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post #226 of 613
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Yes I believe so.

Hmm, hadn't thought about the trip actually. I think I will bring a few samples, hopefully then the online shop will be up anyway and of course I will do international shipping.

I am back on the 21st by the way if anyone would like to set up an appointment when I am in Toronto.
post #227 of 613
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New Wave inspired "Summer of 79" ties

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I appreciate you make what is requested, but that hand stitching is so ostentatious, how anyone can have that on suit trousers, really perplexes me.

post #229 of 613
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I appreciate you make what is requested, but that hand stitching is so ostentatious, how anyone can have that on suit trousers, really perplexes me.

Are you proposing I do not hand stitch my hand stitched trousers?
post #230 of 613
Hey David,

Do you have any solid navy twill ties or grenadines? Feel free to PM me if you prefer to answer my questions offline.
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Are you proposing I do not hand stitch my hand stitched trousers?

 

It's the decorative stitch using thick silk I am referring to, on the pockets and adjusters

post #232 of 613
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I don't think you have ever seen a high end trouser before.
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Maybe your assumption is correct. Perhaps my trousers are not as high end as the ones you make. I still prefer the hand stitch on mine. Much more elegant in my opinion:

 

 

This isn't an attack on your work (despite your defensive replies), merely an attack on style I've seen a few times on here


Edited by tcbrgs - 2/19/14 at 3:27am
post #234 of 613
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Hey David,

Do you have any solid navy twill ties or grenadines? Feel free to PM me if you prefer to answer my questions offline.

I like the way you think especially with grenadine. The only grenadine tie I have at the moment is this one which is more of a royal blue. Instead of twills and grenadine's in solids I went more for solid satins this season.

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I appreciate you make what is requested, but that hand stitching is so ostentatious, how anyone can have that on suit trousers, really perplexes me.

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Are you proposing I do not hand stitch my hand stitched trousers?

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It's the decorative stitch using thick silk I am referring to, on the pockets and adjusters

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I don't think you have ever seen a high end trouser before.

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Maybe your assumption is correct. Perhaps my trousers are not as high end as the ones you make. I still prefer the hand stitch on mine. Much more elegant in my opinion:




This isn't an attack on your work (despite your defensive replies), merely an attack on style I've seen a few times on here
One of the things the better Savile Row tailors do well is execute a lot of handwork in a way that is more subtle and less flashy. Sometimes, the cloth helps, but I notice that Davies, for example, manages to do their stitching with a light enough touch, even on the lighter weight cloths, so that the handwork is visible if you look for it and not if you don't. The DR trousers look to be in a lightweight cloth (heavy-overcoat chain notwithstanding) and it is a lot harder to get the stitches to blend in on those. Even more so when you are selling "handwork" and your customers need to see it to know what they are paying for. The handwork on a pair of silk Ambrosi trousers I have is visible for miles. That is part of what Ambrosi is selling. I would be surprised if I got the same thing from Savile Row.

While I think it takes more skill to show less work, I also think the choice is an aesthetic one and you need to know your customers. I also have no doubt that if you told David you wanted handwork that didn't show so much, he would endeavor to get it for you.
post #236 of 613
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It's about 7 oz so yes quite light but more importantly the cloth is an iridescent mohair.

Under a camera flash or bright daytime conditions the mohair's lighter color is boosted and of course the thread is not iridescent.

If this was shot on another day or seen in real life the stitching would blend more with the cloth. If this was made out of a typical Savile Row cloth like a 13 oz lesser in a dark color you wouldn't see it hardly at all, although it would be more robust and irregular than a machined pair.

I did shoot this piece (and in this way) to specifically show off handwork, to demonstrate what I do compared to MTM or a factory made garment.
Edited by David Reeves - 2/20/14 at 5:17am
post #237 of 613
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Flaps on the back pocket(s), unusual nowadays and not the most elegant solution surely?
post #238 of 613
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Flaps on the back pocket(s), unusual nowadays and not the most elegant solution surely?

I started off at Gieves which is of course a military tailor, you don't have to look far to see that military influence in a lot of my clothing. Its often a more robust, masculine and functional look in some ways.

These are actually my own trousers and like any Bespoke customer, I think I am allowed my own foibles or preferences in my own clothes. If you came round to my shop now you would see many different types of trousers, so if you don't like the flap, then don't order it.
post #239 of 613
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Here is a 12 oz Bespoke trouser of mine made by the same bench tailor, in person the handwork is identical to the grey mohair but it is less apparent with this cloth. I shot this just now under natural lighting on an iphone in my shop.

post #240 of 613
Well the lighting is poor, but that's the idea. Certainly mohair and a flash will show anything. As for flaps on a back-pocket being either good or bad taste, I don't get it. It is pure preference, though I think you do need a button to keep it from gaping (or a big flap to hide it if it does). I used to get some trousers with no back pocket, but I realized I do need at least one. But, really, who cares but the wearer?
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