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Bespoke Tailors- Chicago

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jascot, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Chicagobudman31

    Chicagobudman31 New Member

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    Just discoverd this forum. Thanks everyone for the great advice!
     
  2. Cary Grant

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    Fair - meaning expensive to mortals, average to SFers, but very much worth it. Amazing fabric selection, old-school tailors. Great attention to detail. Owner is a great guy.

    Meaning around $2k and up for SC's and $3000-4000 and up for suits I assume.
     
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    Meaning around $2k and up for SC's and $3000-4000 and up for suits I assume.

    Someone asked me about them today. They're not far from my office.
     
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    Meaning around $2k and up for SC's and $3000-4000 and up for suits I assume.

    That sounds about right. I want to say closer to the $3K end of that spectrum, but don't quote me on that. Has anyone had anything made up by Nick Nikiforos? His website suggests he does some custom work.
     
  5. Cary Grant

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    That sounds about right. I want to say closer to the $3K end of that spectrum, but don't quote me on that. Has anyone had anything made up by Nick Nikiforos? His website suggests he does some custom work.

    I did exchange a couple of emails... those prices are pretty close...
     
  6. miomall1

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    1. Always been very pleased with DeLouice on NorthAve.
    2. The two suits I got from Nicholas Joseph are unwearable. Going with NJ resulted in a long and miserable experience.
     
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    1. Always been very pleased with DeLouice on NorthAve.
    2. The two suits I got from Nicholas Joseph are unwearable. Going with NJ resulted in a long and miserable experience.


    What's the price point for DeLouice?
     
  8. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Does anyone know Giovanni Mazza?

    In 1997 I drove across country and stopped by a suit resale place in Chicago. Can't remember the name... but I bought a well-made suit w/ an inside label that read "Custom Tailored by Giovvanni Mazza, Chicago." The guy who sold me the suit told me with a wink that it probably had been made for a Chicago mobster who died before he could pick it up.
     
  9. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Could the label possibly be "Mazzei" ?

    He was an excellent tailor here in Chicago. Passed away sometime ago, Jeff Landis bought the business and absorbed it into his other business, Montopoli.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Just checked. It's definitely Mazza. Thanks for your response though, D.
     
  11. miomall1

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    What's the price point for DeLouice?

    He (Adrian Park) starts @ $500. I've gone with four suits from his $650 selection, and have received complients on all of them. This is, though, MTM with the garments being made in S. Korea. His bespoke service starts @ $1,800.
     
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    I haven't had anything made at DeLouice, but I had him do alterations to a bunch of garments (as did my then-gf) and we were both very unimpressed with the work.
     
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    ^I'm surprised to hear that; I've been pleased with him (excepting one unfortunate shirt sleeve-shortening experience). It seems you and I have had mirror opposite experiences with DeLouice and Nicholas Joseph.
     
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    I'm brand new, and searching mightily through the millions of threads here. I'm in the suburbs (Northwest), and was wondering if there was a name or two for good alterations. I'm not in the market to buy a complete suit, but I have shirts, jackets, sport coats, and slacks I would like to get "fitted" for me.

    I've always had the "gentleman" inside me, but I'm only now beginning to dress as one outwardly. Quite an undertaking.

    Blake
     
  15. NotoriousMarquis

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    so glad this thread was revived and that i found it
     
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    That sounds about right. I want to say closer to the $3K end of that spectrum, but don't quote me on that. Has anyone had anything made up by Nick Nikiforos? His website suggests he does some custom work.

    Does my alterations. Great guy. Not sure he still does full bespoke...
     
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    I had a M2M suit made by DeLouice (Adrian Park). He does a good job of fitting, I needed zero adjustments when the suit arrived. I got the most entry level $500 suit, judging by the fabric swatch I was worried that the material would be too light and thin, but as a finished garment it feels great. By far the most comfortable, best fitting and looking suit I've ever owned (admittedly I've owned some pretty poor suits, my previous best being a Bachrach suit). First one I got was Navy, saving up for Charcoal and Medium grey to round out my rotation.

    Adrian did some alterations for me as well, original hem on jeans ($25), tack vents/side alterations on sport coats ($70), shorten should width ($80). I'm pleased with the quality of work. He will give you his opinion, but he will do what you ask.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but do there seem to be an inordinate amount of people who recommend Despos, followed with the caveat "...I've never used him though"?
     
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    That's because he's this forum's outlet of incredibly detailed technical information. Though few of us can afford him, he unquestionably knows his shit. Another tailor on this forum dissects high end garments and evidently Despos gets his approval as well.
     
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    Despos is pretty good. But I've never used him for sportcoats. Suits, yes; Overcoats, yes; shirts, yes; trousers, yes - but never sportcoats. Granted, I refuse to own a sportscoat.

    But, when it comes to bespoke, you always want to find the tailor that works best for you. Do that and you'll be pretty happy.
     

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