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Custom Suit Options in Atlanta

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by skyscraper, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. skyscraper

    skyscraper New Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anybody has a good source for decent, quality,"value-priced" suits in the Atlanta area. I have tried TJ and thought they were expensive for the product.


    Has anybody had any experience with The Custom Suit Shop? They seem to be along the lines of TJs with better pricing.

    How about Rochester or Nordstroms custom suit programs?

    Looking for a good quality, durable, sharp, but not a "look at me" suit......at a price that reflects that.

    I definitely cannot buy OTR due to my stature.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
     
  2. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  3. skyscraper

    skyscraper New Member

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    I will check them out. Thx.
     
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    TintinATL Senior member

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    Yes, Sid Mashburn is the place.
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Again, I ask: why do Atlantans who post here hate Edgar Pomeroy?


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Because he put flaps on the pockets of a DB DJ? Just my guess, what is the correct answer Voxx?
     
  7. skyscraper

    skyscraper New Member

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    Again, I ask: why do Atlantans who post here hate Edgar Pomeroy?


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    I've never heard of either shop before I posted.

    I'll plan on investigating both options with an open mind. Both appear to specialize in more cutting edge styles, but if they can build a quality garment that won't offend a CFO in front of me [​IMG], then it could be a match.

    I guess not a lot of love for Rochester or Nordstroms custom suit programs...or The Custom Suit Shop??? Anyone have good/bad/indifferent experiences with these guys? I ask because that's what I narrowed it down to before I found this forum....which I'm glad I did.

    FYI...I used to use an overseas outfit, but I'm keen to find someone local...for convenience and ease of doing business

    Mainly, I'm looking for a suit that I feel good in, but doesn't get noticed for either its superiority or inferiority. Which is what I prefer for my business uniform.

    Many Thanks.
     
  8. Strange

    Strange Well-Known Member

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    I've seen some decent work come out of Johnny La; (full canvas, hand padded lapel and collar, horn buttons and handsewn button holes) but frankly I couldn't tell you if this was full bespoke or very good made to measure. IIRC the damage was something in the neighborhood of $2500 for a two piece. I'll see if I can track down more specifics and some photos.
     
  9. kraftar

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    They're not going to be "value priced" but you could try one of the Savile Row tailors that visits Atlanta... I believe Henry Poole, Dege & Skinner, and Thomas Mahon make trips to Atlanta (any others?). Again, they won't be cheap but you're more likely to get what you pay for.
     
  10. smruss

    smruss Senior member

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    I guess not a lot of love for Rochester or Nordstroms custom suit programs...or The Custom Suit Shop??? Anyone have good/bad/indifferent experiences with these guys? I ask because that's what I narrowed it down to before I found this forum....which I'm glad I did.
    The custom suit shop is shit, i would stay at all costs. They lack experience, quality and overall everything a custom experience should be, which is silly because its what they call themself. They take measurements send them away and the suit comes back finished from china. The waiting time is about 10 weeks. They are the same quality suits as from K&G Warehouse sell. Its exactly like princehenry.biz but cray over priced. They make you sign a sheet that says if they need to make alterations you will need to cover the costs. I brought a suit in to have them copy the exact fit, lapel size, and measurements. The result was an over sized mess, they did notch lapels instead of peak, and they had another jacket made free of charge but the lapels were not the width i asked for, so they messed up my order again. Their excuse was the language barrier was lost in translation on the measurement sheet The price the post of their website is complete bullshit, a fused suit from them with the cheapest fabric will cost at least $400. I wish i never spent the money there. Lennox and phipps are not even 2 minutes away from their shop so i would definately start there. Sids is great also.
     
  11. smruss

    smruss Senior member

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    Again, I ask: why do Atlantans who post here hate Edgar Pomeroy?


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    Because anyone who has books of other designers on their website is a complete douche
     
  12. Strange

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    The custom suit shop is shit, i would stay at all costs. They lack experience, quality and overall everything a custom experience should be, which is silly because its what they call themself. They take measurements send them away and the suit comes back finished from china. The waiting time is about 10 weeks. They are the same quality suits as from K&G Warehouse sell. Its exactly like princehenry.biz but cray over priced. They make you sign a sheet that says if they need to make alterations you will need to cover the costs. I brought a suit in to have them copy the exact fit, lapel size, and measurements. The result was an over sized mess, they did notch lapels instead of peak, and they had another jacket made free of charge but the lapels were not the width i asked for, so they messed up my order again. Their excuse was the language barrier was lost in translation on the measurement sheet The price the post of their website is complete bullshit, a fused suit from them with the cheapest fabric will cost at least $400. I wish i never spent the money there. Lennox and phipps are not even 2 minutes away from their shop so i would definately start there. Sids is great also.
    Never had anything done. I'm simply going off some items a friend of mine got. But what I saw wasn't anything akin to what you've described. Again, I'll try and track down some photos for comparison. Shameless displays aside, I'm not put off my EP's website.
     
  13. smruss

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    ^For what your paying the quality and custom experience is non existent. The name of the place is the Custom Suit Shop, to me that means a custom suit that is fitted to your body. Not just mail away measurements. When I went to try on the suit they put me in a storage room, they don't have fitting rooms in their shop. I find this very had to believe that they don't think to have fitting rooms built in a store about clothing. I am just warning you of my experience. I was greatly disappointed with the entire process.
     
  14. skyscraper

    skyscraper New Member

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    Never had anything done. I'm simply going off some items a friend of mine got. But what I saw wasn't anything akin to what you've described. Again, I'll try and track down some photos for comparison. Shameless displays aside, I'm not put off my EP's website.

    They apparently offer full canvas option.

    I'd be interested to see pic's of your friends suit. Sound's like two fairly different experiences & product from these guys which may be a pattern of inconsistency or just different product offerings?????

    I am really hoping to find a source where I can get a decent quality suit that fits my body and not pay into the thousands. Off the rack is pretty much not an option for me.

    smruss: Did you order a full or half canvas and end up geting a fused???

    Thanks gentlemen.
     
  15. whnay.

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    Sid's going to start carrying Attolini soon - starting in late Oct if memory serves.
     
  16. smruss

    smruss Senior member

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    half canvas, got a fused. Tom James is pretty reasonable and great quality, i have a suit from them http://www.tomjames.com/
     
  17. swayze

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    If you're in the northern burbs, I'd suggest talking to Carlo: http://carlomastertailor.com/

    He's old school from Portugal and did quite a bit of work for me when I lived in the area. While I never had him make a suit for me, his custom shirts were spectacular and very reasonably priced ($125). Block out some time on the schedule if you go visit him - he loves to talk about his trade with customers who actually appreciate the craft.

    If you're looking for an afternoon full of conversation, ask him about his apprenticeship. He once spent 2 hours walking me through the finer points of making a buttonhole.
     
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    Ralph Lauren in Lenox does good MTM pieces....and i'm a hard fit at 5'3' 155 lbs and fit.

    they start their MTM trunk next week, ask for Randall or Fredrick
     
  19. dieselman89

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    Anyone have experience with Custom Suit Shop in the Financial District? How is their pricing? Quality? Is it less expensive than a $500 fully canvassed suit from Thick as Theives?
     
  20. Luvwine

    Luvwine Well-Known Member

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    Try Al Kleber of Custom Clothiers of Atlanta on Barfield Road near the king and Queen buildings. Ni have had a tux, two suits, a sport coat, slacks, a dozen or more shirts, et al made there. Good value and service. Not super cheap, but excellent true custom quality.
     

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