Help! My bespoke suit is too baggy :(

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by palmtree8, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Good luck!:rimshot:

    If the tailor pins the sides when he marks the jacket you will get an idea of how the shape at the waist will look. His willingness to narrow the shoulder is the issue.
     
  2. palmtree8

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    Yes may be it's MTM afterall.....we'll never know...either the bespoke term may have been a marketing gimmick, or the tailor was just having a bad day.....

    2 months till the wedding, yes, but I am leaving to the country where I'm getting married in about 3 weeks from today, so that's all I have to get it fixed :/
     
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    Thanks Despos! I'll try and remember what the local tailor tells me...hopefully she will be able to fix it!

    You seem to be extremely experienced...are you a tailor yourself? With 30, 40 years of experience? ;)
     
  4. A Canuker

    A Canuker Senior member

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    Sadly in Canada there is lots of this "bespoke" stuff that is at best MTM. I got suckered in by a well known shop in Calgary called Giovanni's who might have done full bespoke at one time, and might for other clients than myself, but sure sold me MTM at best with my own cloth.

    It cost me a chunk of change to have the suit recut by my regular tailor and, at best, it is passable but it will never be as good as had it been done correctly the first time. No fittings, no contact just a phone call from myself 3 months later asking what was going on and then told my suit was finished(after paying already). I've got the damn thing on today and it makes me sick thinking about it...sigh.
     
  5. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, I am.
    I'm a little doubtful now, most women who sew know ladies work but don't know mens construction. They are very different sewing methods. I'm sure there are a few rare exceptions.
     
  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    MTM at best, certainly not bespoke. Go back to the tailor but first allow it to hang to get the creases out,
     
  7. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Sleeves are huge. Diameter and length.
    Suit might look better when pressed, but looks nothing like those fashion suits.
    In fact, the suit is huge everywhere. Throw away this suit, and start over.
    Forget brand whoring at this stage of the game.
    If you need a shortcut for 2 months, I'd find some "tailored fit" suits off the rack, like Banana Republic.
    You'll spend $700 and get a fit a million times closer to the fashion suits your are aiming for.
     
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    morrison13 Well-Known Member

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    The pants and waist could use some tapering. Bespoke tailors can make modifications but I don't see why it isn't a precise fit considering it does take multiple fittings before finishing a custom made suit.
     
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    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    Good luck at the "tailor" but the fact that it is a she is not encouraging - I am based in Toronto and am curious who they use as the in-town tailor - mind sharing?
     
  10. Saltricks

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    I just picked up a suit at the friends and family sale for 50 percent off, from their monogram line. Fits me great off the rack, and to be honest, for the price I paid, I dont know where I could get a similar quality suit. tiny lapels though :\
     
  11. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    No. Bespoke just means that a pattern is made for you based on your measurements and they are not using one of their "block patterns" For example I've had multiple fittings with crappy MTM from the philippines, but I only had 1 with Steed which is bespoke, just a forward fitting then changes were made and the suit was mailed to me. Although he did ask me to come in again next time he was there so he could look at how it had broken in. Come to think about it with NSM i only had a basted fitting and the next time she was in town i walked out with the suit. Its a common misconception that bespoke requires multiple fittings when all it really means is that a pattern is made up for you as opposed to MTM where they adjust a block pattern to your measurements.
     
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    He is. He's actually one of the few US alternatives to Savile Row bespoke.
     
  13. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Great find. What was the final price?
    I recently saw their slim fit suit jacket for $375 and pant for $199 or so....

    The best fitting pants I own are the Monogram line.
    After 2 years of weekly use, they are starting to show wear.

    Is the BR sale still going on?
    Can you post links?
     
  14. Master-Classter

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    was this someone like Maxwells or something? Don't take this the wrong way but the idea of 'bespoke' has been used as a marketing ploy in this case. Basically you sent them measurements and they mailed you back a suit... what were you expecting? At least with local MTM you might get to do a fitting with a local tailor or some adjustments before it's finalized...

    search around for Toronto MTM / Bespoke on the forums in future since there are several options (budget and timeline dependent).

    hope that helps rather than discouraging you.
     
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    Friend works there gave us codes, but sale ended sunday. 300 bucks for a decent beater I can wear to the office, I'll take it.
     

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