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Made to measure update, part 1

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:

beige trousers

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.


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