1. Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 9: A MTM nylon MA-1 bomber from Falcon Garments

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 6th auction of the year is for a nylon MA-1 from Falcon garments. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

My online tailored suit experience

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bones, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. bones

    bones New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    I recieved my suit today and want to share my experience. First of all hello everyone, Ive been lurking this board for two months but finally registered. Great board.

    Let me start out by saying this is my second tailored suit. The 1st was measured locally and then sent away to Hong Kong. It looks great but the quality is average. The suit that came from Ravistailor/Mytailor is much better. I wanted the front of the jacket hand basted instead of any fusing. Working sleeve buttons, hand picked lapels and pockets. The pants and the vest are both perfect fits. The jacket was alittle tight around the stomach even though I gave them my exact measurement but I believe that was because i chosed loosely comfortable instead of the next bigger size. Im having them taken out alittle.

    The overall fit and quality is great for the money even for many hundreds more.
     


  2. joseanes

    joseanes Senior Member

    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Location:
    Marlborough, MA, USA
    I had a shirt made by those guys from one of the 'better' qualities of fabric they offer. Their fabric selection in both shirts and suits appear to be limited. And the better fabrics are reasonably priced, but not cheap either.

    I was dissapointed with the stitching, and the shrinkage on the shirt. Other than that, they did a good job (I just like the stitches to be closer).

    I am still waiting for a shirt from Jatzen Tailor, and another from MyTailor.com to see how they compare.

    One thing I must say about the ravistailor site is that the customer service and website interface quality is a lot better than anything you can get from any of the other discount-overseas tailors.
     


  3. spatten

    spatten Senior Member

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    I have ordered several pairs of pants from Ravistailor and have to say they fit splendidly. I ordered one Sportscoat that fit reasonably well - but then no one ever gets the shoulders right without an actual fiting IMHO.

    The only downside is that the fabric quality has been really questionable. I have not ordered from their highest priced items but the first couple levels of fabrics are hard to take.

    Scott
     


  4. ct2272

    ct2272 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    I pretty much swear by mycustomtailor.com/Ravi.  

    1.  vs. RTW, MTM is outstanding.  My measurements for my 8 shirts, 4 pants, and 2 suits were perfect on the first try so everything fits really well.

    2.  I agree with the limited fabric selection but mostly see this on the higher end fabrics (suits that he would price at around $800-$1000 US).  I would prefer to see Wainshiell or Dormeuil in colors other than Blue and Black but there isn't such an option.

    3.  I have started to buy his 2-ply Cotton Twill shirts for $35US which looks to compare to Jantzen.  

    4.  Totally agree with Customer Service.  The longest ever time to make/deliver my order has been 3 weeks.  They have confused my address sometimes (transposing numbers for instance) but I closely watch it via FedEx and alway make sure it is correct.  They usually turn around any email in 24 hours.

    My only peeve with them is the amount for shipping.  It is a flat 20% of the order and I do not understand why there would be a difference in shipping for 1, 2-ply Cotton Twill or 1, 2-ply Sea Island Cotton that is more expensive.  This one issue has prevented me from purchasing anything more than a S120 suit (I really have my eye on a side vent, chocolate brown, 2 button single breast in S150 at the moment).

    Regards,
    CT
     


  5. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Anyone have pics of any of these items? This looks promising.
     


  6. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    12,263
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Location:
    Reagan Country (Massachusetts)
    Does shipping include customs fees? If so, that explains it.

    Thanks for your write up. I may give this site a try for some pants.
     


  7. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    i looked through the site and they don't seem to charge any shipping. perhaps it's a special right now.

    i've been looking for a cool, affordable, corduroy suit for years and can apparently get one from them for about $275.

    i'd like to see some pics from our members first.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by