adventures in bespoke: Chittleborough & Morgan

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  1. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

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    Thanks fellas. Trousers and waistcoat are coming along very nicely, but I was actually most impressed with the coat. :)

    Lapels will be 4 inch peaks, slightly moderated from what I understand is the standard C&M 4.25-4.5.
     


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    This looks very nice.
     


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    Interesting thread. I had one suit made by C&M about 8 years ago. Very similar commission to yours: 13 oz Lessers grey nailhead, 3 piece, SB peak lapel, but with a vest without lapels.

    Joe Morgan is a great guy -- very personable, professional, and a perfectionist. He has a definite house style, which one must buy into if one is to be happy with the result. Yes, he can accomodate requests around the margin, such as ticket pockets, shape of lapels, etc. But your suit will look substantially like the silhouette depicted in medtech's basted fitting. In fact, his suit at this early stage has the same shape as my finished suit.

    At the end of the day, there is nothing wrong with my C&M suit. I was just never comfortable with the style. Again, to be a happy customer, you have to like the C&M silhouette. I gave it a try and it is a good suit, but I find that I gravitate towards wearing suits made by other tailors (and some RTW like RLPL).
     


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    That looks really nice Eddie! The pants are fantastic!
     


  5. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Nice! Def a distinct style.
     


  6. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    Bry2000 comment seems to be pretty accurate when we take into account the report from Simon. The house style seems to be what you get and, from what I've saw, it's basically pictured here.
     


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    Is this how the jacket is supposed to look from the side? In other words, is it a stylistic choice unique to tailors like C&M?

    It seems to accentuate your back swept posture rather than camoflauge it.




    I have the same type of posture and would prefer my jackets to have a cleaner line from the profile.

    Like this (mine it OTR Corneliani)



    Edit: according to the pic in this thread, the shape of your jacket may be objectively "right": http://www.styleforum.net/t/236057/balance-explained/0_50


     
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    Could you clarify what you mean by "cleaner profile"? The Coneliani jacket appears to have no shape whatsoever, almost like a poncho. Medtech's jacket follows the curve of his back like I'd expect any tailored jacket to do.
     


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    If it were my jacket, I would like a little more material in the back. The back looks concave to me. Just a stylistic preference
     


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    Isn't everyone's lower back concave? I guess you could prefer a flat line in the back, but to me that's like preferring flared vents or a roll below the collar....
     


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  12. medtech_expat

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    No pics at the moment as I'm traveling in Asia. But I've had a few additional basted fittings and things are coming along very nicely, so much so that I just had a basted two days ago on a navy pin DB from Lesser 13oz. I've got pics of that one so will post when back home.
     


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    Pics of an interim and then forward fitting of my first commission. Joe and I have taken our time with this one, making small adjustments along the way with modifications to my pattern in parallel. Should be completed for early January. For those of you on the fence with the C&M house style, I've found Joe very open and willing to moderate.

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    Basted of the DB in Lesser 13oz navy pin. The next fitting wasn't ready last week, but Joe advised that we'd go directly to the forward in January. So far, so good :)

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    Can't wait for January. Thanks.
     


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