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 Post subject: Re: Trad Bespoke/Custom
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:00 pm 
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I've heard Read Wall in DC is a good option if going this route, and he even openly endorses TNSIL: http://www.readwall.com/pages/suits-sportcoats

And eBay seller Mack has several lengths of deadstock Chipp fabrics now: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Crafts-/14339/m ... _nkw=chipp


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 Post subject: Re: Trad Bespoke/Custom
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:38 am 
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I believe some of the Anderson & Sheppard-ish tailors will sometimes work without a dart, but their sense of detailing and shape ends up looking more English than TNSIL – I guess they use a very shaped side body.


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 Post subject: Re: Trad Bespoke/Custom
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Trip English wrote:
Also, OCBD - I wasn't aware that true bespoke got that low in the US. Not trying to get into one of the Style Forum semantic episodes where the crops fail and the scarecrows come to life, but I've always been under the impression (mostly from reading blogs, forums, and magazine articles) that an average bespoke suit was a $6-8k affair, at least for the first one.

In this economy, however, I imagine there are innumerable ways to cut down on the costs.
Trip, I have no idea in reality. I took those numbers from a 2009 interview with Mr. Winston. I would really like to have something made by him before he retires. The clock is ticking.

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 Post subject: Re: Trad Bespoke/Custom
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:02 pm 
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Youthful Repp-robate wrote:
I believe some of the Anderson & Sheppard-ish tailors will sometimes work without a dart, but their sense of detailing and shape ends up looking more English than TNSIL – I guess they use a very shaped side body.
It absolutely is a very different look, my father's tailor made a suit for me some time ago and their house cut is notably structured and shaped, even for an English cut:

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 Post subject: Re: Trad Bespoke/Custom
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:13 pm 
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Reuben - that is quit a handsome suit.
I believe Tom Rath/Phil from AAAT and here had quite a bit made by Paul Winston modeled off of an old BB jacket. The pictures looked fantastic.

I have used Southwick and Samuelsohn MTM Ian's will likely stick with Samuelsohn going forward. I think they make a better quality garment with a wonderful natural shoulder. My SA at the local retailer has told me Samuelsohn will do CTM (cut to measure) in which fabric can be sourced directly from a mill. I am considering ordering Minnis Fresco or Fox flannel and have made up.


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 Post subject: Re: Trad Bespoke/Custom
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 4:39 pm 
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Trip, check your private messages.

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