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Am a bit skeptical of the information you have posted.   First thing is not to judge the jacket sleeve length by how much shirt is showing because shirt sleeve length can vary shirt to shirt or even by how snug the cuffs fit your wrists. Judge the jacket sleeve length by where it hits on your wrist. The joint of your thumb and wrist is about normal for the sleeve length.   To hem the sleeve you have to have to have cloth to turn up into the hem of the sleeve. If the...
Hmmm, interesting!
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...
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