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About to commission my first bespoke suit in HK, what to notice during fitting?


Oct 14, 2013
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From all the threads I have read on SF, it seems that it is hard to get it right the first time you have your bespoke suit made, mainly due to the fact that one doesn't simply know what to look for from a half-finished suit during fitting, therefore one doesn't know what questions to ask, resulting in poor communications with one's cutter.

So I would like to invite all your seasoned-experts in bespoke suits on SF to tell me how to spot if there is anything wrong with the half-done suit so that I could tell the cutter to make changes accordingly.

After reading quite a few threads, I know I have to pay attention to the gorge, the button stance, the balance of the trousers (can anyone elaborate on that? the word "balance" in this case confuses me), see if the sleeves are lumpy, shoulders(why everyone wanna go for pad-less shoulders, sometimes when you make a request for pad-less shoulders, the tailor will tell you "OK, there are some flaws with your suit, they are inevitable cuz you ask for pad-less shoulders", are they lying?)

Of course, most important of all, the fit, anything I should pay attention to in this regard?

I can't think of anything more, if you do, please tell me in detail.

Any help will be appreciated.

P.S.: I am planning on using Loa Hai Shing this time, are they any good? or the communication with your cutter is more important, provided that the cutter isn't bad himself?
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