Originally Posted by mack11211
Why the OP has not posted further I have no idea, but it is reasonable to infer he was burned by the experience.
Not burned--just a bit bemused, and very busy.
The videos have obviously taken a bit longer to finish than we’d hoped--this is handcraft filmmaking as well as tailoring, if you will--but we have about a dozen completed at this point, and will be premiering them later this month on A Suitable Wardrobe
as soon as Will returns from his Mediterranean holiday.
In the meantime, because of all the patient interest this project has generated here, we’ll be giving Styleforum a sneak preview of a couple episodes in a new thread
. The dung will surely fly from certain quarters, but we’re sure the the majority of forumites will find something fresh and interesting in these videos, and we welcome their feedback.
With regard to the questions raised in this thread about Rory’s former business associates here in NYC, he asked me to forward on to you all the following statement:
After arriving in New York in late 2010 I met with Martin Greenfield at his Brooklyn factory. Martin generously offer me a workroom in his sales floor. It was there that I met David Reeves, who at the time was using Greenfields to produce his main bespoke line. He offered to represent my work and sell it into the market, but was unsuccessful in doing so. We parted ways after a few months, and our working relationship has been greatly exaggerated.
Edited by Montauk - 9/20/13 at 5:42pm
Shortly afterward, I was approached by Ovadia & Sons, who wanted me to fit their MTM clients. We worked together for many months before I decided to leave and take a full time position with Michael Andrews.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Michael and his team but decided not to stay as I didn't wish to spend several months of the year travelling to China to train his tailors. I wish Michael all the best with his business and recommend his MTM suits as the finest I've seen in New York.
When I was given the opportunity to work with Alan Flusser, I felt that this was a positive step forward with a reputable company. After only a few months there was a death in my family I was recalled to Ireland to deal with family matters. While I was away I was offer a job lecturing at Parsons. Having such a great passion for teaching tailoring, I felt this was a better fit for me. Having secured that position, I felt confident in launching my own bespoke company, Rory Duffy Handcraft Tailor.
The first videos in the series that I have been working on with Andrew Yamato are ready to be released. Since beginning my training at Henry Poole in 2005, I have always wanted to film the making of a bespoke coat for the benefit of tailors, students, and enthusiasts everywhere. I feel that Andrew has done it justice and thank him for giving his time and talents to make this vision possible.