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Jack Taylor - tailor

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Hi: Does anyone know if Jack Taylor work for Quintino of Beverly Hills back in the 50's and 60's. He is at 341 North Camden Drive, directly opposite Mr. Chow (310-274-7276), but I want to put off calling if I can. Dean
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Hi: Does anyone know if Jack Taylor work for Quintino of Beverly Hills back in the 50's and 60's. He is at 341 North Camden Drive, directly opposite Mr. Chow (310-274-7276), but I want to put off calling if I can. Dean
I don't know -- but would you please give experiences and thoughts on JT? And does he have a house style? And who is the most Ivy League tailors out in Los Angeles -- if such a thing exists in LA? Thanks. H
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I don't know -- but would you please give experiences and thoughts on JT?
He is a "confident" man. Some would say obnoxious. I would say, borderline case. I have never ordered from him, for a number of reasons. I haven't been to his shop in around 8 years, but the last time I was there, I was impressed by the quality of the work, especially the handwork.
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And does he have a house style?
Old Hollywood. Wide, pitched shoulders. Nipped waist. Clean front (achieved in part with a stiffer than average horsehair canvas chest piece).
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And who is the most Ivy League tailors out in Los Angeles -- if such a thing exists in LA?
I haven't lived there in a while. Still, I did my research when I did. I don't think such a thing exists. Carrol & Co. is a very "trad" shop, however. I'm sure they carry more than one American MTM, like Oxxford or Southwick.
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According to Alan Flusser's Style and the Man Taylor worked for some firms in NYC but opened up his shop in LA immediately after he came here in 1953. Thus, he has been an independent proprietor ever since he's been in SoCal...at least if "Master" Flusser has his facts straight.
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Giacomo Trabalza on La Cienega was very accommodating. I suspect his style is a bit more Italian, but truthfully was not educated enough in house styles at the time I visited him to tell you what it was. If you like Schwarzenegger's suits, and Sly Stallone's he does them. There's also a guy on Robertson who's supposed to be pretty good, and Renzi Tailors in Costa Mesa. I found Mr. Taylor amusingly opinionated in a very informative way.
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The Governator's suits are impeccable, I think. Makes sense that he gets a local bespoke. I think he is probably currently the best dressed public figure currently working.
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I am sorry Steve, were you saying that Giacomo Trabalza had, perhaps, workd with Quintino
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Renzi is not in the same league as Trabalza or Taylor. The stuff is outsourced to various factories, and there is a lot less handwork. Still, I'm happy with the things I have from them.
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