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Seven Things to Look for in a Custom Suit | Parisian Gentleman

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Something happens when we first step into the oasis of handmade suiting. If you have commissioned a handmade suit before, then you remember the lake of fabric at the tailor’s house, and being asked to choose just one.

Joseph Scherrer‘s insight:

Another nifty article from Sonia Glyn Nicholson of Parisian Gentleman.  It gives an excellent rundown of things you need to look for when commissioning a custom suit.

I especially like the first photo that shows how men’s fashion magazines get a suit to look right.  You definitely don’t want to have to do that with your suit!

This piece is an excellent adjunct to our recent 2-part series with bespoke clothier Jon Green (part 1, part 2).

The seven elements are supported by very descriptive photos and shots of “good” and “bad” examples.  The elements are:

1.  Correct size.

2.  No collar gap

3.  Clean shoulder line

4.  Proper button tension

5.  Clean back

6.  Proper sleeve and jacket length

7.  Details such as button holes, lapels, and pockets.

The post provides additional detail to add to your understanding.

Very well done!

By Joe Scherrer | Tailored and Styled



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Article publié pour la première fois le 04/09/2013


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