Bespoke from Singapore (pic heavy!)

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Those muslin test garments are seen with high-end shirtmakers.
     


  2. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Will be out of town till 23rd Dec.. Apologies for the lack of answers and such till i return!
     


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    GBR - Other than what i mentioned, I am quite happy with the fit and would not change it too much. My next project will probably be a boring SB, 2B notch lapel and a waistcoat without lapels. Once I'm done with the basics, I might consider a SB, 1B peak lapel which would be interesting!
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    Thanks I will certainly look forward to seeing your pictures as this garment is made.
     


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    This is a bit late to the party. Gshen how is that fabric wearing for you? Is the fresco 100% wool or do you have any mohair in it?

    I need something that wears cool myself, but will resist wrinkles to a reasonable extent.
     


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    Wow, looks great! The drape of the trousers needs to be cleaner. Overall, good job and congrats on the suit.
     


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    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ^Thank you!

    This is a bit late to the party. Gshen how is that fabric wearing for you? Is the fresco 100% wool or do you have any mohair in it?

    I need something that wears cool myself, but will resist wrinkles to a reasonable extent.


    The suit is 100% wool. Unfortunately I have not much to compare the fabric against as I am still in the process of building up my professional wardrobe. However, I recently received my order of fabric from J&J Minnis' Rangoon collection, not made up yet, and I am certain that the fresco of similar weight is going to wear much cooler in the heat/humidity than the worsted (Rangoon).

    If you are interested in the same fresco fabric, the seller on ebay still has more for sale here and here.
     


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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.

    Looking good my friend. I've heard Singapore had pretty good tailors but I don't think the waist suppression emphasizes his hips, it's not like he has that much of a figure (no offense OP, I'm on the same boat as you lol). For his body shape, I think it works in his favour
     


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    Thats how shoulders should look! Textbook!
     


  10. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ^^Thanks folks! ginghaman if you own an oxford suit, i'm sure there is some interest in seeing detailed pics as well!

    teaser pics of my second suit from iris:

    [​IMG]

    Basically the same as the first suit, but with a lowered button stance and pick stitching (by hand). The 3rd piece, a 6 button DB vest with huge shawl lapels and black watch plaid back, will be done in maybe 2 weeks.

    Will post pics of the completed product, along with pics of my brother's and a friend's suits from the same tailor when everything is completed in a couple of weeks -- can't wait!
     


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    A good fit, if (as I presume) you like an extremely fitted cut. Just a few observations: (i) perhaps there should be a bit more drape in the back, so that the lining wouldn't show; (ii) the back of the collar is not finished like my or my father's bespoke coats (all Italian tailors), but rather like RTW ones; (iii) I don't understand this trend for coats that don't cover one's seat.
     


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    Quite normal in hot climates - was also very comon in parts of the US for RTW at one time.
    For those of us used to year round temperatures from 30-75 F, Singapore is unbearably hot 90% of the year. Not only is it hot, it's also unbearably humid as well. A deadly combination that saps your energy and wipes out all drive. Even wearing a long sleeved dress shirt is an invitation for heat stroke, as it traps the heat generated by the body. Have a drink in the shade and you'll sweat it out within 30 minutes. Air conditioning is almost considered a human right in Singapore.
     


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    Looks great, gshen. Congrats on two fine looking suits [​IMG]
     


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    I've been looking to have something made that is similarly slim yet professional looking. How wide is the leg opening?
     


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    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A good fit, if (as I presume) you like an extremely fitted cut. Just a few observations: (i) perhaps there should be a bit more drape in the back, so that the lining wouldn't show; (ii) the back of the collar is not finished like my or my father's bespoke coats (all Italian tailors), but rather like RTW ones; (iii) I don't understand this trend for coats that don't cover one's seat.

    Thanks for the comments! I am curious to know what distinguishes a RTW collar from a bespoke collar?

    Air conditioning is almost considered a human right in Singapore.

    Well said. Seems like you have been here personally!

    You look very professional, like a sharp young businessman that can get a job anywhere he wants. Nice suit!

    Sure hope that's the case when I graduate from college in 2 years time!

    I've been looking to have something made that is similarly slim yet professional looking. How wide is the leg opening?

    7.5"x2 laid flat.
     


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