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post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
You'd need to ask but I'll bet they make the house cut no matter what they tell you they'll do. It's in the genes.

Will may have a point.

Even the single button is A&S through and through ... every bit as much as any of the many other A&S coats I have. Of course, I didn't ask for a different cut ... after all ... one goes to A&S for the cut ... and the resulting feel when worn.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
The A&S of yesteryear made a button hole ... but it was sewn shut.

Do you mean they used sham buttonholes, or that they made real buttonholes, sewed the buttons on the other facing, fastened the buttons, and then sewed the buttonholes closed?
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
You must have not gotten the memo: it is obligatory on the clothing Interwebz to hate A&S.

Right - they're CROOKS, LIARS, and CHEATS...
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by Bird's One View View Post
Do you mean they used sham buttonholes, or that they made real buttonholes, sewed the buttons on the other facing, fastened the buttons, and then sewed the buttonholes closed?

Sham.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Well, it's partly driven by economics: their business model just does not allow for multiple overseas fittings.
Well I does if one doesn't mind waiting a few years to get their clothing. That might have worked for me in younger years ... when I thought myself to be Dorian Gray.

It's a bit easier if one lives in New York ... as these days A&S representatives visit there twice yearly. Other destinations -- of which there are relatively few -- get one visit a year.

In all my early years of being an A&S client ... I saw them in America only once. I just preferred to make time for fittings while on trips to -- or through -- London. Sometimes trips to London and elsewhere in Europe (with a Heathrow connection) were based on a need for a fitting.

Manton is correct Bird's One View ... they are shams. They did not make a working buttonhole and then sew it shut.

And yes ... A&S is a firm people love to hate ... hence the line, "Some people swear at our clothes, others swear at them. We are not everybody's cup of tea."
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by tattersall View Post
Right - they're CROOKS, LIARS, and CHEATS...

Now, now now ... I can't even imagine John Hitchcock telling a lie or cheating anyone. He just has an honest personality.
post #22 of 30
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Now, now now ... I can't even imagine John Hitchcock telling a lie or cheating anyone. He just has an honest personality.

I was paraphrasing a noted member at the more 'advanced' forum. If I were to go to Savile Row, A&S would be my choice.
post #23 of 30
Why is that? There are so many choices there, and I am not sure they would be mine, though only because their house style is not my first choice. I do however think of them, together with Huntsman, as one of the houses I might want to try just to get it over with and out of my system.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Bird's One View View Post
Do you mean they used sham buttonholes, or that they made real buttonholes, sewed the buttons on the other facing, fastened the buttons, and then sewed the buttonholes closed?

They originally (decades ago) made only sham sleeve buttonholes. Then they made two working and two sham for a while. But they've all been working for at least fifteen years, as they were all working by default when I got my first suit and asked why that was.
post #25 of 30
I am a customer of A&S and must say that I find them to be willing to listen to my opinion. One needs to ask and have an opinion. They might not ask you what kind of this and what kind of that but over the years I have learned that if I know what I want and say so I get a better suit.
post #26 of 30
Of all the suits I've seen online from Savile Row, I like the A&S ones the best.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
They originally (decades ago) made only sham sleeve buttonholes. Then they made two working and two sham for a while. But they've all been working for at least fifteen years, as they were all working by default when I got my first suit and asked why that was.

In my case they made 3 working button holes and kept one sham so that any subsequent sleeve adjustments would be easier.
post #28 of 30
If you're interested in a very correct garment, then you'll be happy with A&S. Initially, I was measured in NYC during one of their two annual visits, a forward fitting was conducted on their subsequent trip and the garment delivered several months later.

Personally Mr Hitchcock has been quite accommodating in fulfilling my requests; he has duplicated trouser tabs of an illustration depicted in Style and the Man. Further, he's advanced a few stylistic ideas, which I would never have expected i.e., nipped waist and moderately opened quarters to mention a few.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by tattersall View Post
I was paraphrasing a noted member at the more 'advanced' forum. If I were to go to Savile Row, A&S would be my choice.
Tattersall, I realized you were adding a bit of humor. Not to worry.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
They originally (decades ago) made only sham sleeve buttonholes. Then they made two working and two sham for a while. But they've all been working for at least fifteen years, as they were all working by default when I got my first suit and asked why that was.

In my closet, I've got all three versions you mention ... plus a fourth -- three working, one sham (on the green house tweed) -- which was perhaps a very brief phase, an accident, or the personal preference of someone in the backroom.

Oops ... I'd only gotten to Will's comment ... then noticed what hip_priest has to say. Confirmed by another!

That being so ... perhaps the transition just crept up the sleeve ... and I simply missed out on the one working, three sham. Someday I'll have to check all my coats more carefully ... just to ensure I don't have that combination.
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