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I also liked following the videos, and Rory has posted a couple more on his Vimeo. It has been a while since either of them posted additional videos though...

 

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post #212 of 220
So what exactly happened here? Radio silence on the part of Montauk (who continues to post on ASW) makes one wonder...
post #213 of 220
Will be back soon with more on "The Making of a Coat" series in the New Year with a longer running time, detailed explanations and further advancement on the coat.
The series has been a success for us both, which unfortunately has resulted in less time to dedicate to this project.

Andy (Montauk) and I have parted on good terms, I wish him every success for the future.

Have teamed up with a new videotographer and new a sponsor who had generously offered to cover the editing costs.


"The Making of a coat" season one, shows Andy's artistic talent and creative genius with a camera, do hope that Season two will be as impressive.

From the moment I conceived the idea of this series, while apprenticing at Henry Poole, it's has been my intention and privilege to share Savile row tailoring with the world.

With so many viewers who rely on this series to help further advance their knowledge of Handcraft tailoring, I owe it to them to keep this project alive and see to its natural conclusion.

Thank you for watching.
post #214 of 220
I thought Montauk was just a client, not working with you.
post #215 of 220
Montauk is a videographer who collaborated with me on this project.
post #216 of 220
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I thought Montauk was just a client, not working with you.

I believe Montauk worked tirelessly to destroy Rory. That's the only explanation that makes sense to me.
post #217 of 220
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everyone here who has expressed their appreciation for "The Making of a Coat."

I remain passionately proud of the work I put into the series, but I'm afraid that Mr. Duffy and I were unable to agree on the conditions of its completion. For those who care to delve into the whole sad story, I've posted it here.

The series -- including the essays I wrote to accompany each episode's premier on A Suitable Wardrobe, can now be found on my newly launched website: www.thewholecloth.com.

AY
post #218 of 220

Crazy thought: anyone seen a range of this tailor's work product? Especially with the sort of things one might wear to work? I myself don't wear a lot of kilts, but I do wear wool flannel suits.

 

I really liked the video series and also the Rory character as presented in them, and I have about 5 yards of really neat cloth I brought back from Europe lately and nobody in my town with whom I would trust it. I like the idea of helping a young person get started, too.

 

And for what it is worth, my hope is that both parties in the debate that took over this thread are in a better place. Business affiliations and partnerships don't always end well, and they really don't always end well when they start off as a good idea between friends and not an auspicious idea between personally disinterested professionals who know what is and is not likely to work. Even then, money can get lost. Feelings can get hurt. Things can be said. You want to keep that to yourself and move on unless there is a lot of money involved and your lawyers think an amount substantially greater than their fees and court costs can be recovered by making a bigger deal of it. My recollection of New York artisanal cooperations is that they often end badly for the simple reason that each partner is, at the end of the day, asking the other to perform work for something they can't pay the rent with. Rent always wins, and so the thing you are asking the other guy to do in exchange for what you are doing for him get bumped for paying contracts. It is what it is.

 

So has anyone commissioned Rory Duffy and seen what he can do?

post #219 of 220
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Crazy thought: anyone seen a range of this tailor's work product? Especially with the sort of things one might wear to work? I myself don't wear a lot of kilts, but I do wear wool flannel suits.

I really liked the video series and also the Rory character as presented in them, and I have about 5 yards of really neat cloth I brought back from Europe lately and nobody in my town with whom I would trust it. I like the idea of helping a young person get started, too.

And for what it is worth, my hope is that both parties in the debate that took over this thread are in a better place. Business affiliations and partnerships don't always end well, and they really don't always end well when they start off as a good idea between friends and not an auspicious idea between personally disinterested professionals who know what is and is not likely to work. Even then, money can get lost. Feelings can get hurt. Things can be said. You want to keep that to yourself and move on unless there is a lot of money involved and your lawyers think an amount substantially greater than their fees and court costs can be recovered by making a bigger deal of it. My recollection of New York artisanal cooperations is that they often end badly for the simple reason that each partner is, at the end of the day, asking the other to perform work for something they can't pay the rent with. Rent always wins, and so the thing you are asking the other guy to do in exchange for what you are doing for him get bumped for paying contracts. It is what it is.

So has anyone commissioned Rory Duffy and seen what he can do?

I have yet to see any pictures of someone wearing his stuff but I have been told (possibly in this thread) it does indeed exist.
post #220 of 220
I have a friend who ordered a suit and I went to one of the fittings. It does exist. The overall silhouette was classic SR and while I recall that it took them some fittings to get right (which is what they are for), he said it came out well in the end.
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