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post #61 of 281
I know someone who has a few Kilgour Shanghai-suits. I was not tremendously impressed, I took them for Paul Smith London at first blush - machine-made buttonholes (keyhole on the lapel, no less!) were the biggest thing that astounded me.
post #62 of 281
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I know someone who has a few Kilgour Shanghai-suits. I was not tremendously impressed, I took them for Paul Smith London at first blush - machine-made buttonholes (keyhole on the lapel, no less!) were the biggest thing that astounded me.

Keyhole buttonholes on the lapel are the rule for southerm Italian bespoke...I only have the obverse photo for a closeup, but here is the back of the lapel of the Solito...



...that I posed in WAYWRN here.

Rubinacci does a keyhole as well.

My English tailor, of course, would never do that. It is only anathema regionally, however.

- B
post #63 of 281
I find my preferences are orientated toward the traditional - British style. As a result, I find that I am drawn to Savile Row and what is offered there. For what it is worth, I like the feel of what is represented by the style (and people also as I discovered after initial contact) at Richard Anderson and have commissioned trousers (not jackets or suits - yet) from abroad (since I don't travel much) - a sort of "made to measure by remote" if you like. I was surprised to find that the firm was more than approachable and agreeable with the concept which was not what I expected before initial contact.
post #64 of 281
A member above asked for examples of Double Breasted suits.

Anderson & Sheppard

Richard Anderson


Richard Anderson detail
post #65 of 281
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A member above asked for examples of Double Breasted suits.

Anderson & Sheppard

post #66 of 281
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Richard Anderson


Richard Anderson detail

Most interesting. Are those darts running all the way down to the bottom of the skirt?

And what is that cloth? Are you sure you didn't accidentally walk into Boateng?
post #67 of 281
That RA suit is making me dizzy, but I really like the A&S DB posted.
post #68 of 281
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Richard Anderson


Richard Anderson detail

Hmmm. I like it.
post #69 of 281
I'm pretty sure the RA diagonal is house cloth. It's definitely a look they highlight.
post #70 of 281
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A member above asked for examples of Double Breasted suits. Anderson & Sheppard Richard Anderson Richard Anderson detail
I think that DB windowpane looks very nice, that the pattern is well set and overall the suit looks great on you. The other suit I like even more both the cut and the fabric; where is it from?
post #71 of 281
I don't know that I could do a diagonal stripe, suspect I would get vertigo every time I looked down, but hey, more power to ya....
post #72 of 281
Dormeuil has this diagonal pattern. Do not recall which book.
post #73 of 281
RSS: I remember discussing that diagonal striped RA suit when you posted it on AAAC some time ago. I don't get it at all, and at the time you said you were still figuring out what to do with it. How has that gone? When do you wear it?
post #74 of 281
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Dormeuil has this diagonal pattern. Do not recall which book.
i have something similar but the stripes are much closer together giving the suit something of a solid look from a distance. It's from the Holland and Sherry Moresque book and it's a lot softer than the material for this suit appears to be. RSS' suit seems more suited for business and mine for afterhours. I do like that fabric though, did you remember what quality it was?
post #75 of 281
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Excuse my ignorance: what explains the hate for windowpane DB suits?
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