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New jacket in Seoul (Savile Row Tailor) + Lots of Pics

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ryoneo, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. ryoneo

    ryoneo Well-Known Member

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    I decided to get a new jacket made from Savile Row Tailor in the Itaewon area of Seoul. Reading reviews of some SF members, I wanted to give them a try. I ended up paying ~500USD for the jacket. The entire process took about less than a month with 3 fittings. The fabric is a 12oz. 120's blue POW check. Please leave any suggestions for improvement.

    Warning: A lot of pics.

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    With the owner, Mr. Choe and the head cutter:
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    My apologies for the sleeve wrinkles (sitting at the desk all day).

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    The back is actually cleaner in person than in the picture.
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  2. potemkin_city_limits

    potemkin_city_limits Well-Known Member

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    Other than the excess fabric between your shoulder blades it looks really nice.
     
  3. ryoneo

    ryoneo Well-Known Member

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    Cheers! Yea, I was standing way to straight in the picture causing the fabric to bunch.
     
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    except the wrinkle, everything's good
     
  5. potemkin_city_limits

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    If you are sitting down at a desk for so long why dont you take the jacket off that way it doesnt get wrinkled or cause stress on seams that wouldnt happen when you are standing and walking around?
     
  6. ryoneo

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    Yea, that's what I should've done. I went straight to typing up some paperwork and didn't really think about it.
     
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  7. lysandar

    lysandar Well-Known Member

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    Back of the sleeves and the plastic buttons are the major issues for me. Otherwise, looks great from the front and the back is generally clean-ish.
     
  8. Nicola

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    Back vents seem like they're opening.

    Post it in the tailor thread I bet they'll think it's a touch too small in places.
     
  9. gladhands

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    There appears to be a little bit of shoulder dimpling, but only assholes like us would ever notice that.
     
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  10. GBR

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    It looks very good - a first commission?

    The wrinkles between the shoulders could be tweaked and I am a little concerned that there is some pulling causing the vents to lift slightly but you have a nice coat. Get horn buttons next time

    It might be worth asking why they have put an extra row of stitching above the left in-breast and in-ticket pockets - I have seen it before and doubtless some will say 'strength' but it is less common and in my view a little unsightly.

    Next a suit?
     
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  11. ryoneo

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    Haha, it's quite alright, all comments are welcomed.


    I asked for horn at the start and was reassured that they are in fact horn. It looked odd to me as well, but I'm not going nuts about it..... yet.:hide:



    Yes, it's a first commission from this shop. I used another tailor for several other jackets and suits before. I will have to develop a better language with this shop so we can get the right balance on the house cut. And yes, a suit will be next!
     
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  12. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    That buttonhole makes me cringe - but good fit.
     
  13. ryoneo

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    Which buttonhole?
     
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    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    Except some minor nip-picks (e.g. button design, vents, choice of cloth), I think this is a very successful for your first venture, certainly looks better than my first bespoke item.
     
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    Good to see mr.choe and the head cutter still there and looking well
    I will probably pay them a visit in the next two months
    I had my suit made there when I didn't know as much about suits
    This time around, I know exactly what I want so hopefully it will produce an even better result
     
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    Update:

    I took the jacket back to correct the buttons. They apologized for the mistake made changed the buttons to horn. They also fixed the side vent flaring out.
     
  17. invictus

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    awesome. I've been looking for a tailor in Seoul to check out. I'll try to visit these guys. Do you know of any other tailors in the city that are worth talking to?
     
  18. Claghorn

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    Lussosso in Cheongdam. I've heard a lot of excellent things about Spolverino and will be going there next month.
     
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    Excellent.I live near cheongdam so I will check them out
     
  20. Claghorn

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    They are right across the street from exit 5.
     

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