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Jack Victor MTM/CMT

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Hello all,

I've been trying to find a rather inexpensive MTM sport coat option for a while. Well, today, I stumbled across Jack Victor at a Chicago men's store (Morris and Sons). Is anyone familiar with Jack Victor for MTM (or from what I understand it is more of a CMT process)?

Using Jack Victor, I can get a sport coat with a decent fabric for $500-600. The only issue is that my sales guy wasn't too sure how much flexibility there is with Jack Victor. For example, I always need much larger arm holes and sleeves than comes on a normal 46-48 jacket. My sales guy wasn't sure whether Jack Victor can do that, but he is checking for me. Does anyone know?

I do understand that Jack Victor jackets are largely fused. But, I don't really care becase all I'm looking for is a relatively low priced option for sport coats. And, the sport coats don't have to be perfect as long as they fit decently.

Any thoughts?
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Something from English American or John Daniel. Should be able to get full ist of options and canvassed construction for not much more money. I don't know where you'd look in Chicago, however. Oxxford may actually be able to point you towards an English American operation as they are both owned by IAG...
What about Coppley? I've never used them, but I've seen some solid looking results, because here in Madison we have a place who does made to measure Coppley.
In Chicago the custom store I work at can get you a blazer custom made for the $500-$600 range, it won't be a full canvas however for that price. Feel free to stop by Jackson and Dearborn to look at Andrea Vangna for our options, or you may also consider HSM, I know they do MTM and might have some options for you.
The reason I suggested John H. Daniel (sp?) and English American is b/c they should both be less than $900, even when fully canvassed (Coppley is not fully canvassed). Full canvassing certainly isn't the be-all-end-all in determining the overall quality of a jacket, but it means a good bit. I can see where full canvas would be of particular benefit in the case of a hearty sized jacket b/c it will move with the wear-er's body much better and will be more durable. Plus, I think $900 is too much for a fused garment, even MTM. There's more out there if you take the time to look...
Oops, I misspoke. What I meant to convey is that they have limited options (for example, you can't change the armhole size).
It may have been mentioned earlier, but what your describing isn't made-to-measure. It's "made-to-order."
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