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Bespoke Suit in LA

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aftermath, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. aftermath

    aftermath New Member

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    Long time lurker, first post

    I am looking to get a bespoke suit but I am a noob. I am willing to spend ~$500 and would like some guidance from the tailor (I know I want charcoal). It is important to me that there is someone guiding me through the process and I'd like to be measured (don't trust myself). I also work during the week so I would need to go on a weekend. There is no real rush, but I'd like to get measured as soon as possible. Any recommendations?

    Thick as thieves is booked through october and proper suit seems a bit pricey.
     


  2. Yika

    Yika Senior member

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    $500 probably will not get you a bespoke suit.
     
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  3. StumpjumperE

    StumpjumperE Senior member

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    I didn't know they were booked through October, but aren't their suits about $500 shipped? Hardly pricey to me.
     


  4. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    $500 will not buy a bespoke suit and if you consider TaT to be "a bit pricey" you urgently need to reassess your expectations.
     
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  5. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    You can get made to measure for about $800 minimum. True bespoke will run more or less three times that. For $500 you should be looking at Brooks Brothers or Nordstroms sales.
     


  6. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    You will not find bespoke at your stated price point. Thick as Thieves is made to measure not bespoke. They adjust their existing patterns to your measurements. A bespoke suit is created from a unique pattern created for you. That said, there is nothing wrong with TAT if that is the esthetic you are looking for.
     


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