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post #1216 of 1315
Wow, that's so nice.
post #1217 of 1315
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Already thinking about Fall, Flannel will be big I think.



post #1218 of 1315
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Purple mohair I am working on, roughly a size 34.

post #1219 of 1315
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Molloy and Sons tweed three-piece.

This is the last suit out the door with the old David Reeves label, thats a thousand labels used over six years so I suppose thats a thousand suits done.






Love this, David.
post #1220 of 1315
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Shooting suits on models in stock sizes.

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THE PURPLE PREDICTION.



Seeing a lot of purple cloths appearing in my Dormeuil and Scabal books recently and I am glad to say it’s getting some traction amongst my clients. Now it’s not like I am making boat loads of purple suits but I will have made three (and all three-piece solid purple) in the past three months compared to zero in the past 10 years. Of course high-end cloths would not have come in colors like this as readily even a year ago. I think as soon as people started wearing “midnight blue” (which gets lighter and lighter every season) after Sky Fall, we started to see an emergence of colors outside of navy and various shades of grey for men. in fall/winter 2015 Loro Piana, Scabal and Dormeuil did a lot of Burgundy and I think this will continue for 2016 but the new emerging color to watch for 2016 will be purple.

Of course a solid purple suit is not for everyone but I have also been seeing the color used in linings and cloths as an accent color like in this very, very English flannel from Hardy Minnis I finished up recently.



Its is not just limited to more formal cloths either, it can also be found in Scabal’s “Ascona” book of brushed cottons which can be made into great moleskin trousers



and in Dormeuil’s range of very high quality cashmere that can be used for dramatic sport coats or overcoats.



Funnily enough the second bespoke suit I ever commissioned for myself 16 years ago at the age of 19 was a deep purple. It was rather over designed, 4 button fastening, two top welt pockets and gauntlet cuffs. It was a great suit to wear though, made from gaberdine it was highly resistant to beer and G and T that could be spilled on you at the student union.

I found it a very versatile color to wear as well, it went with both black or brown shoes and matched up with lots of shirts and ties but as my tastes developed I became more turned on to better and better cloths and Dormeuil or Loro Piana just weren’t doing purple (I got my purple gaberdine off Leeds market, god knows where it came from). So this color makes me feel nostalgic, and I am glad I can scratch that purple itch.
post #1222 of 1315
I can see solid purple sports coat work as long as it's not too shiny (then might as well be a dinner jacket)
post #1223 of 1315
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Purple mohair I am working on, roughly a size 34.

 

 

Very nice, I especially love the color of the tie.  It's perfect!

 

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I can see solid purple sports coat work as long as it's not too shiny (then might as well be a dinner jacket)

 

Absolutely.  I paint, and use purple a lot, so perhaps I'm biased.  From mixing it I've found it to be very versatile.  Push it darker and the feeling it evokes can be completely different than if it was slightly lighter than what you were imagining.  Maybe not as versatile in clothing as in art, but I'm feeling saturated by blue suits.  Electoral season in the US strikes again!  lol

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I can see solid purple sports coat work as long as it's not too shiny (then might as well be a dinner jacket)

I think the cashmere would be especially nice in a sportcoat. I'm making up a heavier purple cashmere into a DB overcoat for myself at the moment, I'll put up some pictures of it when it's done.
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I think the cashmere would be especially nice in a sportcoat. I'm making up a heavier purple cashmere into a DB overcoat for myself at the moment, I'll put up some pictures of it when it's done.

A Double Breasted Purple Cashmere Overcoat...................... Do you have a street corner where I can view your bitches, or is this a classier joint than that? That shit sounds ridiculously awesome

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A Double Breasted Purple Cashmere Overcoat...................... Do you have a street corner where I can view your bitches, or is this a classier joint than that? That shit sounds ridiculously awesome

Trust you to lower the tone Voorhees.......
post #1227 of 1315
Someone has to poi t out the awesome purple pimpcoat smile.gif sounds sweet!!
post #1228 of 1315
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House style dinner suit.

post #1229 of 1315
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House style dinner suit.
 

Either the trousers of the suit aren't loading, or your house style of suits is cut for emporers  :D.  Love the roll and the simple symmetry of the link-front.

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Purple cashmere overcoat.

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