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post #16 of 39
Well, anyone who's read this far ought to know the other gem (well, kind of) in that same FB is a Borrelli 6x2 tweed suit in size 38R. Very country, to quote our favorite Frenchman, but also very well made. Unfortunately, it will run $1100 with the sale, but that's comparable to EBay prices.
post #17 of 39
anything in size 43R?
post #18 of 39
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anything in size 43R?
Nothing you would be interested. The best suits at that particular FB are Hickey Freeman. No Kiton.
post #19 of 39
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johnnynorman3 Posted on Mar. 09 2005,12:34 Oscar, you are making me want to leave work early so I can rush the thing to the tailor to have the sleeve buttonholes cut...     "Runs circles around the Oxxford" -- I feel exactly the same.  FB had a superb Manhattan II -- three season, charcoal grey Super 130s, with aqua blue pinstripes.  Simply a fantastic cloth in a suit whose cut I very much like (very American, sure; but a incredibly soft silhouette that is a joy to wear).  Even if the Hickey Rochester would have been the same price, I would have without doubt chosen it over the Oxxford.  It really is that good.  I will definitely post pics of it soon.
I have read at least a million threads where johnny promises to "post pics soon" and never does. johnnynorman3 = biggest tease on the SF.
post #20 of 39
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No, this one was in Wash, DC @ the National Press Club Filene's. Anyone who is 44L looking for a black windowpane 2-button number have a potential steal on your hands.  The amount of handwork is extraordinary.
Color me surprised.  In general, that Filene's is a complete dump (although I bought a nice RLPL cashmere sweater there once).  Do you recall seeing anything good in 40R?
post #21 of 39
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Color me surprised.  In general, that Filene's is a complete dump (although I bought a nice RLPL cashmere sweater there once).  Do you recall seeing anything good in 40R?
Afraid not. The one on Conn Ave is still far superior. That's what makes the HF hand tailored and Borrelli stand out even more. I think I'm like you and waiting for the Bergdorf shipment in a coupla' weeks.
post #22 of 39
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A tease? Me? I was wondering when someone was going to call me on that. It's tough taking pics when you get home at night and your camera doesn't work and you can't figure out the auto timer, etc. I'm not too keen on asking the wife to take modeling shots, so I'm on my own. This one though, at the very least I can take pictures of the handwork, and I think I've figured out my auto timer. Seriously, pics will be posted for this one. Seriously they will. As for the Borrelli, is that thing still even there? I thought someone had bought that. Great suit (too small for me though), though I think it's missing the sleeve buttons, and that's a big pain in the ass with a double breasted that has pretty unique color buttons.
post #23 of 39
The HF store in NY will carry the Edward. They will also have swatches for getting mtm. Price (depending on who answers the phone) 2300/2800 - 4000..
post #24 of 39
jn3, I doubt that suit will get you into Nobu.  I think you should flip it on eBay.  
post #25 of 39
Thread Starter 
No way, man. My closet has Oxxford, Purple Label/St. Andrews, premium cloth Zegna Sartorial, and Chan suits in it. This HF is by far the nice suit I own -- it's worth at least $1000 to me. If Nobu doesn't let me in, I'll head a little further uptown to Union Square Cafe.
post #26 of 39
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If Nobu doesn't let me in, I'll head a little further uptown to Union Square Cafe.
Nobu is highly overrated anyway. I even like Ubon more, and it really is just a noodle shop. Union Square cafe is way better. BTW, this in NYC only. I'm not sure a suit of any type, unless you are George Hamilton, is going to get you into *any* place special in L.A.
post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by johnnynorman3
A tease? Me? I was wondering when someone was going to call me on that. It's tough taking pics when you get home at night and your camera doesn't work and you can't figure out the auto timer, etc. I'm not too keen on asking the wife to take modeling shots, so I'm on my own. This one though, at the very least I can take pictures of the handwork, and I think I've figured out my auto timer. Seriously, pics will be posted for this one. Seriously they will.

Sorry to resurrect this 14 month old thread, but the description of this very special HF gave me a Pavlovian response and I'd really like to see it. Were any pics ever posted, or was it just a tease afterall?
post #28 of 39
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Originally Posted by GMF
Sorry to resurrect this 14 month old thread, but the description of this very special HF gave me a Pavlovian response and I'd really like to see it. Were any pics ever posted, or was it just a tease afterall?

I'm pretty sure that he eventually posted the pics. Yep, just found it.

Hickey hand-tailored
post #29 of 39
I revised my links, if you click them you can see my HF handmade.
I like it a lot, almost as much as I like it, the lamb
post #30 of 39
Thanks. Truly gorgeous suits. Doesn't look anything like my three HFs (two Boardroom, one Canterbury).

Are these handsewn models called Rochester or Edward?
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