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Just looked - all Kingsman still made in Italy.
Roubi shifted RTW production to Italy. I'd they've gone back its within the last 6 months.
I'm just making a point about RTW suits for a brand that prides itself as English being made outside of England. And not such a minor point to folks who bought suits prior to Roubi. As for the national origin of the workers on the row I agree that there are many, many skilled workers who aren't English. I'd argue that sitting in the workroom at Poole making a suit is markedly different than shipping a Poole suit overseas. Context matters.
Well, I suppose you could do that and ask the new cutter to stick with your old pattern, but my experience is that a cutter at this level would prefer to cut his/her own pattern for each customer. And from my standpoint as a customer, one of the things worth paying a premium for - one of the things that I will pay a significant premium for - is having the person the measures, cuts and modifies your suit lay eyes and hands upon you at every step of the way. So I want my...
^ it's also made in Italy, which strikes me as totally bizarre but so be it.
^ it's fine. Will post pics in the next day or so. Could be better but it's ok. Had at least two - maybe three - commissions.
Is that Darrozze Armagnac in the background? I could probably be convinced to order something for a glass of the '81 St. Aubin D'Houga.
Kilgour was my first tailor on the row, approximately 10 years ago. At the time Kilgour was undergoing some pretty dramatic changes in ownership and personnel and I think all the noise resulted in some issues with the final product. I never understood the Shanghai bespoke offering, which was souped-up Chan. They never got my fit quite right in my opinion. That being said, the high level of the workmanship still shows, I think, in this summer lined suit:
Dege and Skinner, from their website, to try to illustrate Dopey's description* *collar melton lined pocket flaps sold separately
You don't see a whole lot of Norton & Sons on the interwebz, but what you do you see is great. Patrick Grant, like Michael Browne or Davide Taub, is one of those Row cutters who acts as the best ambassador for the brand because of the way his is dressed: The style strikes me as very classic, beautifully proportioned, and almost somewhere in between soft tailoring and military tailoring. And then there is the best looking four-buttone double breasted ever produced:
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