- Mar 14, 2019
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I started seeking bespoke about a decade ago for the same reason (back then i was 46-34, now I'm like 46-36 because age is a cruel mistress....and I've gotten lazy). A large drop is a legitimate reason.@dieworkwear Unfortunately I’m one of those guys with an “unusual build”. 46/47 chest with a 33/34 inch waist. Rtw isn’t an option for me and I am terrified of mtm suits/jackets. It’s bad to the point where if I attempt to try rtw, jackets with un padded natural shoulders are the only passable option.
However I think DWW's point is still somewhat salient. The risk of a "do whatever" "bespoke" tailor, where price is the only selling factor, is that without a guiding hand at the beginning I think its really easy to go astray and end up with either weird garments or garments that are incongruent to themselves.
I also think doing a DB as a first go with an unknown tailor isn't super optimal. Even looking beyond the fact that a SB jacket is going to be more versatile, I would want a pattern maker to dial in my SB before I gave them DB business.