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Thanks, foo - appreciate the detail shots (the Hermes in the wild!).

It seems that all Italian tailors charge more for an overcoat relative to a suit (Mina also charges 30% more). Must have something to do with the handstitching involved, as the SR crew charge the same price as a suit.

I dunno, maybe it has to do with cultural expectations? I'd like to believe it is due to the use of so much hand-sewing, but it might just come down to the English being more rational about pricing. Given what I've learned about shopping in Italy, the latter is--sadly--perfectly plausible.
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It's very nice, but the detailing is too gentile for me.

I didn't realize you were part of the chosen people.
post #153 of 436
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I didn't realize you were part of the chosen people.

Haha, I was searching for a different word, which escapes me now. I meant to say it is too uppity.

Wait, that's wrong too, for other reasons.

Anyway.
post #154 of 436
AppleMark

Interior patch pocket with scarf

Latest issue of the Rake just arrived. Foo, your cousin Lapo is on the cover.

Just received London Lounge linen sample book too. Impressed with the weight, hand and colors available.
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Haha, I was searching for a different word, which escapes me now. I meant to say it is too uppity.

Wait, that's wrong too, for other reasons.

Anyway.

Did you mean "genteel?"

The coat is quite impressive! I see that Luca has your cloth on his Instagram:

http://instagram.com/p/Uk9AVsDV2y/

Is that the lining cloth on the left?
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AppleMark

Interior patch pocket with scarf

Latest issue of the Rake just arrived. Foo, your cousin Lapo is on the cover.

Just received London Lounge linen sample book too. Impressed with the weight, hand and colors available.

Beautiful.

Chris, you seriously need to start posting more of your work.

If not here, then on a blog/tumblr.

I get it, I get it...your clientele is packed with CEOs and chairmen of Fortune 500 boards and their secretaries already have your number stored and so, like any truly exclusive club, you don't need a website, etc.

But seriously, if nothing else, just set up a little corner of the internet where you can snap a few pics and upload them instantly with the minimal amount of work. Instagram might work great. The Innernets will thank you.
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It certainly is. However, you really couldn't wear something like that without looking (or feeling) like you belong on a period movie set. I tried hard to make sure my coat didn't come across that way. As conflicted as I am about the breast pocket, it certainly does help civilian-ize.

 

They reintroduced them, if that's the correct word a few years back. They also sell  'inspired by' versions in the ubiquitous dark colour. These are probably more common.

 

I like military inspired coats, very smart. Its also nice to see someone inspired by and attempt to 'update' a forgotten classic.

 

Here's another take, by the English tailor Davide Taub.

 

 

Enjoy your coat.

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They reintroduced them, if that's the correct word a few years back. They also sell  'inspired by' versions in the ubiquitous dark colour. These are probably more common.

I like military inspired coats, very smart. Its also nice to see someone inspired by and attempt to 'update' a forgotten classic.

Here's another take, by the English tailor Davide Taub. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Enjoy your coat.

I've seen pics of that one before. It's one of my favourites
post #159 of 436
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

Did you mean "genteel?"

The coat is quite impressive! I see that Luca has your cloth on his Instagram:

http://instagram.com/p/Uk9AVsDV2y/

Is that the lining cloth on the left?

Yes, "genteel" is the correct word.

I'm not sure that is the same tweed. It may be. But I know at the time I ordered this overcoat, they were buying some very similar looking cloth from an Italian source. The cloth in the photo could be one or the other. That plaid fabric is not the same as the stuff in my overcoat.
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Here's another take, by the English tailor Davide Taub.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Yeah, I saw that one back when I put in my order. I actually showed the photos to Mariano to give him an idea of the kind of coat I wanted, though I was clear I wanted very different detailing. He did not like what he saw. If I recall correctly, he winced at the back yoke.
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Chris, you seriously need to start posting more of your work.

If not here, then on a blog/tumblr.

I get it, I get it...your clientele is packed with CEOs and chairmen of Fortune 500 boards and their secretaries already have your number stored and so, like any truly exclusive club, you don't need a website, etc.

But seriously, if nothing else, just set up a little corner of the internet where you can snap a few pics and upload them instantly with the minimal amount of work. Instagram might work great. The Innernets will thank you.

Thank you for your input. Have mixed feelings about a website but your other ideas are valid and have considered them. Have a certain image in mind how it would be done or else it's not worth doing. Time to do it isn't always there and it has be kept up to serve it's purpose and not get stale. Someday...
post #161 of 436
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Chris, just have someone else do the work for you. An intrepid blogger. Then, no matter how amateur or pornographic the exposure, it won't reflect poorly on your own taste or sensibilities. It will also have the veneer of objectivity. Yet, people will get to know your work better.
post #162 of 436
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Chris, just have someone else do the work for you. An intrepid blogger. Then, no matter how amateur or pornographic the exposure, it won't reflect poorly on your own taste or sensibilities. It will also have the veneer of objectivity. Yet, people will get to know your work better.

Was this your Tweed in the City approach?
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Taube is awesome.
post #164 of 436
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Was this your Tweed in the City approach?

Tweed was in the city. Now, I don't know.
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Taube is awesome.

Then why does he work in an underground sex dungeon?
post #165 of 436
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AppleMark

See, that interior breast pocket looks normal to me. Why do that versus the horizontal one and vice-versa?
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