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Bespoke Suit Made in Singapore (PICS - Advice Needed)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by b3n84, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Svenn

    Svenn Well-Known Member

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    ^Hi hymo, this thread makes me all the more want use that tailor you found in Kuala Lumpur. I assume the OP's suit here probably costs more than yours (~$300)?

    I can't believe that the OP's tailor actually intends this to be the appearance of the final suit- I'm guessing he just gets the cut "roughly" conforming to the customer's the body then assumes the actual sewers (which you say are in Malaysia) clean it up a bit when they actually construct it. In other words, maybe it ends up being a sort of MTM feigning as bespoke.
     
  2. hymo

    hymo Well-Known Member

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    Svenn, my experience is that a basted suit looks pretty crumpled and drapey in the bad sort of way during the fittings. Typically, all the pulls and creases you see will be dramatically reduced once made up due to all the ironing that goes into it. The back, however, will keep all the drape you see here. No amount of ironing will make 2 inches of excess cloth go away. (Especially not when they have no intention to do so.)

    I'm pretty sure the suit will be made up in Malaysia. The labor cost here is just dramatically lower than in Singapore. There are also suit factories in Malaysia; they're staffed with Bangladeshis who do all the handwork. They service many of the tailoring shop proprietors in Malaysia.

    OP: How do you know this suit will be "fully canvassed"?
     
  3. b3n84

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. As you probably know, I have a terrible eye for this sort of thing and will bring the comments to Joe's. I have another fitting, and if neccessary, will ask for 2-3 to more to make this thing perfect. I'll also try to take better pictures...

    any recommendations on what angles I should be taking the pictures of the next fitting with?
     
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    dappledown Well-Known Member

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    Just curious...How much did u pay for that?
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. As you probably know, I have a terrible eye for this sort of thing and will bring the comments to Joe's. I have another fitting, and if neccessary, will ask for 2-3 to more to make this thing perfect. I'll also try to take better pictures...

    any recommendations on what angles I should be taking the pictures of the next fitting with?


    The best angle is with the suit off! I initially thought that was a short tux jacket!
    Be wary of tailors when they drink during the fittings!
     
  9. the_sartorialist

    the_sartorialist Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. As you probably know, I have a terrible eye for this sort of thing and will bring the comments to Joe's. I have another fitting, and if neccessary, will ask for 2-3 to more to make this thing perfect. I'll also try to take better pictures...

    any recommendations on what angles I should be taking the pictures of the next fitting with?


    Any chance of posting the final pictures of your suit to let us readers know how it went? And I would be curious to know what you had to pay for that Loro Piana as well.
     

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