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post #196 of 369

Beautiful fabric and work ! Really glad to have a trip like yours, enjoy bespoke work day in, day out. Food and scenery .......marvelous. 

 

That 2 button cuff came out very nice , going to try some in my next jacket 

post #197 of 369
I need to get back to Sicily...excellent handwork on that jacket.
post #198 of 369
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

I need to get back to Sicily...excellent handwork on that jacket.

The handwork, at least from the few photos shown so far, is maybe the only part I don't like. I think decorative pick stitching looks better as subtle dots than lines.

Example: the top part of this fabric shown in this post (not the bottom half, which was done by @unbelragazzo to demonstrate a point)

http://nomanwalksalone.tumblr.com/post/146710960646/the-perfect-amount-of-perfection-by-david-isle-the
post #199 of 369
De gustibus...It is quite an Italian thing. Although not too versed on actual bespoke the top RTW makers such as Attolini and La Vera also make it like that.
post #200 of 369
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

The handwork, at least from the few photos shown so far, is maybe the only part I don't like. I think decorative pick stitching looks better as subtle dots than lines.

Example: the top part of this fabric shown in this post (not the bottom half, which was done by @unbelragazzo to demonstrate a point)

http://nomanwalksalone.tumblr.com/post/146710960646/the-perfect-amount-of-perfection-by-david-isle-the

I agree. I would say that pick-stitching on UC's jacket (which looks great in many other respects, not trying to hate) is a little sloppy. The stitches are pretty uneven.
post #201 of 369
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

De gustibus...It is quite an Italian thing. Although not too versed on actual bespoke the top RTW makers such as Attolini and La Vera also make it like that.

It's not just about it being lines, it's the unevenness.



In any case, as UB said, the jacket looks nice in other respects and it's great that Pete is willing to share these photos. Still one of the best threads on this forum in a while.

(An aside, does Attolini really do their pick stitching as lines? I would be surprised).
post #202 of 369
Just to illustrate what I mean, check out the unevenness right above the buttons here:
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

Need to give them a press, but this arrived today.

And on the collar right above the notch here:
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People have different ideas about where the line between charming and sloppy lies, but to me those stitches wander onto the wrong side of the tracks. At least, that level of stitching is not very hard to do - I could do stitching about that clean.
post #203 of 369

For me it's especially color of the stitiching which is odd. The jacket is rather on the light color side overall but stitching is dark... For me the color of stitching should be sth like beige or taupe.

post #204 of 369
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Originally Posted by dfoverdx View Post

For me it's especially color of the stitiching which is odd. The jacket is rather on the light color side overall but stitching is dark... For me the color of stitching should be sth like beige or taupe.

I've seen plenty of dark stitching on light-colored jackets. I don't mind it. The reverse is an abomination, obviously.
post #205 of 369
Thread Starter 
The color of the stitching is not my favorite but it's interesting how it disappears over the brown part of the check. Meh, I asked for "sportivo" so I guess I got it smile.gif

As far as the evenness goes, I should take pics of the frescos side by side to compare the puntini of Arrigo (the RAF) and Palmisciano (the tobacco). Both are more pronounced than the subtle pick stitching of the DB, and are different in style so I won't use that as a comparison.
post #206 of 369
Re: the line vs dots as well as dark thread, here's from a recent Attolini window:



This one is a little too much for my personal taste
post #207 of 369
^ very pimp, to use Justin O'Shea's words.
post #208 of 369

I am curious / willing to bet, that none of this is noticeable to anyone at a normal distance, i.e. not crawling on top of UC while he is wearing the SC. 

 

To be fair, that SC, in combination with UC's general looks and style,  might encourage a few ladies to want to crawl on top of UC.  So he may in fact have an issue, but I bet those ladies are not looking at how straight his pick stitching is.

post #209 of 369
Thread Starter 
Not incredibly noticeable but that's what forums and detail shots are for, right?
In all fairness, this is the first time I've used either tailor, and a simple "next time can you do thus-and-so" should iron out most issues. I will say they both nailed the fit. BTW the gunclub fits exactly like the fresco. Uncanny.
post #210 of 369

Ah, interesting.  In general, I'd probably prefer more subtle and straight stitching too, but I like it on this, more casual jacket.  When i made my comment, I hadn't clicked the closeups and was thinking mainly about the buttonholes.

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