Made to measure suit recommendations - London

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  1. Labbett1

    Labbett1 New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking for some advice/help. I am getting married next year and decided to treat myself to a made to measure suit. Living in London I am spoilt for choice and notice a different recommendation each time I look. Based on the following factors I would be grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction.

    I would like my made to measure suit to come in around under £600 (realistic budget?)
    I like the idea of being made in England (obviously costs more)
    No fabric preference, with little knowledge I doubt I would be hard to please

    Are any of these retailers any good?
    Cad and the dandy
    Moss bespoke
    A suit that fits
    M&S new bespoke section

    Thanks in advance
     


  2. Jojo Lapin X

    Jojo Lapin X Well-Known Member

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    Made to measure and bespoke are not the same thing.
     


  3. Labbett1

    Labbett1 New Member

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    I know, like I said I want a made to measure.

    The retailers mentioned simply use the word in the name even tho all the suits they supply are actually made to measure, I guess they think it sounds better
     


  4. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Kent Wang has a London branch, where Kent sees people personally.

    It's not on the website yet, but if you email them you can get the information.
     
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  5. Labbett1

    Labbett1 New Member

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    How much am I looking at for a 3 piece at Kent Wang?

    Have you been personally, can you recommend for service ect?

    Thanks
     


  6. inimitable

    inimitable Senior member

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    What is the primary reason for wanting MTM?

    Your budget of £600 could get you a suit of much higher quality if you looked at Ready to Wear. Going MTM is not going to guarantee a perfect fit or end result first time around. A lot of people only manage to dial in their fit/preferences after the second, third suit.

    For £600 you could pick up something quite nice in the summer sales - look at Polo Ralph Lauren, Dunhill, Gieves & Hawkes, Hackett etc

    P.S. avoid 'A Suit That Fits' at all costs.
     


  7. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    What suits do you already have?

    What would you use this suit for, ie: work, social, etc?

    As mentioned you could go the rtw route and then alter a suit; however, the costs of alterations for not always worth going this route. If you want to consider this route, you can get something in the sales or make a trip to Bicester Village.
     


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    markfjh Well-Known Member

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    Kent Wang has a london branch?? I couldn't find details of this on his website!
     


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    mack11211 Senior member

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    Just email mtm on the contact page.
     


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    GBR Senior member

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    No sign of a London branch via that link.
     


  11. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    M and S is good value for money RTW but Cad and Dandy TM is good, here is a review if you scroll down.

    http://thestudenttailor.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2014-03-29T19:55:00Z&max-results=7
     


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    Just by chance I stumbled over Thom Sweeney's MTM service today while browsing the net. I have no idea what the price range is here, but this would surely be a perfect occasion for such a suit, even if you have to spend a little bit more.
    http://thomsweeney.co.uk/#/services/made_to_measure.aspx
     


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    Of that list, I would go with C&tD. Although their bespoke option is more expensive than your budget allows for, you could get a machine made suit within it. You could also try asking them to have you measured by John deBoise (the head cutter, who apprenticed at Kilgour). Much better chance of getting a good result - otherwise MtM is a bit of a lottery.
     


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    No branch, but Kent is based in London now. An exceptionally helpful guy.
     


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    For Thom Sweeney suits the OP is looking at doubling his budget (around the £1,200 figure for a two piece MTM).
    However, I would certainly recommend if the budget can be stretched a little more.
     


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