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Well August would be the time to order a coat, it's all about forward thinking with custom clothing, I ordered a summer jacket for myself last week.

I definitely don't mind the forward planning, just have to suspend the notion of instant gratification but once you get a few orders in its almost the same thing because stuff just show up. For me I prefer the freedom to choose the specifics that I want, particularly choosing from the unique fabrics you offer, it really elevates the end result and those fabrics are rarely available off the rack and never in the way I want them. Speaking of which Im looking forward to seeing some of the new summer stuff, Im ready to start forward planning and wishing it weren't in the single digits here.  Any new stuff stand out like the silk/linen Dormeuil you had last year?

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Where does David Reese order his own stuff ?
And what are you making ?

I am also sourcing some linen (or fresco ? mohair ?)  at the moment and hoping to make a safari jacket / shirt jacket atm 
Also just gave my tailor some fresco for a jacket 

You know I often toy with the idea of doing a safari jacket or shirt. I remember YSL did a great one that had a more military looking collar about 10 years ago, it was beige and paired with dark brown trousers, but then I always like military styled clothing.

As for where do I get my own stuff, well everything that I wear is my own brand unless it is something that I don't make. So anything that is tailoring be it a coat, suit, jacket or trouser you see me wearing its always David Reeves, same for any shirt.

Everything else I tend to get from Turnbull and Asser (scarves, socks, ties), A.P.C (Jeans, knitwear) and Fred Perry (polo shirts, casual clothes). I also like Drakes and Charvet for ties and accessories.

Right now for myself I am making things up for the summer, I have an air force blue lightweight wool suit and a plaid sport coat (made from this cloth) in make.



I think it is very important to not only make up these types of clothes but also to experience wearing them as a client would so you can always give the best advice you can from personal experience.
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

I definitely don't mind the forward planning, just have to suspend the notion of instant gratification but once you get a few orders in its almost the same thing because stuff just show up. For me I prefer the freedom to choose the specifics that I want, particularly choosing from the unique fabrics you offer, it really elevates the end result and those fabrics are rarely available off the rack and never in the way I want them. Speaking of which Im looking forward to seeing some of the new summer stuff, Im ready to start forward planning and wishing it weren't in the single digits here.  Any new stuff stand out like the silk/linen Dormeuil you had last year?

Yes indeed. I always get new and interesting cloths in every season. This past winter season there was a focus on tweeds from Molloy and Sons and also Harris tweed. For Spring (Re right now) this year I have very strong offerings from Zegna, especially in 100% silk suitings. Dormeuil, Scabal and Loro Piana have some very nice cloths as usual, some of the wool suitings in the 6 oz weight mixed with silk are very nice.
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His and Hers

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His and Hers


interesting
post #817 of 1346
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Grey Flannel, probably one of the last of the MTMs.

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David, have you ever made a mohair sport coat?
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David, have you ever made a mohair sport coat?

Actually last spring I did 2 claret colored mohair sport coats. It was that typical thing were you make something interesting and its on your rack and another client sees it, falls in love with it, asks for the same garment.

I don't use mohair a lot for sport coats though as it is a more "dressy" cloth, people seem to want dressy suits and more casual sport coats from me at least.
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Fitting this morning.

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Looks nice, but do I see thin air under the roll line?
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Looks nice, but do I see thin air under the roll line?

I need to decrease the neck circle a little actually but a lot of it is just shadow. Sleeves need a good press.
post #823 of 1346
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Starting on my summer wardrobe, 5 identical David Reeves Shirts, made in Manchester from Cotton and Linen Loro Piana fabric.

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Blue Donegal tweed fitting today.

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Kitting out my new alterations shop, here is a list of "basic supplies"!eek.gif


Guttermann Mara (regular threads)

1 box white #800
1 box black # 000
#1- 2 spools
#3796- x1 spool
#450- x1
#8423- x1
#722- x1
#469- x1
#308- x1
#423- x1
#767- x2
#682- x1
#444- x1
#368- x1
#759- x1
#315- x2
#310 - x2
#5883- x1
#9110- x1
#5096- x1
#764- X1
#278- X1
#788- X1
#821- X1
#258- X1
#252- x2
#681- x1
#702- x1
#1217- x1
#496- x1
#493- x1
#4534- x1
#141- x1

Request a Guttermann Color Chart as the one I'm using is very old and we should have a new and updated one.

Guttermann Hempshire Superfine Blindstitch and serging thread:
Light grey- x4
Black- x4
White- x4
Navy- x4
Dark Grey- x4
Brown- x4
Beige- x4

Newey dressmakers steel pins- 34x.60mm. 2 boxes

Basting thread- NBT size #50 col. White - x1

Trippleware tailor's chalk PMC- 48 piece box. 1 box

Magnetic Pinholder 00420- x1

Tomato style pin cushion 00421- x1

Wrist pin cushion 00419- x1

Chalk skirt hem marker 00378*

Curve Vary Form 00382 24" -x1

Curve Stick 00383 24"- x1

Metal Cuff rulers 14-100 12"x 1 1/4"- x1
Metal Cuff rulers 14-101 12"x1 1/2"- x1

Wooden yardstick 00387 - x1

Alterations tags 00202- 1000 tags? Doesn't specific box and amount

21 Compartment plastic bobbin box 00150- x1

MEGA TAK wall mounting holds 120 spools- x2

Cone Racks- mid size cone rack - holds 24 cones- x1

Thread clips 00338 or 00339- x1

Olfa Ripping knife 00351- x3

Large seam rippers- x3

Single edge razor blades 00356- x1 box

Glover leather hand needles 00412. size #5 - x1 pack

Lance Darners #9 X3
Lance Sharps #9 x4

Single needle sewing machine Regular foot 01001- x1
Cording feet- Right and left x1 each

Press Glove 00651- x1

Velvet Board for pressing - x1

Sleeve former 00653- x1

Pressing cloth - x2 yards

Rack Dividers 00603- blank in white king size x20

Big Daddy link shaver 00604- x1

Scrubbing brush 872 00630 - x1

Finishing and velvet brush 00631 #36- x1

Smart shoe teflon for iron. Must fit our Reliable-I-500-Boiler-Iron - x2

Basic bobbins for Juki sewing machine- x6

Shoulder pads. Men's muslin covered 1" thick #390, 00178- x4
Men's white regular 00176 #527F- 1 1/4" - x2
" " " - 1/2" - x2
Men's white flannel covered alteration pad. medium 3/4"- x2
" " " 1/2"- x2
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