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Graham Browne Bespoke Tailor - My First Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GodAtum, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. GodAtum

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    The photographs will help - at the moment it is difficult to visualise anything.
     
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    yeah i'd really like to see pics, i'm thinking of using GB. thanks
     
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    If you do take photographs then Gshen's array is a good set - full views with and without the coat and the inside of the coat as well to show the finishing.
     
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    What is this Q-Z project?
     
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    That's the cloth Graham recommended to me.

    I'm going for a 2nd fitting today so will try to take some photos.
     
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    Q-Z project is a Super 150s 11oz J&J Minnis cloth.
     
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    thank you for posting the pictures. seems to be a good fit around the shoulders. for my taste, the trousers are too full for your frame and a little too long. in the side view, the 'skirt' area appears to be flaring out, but perhaps that area just needs pressing?
    more pictures would be very helpful.
     
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    Thanks for your comments. What kind of angle would you like the photos?
     
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    just out of curiosity, what are your chest and waist measurements? and how square are your shoulders really?
     
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    I would consider that suit a huge disservice.
     
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    I am no technical expert so i was hoping that others with more knowledge would chime in with specific observations. I'm going to be honest here and say that from what i can see the suit is not acceptable for a fully bespoke garment. you seem to be in good shape and its just not doing you justice, fits you like an OTR. to me it seems there are issues with the top/back of the sleeve, it needs more suppression at the waist, the 'skirt' flares out too much and the trousers need to be tapered and shortened quite considerably.
    i have met with GB and IMO they can be a little offhand with a customer who's not clear about what he wants. they can do very good work- i've seen up close stuff they made for simon crompton- but perhaps they exert themselves less when the customer is not emphatic (and also stands to give them no publicity).
    i think you need to go back and politely but firmly request alterations. please post as many views as you can in good light of front, sides, back so that people here can help you identify the problems.
     
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    I hope these photos help:

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    Well it's a nice fabric.
     
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    Geez this pictures show a suit that, in my opinion, is just unacceptable. The back looks terribly messy, the sleeves look like they were cut way too large, the whole suit itself is shapeless... I could go on.
     
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    Hi GodAtum, have to commend you for posting these pics on here. Unfortunately I'm with the majority on here and can't give much positivity apart from the material being nice.
    The jacket itself looks strange to me in that the shoulder area looks odd and not as well fitted as could be, I'm certainly no expert so this is my view..
    The trousers seem too full for your frame and could have been more fitted/tapered especially towards the lower leg/calf area.
    Your post is insightful - after reading Simon Crompton's blog I was seriously considering Graham Browne for bespoke in the not too distant future but having second thoughts now...
    I live in London and it seems there are loads of tailors to choose from...
     
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    Thanks for your replies. To give you an idea i paid £1100 and I ordered it on 13th May so it took around 10 weeks.

    I'm new to bespoke tailoring so thought it was OK in the fittings as Graham said it was OK. I'm very disappointed but unfortunately I am not in a position to take it back until later this year.
     
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    Hi GodAtum

    Thanks for posting the pics. I know very little about correct fit or tailoring, but even to my untrained eye that suit looks off.

    However, I do know about correct posture, and the way you currently hold yourself will never do you any favours in any suit you wear. Hope you don't take this the wrong way. It's easily rectified and will make you appear as magnificent as your (hopefully) remade suit.

    Good luck

    Lear

    Edit: Sorry, I have to edit this post in case you think I'm sounding cruel. I'm trying to say that your posture is preventing you from looking as fab as you deserve to be.
     
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