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Is this linen?

Linen, silk and wool.
post #857 of 1312
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Just got in a presentation box of Dormeuil Ambassador super 180s. Very tempted to do an iconic dove grey suit in that cloth for myself.
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Pictures?
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Pictures?

Should be able to do some tomorrow.
post #860 of 1312
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Parachuted in today for this fitting, cloth is Summer Tasmanian by Zegna.



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Hey David—what are your favorite movies for sartorial inspiration?

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Parachuted in today for this fitting, cloth is Summer Tasmanian by Zegna.




Is this a standard bespoke or Top Maker?

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Is this a standard bespoke or Top Maker?

Top maker. Generally the lines between the two are getting a bit blurred these days though, I'm more likely to just ask a client his budget and use the according level of make or cloth.
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Top maker. Generally the lines between the two are getting a bit blurred these days though, I'm more likely to just ask a client his budget and use the according level of make or cloth.

Can you elaborate a bit more on this statement? Is there no inherent difference between the two? Also, what size are the lapels?
post #865 of 1312
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3.5" when finished.

Of course there are differences but the difference between my top maker and my regular Bespoke work is not a chasm like say an MTM from a Savile Row house compared to its bespoke work, it never has been.

This is also reflected in pricing as well, these days a David Reeves bespoke suit goes for about 3000 and top maker at 4000

Differences are things like, a basted fitting with top maker as standard, finer hand made buttonholes (around 60 stitches compared to 30 per buttonhole), hand padded lapel, access to higher end linings and cloths as standard and of course it is made by an individual tailor locally rather than a local shop.

What can blur the lines significantly though are differences in pricing for cloths, so you could choose a regular bespoke suit and have it made out of a very expensive cloth and then straight away it has a higher price tag than the top maker, does that make sense?

I can certainly see in the not too distant future though that there may not be two different streams, as just one person I am already doing 12 hour days six days a week, I have about 40 suits in circulation at any given time now and I get more new and repeat clients in every day, so with that workload pricing has to go up (and it is). Unless I hire people and expand in a conventional sense I may just eventually end up as a very expensive under the radar luxury maker, I'm certainly at a fork in the road right now but its an exciting place to be.
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I know a lot of people were wondering how this would look on someone.

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You should wear it with a patterned silk shirt and matching necktie for that Mr.Fish/Blades look.
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You should wear it with a patterned silk shirt and matching necktie for that Mr.Fish/Blades look.

That would be fantastic. I was just fitting myself for this here, I'll be wearing it properly with some white Chelsea boots and a white shirt and white tie I think.
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At George Cleverley New York trunk show today.

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At George Cleverley New York trunk show today.


What did you order?
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