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Totally depends on what the uses are for.


Thinking one or two flannels and then a couple hard wearing year rounders, likely in the foo.gif color wheel.

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Fox, Harrisons, and Minnis flannels are all very nice. Mid grays and charcoals. Year round fabric you might want to look at his wall where you can get some deals. It kind of depends on a lot of factors, but honestly the really heavy Minnis Fresco is built like iron and doesn't feel nearly as heavy as it is because of the weave. I would look into that as well.
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What's the shoulder construction? It's looking great!

Thanks. Frank said "natural" shoulders, but that seems to be a varied term. As to how much structure he puts in this natural shoulder, I can ask on Saturday.

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His natural shoulder has a slight rope to it. Same as my latest flannel above. He has done a much more natural one for me, but you have to tell him no rope, just wadding. It comes out looking even more natural.
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Also, if you don't say anything he is going to put between 1/4" to 1/2" padding to get a more concave shape. If you don't want this say something in advance. At your first fitting you can try some different types of padding to your (and his liking).
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Fox, Harrisons, and Minnis flannels are all very nice. Mid grays and charcoals. Year round fabric you might want to look at his wall where you can get some deals. It kind of depends on a lot of factors, but honestly the really heavy Minnis Fresco is built like iron and doesn't feel nearly as heavy as it is because of the weave. I would look into that as well.

This is helpful, I tend to wear hot, well mostly in my upper half, but still. I'm definitely hoping to find some good deals on his wall.

 

Also, thanks for figuring out that collar of yours, I've had it copied on 4 shirts and love it. fistbump.gif

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His natural shoulder has a slight rope to it. Same as my latest flannel above. He has done a much more natural one for me, but you have to tell him no rope, just wadding. It comes out looking even more natural.

Honestly, I think a bit of rope looks great on all but the most casual of suits. I think this one looks great.

SCs are another story.
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Also, thanks for figuring out that collar of yours, I've had it copied on 4 shirts and love it. fistbump.gif
I'm glad it is working out for you. I love my collars very much.
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Honestly, I think a bit of rope looks great on all but the most casual of suits. I think this one looks great.

SCs are another story.

I don't buy into the whole sloped shoulder should be built up and such. Basically I like neapolitan shoulders for the summer and natural for the winter. Ironically I have neo shoulders on my overcoat. I just wanted something different.
post #744 of 1158
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

His natural shoulder has a slight rope to it. Same as my latest flannel above. He has done a much more natural one for me, but you have to tell him no rope, just wadding. It comes out looking even more natural.


The first suit I had him make I asked him to add rope actually. He wanted to do the shoulders with out it, but I had liked what I had seen from him with it. We ended up trying on a few "natural shoulder" options to figure it out. This one he did without the same roping. I would assume he added something for the concave shape, but then again, that's awfully close to the shape of my shoulders.

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Jason, I sent you a pm.

May you PM me the details too, especially on the pants.
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Barleycorn tweed fitting. Adding 1/4 inch to the length.

that looks very good icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif.
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Long time lurker, first time poster-

 

After reading this entire thread, I was convinced that Frank was the tailor I should go to for my wedding suit.  He and Jeremy have been wonderful throughout the process.  Today was my first fitting, so I thought I would upload the photos Frank took:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am still waiting for my Hober wedding tie to arrive, so I had to wear something else today for the fitting.  So far, we decided to shorten the jacket a bit, bring the shoulders in 1/8th of an inch and soften them just a touch, along with all the various changes in the sleeves you can see in the second photo.

 

Thoughts?  The shirt is also Frank's work- a nice white on white herringbone pattern.  Some of you might recognize the inspiration for the collar.  I also have a pair of gray dress pants on order with Frank, and will inevitably get another shirt or two in the spring (his shop is DANGEROUS!).

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Long time lurker, first time poster-
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
After reading this entire thread, I was convinced that Frank was the tailor I should go to for my wedding suit.  He and Jeremy have been wonderful throughout the process.  Today was my first fitting, so I thought I would upload the photos Frank took:











I am still waiting for my Hober wedding tie to arrive,

Looks good. If you wanted something local in terms of neckwear, I might know a guy...
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Looks good. If you wanted something local in terms of neckwear, I might know a guy...

 

I already have 4 Hobers on the way...but I can't resist *click*

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Looks good. If you wanted something local in terms of neckwear, I might know a guy...
I think I have an idea who this is smile.gif...selection looks great Rob...
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