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For Sale: Oxxford Bespoke 2000 Blazer 41R/42R

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Oxxford Bespoke 2000 Blazer 41R/42R

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Selling a few jackets that no longer fit. This is a beautiful blue blazer from the Oxxford Bespoke 2000 line, exclusive to Louis Boston. This is not cut like your typical old school Oxxford and has an hourglass silhouette, wide/soft shoulders and high armholes. The jacket originally retailed from Louis Boston for just under 3k, has dual vents, 100% wool, horn buttons, handwork everywhere, non-functioning button holes and is simply spectacular. I was able to wear this exactly one time last season before loosing weight so it is in perfect/new/mint condition. I paid well north of 1k for this and asking $425 shipped CONUS. I will provide measurements with pending interest but it fit me (with a slimish cut) when I was a 42R.




Shoulders: 18.75"
Chest: 41"
BOC: 30.75"
Sleve 24.8" (1" to Let / Non-functioning bottons).


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Bespoke 2000 is a collaboration with Murray Pearlstein, head of Louis Boston, the only place available. Cohen describes the suit as "a modern approach to Savile Row tailoring." By that he means that the jacket reflects the English tradition by being longer (by a quarter inch) and more fitted than the usual Oxxford cut, but modern in that it is lighter and softer in its construction than one you would find on Savile Row. That probably reflects the influence of Pearlstein, who is a great admirer of the light tailoring characteristic of the Neapolitan school of tailoring. The Bespoke 2000's hourglass silhouette is one of the most distinctive of the suits profiled here. The shoulders are wide, very soft, and natural; the armholes are cut higher than usual for Oxxford and are sharply defined; and the gorge is placed slightly higher for a longer, slimmer look. But the most distinctive styling element is the pronounced suppression that begins well north of the waist—almost at the top of the rib cage, in fact. The slight flair at the bottom of the jacket and the sharply angled vent finish off the line—and echo the 18th-century riding-coat origins of the Savile Row suit. In other respects the suit is pure Oxxford, however. Every seam is hand-turned and hand-cross-stitched for strength. The jacket has bellows pockets , so called because they open inward to keep the contents from breaking the external line of the jacket. (Oxxford actually has a U.S. patent on the design.) The lapel and undercollar are hand-padded—Oxxford is the only company that still makes them this way—and the lapel has the widest boutonniere buttonhole of any suit made today. With the Bespoke 2000 suit Oxxford takes the idea of custom to its logical extreme in that it uses only fabrics made in small-run bolts. In most cases Oxxford has only enough material in a given pattern to make one suit or sports jacket. So even in navy- blue, a Bespoke 2000 suit is one-of-a-kind.

Edited by rioni - 11/2/11 at 10:50am
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price drop
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Final drop, ebay tonight. I am amazed once again on the new b/s forum.
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