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I don't really care, I don't know anything about Vacca suits or about George Hamilton. Oh wait I lied, I know he visits the Victoria Secret shows....

He's an interesting character. As for the VS shows, who can blame him?

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BTW: I like the details on the vest, kudos.

Thank you.


- B
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To replicate this range with individual items would quadruple the budget...budget that I am able to save or spend on other items as I choose.

You have a budget?
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He's an interesting character. As for the VS shows, who can blame him?



Thank you.


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...-Hamilton.html

You ain't kiddin.
post #349 of 371
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Steed (Edwin DeBoise) SB soft roll to 1 single-button bespoke suit in Holland & Sherry 13/14oz fresco (for those of you who care, this is a model with the front cut), a.k.a. SwissArmySuitâ„¢

Closeup of the jacket, shirt, tie and square:



Today, I'm using a smoked mother of pearl button set:





I expect that I will be using the MoP set most often during Spring and Summer.


- B
post #350 of 371
That suit looks absolutely fantastic. Perhaps the best of yorus I have seen.
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That suit looks absolutely fantastic. Perhaps the best of yorus I have seen.

Thank you. I'm glad that you like it.


- B
post #352 of 371
A question: for your more formal SAS look, you have buttons with only two holes rather than four. Why?
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A question: for your more formal SAS look, you have buttons with only two holes rather than four. Why?

It's an A&S practice (or eccentricity if you prefer) to use two hole buttons on both suits and odd jackets.







The MoP buttons that I wanted, though, only came in four hole.


- B
post #354 of 371
^^^ Actually, A&S uses two-hole buttons on odd jackets, four-hole buttons on suits. That used to be more common on SR as a whole.

A&S also tends to use the shiny plastic (or corozzo) buttons on suits, and matte horne on jackets. The rest of the row tends to use horn on everything.

That said, my two suits from Edwin have two-hole horn buttons.
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^^^ Actually, A&S uses two-hole buttons on odd jackets, four-hole buttons on suits. That used to be more common on SR as a whole.

A&S also tends to use the shiny plastic (or corozzo) buttons on suits, and matte horne on jackets. The rest of the row tends to use horn on everything.

That said, my two suits from Edwin have two-hole horn buttons.

Are you sure? All of RSS's A&S suits, and he had many, had two hole buttons.

This could be one of those tailor to tailor differences, since individual cutters were often associated with particular tailors at A&S.

- B
post #356 of 371
All the ones I have seen are as I describe. I have asked them about it in the past, and I asked Mr. Hitchcock recently, and he replied what I reported above.
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All the ones I have seen are as I describe. I have asked them about it in the past, and I asked Mr. Hitchcock recently, and he replied what I reported above.

I wonder why Scott's were all two hole buttons, then? An aberration in the pattern, perhaps.


- B
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Stunning!!
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I wonder why Scott's were all two hole buttons, then? An aberration in the pattern, perhaps. - B
Great Scott!
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I wonder why Scott's were all two hole buttons, then? An aberration in the pattern, perhaps.


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I don't recall Scott posting any suits from A&S, just one jacket. The suits were from other firms. Of course, I could have missed it.
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