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post #16 of 27
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BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Why? @LA Guy

It was one of the mods, but they were just following guidelines.  There is a short step between an informative post and self-promotion, and having reviewed the deleted post, I can understand the judgement call made.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #17 of 27

How about gutting the trousers and waistcoat that come with a $500 fused jacket? I'm sure many forum members are curious.

post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
There's not really "guts" per se in trousers. The difference between low and high quality is in the sewing techniques for the most part. Trousers can be turned inside out to see most of the details. Regardless, I only got the jacket from this suit, so don't have trousers/vest, but if I get time I will try to do a post on those garments as well.
post #19 of 27
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There's not really "guts" per se in trousers. The difference between low and high quality is in the sewing techniques for the most part. Trousers can be turned inside out to see most of the details. Regardless, I only got the jacket from this suit, so don't have trousers/vest, but if I get time I will try to do a post on those garments as well.

 

Yeah you're right. For me the fascination lies in the trouser waistbands. I have a feeling Jos Bank trousers have plastic inside the waistband. I know they use fusible around the pockets too.

 

I'm also beginning to suspect that waistcoats have fusing all the way through. Be nice to confirm this. 

 

Regardless, you're doing a great job!

post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
There might be fusible to add heft in the vest, but otherwise there's generally not any structure in a vest. I don't have a ton of experience with fusibles (a lack of knowledge that ok with), so not sure how they are used for garments other than jackets. Thanks for the kudos.
post #21 of 27

In your business, do you always canvass the vests? (and I completely share your distaste for fusible)

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post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Hey Ezra,

A possiblity for your next project:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/311703776099?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649&rmvSB=true

Nice find! I'll low-ball him in a month when it ends, since his only market is people looking to deconstruct like me or guys that need a suit to shoot from the front only, which seems like a small population. It would be especially interesting to me since I have extensive experience with a former Tom Ford manufacturer and would love to compare construction.
post #24 of 27
He's also selling the coat on the forum. You can probably ask him directly.
post #25 of 27
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He's also selling the coat on the forum. You can probably ask him directly.

Good to know, thanks.
post #26 of 27
Are you going to post more write ups?
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yep. Working on Tom Ford for the next one. Should be next week hopefully.
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