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Bespoke Suit Jacket Design Ideas to be made in Asia


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Dec 17, 2010
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Greetings, This is my first posting to the forum so please excuse me if I have posted to the wrong place...

I am currently gathering all of my design ideas together to get a suit made on my trip next week. I will be spending time both in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur and Thailand: Krabi. Where are would you recommend as having the better tailors (ones whom do not just cater to tourists as rip-offs...)?

I have been reading a lot of postings about Ah Loke in Kuala Lumpur...

Anyhow onto my design ideas... I want to do a black pinstripe suit, preferably silk/wool mix that has a lime green lining. I want working buttons on the arms, with both the button holes and buttons being stitched on with lime green thread.

I see using this suit for parties, paring the jacket with jeans, etc, so I want to add a fair amount of color and fun ideas to it. I would like to incorporate the lime green stitching into as many places as possible in this jacket without making it look to over-the-top...

I tend to pop my suit jacket collars from time to time so I would like to have lime green fabric under the collar for added color.

For my collar design I want to use a "motor cycle" type design with a tab button on one side and a working button on the opposite... Please see the below photo which I took from another posting for the collar design.

Please provide any suggestions / critiques for my ideas for this suit jacket... Also any recommendations for patterns, fabrics, etc would greatly be appreciated...



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Dec 13, 2010
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By all means get a lime green lining, but don't ruin it by getting lime green anywhere else. Especially not with a black pinstripe. Pinstripe says: "Business." Lime green says: "Look at me, look, over here! Look at the lime green on my suit!" And don't pop your collar. Just don't.

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