2) How do I know if MySuitShop is for me?
3) How do I best take sizes? With clothes on or without any clothes on?
4) What is button stance?
5) I want corporate logo, personal logo on the garments I Order.
6) What are the Shipping and Handling Charges?
7) What is the Turnaround Time at MySuitShop.com?
8) What are the materials and Items used in suit making?
9) What kind of cloth is linen and of what kind of material is linen composed of?
10) How much fabric is required for a Suit I would like made?
Two dimensional measurements such as lengths, shoulder widths etc can be taken off another piece of clothing that fits well but three dimensional measurements such as chest circumference, stomach etc should be taken off the body.
Please use the video tutorials on the forms to see how best the measurements should be taken.
When taking Measurements, we would recommend a thin shirt or t-shirt and a well fitting pair of pants be worn.
Please do not take measurements wearing a jacket or jeans or shorts and other such casual clothing.
Tights, jogging suits, corsets or any other body binding garments should not be worn when taking the sizes.
For Pants and Trousers measurements, ideally the pants you wear when taking the measurements should sit exactly where you would like your custom pants to sit if these are being ordered. Bear in mind the position of the pants waist band on the waist at the sides, front and back as required when taking the measurements for the pants outseam and U-crotch.
Jacket lengths do not necessarily have to conform to the second knuckle on the thumb since some have long arms and others short arms as well as styles selected also make a difference. Ideally the standard jacket length should cover at least the buttocks at the back and the crotch in the front.
Do not take the neck size of shirts tightly or snugly. Make sure a finger is kept between the tape and the body for comfort allowance for the collar.
We do not prefer using off the rack measurements for custom clothing..for obvious reasons!
When submitting shirt sleeve lengths, do not submit half shoulder and sleeve length as sleeve length is generally understood specially in the USA. Please measure sleeve length from the top of the shoulder to the length desired as is described in the measurements forms.
For your convenience, each measurement requirement for each kind of garment is indicated using icons so that those minimal sizes get submitted as necessary, with your order. [Top]
For us to be able to offer a competitive price for the work, please be kind enough to email us the style of shirt or jacket that you wish to order, the number of pieces you would like to order and a digital image of the logo you wish to have placed on the garments.
The image can be sent to us as a Jpeg file format which ends in the extension .jpg and is of no larger than 100 kb and should multiple images be sent, please zip them before transmission to make for easier uploads and downloads.
Please let us know the colours, back ground colours if any and the location and size of the logo as well.
Once confirmed, we would forward to you a price quote and request any additional details as necessary. [Top]
We may from time to time, use other couriers such as UPS, DHL, FedEx and others. The discretion of which courier to use for which shipment dispatch rests entirely on us as we try to use the most efficient method of delivery we deem appropriate at any instance and for any order.
Please note that orders under US$200 do carry a small micro-shipment charge of US $15 to cover the additional cost incurred due to volume/weight parameters of the shippers. [Top]
For Resellers, depending on availability, swatch sets if ordered, may take longer since if new sets are being prepared, the labour intensive project might take longer than the week to ten days standard turnaround time to complete. Exact schedules for swatch sets to resellers can only be confirmed on a case by case basis.
If fabric swatches or our Digital Catalogue are ordered, the swatches or catalogue are prepared in around three working days and shipped according to the indicated preference when submitting the swatch/catalogue requisition request.
If swatches or the catalogue are shipped by courier, delivery is in three to four working days. If however, the swatches or catalogue are ordered to be shipped by airmail, it can take four to six weeks for delivery. Regretfully no tracking facility is available to track swatch request orders that are airmailed. Couriered swatches or catalogues can be traced via the MyAccounts section as one would track custom clothing orders.
We however to send out constant updates to the progress of the orders and as soon as orders are processed, an expected dispatch date is indicated via email.
To track packages please use the tracking facility provided in the MyAccounts section in the current order details page.
In regards to the Estimated Dispatch Date, the estimated dispatch date is displayed in the MyAccounts section where your order is listed. This is the date we believe your order will be shipped depending on the current volumes of work we have on hand. However, as noted, this is but an estimated date and not an absolute date. On most instances, we are able to ship orders much before the estimated dispatch date displayed, however there can be instances when the order dispatch is delayed due to delays in order completion. Such delays can be due to fabric availability issues, delays in payment processing for the order, fabric delivery delay from our suppliers or as is the case in most instances, due to extremely specific, complicated or detailed features of the order or parts of the order. Delay can be expected if there are features in the garment that go beyond the usual details in our custom garments or if there are styling features that need additional work to incorporate. Delays can also occur if incomplete or incomprehensive information has been received in regards to an order or if there has been delays in responses received from you if we have asked for any clarifications or explanations in regards to the order. We do try our best and succeed in 99% of the time to ship orders within the estimated dispatch date specified for your order. Should an order be needed before the estimated dispatch date, please feel free to Contact us with the order number(s) and the required delivery date of the order so that we can upgrade your order to priority processing for a small fee as noted in the Priority Processing information in the FAQ sections of our site. Please note that delay of maximum of a week counted from the estimated dispatch date may be experienced during the month of April due to the annual Thai New Year Holidays. [Top]
Body CanvassThere are basically 2 types of canvass used, each type has a like medium & hard grade. Depending on the original consultation & the cloth, this would depend on what canvass would be used & what grade. The basic 2 grades used are woolen canvass & lining canvass
There are several different types of hair cloth used of numerous grades. We personally use about 10 different grades depending on the construction of the coat & the weight of the cloth, shall we say for simplicity number 1 grade is very lightweight number 2 is slightly heavier & number 10 is obviously the heaviest. Again, taking the cloth & the customers original consultation into account we would choose the most appropriate hair cloth.
This is a fine cloth used to cover the hair cloth over the canvass stopping the hair cloth coming through the canvass & cloth. Some of the older tailors still do not use Domette but prefer using felt (please advise these tailors that cloth has changed in the last decade. Customer don’t just want to look good but also feel good in what they are wearing).
There are dozens of types of body lining to choose from, again depending on the original consultation you may choose to have a pure silk lining or one of those below -
There are several types of linen, again this would depend on the cloth. The linen is commonly used on the backing of the pockets for strength & in the cuffs where the button holes & the buttons are sewn. It can also be used at the bottom of the jacket, on the back neck & on the back syes.
There are several different types & grades & also colours. We prefer to generally use a medium weight pocketing with matching colour to the garment. More information on request as I have a personal fettish on pocketing.
This can be found under your collar, it is the felt like cloth which is one of 2 pieces to complete the under collar (Collar Canvass being the second part). This should always be cut on the bias & generally be of similar colour to the cloth. This is not to say you could not use a red colour melton on a blue or black jacket & create a feature of it.
There are basically 3 types of collar canvass, type 1 is a linen canvass cut on the bias generally used by Anderson & Sheppard (Savile Row). This creates a very soft collar, unfortunately it can also look a little messy in my opinion if done wrong. Type 2 is a medium grade canvass which is much stiffer & type 3 is a slightly harder canvass from type 2.When trying a garment on for the first time, generally it will look brownish in colour on your fitting, this is the collar canvass.
Stay Tape (Linen)
Stay tape is used on the front edges of the coat, generally it would be made from linen. It is to help the front edges not to stretch or twist & should always be sewn on by hand. You will probably never see this as the facings would be sewn on for your next fitting.
Sleeve Head Wadding
This is a pre-made wadding specifically used to go around the sleeve head when finished. It is sleeve head wadding that gives the roundness to a sleeve around your shoulders. In 22 years of tailoring, only 1 company does not use this method – Anderson & Sheppard who uses a small piece of domette cut on the bias with a small strip of wadding inside & folded thus giving the soft round shoulders & sleeve head which have made Anderson & Sheppard famous.
As a company we have a choice of over 5000 shoulder pads, we have chosen to use 3 pads that are made exclusively for us & re modeled by each of our tailor to our individual requirements. Again, Anderson & Sheppard do not use (well they didn’t use, not saying they don’t now use….. but not saying they don’t use shoulder pads) to simply say they use wadding covered by a piece of lining which they call a ‘shoulder pad’ giving that soft shoulder look.
Button twist is used to make button holes, there a thousands of colours, but generally most tailors will only use 1 or 2 makes for the simple reason of quality of twist.
This is used when making button holes. The gimp is placed along the button hole & the button twist is sewn around the gimp giving the button hole a slightly stiffer finish. There are several different grades of gimp.
Sewing silk is used on hand sewing, your linings will be sewn with sewing silk, the under collar where the melton attaches itself to the cloth is also sewn with sewing silk, but can also be used to sew shoulders & sleeves by hand. [Top]
Linen is from flax, a bast fiber taken from the stalk of the plant. The luster is from the natural wax content. Creamy white to light tan, this fiber can be easily dyed and the color does not fade when washed. Linen does wrinkle easily but also presses easily. Linen, like cotton, can also be boiled without damaging the fiber. Highly absorbent and a good conductor of heat, this fabric is cool in garments.
However, constant creasing in the same place in sharp folds will tend to break the linen threads. This wear can show up in collars, hems, and any area that is iron creased during the laundering. Linen has poor elasticity and does not spring back readily [Top]
57-60-inch width of fabric... 5 yards
Add .5 yards if fabric has large stripes and 1 yard if fabric has large checks or plaid patterns.
Add .5 yard if size above 50 regular up to 54 regular and 1.5 yards if above 54 regular to 58 regular. Add 2 yards if size above 60 regular to 64 regular.
For long sizes, add .5 yards to the quantity required for regular sizes. Hence 50 long will require 5.5 yards while 50 regular requires 5 yards in solid colour 60 inch wide fabric.
Add .5 yards if size long and 1 yard if size extra long.
For extra pants add 2 yards in solid, 2.25 yards in large stripe and 2.5 yards in large checks in 57-60 inch wide fabric for a 50 regular size.
Above 58 regular, add a further .5 yards to the quantity required for regular sizes and above 64 regular, add 1 yard to quantity required for regular sizes.
For a vest single or double breasted, for 50 regular and under in size, add 1 yard in solids, 1.25 yards in stripes and 1.5 yards in checks. If the vest has lapels, add an extra .5 yards.
For sizes for vests above 50 and under 58, add an extra .75 yards and for sizes from 58 and above, add an additional 1 yard.
45-inch width of fabric ... 6.5 yards
Add 1.5 yards if fabric has large stripes and 2.5 yard if fabric has large checks or plaid patterns.
Add 1.5 yard if size above 50 regular up to 54 regular and 2.5 yards if above 54 regular to 58 regular.
Add 3 yards if size above 60 regular to 64 regular.
For long sizes, add 1.5 yards to the quantity required for regular sizes. Hence 50 long will require 7.5 yards while 50 regular requires 6 yards in solid colour 60 inch wide fabric.
Add 1.5 yards if size long and 2 yard if size extra long.
For extra pants add 3 yards in solid, 3.5 yards in large stripe and 4 yards in large checks in 45 inch wide fabric for a 50 regular size. Above 58 regular, add a further .5 yards to the quantity required for regular sizes and above 64 regular, add 1 yard to quantity required for regular sizes.
For a vest single or double breasted, for 50 regular and under in size, add 2 yard in solids, 2.25 yards in stripes and 2.5 yards in checks. If the vest has lapels, add an extra 1 yards.
For sizes for vests above 50 and under 58, add an extra 1.25 yards and for sizes from 58 and above, add an additional 1.5 yards.
For more details, Please contact us us for confirmation of fabric quantity required. It would help if we have your complete sizes and the exact styles you require for the garments, or check out the full chart of fabric quantity requirements, click on the instructions link on this page. [Top]
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