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  1. C MattssonJH

    Dress shirt cloth that doesn't crease as soon as I sit in a chair

    I recommend the Thomas Mason Journey fabrics. A special wrinkle-resistant treatment gives this cotton shirt a smoothness and a clean look that will last throughout a busy day. Thomas Mason is widely considered one of the top Italian mills for dress shirt fabrics Which you must know as you were...
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    First corduroy suit, would brown or green be a better choice?

    Recently I sold a client a light khaki Zegna fabric Cashco corduroy suit. Soft and supple - on sale it was a steal and he knew it. He bought it so he could use both pieces independently. I love the idea of either a darker green or the rich almost carmel color that is trending now. This depends...
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    Paying my 'school fees'

    I have been selling mens MTM suits for 12 years. The company will go unnamed… My experience during this time is that some men can buy a MTM suit from me and it will be an extraordinary fit. Others can come really close to perfect but need a slight tailoring — sleeves adjusted, collar roll...
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    The Irony of High-Rise Trousers

    Called a waist band gripper.
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    Bespoke Trouser Pricing

    Thank you.
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    Bespoke Trouser Pricing

    Why are you doing this? Let’s just share information and not make this negative. Unless you have been to the factories and can personally verify it stay in your lane. I am sure you have great experience buying tailored clothing. Share that here. I am truly trying to keep the conversation...
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    Bespoke Trouser Pricing

    To address the NYT article directly - the issue that it should have focused on, was the exploitation by some agents in rural areas in the countries where the migrant workers come from. Some, try and take advantage of the workers who are so keen to work for factories like TAL, that they overpay...
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    Bespoke Trouser Pricing

    Thanks for sharing. I was with Roger Lee a couple of weeks ago and I know from the corporate perspective there is a big effort on really trying to do the right thing. They know it is in their best interest. I was not aware of what happened in Malaysia at those factories as we’re not involved...
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    Bespoke Trouser Pricing

    Seriously Applebees? That is low.
  10. C MattssonJH

    Bespoke Trouser Pricing

    Were made by Crialme in Portugal until recently.
  11. C MattssonJH

    Bespoke Trouser Pricing

    actually not made in China… sustainably sewn in the most modern manufacturing facility in Asia - Thailand to be specific. TAL who owns the facility makes about 60% of the shirts sold in the US — they also do MTM for a number of American companies. What I know is what I see I have plenty of...
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    Bespoke Trouser Pricing

    So for a first pair of trousers with multiple fittings these prices might make sense. I agree with all the comments about the fact that trousers aren’t as complex to make us something like a sport coat or suit jacket. I want you all to know that there are options that are less expensive. if...
  13. C MattssonJH

    Brands cut like Tom Ford?

    J.Hilburn can make the suit/jacket with a tighter fit at the midsection. Each jacket is designed for you. The jackets used to have the the roped shoulder but so few clients want that or even understand it… but you can choose a more traditional structured padded shoulder and the 3/2 button...
  14. C MattssonJH

    What things affect suit durability

    I will preface this by saying, I do sell customs men’s clothing. I have rarely recommended buying two pairs of pants to match the jacket unless I felt the client was really going to wear the suit heavily. These days there’s not much of that going on. But for somebody that is wearing a suit...
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    What things affect suit durability

    I found this great information about shiny suits. Completely agree that the glue in inexpensive suits which can impact the durability and create issues but this explained it so well.. https://ravefabricare.com/shiny-suit-syndrome-researchers-discover-cause-cure/
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    Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?

    Definitely agree the top one is a better fit. You want to think about things like driving your car and having the sleeves move halfway up your arm because you’re reaching forward. If you’re just standing there you could probably get away with the other one. But my guess is you’d be a tad more...
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    Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?

    Great made to measure jacket from J.Hilburn Goat suede with a beautiful lining. Just under $900
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    The State of Black Tie: Your Observations

    Such a handsome look. Love that you two are getting dressed up!
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    If by chance you venture to Berkeley. I can’t recommend Advanced European Tailoring enough. Zolton the tailor is a master. Located on Adeline right near the Berkeley Bowl. I sell men’s custom clothing and often send my clients to him and get things tailored for them there. He understands...

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