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post #16 of 26
I think that there is a balance issue, front is lifting a bit. I might be wrong but it doesn't look right.
post #17 of 26
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You may be right... I just want to know exactly what is it that makes it look a bit off. Anyway I tend to use the jacket unbuttoned... but I really would like to learn form this experience so I can demand more precisely what I wish for nex t time

 

Thanks for replying
 

post #18 of 26
I think the balance issue is a product or effect of photography. Did you place the camera below waist level? From the pictures, you seem to have put the camera on a bench top. Try taking some pictures with the camera about chest level. This will remove any possible distortion and let us evaluate the cut better. Despite this, I think you have a very nice coat there. Well done!
post #19 of 26
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I think the balance issue is a product or effect of photography. ..... Despite this, I think you have a very nice coat there. Well done!

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post #20 of 26
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I live in argentina and that's where this is being made.

The thing started the other way around... near my office there's a cloth merchant who happened to have some scottish tweeds lef from long ago and I saw this one and thought that none of the clothes I had was made with this quality of fabric. (except for the ones I inherited from my grand father, those are unbeatable)

So I bought 2 meters for a sport coat and started looking for a shop that could turn it into a part of my wardrobe. Luckily, I've found this one which have 4 persons in all.

Come to think of it, there's quite a number of people that work really well (my shirtmaker, for example). I guess it's because many immigrants from the south of Italy came to this country troughout the last century. So, much of what you see as Neapolitalean tayloring nowadays is the kind of work that you could still find around these latitudes...

I hope this gives you an idea of the hole matter...

Thanks for replying...

Very interesting. Except for the side vents, it looks very similar to the
Brooks Brothers University Shop and 346 Shop sport coat and tweed
suit model(s) from the 50s and 60s. Very Ivy. But then to me Ivy "trad"
and Neapolitan have many features in common. And Brooks more
than likely employed many Italian immigrant tailors as well at the time.
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post #22 of 26
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@andrew rogers: Yes! I was alone at home (wich doesn't happen very often) and I decided not to wait and see the response at SF, so I placed the camera on the dinning table. I'll try to get some shots at chest level as you suggested. I'm very glad that you think that this has come up well... It encourages me to order more jobs in the future. Thanks!

 

@comrade: Well, the style comes initially from an RL Polo that I found around SF so the Ivy comment applies, doesn't it? Although during the process, the taylor introduced some variations that I think made the jacket more appealling at least to me... that alone was worth the experience. I guess that in matters of style, what relates neapolitalean tayloring to argentinean (italian immigrant descendant) taylors is their conception of british style and what comes up as a result of their interpretation. But I'm very far from being an expert in these matters and I think I have some sort of idea about Ivy style but it's just a far away one... Actually, in Argentina we have our own version of what you would call Ivy style and, of course, it has a lot of things in common with the US style (historically, we have had a deep influence of british style).

 

 

Thanks to all of you for your feedback, this has been so far a very nice first thread.

post #23 of 26
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Concise as ever!
post #24 of 26

Looks very nice.
 

post #25 of 26
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Concise as ever!

Thank you for noticing A.R.
post #26 of 26
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Concise as ever!

 

 

 

I was wondering, what was that?
 

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