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Lower end, local "bespoke" suits in thrift shops?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Scuttlebutt, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Scuttlebutt

    Scuttlebutt Senior member

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    Dec 2, 2009
    I have been looking for a good tailor for awhile.

    In browsing thrift shops (Baltimore), I noticed a lot of "lower" end (i.e., Mens Wearhouse quality and below) suits with labels from local tailors I have never heard of (and a tag with the previous owner's name stitched on). Scratchy wool, no hand work, some fully canvassed, some not. What is the deal with these?

    I have goofy dimensions/a hard to find size (about a 36L with "R" sleeves), so I was thinking of having a sport coat made and see how it goes. Quality-wise, like something between MTM/bespoke and what I am seeing in these stores. Just want a nice fabric and good fit.

    I figure, maybe I can find a reputable local tailor to make one up instead of getting a MTM Boss jacket at Nordstrom? I know SF guys really like their famous tailors, but has anyone had luck with local work?


  2. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Feb 1, 2009

    What's the deal with what? Even 30 years ago every wide spot in the road had a "tailor" Some were little more then alteration shops but most could make you something.

    If you're asking if local tailors can be good well all tailors are local to somebody.

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