One of the drawbacks of custom-made clothing is that it usually takes a while from you order them until they are actually ready. Sometimes that can lead to rather unfortunate consequences - like this three-piece tweed suit I ordered quite awhile ago. Due to some issues with a number of measurements, the suit got slightly delayed and only arrived last week - just when tweed-season basically is over.
The suit is MTM by Bladen, made up in a 15oz (430g) cloth taken from Porter and Harding’s Glenroyal book (#44511 to be specific). Given the weight of the cloth, it will definitely be too warm to wear in only a few weeks. So I will only get to wear it at most one more time and then it will go into storage with the rest of my winter weight suits, only to be brought out again come autumn. Luckily summer is pretty short up here :-)
Nevertheless, I had to try it out today to see what, if anything, that needs to be adjusted. So far, I’m pretty happy. I might have the waistcoat taken in a tad bit, but that is pretty much all.
WIWT Apr 22, 2013