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post #1 of 18
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M&M have updated their website quite nicely, and added several photographs of completed garments. A fine firm, somewhat obscure on this forum, whose garments are the equal of their compatriots on the Row (albeit at a lower price point).

 

http://www.meyerandmortimer.com/


Edited by Eustace Tilley - 1/21/13 at 10:52am
post #2 of 18

Ah, Brummell's tailor makes it into the 21st century. At last.

 

Fine tailors.
 

post #3 of 18
With regards to the 'Our Work' section:

Have nothing against these fine folks, but am I the only one who thinks that the waist suppression is excessive on the coats on, at least the top row, and that they look effeminate? Some waist suppression to give some definition to the body I can understand. But that?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Have nothing against these fine folks, but am I the only one who thinks that the waist suppression is excessive on the coats on, at least the top row, and that they look effeminate? Some waist suppression to give some definition to the body I can understand. But that?

 

I have found that the mannequin shots favored by tailors for their websites always distort the silhouette somewhat. That being said, it is a standard SR military cut, with a very recognizable waist.

 

I have a few suits from them, and the cut is hardly effeminate in real life.

post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I have found that the mannequin shots favored by tailors for their websites always distort the silhouette somewhat. That being said, it is a standard SR military cut, with a very recognizable waist.

I have a few suits from them, and the cut is hardly effeminate in real life.

Makes sense. Very interesting observation. It's either that the photography skews the picture, or they think that the depiction of an extremely-waist-ed silhouette will appeal, and hence they pinned the coat so tightly on the mannequin.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

With regards to the 'Our Work' section:

Have nothing against these fine folks, but am I the only one who thinks that the waist suppression is excessive on the coats on, at least the top row, and that they look effeminate? Some waist suppression to give some definition to the body I can understand. But that?


They will be pinned.

post #7 of 18
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They will be pinned.

 

+1 - exactly. That's not the organic cut of the coat.

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

 

+1 - exactly. That's not the organic cut of the coat.


Bespoke coats don't usually sit well on a mannequin, different shape to the customer so they typically have to be pinned to look something like.

 

The SB in the blue chalk flannel is (1st picture) is beautiful, I actually have a SBPL in that very cloth. Minnis Patt. No.0315 Wears warm though like most flannels.

 

The brown chalk is rather attractive too and looks great in DB guise,

post #9 of 18
^ I'm aware it's pinned. I think most people would be. I'm just surprised that they chose to pin it so tightly so as to give it such an extreme waisted silhouette, and display it under a section for their representative work. But, like I said, I've no doubt, that MM, like any good tailoring house, will take into account the customer's preference for waist suppression during the consultation and cutting process.
post #10 of 18
I don't see what all the fuss is about - military cut means a very tight waist.
post #11 of 18
1) No fuss at all. if you read the posts above, I was expressing surprise that they chose to put pictures of smth so waist-ed up is all. Like I said, the level of suppression which, though is an effect of pins, is, to me, a bit excessive for a military garment. I never said that those pictures are a representative example of their work. I'm sure it isn't, since I've passed by their shop a few times. And Tilley says that his coats are not like that.

2) Military cut means tight waist, sure. I'm not inclined to agree that it means this below. Still, preference and beliefs are subjective:

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

1) No fuss at all. if you read the posts above, I was expressing surprise that they chose to put pictures of smth so waist-ed up is all. Like I said, the level of suppression which, though is an effect of pins, is, to me, a bit excessive for a military garment. I never said that those pictures are a representative example of their work. I'm sure it isn't, since I've passed by their shop a few times. And Tilley says that his coats are not like that.

2) Military cut means tight waist, sure. I'm not inclined to agree that it means this below. Still, preference and beliefs are subjective:

 

A Military cut has a waist that is fitted and defined. That doesn't mean tight and certainly not very tight. If its a bespoke coat, nothing should be very tight unless you've put on weight between the last fitting and completion.

 

And the waist treatment is only one aspect of what defines a military cut. Shoulder expression, chest shape etc are equally as important as a 'wasp' waist.

post #13 of 18
^ Agree.
post #14 of 18
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2) Military cut means tight waist, sure. I'm not inclined to agree that it means this below. Still, preference and beliefs are subjective:


Isn't it the same coat?

overseas-tailoring-420x630.png

(from their "trips overseas" page)

In this picture, it looks much less waisted. Though the angle is different.

Andrey
post #15 of 18
I would love to see pics of your suits--any chance of photos?
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