Making Your Own Clothes

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So based on what you say, you use luxire as a sewing factory. Sounds like they charge pretty decent rates when you consider they include fabric. One issue for many people is they might not be able to understand everything they want, possibly caused by the low price point of luxire attracting newer igents. This does work to luxires favor as buyers would be more likely to think they have found something that makes them special than be interested in getting a perfect product. Seems like luxire works out nice if you don't care about tailoring after delivery, bad if you want a precise product. And it works horrible to buy gift cards from them or complain on their thread.

They also interpret my measurements. I would have no idea how to make a pattern from some measurements. It's a tailor where you need to be incredibly specific about how you want something to look or feel like. And yes, their rates are incredibly reasonable when you take into account the fabric and the fact they need to interpret your wishes, draw a pattern and sew it. Their black Friday sale was insane. $99 for dugdale flannel trousers. I can't even get a pair of low range cotton chinos for that. It's even better when you compare them to low end MTM, where the fit you get is even more of a a crapshoot.

Cocksakie notes that many SF members have hot wives and the clothes are part of the reason.

He asks Crusty is this is true for "the other team"

I seriously hope no one chooses the person they're going to spend the rest of their life with based on the clothes they wear. I do think he was joking about that one though.
 
The first thought might be better stated as many SF members spend a lot on clothes, likely correlating to higher income. Many hot women like money, SF members with money get into relationships with hot women. On the flip side, only SF members with hot wives will post pictures of them. Therefore since very few SF members post pictures of their wives most SF members have ugly wives.



Do you have no background in an engineering field or fashion design? Pattern-making is one of the easiest skills to learn, it's just taking the measurements and breaking it down into 2d shapes that fold around the body like a glove.

I work in finance, so not exactly fashion related. I've been wanting to make my own sportcoat for a while now, entirely sewn by hand. Just finished reading a book on it.
 
Sounds good, do you have access to a sewing machine and all the tools to use?

No sewing machine, but don't high end bespoke tailors make the jacket entirely by hand? I have scissors, needles, pins, basting thread, silk thread, and tailor's chalk. What other tools would I need? I'd have to buy buttons, cloth, canvas and a pad to help shaping the fabric when ironing, but that's about it, right?
 
No sewing machine, but don't high end bespoke tailors make the jacket entirely by hand?

Nope, maybe the $50k Kiton suits, but wouldn't be surprised if those aren't either. Geoffrey B Small commented once to do so he would have to charge something ridiculous like 30k+ euros for a suit, and he would actually offer it if a client were willing and able.

You know, I hadn't really made much real clothing tailoring before I tried making a jacket. I had on the other hand, made quite a few really well made ties (a couple of hundred or so). While the jacket is far from perfect I think I've done pretty well for a hobby project:

Loved the blue linen three piece you made and wore to Pitti earlier in the year.
 
Nope, maybe the $50k Kiton suits, but wouldn't be surprised if those aren't either. Geoffrey B Small commented once to do so he would have to charge something ridiculous like 30k+ euros for a suit, and he would actually offer it if a client were willing and able.

Generally not. Long seams are better done on a machine. Most places where hand work is preferred is canvasing and sleeve attachment.
 

Now doghouse doghouse be nice. It is easy. I tried it once. How'd I do?

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Ok, to do the work on a jacket I would recommend you get a jacket you can seamrip - so you can get a more fluid understanding of all the parts to the pattern.
There's a nut on AAAC, Peak and Pine, that claims to be essentially self-taught by carefully dissecting clothing and studying the assembly. I suspect this is as useful as book learning. Obviously both would be best.
 
so i am taking apart my EG's to learn how they are made so i can replicate them. what i have learned in the short term is that i should have maybe started with a pair of Aldo's and gone from there.

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Your problem is that you did not use a nice enough shoe. You obviously need to get some saltwater crocodile shoes from Hermes and do it again. And a silver buckle - I shudder to think you did not use gold.

well my inspiration was how nice they will look on your feet when i turn you out in the streets in TJ to make DW some money to keep the forum going.
 
But I thought prostitutes were all "indipendant pussy providers," that they were better off than bathroom cleaners in la.

still need a good pimp even if you are independent provider. it is a contractual arrangement not an employer-employee thing.
 

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