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Anonymous asked: Where would you get suits made if cost was not a factor?

wellwornwornwell:

When it comes to bespoke it’s not the price of the suit that matters, but rather the cost of the process.

As it stands now, there is no soup-to-nuts bespoke tailor in Atlanta that does a job worthy of their price. There are some custom shops here and there, retail tailors that do a bit of side work, and then numerous MTM operations, but there is no “real tailor” that can make a garment on-par with what you could readily find in other large cities.

Adding insult to injury, none of the reputable traveling tailors visit Atlanta. The closest destination would be Steed’s bi-annual trips to Nashville.

So this means that even if I wanted to spend top-dollar on a suit, I’d still need to spend way more (in terms of traveling, lodging, opportunity costs, etc.) to actually get that suit. And do remember that all those inconveniences are multiplied, as a true bespoke garment requires multiple fittings.

While I’d like to romanticize the idea of day trips to NYC or long weekends in London or Southern Italy, I’m incredibly realistic about how tiresome all that would get (regardless of lifestyle). And then when you think about how you’re going through all that hassle to spend thousands of dollars, it really adds to the absurdity.

In an ideal world I’d live in a city with readily-available tailoring options. So, if cost was no factor, I’d likely move to fulfill my tailoring fantasies. Either that or I would bribe Chris Despos to come see me once a month.

The woes of living one (or more) flights wheat from a bespoke tailor. This will add substantially to the cost if a bespoke suit, maybe even double the price, with multiple fittings.

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laboreethonore asked: When am I going to see some fit pics of those Venanzi suits you snagged?

The trousers were, should we say, full cut, so they are currently with my tailor to get slimmed down. I will get them back soon and hope I will have a chance to wear the suits before the weather gets to get too hot for flannel suits. So just keep an eye out for them in the near future….

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In the land of the Scots

A bright and chilly morning in Edinburgh before jumping on the train to Newcastle to attend a conference for a few days.  

RLPL tweed SC, Belisario MTM shirt, Vanda Fine Clothing tie, John Smedley merino cardigan, Tyrwhitt Donegal trousers, Tricker’s Kensington

In the land of the Scots

A bright and chilly morning in Edinburgh before jumping on the train to Newcastle to attend a conference for a few days.

RLPL tweed SC, Belisario MTM shirt, Vanda Fine Clothing tie, John Smedley merino cardigan, Tyrwhitt Donegal trousers, Tricker’s Kensington

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That lovely Friday feeling

Few colours are as versatile and look as good together as navy and chocolate brown. 

Cavaliere MTM suit, Belisario MTM shirt, Vanda Fine Clothing tie, Malford of London PS, Edward Green Chelsea in mink suede

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Details - Apr 10, 2014

Vintage Cifonelli Donegal SC, Belisario MTM shirt, Holliday & Brown tie, Stockholm Kravatt PS, Incotex flannel trousers, Barker Lincoln

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Lingering tweed weather
Despite the unusually warm winter this year, spring just doesn’t seem to be able to get a hold of Northern Scandinavia. So the tweeds and flannels will get a few more wears while the spring and summer clothing remains in storage for now. 
Cifonelli cashmere SC, Belisario shirt, Sambrook Witting ancient madder tie, Stockholm Kravatt silk PS, Incotex flannel trousers, Tricker’s chocolate suede single monks

Lingering tweed weather

Despite the unusually warm winter this year, spring just doesn’t seem to be able to get a hold of Northern Scandinavia. So the tweeds and flannels will get a few more wears while the spring and summer clothing remains in storage for now. 

Cifonelli cashmere SC, Belisario shirt, Sambrook Witting ancient madder tie, Stockholm Kravatt silk PS, Incotex flannel trousers, Tricker’s chocolate suede single monks

Filed under menswear tweed tweedmonday