1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Moss Bros bespoke experience

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tom_e, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 23,748

    Location: West mids

    Does anyone have any experience with the Moss Bespoke service?
    They've got an offer on for the Luxury cloth and signature pack for £295 to me that sounds like a good deal for an almost custom suit especially as I'm a bit of a strange shape and off the rack requires a lot of tweaking anyway.
     
  2. [FnG]magnolia

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 23,704

    Location: Auckland

    Spend more and do it properly.

    e : That wasn't very useful. Moss Bros will give you a very average suit which may or may not suit (hurrr) you and will almost certainly not fit you where it needs to. A smaller, local tailor will be better able to spend the time necessary to measure and fit you. He might charge a bit more but the result will be significantly better in my opinion.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014
  3. Musty Pie

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 6, 2009

    Posts: 5,051

    Location: Hertfordshire

    100% agree.

    For my brothers wedding we found a small independent who had infinitely better choice nicer suits, and great fitting and tailoring. And not that much more in terms of cost.
     
  4. Adam

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,204

    You aren't even in this country so do you actually have any experience of the service offered?

    I'll add on my opinion, based on facts as I have used them myself. I paid £310 for their luxury cloth with signature pack plus a pair of extra trousers. The fit is superb, I felt they measured me really well. It was good fun picking the cloth, trim, interior colour etc. All in all it took about 6 weeks from start to finish as they send your specifications to asia for it to be made then they make any alterations you require after the fitting.

    My suit has worn pretty well, I travel a lot so went for the navy birdseye cloth and it still looks great. I was warned not to get the suit jacket dry cleaned to frequently as the shoulders can sometimes sag.
     
  5. Theophany

    PermaBanned

    Joined: Sep 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,052

    Location: PermaProbation.

    Captain Birdseye?
     
  6. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,146

    Location: Falling...

    For a cheap "better fitting than off the peg" suit - I say go for it. It's not much money and that would be the cost of a relatively cheap suit as it is, so if they're able to tailor it even a little it's a good deal.
     
  7. [FnG]magnolia

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 23,704

    Location: Auckland

    Hi Adam. I used MB several times when I was younger and lived in the UK. They cater to the "quick, cheap and cheerful' brigade and that's fine, I have no issue with that. The fact is, though, that a suit for 300 pounds is not going to last and will not fit very well in most cases. You can argue this point if you like, you are wrong.

    A suit is an investment. It is an extension of you and you should feel comfortable in it, you will look amazing in it and it is not a chore to put on in the morning but a privilege, a joy.

    The OP would be better off going to 3 tailors, ask to be fitted, compare prices, and negotiate.

    I'm glad you found MB to be worthwhile though.
     
  8. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 23,748

    Location: West mids

    I won't be spending more than about £300 on a suit because I've got a seriously expensive year coming up, so maybe a better way to word it is
    "Does anyone have any experience in using them and is the fit better than off the peg which has things turned up and nipped in? My usual suit place is Slaters so nothing high end."
     
  9. Tunney

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 11, 2004

    Posts: 13,225

    Location: London

    I've never bought a bespoke suit from MB but the chap who runs their bespoke service used to run a tailors that I have used.

    Very good suit, very good value for money. The only downside was the wait of about six weeks.

    I assume that MB's bespoke service will be very similar but can't say for certain.
     
  10. dirtychinchilla

    Soldato

    Joined: May 2, 2011

    Posts: 7,323

    Location: Woking, Surrey

    Mags, what has happened to you? Never seen such serious responses! I love your bit about making the suit a joy to put on though, it's absolutely true.

    However, I think you'll get a better suit than a £200 off the peg one, but it's not going to be as fantastic as a standard tailored one.
     
  11. Skidder

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 28, 2007

    Posts: 10,711

    There are loads of other options in the measure and Asia route. I have used king and Allen a few times. They do baste fittings/as many fittings as needed which is what you want.
     
  12. Nix

    Underboss

    Joined: Dec 26, 2005

    Posts: 19,866

    Who are those tailors which you can meet in Liverpool Street St., etc. and they take your measurements.

    I think you get a fully tailored basic suit for about £300?
     
  13. King Damager

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 16, 2010

    Posts: 16,469

    Location: London Burger Place

    This may be a bit less understanding. MB bespoke is slightly different in that you go in for a fitting, they tailor it to you and then make it based on your measurements. Admittedly it's still sourced from china for the actual making process but the whole point is this is tailored xorrectly.

    Now I have no idea on the quality of the fabric, but for a cheap tayloring perspective it seems like a good option

    kd
     
  14. teamwest

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 29, 2014

    Posts: 7

    Location: India

    How did your MB suit come out?
     
  15. Pawnless Endgame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 8,765

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    All very well guys, but remember, the princess is in another castle.
     
  16. Theophany

    PermaBanned

    Joined: Sep 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,052

    Location: PermaProbation.

    ITT: I want to spend silly money on a crap suit but it's bespoke, so the mouthbreathers of GD's sartorial group will approve.

    Meanwhile, on Saville Row...
     
  17. JBod

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 1, 2007

    Posts: 5,019

    Location: California

    Suddenly I feel alone in hating suits. They are restrictive, hot and uncomfortable. Certainly not a joy to put on. Ties - if you really really think about it - look utterly ridiculous.
     
  18. Theophany

    PermaBanned

    Joined: Sep 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,052

    Location: PermaProbation.

    I refer you to my earlier post.

    A suit that fits you is very comfortable, has you wanting to put on as often as possible and looks the bees knees. If you spend £20 on a suit it will be crap. If you buy an off-the-peg jobby it will usually be a crap. A proper, tailored suit is not only a joy to wear, but have you looking like a fricking boss in no time.
     
  19. d_brennen

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 12,942

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    You're wearing the wrong suits
     
  20. JBod

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 1, 2007

    Posts: 5,019

    Location: California

    I am a boss. I don't wear suits.

    Why would I spent many hundreds of pounds on a suit I will never wear? They are a relic of a bygone era.
     


Share This Page