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NYC MTM: 2 questions

lureynol

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Hello all,

I'm somewhat new to the MTM scene (my girlfriend is an FIT-trained seamstress, so she makes me stuff, but she's not comfortable with the precise tailoring that true menswear requires). I'm looking for a 3 piece MTM suit coming in at or below 1200. Tailored RTW isn't really an option for what I'm looking for, as I'm a large chap, and modern big-and-tall forget that a waistcoat should be part of a suit. Now that I've somewhat introduced myself, here are my questions:

1. The suit that I want involves a double-breasted 8 button waistcoat with notch lapels - I've heard that some places can do the double-breasted, but that lapels aren't an option. Does anyone know a MTM place in NYC at around that price who will do waistcoat lapels? And of the places that will, who do you recommend?

2. I recently obtained some lovely wool at an outstanding price (7 .5 yards to be exact). What are the general rules/policies/courtesies about providing one's own fabric? Do only certain places allow it? Or is it generally accepted but rarely done?

Many thanks in advance.
 

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