MTM, tweed addict, Connick and Locke, Sims and Mac Donald

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  1. burtonbradstock

    burtonbradstock Active Member

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    Why, just too hot?

    I'm thinking around 12oz or worster alstar....
     


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    Macallan Senior member

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    Go see cad and dandy &see who you prefer. I can post some pics of my tweed jacket from them if you like
     
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    Just a thought: you're in London with a £1500 budget (assuming he's still around) George's Tailors 50 Wightman Street is a brilliant shout.

    George is old (very old) Savile Row, makes the jackets while his missus makes the trousers. He's a lovely guy, really easy to chat to and his modish leanings means that whatever you get is quite wearable for someone who isn't suited and booted the whole time.

    I've had two suits from him. Both fully canvassed, both fitting brilliantly, lots of nice details (by which I mean pockets, button holes etc... not weird contrast stitching or garish nonsense like that).

    Three piece, super heavy tweed with x2 trousers was around a grand and that's using some great tweed from W.Bill.
    Two piece mohair was around £500 (but that was a few years back).

    You can bring pictures or whatever to him. He's very good and easy to talk through details and will go with what you want.

    Having had several suits made by regional/smaller tailors George is definitely one of the absolute best.
     


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    Yes, if it not too much trouble....
     


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    Thanks, I've already called him to arrange a visit. He's just round the corner actually.

    My choices as I see it, are tweed addict, who I'm going to see tomorrow, sims and macDonald at £1600, connock might come down to 2k, cad and the dandy, I'll go and see as well.
    Still going with tweed, but having been bombarded with comments about the British Summer, I shall be going with a worsted alsport 370 gms....
     


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    London? it still feels like winter NOW!!! I don't think anyone can wear proper summer clothes in London's weather at any time.
     


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    I've seen one Connock & Lockie suit, and it looked quite decent. Never seen a Sims.

    Some other options:

    1. Couch & Hoskin
    2. Castle Tailors / Jon DeBoise (Edwin DeBoise of Steed's older brother)
     
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    Cad & The Dandy tweed jacket, MTM, Half hand-stitched*, Full-canvass, Jonhston of Elgin cloth 20/21oz

    *Half hand-stiched is normally a half-canvas garment; however, because I also purchased a suit at the time, they upgraded it to full-canvass

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    Great thanks, I'll check them out.
     


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    I would go with C&L if the cost is not too great a stretch. you're not just paying for high construction quality, but also an elegant cut. I was impressed by a pair of trousers they made me a couple of years ago, the attention to detail at the two fittings, and the flattering cut of the final product.


    a possible option to manage the cost could be to have the suit in a two piece now, and a neutral waistcoat made at a later date.
     


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    I would go with C&L if the cost is not too great a stretch. you're not just paying for high construction quality, but also an elegant cut. I was impressed by a pair of trousers they made me a couple of years ago, the attention to detail at the two fittings, and the flattering cut of the final product.


    a possible option to manage the cost could be to have the suit in a two piece now, and a neutral waistcoat made at a later date.[/quot
    Hi, just to confirm, you're suggesting connock and lockie? That would be my first choice. I'm waiting for a quote from them, perhaps a 2 pce might be better after all....
    Just been to George on Wifhtman rd N4.
    They didn't really have the time for me, and I suppose for £1000 for bespoke doesn't warrant the personal touch. They suggested that I shouldn't worry too much; just decide what you want and we'll make it for you.
    Bit disheartening really.
     


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    I also think it is very worth to choose their fully handmade operation. Much much better.
     


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