Andover Shop

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  1. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    Just received an Andover Shop catalogue in the mail and was really impressed with what they had. I noticed one thing in particular, and that was every single jacket was a 2 button, exact same cut (I am assuming single vent). Any idea who makes their suits, and if anyone has any knowledge as to whether their shoulders are less padded than J. Presses?
     
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    House label is Samuelsohn (though they do sell some fused offerings as well by I don't know whom). I tried one on once and didn't find it to be cut any different than a normal Samuelsohn, except that it was much more sack like. Certainly not "American Trad" in the "unconstructed coat" sense.
     
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    If I could add another question... Can Andover provide any made-to-order options through fax or e-mail? Let's say I wanted their brown herringbone sportcoat, but with side-vents and a ticket pocket, could they do that for a premium?

    (I notice they can make up scarves with any combination of colored stripes, which got me thinking...)
     
  5. Phil

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    Id be surprised if they would accomodate a ticket pocket and side vents, but I could certainly be wrong. Just from looking at their catalogue I was getting the sense it is like that old Henry Fold quote - "sure you can have any color you want, as long as its black". Sure you can have any Andover suit you want, as long as its 2 button, single vented. Id love to be proven wrong though, since I would like the same features Nick mentions.
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pretty sure that they will do special orders on most items.

    Worth a call. The Clarendon St. branch is very nice/helpful, as is the one in Andover.
     
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    Not true in my experience and I've been a fan for a long time.

    Edit: to be more specific, I meant that I don't the Samuelsohn is only house brand, if indeed they are a brand at all. If my closet is any indication, that they've do a variation on Amer/Trad, in the 2b SB and they do the old 3 button style. They also do a lovely 3 button with side vents as well. In my experience, padding in their coats is always minimal, never freakish.
     
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    I don't know that Andover will accomodate through fax or email.

    Each of the three is different, has its own character, cut from a different cloth, as it were.
     
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    they use oxxford as top line, sam. as middle line and one other which i forget as lower.i was there 2 weeks ago and was asking about a linen sportcoat for spring
     

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