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Mr. Ned vs. Brooklyn Tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mister F, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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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.
     
  2. Mister F

    Mister F Active Member

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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.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

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  6. GasparddeColigny

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

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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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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  8. Mister F

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

    I appreciate all of your help.
     
  9. David Reeves

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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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  10. I am DIL

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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.
     
  11. Threadhead

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    He isn't the only one taking liberties with the bespoke thing.....
     
  12. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Threadhead Im putting this to bed now. David Reeves the company makes suits. Three different kinds. MTM made in England starting at $1500 custom starting at $2500 made by Primo coat in Queens (although an individual pattern is made so you could class it as bespoke) and Bespoke starting at $4000 made locally by former savile row tailors and cutters. When we max capacity we outsource to Savile Row. I don't think I can be any more open or authentic than that. If you like though you or anybody can meet our cutters and tailors or you could talk to a client or just look at a suit we make.

    Here is one of our bespoke suits:

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    I will try to get these in higher res.
     
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  13. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    Ned's can do a trim suit, no problem. If you want them to do a suit that doesn't fit properly because it is too small / too short, then you will have issues. Also, if you are requesting something that he advises against, he will still probably do the suit, just don't expect him to be happy about it.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well there you have it, save a couple bucks and go to David.
     
  15. taxgenius

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    Are there any pics of a trim suit made by Ned?
     
  16. TheTukker

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    I see what you did there ;)


    That is all fine, but wishing a former colleague well and then putting down his outfit in the same post seems a bit disingenuous, to say the least.
     
  17. Testudo_Aubreii

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    Google "Wes Anderson"? All of them look at least fairly trim. Certainly in line with the current fashion for short.

    I rather like the 6x3 Ned's made for Royal Tenenbaum. You don't see many horizontal peak lapels these days.
     
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  18. David Reeves

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    I'm sure he wouldn't mind, I think it depends on the context and the relationship. You could define what he does as a bespoke suit if you wanted to. It's a vague and subjective term. I don't need to put down other people in the trade, especially my friends it's not in my character.
     
  19. TheTukker

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    I understand what you mean, but for most people here, including myself, who do not know you or him, such statements can easily be interpreted differently and have a negative impact on his business.
     
  20. Mister F

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    Yeah, I'm looking at some stuff and having trouble finding prices for bespoke, but I'm getting the impression it's gonna run into the multiple thousands.

    And yes, if I went with Brooklyn Tailors I would emphasize emphatically that my pants better reach my shoes, my sleeves better reach my wrists and my jacket better reach below my ass.
     

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