Getting my DJ custom made.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HopefulNihilist, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. HopefulNihilist

    HopefulNihilist Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Hello, you bunch of sartorially-minded freaks, you,

    I'm gettin' pretty sick of trying to find this white DJ, but I can't thrown in the towel. It's too darn puuuurty. So, I decided to just have it made for me. I'm a custom-made virgin, as it were, and I have no idea where to have one made.

    I'm definitely not going Indochino, and I didn't like the general cuts on Astor and Black's website. Those are the only two I'm aware of. Who else can I have make me this sort of jacket? Also, what sort of budget should I expect to avoid sticker-shock? I was hoping to keep this around 1.5 - 2k.

    Essentially, all I want is a reputable tailor who does good work. All I'm asking for. Preferably one near DC, but anywhere on the East coast would be fine.

    Thanks,

    Josh
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012


  2. HopefulNihilist

    HopefulNihilist Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011


  3. blackbowtie

    blackbowtie Senior member

    Messages:
    836
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Location:
    Washington D.C.
    You've probably heard already of Field, a bespoke tailor often mentioned in connection with DC. He charges around $3k or upwards for a suit, so it's possible that a dinner jacket would fall not too far from your budget.
     


  4. HopefulNihilist

    HopefulNihilist Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Thanks! I'll check it out.
     


  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    8,369
    Likes Received:
    4,564
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    I'd guess Mr. Field will charge around $2500. That's the price he quoted a friend of mine for a smoking jacket. But he is the best in the area.
     


  6. HopefulNihilist

    HopefulNihilist Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Okay. Well, I can augment the budget - just trying NOT to (gotta love replacing a clutch).
     


  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    8,369
    Likes Received:
    4,564
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Depending on how long you're willing to wait, you could make an appointment with WW Chan - they are coming through again in March.
     


  8. HopefulNihilist

    HopefulNihilist Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    I looked that up, actually. How do their tours work, exactly? Surely they won't be in town long enough for me to really have a "bespoke" experience, or whatever that is.
     


  9. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    I question the wisdom of getting a novelty dinner jacket as your first custom made piece of clothing, especially at the prices mentioned in this thread. There are plenty of made to measure shops that can create this for you (if you don't get this bug out of your system) at a lower price. Since it's not my money, I don't terribly care that much, but I think you should spend the big bucks on stuff that you will wear often so you get the best use of your money.
     


  10. HopefulNihilist

    HopefulNihilist Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    I'm really just looking for a reputable place to make this for me. I worded it badly, I suppose. I just want this jacket. I really don't care through which medium I obtain it, as long as it's quality.
     


  11. HopefulNihilist

    HopefulNihilist Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Master Shake, if you wanted this jacket made for you, where would you go?
     


  12. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    8,369
    Likes Received:
    4,564
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    If you are willing to go to New York, a variety of options are available to you. Mr. Ned may be able to do this.
     


  13. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Messages:
    7,860
    Likes Received:
    570
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    It is a dreadful example of costume - not normal clothes. Find somewhere cheap, you would hardly wear it in public.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012


  14. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

    Messages:
    4,220
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Santiago de Chile
    I don't want to rain on your parade, but there is a chance that Field won't make a jacket like this.

    I'd say just go splurge for a Tom Ford jacket if it fits you well enough. It might be around the same price (2.5k)... not sure. He makes shawl lapel dinner jackets in interesting fabrics. From F/W 2011 he has some in velvet which look pretty damn awesome IMO. The model is the Wetherby Cocktail Jacket.

    Edit: oops, I think they retail for slightly over 3500.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012


  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,861
    Likes Received:
    2,073
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Anybody can you make you a white jacket with black facings. But they shouldn't.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by