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post #1501 of 1868

So here it is: my second commission from Coccinella of Osaka, in Minnis 0656 houndstooth flannel.


 

Tailoring and handwork details in close-up (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBH the fit is a little tight around my chest and waist right now, but this being a flannel, I'm guessing it will stretch and relax with time, so I'm not in panic mode.

 

On the whole, a pretty amazing result - given that they worked entirely off measurements made for my first commission, with just a few minor adjustments discussed via email.

post #1502 of 1868

I really do adore that fabric. So wonderfully subtle.

post #1503 of 1868

Beautiful Coxsackie, nice fabric and the work look really great.

 

Is it reverse slant pocket ?

post #1504 of 1868

The pattern is wonderful, very subtle as rightly pointed out by eric. I may have to consider something similar for my next commission.... but currently got a mid grey DB flannel and Crispaire three piece on the go!

post #1505 of 1868
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I have it worse. Traveling tailors don't even want to come to Louisiana.

We do have a tailor in Baton Rouge, Manuel Martinez (who was patronized by CoolPapaBoze). But from what I understand, he is less bespoke, more MTM. Thought about maybe doing an interview for SF purposes. Never really seen any of his work in person.
Have you ever considered going to Baton Rouge to meet with him and clearing up any misconceptions you might have?
post #1506 of 1868
I've met Manny Marnitez twice at trade functions, besides being very knowledgeable, he has very good, classic tastes, which shouldn't be underestimated when picking a tailor and from our conversation he makes patterns for his customers.
post #1507 of 1868

That Minnis fabric is outstanding. This might be my next makeup if the fabric still available.

 

Question to the audience: Would this be better as a full suit or equally great as a sportcoat?

post #1508 of 1868
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post

That Minnis fabric is outstanding. This might be my next makeup if the fabric still available.

Question to the audience: Would this be better as a full suit or equally great as a sportcoat?

Suit, the scale of pattern is too small for a sport coat.
post #1509 of 1868
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


Suit, the scale of pattern is too small for a sport coat.

 

Thank you kind sir. I was was confirming my initial thought.

post #1510 of 1868
I actually live in Baton Rouge. Guess I am due to stop by.
post #1511 of 1868
My next project: a single breasted suit in 8oz Cape Breeze 70% wool / 30% kid mohair, in a lovely, dusty slate blue.

Half lined jacket, unlined pants.

post #1512 of 1868
Quick preview, more to come.

post #1513 of 1868
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post
 

 

Thank you kind sir. I was was confirming my initial thought.


@UrbanComposition has the 0656 in a suit, but he breaks it up on occasion and wears both as separates I believe.  I didn't get my 0656 made up this winter b/c i was not totally settled on the details, primarily patch or flap/jetted and then whether i wanted the shoulders to be a touch more formal or more informal/neopolitan.  I still go back and forth, and hence it remains unfunded until next Fall, but UC's look makes a strong case for the BlazerSuit look in the 0656.  Not sure how often UC wears as separates versus as a suit.

post #1514 of 1868
That suit looks great on you, Cox. Flannel gives a bit, however if it's tight I'd mention it. If it's not too much trouble you could send it back with instructions; during fittings I've noticed letting out seams even a half centimeter can make a difference in comfort.

I wear the 0656 trousers all the time with a navy sportcoat, and even though the jacket has patch pockets I'm with Lord Superb and prefer sportcoats to have bolder patters. It would work in a pinch, but would be suboptimal foo.gif
post #1515 of 1868
Agree it is best for a suit. And damn you but I am now going to probably add this to my two suits currently being made. Really fond of it.
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