Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 14 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4429 times:
Just a quick poll really to see for those of you who wear suits and shirts for work, who gets their clothes specially tailored as opposed to buying 'off the shelf'.
As for me, since I switched to bespoke tailored suits a couple of years ago I haven't looked back. My favourite suitmaker is Gieves and Hawkes on Savile Row, London, although Kilgour French and Stanbury (again Savile Row) make distinctive suits and I have one of theirs also.
As for shirts I have a mixture of bespoke and ready to wear. I get my bespoke shirts from Turnbull & Asser on Jermyn Street, and off the shelf shirts from Thomas Pink, Hackett, Roderick Charles and TM Lewin. Whilst the T&A shirts are fantastic, they are very pricey and the off the shelf shirts from the other shirtmakers are of a suitably high quality (and English shirts in the Jermyn Street style are the best formal shirts in the world bar none).
Would be interested in hearing from others out there as to your gentleman's wardrobes.
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ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2558 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4417 times:
I have a couple suits purchased "Off the rack" at local stores n such. I also have one suit that was tailor-made in BKK when I was there. The Tailor made one fits great, but one of my off the rack suits I like the best. Dark blue with very faded pinstripes. (can barely see the stripes). Anywho thats my two cents!
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4411 times:
There is a place in Tulsa where I get my suits made called Bashera's. But I have gotten several suits and a tux made by a tailor at the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. It's nice to go there and have custom fitted suits made from scratch in only 3 days! LOL, but you do have to feel a little sorry for the Chinese sweat shop children that do the work. But, I've also bought off the rack as well. The bad part about buying off the rack is that I have really broad shoulders and a broad back, so I always have to find the "Italian cut" or "Athletic cut" suits to fit me, otherwise, the waist is too wide. I need the "V" shape.