Menswear: The 'Whistle And Flute' Thread..Everything To Do With 'Suits' In Here!!


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swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

4 Jan 2020 14:28
snaye wrote: This is going to turn out well

look. not all of us can pop down uncle thom's for a new suit every fortnight
swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

4 Jan 2020 14:29
Burt wrote: Turning up at a wedding dressed as The Riddler would be topper I reckon. Do it, swede.

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
snaye
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10697 posts since 24/10/02

posted 4 Jan 2020 16:34, edited 4 Jan 2020 16:34
swede wrote:
snaye wrote: This is going to turn out well

look. not all of us can pop down uncle thom's for a new suit every fortnight

Corrrrr, calm down twinkle toes.

Plenty of good value options over here that will last you way longer than some shite knocked up by a two bob tailor.

Horror stories all over from Thai, Vietnam, etc had one made myself many moons ago and can tell you from experience don't bother. Save your cash and buy one from somewhere reputable over here that you can take your time over and at least take back for adjustments if required.
swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

4 Jan 2020 18:09
look mate, this is not the time or place to discuss your past bad experiences in Thailand……… i know you are still stuck in your perpetual "expensive = good" philosophy, but you need to let this one go

my neighbour has 2x from BeBe in Hoi an.. wears them day in day out (genuinely sells missiles for a living) and couldnt recommend them enough - he's even more of a jumped-up yuppie than you!
snaye
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10697 posts since 24/10/02

4 Jan 2020 18:38
Never said expensive = good

Corr you're a bit grumpy about this…… hope everything's ok

Sounds like you know what you're doing. Crack on, I'm sure they will be great.
FrIEND
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13476 posts since 27/11/03

4 Jan 2020 18:47
I was in India with 2 Americans who each had 2 suits made. They went back 3 times for ‘fine tuning’ (was only meant to go back once) and you could tell they were never totally happy with them but told everyone it was great.

I had a shirt made based on one I already had so the fit was decent but the material I chose ended up being crap….I reckon I wore it once….same with them and their suits. There’s just so many variables when it comes to clothes and different cultures and being made bespoke….even coatings on the fabrics make a difference. Is a good experience though and costs nada so worth a go.

Crackajack
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7254 posts since 21/4/05

4 Jan 2020 19:05
Just post the pics when done Cool
NigelBenn
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4079 posts since 6/2/08

4 Jan 2020 20:36
Swedes had a heavy New Year’s Eve I reckon and still recovering Laughing out loud

Allow the money on dodgy whistles and spend it on cheap beer and brasses Cool Post the stories here. Noble would be proud.
Sneakysbest
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1922 posts since 28/1/12

6 Jan 2020 18:25
Any good(inexpensive) tailors in Clapham SW area? Need some suit trousers tapering/taking up.