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Modern Tailor Custom Suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nycwallst, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. nycwallst

    nycwallst Senior member

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    Hi!

    Has anyone by now had a moderntailor.com custom suit made? I'm considering doing one, as they're 1/5 the cost of my current bespoke tailor! Now that I have a suit that fits perfectly, I figured I could just forward them the measurements and...

    I'd be curious to know the quality of the fabrics, quality of workmanship, the small details, shape, how they lay, etc.

    Anyone??
     
  2. coltboy75

    coltboy75 Senior member

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    Below is the response I received from the Modern Tailor forum when I posed a questioned concerning their suits.

    #3 (permalink) 12-24-2009, 11:42 PM
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    ModernTailor Suit - Fit Guarantee

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for your comments.
    If it's your first time to order ModernTailor suit, please order our suit swatches Just put a note that you'd like to order suit swatches so you can have a feel of the material we use.

    When you get the suits after a couple of weeks and think that the fit needs alterations, please have it altered in your own local area. Once you have the measurements that you think is perfect for you (as advised by your tailor), then please make another order on our database. We'll send you another suit based on the new measurements you entered for FREE

    Emma
    ModernTailor Customer Service
     
  3. nycwallst

    nycwallst Senior member

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    Thanks for the response -- they told me similar. But, my main concern beyond the quality of the fabric (which i'll know soon enough when I receive the swatches), is the quality of construction and the fit. I assume nobody has taken the plunge quite yet?
     
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    Apparantly all their suits should be full canvassed
     
  5. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you get what you pay for, more so in MTM/Bespoke clothing. Them asking you to get the fit right and then order again is reason enough not to use them. What is the price, if I may ask? IF you are in NYC, I am sure you can find something better for a similar price.
     
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    you get what you pay for, more so in MTM/Bespoke clothing. Them asking you to get the fit right and then order again is reason enough not to use them. What is the price, if I may ask? IF you are in NYC, I am sure you can find something better for a similar price.

    Starts at $300. I doubt it's fully canvassed.
     
  7. nycwallst

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    you get what you pay for, more so in MTM/Bespoke clothing. Them asking you to get the fit right and then order again is reason enough not to use them. What is the price, if I may ask? IF you are in NYC, I am sure you can find something better for a similar price.

    Really? I do live in NYC and I can't find somewhere that will make a 140 thread count suit for $500. My last bespoke suit cost me $3200.

    Where would you recommend I go in NYC for a good price?
     
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    Really? I do live in NYC and I can't find somewhere that will make a 140 thread count suit for $500. My last bespoke suit cost me $3200.

    Where would you recommend I go in NYC for a good price?


    Mr. Ned's
     
  9. coltboy75

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    Starts at $300. I doubt it's fully canvassed.



    I have talked to them in much detail about their suits. They are fully canvassed, pick stitching, functional buttons, choose your lining (although very limited) and they allow for me to be very detailed about the lapel width, placement of interior pockets, etc.

    It seems to me it is almost a buy on get one free.

    I went to my local tailor last week to have a shirt taken in and he did the measurements for me off the form on their website.
     
  10. Martin Syb

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    Hi all.

    I am new here and i am french, so please try to be fair play with my English level. [​IMG]

    I've just ordered a suit from ModernTailor a couple of days ago and will try to give you a feedback when received.

    Before that, i've ordered quite a lot of shirts from them (almost 30 I think).
    I've experienced recently their after sale service after an error of their workshop in "interpreting" my measurements. How they have reacted to the problem (well) encouraged me to try their suit service. I've searched some review from customer of their suits but i didn't find anything. So it is a kind of plundge [​IMG]

    NB : I've chosen a first price fabric for the first order of course and as said before by Musicguy, i doubt the jacket is fully canvassed (at this price i think it's impossible).
     
  11. musicguy

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    Hi all.

    I am new here and i am french, so please try to be fair play with my English level. [​IMG]

    I've just ordered a suit from ModernTailor a couple of days ago and will try to give you a feedback when received.

    Before that, i've ordered quite a lot of shirts from them (almost 30 I think).
    I've experienced recently their after sale service after an error of their workshop in "interpreting" my measurements. How they have reacted to the problem (well) encouraged me to try their suit service. I've searched some review from customer of their suits but i didn't find anything. So it is a kind of plundge [​IMG]

    NB : I've chosen a first price fabric for the first order of course and as said before by Musicguy, i doubt the jacket is fully canvassed (at this price i think it's impossible).


    I'm really interested to see pictures once you receive it!
     
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    I'm really interested to see pictures once you receive it!

    If it is not too bad I will post pictures [​IMG]
     
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    If it is not too bad I will post pictures [​IMG]

    PLEASE!!!!, post pictures regardless of how you think it looks. Did you give them specifics as far as lapel width, 2" cuff, etc.?
     
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    I'll echo what everyone else is saying, please post pics. If it's good, I'll likely jump at the opportunity as well.

    Congrats, you're our test subject!!
     
  15. edmorel

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    Really? I do live in NYC and I can't find somewhere that will make a 140 thread count suit for $500. My last bespoke suit cost me $3200.

    Where would you recommend I go in NYC for a good price?


    Who did you use for the 3200 suit?

    Modern Tailor is offering basically two suits for $300. Let's look at this logically. That is about 7 yards of fabric, about 20 buttons, 3-4 yards of lining, the innards, plus the manufacture. If you do the math, you can make a pretty strong conclusion about the quality of materials and of the construction.
     
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    Who did you use for the 3200 suit?

    Modern Tailor is offering basically two suits for $300. Let's look at this logically. That is about 7 yards of fabric, about 20 buttons, 3-4 yards of lining, the innards, plus the manufacture. If you do the math, you can make a pretty strong conclusion about the quality of materials and of the construction.


    edmorel -- I used Bhambi's across from Barney's. His clients include Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, John McCain, Jean Georges, and many Fortune CEOs & HF managers. He knows what he's doing, but damn, it's expensive!

    $3200 bought me 2x pants and 3-piece suit in basic navy, and about 130 thread count. Lifetime alterations.
     
  17. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    edmorel -- I used Bhambi's across from Barney's. His clients include Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, John McCain, Jean Georges, and many Fortune CEOs & HF managers. He knows what he's doing, but damn, it's expensive!

    $3200 bought me 2x pants and 3-piece suit in basic navy, and about 130 thread count. Lifetime alterations.


    Bhambis is good for alterations, that's it. Also, don't get caught up in the supers number for fabrics, it's basically meaningless. You can get a quality suit in NYC for $1500 or so, once you know what you are looking for. No offense, but it does not sound like you know what you are looking for. I would hang around here, look at the WAYWN thread, see what brands/style you like and then get a tailor that can make that. My first suggestion is to search for threads about WW Chan, he is an HK based tailor that visits NY and will make you something much better than Bhambis fir half the price. There is also Mr. Ned and L&S Clothing, among others.
     
  18. nycwallst

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    Bhambis is good for alterations, that's it. Also, don't get caught up in the supers number for fabrics, it's basically meaningless. You can get a quality suit in NYC for $1500 or so, once you know what you are looking for. No offense, but it does not sound like you know what you are looking for. I would hang around here, look at the WAYWN thread, see what brands/style you like and then get a tailor that can make that. My first suggestion is to search for threads about WW Chan, he is an HK based tailor that visits NY and will make you something much better than Bhambis fir half the price. There is also Mr. Ned and L&S Clothing, among others.

    I am relatively new to bespoke tailoring, but I do know exactly what I want made for me. It's a Tom Ford suit (picture below). Do you think Mr. Ned would be able to do this for me? If not, who would be most appropriate and at what approximate cost?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Short answer is no. Tom Ford suits (made by Zegna) have distinctive shoulders that mr Ned won't really be able to replicate. You can have them do a slim suit with big lapels, oversized flaps on the pockets and get a similar look, but not exact. Chan might be able to get you close to that look.
     
  20. nycwallst

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    Short answer is no. Tom Ford suits (made by Zegna) have distinctive shoulders that mr Ned won't really be able to replicate. You can have them do a slim suit with big lapels, oversized flaps on the pockets and get a similar look, but not exact. Chan might be able to get you close to that look.

    What is it about the shoulder that is difficult to replicate?

    To be honest, I wouldn't need it to be exact to Ford's specs -- I just like the wide, bold, peak lapel; thick pocket flaps; ticket pocket; bold patterns and very slim fit. I'm sure that beyond the shoulder issue, all of this is possible.

    How about the fabrics at Mr. Ned? Would they even compare to Ford's (i.e., the one in the photo, which is similar to what Bergdorf carried for F/W '10)?
     

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