Mr. Ned vs. Brooklyn Tailors

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  1. Mister F

    Mister F Active Member

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    Sounds like you guys are making the decision fairly easy for me. I am still a bit hesitant going to Mr. Ned for a trim suit, since I have never seen him do it, but if you guys all have confidence in him, then who am I to judge?



    Thank you very much for the input. Looks like I'll do some prodding. I'll bring some photos and hopefully get what I am hoping for.


    That's the problem. I personally want a Mr. Ned suit, which would fit. However, I need a skinny suit for work to fit in with all the celebrities that dress like schmucks at events I go to. If I have to look like a schmuck, then so be it, I guess.



    Indeed, indeed.



    My apologies. I found it posted on another site listed as a Mr. Ned suit. Whatever it is, I like it.



    Thank you everyone for your help so far!
     


  2. Testudo_Aubreii

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    You have to decide what it is that you want. If you want a suit like the BT ones pictured, go there. Those are skintight and ultra-short. I have no idea why you would want one: they look uncomfortable as hell and just terrible aesthetically. Mr. Ned is not a good bet for those.

    If you want the trim, narrow lapel, high gorge, suppressed waist, high waist button, narrow shoulder, trim pants, slightly short jacket silhouette that is currently pushed by places like Brooks Brothers or Paul Stuart, then Vahram can do that for you, no problem.

    The first silhouette is an extreme exaggeration of the second. The first won't be wearable when the fashionable silhouette changes; the second will.
     


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    Mr Ned X 30.
     


  4. Mister F

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    Thank you again.

    Here's a new(ish) question for you. I hope I'm not beating any horses.

    As far as skintight suits (that we all seem to agree look at least moderately foolish) go, does Brooklyn Tailors' work look good? I know it's difficult to say it looks good because we all think a different style looks better, but for what it is, do you think Brooklyn Tailors does a good job?
     


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    Like I said, aside of stylistic opinions, they don't fit properly. The neck and shoulders are tell-tale. Also, why would you want to get measured by a retail employee, or retail shop owner to have your suit made by somebody in India?
     


  6. Testudo_Aubreii

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    I think this has already been answered. If the skin-tight, ultra-short silhouette is what you want, then BT is a good option. Also Thick as Thieves in LA, if you could fly out there for a measurement.

    If you want a suit that you won't be embarrassed about seeing in photos in 10 years, then go to Mr. Ned.
     


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    Thanks guys. I'm sure you can see my reservations. I need to try to fit in with guys like Ryan Gosling and other celebrities wearing skin tight, GQ stuff and I am afraid of laying down $1000 and not getting what I need. However, you guys have given me confidence in Mr. Ned.

    I appreciate all of your help.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Put it this way, if you go to Mr. Ned you will most likely look better than Ryan Gosling and your GQ crew. Just don't micromanage too much.
     


  9. Mister F

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    So you would advise going to Mr. Ned and letting him do his thing without asking him to do the extraordinarily trim look? I only ask because I would assume that if I asked for that, it would still come out not nearly as trim as the skintight suits I posted.
     


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  11. GasparddeColigny

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    Take some pictures to Mr. Ned, have a chat, go from there.
     


  12. davesmith

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    Fashion suits are just make for the look rather than quality. Have you spoken to Mr. Ned to see if they can accommodate you requests?

    Edit: Why not try Ovadia & Sons? I don't know about their pricing but the quality is there.
     
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  13. Mister F

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    Thanks guys. I'm gonna look into Ovadia & Sons.

    I appreciate all of your help.
     


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    Nope, made in Nepal. Danny the co owner is my former intern from Duncan Quinn. I wish him the best of luck with his business though, its tough out there, and if he wants to make a living following his dream good for him. I think he's really taking liberties with the bespoke label though!
     
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    Do it. I've heard their pricey as hell, though don't hold me to it.

    In other news, I actually like Brooklyn Tailor's overall aesthetic -- but their shit is too short, and a little hipster.
     


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