I just gor a suit cut for my engagement and had to "firmly" reiterate several times about what I wanted done: working buttons, double vents, no cuffs, etc. Jesse, the dad, will usually be more likely to "tell" you what you should want, which comes from cutting suits for the last 20+ years. If you know what you want, be direct and specific from the beginning. Two fittings are standard.
Ha hah, this is all Thai tailors, right? I swear to god you have to tell them 50 times to do something that is any different from their 80's box-suit templates. I wanted my local tailor in Pattaya to take make one of my jackets pretty slim and the guy thought I was nuts, kept saying: "this is not fashionable now".
Damn, England. You got Bangkok wired!
I like to immerse myself in the 'culture' over there.
k Toms it is then. I'm completely new when it comes to getting a tailored suit. Should I post in another thread or do u guys have some pointers? I've been told to get them to burn the fabric to test the authenticity? Would that even be necessary in Toms? It will be for work, so would it be better to get 2 or 3 button, single or double breasted? Cashmere or pure wool? I've noticed that some suits have different shaped lapels, should I take in a picture or will they have examples?
Look on Styleforum for suit info, etc.:http://www.styleforum.net/
And yes, definitely bring an example picture of what you want. Most of their sample catalogues are Versace men's catalogues from the late 80's/early 90's and if you have them make their 'standard' suit it will likely be a little less fitted than you might like. Get a 2 button, single breasted, single vent, working button holes on the sleeves (a nice little touch which usually indicates it's a tailored suit), etc. You don't want a pure cashmere or pure wool suit. Most suit fabrics are wool/cashmere blends. Don't ask them to hold a lighter to the fabric; I've never even heard of that. Tom's is legit; go by the thread count (120's and above is standard for a suit) and the feel of the fabric. If you don't have any suits, get either a light grey, a charcoal grey, or a dark navy suit made: these are most versatile. Lastly, all suitmakers are salesman so don't let them get you 'excited' into paying whatever. $20-25 tops for dress shirts, and $300 or so for your suit.