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Old 25-02-2016, 05:46 PM   #31
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Anyway, picture of my DB 6x4 suit made up with Lusso. Sorry for the shitty picture quality though.

I honestly have never imagined that wearing DBs can be so comfortable. To use a cliche, it really felt like a second skin.
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Old 25-02-2016, 08:17 PM   #32
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Anyway, picture of my DB 6x4 suit made up with Lusso. Sorry for the shitty picture quality though.

I honestly have never imagined that wearing DBs can be so comfortable. To use a cliche, it really felt like a second skin.
Beautiful piece.
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Old 25-02-2016, 08:54 PM   #33
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Anyway, picture of my DB 6x4 suit made up with Lusso. Sorry for the shitty picture quality though.

I honestly have never imagined that wearing DBs can be so comfortable. To use a cliche, it really felt like a second skin.
I was of the impression that the jackets are bespoke. Can you share more? Looks like a clean piece.
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Old 25-02-2016, 10:46 PM   #34
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Hi anyone tried Herstlet and Leong T?
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Old 26-02-2016, 12:28 AM   #35
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Read Page 1 under "Budget Tailor". The list is not meant for show you know....
i've actually seen the list before i posted but i was hoping there will be some guys who have actually patronised the store and give me recommendation based on their experiences.

budget wise i would say $100-120 a set? a set as in shirt and pants.
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I was of the impression that the jackets are bespoke. Can you share more? Looks like a clean piece.
Def not bespoke but still of a very fine quality.

They do have fully canvassed options
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Old 26-02-2016, 09:53 AM   #37
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Hi anyone tried Herstlet and Leong T?
I know Ramon back when he started his journey into menswear at Clothesmith.

Havnt tried Herslet however so no experience with their construction or techniques but with my pass experience with him, he has a pretty good eye for dimensions. Just personally not into too flashy stuff.

i've actually seen the list before i posted but i was hoping there will be some guys who have actually patronised the store and give me recommendation based on their experiences.
If we dont have experience with those stores, how could we even rate, recommend and put them on the list in the first place?

Be more specific, identify 1 or 2 stores that you find attractive (location etc)instead of throwing the whole lot back at us to regurgitate.


budget wise i would say $100-120 a set? a set as in shirt and pants.
100 quite impossible. Think 120-130 at least

Lai En or Kimdo. But you'll be dredging the bottom of the barrel with regards to their offerings so please be aware and curb expectations.

If making 3 sets+ can try Este Bartin.

Up budget abit more can try Lusso
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Old 26-02-2016, 10:16 AM   #38
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If we dont have experience with those stores, how could we even rate, recommend and put them on the list in the first place?

Be more specific, identify 1 or 2 stores that you find attractive (location etc)instead of throwing the whole lot back at us to regurgitate.

You took the words right out of my keyboard.
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Old 26-02-2016, 10:26 AM   #39
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Def not bespoke but still of a very fine quality.

They do have fully canvassed options
Bespoke is definitely a very bold statement. Given the earlier discussions, I guess it can be pretty misused. Have you tried their suits and jackets or had experience to comment?
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Old 26-02-2016, 11:10 AM   #40
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Bespoke is definitely a very bold statement. Given the earlier discussions, I guess it can be pretty misused. Have you tried their suits and jackets or had experience to comment?
The term "bespoke" has been so overused in marketing talk that it no longer bears the same meaning as what we perceive it to be. Take everything with a bowl of salt.

What matters most is that the jacket/suit fits, regardless of whether it is bespoke or mtm.

I've not tried their jackets before but from the photos so far, I think they've done a pretty good job.
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Def not bespoke but still of a very fine quality.

They do have fully canvassed options

In its purest form, "bespoke" in the context of tailoring means that the entire process is undertaken by a single person, meaning it's the same tailor who measures you, takes the measurements to draft onto the fabric (some tailors draft on a paper pattern before transferring that onto the fabric, but it's just a matter of preference by the tailor), cuts, sews and finally completes the finishing work all by himself, and that the customer has total reign over the specifications of the commission within the practical limits of construction.

As such, if I were to set criteria for what constitutes "bespoke", the following list would apply:
1. Is the tailor/"tailor" responsible for the entire construction process?
2. Does he create a pattern from scratch?
3. Is he the one who fits you during fittings?
4. Is the level of handwork (pad-stitched lapels, detailed pattern matching, hand shanked buttons, hand stitched button-holes, surgeon's cuffs, etc) high?
5. Is there a high level of customisation allowed (quarter/half/self lined or unlined, size/number/placement of pockets, etc)?

However, I am really not too hung up on terminology, as I feel that this term is now largely used for marketing purposes to reflect a higher end product. Maybe that's the reason why Lusso doesn't call themselves "Lusso Bespoke Tailors".

My 2 cents worth.

P/S:- I was measured and fitted by their in-house master tailor and he shared that it usually takes him around 30 to 40 man-hours to complete a jacket from scratch. All by himself. Really. Fwah.
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Old 26-02-2016, 11:45 AM   #42
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i need to downsize a dress overall, even the neckline... anyone can recommend any stores or any home based tailor or seamstress?
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Old 26-02-2016, 12:15 PM   #43
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As such, if I were to set criteria for what constitutes "bespoke", the following list would apply:
1. Is the tailor/"tailor" responsible for the entire construction process?
2. Does he create a pattern from scratch?
3. Is he the one who fits you during fittings?
4. Is the level of handwork (pad-stitched lapels, detailed pattern matching, hand shanked buttons, hand stitched button-holes, surgeon's cuffs, etc) high?
5. Is there a high level of customisation allowed (quarter/half/self lined or unlined, size/number/placement of pockets, etc)?
indeed. iirc only KS boasts of doing everything himself locally.

Even KJ, Dylan, SoA refer to their better offerings as having a bespoked drafting pattern, rather then calling the entire finished garment bespoke
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Old 26-02-2016, 12:50 PM   #44
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indeed. iirc only KS boasts of doing everything himself locally.

Even KJ, Dylan, SoA refer to their better offerings as having a bespoked drafting pattern, rather then calling the entire finished garment bespoke
Hahaha I doubt KS do everything himself la.

People your safer bets are Iris, Dylan, RD, KJ, Lusso, etc
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Old 26-02-2016, 01:03 PM   #45
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Hahaha I doubt KS do everything himself la.

People your safer bets are Iris, Dylan, RD, KJ, Lusso, etc
That's why I used the term "Boasts"

Should ask CBS what he reckons since he also reported the same.

Dont forget Meiko as well!
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