He and I will take a dram together. I'm guessing you can't be there, otherwise we could all have a drink.together.
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Styleforum and A&H present "The Proper Kit" Trunk show in NYC, Nov 7 2015 - Page 14post #196 of 37310/18/15 at 9:12pmThread Starterpost #197 of 37310/18/15 at 9:13pmThread Starterpost #198 of 37310/18/15 at 9:15pmpost #199 of 37310/18/15 at 9:35pmThread Starterpost #200 of 37310/18/15 at 10:00pmQuote:Originally Posted by LA Guy
I'm generally half serious about everything, and half joking. You can figure out which half you'd like to believe. I am really only fully serious about food. I'm Chinese. Food is not for joking about.
Unfortunately, a significant portion of food is laughable, however.
(double entendre alert)post #201 of 37310/19/15 at 3:17ampost #202 of 37310/19/15 at 5:46pm
My name is Chris Tuazon, and I'm a correspondent for Art & Hustle. I'm writing a few pieces to help introduce the brands attending The Proper Kit.
Up next is Beckett & Robb of Salt Lake City, Utah. Before this piece I only saw their team in street style photos. After a bit of research and conversation, I've come to appreciate the tailoring house's priorities of education and brand transparency into custom suit making.Quote:
This, Above All
In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the character Polonius prepares to send his son Laertes off to France. Before waving goodbye, the father imparts advice in a list of do’s and don’ts. Listen to all, but talk to few. Slow to fight, but hold your own. And:
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not expressed in fancy—rich, not gaudy,
For the apparel oft proclaims the man . . .
Even in our #menswear era, the subject of whether clothes make the man or vice versa remains a debate, while the uninitiated haven’t a clue where to begin.
Fortunately, this is where the tailoring group Beckett & Robb best serves. They believe if you’re going to put the time and money on a tailored garment, it better be worth it. To that end, it’s best to empower you with an informed decision, beginning with a steady tour through the customization of a suit.
“Sometimes a client will trust us with all the choices and we can fast forward,” explains co-founder Jason Yeats. “Other times the client relishes the process and may take an extra hour or two, and we welcome that.”
With a trusted assembly of style consultants on hand, The Salt Lake City-based clothier guides each client through as many details as he wishes, from collar to cuff, until the suit is as unique as the man it was made for. This is the fuel for which Jason and his team find inspiration, since it affords the opportunity to educate the client, as any good tailor should.
“I had some poor shopping experiences myself where the sales associate clearly just aimed to get the sale done, and gave advice accordingly. So early on we knew that educating the customer would be a key distinction in our process.”
However long the client needs, Beckett & Robb is ready to send the order to his tailors in Europe. Starting with 100% Italian and English mill fabrics, a commission is cut and sewn in Portugal and Spain. This preserves a European tailoring heritage in every stitch, while maintaining a competitive price point for customers. Jason doesn’t shy away from this; in fact, it’s well-documented on their website. Complete transparency shares paramount with education.
“There has to be a relationship between production costs and retail price. A suit that takes thirty minutes to make shouldn’t retail for more than $200. Therefore we talk about the origins of our raw materials, where and how our products are made.”
In the end, the exhaustive process comes back to serve the client.
“For me, it’s when a regular guy steps out of the dressing room for the first time in his own outfit head to toe. The confidence that gives him! It cannot be overestimated. It transforms how he feels about himself. And this translates to their professional life and their personal life. It’s deeply rewarding to be present to see these little moments.”
For all his couplets of ham-fisted dogma, Polonius leaves his son with a simple reminder. One that sticks firmly with Jason’s mission to educate and transform. One that dictates personal style as much as purpose.
This, above all: to thine own self be true.
Edited by the honor roll - 10/21/15 at 6:07pmpost #203 of 37310/20/15 at 9:57amQuote:
Ok, so there will be 2 new style briefcases.
btw, @NewYorkIslander those ties are beautiful
First briefcase is a nice dark Navy blue English bridle leather from the Sedgwick tannery, 16" x 12" x 2". it will have double removable buckle straps, a back newspaper pocket and a bunch of inside pockets and key ring. It will have a fishtail handle so this thing can be carried under the arm like a portfolio, an adjustable shoulder strap and my signature all palladium Hampton combination lock/ I will also include a matching chain strap and a 22mm matching watch band.
Second briefcase is dark green English bridle leather from the Sedgwick tannery, 16" x 12" x 3". This is a little deeper and full size. it will have a shoulder strap and a fishtail handle. This briefcase will also have my black T4 quick release lock design. This is a tough well built tactical lock. cops and military people like to make gun belts with it because it is easy to open and very strong. you can read more about it here http://www.jpmarcellino.com/collections/quick-release-lock-1
and here is a video so you get the idea
here is an update on the first briefcase,
from the best cut of the hide, the butt end and using grade A leather i make my cuts
here are the raw parts to both cases
here is the key strap and watch band in blue bridle, the angle makes it dark but it is from the same hide
more to come as i take flat lifeless skin and create vibrant master piecespost #204 of 37310/20/15 at 12:34pmpost #205 of 37310/20/15 at 12:35pm
here we're showing you a little preview of the products which you will find at the #properkit.
You will have the chance to touch with your hands the quality that just the REAL made in Italy can give to you.
The following photos include the baby cashmere for coats and blazers, bespoke or mtm, fabrics for shirts in limited edition, handmade pocket square with vintage pattern in limited edition and cashmere's ties on sale exclusively for the event and many, many more.
Me and my staff will be happy to welcome you at Cordone1956's stand to get all your questions.
See you soon,
Luigi Cordonepost #206 of 37310/20/15 at 9:01pmQuote:
six-fold?post #207 of 37310/21/15 at 2:29ampost #208 of 37310/22/15 at 4:28ampost #209 of 37310/24/15 at 2:42pmpost #210 of 37310/24/15 at 4:52pm
@LA Guy here is an update on those cases. With the first one i made a mistake and it is all Solid Brass not Palladium. I think the brass comes out much better on the dark navy blue anyway. This is called the Hawthorne Briefcase and can be found here for reference - http://www.jpmarcellino.com/collections/combination-lock-cases/products/hawthorne-2526-traditional-navy-blue-brass
I'll have the other case up probably tomorrow.
adjustable shoulder strap
this is a fishtail handle, and now the case becomes an under the arm portfolio
take the straps off and the case works and looks fine without them
inside pockets and a key holder
I'm always asked what do you do with the straps while in and out and this is a perfect way to hold them through a working day. When you are ready to hit the train, buckle them up and the case is secure.
single section 2", not too thick. just the right size, especially if you want to carry it in your hand
back Newspaper pocket
and my new square cut signature Hampton combination clock lock. This thing sets like a clock. There is no better case lock that exists and has existed. It is built with precision and as fine expert craftsmanship as i build my cases.
and i will include a matching key chain and watch strap
I only had those stainless steel buckles
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