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From the Hart Schaffner & Marx archives. There are over 75 garments- hopefully they will all be properly photographed soon. During the war the factory was repurposed to make uniforms for the military; some of the items predate the company (which was founded in 1887) and we are trying to figure out where they came from.
Nordstrom on Michigan avenue has a wide range of options available for MTM in your price range. One advantage is that you can try on garments from multiple brands to find the best fit for your body and budget. It's trunk show season so you can be fitted by someone from the company rather than just a salesperson, and generally discounts are offered during the trunk shows (I know of at least one trunk show happening Saturday, March 22)
Nice. I did something kinda similar.I think this was Minnis (it was bulletproof, whatever it was), with a soft shoulderThis was a much softer 9 oz VBC, but with a rope shoulder.Too bad neither of them fit anymore.
Inspired, no doubt, not by "sailor pants" but by the type of regency-era trousers favored by Brummell.
Then what's his excuse?
One of the reasons I almost never comment in the fit thread is that cameras can cause such massive distortion from one side to the other as to make the fit unreadable- the asymmetry that we see is clearly one of these instances. While no garment is perfect and we could find nits to pick on every single garment ever created, this garment is better than some of the things that we have seen from much more illustrious houses. Keep posting, Rory.
Most do a bit, but not as much as a bespoke tailor would.
Here's something.To show the results of ironwork, the trouser laid on a board with no ironwork, then sewn together. Note the silhouette (Also note that the trousers do not actually flare- it is lens distortion causing the bottom to look much bigger)Then I ripped them down, stretched the back thigh seam, shrunk the back thigh crease and the knee, and the front of the calf.
On the Smalto it is also technically functional. But how functional is it really? What can you actually store in that small pocket, and how secure would it be, considering the massive opening of it?
When HMX Group (the former parent company) went through bankruptcy, Authentic Brands Group bought both the HF and HSM intellectual property (brands). W Diamond Group was formed of the manufacturing arm of the former HMX, and owned the HF and HSM factories. WDG licensed the brands from ABG. WDG recently sold the HF factory to Samuelsohn, and Samuelsohn assumed the license for the HF brand. The Mahogany collection is fully canvassed and the Sterling is half canvas. The...
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