Originally Posted by David Reeves
Why do you always make these snide comments about me Cantabrigian?
Unless we have a client who has had trousers made by both me and Ambrosi we cannot really discuss differences in fit. We can with the aid of the photos talk about hand work which is something that I was interested in comparing and talking about.
Im also a bit more advanced than saying "fit is paramount" to be honest. Of course it is, but it does not mean that you have to compromise on things like cloth and construction, it should all be good if you are a luxury maker and I don't think there is anything wrong with discussing any of these aspects singularly.
It's easy to tease you because you're quite SRS and because I'm about 12.
I'm also not sure there's anything more advanced than believing that fit is paramount. In part, because even well regarded houses don't necessarily get it right. But let's assume that whoever we're talking about nails the fit.
I've come to hate the word "luxury" because it usually means, in practice, at least conspicious and often tacky. "Luxury" details are contrasing buttonholes and glowing linings and superfluous bartacks and whatnot. The details become the focus. I make that observation in general.
Since you've asked us to discuss your offering, (and I preface this by saying that I'm nobody and that my opinion doesn't matter to anyone else), from what I've seen of your stuff, the fit is decent and the level of quality is high but the level of taste is rather low. I don't know if it's you or your clients who like super duper roping and 70s style suits and all of that but the not-so-little embellishments seem to overwhelm a perfectly respectable base.
Perhaps you churn out nice, subtle, unpretentiously well-crafted suits by the dozen and you just don't post them here. But from what I've seen, there is a genuine difference in philosophy.
Asking for a comparison of the incidental details of Ambrosi's trousers vs yours, seems to be part and parcel of the "luxury" philosophy.Edited by Cantabrigian - 1/24/14 at 1:27pm