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The Official Stoffa Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chas Knight, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Candella

    Candella Active Member

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    I can say for sure they only do in-person measurements--as their MTM customer for 1 year now. One reason for this is so you can have a proper discussion/conversation with them and tell them how you would like to wear it and how it would fit your lifestyle. Their approach is different-- a much more personal one, making sure you get what you need. I have heard stories where they have refused orders from customers simply because they were excessive for a first order. And if you're willing to spend the time travelling to their trunk shows, it will be all the more worthwhile, then you'll see why they only do in-person measurements.
     
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  2. K. Nights

    K. Nights Senior member

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    Can you comment a bit more on the process? How long does it take for them to complete the garment? Is a single fitting sufficient?
     
  3. joacimbylehn

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    My experience with Stòffa has been nothing but great. Agyesh is a really nice, grounded guy with a clear passion and knowledge about his products. There really is a clear thought behind each design and product, from fabric to design and coexistence with all other product.
    The bags for instance are all designed to work with each other, each bag fits inside the next model etc.

    So far I've only ordered trousers, but I'm eyeing those jackets on every trunk show. Haven't dared trying them on yet though, as I suspect I wouldn't be able to resist an order [​IMG]

    In terms of number of fittings, for me one has been sufficient, as you base your measurements from trial models and adapt. With each order however we've changed and adapted my pattern slightly in search of the perfect fit. This is a natural process when doing MTM, and part of the fun imho.

    I've always picked up my order in the following trunk show, so 4-5 weeks after ordering, but I believe at least trousers are done after 2-3 weeks.

    Next trunk show here in Sweden is actually next week, I'll pick a pair of taupe single pleat trousers in peached cotton. Will post some picture from the trunk if anyone is interested.
     
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  4. K. Nights

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    Thanks for the info! I would be very interested in seeing some pics
     
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  5. xumatrix

    xumatrix Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for these useful information. Yeah thinking i should sign up for a trunk show and do some face to face discussion with them.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Candella

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    If I'm not wrong, Stóffa only do single-fittings (when you receive the garment). But I concur! Wear the garments and see how the first profile feels and wears in. If there is a certain area you would like changing, do it with the next order. I think the idea isn't to achieve a 'perfect fit' but to reach a stage where changing the measurements won't matter any more.
    I would also suggest following their advice if you're not sure: they test their products for 1-2 years before rolling it out to customers so they would likely have encountered a similar problem/issue before.
     
  7. joacimbylehn

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    This is a very valid and important point, you can be sure whatever you pick up has been tested thoroughly, they know how each garment and fabric adapts and evolves over time.
     
  8. hookem12387

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    If the people that do have their stuff posted pics, that would be killer.
     
  9. manQso

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    [​IMG]

    Here is the Rabbit Felt hat in green, not the best detailed shot and on it's first wear, it's an amazing piece that will quickly become a staple for my wardrobe.
     
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  10. joacimbylehn

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    Nice [​IMG]
     
  11. K. Nights

    K. Nights Senior member

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    This color palette, though. Perfect.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. joacimbylehn

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    On the last trunk they showed me a pair of trousers in slate blue, really awesome color. It really popped yet remaind subtle/refined somehow.
     
  13. broken_oracle

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    Been keeping an eye on Stoffa for the last 18 months or so, and was initially surprised there wasn't already a thread for them here. Well done! Copping one of their beaver felt hats is on my bucket list - last fall when I had the cash, the hats were sold out; now that they've been restocked, I'm of course skint. (Just bought a house that needs a load of work, so many other places to put $400...)
     
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  14. joacimbylehn

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  15. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    What's that sweater in the last pic?
     
  16. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I think that's Eidos.

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  17. hookem12387

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    Thanks. I was afraid of that. I want it so badly but $1k :(

    Just to add, I'm sure it's worth the money. I just can't bring myself to drop a grand on a sweater
     
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  18. joacimbylehn

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    Yup that's Eidos.
     
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  19. Nakedsnake

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    I just stumbled up on this, some cool stuff here. The field jacket looks especially nice.

    I feel like this is one of those cases where, if you have to ask, you can't afford it, but can anyone comment on pricing for their custom stuff? Also, travel/trunk shows anywhere in Canada planned for 2017?
     
  20. dieworkwear

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    I can't remember exact prices, so you'll want to email. But roughly, for the stuff I was interested in, it was like $1,500 for the suede bomber jacket, $2000 for the wool overcoats. The scarf I picked up was $300, but they had options for like $250 (mine was just a little larger, hence the higher price). I thought the smaller scarves would be better if you paired them with just sport coats, however, rather than bigger outerwear.

    I remember they had cotton options for some of the outerwear, and those started around $1,000, if not a little below. Everything was MTO/ MTM, so there's no RTW option. Except for accessories, which you can buy off the website.

    Oh, and pants were roughly $300, I think.
     
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