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Quote: Originally Posted by Panzeraxe II Like the Lachter shirt. Is he still housed within Norton & Sons? Yes. He works both as Norton's resident shirtmaker and separately, on his own. The label reads "16, Savile Row" -- this is his address. Andrey
Just arrived, from Stephen Lachter: Andrey
Quote: Originally Posted by voxsartoria I think three hole buttons, though, went with the wind except maybe for Budd. Nope, Budd also uses four hole ones. Andrey
Quote: Originally Posted by Cordwinder I never been to a English shirtmaker or a tailor (just the ones in Asia) but judging from what I see, they have both their own stock of fabrics and sample books. I always thought the sample books were fabrics they have in stock in a warehouse and not in their shop. No!... *Every* London shirtmaker has Acorn books. I believe they order directly from Acorn. "Bourbaki" (Russian bespoke atelier) has Monti...
Quote: Originally Posted by upnorth Different shirtmakers have different policies. Some have a pre-existing relationship with a cloth merchant to supply JIT fabrics but any shirtmaker worth their salt would stock a wide range of fabrics in fairly large quantities. I guess you haven't visited English shirtmakers. Either way, even if a shirtmaker stocks some full-length bolts, bulk of the business is done via books. There are some...
Quote: Originally Posted by Cordwinder Confused here. A shirtmaker is just a maker of shirts and does not carry bolts of shirt fabric? or do they just carry pre-cut (e.g. 2 meters) of different fabrics? To directly answer your question: they carry books of samples. Andrey
Upnorth, thanks for the clarification. Now I fully understand the logic behind Shirtmaven's words. However, this is a logic of a cloth retailer / dealer (one of the things Shirtmaven does for living), not of a shirtmaker. A shirtmaker doesn't order cloth in bulk... only individual cuts -- exactly like individual customers. Andrey
Quote: Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum I expect for the same reasons that many companies, not just fabric mills, either don't sell to the general public or they charge more. Primarily because the general public tends to buy much smaller quantities, meaning the per meter overheads are greater and it's rarely worth the effort. This argument makes sence. However, if Acorn finds it profitable to deal with the general public charging these...
Quote: Originally Posted by Shirtmaven My real issue these days, is that they are selling fabric to the general public at about the same rate as they are to the trade. Why this is an issue? What's wrong with selling to the general public at same rates? Andrey
Quote: Originally Posted by J. Cogburn I have his earlier book on the same topic. It's an interesting read regarding the history of the main houses on the Row, but it reads sort of like a press release for each of the tailoring firms that are covered with only minimal information about the in-house cutters, the house styles, etc. I agree with this assessment of Mr Sherwood's previous work. However, I find some of his articles written for "The...
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