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They may have added a pad to the left shoulder to compensate for a low left shoulder and didn't do a good job of it. Client wasn't happy with the result and sold the suit.   The pad could be folded over on itself and is creating a bulky spot. Just needs to be "unfolded".   Take it to a tailor to have a peak under the shoulder lining.    You mentioned hot water steaming of the suit. I can't think of anything worse to do to a suit.    The cloth looks limp and the...
Caccioppoli and Carnet make cotton flannels.  Have made a few trousers and a pair of jeans from them.   Carnet Dandy catalog has a lot of fancy patterns in cotton. Herringbone, nailhead, tattersol checks and houndstooth.   New Ariston cotton book has a range of solid navy seersucker in several patterns. Stripes, checks and a plaid
What does that mean? What do you think you will do about the offer? Where is this? I am in New York frequently lately, looking to try something new.
After 7 or 8 visits to Owen & Engine I tried the burger for the first time last night. It's really, really good! Just cannot compare it to Au Cheval, the styles are too different. As basic as the Au Cheval burger is, O & E is just as simple in a different more refined way. O&E is like the Godfather movies. Three films, three cuts of beef. Short rib, brisket and chuck. Au Cheval single burger is two patties and gritty like Goodfellows/Casino.  O&E is the Beatles, Au...
This trouser shows all ubiquitous flaws in modern trouser patterns. Try a different maker that has a better base pattern and then tweak the measurements. In tailor talk you need a straighter back part.  A different front/back proportion to balance the curve on the hip.  The line of the trouser is narrow at the thigh and makes the line below the knee look almost flared. Just noticed you said you were going to adjust measurements and try another maker. If you use these same...
[[SPOILER]] Everything looks off to my eye. Shoulder and chest look too skimpy, too narrow. Creates the bow effect over your chest. "Divots" on sleeve. Lumps and bumps on the shoulder line. Button position is too high. When the bottom jacket button is above the trouser waistband, it's not  good look. Jacket could be 1" longer and still look like a modern length. Jacket has a feminine proportion, especially the length.  This proportion/silhouette creates an A line, narrow...
  He doesn't want cloth that looks like flannel, he wants the equivalent of a summer cloth that can be worn as odd trousers with the versatility of a flannel trouser but doesn't look like a suiting cloth. A trouser you can wear with a shirt, a sweater or a jacket. You ruled out plain/panama weave but this might be the best choice. It has a bit more texture than tropical worsteds. Take a look at Harrison's Frontier Book You could also consider high twist cloth if you can...
My experience working with clients is the opposite. the only clients I have worked for who order fresco get informed on the internet.  Been in business since 1981, majority of my clientele precede the internet. Will show fresco to anyone who is interested but not one client has ordered it unless they have read about it on the internet. No exaggeration. It doesn't have broad appeal. When I do make it for a client it is mostly as a trouser and second as a suit. The suits are...
AY Hambela from Barrington is delicious!  Agree with your assessment and would add it makes a juicy cup, very lively.   Hambela makes  a tasty espresso too   Ordering more today, will probably finish this bag by Wednesday. Haven't opened the 412 Espresso Blend.
PCK1 Welcome to team Despos.    Another misnomer from the internet is about wearing certain shades of grey with a blue jacket to avoid looking like a security guard.    You might get that from a poor quality/finish of the cloth but the right cloth can look great in medium shades of grey. Classic and timeless. Just have to get the color tone correct
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