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Oligarch

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Hi All,

What typically happens with the cadence of fittings with a proper bespoke (not MTM) traveling tailor after an initial comission?

I started working with a reputable tailor visiting NY from abroad where I understood he’d be in town 3x a year, requiring 2 fittings (not counting the first purely measurement meeting) before delivery.

At my last meeting, he said he’s considering cutting down visits to 2x a year, but said after this first piece, future commissions would only require 1 fitting before delivery, since he’ll have an established pattern.

I don’t suspect anything underhanded, but curious as to what the convention tends to be with traveling tailors as I think of future commissions.
 

tim_horton

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Hi All,

What typically happens with the cadence of fittings with a proper bespoke (not MTM) traveling tailor after an initial comission?

I started working with a reputable tailor visiting NY from abroad where I understood he’d be in town 3x a year, requiring 2 fittings (not counting the first purely measurement meeting) before delivery.

At my last meeting, he said he’s considering cutting down visits to 2x a year, but said after this first piece, future commissions would only require 1 fitting before delivery, since he’ll have an established pattern.

I don’t suspect anything underhanded, but curious as to what the convention tends to be with traveling tailors as I think of future commissions.
I don’t think there is a convention, really. Twice a year is not unusual for a traveling tailor, I don’t think. I prefer (at least) two fittings but ultimately the final product is what counts.
 

camez_

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Hi All,

What typically happens with the cadence of fittings with a proper bespoke (not MTM) traveling tailor after an initial comission?

I started working with a reputable tailor visiting NY from abroad where I understood he’d be in town 3x a year, requiring 2 fittings (not counting the first purely measurement meeting) before delivery.

At my last meeting, he said he’s considering cutting down visits to 2x a year, but said after this first piece, future commissions would only require 1 fitting before delivery, since he’ll have an established pattern.

I don’t suspect anything underhanded, but curious as to what the convention tends to be with traveling tailors as I think of future commissions.

when tailors have your pattern down, you usually only need 1 or no fitting at all (also depending on weight fluctuation, of course)
 

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