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REEVES OFFICIAL AFFILIATE THREAD

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by David Reeves, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. David Reeves

    David Reeves Well-Known Member

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    Fit pic from today, new client first fitting.....better lengthen those sleeves right?:ember:

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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    David your suits seem to have a very nipped waist. Do you generally cut a close waist, or is the chest swelled to give that illusion?
     
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  3. David Reeves

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    It depends on what you are working with in terms of the clients physique. If someone is in good shape you really do not need to do too much, if they are portly the key is to cut close to the waist and cut the chest and shoulders wider. If someone is very athletic like a drop 10 cutting too close to the waist may look feminine so you make it looser in that area.

    Generally I think of an ideal suit form which to my mind has a shoulder wider than the stomach, a chest wider than the stomach and a seat a little narrower than the chest. I then have to fit that form around different body types, simply put to degree everyone should look the same in my suits in terms of fit no matter what size they are or how their posture is.

    Does that make sense?
     
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  4. David Reeves

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    Makes perfect sense. Thanks for that.
     
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    +1
     
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    thats a lot of pockets. Phone pocket?
     
  8. David Reeves

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    A couple of simple classic suits we are working on.

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  9. David Reeves

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    Well always be prepared! We call it a phone pocket nowadays but the more traditional and less fashionable name would be "cigarette pocket".

    You know on an overcoat a poachers (or newspaper) pocket can hold a full sized iPad very well.
     
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    "NASCAR" tagging inside the suit perfect.
     
  11. GBR

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    Not enough pockets to my mind.

    I have two ticket pockets - and on both sides. None carries a large weight or bulk but it means everything is in its place. This coat seems to lack a pen pocket.
     
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    ??
     
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    Your standard inner pockets?
     
  14. David Reeves

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    Jfk368 loves to see the cloth and David Reeves labels in the inside of his suits!

    ....never mind all that handwork! ;)
     
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    JFK is a client and I coined that phrase, I actually don't like to see cloth labels in my suits as a rule.
     
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    Have you ever thought of doubling up on the Reeves' labels? Left side, right side, that sort of thing. Also, maybe put one under the jacket collar, that way it is visible when your clients (inevitably) pop their collars whilst carousing at a neighborhood hip hop discotheque.

    (also, why don't you like the fabric labels? I've always liked having the labels of the tailor and the fabric for whatever reason. I guess it makes me feel like the jacket is a part of a longer process)
     
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  17. David Reeves

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    I sort of think a high end bespoke suit should just have the maker and client name on the inside breast breast pocket, its an old fashioned idea and something just a bit ingrained in me.

    Nah, I think demographic is more electro pop.
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

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    Why should you advertise for the mill? What's in it for you? Amirtie?
     
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    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    David, I finally got a chance to wear your suit. It was a HIT!!

    It need some work on the shoulders, something we didn't notice before. When I hit the lottery, I will be back.
     
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    I wouldn't say I feel like that but where do you stop? Why not put an end credits of everyone involved in the suit? Hah now that would be interesting to do!
     
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