Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Once you have a reasonable rotation of decent clothes, you might as well take a chance.

    When bespoke goes well, it's genuinely surprising how much better it is than RTW. Odds are that it won't go well the first time but it is usually pretty good by the second go-around, assuming you pick a tailor who's got the skills and a style you like.

    If you know going into it that it's a long drawn out process and that you're doing it for the next 10 suits over the next X years, you won't be as bothered by a few bumps at the start. Or by the problems you'll eventually encounter even after you think everything should be going perfectly smoothly.

    It's a marriage not a one night stand.

    Marriage isn't for everyone but there's certainly something to be said for it.
     
  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We're you guys dissatisfied with your first items when you received them, or did they fall out of favor after you had better? What made you go back?
     
  3. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    My first is very much a part of my regular rotation. Like most here, I chose a navy workhorse fabric and as such, I get a lot of use out of it.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For myself I thought the fit was great, no complaints there, however my tastes in silhouette and style changed for sure. Sold my first commission.
     
  5. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    London Lounge Brown Barleycorn tweed now funded. Really comfy fabric that feels like I'm wearing a cozy blanket. Heavy stuff at around 19oz. Perfect for today's weather. Made by a MBT. Is it as good as Steed? No way, but still very nice and the fabric is stellar.

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  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Same goes for me for my first handful of commissions. I enjoyed them at the time, but gradually the styling began to feel too modern. I also prefer more comfort and drape these days while back then I just wanted a crisp and clean silhouette. Live and learn.
     
  7. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    First time using the MBT, David?
     
  8. Slewfoot

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    Used him a handful of times throughout the past 4 years. Think this is the 5th item I've had made from him. All turned out nice enough if lacking the panache that Steed has in their garments.
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    TheTukker Senior member

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    Wow - well done Slew! Better hang on to that MBT.
     
  11. imatlas

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    Here here. I love the fabric.
     
  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks to all for taking a moment to share your experiences.
     
  13. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    MBT?
     
  14. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Mystery Bespoke Tailor. I didn't make up the expression, but it seems to have become the norm.
     
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    It's Hunter and Winterbotham, Twister. Lightweight stuff, but good for the hot weather down-under.
     

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