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I always wear double cuffs with a jacket so they are staying as are the shoes so that leaves the suit itself.

As regards colour for the suit I don't like blue with brown and brown is too matchy so maybe a lighter grey would be more suited?

I also thought tweed and brogueing were a good match?

Tweed is a casual material and you have three formal things going on here -- French cuff shirt, oxfords, and the color charcoal. If you want to keep the formal elements, then you'd be better off with a more formal suiting, but then prob have to ask where are you going to wear this formal suit and its formal accompaniments.
 
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Tweed is a casual material and you have three formal things going on here -- French cuff shirt, oxfords, and the color charcoal. If you want to keep the formal elements, then you'd be better off with a more formal suiting, but then prob have to ask where are you going to wear this formal suit and its formal accompaniments.
True.

When you put it that way I see the error of my ways - let's scrap the charcoal. Though would the brogueing and medallion not lower the formality on the oxfords somewhat?

As this is my first venture I want to make sure I have at least have a vague idea as to what goes and what doesn't without putting all the reliance on my tailor and missing out on the fun part of the process.

So for the thread hijack and thanks to all who have commented.
 

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As this is my first venture I want to make sure I have at least have a vague idea as to what goes and what doesn't without putting all the reliance on my tailor and missing out on the fun part of the process.

Yes, but it's pretty far down the list of considerations.

I think it's best to think of these things as whole looks though, not just details that you like -- the color charcoal, the broguing in a shoe, the fabric tweed, the detailing of a French cuff, etc. Think of classic looks you like and try to get something that jives with that. Or think about the environment you'll be in and find clothes that work for that environment. Otherwise, you'll just have a mish mash of things you happen to like, but don't actually go together.
 

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Coccinella/Minnis 0656 suit arrived yesterday. Incredible result given zero fittings (they made the suit off measurements taken for my previous commission, with some slight modifications suggested via email).

There is one minor issue which I will have addressed by my local alterations guy. Then I will post fit pics.
 

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I am not sure where to post this, and someone else may have already covered this, but Simon Crompton of Permanent Style has a world-wide trunk show calendar on his website. It contains dates, places and - drum roll please - prices! It also has a link for making making appointments. Here's the link https://www.permanentstyle.com/trunkshows/2016-09/.

If the link doesn't work, under his home page, just click on the "Trunk Show" tab on the far right.
 

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A small update on my bespoke peacoat. Today, I had my second fitting, and I have to say that I think it's coming along nicely. The coat will be taken in slightly at the waist, the half-belt will be widened, the sleeves will have hidden buttons and large turn-ups, and in total the coat front will have ten buttons. Other than that I think we're almost there – as my tailor confessed "I've had quite a few customers eyeing this one, so I've saved the pattern" :)







The collar features a lot of very tight hand stitches so it rolls like :slayer:
 
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What bespoke tailor(s) have you used or heard about in DC? I'm desperate to find someone talented in the area!

I have some of DieWorkWear's suiting that I'm anxious to use and wouldn't mind trying someone local, provided some of the folks here have had good experiences with a DC tailor.
 

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Field English Custom Tailors - I've not had anything made by him, but his alterations work (some of it very complex) was fantastic.

He'll set you back around $4000 for a bespoke two piece suit

I take all/all of my high end suits to Field for alterations, some of them complex, as McFox noted. But I've not [yet?] commissioned a bespoke suit with him. He can get a broad range of fabrics, knows them well, does impeccable work and is trained well. Personable, and a real class act. I highly recommend him.
 

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I really have not seen any of his work. Curious, at the very least.
 

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