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Henry Hall

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Quality MTM manufacturers
« on: March 21, 2016, 12:51:48 AM »
I thought there could be a thread of known quality MTM manufacturers. Especially those whose products are not spun through the South East Asian apparel industry and passed off as something else.

There are a few larger companies that still manufacture in their home countries and lots of smaller outfits that have sprung up too. I'll begin with:

  • Coppley who are in Canada and who, according to their advertising, manufacture their suits (half-canvassed), jackets, trousers and shirts in Canada.
  • Samuelsohn is another manufacturer with a good reputation for quality. I assume they make in North America. Unless I'm mistaken JeffreyD worked at Samuelsohn's?
  • Old Town are based in Norfolk, England and produce clothing that reflects the style of simple, working-man garments of the early-to-middle 20th century. One of their most well-known customers is BBC gardening presenter Monty Don.
Please add to the list...

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Re: Quality MTM manufacturers
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2016, 06:40:04 AM »
If I read Jeffrey D's last few posts correctly he's back at Samuelsohn's.

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Re: Quality MTM manufacturers
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 09:30:03 AM »
Hello All,

   I thought you had my shop listed for a moment, as one of those listed is similar to the name of my shop. 

I will be here myself 40 years next week, minus break for military service!

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Re: Quality MTM manufacturers
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 10:48:09 AM »
Jeffrey,

If you have a web site or a web address that shows your work, put it in your profile signature so other folks can see what work you do.
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Re: Quality MTM manufacturers
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 10:49:10 AM »
I was just posting to ask whether we could know the name (the warning told me to 'review').

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Re: Quality MTM manufacturers
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 10:26:32 AM »
Jeffrey,

If you have a web site or a web address that shows your work, put it in your profile signature so other folks can see what work you do.

Hello Hutch,

    I just saw this message, I was gone and then sick for a few weeks after this was posted, then gone out of state instructing classes in NJ. 

I have a website, but do not have any work posted on it, which I most likely should see about. Since opening, according to my records, I should have slightly over 127K orders place during the years since this business was established in 1969.

I have been fairly absent since earlier this year, in August, I had to undergo an operation and have recovered just in time for a celebrity wedding and the busy season.  I am working at quite a brisk pace these last few weeks, this will last another 6 weeks, then slow a bit during Christmas. 

The majority of my work is now alterations, I can do all the technically difficult orders that no one else either has the skill or incentive to attempt. 

For example, the last few years, I have taken in about 45 jackets that need shoulders reduced and a half dozen lapels to be narrowed. 

I currently have four more jackets to reduce shoulder that I have taken in since that time to complete for customers.  I did an extensive post with photo's in cutter and tailor forum, not sure how to attach it here for you all to view.

For custom tailored, I make men's and ladies suits, skirts, casual trousers, etc..  I was trained through apprenticeship using nearly identical methods of makeup and construction as Mr. Hostek, RIP.  I also used to make military uniforms for officers before changes in contracting prevented me from continuing. 

I do custom requests for suits, trousers, and many other interesting orders during the year as time permits.  I have also taken on interesting requests, such as safari jackets, and Japanese Hakama pants and Kimono tops for Akkido. 

I recently made a dressing gown/robe, made of satin, Black with gold trim, including flared cuffs for a man to use for sports events. 

I used Chaudhry's cutter and tailor book, Modern leisure & Cotton for men book for the draft.  The project turned out very well and customer was quite pleased.

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2016, 10:49:19 AM »
Hi Jeffrey,

Sorry to hear you have not been well but it sounds like you are on the comeback trail. Just make sure you don't overdo it. If you have control of your web site it would be a good idea to put up a page about your history and experience and any photos of some of your work so that people and particularly potential customers can get some idea of how long you have been in the industry and the quality of your work.

Now with any photos you want to attach to the forum, there are two techniques, below a posting window there is a link "Add image to post" which is the easiest method that you load from your own computer, the other alternative gives you more control but more messing around to do it. You put the images somewhere on your web site then use the toolbar above the posting window "Insert Image", bottom row 1st button where you past in the URL (link) to your image, select the whole link then click the button and it will place a notation around the link that says its an image that should be displayed.
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Re: Quality MTM manufacturers
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 11:28:10 AM »
Hi Jeffrey,

Sorry to hear you have not been well but it sounds like you are on the comeback trail. Just make sure you don't overdo it. If you have control of your web site it would be a good idea to put up a page about your history and experience and any photos of some of your work so that people and particularly potential customers can get some idea of how long you have been in the industry and the quality of your work.

Now with any photos you want to attach to the forum, there are two techniques, below a posting window there is a link "Add image to post" which is the easiest method that you load from your own computer, the other alternative gives you more control but more messing around to do it. You put the images somewhere on your web site then use the toolbar above the posting window "Insert Image", bottom row 1st button where you past in the URL (link) to your image, select the whole link then click the button and it will place a notation around the link that says its an image that should be displayed.

Hello Hutch,

    Thank you for the information on posting photo's.  I have bought a digital camera and took photo's of some of progression on the robe, but got caught up in the work and forgot to take step by step photo's of it.   

I took a good many of the Hakama pants, but lost the last photo set that showed making the backboard and strap attachment, final topstitching and pressing.  They turned out great and customers were very happy at $600. each.

I will hopefully get some photo's posted and I wanted to ask if it is possible to post a link to cutter and tailor forum for the shoulder alterations on this site.

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Jeffrey2117

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Re: Quality MTM manufacturers
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 11:03:49 AM »
Thereís Scuderi in Italy, Lambton who manufacture in Bangalore with HQ in Leeds, Cheshire Bespoke and Kashket in London with manufacturing in Crewe and the midlands I think though I'm not sure about their current status. Wensom who manufacture in Mauritius. Thereís also a Dutch company who do a full service type thing branding everything for you, Iíll try find out their name too.