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bespoke/MTM in Arizona??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Pantomyme, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Grenadier

    Grenadier Senior member

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    I would be down for a get-together. Do you guys really wear summer suits, though? I love them, but in another month, it's going to be unbearable.

    I live by seersucker. It helps that I'm from New Orleans.
     
  2. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    I want to offer some great deals to promote my company... I also will have Thomas Mason Gold and Silver Lines for custom dress shirts and a few more...

    Once your website is up and running, and I can get a good look at it, we can talk then. I'm always looking for good suitings at a great price.
     
  3. dzamora

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    Definitely let us all know when you open up shop. It's always nice to deal with a local company.
     
  4. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    When I went into their store they told me they did. Their website is never updated. They actually sell ties and other things. They have some examples of their bespoke stuff in store. The tailor's name is Aladdin I believe.

    He is pretty amazing at his work. He took an otherwise ill fitting suit and made it look like a million bucks. I'm not sure how competitive their pricing is to others, it feels a bit high to me, but I will not go to any other tailor in the east valley.


    Can you explain in more detail what exactly they said? Is it made in house? Who draws the pattern? Who assembles the suit? The cutting? etc etc. Cost?

    A lot of places advertise bespoke when in reality it is just MTM.
     
  5. tacobender

    tacobender Senior member

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    +1 for stu @ Rave - He is the best dry cleaner in the valley. I take my stuff to him weekly and he never lets me down.

    On to MTM - We did a MTM event on BNY suits (made by Caruso) that typically took 20% off the retail price so all in all not a bad deal.

    A client told me the last brooks brothers event was lousy as there were very few fabric swatches to look thru and the delivery time quoted was 3+ months?

    Modo Georgio is great for shirts, but I found the suits to be way over priced.
     
  6. suitupshop

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    Once your website is up and running, and I can get a good look at it, we can talk then. I'm always looking for good suitings at a great price.

    Great, will do.. I am waiting on a few more swatch books from Dormeuil and the Huddersfield Cloth co.. I will also have the Thomas Mason Goldline and Silverline shirting fabric and will be offering made to measure dress shirts as well... I will post as soon as my blog and facebook are fully functional....
     
  7. suitupshop

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    Definitely let us all know when you open up shop. It's always nice to deal with a local company.

    I agree, I buy and support local business as much as possible... I am looking at a small shop in the Mill ave. shops downtown tempe... Until then I will be 100% online... but for local AZ clients I am totaly willing to meet up somewhere. I had many options when choosing a tailor to make my clothes.. I ended choosing a company here in the states.. I just was not comfortable using an overseas tailor.... I know it will cost me a little more, but knowing I will get a quality suit, and keep work stateside in a time when so many people have lost work to overseas operations... I am planning a meet and great real soon.. I will keep you posted..
     
  8. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    Can you explain in more detail what exactly they said? Is it made in house? Who draws the pattern? Who assembles the suit? The cutting? etc etc. Cost?

    A lot of places advertise bespoke when in reality it is just MTM.


    Well I will be honest with you, I did not ask them for specifics. And actually, it looks like they did update their website (it's been like 4 years since the last update) and they sort-of explain their bespoke process here.

    They also state on their homepage that they will be adding a bespoke making video soon. It seems their business has picked up quite a bit just based on the length and ETA for tailored items.
     
  9. phxlawstudent

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    Well I will be honest with you, I did not ask them for specifics. And actually, it looks like they did update their website (it's been like 4 years since the last update) and they sort-of explain their bespoke process here.

    They also state on their homepage that they will be adding a bespoke making video soon. It seems their business has picked up quite a bit just based on the length and ETA for tailored items.


    Promising!!! Wasn't there back when this thread first popped up. Thanks for the heads-up! [​IMG]

    Now... I wonder what he charges... :p
     
  10. Imhoff

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    What I still don't understand is they offer ties and such (Made in Italy but is a brand I am unfamiliar with) yet they never seem to sell their accessories online. Some of the ties are gorgeous and are offered for only $30. Think they also offer cufflinks and such.

    And pretty sure they have increased their rates steadily over the past 2 years.
     
  11. crowned1984

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    This is definitely intriguing. Would love a local, reliable MTM suit shop at decent prices.

    Do you have the capability to make a tuxedo? If so, I'd be very interested in this.
     
  12. suitupshop

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    This is definitely intriguing. Would love a local, reliable MTM suit shop at decent prices.

    Do you have the capability to make a tuxedo? If so, I'd be very interested in this.



    A Tux is completely possible.. I was going to attend the bridal show, but could not get in. Let me know what your looking for. PM me..
     
  13. Bradford

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    I am very surprised to so much representation from AZ here! Everyone I see under around 40 is wearing Affliction and everyone over 40 is wearing Tommy Bahama.
    Haha - you just nailed Arizona clothing styles! There used to be some tailors in Nogales on the Mexican side of the border, but it's been 15 years since I worked down there. Phoenix Custom Tailors at 32nd Street and Thomas makes suits http://www.phoenixcustomtailors.com/ I've had alterations done there and they did a good job on those. One thing that I have noticed is that now, while I'm working in Sacramento, is that people here wear hats. I've picked up a few myself and plan to keep wearing them once I get back to Arizona. They are pretty nice in the summer when its hot.
     
  14. crowned1984

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    Haha - you just nailed Arizona clothing styles!

    There used to be some tailors in Nogales on the Mexican side of the border, but it's been 15 years since I worked down there.

    Phoenix Custom Tailors at 32nd Street and Thomas makes suits http://www.phoenixcustomtailors.com/ I've had alterations done there and they did a good job on those.

    One thing that I have noticed is that now, while I'm working in Sacramento, is that people here wear hats. I've picked up a few myself and plan to keep wearing them once I get back to Arizona. They are pretty nice in the summer when its hot.


    Hats are certainly underutilized in Arizona; I would like to sport something like a fedora.
     
  15. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    Hats are certainly underutilized in Arizona; I would like to sport something like a fedora.

    Me too, but I'd never wear it. Not while I can still drive...
     
  16. stubloom

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    I've received a number of private messages asking for information on Bespoke/MTM in Arizona. Here's my list...

    TRULY BESPOKE

    None

    QUASI-BESPOKE

    Artful Tailoring (Chandler)
    Zizzo Tailoring (Phoenix)

    MTM UPSCALE CLOTHING STORES

    Barneys (Scottsdale): Isaia, Barneys NY
    Moda Georgio (Biltmore): Ravazzolo, Moda Georgio
    Neiman Marcus (Scottsdale): Oxxford, Zegna, Isaia, Ricci, Armani, Behar
    Nordstrom (Scottsdale): Hickey, HS&M, Abboud, Armani, Peter Millar
    Polo Ralph Lauren (Biltmore): Ralph Lauren
    The Clotherie (Biltmore): Zegna, Samuelson, Jack Victor, Eton, Lipson
    Saks Fifth Avenue (Biltmore): Zegna, Armani

    MTM PERSONAL CLOTHIERS

    J Hilburn/ Vicki Kent (Phoenix/Scottsdale; will come to your home or office)
    Saverio/Eddie Fischer (office in Scottsdale; will come to your home or office)
    Tom James/Tim Smith (office in Phoenix; will come to your home or office)
    Wardrobe Management & Design/John Cassidy (Phoenix/Scottsdale; will come to your home or office)

    A COMMENT ABOUT PERSONAL CLOTHIERS

    Just a quick word about Personal Clothiers: An individual with a desire to become a personal clothier, a few swatch books, a tape measure and a promise to take a course in measurement/fitting does not a personal clothier make.

    Over the past 23 years, I've seen so many "personal clothiers" come and go. That's because there are almost no barriers to enter the business. And because it takes years to build long term relationships with the right factories/workrooms, to build a roster of satisfied/returning clients, and to build a sustainable business (primarily) through referrals.

    If your'e looking for a personal clothier in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, I would look for someone who meets all or most of the above mentioned criteria. I would also interview ALL FOUR: Vicki Kent, Eddie Fischer, Tim Smith and John Cassidy. Ask them about their history in the business, their offerings (suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, etc.), the fabrics that are available, the specific factories/workrooms they use, the construction techniques employed by those factories/workrooms, their price points, their turnaround time, etc. And ONLY THEN determine who best "fits" with your personality, style and budget.


    On the other hand, I do wish suitupshop the very best of success. It's always good to see the range of options expanded in the sartorial backwater that is Arizona.

    In this post I've tried to be as neutral as possible. I do, of course, have my personal favorites that I deal with on an almost a daily basis. If any SFers have any specific questions about any particular vendor, please PM me.

    Stu
     
  17. Neo1824

    Neo1824 Senior member

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    I have used Zizzo Tailoring as my alterations tailor for a number of years, they do a pretty good job at a reasonable price. Have not tried them for quasi-bespoke but have seen the bolts of cloth stacked up there.
     
  18. suitupshop

    suitupshop Active Member

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    I've received a number of private messages asking for information on Bespoke/MTM in Arizona. Here's my list...

    TRULY BESPOKE

    None

    QUASI-BESPOKE

    Artful Tailoring (Chandler)
    Zizzo Tailoring (Phoenix)

    MTM UPSCALE CLOTHING STORES

    Barneys (Scottsdale): Isaia, Barneys NY
    Moda Georgio (Biltmore): Ravazzolo, Moda Georgio
    Neiman Marcus (Scottsdale): Oxxford, Zegna, Isaia, Ricci, Armani, Behar
    Nordstrom (Scottsdale): Hickey, HS&M, Abboud, Armani, Peter Millar
    Polo Ralph Lauren (Biltmore): Ralph Lauren
    The Clotherie (Biltmore): Zegna, Samuelson, Jack Victor, Eton, Lipson
    Saks Fifth Avenue (Biltmore): Zegna, Armani

    MTM PERSONAL CLOTHIERS

    Saverio/Eddie Fischer (office in Scottsdale; will come to your home or office)
    Tom James/Tim Smith (office in Phoenix; will come to your home or office)
    Wardrobe Management & Design/John Cassidy (Phoenix; will come to your home or office)

    A COMMENT ABOUT PERSONAL CLOTHIERS

    Just a quick word about Personal Clothiers: An individual with a desire to become a personal clothier, a few swatch books, a tape measure and a promise to take a course in measurement/fitting does not a personal clothier make.

    Over the past 23 years, I've seen so many "personal clothiers" come and go. That's because there are almost no barriers to enter the business. And because it takes years to build long term relationships with the right factories/workrooms, to build a roster of satisfied/returning clients, and to build a sustainable business (primarily) through referrals.

    If your'e looking for a personal clothier in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, I would look for someone who meets all or most of the above mentioned criteria. I would also interview ALL THREE: Eddie Fischer, Tim Smith and John Cassidy. Ask them about their history in the business, their offerings (suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, etc.), the fabrics that are available, the specific factories/workrooms they use, the construction techniques employed by those factories/workrooms, their price points, their turnaround time, etc. And ONLY THEN determine who best "fits" with your personality, style and budget.


    On the other hand, I do wish suitupshop the very best of success. It's always good to see the range of options expanded in the sartorial backwater that is Arizona.

    In this post I've tried to be as neutral as possible. I do, of course, have my personal favorites that I deal with on an almost a daily basis. If any SFers have any specific questions about any particular vendor, please PM me.

    Stu


    appreciate it.. I hope to make a name for myself, and not take away from anyone. I feel there is room to grow in this industry without taking away from the established company's out there.
     
  19. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    All the best to you, Tomas. I'm sure you'll do fine.
     
  20. neoscustom

    neoscustom New Member

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    Hello, I just started a Bespoke Clothing Company. My company name is Neos Custom Clothing LLC out of Dallas, TX. We are still in the creation phase. My website isn't even done yet. But I thought, if you are coming through Dallas, we might as well meet. I will be more than happy to give you a personal fitting to make sure your measurements are accurate. Then we can customize your suit in over 250+ variations. I can walk you through the process via Skype. It will only take a few minutes. Then if you like what I have to offer, we can set up a meeting. Thanks and Cheers,

    JC Vasquez
    Skype - jvasquez69
    Neos Custom Clothing LLC.
    Dallas, TX 75201
     

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