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Best Bespoke tailoring in New York City

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RobertP77, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. RobertP77

    RobertP77 New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Pardon my intrusion, I know it can be impertinent for a new member to begin by posting a question, but I do find myself in need of some expert local guidance. I work in London and have temporarily moved to New York City for work, I will be here until early summer. Being English and in business I have taken great interest in all things sartorial. I thought it would be fun to get a new jacket made (perhaps cashmere) while I am in New York City for casual wear. I am, however, at a loss for where to go. My question to the experts is just that, where does one go for a bespoke jacket in New York City? Handsewn buttonholes, surgeon's cuffs, etc.

    I have used the search feature on this forum and have discovered some ideas, but it is still difficult for me to come to any sort of idea. Back home it is a bit easier to find good tailors. Aside from the tailors of Savile Row I have become partial to some French operations, like Cifonelli's. My budget is around what those bespoke items would cost.

    Thanks so much in advance and cheers!

    Robert [​IMG]
     
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    PhiloVance Senior member

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    poorsod Senior member

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    Others in a similar price point would also include Raphael and Cheo.
     
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    msart84 Well-Known Member

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    What tailor have you used in London? What are you looking to spend?
     
  5. RobertP77

    RobertP77 New Member

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    I generally use Anderson and Sheppard if I am going English, the last few years I have been moving more towards the Parisians, like Cifonelli as I mentioned. I am hoping to spend around 3-4k for a jacket, depending on material it can go up or down. I had a cashmere blazer from Cifonelli for about 3k GBP, I am looking to spend about that.

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
     
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    emc894 Senior member

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    Leonard Logsdail is the tailor usually recommended in these situations - 9 E 53rd St, New York, 10022 - (212) 752-5030



    However if you are used to A&S' soft style, you may not care for the streamlined, ripple free jacket Logsdail usually makes.
     
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  8. RobertP77

    RobertP77 New Member

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    Thank you all so much for your advice. It seems I will be going with Len Logsdail. I am wondering, does anyone have experience with him? I have heard some accounts that he outsources his constructions on occasions, is this true?

    Thanks again everybody!

    -Robert
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Everybody does from time to time whether they admit it or not. Len makes a great suit and he's committed to the quality of them ultimately that's all that really matters. The amount of times I visited basements in the east end of London to get coats from old Greek tailors that the Savile Row houses I worked for had outsourced to. They still paid a fortune for the work and it was up always up to snuff.
     
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    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    I recommend Raphael Rafaelli in NY
     
  11. RobertP77

    RobertP77 New Member

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    Thank you all once more for the help! I left Len a message and have decided on a lighter tweed jacket. If you gents would like I can take photographs of the process.

    Best,

    -Robert
     
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    Please do; there are not too many pictures of his product around here.
     
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    Photographs would be very interesting.
     
  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Raphael is getting on in years and has never been the easiest to work with. Logsdail is a good pick if you want something close to a traditional English suit in the more structured vein. He must be the youngest of the big NYC tailors and seems very pleasant.
     
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    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Are you doing it for the sake of having a NYC bespoke jacket? If not what you should have done was gotten measured up by ediwin at steed or others like Thomas Mahon, and steven hitchcock who are all A&S alum while in London, then just work with them when they came here. But if not then Logsdail has great reviews here, but maybe try something that is distinctly NYC rather than a savile row tailor living here?
     
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    While agree that Len's style may work best for the OP, I have always found Raph a real plasure to work with.
     
  17. Benjamin E.

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    While I haven't ordered a suit from Mr. Logsdail, I did have the pleasure of speaking to him a few times. He is very polite and personable and extremely pleasant. I've seen some of his work and it is very good. As a bonus, his coat linings are inserted by hand, something normally found on Italian bespoke, seldom on British, and rarely with American.
     
  18. David Reeves

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    I wouldn't say that. We put our linings in by hand I've never thought of it as unusual on a English Bespoke suit. I think it's essential really from a perception point of view because unless the client takes the suit apart along with the buttonholes and the collar it's one of the obvious signifiers of a hand made suit. Of course most of the work goes on inside the suit and creates the shape of the coat but people don't recognize that as easily I think.
     
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    Threadhead Well-Known Member

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    To the OP: Forget those actual tailors. Whoever posts continuously about his own business obviously knows a thing or two. There's your answer!
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    nino Corvato \will make you a great suit.
    wonderful and very talented man.

    different style of suit then logsdail
     

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