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Tony Lutwyche bespoke tailor

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by the.chikor, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. the.chikor

    the.chikor Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen, has anyone ever tried the Soho/London based bespoke tailor Tony Lutwyche? If so, please share your experience and recomendation if you wouldn't mind. Thank you.[​IMG]
     
  2. TRINI

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    This is the guy with the 'Respect the suit' ad, right?
     
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    Obey the Suit.


    Thanks - I stand corrected.

    That was an awesome ad.
     
  7. RJman

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    I think he mainly does MTM. As he does own the former Cheshire Clothing (which was the manufacturing arm of the former Chester Barrie) he likely has some good quality stuff being made up.
     
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    I think he mainly does MTM. As he does own the former Cheshire Clothing (which was the manufacturing arm of the former Chester Barrie) he likely has some good quality stuff being made up.

    RJs right - TL is a high-end MTM outfit.
     
  9. GBR

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    Reasonably decent MTM, NOT Bespoke at all.
     
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    I think he mainly does MTM. As he does own the former Cheshire Clothing (which was the manufacturing arm of the former Chester Barrie) he likely has some good quality stuff being made up.


    RJman-You are solid! Thanks for passing on the info and saving me money and disappointment. [​IMG]
     
  11. the.chikor

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    Reasonably decent MTM, NOT Bespoke at all.

    GBR-good to know! Thank you.
     
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    RJs right - TL is a high-end MTM outfit.

    ET-Like RJman-you deliver when the chips are down-thanks for the info.
     
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    He used to be a British Army Major. When I met him I couldn't keep my eyes off his dirty shoes.
     
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    Reasonably decent MTM, NOT Bespoke at all.

    Reasonably decent MTM? To be fair it's probably the best in the U.K.
     
  16. WhippingBoy

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    I went in to the shop just after Christmas and was very disappointed.

    His RTW was £2K and his 'bespoke' was £3K
    The fat dumpy salesman also baulked when I told him you could buy bespoke from Graham Browne and Sims for £1K. Note to fat, dumpy salesman, the editor of your website buys bespoke from Graham Browne!

    His shoes weren't much better either. Nothing in the sale, I went round the corner to Cleverley's and picked up a pair of wholecut RTWs for half the price Lutwyche was selling his at!

    Personally i will avoid like the plague!
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Well it is kind of rude to walk into a store and say you could get something else cheaper somewhere else. No shit. I would have told you to just go there then.
     
  18. WhippingBoy

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    I was merely browsing when said fat dumpy man asked me if he could help. Noticing the prices I politely asked him, as an expert professional, to differentiate his RTW and 'Bespoke' products between a bespoke product, costing significantly less, from elsewhere.

    You call this rude, I prefer to call this common sense

    Knowing the differences, I, the customer, can make an informed choice as to whether I spend my hard earned money on his merchendise.

    Rather than explain the differences, as a professional expert should, he chose to baulk and belittle a competitors products, clearly showing his ignorance and lack of knowledge of the establishments and products. I find this behaviour very unprofessional. I don't spend my hard earned money at places like that
     
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    Did you tell Huntsman you can get cheaper suit anywhere on Savile Row?
     
  20. WhippingBoy

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    A) I did not go into Huntsman
    B) I did not TELL anybody anything
    C) I have no problem in ASKING any professional expert about his/her product and ASKING him/her to diferentiate ANY aspect of that product from his/her competitors.

    This way I become a more informed consumer. If a professional expert is unwilling or unable to do this then I will take my hard earned money to someone who will.
     

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