Thanx for sharing - very nice. Â ...now let's hear the story on the pocket, sounds like a funny tail of woe
This was the 3rd item I had bespoke for me. The first two were with Alan Flusser back when he was at 16 E. 52nd St. I was introduced to Partito in Philly by a client of mine (who at the time was in a LOT higher tax bracket than me - I know. I was his accountant). At a meeting with my client, I commented how nice his suit fit and he told me who made it for him. Being the Type A personality that made him successful at his business, he immediately called his tailor and told him I am coming over at 5pm that day for a fitting. I reluctantly agreed. Well the tailor and I start a nice conversation and working relationship. I call and stop in whenever I am in Philly, which was monthly back then. On one of my visits, he informs me he has excess silk suiting fabric from a cancelled order. I look, say it looks nice and 5 weeks and 2 fittings later, viola., the pictures you see. Missing breast pocket occurred when he said he called to see how much of an angle I wanted breast pocket to be, since I specified it be angled in our initial meeting. With my first two bespoke items from Flusser, I learned that nothing should go straight across the body. The very slight angle upward of the breast pocket was important. Somehow, since he thought I didn't get back to him with the correct upward angle, there ended up with no pocket at all. I was very unhappy at first but since the coat is custom, informed people will assume that's the way I wanted it. And that is the story behind the missing breast pocket.