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Mr. Ned Custom Tailor NYC

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Panzeraxe, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. pgoat

    pgoat Senior member

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    Haha! Perhaps I am always kind to others in subconcious hopes they will be as kind to me - happens as we age.....

    he looked good for his age if over 60. he definitely had that 'we can do anything' attitude but I expected much worse from reading this thread. I hate super pushy dismissive salespeople and I didn't get that vibe from him.
     
  2. pgoat

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    quick update:

    I got my charcoal 2B a few weeks ago from Ned's. There was a little mixup on the final delivery (sleeve buttons weren't functional, though it was on the work order), which set me back a few weeks, but the final product was quite good in terms of fit. I must have caught them at a busy time because the service -which had been very very good through the measurements and first two fittings - was a bit off for pickup (it was really busy there towards the end).

    Anyway, I also had a Greenfield-measured BB suit done and just tried that one on today (MTM, no basted fitting, just some final tweaks such as sleeve and trouser length).

    My verdict? the overall construction of the BB suit looks a bit more solid to me on a quick glance, but Ned's fit wins hands down. Their jacket made me look GOOD! The Brooks jacket is nice and roomy but I didn't see that much difference from OTR in all honesty.....they are nipping the waist for me so we'll see if that helps.

    The Ned pants were also quite slimmiing , though I may get the waist nipped a bit (my fault as I am trying to lose the spare tire). The BB pants are more comfy in the seat (no surprise) but also a bit looser all the way down. The NED suit is definitley a trimmer slimmer look.

    I am actually getting a second pr of pants made from Ned, not only for the charcoal suit they made me, but in the matching fabric for the BB suit! So I am happy with them for the money as of now. We'll see how their suit holds up over interviews and a year of work before I go back for more.

    I really wanted to get a Logsdail suit but the price is beyond me at present. I basically got the two suits and 2 extra pants for less than one Logsdail MTM suit. Though I reckon that one would have looked and fit quite nicely indeed......

    BUt if the BB is true MTM then I'd say Ned's is 'custom' enough for me. The fit is the best I've had yet and quite good for the money imho.....
     
  3. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    I am actually getting a second pr of pants made from Ned, not only for the charcoal suit they made me, but in the matching fabric for the BB suit!
    They have the same fabric as BB used? That's handy.

    They sound like nice garments--congratulations!
     
  4. pgoat

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    Thanks Alan; I will try and post a pic or two soon for those interested. I am of the short/stocky/stubby variety and the Ned suit (imo) helps elongate considerably especially in comparison to most OTR.

    Based on my experiences so far I would say if you've been struggling with fit, check them out, especially if you are in or near NYC. I'd like to try a Chan but the local address is working for me.

    The base fabrics will get you hooked up for $650......I went 120s as this was for an interview suit I plan to baby for a few years but seeing how well they fit me, I'd have gotten a beater suit or two at that price and called it an excellent bargain. After I work whatever fit tweaks are required with ths one (and lose the rest of this excess weight!!) I'd also spring for a new Ned suit or two in better fabrics, for sure.

    The biggest difference in the two suits was the jacket - the Ned just fit much closer, but still very comfy. I typically have to buy a 44 or 45 (when available) OTR to lose that loose sloppy look, though I am really more a 46 in terms of shoulder width and chest. I will say the pants though more slimming were less comfy than the Brooks, which look a hair baggier but between the cut and the nicer fabric (Super 150s with some cashmere) they are supremely comfy, at least in the dressing room!

    Re the fabric (I believe it was a Gladstone) - They were able to get it as it was recent, but Vahram told me in time it may be harder to match (I may get 2 vests made from Ned's as well in the fall, as I got suspender buttons and prefer to hide the braces when possible - but I am waiting to get the full Brooks suit so they can match up the buttons of the jacket)
     
  5. william

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    Thanks Alan; I will try and post a pic or two soon for those interested. I am of the short/stocky/stubby variety and the Ned suit (imo) helps elongate considerably especially in comparison to most OTR.

    Based on my experiences so far I would say if you've been struggling with fit, check them out, especially if you are in or near NYC. I'd like to try a Chan but the local address is working for me.

    The base fabrics will get you hooked up for $650......I went 120s as this was for an interview suit I plan to baby for a few years but seeing how well they fit me, I'd have gotten a beater suit or two at that price and called it an excellent bargain. After I work whatever fit tweaks are required with ths one (and lose the rest of this excess weight!!) I'd also spring for a new Ned suit or two in better fabrics, for sure.

    The biggest difference in the two suits was the jacket - the Ned just fit much closer, but still very comfy. I typically have to buy a 44 or 45 (when available) OTR to lose that loose sloppy look, though I am really more a 46 in terms of shoulder width and chest. I will say the pants though more slimming were less comfy than the Brooks, which look a hair baggier but between the cut and the nicer fabric (Super 150s with some cashmere) they are supremely comfy, at least in the dressing room!

    Re the fabric (I believe it was a Gladstone) - They were able to get it as it was recent, but Vahram told me in time it may be harder to match (I may get 2 vests made from Ned's as well in the fall, as I got suspender buttons and prefer to hide the braces when possible - but I am waiting to get the full Brooks suit so they can match up the buttons of the jacket)



    pgoat,

    Could you post some pics of your Mr. Ned suit? I'm thinking of having one made and I'd love to see one on a person.

    Chris
     
  6. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    pgoat,

    Could you post some pics of your Mr. Ned suit? I'm thinking of having one made and I'd love to see one on a person.

    Chris



    I have what is essentially a 40R, 34x30 pants Mr. Ned suit. It is gray sharkskin DB (super 100's or higher English fabric), six to two no vents. No belt loops on pants, just suspender buttons. Jacket is missing one button (don't ask), but suit was only worn about 4-5 times. I'll send it to anyone for $45 and it can serve as a test suit. I'll post pics later on the sales forum.
     
  7. Cantabrigian

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    Anyone know who Mr. Ned uses to make the suits?

    I'm assuming that he uses some CMT (sorry Chris, I mean CTM...) factory but I've never heard who.
     
  8. chorse123

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    They make them in the shop, I believe.
     
  9. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They make them in the shop, I believe.

    Yep. They make them about 10 feet from where you pick the fabrics.
     
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    I have what is essentially a 40R, 34x30 pants Mr. Ned suit. It is gray sharkskin DB (super 100's or higher English fabric), six to two no vents. No belt loops on pants, just suspender buttons. Jacket is missing one button (don't ask), but suit was only worn about 4-5 times. I'll send it to anyone for $45 and it can serve as a test suit. I'll post pics later on the sales forum.

    Why'd you get rid of your Mr. Ned suit, Ed (assuming you did)?
     
  11. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why'd you get rid of your Mr. Ned suit, Ed (assuming you did)?

    I've gone the Neopolitan route. Mr. Ned is good for Brooks/Southern Trad type of suits. If my inclinations were toward Brooks/J Press type of suits with a little flair, I can't think of putting $700-900 to better use than giving it to Mr. Ned for a suit, though.

    I'll also be getting rid of a VBC super 120's grey windowpane SB 3to2, side vented suit that I got from my latest MTM guy, before I found this forum. Its also essentially a 40R, 34x30 pants. Worn once. (shameless sales pitch, sorry)
     
  12. Panzeraxe II

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    I disagree with Ed - Vahram is willing to make a suit in any style as long as the client is very precise in outlining what he wants.

    For example, I have 2 great suits from Ned - both have mildly developed roped shoulders, are lean and feature plenty of waist suppression.

    His default style is always Brooks Brothers, but he is more than happy to do something different.
     
  13. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I disagree with Ed - Vahram is willing to make a suit in any style as long as the client is very precise in outlining what he wants.

    For example, I have 2 great suits from Ned - both have mildly developed roped shoulders, are lean and feature plenty of waist suppression.

    His default style is always Brooks Brothers, but he is more than happy to do something different.


    Well, I have not used Vahram, I only used his dad for three suits some years back. I am gald you are happy and that Vahram is more flexible. That being said, there is a difference between being willing to do something, and having the capacity to execute it. In other words, I doubt that Varham can make one of his suits look Kiton-ish or Borrelli-ish. And then that being said [​IMG] I still believe that you would be hard pressed to get a better made custom suit for $700-900 in NYC.
     
  14. studio253

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    Did anyone ever post pics of their Ned suits?
     
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    if i have my own fabric, how much should i expect to pay for a suit w/Mr Ned?

    is 2.4m enough fabric to make a suit with an extra pair of pants for a 41L?

    i'd be curious to see pics of the Ned products as well.
     
  16. Shirtmaven

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    if i have my own fabric, how much should i expect to pay for a suit w/Mr Ned?

    is 2.4m enough fabric to make a suit with an extra pair of pants for a 41L?

    i'd be curious to see pics of the Ned products as well.


    Seok
    I hate to point out the obvious search function on this forum, but... the yardage question has been asked and responded to numerous times.

    2.4m will get you a sportcoat.

    you need at least 3.5 yards for the suit. maybe an 1/8 more for the long.
    plaids require more.

    another 1.5 for the second pair of pants.

    Carl
     
  17. Master Shake

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    if i have my own fabric, how much should i expect to pay for a suit w/Mr Ned?
    $600 for CMT for suits.
     
  18. seok

    seok Senior member

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    shirtmaven, thanks...after running searches for bespoke suit, custom suit with no results i decided to post w/the price Q.

    $600...so the tale of $400 linen suit from Ned is false? or outdated?

    $600 for CMT for suits.
     
  19. Master Shake

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    $600...so the tale of $400 linen suit from Ned is false? or outdated?
    I'm afraid so. You can always call them up and ask. They're very helpful over the phone.
     
  20. seok

    seok Senior member

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    i dropped by Ned today. these guys know their stuff and are very helpful...
     

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