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A Rare Opportunity - Experts Available in Person

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Alexander Kabbaz, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Well-Known Member

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    Recent attempts on my part to verbally explain . . . - - - the differences between single- and double-needle stitching - - - why proper shirt tail stitching is stronger and superior to the use of gussets on a 'cheater' hem - - - why certain twill weaves make proper dress shirts whereas heavier ones do not - - - how to differentiate between M.O.P. and plastic buttons - - - and thousands upon thousands of words on other subjects, all of which could be physically demonstrated in mere seconds . . . convinced me that the forum needed a supplement. Toward that end, a group of we members of the various sartorial trades discussed the situation and decided that such a supplement was possible. And so was born the concept behind "A Collection of Sartorial Excellence". A two-day exposition with experts available to not only answer your questions, but to actually show you the answers. In attendance will be Alexander Kabbaz - Bespoke Shirts & Furnishings, Carlo Franco's Chuck Franke - Ties, Shirts, and R-T-W, Vass Shoes' Gabor Halmos - Hand-made Shoes, and Savile Row's Darren Beaman - Bespoke Tailoring. Our Special Guest for the entire exposition will be A.A.A.C's Andy Gilchrist. "A Collection of Sartorial Excellence", our first exposition, will be held March 4th and 5th at New York City's famous Regency Hotel on Park Avenue. As all of us will also be meeting with our clients at various times, admission is limited and is by invitation, a quantity of which have been reserved for members of A.A.A.C. and the Style Forum. Further details appear below as does a link you can click to receive an invitation until our supply is exhausted. Should you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me using the e-mail button. [​IMG] Click Here to Request an Invitation to Sartorial Excellence .
     
  2. Roy

    Roy Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like something I'd definitely want to see. What a pity that it is so far away [​IMG]
     
  3. tiger02

    tiger02 Well-Known Member

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    Take this show on the road, man.  As soon as you set up in Frankfurt, I'm there.

    In all seriousness, it's great to see you guys put this together, thanks to everyone involved.  I know it's been said before, but both forums benefit greatly from your involvement; this event takes that to another level.

    Tom
     
  4. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    should someone invite thomas mahon?
     
  5. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Well-Known Member

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    Great Idea. Took care of it right away. Thanks, RJ Man. [​IMG] Oops. How embarrassing, RJ. How 'bout ... given my alacritious positiveness over your super idea I was too gleeful to be acrimonious?
     
  6. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    hm.  alacrity means glee or positiveness.  You must mean acrimony.  Otherwise, very high-class to invite him.  I volunteer to restrain Darren.

    PS: Finally, someone who writes fora instead of forums. You've warmed this law-talking-guy's heart Alex.
     
  7. jekv12

    jekv12 Well-Known Member

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    Thomas Mahon? Help me out here. I believe he and Edwin DeBoise founded Steed a number of years ago, and recently Edwin bought out Thomas. What is Thomas up to these days?
     
  8. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    http://englishcut.com/
     
  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Ah, if only in San Francisco.
     
  10. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a lot of fun. Just don't make fun of my RTW clothes. [​IMG]
     
  11. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    Oh, but ridicule is the price of admission. [​IMG] Edited to correct atrocious grammar.
     
  12. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    (TimelessRider @ Feb. 06 2005,17:51) Sounds like a lot of fun. Â Just don't make fun of my RTW clothes. Â [​IMG]
    Oh, but ridicule the the price of admission. Â [​IMG]
    The mud's on you if you mistake bespoke for ready-to-wear. [​IMG]
     
  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Trip to Palm Beach / Miami in the foreseeable future?

    Jon.
     
  14. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    Everyone have fun up there.

    Don't forget to take pictures.

    (If someone gets riotously drunk, take video.)
     
  15. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Well-Known Member

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    A couple of quick notes: Yes ... we've discussed the idea of 'taking it on the road', and thanks for asking. It is a distinct possibility for the future ... after we see how the first one goes. Especially now that tiger02 has offered us four round-trip tickets to Frankfurt. Thanks, tiger. [​IMG] And for those who have wondered - we purposely did not ask your Membername on the invitation request form so as to preserve the anonyminity afforded by the forum.
     
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    Will Well-Known Member

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    Will the Vass representative take measurements or does he represent RTW only?

    Will
     
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    Can I bring my samples and leather swatches? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Well-Known Member

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    More notes in response to questions:

    Yes, significant others are probably more welcome than members.

    For those who have asked: You're correct that the wording on the Invitation Request Confirmation Page doesn't say "you're in" and here is why: Included with your invitation, which should reach you in the mail in about a week, will be a request for you to R.S.V.P. to give us an idea of whether to expect you in the a.m., mid-day, p.m., or evening ... and how many will be in your party. That way, we can avoid overcrowding and under-wining. Or is that under-wine-ing? Oh, heck. It's meant to prevent running out of booze.
     
  19. Charles Rogers

    Charles Rogers Well-Known Member

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    a·lac·ri·ty
    n.

    1. Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
    2. Speed or quickness; celerity.

    Cheers.
     
  20. tiger02

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    First class all the way, baby. Lets see some of these guys who only want you to fly cross country match that. Then again, I'm thinking you couldn't get enough business in Frankfurt to justify the time over here, even with free plane tickets. No way a German who's used to wearing sneakers with his suit--much more widespread here than in the States, by the way--is going to get fitted up for a pair of Vass. Tom
     

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