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Ongoing Bespoke Projects

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sander, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks, guys. Leaves, I appreciate your thoughts and comments. If I go bespoke, my tuxedo will cost more than her dress. However, she picked the dress, not me :). And there are plenty of other details that are more important to her (see, e.g., centerpieces).


    I appreciate the thoughts! I agree with your sentiments. Also, thank you for sharing your pictures recently. I especially like that C&M jacket.


    Ha, I agree. I did not think about it from that perspective. I am very torn about the style, though.


    As an initial matter, it is an evening wedding. Church wedding, following by a reception in a historic home. I would prefer to wear white tie. But I am not commissioning a white tie rig. And in any event, white tie was vetoed by the bride.
     
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  2. S K M

    S K M Well-Known Member

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    Just ended this bespoke project: a cardigan-jacket made from heavy, double-faced cashmere (LL), no canvas at all and self-lined in the front, half-lined with silk (from Keyte) in the back which has also been used for the piping. Admittedly, it is quite an oddity – and mainly intended for home and very casual wear – but I have already enjoyed it a lot. Being a strange beast it no doubt helped that my tailor, Francesco Guida, understood my idea, and I also noticed that he was very proud of this creation :)

    Anyway, here are some photos from his sartoria as well of a (poor) fit pic. I will see if I can take some better photos myself, at least showing the inside of the jacket which is really a work of art.

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    The jacket inside-out:
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    And fit (in an uneven pose)
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  3. aristoi bcn

    aristoi bcn Well-Known Member

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    What a pity. Your own wedding would be the perfect occasion to emulate Adolphe Menjou in this picture. Wedding. Reception. Shoe cabinet tour. White tie of course.


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  4. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand, the shoe tour has yet to be nixed.
     
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  5. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't sound like you need a ton of convincing, but a few thoughts.
    1. No Men's Wearhouse. You're already on the right path. As someone who's unfortunately been party to a MW friendly wedding, I can't emphasize how smart that refusal is.
    2. If you can legitimately get 10ish wears per year, I think it's an eminently justifiable splurge.
    3. As you said, it is your wedding. There's really no better reason than that.
    4. Except for, as you mention, a bespoke tux is, indeed, fuckin awesome [​IMG]

    What are the specs you're looking at for the tux/waistcoat, assuming you're also getting the latter?

    Fwiw, while I believe it's considered less formal, something about a shawl collar tux sings to my soul...and it sounds something like Whitney hitting a high note.
     
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  6. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    I do not need much convincing. However, I do enjoy the encouragement.

    1. - yeah, MW weddings are atrocious. I have been a groomsman or usher in about 7 weddings this past year, all of which required us to get MW tuxes. Nothing like paying a few hundred dollars to rent legitimate trash.

    2. - I can always pull an @Andy57 and wear it to dinner as well.

    3. - :nodding:

    4. - :nodding:

    I will certainly be getting a waistcoat. That is really one of my main reasons for wanting a bespoke tux. Probably a traditional double-breasted waistcoat. As for the jacket, SBPL is what I am leaning towards (although I love a shawl lapel as well). Most likely satin facings. Pleated, high waisted trousers. Leaning towards black. Although I do love midnight blue.

    Something like the far left:

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  7. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    Great choice, especially if the vest is similar to Vox's.

    Also, LOVE that jacket on far right as well.
     
  8. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    If the bride wants him to wear a tuxedo, then I say wear a tuxedo. I believe the OP is an American? It's a bit unconventional in Europe for sure, but it's becoming more and more common.
     
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  9. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    Actually, born Canadian - but marrying a southern Louisiana girl in southern Louisiana.
     
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  10. Andy57

    Andy57 Well-Known Member

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    It is a dinner jacket, after all. Why would you not?

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    The picture was not intended for publication, just a selfie we took. Last Saturday night at Le Toque, Napa.
     
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  11. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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  12. Mr. Six

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    @Newcomer Just offering as an alternative: get a RTW Formosa or Eidos tux, have Chris make you a matching waistcoat, and put the "savings" of buying a RTW tux toward your next jacket commission from Chris.
     
  13. Newcomer

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    That is my other option right now - although I would probably just wear a cummerbund. It is still very much in contention, and it is a very solid option. If I do Formosa, it will have to be MTM, but that is not a big deal. I would strongly consider Eidos. And The Armoury's tux is quite lovely as well.
     
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  14. Mr. Six

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    ^ Since there aren't great RTW waistcoat options, that seems like a good use of some bespoke funds to me. But a cummerbund would certainly work.

    Is the Armoury tux Orazio?
     
  15. Andy57

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    Words I live by.
     
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  16. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    As much as I want to, literal adherence would require keeping a "spare" tux and all its bells & whistles at the office.

    One day, though sadly not yet!
     
  17. Andy57

    Andy57 Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand the problem.
     
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  18. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    You know what? I don't have anything resembling a good answer to that!
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  19. jolinlovesjunya

    jolinlovesjunya Well-Known Member

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    A few ongoings with Sartoria Dalcuore

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  20. jolinlovesjunya

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    A three piece with Liverano e Liverano

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