I’m tryna lure him back!I miss the T-Rex
Id never thought about it but I think you’re right.Bow ties are dorky generally tbh. However, they are best with Double-breasted jackets or jackets with vest (3p/ cardigans etc) as the blank shirt real estate is a lot.
True. I admire the people who pull them off, though.Bow ties are dorky generally tbh. However, they are best with Double-breasted jackets or jackets with vest (3p/ cardigans etc) as the blank shirt real estate is a lot.
looks interesting. have a better pic for us so we can help with the details?Recently picked my first commission up...shirt and suit both from the same shop. I only have the upper body non-robot photo. Shirt in Alumo oxford and suit in some 4ply high twist.
Quite happy with the shirt and the suit fabric. Something weird on the left shoulder in the picture, probably because we turned off the light to get a more erotic picture.
Pretty much let the shop did its own thing - probably wouldn't have picked this shoulder style myself but nice to try. I asked for a 3-roll-2 thinking it means lapel rolling to the mid button, but the owner's default is what I thought called 3-roll-2.5. This configuration seems to make me look wider and therefore shorter in proportion; will try to roll the lapel lower and potentially lift the gorge a little for the next jacket. I have some speculations on how to achieve the look I want, but will decide after receiving the next jacket. So far it's not perfect but there's no rush...11 more trials to go before I can really comment.
Trousers are nice. Not perfectly clean because I'm somewhat bow-legged, but opted for a slight taper instead of having a wider leg to hide it.
Thanks - It's by a relatively new local shop called Il Negozio. The owner is not himself a tailor but is knowledgeable enough to create this product with his workshop, and seems to keep customer's patterns. Have some operational flaws since it's a one-man storefront but overall pleasant to deal with.Congrats. You can’t tell a lot from the pic but it generally looks good (you are right that the shoulder slope might be a bit too wide). If you post a few more pictures perhaps we can give you more feedback. Where is this, by the way?
Hah, that’s a good nameThanks - It's by a relatively new local shop called Il Negozio. The owner is not himself a tailor but is knowledgeable enough to create this product with his workshop, and seems to keep customer's patterns. Have some operational flaws since it's a one-man storefront but overall pleasant to deal with.
I'm likely to wear it around mid-Oct, I'll try to get some better photos and upload then, probably around the same time as I get my new jacket.
Where in the world would Il Negozio be?
The workshop completely ignored all instructions. The 1 button jacket was made into 3 roll 2 style, added chest piece when asked not to, and made a double vent jacket when I asked for ventless. They also used the wrong side of the cloth for the jacket. The shop owner called the workshop immediately and they’ll redo it urgently and absorb the cost.
Vents and 1v3/2 happened probably because that's my configuration for the suit. In the end I asked them to prioritise the suit first, so probably something got mixed up in between.That’s a lot of fuck ups for just 1 jacket. The vents + 1 v 3/2 I’d understand if they misplaced the order or looked at an incorrect one, but wrong side I don’t think I’ve ever heard before!
Is your guy using a local workshop, an oversea factory? Is it all MTM? What’s the setup?
To be honest I didn't even notice the fabric thing at all until he told me. The colour was very slightly darker than I remembered but I thought it's just small differences that are bound to occur. He tried to pin buttoning point but was in immediate shock when he touched the coat, then said "WTF this is not your jacket at all". Then upon double checking he told me this was my jacket but the rougher side was used, different than the sample he showed me before. We talked about what I want to change then he immediately ran out to call the workshop. Pretty funny if you ask me - I didn't notice the texture at all.Gotcha - sounds like a honest mistake on the wrong v right side. Usually the tailor will mark the right side w chalk, but if the workshop is in a different country, then it makes sense that a mistake such as the one you describe is possible.
There are a million different definitions on what constitutes bespoke, and fervorous forum wars on it. To me, if they keep a pattern for you (and not a modification of a block pattern) that they adjust over time, and you get basted and forward fittings (and they are willing to do more if needed), then that’s bespoke.