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post #781 of 1312
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

^ David - are you going to blindfold your customers and tie their arms behind their back as you measure them up?! tongue.gif

Only if they ask for a "waterfall" sleeve.
post #782 of 1312
What's the reasoning for your distaste for Neapolitan sleeves?
post #783 of 1312
It's not British which seems to be David's angle as an Englishman in New York.

This is what I have been saying all along in other threads about those people who say you should stick to one tailor only rather than 'sampling'. Many tailors have an either or approach, which is why I use both British and Italian tailors, if you like both styles, it's really the only way.
post #784 of 1312
I somewhat disagree with a few things you're saying there, but I don't think David's dislike of the sleeve has anything to do with him being unable to do it well, but more a personal dislike for the style. Surely a tailor can tailor something he doesn't like himself, choosing not to do it is something else entirely.

You don't need to be Italian to make an Italian sleeve.
post #785 of 1312
I don't think David stated that he doesn't like the water fall sleeves. He is simply against making a David Reeves suit with them. I can't blame him, as he is trying to keep with a more Savile Row aesthetic with his brand.

If i recall correctly from other threads and research of Neapolitan clothing, a waterfall sleeve takes practice to get right. So yet another reason not to ask your tailor to do something they are not comfortable or experienced doing, and which you might not be happy with the results...
post #786 of 1312
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I don't think David stated that he doesn't like the water fall sleeves. He is simply against making a David Reeves suit with them. I can't blame him, as he is trying to keep with a more Savile Row aesthetic with his brand.

If i recall correctly from other threads and research of Neapolitan clothing, a waterfall sleeve takes practice to get right. So yet another reason not to ask your tailor to do something they are not comfortable or experienced doing, and which you might not be happy with the results...

Quite so. I have at times though toyed with the idea of doing a Napoli style suit and calling it "The Italian Job cut".
post #787 of 1312
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It really is a great MTM. If you would like to pre order this Month and set up an appointment for February we can do that so you can take advantage of the January pricing.

Thank you for the kind note, I'll follow up with you via PM.
post #788 of 1312
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Quite so. I have at times though toyed with the idea of doing a Napoli style suit and calling it "The Italian Job cut".

What about your normal house style with a barchetta pocket?
post #789 of 1312
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What about your normal house style with a barchetta pocket?

T'was looking at Swedish websites and came across a Swedish rowboat, clearly a Scandinavian bow shape that would look good on some coats. The Italian barchettas are nice to. Why tailoring is an art sometimes it is the play, or you could say, the playing. SR, do they only have the plane jane breast pockets?
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T'was looking at Swedish websites and came across a Swedish rowboat, clearly a Scandinavian bow shape that would look good on some coats. The Italian barchettas are nice to. Why tailoring is an art sometimes it is the play, or you could say, the playing. SR, do they only have the plane jane breast pockets?

I suppose some of them would do anything for a few quid these days, I never got asked for one or did one when I was there, in 16 years of doing this no one has asked me for one. I actually like them from a technical point of view but again like the waterfall sleeve I wouldn't do it, too Italian looking.

Having said that I've made and do make some rather creative and unusual pieces and I think that is one of my strengths. I mean I used to work with Elton John, Sean Combs, Nick Cave and Brain Fairy (see what I did there?). Most of my clients are advertising or creative execs, trial lawyers, client facing business owners, some rather flamboyant British Military, not so many first year analysts or very conservative types although in some ways I think my suits can be quite conservative. It's certainly not a hipster style suit but it is certainly modern and relevant.

Maybe it's more about the grown up hipster.
post #791 of 1312
Hey David,

What mohair fabric do you recommend for a midnight blue tuxedo?
post #792 of 1312
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Hey David,

What mohair fabric do you recommend for a midnight blue tuxedo?

Dormeuil Tonik, or Phantom if you are feeling very flash.
post #793 of 1312
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Dormeuil Tonik, or Phantom if you are feeling very flash.

 

Just curious, is Dormeuil Tonik still their current line or is it like a vintage already ?

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Just curious, is Dormeuil Tonik still their current line or is it like a vintage already ?

They actually do several lines of Mohair and they still do Tonik but just in black and midnight blue at the moment. The Tonik they have now is probably different from what they did back in the 60s, nerds would say it was better back then, but I bet it wasn't.

New Dormeuil books come out tomorrow, may be some new mohair additions.
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