in person bespoke/MTM business is their bread and butter.
     
  13. kiteraf

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    I am trying a new company local to my area that I funded on Kickstarter called Hubris Reed. I'll post with results when I get my suit in two months.
     
  14. punchdrunkwelle

    punchdrunkwelle Active Member

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    Most made to measure online stores still need your measurements when purchasing online.
     
  15. geschichtlich

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    I recently ordered a suit from everythingbespoke, the eBay MTM retailer, and it's spectacular. It conceals all evidence of my worst features, accentuates my best, and makes me look much better than I deserve. So far, I've worn it out twice and gotten a lot of compliments and remarks. It's strange, I'll admit, to wear a suit that looks better than everything else in the room. I'm self-conscious about that kind of attention, and I'm not sure I like it.

    Customer service was prompt and courteous, and despite insisting that five-to-six weeks were required, I had the suit in just under three. Total price was around $140. You can't beat the price, and I'm thoroughly pleased with the product.

    I'm ordering three shirts from them soon and another suit. If I have any complaints, it would be that the fabric isn't the nicest I've ever felt....but then, I selected the cheapest budget stuff instead of the better premium fabrics to minimize the risk. For somebody like me, with a weird body distribution that off-the-rack just doesn't address, it's amazing how well it fits.

    I've attached a couple of shots for reference purposes.
     
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  16. Cubits

    Cubits Well-Known Member

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    Nice one.
     
  17. geschichtlich

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    How is my post a sales pitch? I don't work for the company, and couldn't give two sh-ts whether you buy a suit there or not. Jesus...I thought I was doing my fellow members of a voluntary forum a solid by sharing my experience.

    Man, your cynicism is sad.
     
  18. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Well-Known Member

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    First posts complimenting a somewhat under discussed company, can often make the poster come off as a shill.
     
  19. Joshua Paul

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    Just received a suit from Indochino.
    Was really disappointed with the lapel roll. Having said that, I had a friend that has ordered suits from them, and it fit pretty well.

    I guess it really depends on your luck.
     
  20. HenryAstonBespo

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    Just noticed something regarding EverythingBespoke and thought I would comment.

    My friend has had 3 suits from them over a 2 year period and has been most pleased. He has had to make a few alterations to the jacket skirt for more kick but overall, quite nice for the price. He has also tried Suit Row who allowed him a bit more play with regards to design. Again, happy.

    One thing I have noticed (Having worked at the top end of tailoring for over 10 years) is that people bash this new breed of cheap online tailors, but I feel it's a good thing as it allows people on tight budgets to get a suit that looks better then one off the peg. I used to feel bad before when I would get a call asking if I can make a suit for £300 (Ours started at £1500)..I could hear that the person was skint but just wanted a decent suit. I'm all for high quality, but the guy trying to get a job who's off the peg suit looks dreadful..where does he go? So I welcome affordable tailoring.

    For sure it is not for everyone but there's a really simple answer to that - Go and see one of the countless tailors offering semi & full bespoke. But why bash cheap options.
     

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