Check out the suit this guy got from Ravi

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Matt, May 7, 2006.

  1. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

    Messages:
    11,179
    Likes Received:
    114
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    Sunny Saigon
  2. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

    Messages:
    2,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    That's pretty fucking awesome. It gets the Jovan Stamp of Approval.
     
  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Although the wasp waist wasn't as accentuated as in the illustration. I do know that in the '20s up until the '50s some men wore corsets or rubber girdles in order to achieve that figure.
     
  4. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

    Messages:
    8,739
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Location:
    Elizabethtown
    Not bad at all for $300 or so dollars. Ravi might just be the cheapest guy around for mail order MTM suits.
     
  5. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

    Messages:
    10,562
    Likes Received:
    6,339
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Interesting experiment! Certainly not a bad suit for mail order, is it?
     
  6. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    NEPA!
    Another member pointed me in the direction of this Fedora Lounge thread when we were IMing about Asian and internet tailors

    Its amazing!

    http://thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=7989


    Hmm do I know who this member is? [​IMG]
     
  7. Lino

    Lino Senior member

    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    $300, and in ten days?! Does mycustomtailor do fused or canvased?

    That seems almost too good. Though, I have seen mycustomtailor come up a number of times in shirt threads usually in mycustomtailor vs. Jantzen discussions.
     
  8. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

    Messages:
    11,179
    Likes Received:
    114
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    Sunny Saigon
    they will canvas for an additional fee.

    ps - Ive never used them, but I remember that from a thread over at AAAC (where Ravi used to post occasionally)
     
  9. Lino

    Lino Senior member

    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    So, it's really $300 for a fused MTM.

    Still, not bad for that range.
     
  10. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    NEPA!
    So, it's really $300 for a fused MTM.

    Still, not bad for that range.

    You could do canvassed for the same price he added Italian silk lining which is the same price.
     
  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    Tombstone
    Just as an experiment, last night I tried out the mytailor Web site. I picked a simple sportcoat in linen, then selected canvassing and functional buttonholes. The initial cost was $165, or thereabouts, but the extras and shipping ($60 or so) would have run it up to more than $300. A bit pricey, considering the gamble involved and what you can get for that amount on eBay.

    I can't say I understand the distinctions between their price points. Why are some suits significantly more expensive than others? I would hope you're getting something for the money, but what?

    Also, count me among those who strongly dislike how the pictures are taken from other sites. They've got a couple of images from Brooks' winter offerings up now. I'd much rather just see pictures of the items they've made, even if the pictures are less polished.
     
  12. Lino

    Lino Senior member

    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    So, are mycustomtailor and mytailor on about the same level?

    P.S. someone really needs to either compile a list of all these resource (MTM, bespoke, etc.; measuring quality, construction, etc.) or a mechanism for doing a Zagat style survey (part survey, part wiki).
     
  13. Lino

    Lino Senior member

    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Just as an experiment, last night I tried out the mytailor Web site.

    But the suit this thread is about is from mycustomtailor, not the same as mytailor.
     
  14. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

    Messages:
    3,799
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    [​IMG]

    compared to [​IMG]

    This picture illustrates why I am wary of MTM. Through a fairly limited experience--two MTM tailors and a smattering of alterations tailors--I've found that stock jacket shapes are so far off from my body that there's no chance of adjusting them enough to get a "made for me" look. Take a look at the pulling that's happening around his fastened button. It's terrible! For all the fawning, and for as good a deal as he got, none of it is due to fit. We all know that most jackets OTR don't have enough waist suppression. For anything beyond an inch or two of additional suppression, the chest and hips require too much reshaping to look good. Even if the jacket waist measurement is correct or larger than it could be, you end up with pulling at the button that makes the jacket look too small, due to the incorrectly shaped chest, shoulders, and hips.

    </rant, sorry [​IMG]>
     
  15. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

    Messages:
    8,739
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Location:
    Elizabethtown
    So, are mycustomtailor and mytailor on about the same level?

    P.S. someone really needs to either compile a list of all these resource (MTM, bespoke, etc.; measuring quality, construction, etc.) or a mechanism for doing a Zagat style survey (part survey, part wiki).


    Well, with mytailor.com you can't order a suit through the mail with self-measurement. If you want a suit from them you have to go to get measured by them during one of their US tours. With mycustomtailor.com you can measure yourself and order the whole suit online.

    Personally, I have to agree DH. Measuring yourself involves quite a gamble and for $300 it may not be worth it unless you are impossible to fit OTR (though, this might also make it difficult to measure yourself). I've bought Hickey-Freeman, Corneliani, and Zegna off of ebay for less than that price. For a little more than $400 you can get a fully canvassed Hickey Freeman from the outlet stores. I've even seen Oxxford and Canali on ebay for around that price.

    Though, I guess if you want to do what the guy from fedoralounge did and order a suit that's hard to find these days in a style that you really like, then this may be the way to get what you want without spending $1000+
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by