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LNC tailors in NYC - pics.......

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by edmorel, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    the navy windowpane the navy windowpane
     
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I know, I know. But if I go with the navy windowpane first, I won't be able to wear it for something like 5 months. And that's no fun. I may try just a jacket from the wool/silk blend, or if I can get something nice from Tip Top, a pair of trousers. $150 for custom trousers = awesome.
     
  3. dah328

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    Will LNC do CMT? If so, they sound like they're worth a try for odd trousers.
     
  4. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    LNC will do pretty much whatever you want. Comparing their workmanship to and old Mr. Ned suit that I have at home, I think Mr. Ned gets a slight edge workmanship wise and I will probably go with him rather than LNC, also NEd will be easier to communicate with. The one thing that neither one of these two guys do, though, is put that rubber-like strip around the inside waistband that helps keep the shirt in. Anyone know what that is called?

    Chorse, we'll compare suits and details once they are both done. Also, you might want to get there sooner rather than later as LNC mentioned that May would be his last month and he was not 100% sure that his partner (who speaks worse English) will continue the business.
     
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    Ah, right. If they close down in May, there's a lot less motivation to try them out. A one-off pair of trousers is much less compelling than an ongoing local source for cheap CMT trousers or something along the lines of a Jantzen for trousers.
     
  6. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Keep in mind that I said "might" not continue the business. I would at least go and inquire about the situation. You can call on the phone but his English is not too strong and he does not seem to like to talk on the phone too much.


    edit: Just heard from my friend who picked up his LNC suit last night. LNC told him that they will be closing next month and if you use the fabrics that they have left in the store, they are pricing stuff to move.
     
  7. chorse123

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    Damn. You'd think he might have mentioned that to me this morning. Well, it's either hurry up or not at all, I guess.
     
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    Seems like a good value. I wonder if they could do a nice British cut with high armholes and suppressed waist. So jealous of you all for being in a town with great menswear shops...

    EDIT: Your friend gets brownie points for getting single forward pleats, despite that they seem a bit big for my taste.
     
  9. chorse123

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    I'm having LNC make me a pair of trousers as a bit of a trial run. Mr. LNC said they'll be done in a week. Tailoring charge was $80.

    Also, he said he's retiring and will close in June, not May. But he said he has a friend he could send me to.
     
  10. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    If his friend is similarly priced, that would be a very useful name to know.
     
  11. chorse123

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    I'll share it if/when I get the info.

    The proof is in the pudding, of course, but I'm pretty excited about LNC, and disappointed about them closing. This is a resource I wish I'd found a while ago, and I'm surprised it's flown under the radar a little. When I came in the shop, the old man had the cut and heavily chalked pieces for a pair of trousers out on the counter and was about to work on them.

    The older guy's english is not spectacular, but we were able to communicate pretty well. He was happy to meet my requirements, with one exception: he said he couldn't do d-ring side adjusters, but would a button extender instead. It may be a little more difficult for a suit, and it would probably be best to bring pictures and/or wear a suit with the silhouette you prefer. Maybe next week... [​IMG]
     
  12. dah328

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    Yeah, I would give LNC a try for trousers, too, if they weren't closing in a few months. It's not worth the risk for me if there's no potential for them as a longer term source for cheap trousers.
     
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    I'm having LNC make me a pair of trousers as a bit of a trial run. Mr. LNC said they'll be done in a week. Tailoring charge was $80.

    Also, he said he's retiring and will close in June, not May. But he said he has a friend he could send me to.


    Is that COM?
     
  14. chorse123

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    Yes-I had a yard and a half of grey Vitale Barberis 120s tropical wool. I don't know why he charged me $80 - he says he normally charges $85. It was a little weird.
     
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    Yes-I had a yard and a half of grey Vitale Barberis 120s tropical wool. I don't know why he charged me $80 - he says he normally charges $85. It was a little weird.

    Are you using LNC for your ebay material? I am especially interested in the windowpane you purchased and your plans for that.
     
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    Maybe, depends on how these trousers turn out, and on when I use it.
     
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    Don't know anything about Wong's. There was an article in the Times a couple months ago about a writer having an Armani suit copied at Mr. Yan's International Tailor Company at 98 Mott Street. I have no idea about the quality, but the guy can't be all bad, because he had this to say ''Armani no good, not professional.'' The writer was charged $620 for a two piece, including material. Edit: and the article, which you now have to pay for, can be found here for free: http://bbs.taishan.com/viewtopic.php...139b78e62decc2
     
  19. chorse123

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    Had a fitting today at LNC for my pair of trousers. They met all my requests, and the fit was pretty good. The waist was too big, even on the tighter button. They're making the alteration and I'll pick up tomorrow. Work seems to be good but not phenomenal, though the trousers are remarkably light. Very good for summer. More thoughts and pics to come later.
     
  20. chorse123

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    Picked up my trousers today at LNC. I'm a little mixed on them. The construction is solid--the buttonholes on the waist and fly are all hand sewn, and the work in general is pretty good--but the fit could be improved. They wrinkle under the seat, and the pockets gape a little. That's covered when I wear a jacket, but I won't always be wearing these with a jacket. This coat, by the way, is the linen/wool/silk blend I bought at the Hickey Freeman sample sale. I also wish that I'd ordered these trousers with cuffs, since the wool is so light. For $80 (tailoring), I'm generally satisfied. But I don't know that I'm going to be rushing back to LNC before the end of May.

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