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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    Or some old T-shirts.
     
  2. JubeiSpiegel

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    You're on Style Forum, man! Clearly the suit...:D
     
  3. Cookiemostar

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  4. iTylerStewart

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    Ok, now, better question. Bespoke or Brooks Brothers golden fleece? BB is convenient because I live by one buttt... What's the better way to go?
     
  5. Harold falcon

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    Depends on the quality of the bespoke tailor. Who were you thinking of going with?

    Golden Fleece is very nice; I own one suit of this line and can vouch for its quality.
     
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  7. Swift-panda

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    Midnight blue velvet jacket with black suit pants and vest. What are your thoughts?
     
  8. iTylerStewart

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    Not too sure. I'm new to suits. I just went on the Bespoke website and saw the suit packages. Right now some deals on B&S are looking great. Perhaps I should just measure myself and start there as I don't know much yet.
     
  9. bourbonbasted

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    Don't do bespoke. Hang out around here, get a feel for your taste/style. Get measurements done professionally at the best tailor's you can find. Start with RTW. If you find obvious flaws/can't get the desired fit you've seen and liked elsewhere then experiment with MTM. Once you've got some MTM experience and know what you like/need/want, etc THEN look into bespoke.

    Jumping into bespoke with no thought or experience will generally not produce great results. Enjoy the resources at your disposal.

    EDIT: "Bespoke website" also sounds very dubious. Make sure you know what the term actually involves/means before you start investigating. There are many tailors, online and otherwise, that will sell you bespoke garments when in reality you are getting nothing like bespoke.
     
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  10. XKxRome0ox

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    what is this "bespoke website" you are talking about?
    do you even wear a suit regularly?
     
  11. bourbonbasted

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    Going to issue a blanket no to the vest as I cannot imagine a vest material that would compliment velvet nicely. Where/why are you wearing this? If you plan on wearing a bow tie with that you should wear tuxedo pants. You can tell if they are tuxedo pants by the grosgrain or satin strip running the length of your leg.
     
  12. noob in 89

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    Texas, y'all. Not an iGent in sight, save for maybe George Michael. :slayer:
     
  13. XKxRome0ox

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    what are "open quarters" and "closed quarters"... when talking about suits?
    O_O
     
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    Can anyone comment on the quality of Sanders shoes in general and in comparison to C&J?
     
  15. Sanguis Mortuum

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    The way the fronts open up below the buttons.
     
  16. XKxRome0ox

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    that much i gathered... but... i need concrete examples
    is it ... how the front of the jacket splits back open after being buttoned?
    or ... how the jacket hangs in front of the body?
    ...
    i need visual help
     
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  17. gettoasty

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    is it the way your lapels come down i.e. "high button stance" and "low button stance" ?
     
  18. cptjeff

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    No.

    Below the bottom button, the front of most jackets will cut back to some extent. If, below the buttons, the coat continues in a straight line down and ends with an angle (like a double breasted jacket might), that's the extreme of closed. The more those edges are cut back, the more open the quarters are.
     
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    I found my alterations person before I found sf. I bought a Lauren RL suit at K & G before an event I was attending and she did the adjustments for the suit. K & G contracts the alterations out but they handle the payments through the registers. They have a menu board at the register that lists the prices for all of the alterations that they do. It's two tiered as each item costs a dollar or two less if the item was purchased at K & G but they will do items brought in from outside.

    My M.O. after my first outside piece was done was to give her a cash tip of around 20% of the total. She protested but finally accepted it. After the second time, she put her foot down and said no more money so now I bring her muffins, a sandwich from the Panera Bread joint next door, etc. Now she does things for me like rush jobs without charging (I found my BB Loro Piana navy blazer the day before my trip to Italy and she busted ass to do the sleeves and suppression.) and she gives me discounts or at least, the instore pricing. She even told me she'd slim some shirts for me for $15! That's cheaper than the tailor that I was planning to use until I found she would do it.

    There are things she can't / won't do. She can't raise arm holes on jackets, shorten the length or change the quarters, etc. I had to practically force her to give me no break on the pants and I think she still cheats a little break in regardless. She slims the legs and tapers from the knee down. We have gone a couple of rounds when I tell her that I want something done that's outside of her normal comfort zone. Fortunately, her background makes her familiar with the fit favored by most of sf so I usually get my way without too much hassle.

    I took my brother in law to her and he had 3 sport coats done (sleeves / waist suppression / excess fabric removed from below the collar), a pair of slacks tapered and a suit modified to MY standards except they refused to slim the legs :mad: to my specs but all in all, not too shabby. He paid $135 for it all as she gave him some breaks in the pricing since I brought him in.

    I guess what I'm saying is, if you find someone who does work that meets your needs, develop a relationship with them and you'll be miles ahead. [​IMG]

    Good luck.
     
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