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Which is more satisfying for you in the bespoke process?

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A: Picking out fabric and details

B: Receiving and wearing the finished product


while I am a novice, I am discovering that A is more enjoyable for me -- though not by much.
 

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Originally Posted by wmb
A: Picking out fabric and details

B: Receiving and wearing the finished product


while I am a novice, I am discovering that A is more enjoyable for me -- though not by much.


^ This.
 

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Originally Posted by wmb
A: Picking out fabric and details

B: Receiving and wearing the finished product


while I am a novice, I am discovering that A is more enjoyable for me -- though not by much.


This. I don't like the risk involved in picking fabrics based on a small swatch and I don't really do details.
 

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- B
 

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I am at a stage in my wardrobe development (that's to say, a very early one) where I already know far in advance of each order which cloth I'm going to pick. Also, as Greg points out, swatches aren't all that helpful for discerning how two similar cloths will actually look different in practice. Even having entire rolls of cloth in front of you doesn't eliminate the guess factor. So, once I narrow down my conceptual choice to something like "mid-grey flannel," I just do research on who makes the best flannel and pick their mid-grey. Any minute differences I might notice in nap or mottling or shade could easily shift under different lighting conditions and over the life of the garment.

I didn't even see the cloth for my dinner jacket before it was made. I just asked Mariano to pick the best midnight blue mohair blend for a dinner jacket that he knew of.
 

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where is the option for:

3) Gloating on a clothing forum to complete strangers?
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
I am at a stage in my wardrobe development (that's to say, a very early one) where I already know far in advance of each order which cloth I'm going to pick.
How? Tell me more. I mean, I know how but I'm interested to hear how you decided what pieces you should have and in what order.
 

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Originally Posted by TRINI
How?

Tell me more.


I mean, I know how but I'm interested to hear how you decided what pieces you should have and in what order.


I'm just sticking to the basics. Dark grey suit, mid-grey suit, navy suit, etc.
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
I am at a stage in my wardrobe development (that's to say, a very early one) where I already know far in advance of each order which cloth I'm going to pick. Also, as Greg points out, swatches aren't all that helpful for discerning how two similar cloths will actually look different in practice. Even having entire rolls of cloth in front of you doesn't eliminate the guess factor. So, once I narrow down my conceptual choice to something like "mid-grey flannel," I just do research on who makes the best flannel and pick their mid-grey. Any minute differences I might notice in nap or mottling or shade could easily shift under different lighting conditions and over the life of the garment.

I didn't even see the cloth for my dinner jacket before it was made. I just asked Mariano to pick the best midnight blue mohair blend for a dinner jacket that he knew of.


So Foo, does this mean your answer is B?
 

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Originally Posted by wmb
So Foo, does this mean your answer is B?

Umm I suppose. But I'd say neither is the most satisfying part. I like thinking about what I need and want and discussing each project with my tailor--I never know when I'll be pleasantly surprised by his suggestions. So, I suppose you could say it's the process of developing ideas that I find most enjoyable.
 

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In the normal universe is has to be: B

However, in the S.F universe...
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
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- B


That's a good one. Also consider:

 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
where is the option for:

3) Gloating on a clothing forum to complete strangers?


hahahahaha!!!!
 

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