Made to measure update, part 1
So, it's been a while since I've blogged, and a lot of stuff has happened.
First of all, we're now almost in July. The summer has been absolutely fantastic so far, and promises more of the same goodness.
I got a few things made by Crown Tailor recently, and I tried out the MTM from Swedish stylist, Olof1982, and the experience from both is invaluable, and will probably be written as a separate blog post, but the gist of it is this:
- Be specific about EVERYTHING
- You must know yourself what makes a flattering style on you.
- Try to avoid measuring yourself, unless you know what you're doing.
So the first part goes out to Crown Tailor. The Thai-based traveling tailor service that I've been using. Their prices can't really be beat and their quality is remarkably high, given you know what to look for in fabric.
I had them make three pairs of flannel trousers for me in beige, brown, and gray, as well as two nice shirts.
I wanted the trousers in a more old-school fit, with pleats and cuffs and all. The result was quite good:
However, one detail eluded them, the closing. All trousers I've gotten from them has had the traditional button over the waistband, except for these. They just close in a center clasp. It's not a big deal, but I would have liked to have a button.
And this really leads to the (non-definitive) trouser check list
The shirts ended up really nice as well. I went for a paisley-patterned shirt as well as a more instagram-popular striped with white rounded club collar and tie-bar styled one.
The collar bar one was a bit more tricky. I felt that the collar bar would almost strangle me, so I had to get one from ebay that was a bit longer. It is not impossible that the eyelets were placed a bit too far back on the collar, but I am not sure.