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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Vintage Gent, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jsoftz

    Jsoftz Senior Member

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    This is my first custom-ordered suit and, of course, my first Chan. I've had it for a few months now and intend to commission a sports jacket or two as I have more use for them in my work life than straight up suits. I don't have a mirror nor, at the time, anyone to take a good picture but I thought I'd share these random shots nonetheless. Please ignore obnoxious pocket square sticking out, I put the jacket on after getting another RTW one fitted at my tailor and got that shot in right quick before stuffing the darn thing back in.

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    Despite picture quality, any feedback available on fit for me to give to Patrick et al next commission?
     


  2. fox81

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    its more about stylistic choice, but its a pretty heavily padded shoulder you have there.

    get him to check the back balance as the vents are flaring a bit in your photo
     


  3. Jsoftz

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    It's interesting that you say that about the shoulders. There's pretty much no padding there, I asked for a neapolitan shoulder with minimal/no padding. I have a real short/stout build and any padding tends to make me look like a barrel.

    With regards to the back balance, I will note that. I've noticed it out of the corner of my eye in mirrors etc, what with the vents flaring, but never got a good look at it. Thanks!
     


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    That all sounds about right.
     


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    That sounds good. What's the general cost for a two-piece, say, with basic VBC fabric?
     


  6. hangthree

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    Ballpark for VBC is about $1150-1200. I spent another $300 and went with Harrisons Frontier which is a nice, durable workhorse cloth.
     
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  7. Jsoftz

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    I did a Smith Woollens Excel super 120 and it was $1800.
     


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    Everything is fine except the lapel is blowing out slightly.

    The skirt flare is ratherersonal taste.

    The shoulder looks fine, perhaps OP have strong straight shoulder

    I will try to hang with the fitter(cutter and coatmaker) for a more detailed and caution fitting, it is just things that had been missed out due to Patty's tight schedule
     


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    Are you saying you don't use his nickname?:embar:
     


  11. JLibourel

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    I customarily address him in a respectful manner as "Mr. Chu." In any event, I thought "Patty" was a girl's nickname, the diminutives of Patrick being "Pat" or "Paddy."
     


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    I suggest the OP post clear pictures of the back. From the looks of it the OP may have prescribed a slim fit which may account for the flaring vents.
     


  13. Vintage Gent

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    I have flaring vents? The devil you say.
     


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    Regarding your question: The flaring of the vents could be something to be improved. It might also simply be a result of your pose trying to make a picture of yourself. I think the suit is already so good, that any suggestions for further improvement (which always is possible) would require much better pictures.

    On a site note: After seeing all the catastrophic results of first bespoke/mtm experiences, which get posted here frequently, it is nice to see a first custom suit which turned out so well. More reason to spend a few bucks more on Chan and avoid the cheaper no-name options in Hong Kong.
     
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    Haha sorry VG, I was referring to Jsoftz. A bit absent-minded there.
     


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