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Sanford Bryant?

MrDaniels

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Anyone have any experience with this company? There seems to be a synthesis between classic and trendy that I don't know if I can or should want to pull off.

http://www.sanfordbryant.com
 

billiebob

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I wonder if the suits are fully canvassed. Too bad pricing info is hard to find or not on the site. A base charge would have been a good place to start.

In one photo the pick stitching on the lapels is around 1/4 inch from the edge. Most examples of lapel handwork have the stitches really close to the edge. Perhaps the customer specified the 1/4" dimension? Or is it machine done?

As a side note, is most "handwork" stitching done by machine? On Zegna? Polo? Hickey Freeman?
 

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Suits are half canvassed. There is little handwork. The pick stitching is done by machine. Sanford is a nice guy with a good fashion sense. Expect to pay around $900 for a suit.
 

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Originally Posted by montmorency
Suits are half canvassed. There is little handwork. The pick stitching is done by machine. Sanford is a nice guy with a good fashion sense. Expect to pay around $900 for a suit.

montmorency, in the past you commented about both Mr. Ned and LS. How does Sanford Bryant compare to these two? Do you think his suits suffer from the same problems?
 

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I've never been to LS. From what I have read, LS is open about making a traditional American cut. Since that is not what I am interested in, they are not an option for me. I do know Mr. Ned, having had a couple of suits made there. Sanford Bryant is a completely different type of operation. Mr. Ned is a custom tailor where you are measured, go through three fittings, and they make the garments on the premises. They make only full canvass suits. Sanford Bryant measures you and outsources the suit to a factory in Italy. He makes certain adjustments to the stock sizes of the suits to fit your measurements, but the adjustments are not infinite. You have certain options, such as single pleat or flat front pants, and you choose the fabric from books of fabric that have been selected by Sanford for his collection. I believe that all of the fabrics are Vitale Barberis Canonis. Sanford Bryant is more fashion forward than what Mr. Ned produces, but wearable and not on the edge. His suits do not exhibit the problems I have experienced with Mr. Ned because they are not fully canvassed (so no canvass bumps) and because they are made in a factory. I would like to see Sanford Bryant upgrade the quality of his suits, perhaps by using a different factory that puts in more handwork and that makes a full canvass suit (but under quality controls so that the canvass lies smooth).
 

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I know sanford from my neighborhood.
montmorency did an excellent job of describing the type of garment.
It is Clean well made MTM suit. Again, more of a European look then american or British.

Carl
 

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