Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I guess they weren't made recently then.
I believe RSS had some recent stuff made by A&S after a hiatus.
I wouldn't be surprised, though, if these are based on his existing patterns there. This would have been drawn up by the previous regime even if updated and cut by the current.
Up through the eighties, there were several senior cutters. Each had his variations on the A&S style. One cutter, for example, was thought to be more successful with big dudes. Another did stuff that was more shapely. Each might have used sidebodies or not as well, fish cuts or cuts to the arm, or front darts or not.
It's not only the overall cut, derived from the London drape cut, that distinguishes A&S from most of the other SR makers...there's also a lot that comes from their approach to sewing and actual make-up of the clothes themselves (e.g., the canvas.)
If you remove one brick, I don't think the walls fall. Several bricks, though, might be another matter.