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  1. Frog in Suit

    Canons (London) bespoke shoes

    Good question... For what that's worth : My mid-1980s clothes now are tight (they have been altered). I may try to get the waistcoats altered and I can only button the jackets with some difficulty or by not carrying much in the breast pockets. My 1990s, and later, clothes fit me fine. After a...
  2. Frog in Suit

    Canons (London) bespoke shoes

    True indeed. I started when single, stopped when the children were small, then restarted after a fourteen- or fifteen-year hiatus, with a different tailor. Prices had more than doubled by then (but difficult to say for sure, because different shop); then doubled again, roughly, in the next ten...
  3. Frog in Suit

    Timeless/old money Three Piece suit

    I agree re: slanted pockets. They used to be very rare, except on hacking jackets (for practical reasons). Then RTW firms started putting them on all their coats, probably because they thought their products would be thought "bespoke" by the uninitiated. In most cases, they don't look bespoke...
  4. Frog in Suit

    Canons (London) bespoke shoes

    True, I suppose. I had school loans but started buying (in GBP) with a USD income at a time when the exchange rate was very favourable. Also, I did not go to Hunstman or other big names (Tom Brown, in Eton, at first). My DB dinner suit cost 800 quid. Even in London, a Savile Row (in the general...
  5. Frog in Suit

    Timeless/old money Three Piece suit

    You can make a single-breasted waistcoat more interesting by having lapels...
  6. Frog in Suit

    Timeless/old money Three Piece suit

    Re: waistcoats: double-breasted does look excessive (showy, more like a "statement") but I find a single-breasted coat looks incomplete without a waistcoat (single-breasted). A double-breasted coat without a waistcoat, on the other hand, is fine. I should add that I am probably considerably...
  7. Frog in Suit

    Canons (London) bespoke shoes

    Thank you. Let it be a lesson for the younger generation: buy bespoke (suits, shirts, shoes...) as soon as you can because if you wait too long, you won't be able to afford it. I have enough suits for most occasion (no white tie, no smoking jacket, but pretty much all other "needs" covered)...
  8. Frog in Suit

    Canons (London) bespoke shoes

    There was no deduction then...
  9. Frog in Suit

    Canons (London) bespoke shoes

    Crikey. When I first had mine made (ca 2009), they were priced at 2,200 GBP or so... Thank you for the information.
  10. Frog in Suit

    Canons (London) bespoke shoes

    For one thing, all of Foster's customer lasts stayed with Canon. For another, I doubt I could afford bespoke shoes now. How much would Canon and Emiko Matsuda charge? Does anyone know?
  11. Frog in Suit

    Double sided cuff links

    Benson & Clegg (now web only), Budd, other Jermyn street shirtmakers...
  12. Frog in Suit

    Canons (London) bespoke shoes

    Jumping into this conversation, with apologies, as I do not have any information to contribute, only a (indiscreet...) question: How much does Canon ex-Foster now charge for bespoke shoes? I ask because I had five (superb) pairs made by Emiko Matsuda when she was at Foster and Sons...I very much...
  13. Frog in Suit

    The Most Versatile Suits

    Also so-called "Pink" coats for hunting (I was able to see one up close at Meyer & Mortimer's old shop, made from extremely heavy -- I don't remember the weight...-- cloth), tweed "hacking" jackets, etc...I love browsing tweed cloth books at a tailor's shop, the heavier the better.
  14. Frog in Suit

    The Most Versatile Suits

    Obviously. Those would be jockey's silks. There is a dress code, at least in Europe, for racing, from morning suit (Royal Ascot, etc.) to lounge suits, to tweeds, etc.
  15. Frog in Suit

    The Most Versatile Suits

    The second one strikes me as what was once called (perhaps still is) a racing suit...
  16. Frog in Suit

    Double Breasted Style.

    Gabin was in Le Jour se Lève and Quai des Brumes (both Carné) and La Bête Humaine ( Off the top of my head, Gabin had the lead role in Quai des Brumes and Le Jour se Lève (both Carné) and La Grande Illusion and La Bête Humaine (both Renoir), four films considered to be masterpieces, all before...
  17. Frog in Suit

    A Discussion Thread for Swan Songs

    Many thanks for the tip. Some day, perhaps...
  18. Frog in Suit

    Gieves and Hawkes enters liquidation.

    Today's FT has a piece by Nicholas Foulkes, with history and a few good pictures (Paywall).
  19. Frog in Suit

    First Savile Row bespoke

    I am a French middle class customer, now retired, who used to buy his clothes on Savile Row (well, Sackville Street, to be precise). I started to buy bespoke in the mid-eighties. SR was affordable then, especially if you stayed away from the most expensive houses (Huntsman...). I would say that...
  20. Frog in Suit

    First Savile Row bespoke

    Thank you for the information. I shall have to ask my wife to trace her, as I am not on any social network or whatever the damn things are called.

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