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You're in Europe. Just make an appointment, fly there, and get them to work out what adjustments you need - their custom upcharge is remarkably reasonable. Then back to the ease of ordering via e-mail to Rezso (and now, it seems, being able to pay by card).
Another gem unearthed from the back of the closet. This is vintage bespoke overcoat made by Pearce & Sons of Clifford Street (just off Savile Row, where Richard James and Drakes are based). It's made of a very heavyweight grey herringbone wool cloth (well over 20oz) with a black velvet collar. It's really a masterpiece of the cutters' art, including details such as a hidden inner pocket under the flap of the main pocket, a generous upper sleeve fitted into a small...
Very hard to come across; - Burberry no longer make in England - When they did the majority of their production was poly/cotton blend rather than pure cotton - 38 Long is a pretty rare size To my eyes, this also has the advantage of a more subdued check lining, rather than the obvious house 'Nova' check. For those who've not worn one before, this is a very versatile and truly stormproof garment. I've taken lots of photos so you can see all the details, but these were...
Agreed - was actually disappointed in NYC that TJ Maxx didn't measure up. May have gone now but TK also had a good slug of Kilgour handmade RTW samples for £100-150, and shirts too. A few in the central stores and lots in Kensington.
Excellent price on a Loro Piana unstructured cashmere jacket (forget the model name for these?) in a seasonally-appropriate check. Size UK38 / IT48: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LORO-PIANA-PURE-CASHMERE-BLAZER-JACKET-SIZE-48-/261673644434
Three weeks to go until I fly to Budapest to pick up my order...
I have four pairs of trousers which aren't likely to be worn: 1. Ede & Ravenscroft Fresco / Tropical Wool - 32" waist, unhemmed Made from an open Fresco (or Tropical as the tags have it) wool in a houndstooth check. Flat front, two rear pockets, two straight cut front pockets, side adjusters, zip fly. Unhemmed. Brand new with tags, £195 new. Fairly trim fit for a 32". Measurements are: 32" waist 36" inseam 8.75" wide at hem c. 10" front rise c. 15" back rise Asking...
This is an utterly stunning briefcase from Delvaux, a brand little known outside of their home country of Belgium and also Japan where most of their production is sold. They are often known as the 'Hermes of Belgium' for offering similarly classic leather goods from top quality leather and with impeccable handstitching. This piece is no exception; a beautiful mid brown grained calf of the highest quality, handsewn into a lightweight briefcase with a slip handle and a...
Purchased from Drakes last year but it's never been worn and has just sat in the box. Still has the £95 hangtags - from memory this sold out pretty quickly. Here's what Drakes had to say: The 50oz Royal Twill is our richest quality for a printed tie. Hand screen printed by traditional dye and discharge methods in England, the 'Royal Twill' absorbs the dye beautifully, resulting in crisp clean colours. We find the 50oz lends itself to the simplest of designs. Using a...
I've had this stashed for a while but I'm unlikely to make it up. A ~2m (I measure out to 1.95m) length of a fairly loosely (hand?)woven Dormeuil horseblanket tweed in a complex mix of various browns and dark grey with a a red overcheck. Would make a stunning jacket - comes complete with the Dormeuil hangtag attached, fabric badge to attach to the finished garment, and all in a Dormeuil bag. I'd estimate this at dating from the 1970s but it could be older. It's a...
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