Bespoke from Singapore (pic heavy!)

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  1. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Because pictures are worth a thousand words: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] detail shots: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] This is my first bespoke suit, and other than some off wrinkles in the back, I am generally very happy with the outcome. I had requested for a lightly padded shoulder, and I need to tell the tailor next time round that this is still not soft enough. The suit took approximately 3 weeks to complete, and I had a total of 4 fittings. In the first two fittings, the suit was made on a completely different 'test' material, and on the 3rd and 4th fitting mostly everything was complete except for the sleeve buttonholes. The fabric is a 300g (~10oz) navy fresco from ebay (british fabrics), which my tailor has commented was a ridiculous bargain for the price (~$55usd). The lining is 100% viscose, and a bit less reflective than in the pictures. I have already ordered enough fabric for a 3pc suit from the J&J Minnis Rangoon collection, 0126 dark gray, as my next project. Perhaps through the photos you may be able to determine how much handwork was involved? Also, any critique of the craftsmanship, fit, etc. would be greatly appreciated!
     


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    academe Senior member

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    Who was your tailor in Singapore?
     


  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Congratulations. I think it looks pretty good!

    I am not a tailor (IANAT) but maybe the upper back is a little tight and the waist suppression might be a little too much.

    Handwork? You'd need to see the stitches...
     


  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Generally pretty darn good. Just a few thoughts: (1) a lower button stance and a slightly longer jacket, perhaps, (2) check the fit of the jacket collar (high and tight enough?), and (3) consider shaping the pants to drape cleaner.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I like it. Jacket looks a little short, but that is currently de mode.
     


  6. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Senior member

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    Sleeve pitch is awesome [​IMG]

    Yes, the back of the jacket has some extra material...in general, very nice.
     


  7. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you gentlemen!

    I will certainly raise the suggestions to my tailor for my next suit. I actually like the current length and will probably leave it as it is. Might request for just a touch less waist suppression though..

    mafoofan- By "(3) consider shaping the pants to drape cleaner", how exactly might I ask for it (i.e. what specific changes to request)?
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I'd say it looks VERY nice.
     


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    I forgot my manners: congratulations are in order. [​IMG] I like the waist suppression, working button holes and the shade of fabric complements your complexion well. The suit puts me in mind of some the outfits I saw recently in that old Michael Caine flick the Ipcress File...
     


  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    very nicely done. Don't know what you pais but that is at least as nicely cut as some of the british stuff we see here. Very nice cut for your body and more importantly, you seem very happy and comfortable in it.
     


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    Tarmac Senior member

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    Looks great, nice shoes. Please tell us how much it was.
     


  12. nostrings

    nostrings Well-Known Member

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    That's a very impressive looking suit.

    I'm curious as to why the jacket doesn't have a full lining.
    Is this generally a preference or a method for keeping the cost down?
     


  13. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    looks great! is the jacket fully canvassed?
     


  14. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    Climate might be a factor, it's hot and humid in Singapore.
    That's a very impressive looking suit.

    I'm curious as to why the jacket doesn't have a full lining.
    Is this generally a preference or a method for keeping the cost down?
     


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    Looks pretty good! I may be in the minority here, but I think significant waist suppression negatively impacts the look when one's hips are relatively wide compared to the shoulders as the OP's appear to be - as a guy, I think this doesn't look as nice. In this case, a lesser degree of waist suppression would de-emphasize the width of the hips, IMHO.
     


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