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No. It's called "wear and tear."
To follow-up on Shirtmaven's excellent post: Brooks had three levels of quality in tailored clothing: 1. "Own Make" was made in Brooks's factory in Long Island City. It was its top of the line suit. This is the Brooks suit that the bank manager or the law partners wore. Essentially, it was a handmade suit. These were the classic, full-cut, sack suit, Brooks suits of old in heavy wools and with vests. Brooks closed the factory when it decided that it was more...
I am sorry for your loss. First go to the bespoke tailor who made the suits or an excellent tailor in a stand-alone tailoring shop. My recommendation is to have only one suit altered. After the alterations see if the suit "sits" on you right. Wear the suit a number of times. If the alterations are OK, then proceed on getting more altered. If the pants are too big they may have to be re-cut rather than just taken-in. This can cost upwards of $200. You also must...
[quote name="username79" url="/t/363050/tailor-makes-my-suits-look-great-but-uncomfortable-opinions-recommendations-wanted#post_6610667" * * * Unfortunately most of what he produces for me ends up being uncomfortable after being worn for a hour or two. I find he tailors things so tightly that it restricts my movement. This makes him an excellent choice for formal-wear, but not so much for things like a travel jacket. Also, it prevents me from wearing things like a navy...
Apropos of RJ's articles, I recall a comment by Alfred Hitchcock on his producer, David O. Selznick. Selznick, the producer of "Gone with the Wind", was known for his lengthy and detailed memos to his directors and writers. In fact, his biography was entitled "Memo from David O. Selznick." In an interview many years after working together, Hitchcock said that he once received a memo from David O. Selznick. Hitchcock said that he was still reading it.
Excellent advice from a master tailor.Ask the tailor. Tend to get a little more as "insurance". The few bucks extra won't make much of a difference. You don't want to be short of cloth if it's an end-bolt. Even if it's a stock cloth, it is preferable not to have to place a separate order since the dye lots might differ.Generally, if it's a oversize pattern (such as a large window pane or glen plaid), you would need more for pattern matching.You can ask the tailor to...
Call Henri. Or visit the store.
GAZIANO & GIRLING SHOES ON SALE AT BARNEYS (MADISON AVENUE) Barneys will no longer be selling Gaziano & Girling ready to wear shoes. The shoes have been marked-down from $1,425 to $449. (Boots would be a little more expensive.) This is probably the final mark-down. I am not sure if they're taking phone orders, but you can try my friend, Henri Ripatti on the shoe floor at 212-833-2048. Good luck.
Gee, where are they made? It wasn't clear.
The Loake shoes are garbage. I bought a pair by mailorder, and they went back to Brooks. They are well below the regular Peal shoes made by C & J and AS. You are better-off with Allen Edmonds. The remainder of the Peal line is so-so. I don't feel that the leathers are not good. The leathers are too tough and unforgiving. I purchased a Peal shoe made by C & J in the summer, and it failed to "give" after wear. They are unwearable. I feel that the Peal line has been...
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