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A&S

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Well-Known Member

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    The coat reference is G4701. Now stop giving me a hard time ... Piobaire has done plenty of that today.

    If you are going to continue, please give me time to get a drink ... or rather another drink.
     
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    I can say this. John measured and handled all the fittings. All my communications were with John. Even my one repremand* was administered by John.

    * Happened the time I arrived to discover someone had told him that I'd given them permission to photograph my clothing ... on premisis. To this day I have no idea who that was.

    As for using A&S, I haven't been back since the double breasted made up in 'Manton's Cloth.' Hint: 30642

    I'm waiting with bated breath. Then again, we had prawns tonight ... so perhaps that should be baited breath.
     
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    11.5 oz Lesser dark blue flannel with a grey windowpane?
     
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    BINGO! But rather than grey ... I just say 'chalky windowpane.'
     
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    Interesting to hear about the softening as I can tell that my recent Steed jacket is doing the same thing. It's borderline a touch snug in parts of the shoulder/armhole areas, but by the end of the day it seems to have molded to my body. Hopefully soon it will feel that way first thing in the morning as well. I look forward to following its development. The garments I've had made in Hong Kong don't seem to mold as much (granted they fit great right from the beginning so no worries there).
     
  9. DutchDaedalus

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    Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair uses A&S.

    http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/cut-from-the-same-cloth/

    More pictures: http://www.zimbio.com/Graydon+Carter/pictures/pro

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  10. greger

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    As far back as the eary sixties I've heard of 3-4 month setting time for the coat to settle into shape and then needs a one time "Tune Up". So that is nothing new, and goes way back further than that, because he was an old tailor here in the North West US. Thomas Mahon wrote about the waiting period, too, saying the cloth is fluid (not the first time I heard that, either). Those who use it for an excuse for bad tailoring should be avoided. After a real "Tune Up" the problems should be gone, otherwise they never finished firtting the garment before they let it out the door.
     

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