- May 6, 2016
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What do you mean? There are quite literally thousands of places one might order a MTM suit.
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I see. Is it necessary to get a MTM suit in the next few months? You might just wait until things get somewhat closer to "normal," so that you can get what you want. Unfortunately, I have zero experience with any online MTM company, but most of what I've read has not been flattering, to say the least. If I was going to do it, I think I'd go with Suitsupply's MTM program.Well almost all of them are closed right now. I am mostly trying to get feedback on Blacklapel, because I could not find a thread for them.
Thanks, unfortunately, I will need it sooner. I have seen some of the bad reviews about online MTM. it is definitely hit or miss.I see. Is it necessary to get a MTM suit in the next few months? You might just wait until things get somewhat closer to "normal," so that you can get what you want. Unfortunately, I have zero experience with any online MTM company, but most of what I've read has not been flattering, to say the least. If I was going to do it, I think I'd go with Suitsupply's MTM program.
I believe it was through the early 2000's, but I may be wrong. After that they started to be made in Italy by St. Andrews.A couple of days ago I received a vintage Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit I bought off Ebay. It's probably at least 10-15 years old and made by Chester Barrie. I must say I'm amazed at the quality. At first I figured it was mostly machine made. When looking closer I realized that most of the seams were actually made up of very neat hand stitches. If definitely feels as nice as, if not better than, my pieces from some very good Italian makers.
The cut is somewhat dated, with trousers that are a bit too wide, and it has a very strong shoulder that I'm actually quite fond of. Although it's completely unaltered, it looks almost like a bespoke piece off Savile Row. Despite my rather difficult physique.
Does anyone know what years Chester Barrie made suits for Ralph Lauren? And could these labels perhaps help date it more accurately?
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i dont handle many Andrea Campagna, but think it is interesting and great quality for what i see.I dont know who updates the list but here is some information about the brands posted without info. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken.
Andrea Campagna - Full Canvas, hand sewn buttonholes as well as hand padded lapel.
Banana Republic - many lines from fused to full canvas on some of their monogram pieces with nice fabrics
Barneys - Two lines one full canvas by caruso to their midrange standard and one by Flannel Bay, Joseph Abboud And S Cohen fused and half canvas
Bottega Veneta - two lines one is full canvas with some hand finished details one is half canvassed.
Burberry - two lines one half canvassed one full with some handwork. website is forthcoming about construction methods.
Domenico Vacca - From fused with terrible Material to full canvas with hand work from the likes of partenopia, belvest and Davenza
Donna Karan - full canvas either by Greenfield or cantarelli
Eleventy- very lightweight some interesting fabrics all the pieces I've handled including the platinum line is fused unless it was a deconstructed jacket.
Gieves & Hawkes - Half Canvas with some interesting Fabrics (there is a "Gieves" line which is full canvas with some handwork)
Jil Sander - Full Canvas but very "Fashiony" completely closed really long sleeves
Kroon - cool fabrics fused
Lanvin - two lines one by PZ half Canvas And one by caruso full canvas with some handwork
Michelangelo - Half Canvas, Fabrics were nothing special IMHO
Piombo - Lardini made nice fabrics really lightweight jackets
Prada - Silver Label Half canvassed by cantarelli Black label full canvas belvest
Riviera - I have seen really nice suit by isaia for this company but all that I ordered from yoox had poor material and heavy fusing.
Roda - From fused to full Canvas By Flannel Bay , Boglioli And Gaiola
Thom Sweeney - full canvas with some handwork (Scuderi, China) Not familiar with bespoke
Valentino Tailoring - Beautiful Fabrics Full Canvas Lots of Handwork ( Same Factory as the new Luciano Barbera Sartoriale). Very "Fashiony" the ones i tried had short jacket length with really long sleeves and functioning buttonholes.
Wow that's pretty interesting. I don't remember seeing something like thati dont handle many Andrea Campagna, but think it is interesting and great quality for what i see.
they not only hand stitch the lapel, but also the collar.
i once see one coat that specially made a ‘window' to show the inner hand stitch.
is it common on a campagna coat?
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