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Hello,

I'm new to posting in this forum but have learned a lot from reading the other posts and have definitely decided that my next suit will be a bespoke one. I'm tall and I'm fed up with off the peg suits that don't fit well and don't last very long.

However, where do I start?! I live in Sydney but am originally from England and I travel back to the UK about twice a year.

I initially thought I might get a suit made in Asia (flights to London go via Bangkok, Singapore or Hong Kong), stopping off on the way there for a few days and then a couple of weeks later stopping off again on the way back for final fittings etc. From a bit of research on the internet and on this site it seems that there are lots of traps to fall into when using tailors in Asia and the better ones aren't that much cheaper than Saville Row anyway.

So, plan B. Has anyone had any experience of JH Cutler who is based in Sydney?

Failing that, plan C is to do it all in London but it would be a bit frustrating as it would have to be over about 6-8 months as I couldn't be there for long enough in one go!

Any thoughts, comments, suggestions greatly appreciated!
 

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Visit Casa Adamo in Norton St, Leichhardt. You will enjoy the experience and will enjoy one of the best bespoke suits that you may not find anywhere else in the world. Adamo is a true master tailor with a wealth of information and all suits hand made on the premises. M
 

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J.H Cutler has an "J. H. Cutler has an exclusive arrangement allowing Edward Green to make shoes to our customer’s own specifications. The style, last and leather can all be chosen to create a shoe that is individually yours" and do their own quality bespoke judging by a colleague who's suit was made by them.

You may also want to check out though you'll certainly be paying a pretty penny to own their work.
 

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There is no real reason to travel abroad for bespoke. London is appealling but if you earn your wages in Australian dollars and pay in Pounds Sterling, it can be expensive. Also it is good to establish a long term relationship with someone local. It just makes life so much easier. The finest local artisans are excellent, and relieve me of any desire whatsoever to travel for bespoke.

I would only suggest Hong Kong for WW Chan if you travel there frequently on business (ie several times a year). All the work I have seen of theirs has been impressive considering their reasonable prices.
 

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1.John Cutler
He is expensive and has the enviable title of being a third generation Cutler bespoke tailor as well as being Savile Row trained. His prices also rival Savile Row firms. He has the widest range of cloths and books available in town. The silhouette is very English.

2. Adamo Marrone
His tailoring is softer, and more Italian. He cuts an exquisitely shaped coat. He does beautiful handwork.

3. Victor Alacqua
Victor coats are beautifully made with plenty of handwork on them. He also stocks a good number of H Lesser books.

4. John Cutrone
I have heard very favourable things about him, but have not had a chance to inspect his work for myself.

5. Sam Disano
Sam represents great value for money, although his coats have much less handwork. He used to run a successful bespoke tailoring firm on Hunter St in the CBD and retired early. He runs a tiny store in the back streets of Parramatta (close to Charles Nakhle) more as a hobby than for the money.

6. Nick Salanitro.
He used to have his own shop in Nth Sydney, but is now semi-retired, and works out of Salman Clothing in Greenwood Plaza. Lots of handwork, and meticulous attention to detail.

Victor Alacqua
28 Cross St
Double Bay 2028
(02) 9328 1630

Disano Sam Pty Ltd
Horwood Pl Car Park Station Shop3,
Parramatta 2150
(02) 9689 1070
 

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John Cutler has made many garments for me, all of exceptional quality. His attention to detail is great as is his experience. His prices are far cheaper than comparable quality suits from the UK.
Victor Alacqua has also made me three suits each of which is impeccable.
Casa Adamo's reputation is very good although I have not yet had a suit made by him.
If your interest is more in quality than price, then definitely purchase in Australia rather than Asia. This has the added advantage of your tailor being near to hand and you will easily be able to build a good rapport with him.
All these tailors hvean excellent selection of bunches from which to choose.
 
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