Originally Posted by medtech_expat
I commissioned my first SR project last week, a 3-piece navy in Lesser golden bale. I was assisted by Clive Gilkes, and my measurements were taken by Richard. Some details are nailed down while others are still up in the air:
Coat will be a single button, and I'll need to confirm whether to go with flapped besom or besom pockets.Waistcoat was recommended with four pockets. It may be that I'm unaccustomed to seeing four, so am leaning towards two
Trousers at natural waist, and I'm still contemplating flat front or double pleats, which I was advised is the typical configuration for a 3-piece
They appear quite flexible to accommodate my travel schedule, and as I often stop by in London back and forth from the US, I'm hopeful this commission should advance quite nicely. Basted fitting in about 3 weeks - will update this thread as the fittings progress.
Four is standard. I get two only when I have flapped lower pockets and lapels on the waistcoat (mostly from keeping it too cluttered)
Good luck. Everyone says great things about RA
Originally Posted by VRaivio
Definitely looking forward to your project updates. Richard Anderson may just be more Huntsman than Huntsman, or so I've been told.
I have heard this. I am not sure why, exactly, people say this though it may stem from Huntsman's rough patch about ten years back. Neither house appears to be cutting exactly along tho hold Colin Hammick lines, which would if followed strictly, frankly, look a little weird these days.
I use Huntsman and am curious to see how this project turns out. The cut is certainly different from my other SR suits (and certainly from NSM), so I am curious to see how this more-Huntsman project finishes.