- Oct 8, 2008
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I thought, after recently buying a made-to-measure suit from wetailor, that I would do a write up. No pictures, for the moment, mainly because I'm so embarrassed at the workmanship. I originally bought it here: http://myworld.ebay.com.au/snoozewithme/ - so yes, this is an ebay job. The business is registered in South Australia by Philippe Galliano, and also operates out of http://www.wetailor.com/. Prices suggested cheap construction (ie fully fused), but never the less, I though I would get something of equivalent quality to what you'd find in a department store. There's a fair bit of positive feedback - though, with over 2 months passed since I paid for it before it arrived, my chance to leave feedback is gone. Cost was AUD250 for a super 120s worsted charcoal pinstripe suit, and tie. One button, single-breasted. The fabric comprised AUD120 to the cost. What went wrong: * The suit is cut so that unless you slouch, the back of the lapel sits 1 cm out away from the collar. It is also too low, such that the whole collar shows. This was despite specifying for it to be cut for an erect posture! * The jacket buttons in a crooked manner - ie one shoulder is sewn higher than the other. * The lining was the wrong colour. I asked for navy, I got purple. * The lapel and pocket openings have a slither of plastic sewn through them ... for no good reason? * Under the lapel you will find not felt, but a messy cut of the wool, with something stiff and hard sewn in behind it. * The stitching looks it was done by someone learning to sew. Seriously - ragged corners, stitching that doesn't follow the edge, frayed button holes ... * The waist was about 5-7cm too big. I did not order an 87cm waist! * The tie was sewn all the way down the back (so can't stretch properly - anyone would think they'd never seen a tie before), and made without interlining. The join is not in the middle, but rather 20cm from the little end, whereupon the width suddenly jumps to be about 5mm smaller. * Trouser pockets were made from coarse, stiff nylon. * The waistband was stitched together such that it didn't meet in the middle evenly. One free alteration is included in the price of the garment. I dare not take them up on this, only for the garment to come back even more butchered. I will have to slowly unpick what I can change, and make the best of a bad job. The thing that disappoints me most is that it's such a nice fabric...