Originally Posted by Frog in Suit
Very interesting pictures. If I had to choose, I would go for the Dege cut, but I really like the cloth on the A & S. coat. Two regrets: why are the coats 2 button only? I prefer 3 buttons which would show less shirt/tie. And why no DB? But that is just a question of (my) taste.
Thank you for the pictures.
Frog in Suit
As many of you may recall ... A&S was my first tailor. After many years I decided I wanted some clothing with a bit more shape ... and I tried Dege first. The main reason I did not stick with Dege ... is that after A&S it felt too stiff. Huntsman was next ... and is certainly softer than Dege ... but nothing is as soft as A&S. I then left Huntsman when Richard & Brian left to begin Richard Anderson. I now consider myself a client of Richard Anderson & Anderson & Sheppard.
I too like the cloth on the A&S ... and the recent one button I reference in the first post is in the same pattern -- an A&S house tweed -- but a different colorway ... a "heathered" gray with brown windowpane.
The Dege and A&S in the photos are two button ... the Huntsman & R.A. are both one-button. My most recent A&S is one button also. I'll remember to post that as soon as I have a snapshot made.
As for DB ... I have DB suits from A&S & R.A. ... I'll just have to find the time to snap some shots. It might take a week or two ... as I leave town again later this week. Now that gives a thought ... I'll take one of each on the upcoming trip ... as there is sure to be someone with a camera.
And RJman ... I'll pose naturally. I promise. And this is not one of those promises akin the death of the cowboy with the slower draw in some silent movie about the Wild West ... or for that matter, my resignation from AskKabbaz (may I borrow?) ... where I fall but get up ... only to fall and rise again ... fall one last time ... nope, up once more ... then down to the ground for good ... but with feet kicking into the air ... then all limp ... no ... no ... one last kick ... oops, make that two ... ahhhh, peace at last!