Bespoke from Singapore (pic heavy!)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gshen, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. TC (Houston)

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    Looks very nice. Congrats.
     
  2. mafoofan

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    Gshen, I mean that the pants don't fall straight to your feet. The rear and side views show them clinging to the back of your legs. From the front, you can see that they taper to your knees and then go straight down. Ideally, you would see uninterrupted lines all around.

    I don't think the waist supression is itself a problem. If you lower the buttoning point to your natural waist, the supression will look much more natural.
     
  3. mishon

    mishon Senior member

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    Looks really good. If you mind publically discussing the price, could you please PM regarding it?
     
  4. randallr

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    Looks very much like the suits yfyf wears.
     
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    bravo. great "get" on the cloth. ditto comments on your relaxed, comfortable countenance.
     
  6. Dragon

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    The back view doesn`t look right. You should get the upper back, between the blades fixed. Also the jacket could use some more curve on the lower back, waist area (side view).
     
  7. GBR

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    That looks a fine suit - from a land where there has been criticism about a lack of decent bespoke tailors in the past. Who is the tailor?

    Do the trousers have a waist/fob pocket either in the band or just below it? What inside pockets do you have - difficult to tell from the picture.

    The comments made are helpful but I would certainly not take them as criticism as you seem to have your styling details under good control.

    Congratulations.
     
  8. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    I got to see this suit in person last night after dinner with gshen.

    Our conclusion was it was a great fit & especially for the $$ or should I say the lack of $$ he had to pay!

    For ones first suit you cant go wrong!
     
  9. dopey

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    This is the best of the "cheap tailors" work I have seen posted in terms of workmanship and cut. By far.

    In fact, it looks great by any standard. Stick with these guys.

    Except for the neck part, Some of the issues with the back that people noted might reflect poor pressing and or the result of going without a full lining rather than a problem with the fit itself.

    It would be nice to fix the roll by the neck, but even so, this looks great.
     
  10. apropos

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    Nice suit - if you don't mind me asking, where was this done, and for how much?
     
  11. mainy

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    Not sure if this has been said but reminds me a lot of yfyf's suits. Looks loads better than most custom jobs that get posted.
     
  12. gshen

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    The tailor used is Iris Tailor in Lucky Plaza: [​IMG] In the interest of full disclosure, I received a discount because I know the tailor's daughter from school. However, I have asked the tailor and the going price for CMT is S$785 (~USD515). Apparently I am told the husband and wife team do alterations for many boutiques like Zegna etc, so I was tempted to give them a go.. Glad I did! I have honestly no idea what other (proper) Singaporean tailors charge, so if others have had experiences with Singaporean tailors please chime in! The tailor has a good selection of H&S, Dormieul, Zegna, Loro Piana, VBC amongst others I cannot recall. The jacket is fully canvassed, and has a total of 4 inner pockets.. 3 pockets you can roughly make out in the pic with lining, and another lower pocket on the left. No fob pocket in the trouser band.. did not request for that as I don't find myself using it at all. The issues with back, neck, and suggestions about trouser cut and buttoning point will certainly be considered for my next project. Thank you so much for your kind advice and input! [​IMG] Also, yfyf's amazing suits were indeed a big inspiration for this suit.. Glad there is at least some form of resemblance and hope he doesn't mind!
     
  13. Toiletduck

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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.

    +1
     
  14. yfyf

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    Very kind of folks to mention me, it does indeed have similarities to my earlier suits from WW Chan. In fact, when I saw it, I thought it was quite similar to Vintage Gent's!

    The only pick to nit is it pulls a little at the waist. Mine do that as well, but I've been trying to alleviate this problem in my more recent orders. O, and sleeve could stand to be slightly fuller.

    Looks great and congrats!
     
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    The issues with back, neck, and suggestions about trouser cut and buttoning point will certainly be considered for my next project. Thank you so much for your kind advice and input! [​IMG]

    Also, yfyf's amazing suits were indeed a big inspiration for this suit.. Glad there is at least some form of resemblance and hope he doesn't mind!


    Great suit in that price, just wonder why they used "test cloth" for the 1st two fitting, normal bespoke tailor won't do that, some MTM tailor did it.

    OP, why leave the back issue to next project?The problem is fixable, why not ask him to fix it?
     

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