Someone on another site had made the observation that Darren only displays his customers' suits on mannequins, rather than on the customer himself. Â I agree with the implication that showing off suits on a manequin is not the same as on the customer, for purposes of showcasing how well the suit actually fits rather than how it merely looks. Â Ultimately that's what counts most.
This is getting borderline of ridiculous. What is next? Darren Beaman wears glasses hence he cannot be a good tailor? As for the last suit Darren posted (huntsman single button cut with DB vest), I saw the suit Â worn by its owner, not a few minutes, a few hours, I saw the owner standing, seated, eating, laughing, Â I saw the coat Darren made for the same customer. That suit blew me away. Â I looked intensively at the detaiils, from head to toe, I looked like a pauper in my Borrelli MTM stuff. The coat he was wearing was amazingly made, the richness of details I have never seen before. Then again I have a very limited amount of Bespoke suit (6) but grew up in a home where my father went to see a few (now famous) Italian Artisans on a monthly basis to have his suits made. Â I have seen great work before, and what I saw was great work. The fact that Darren was fired from A&S, was a cutter or an Alteration tailor has no basis for me. Actually, if such claims are true, more power to him. William Massena William@timezone.com