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Suit size measures two to four inches larger than the chest of the man wearing it. My standard is two or three, but it's useful to be more generous with larger sizes like yours. With six hours left and bids on the auction, there is not much you can change.
Dept of "The Good Old Days -- They Were Terrible!" An illustration from a story in the Spring 1933 Apparel Arts on how your shirts may be sewn with contract prison labor. Chain Gang Tailor, anyone? Now listed here.
Golden Age Apparel Arts, Alan Flusser, Jay Cole Man, John Varvatos, Kevin & Howlin, Brooks Brothers MTM tweed, Chipp, Paul Stuart, Burberry, more! (225 items!) Dear Folks: This week, a select two dozen fantastic items. Suits from Paul Stuart, Martin Greenfield, and Alan Flusser. Some fabrics are amazing -- check the purple and tan striped worsted in the Alexander Julian, and the vintage stripe that Alan Flusser's master tailor, John Tudor, made for himself. Coats...
There is a news hook. From the story:
by WSJ's dependable menswear writer Ray A. Smith SF's own Carl Goldberg @Shirtmaven quoted midway through. Story, with audio and video
The point that eluded me was why anyone would use the Essence Magazine "concierge team or your lifestyle manager" to book an appointment with any one of the shops mentioned. Why not just call or email them yourself? How much hand-holding do these people need?Crompton never presented himself as an expert on French tailoring specifically, but as a menswear expert who can write in English for a general interest publication, he is in the top rank. Plus he's already a...
CLOSING TONIGHT AT 11 PM -- yes it was supposed to be 10... Are two dozen items! Over 200 more are in the fixed price listings. Leading the charge this week are a super wool-cashmere herringbone suit from Paul Stuart, a 1950s style drape tux, and a green tweed from Norman Hilton, plus a rare workwear-inspiration National Park Service uniform coat from the 1930s. Starting bids are low. There is no reserve on any item. Domestic shipping is always free. Some of the...
Kinda doubt he would wear a uniform from a joint called "Meyer's"
Simon Crompton of Permanent Style has written a short article about a day trip to Cifonelli, Camps, Corthay, Berluti and Charvet for Essence magazine of London. No relation to the American one, I think. Essence has a concierge service, or perhaps is one with a magazine attached. Not sure of the point here, but Crompton has deep knowledge of the subject, and works in progress at a few houses. Plus the pictures are beautiful, for instance:
Here is something unusual:Cotton twill uniform coat, early 20th c. Label is from an outfitter in Washington DC. May be uniform of the National Park Service in the 1930s. Not sure. Any ideas? The last image in the hidden section below has the original label.Many great details. [[SPOILER]]
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