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DB Bespoke Tailor Recommendation

Slickman

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Thinking of changing the navy 3 pc single breast I have on order from Mahon to a double breast. Would you suggest keeping it as a single breast and commissioning the DB from another tailor, or use Mahon? Anybody have personal experience with a tailor that does a DB really well? Naples, SR?
 

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I love, love, love the A&S and A&S-inspired DB cut.
 

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I think you're probably better off sticking with the tailor you're already using if you're happy with his product than switching to another specifically to do a DB and going through all the requisite growing pains.
 

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Why change? he is equally adept at both. If you do chnage a whole new learning curve of proving the pattern will follow.
 

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N00b question: Would a tailor need to remeasure for a DB?
in other words, is the measuring process the same for both SB and DB?
 

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Thanks for all the input, the Rubinacci looks amazing, I'll see if mahon already cut the pattern for the SB, if he didn't I'll switch to a DB, we'll see what happens...the SB Navy is just so nice from Mahon:
Originally Posted by Parker
N00b question: Would a tailor need to remeasure for a DB? in other words, is the measuring process the same for both SB and DB?
I believe it is
 

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Originally Posted by Slickman
I believe it is

It's not the measuring but the fitting that will change things.
 

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Originally Posted by Parker
N00b question: Would a tailor need to remeasure for a DB?
in other words, is the measuring process the same for both SB and DB?


Mine never have. They do typically require an extra fitting for the first one, however.

Slickman: there's still time to change that to SB notch, which I highly recommend doing. I have soured on SB peak, but even before that I never liked SB peak with all that belly. DB with belly however =
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Mine never have. They do typically require an extra fitting for the first one, however.

Slickman: there's still time to change that to SB notch, which I highly recommend doing. I have soured on SB peak, but even before that I never liked SB peak with all that belly. DB with belly however =


Well I ordered a notch navy from mina, but didn't decide on patch or flap pockets yet, I would use that mainly as my conservative suit, but before ordering that I ordered 2 SB peak from mahon, one navy one charcoal, both 3-piece. I'm going to definitely leave the charcoal peak, but was thinking I don't need both a notch and peak SB navy, and wanted to get a Navy DB as my first bespoke DB, so if Mahon didn't cut the pattern yet, I wanted to change the SB navy to DB.
 

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Originally Posted by Parker
N00b question: Would a tailor need to remeasure for a DB?
in other words, is the measuring process the same for both SB and DB?


Mahon says it's the same for both, but he prefers to cut SB for first time clients.

--Andre
 

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If you like Tom's work then I'd just keep using him... The SB peak lapel looks lovely. If I were you, I'd just commission a second DB suit, and keep the SB peak lapel as is...
 

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Originally Posted by academe
If you like Tom's work then I'd just keep using him... The SB peak lapel looks lovely. If I were you, I'd just commission a second DB suit, and keep the SB peak lapel as is...

+1. His peak lapel SBs are about as balanced in proportions as I've ever seen --- almost anonymous in the best possible sense. Of the 3 SBs I have from him, two are PL, and probably all future suit jackets will be. I dream of, but cannot justify, an SBPL dinner jacket from him, which I imagine would be as elegant as it gets.

--Andre
 

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