Today, I have the honor to finally present the second and last part of my bespoke trousers through Robin Pettersson Tailor. We will look at the end result of the garment and also what changes Robin Pettersson as a company have done since the last article in late 2015.
First of all, I want to clarify a few reasons behind the delay of this article. The third fitting for the trousers was initiated in the beginning of January 2016, and some small adjustments were needed to the achieve the end result that me and Robin Pettersson were after. Due to various of trips from both ends and a long time of sickness, a fourth fitting was not achieved until late in spring 2016. With that in mind, both me and Robin took the decision to postpone this article until late 2016 instead of publishing it in the middle of the summer. As many of you are hopefully aware of, this blog is only a hobby of mine and sometimes there are not enough of free time to spend on it and prioritization are needed elsewhere.
With that said, I would like us to change focus to what changes Robin Pettersson Tailor have been ongoing the last year. Due to an increased workload, Robin started a collaboration with the English trouser maker William Baxter that are putting together the components of the trousers. Robin is still responsible for the fitting sessions and are also the one who cuts the unique pattern for the customers.
Robin Petterson is now officially a trainee in the art of sewing, which means that he is skilled enough to take full prices for his bespoke garments. Robin is normally only accepting new orders for trousers, but in some cases he is also able to craft full bespoke jackets or suits depending on the current workload. The prices for Robin’s own bespoke garments are from now on in line with B&Tailors bespoke garments, starting at 25 000 SEK for suits, 21 000 SEK for jackets and 4500 SEK for trousers. All alternatives includes a fine selection of fabrics, but the final prices could vary depending on your choice of fabric.
Another interesting news is that Robin has now also been approved by 100hands and are now offering their bespoke shirts in his atelier and during his trunk shows. 100hands is a shirt company that offers completely handmade shirts and are known for their manufacturing of one of the finest shirts in the world. To have the opportunity to order one of these shirts in any of Robin’s trunk shows in Europe, and especially in his atelier in Gothenburg, is something unique and another milestone for his career.
The verdict and final result
After a long intro of the article, let us instead look at the final result of my bespoke trousers from Robin. Already during my first fitting, I was very impressed about the way of the fit and comfort of the trousers. For the final result, I would say that this feeling have grown into something that is even better than the first experience. Let us look at the key components of the trousers and what makes me say that these belongs to one of the best fitting trousers in my wardrobe.
The result is in my opinion what bespoke is really about. The first thing that strikes you is the comfort level of the trousers, they are just like a pair of pajamas slacks. Whenever you move, you can feel that they are cut exactly after your body shape as the fabric neither feels to tight or feels baggy.
The only change I would like to do for my next pair of bespoke trousers from Robin Pettersson is to widen the end of the trousers and just lenghten them a tiny bit to compensate the change. These changes are personal changes and do not impact what great trousers Robin has created in the end. This is real bespoke, and made in Sweden.