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The Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see a flapped breast pocket, but that one seems rather low, doesn't it? Was that deliberate?

    Lovely cloth, Slew. Wear in good health.
     
  2. Concordia

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    Steed likes to put breast pockets on-- one's breast.
     
  3. Svenn

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    Steed's armholes aren't particularly high, well at least they weren't on mine when I specifically requested the highest ones possible. That being said, there is nonetheless a lot of arm mobility, the most of all of my bespoke suits.
     
  4. Slewfoot

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    Doc! Great to see you around these parts. I'm fine with it as is adding to the slouchy / sporty vibe although I'd be fine with it a half inch higher too. Just glad it turned out well as a whole!
     
  5. DocHolliday

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    Thanks, Slew. I always enjoy seeing your stuff. Steed does good work for you.

    I've been eyeballing flapped breast pockets lately, so I was quite interested in your specimen. I wonder if the uppermost corner of your pocket is in the same spot it would be on a typical straight pocket, so that the flap is angled downward from there.

    Did you discuss which way the pocket should slope? Your direction seems to have been most common back in the day. Terry-Thomas often sported flaps like yours, for example. But Patrick Macnee's followed the slope of the shoulder line.
     
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  6. Slewfoot

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    Thanks! Yes, I think that's pretty much it in that the corner of the pocket is in the standard spot. We put on a mock pocket at the fitting which seemed to be best right around that position. Balanced things out nicely.

    I trust you're looking smashing as always these days!
     
  7. davesmith

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    Anyone else think that the A&S lapel buttonholes are slightly longer than other makers?
     
  8. A Y

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    Tom Mahon wrote a long time ago that the longer the boutonnière buttonhole, the better. He makes his 1-1/8 inches long.
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    I have noticed that the Italians generally make theirs smaller than the English.
     
  10. Slewfoot

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    Just an FYI that Steed will be coming to NY on 10/28 and 10/29.

    I'll be getting fittings for an LL green tweed sportcoat and a Fox Flannel DB navy chalk stripe. Can't wait.
     
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  12. forex

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    What is the LL green tweed?
     
  13. Grammaton Cleric

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    See my sig
     
  14. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    This is what I'm doing...a test run of a mid green with blue and brown windowpane with herringbone and barleycorn patterns mixed in together. Anything, but uninspiring. That green safe color is quite nice though.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. forex

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    It is just solid green? Does it have any panes or stripes? Anything? Looks very uninspiring to me. Sorry Slew :D
     
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    Solid green, but quite a bit of heathering.
     
  17. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    well this one is completely different from what GM has in his signature. I like this one.
     
  18. comrade

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    beautiful !
     
  19. Gianni Cerutti

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    fantastic .... where have you found? that has weight? very special and unique. It's vintage?
     
  20. Slewfoot

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    Thanks Gianni. This fabric was made custom over at The London Lounge. I suggested Michael Alden make something similar and he incorporated the herringbone / barleycorn effect. It was based off an old vintage fabric from the Hunters of Brora Carroll Book. I am having a fitting with Steed in a week and I will try and post some photos.
     

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