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Rithrin

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I have heard that a bespoke suit is like $4,500 or so, is that correct?
I honestly don’t know the base price, but that sounds about right. A little more, a little less, depending on fabric.
They recently quoted me about $6000 for a three-piece, fabric was not entry level, so that price range sounds correct to me.

Speaking of TK, they do great work. I'd recommend swinging by if you ever get the chance.
 

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The second fitting for this three piece was all the way back in the spring, but it was worth the wait:
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Cloth is Drapers Ascot 4-ply. Salvo patterned and cut the suit using a modified drape method: slightly extended shoulders with the not often seen “manica mappina”, in which the upper sleeve is full and the fabric is pressed out, and a generous chest in which a piece of the canvas is placed on the bias, which gives a bit of fullness when worn. Pants are cut close to the hips, have a single pleat that lays flat thanks to a full upper leg, and gradually tapers to the foot.
 

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The second fitting for this three piece was all the way back in the spring, but it was worth the wait:
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Cloth is Drapers Ascot 4-ply. Salvo patterned and cut the suit using a modified drape method: slightly extended shoulders with the not often seen “manica mappina”, in which the upper sleeve is full and the fabric is pressed out, and a generous chest in which a piece of the canvas is placed on the bias, which gives a bit of fullness when worn. Pants are cut close to the hips, have a single pleat that lays flat thanks to a full upper leg, and gradually tapers to the foot.
that suit looks amazing! I love the ascot bunch

Do they have tentative dates for spring yet?
 

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Elementary my dear @aristoi bcn!

Back to present times, I concur with the balmacaan proposition.

Best,

Dimitris
Hi Dimitris. Thank you for your reply. My tailor says that the pattern would be really nice for a Chesterfield coat also , but I think the balmacaan is the only way to go as I would like to wear it with casual clothes.
 

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Hi Dimitris. Thank you for your reply. My tailor says that the pattern would be really nice for a Chesterfield coat also , but I think the balmacaan is the only way to go as I would like to wear it with casual clothes.

Hi Konstantis,

You are welcome!

I really don't see this fabric in a Chesterfield overcoat, it is known that this is the most formal of all overcoat make-ups, and as such, in my book it calls for a solid (or at the most of a very subtle) fabric.

Your fabric on the other hand, has an interesting design which stands out and will be very well suited to a balmacaan overcoat, especially given your stated purpose.

Best,

Dimitris
 

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Hi Konstantis,

You are welcome!

I really don't see this fabric in a Chesterfield overcoat, it is known that this is the most formal of all overcoat make-ups, and as such, in my book it calls for a solid (or at the most of a very subtle) fabric.

Your fabric on the other hand, has an interesting design which stands out and will be very well suited to a balmacaan overcoat, especially given your stated purpose.

Best,

Dimitris
Hi Dimitris. I agree with you about the “informality” of the fabric as a Chesterfield. Although here are some photos of that fabric , tailored in formal overcoats.
 

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Bespoke DJP

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My dear @konstantis,

I do not want to monopolize the thread, but I really, really do not feel the above iterations.

In my eyes, the best choice is the one that you have made and I hope that you will follow.

Finally, IMO the archetypal Chesterfield overcoat was the Roger Moore' s navy cashmere DB one in the 1973 James Bond film "Live and Let Die":

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Best,

Dimitris
 

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I side with Dimitris on this. I don‘t think it really works as a Chesterfield. Personally that fabric (Russell check?) screams sporting coat for me, i.e. something one would wear while hunting or shooting.
 

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