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Very, very cool, everyone in the industry is excited about these guys. Ralph Lauren will be working with them in 2015 and my friend Michael from Drakes nearly spat out his G&T with excitement when I told him I was making up their cloths. So Molloy and Sons is the new hip kid on the block, but aside from them I also have my usual wide range of very traditional offerings from Wbill and Porter and Harding that have enduring quality and look great made up in one of my...
Tweed, Glorious Tweed. Grey Tweed three piece suit, Porter and harding cloth As many of my regular clients know I am a huge tweed fan, but not “that kind” of tweed fan, you will not see me sporting a handlebar moustache and wheeling through Bushwick on a “Penny Farthing”. No, I am a fan not for nostalgia but for its real relevance today. More and more we are working out of site of our clients and our peers, most of us do not need to wear “Goldman Sachs approved business...
Another Molloy and Sons Tweed finished up today:
Thank you for the recommendation Claghorn. This would not be anything new for me and of course as a high end maker you could expect the most professional service from myself.I think the shrinking away from doing this kind of work is really through lack of skill, confidence and perhaps the limitations of MTM systems. We see endless threads on here about what is MTM and what is bespoke?, being able to make for any client, well that is a very good definition of Bespoke right...
A lot of costs involved in terms of time and treasure come form fittings and alterations. If he's maxed out on Bespoke work I can see this making a ton of sense rather than increasing Bespoke prices. With myself I basically sell a suit every day, six days a week, which means at least 1 hour of client time (maybe more). That one sale translates into 2 or three fittings so right there I am doing usually 4 hours of client facing work every day. And thats just from selling one...
The David Reeves "centurion" gift card version 2
2000 is the starting price, that one is a Dormeuil cloth and was 2250
Paisly lining from a fitting today
As you can see here I have and do use both a machine baste and a hand baste. I must admit the hand basted try on does look nicer and for this reason alone I may only use hand basting in future, especially if people are taking notice of things like this.
I think it really depends on your definition of deviation. I think it's important as a creative to have a vision, to stand for something.Now not to hijack this but if you look at my Instagram or affiliate thread there are some rather diverse pieces on there, more so I think than a lot of other makers in the Savile Row style. Having said that there are certainly lines I won't cross.A good analogy is maybe going into a Michelin star restraunt, they won't just make you...
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