Samuelsohn MTM

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GradSchooler, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. GradSchooler

    GradSchooler Senior member

    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Location:
    Delta, British Columbia
    Anyone have any experience with getting Samuelsohn MTM done at Harry Rosen in Toronto? Specifically I'm wondering how flexible they are in terms of styling choices (pick-stitching, roped shoulders, ticket pocket, etc). I'm going to need a couple of interview/work staple suits about this time next year and was thinking of hitting the Samuelsohn trunk show when it rolls around. Wondering if it's easy to get what you want or if you pretty much have to stick to the designs as given?
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012


  2. WiseMenOfGotham

    WiseMenOfGotham Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    I recently had a Samuelsohn MTM experience in Dallas, TX during the trunk show. I must say I was very impressed with their fabrics, especially some of their "napoli" fabrics. Regarding the style, the Samuelsohn tailor will try on different models they have (I went with the Gable model for its soft shoulders), but they did have a model with roped shoulders. Just explain what "style" of jacket you're looking for and they should have something. In terms of details, I was able to choose the color of my inside jacket lining, functional button cuffs and added a ticket pocket. I think that you will be impressed with the level of customization that can be done. The price point depends on the fabric. Hope this helps.
     


  3. NoCleverName

    NoCleverName Senior member

    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    That's good to know, I'm planning on going to a trunk show in Boston in March. Any idea on the turn around time for the suits afterwards?
     


  4. TexasDan

    TexasDan Senior member

    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    WiseMen - Where was the trunk show in Dallas?
     


  5. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    2,649
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    The Samuelsohn trunk show just passed through Chicago, which got me to researching their MTM recently. I don't have links handy, but if you search for Samuelsohn MTM on the forum, there are some very informative threads on all your options, the quality and turn around time. Local store told me $1,300 for MTM in basic cloths and about 3 months turn around time.
     


  6. WiseMenOfGotham

    WiseMenOfGotham Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    God willing, 5 weeks was what I was told for the turn around time. The trunk show in Dallas was at Daniel Taylor Clothiers near the Brooks Brothers downtown. Prices from what I remember: 400+ for pants, 1000+ for sport coats, 1300+ suiting. However, these prices reflect the most basic fabrics without any additions. For example, I had a sport coat made in a mid tier fabric with horn buttons and working cuffs and it came out to about $1600, but they took 20% off for the trunk show. Also, they did have Zegna and Lora Piana fabrics available.

    Also when dealing with MTM or bespoke in my experience, it is better to get just one type of item when you're trying out someone for the first time to see how it comes out, versus ordering a bunch of stuff only to find out that it's not what you wanted.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012


  7. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,114
    Likes Received:
    2,649
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Sorry, 12 weeks came from a thread on this forum. Price ($1,300) came from store. Store did not know turn around time, and I did not attend the trunk show.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012


  8. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,671
    Likes Received:
    778
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Sammy's is usually 5 weeks.
     


  9. NoCleverName

    NoCleverName Senior member

    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Excellent, I'm hoping to use the suit twice in June and I'd like to leave a little time for tailoring if it ends up being necessary. (Hopefully not much since it's MTM)
     


  10. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Senior member

    Messages:
    966
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Done lots of Sammy MTM at Harry's. Turn around is 3-8weeks for me. Lots of fabric choices, lots of options (for more $). Low end is $950, high end could be $2K I figure.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012


  11. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

    Messages:
    8,553
    Likes Received:
    887
    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Location:
    El Barrio
    

    Does not compute!
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012


  12. GradSchooler

    GradSchooler Senior member

    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Location:
    Delta, British Columbia
    Thanks all for the info. Keep it coming!


    Is that for the trunk show or in general? Also, when you say "options (for more $), do you mean fabric choices or do you mean they charge extra for horn buttons, pick stitching, roped shoulders etc.?


    Lol. I'm in academia, so the fact that I would be wearing a suit at all is quite something. It's definitely not a CBD environment.
     


  13. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,671
    Likes Received:
    778
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    The Canadian prices are slightly lower than in the US (I saw them start at $1050). Pricing is based on fabric, and they are organized from A to G or something. ('A' fabrics are the cheapest).

    So yes, price depends on fabric. They also have some Holland and Sherry fabrics available too.
     


  14. Legal Eagle

    Legal Eagle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Apparently, Sammy does not offer a DB, peak lapel vest. I just heard from the trunk show rep who is in town at Fitzgerald's here in GR. It is available to do as a custom order item, though. Anyone have any experience in doing Samuelsohn MTM and deviating from the stock or default options, particularly with vests? I assume it might be pretty risky, cost factor aside. Wondering if I am better with Greenfield or PRL. Also need to make sure I can get a nice, soft shoulder.
     


  15. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Senior member

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    I just ordered from a Sammy trunk show 2 weeks ago. Turnaround time right now is at 5 weeks. When looking through the options to choose a vest, I did not see a DB peak lapel option. I mentioned doing a DB vest to the store owner, and he stated that it was a bit too dandy-ish for him. He suggested that I wait on the DB idea to see if I still want it on my next order, but made no suggestion that it couldn't be done (Samuelsohn has been his main supplier for years - I figure that if anyone would know it couldn't be done, he would).

    Also, there are multiple Sammy offerings with soft shoulders. I tried on at least 3 different styles with varying soft shoulder options.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by