adventures in bespoke: Richard Anderson

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  1. Pembers

    Pembers Senior member

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    God that is a fantastic suit.
     


  2. bboysdontcryy

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    Chill -- don't think ET meant it in a pejorative way. He was, I'm guessing, making that statement half-jokingly.
     
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  3. archetypal_yuppie

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    It took 1 hr 15 mins from the first time I asked here until I got the answer. I actually expected it to be faster, despite my assumption that there are probably few RA clients on here at any time. There are plenty of tailors and people with general SR knowledge who are typically happy to help. I'm sure such a question would have been answered in no time in Rubi or NSM or EG or Steed (makers with many SF consumers).

    New rule:
    No seeking useful information on SF. Must talk to makers directly.

    FYI I meant to reply to Poorsod: "Richard Anderson, Maurice Sedwell and Steed have been pretty prompt with me via email. Turnaround usually within a day if not less. Budd and NSM can take a little longer. Have you tried contacting them before?"
     
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  4. Eustace Tilley

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    Quote:Sarcasm + humor, it is lost on you. Fwiw, they all respond very promptly. And, you're welcome.
     
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  5. bboysdontcryy

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    Maybe it's the angle, but the shoulders look 'softer' (relative, of course), to what I've seen from Huntsman. The windowpanes are also perfectly aligned. But what I marvel at is at those trousers and how they hang.
     
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  6. archetypal_yuppie

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    Well thank you (ET). But are suggesting that you did not mean to imply that I should have contacted them rather than asking here?
     
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  7. Eustace Tilley

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    Quote:I have seen quite a few Huntsman suits, and none have really had built-up shoulders. I'm guessing that's just iGent-lore. The stuff I have from Dege, Meyer, etc. is certainly heavier at the shoulders.
     


  8. Eustace Tilley

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    Quote:I was just making a joke given the prevalence of these questions on SF. If I was annoyed by your Q or thought it inappropriate, I certainly wouldn't have responded with the answer. Methinks you're just being a bit sensitive here.
     


  9. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The shoulders are identical to mine, or at least as far as I can tell from a picture. Huntsman treats pattern layout as an art form. Not just matching, but in how the pattern is placed and how darts and seams interact with the pattern. It is almost a shame to order solids or simple-patterned clothing from them.
     


  10. bboysdontcryy

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    It's possible that they pad it according to the customer's body profile. I visited them after Dopey recommended them heartily, and the coat, how should I put it, gives me strong straight shoulders (though I already have straight shoulders to begin with, albeit with a lower right shoulder).

    It's not massively and inelegantly padded, that's for sure, though the ends seem to have more padding/wadding (whatever) than my Poole. Might have smth to do with the sleeve heads, or leveling my shoulders, but this is all speculation.


    It's my shoulders I tell you. I remember how Foo photo-shopped my coat -- smth about collar angle or smth of that sort.
     
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  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are the shoulders padded or just the ends? I have sloped shoulders and they padded slightly to straighten the line, with, obviously, more buildup at the ends. But it is really not that much, though more than Dege, which had nothing but canvas until the sleevehead.

    Actually . . . I think the shoulder line on yours is very similar to Hammick's, though I have no idea what either of you start out with.
     
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    ^ It's padded lightly, and builds up quite a bit at the end (at least more than on my Poole, and Chan, though similar to my Whitcomb). I think it's my shoulders that are already straight to begin with.

    I'll try to get a picture of the coat, and of me pinching the shoulders, and put it up some time soon since a picture speaks a thousand words.
     
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    I suspect that price is quite out of date. I was in there last Wednesday asking about a sports jacket. For pricing purposes we were looking at Porter & Harding Glenroyal and I was quoted £3,300 for just a jacket. Admittedly that was (I think) including VAT but it was just for a jacket and not a three-piece suit.

    I also went into Poole. Both houses (RA and Poole) had the same way of dealing with prices. They both had a printed price book with a number of price bands depending on the price band of the fabric chosen. Rather comically there was a typo in the Poole price book for the jacket price that I was quoted, either that or I somehow chose a fabric resulting in a jacket costing £24,599 plus VAT. I knew I had expensive tastes but that's pushing it, even for me.

    - Julian
     


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    Met Richard. Nice guy. Friendliest on the Row we came across.
     


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    + 1 :bigstar:
     


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