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post #76 of 83
Dutch Master, I would be really interested in creating jackets. It seems that most men's jackets are designed to be either wildly unwearable to age the wearer by 30 years, in a bad, sitting in a cubicle barely making ends meet kind of way. I look through hundreds of runway shows, and out of thousands and thousands of outerwear pieces, there are usually about a hundred that I would like enough to wear. The jackets I really covet could be reduced to under 2 dozen. Textures, cut, and details are all impotant to me.
post #77 of 83
LA Guy, With the resources that I have to my availability, I can create anything you'd like. I propose for you to send me an e-mail and we can discuss particulars. My reputation is based on the unusual old world bespoke details you rarely find anymore. Celebrating clothing as Art, The Dutch Master.
post #78 of 83
so is there a website to view your clothing dutch?
post #79 of 83
We will develop a comprehensive web-site to coincide with the grand opening of the store the first week of February. I will e-mail you a message and after I receive a response I will e-mail you a comprehensive press pack electronically.
post #80 of 83
Greetings, I've just joined the Style Forum and found this particular subject to be very interesting. I own a small architectural/design firm that specializes in the design of retail stores and restaurants. In the last four years, we have become one of the countries leading designers of men's stores, having designed about a dozen including stores for Hugo Boss, Hubert White, Suiters and most recently a nice store in Minneapolis for the heir of the Dayton's Department Store family called Twill. We are finding that the men's business is growing by leaps and bounds these days as more and more businesses are requiring that their employees dress (as opposed to casual attire). I believe some of this is driven by the economy as the job market tightens; the competition starts to dress better... I have many theories on how these stores are put together and if any of you have questions about the "psychology" of men's store designs, I'd be happy to do what I can to answer them. Sincerely, Jim Smart Smart Associate Ltd. [i]
post #81 of 83
All quotes originally posted by Dutch Master:
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... I make my clothes in a very small factory in Massa in Tuscany....they love to do the details I insist on and are a joy to work with. I create beautiful product, with the best artisans in the business ....
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.... I can create anything you'd like. I propose for you to send me an e-mail and we can discuss particulars. My reputation is based on the unusual old world bespoke details you rarely find anymore.
Do you do a "true" bespoke, ie an individual pattern for the client, multiple fittings, etc? Or is it more a MTM, with a modified stock pattern, but with 'bespoke' detailings such as functional buttons on the cuffs, etc.?
post #82 of 83
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We will develop a comprehensive web-site to coincide with the grand opening of the store the first week of February. I will e-mail you a message and after I receive a response I will e-mail you a comprehensive press pack electronically.
my daughter lives in boca and i'm in florida a few times a year to visit..is your store near..if so i would love to see it..i recently visited giorgio's in palm beach ..beautiful store but more expensive than what i can purchase at here in new york city
post #83 of 83
To T4phage, From one dutchman to another, thanks for your inquiry. I feel that you can only say bespoke when you mean bespoke. Every customer gets his own pattern. With my manufacturing based in Italy I don't do a basted fitting. Due to the fact that I am very experienced and a perfectionist in taking measurements, there are very minimal alterations if any on the finished garment. That's why I would love to have local manufacturing. But the talentpool in this country is very small. To Arvi, Winter Park is about 4 hours north of Boca Raton by car. Let me know when you are in Florida next time and we'll meet. P.S. Giorgio's of Palm Beach has a great business for those people that are not concerned about price. Most of his clothing is made by Attolini. He opened a large store in Orlando but only lasted 18 months. To all Forum members, I'd like to hear some suggestions of your favorite things in a sartorial environment.
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