South Korean Tailoring in San Francisco

South Korea wasn’t a place I associated with tailored clothing until a couple of years ago, and my curiosity has only increased in the time since then. Bespoke tailoring houses like B&Tailor and Vanni have been tempting me with beautiful pictures of their garments – very Italian-inspired pieces, always in tasteful fabrics with truly impeccable fits. […]

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Product Review: Solosso Shirting

I was recently contacted by Jan Klimo of Solosso, who asked if I was interested in trying out one of their shirts. As many of my readers know, I have tried several made-to-measure (MTM) shirting companies in the past, but the amount of companies that perform this service has grown wildly and they now are […]

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A Closer Look at Beckett & Robb

Part III: The Final Product & Review Previously: Part I, Part II. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed documenting the suit creation process with Dustin and the Beckett & Robb team, but the most exciting part of a custom commission is receiving the final product. I’m certainly one to agonize over made-to-measure products while waiting for delivery, and this […]

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A Closer Look at Beckett & Robb

Part II: Measurements and Fitting Previously: Part I After poring over fabric books, lapel styles, and horn buttons for a couple hours with Dustin I was ready to begin the most important part of the made-to-measure experience – the fitting. Picking fabric and style options is lots of fun (although my choices were very tame), […]

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A Closer Look at Beckett & Robb

Part 1: Cloth and Customization There’s been a decent amount of chatter about Beckett & Robb, a made-to-measure clothing outfit from Salt Lake City that recently came to San Francisco (admittedly, a good deal of that chatter has come from my blog). I have seen their products in person a few times and have spoken […]

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The Final Showdown: Proper Cloth vs. Ratio

I’ve talked about Proper Cloth and Ratio Clothing several times in the past. Not everybody needs or likes online MTM shirting, but I clearly enjoy the process. Here’s why I like it: The potential for a better fit without tailoring Control over collar style and other details More fabric options than off-the-rack More information on fabric, […]

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Indochino Meets San Francisco

As many others have noted, Indochino has recently begun a traveling tailor service in select cities across North America. Their most recent stop was just a block away from my office in downtown San Francisco, so I set up a fitting appointment and stopped by during lunch yesterday. I have never purchased anything from Indochino, […]

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