MTM Fitters.

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  1. Jolly Green

    Jolly Green Well-Known Member

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    I am in the predicament of being unable to wear RTW due to my size (Very tall and thin) and unable to afford full bespoke.

    Without question, the fitter (person taking the measurements) is the key to a good MTM suit. I propose a consolidated list of recommended fitters. Any help here?


    Brooks Brothers, GF: Martin Greenfield. NYC. Base $1,100USD
    Oxxford: Chicago, 346 NYC, trunk shows. Base $2,400 (maybe sales on end bolts)
    WWChan: Patrick Chu- Hong Kong or trunk show. Base $800
    Mr Ned. NYC. Base $800
    Hickey Freeman: Izzy LS Mens Clothing. NYC - Base $800
    Ralph Lauren: Several flagship locations. trunk shows. $1400
    Samuelsohn:
    Zegna:


    etc.

    Cheers,
    D
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Oxxford offers an end bolt special at under $2k.
     
  3. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A Martin Greenfield suit that's fully canvassed with hand work will cost about $2400 at Brooks Brothers.
     
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    Oxxford offers an end bolt special at under $2k.

    Is there something wrong with the fabric at the end of a bolt? Or are they just trying to get rid of fabric so they do not have lots of bolts with little fabric on them?
     
  5. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    Where can you do bespoke Oxxford?
    and est. starting cost?
     
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    Brooks Brothers, GF: Martin Greenfield. NYC. Base $1,100USD
    Oxxford: 57th or Brooks 346. NYC. Base $2,400
    WWChan: Patrick- Hong Kong or trunk show. Base $800
    Mr Ned. NYC. Base $800
    Hickey Freeman:
    Ralph Lauren:
    Samuelsohn:
    Zegna:


    Hickey Freeman: $1200
    Ralph Lauren: $1400 ($1200 during a trunk show)

    Please feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken as my information is from last year when I was shopping for a MTM.
     
  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Is there something wrong with the fabric at the end of a bolt? Or are they just trying to get rid of fabric so they do not have lots of bolts with little fabric on them?

    There's nothing at all wrong with the fabric, just odds and ends. In some cases there may only be enough for a sportcoat or small sized suit but the fabric may be incredible and yet you'll only be charged a flat fee. You could get a $5k+ MTM suit for $2k.
     
  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Where can you do bespoke Oxxford?
    and est. starting cost?


    For a nominal surcharge, Oxxford offers MTM (with a try on and pattern) at their Chicago workrooms and at their NYC flagship store. Standard MTM starts at around $2.5k and is available at trunk shows, their retail outlets as well as the previously mentioned locations. A workroom fitting is preferred followed by the flagship and trunk show but I'd avoid a fitting at a retailer(except SFA Chicago).
     
  9. ChazzR

    ChazzR Active Member

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    Jolly,
    There's also Izzy at LS Men's Clothing in NYC. He works with H Freeman. There are a few threads with info and opinions on Izzy. I've used him and think he's pretty good. He'll probably run you about $800.

    You start wearing the blue and brown
    You're working for the clampdown
     
  10. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    For a nominal surcharge, Oxxford offers MTM (with a try on and pattern) at their Chicago workrooms and at their NYC flagship store. Standard MTM starts at around $2.5k and is available at trunk shows, their retail outlets as well as the previously mentioned locations. A workroom fitting is preferred followed by the flagship and trunk show but I'd avoid a fitting at a retailer(except SFA Chicago).

    They don't do bespoke?
     
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    Tomasso Senior member

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    They don't do bespoke?

    Nope, just MTM. That's the subject of this thread[​IMG]
     
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    chorse123 Senior member

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    A Martin Greenfield suit that's fully canvassed with hand work will cost about $2400 at Brooks Brothers.

    I thought that the base price was significantly lower than this - somewhere around $1800.
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    If you do NM, for instance, then if they screw it up you don't have to take the suit. Ask about their policy before ordering.
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought that the base price was significantly lower than this - somewhere around $1800.

    I was paying the higher amount when I last bought there but there may have been a surcharge for the fabrics I chose. And/or the base price may have less handwork or be for a different design. High waisted trousers, for example, use an extra half metre of cloth over belted trousers.

    Given what Greenfield charges them for the model I used to order (I've seen the invoices) and the retail price of Holland & Sherry or comparable cloth
    ($450 for 4 metres of Super 80), I doubt if they can be charging less than $2300 for a jacket and trousers.
     
  15. Jolly Green

    Jolly Green Well-Known Member

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    That is the intended point of this thread. Where are the RELIABLE fitters (stores and specific people)? I would assume that department stores are generally hit and miss. . . and probably mostly miss.

    I'll try to keep the initial post updated as info comes in for easy access of info.

    Can I expect better work from a flagship store? (Polo Mansion, etc?)

    Cheers,
    D
     

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