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***Official Franco Ercoles Bespoke Thread (Brooklyn/Manhattan)***

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NewYorkIslander, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Well-Known Member

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    I really like the look - not something I would wear, but it works for him. The waist treatment is a bit strong, but i think it "fits" everywhere..
     
  2. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh, very nice. Me likey. What's that SC made of? Is it a blend (e.g. silk), or 100% wool? What kind of weight?

    Thank you! Its Hardy 7510...wears heavier than the 9 oz or so its described as.

    http://www.hfwltd.com/bobb.php?b=jgh&c=11&p=1#thumb
     
  3. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Zegna grey hopsack weave...around 8oz
     
  4. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    That looks very, very nice. Love the vest with it.
     
  5. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    12 oz Dormeuil Hopsack Blazer, Twill (~11-12oz) Pants
     
  6. S. Able

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    Thanks for posting the pics! I think the three piece looks excellent. Is your right shoulder really low?
     
  7. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the pics! I think the three piece looks excellent. Is your right shoulder really low?

    Yea, big time. been keeping the shoulder strap on that shoulder for over 10 years...
     
  8. S. Able

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    Yea, big time. been keeping the shoulder strap on that shoulder for over 10 years...

    Are the shoulders of these two jackets relatively soft?
     
  9. texas_jack

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    How many fittings does a suit usually take? I'd be interested in getting fitted for one of his suits next time i'm visiting my GF's family.
     
  11. taxgenius

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    I would love to see the very first piece he did to get an idea of how good Ercole is the first time round.
     
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    Hardy Houndstooth 3 hard roll 2, flap pockets


    Nice Jacket. Cut the way I like it.
     
  13. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Are the shoulders of these two jackets relatively soft?

    Yes, I have strong shoulders so we go with very light to no padding.

    How many fittings does a suit usually take? I'd be interested in getting fitted for one of his suits next time i'm visiting my GF's family.

    Generally 2 or 3.

    I would love to see the very first piece he did to get an idea of how good Ercole is the first time round.

    I have some pics I think, will have to dig them up. I still have the jacket, but its been altered tremendously as I put on about 15 pounds of upper body muscle since I had it made a few years ago.
     
  14. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Pants 1/4 inch too short...will have them lengthened this weekend.

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  15. patrickBOOTH

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    I ordered number 2 Saturday. After it is finished I will poast some pics. I think this one will be a little more SF approved than the first. I think it will be good to see the different capabilities of Frank. After I post I will tell you what I said to him and we will see how it affects the outcome.
     
  16. aravenel

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    This is really fantastic, NYR. You've clearly got your pattern dialed in with him.
     
  17. taxgenius

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    I ordered number 2 Saturday. After it is finished I will poast some pics. I think this one will be a little more SF approved than the first. I think it will be good to see the different capabilities of Frank. After I post I will tell you what I said to him and we will see how it affects the outcome.

    Can you poast a link to the first one?
     
  18. David Reeves

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    Whats his turnaround time and how big is the workforce you think?
     
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    Whats his turnaround time and how big is the workforce you think?

    From cutting to finish probably about 4-6 weeks, but once you pick out fabric, it depends on the time of year...he usually tells you and is upfront. A hint would be to check his pile of to cut fabrics...if its doubled up on the counter the wait will be longer.

    He has a few pant makers downstairs, Samira does buttonholes and buttons, he has one other woman upstairs I think and there is Mike, Frank, and Ercole on the floor as well...small operation really. He may have somemore people that I'm missing.
     
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    This is my first commission with him. Taken the first day I wore it, a few summers ago: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] and a few shots from the fitting: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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