Another Korean Bespoke Suit Fitting

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ho1joon, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    Interesting you should say that about SR. I've been bumping into the guy who manages (and owns?) HP quite frequently at social occasions recently, and I have to say the way he dresses in abominable. Considering the global prestige of the House, the sight of him has had me turning in my sleep for months.

    In addition to that, a friend of mine had a suit made up by Norton & Sons not too long ago. He was drawn there by the personality of Patrick Grant and the overall branding of the House (traditional yet open minded, their love for English cloth, their links to the fashion world, &c.) and he was really disappointed with the result. I don't think the suit they made him looks bad, but the armholes were lowish and the overall body was a bit flaccid. Certainly disappointing for £3.5k-ish.

    I've also seen recent examples of G&H, and they're pretty crap (I know they're Chinese-owned now).
    And I've seen a suit made recently by Kilgour [French & Stanbury], and it pales in comparison to the KF&S suits my grandfather had made 30-40 years ago.

    I'm too young to go bespoke yet, but I've been planning my first few bespoke suits recently and Savile Row is looking less and less appealing. I know that A&S, HH, Dege, and Steed still (generally) get very good press, but I'm leaning more and more towards Italian tailors. And I'm a born & raised Londoner/Home Countier.

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    I've been very impressed with Korean tailoring and style recently - at least with the images floating around the blogosphere. Your suit looks like its going come out brimming with Italian panache. Very nice.
     
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  2. incontro

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  3. indesertum

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    how much does spolverino charge?
     


  4. add911_11

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    I had experience with them before as a non-client basic, there are few reasons I believed that why their work had been declined.

    1. Less people appreciate the time and accuracy to make a garment, in the real world there are plenty of people who can afford them one regular basic, but they would prefer world class RTW due to ease of time, that means there are less and less long term client, which brings their sales at very low point, Witt he high rent, they must charge a great premium to get some decent profit.

    2. Great heritage brings too much pride, the establishment of more young fashionable tailoring brand (In my arbitrary comment that will be Oz, Cad when they host their day in C&M, CB), high street brand e.g. A&F, the spirit of the old man had been defeated, they are like the soldiers retreating from the war field.

    Their target market had dropped, higher price to run business, plus poor skills in advertising, thats the death formula for that street.

    p.s. the legal field from the world is still a strong army for SR tailors

    Ignore if you disagree, that just my observation
     


  5. ho1joon

    ho1joon Active Member

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    My one is KRW 1.9M, it's approx. USD1650. and KRW 1.7M(≒USD1450) is the starting prcie of Spolverino, Canonico is in this range.
     


  6. ho1joon

    ho1joon Active Member

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    I forgot to post the finished one.


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  7. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Well done sir, great value for money.
     


  8. add911_11

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    It is not that expensive, I wonder do they have an actual website? Appointment needed?
     


  9. AndrewRogers

    AndrewRogers Senior member

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    That is very fine work. There is real attention to detail. Thanks for sharing.
     


  10. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    That looks very good.
     


  11. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    +1. Wear it in good health joon. Thx for sharing.
     


  12. chogall

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    Wow great value for the money. Looking very good as well.
     


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    i'm impressed! looks the goods. congrats on the buy.
     


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  15. rs232

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    Fantastic thread. Thanks for so many detailed pictures.
     


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