Just for the record, some of the suits/jackets above from his late years were made by Harris NY , copying the DoW existing jackets Scholte had made. Also, the young Prince garments may have not been made by Scholte
I think that would classify as Swan neck stitch (not punch holes), and is often seen as the standard in balmoral shoes (the ones were the vamp go all the way to the back, like a balmoral boot). Just interested in finding old pictures of swan neck Oxford as I think I have one from late 1800
for me RTW trousers simply do not work. I have large thighs and slightly bent legs. Even when I went through buying some RTW "suits", I made the effort of buying jackets suits with a fabric label inside and then sources the fabric (LP, E. Zegna, Guabello, etc) and given it to my tailor in Naples to make me trousers.
Yes the Mola/Cerrato are in the 3th/4th generations. Their great uncle was already working as trouser maker for the early 19thcentury sartoria, and the uncle for Antonio Schiraldi. Another member of the family is a specialised waistcoat maker, some say the best in Naples
Most jacket are now cut so that the circumference at the lower buttoning location is less than tge one at the real buttoning point, so to make it effectively a fake buttoning option (the lower button will be around the hip were the body widen up).