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Anyone have any experience with the men behind the conduit cut?

Any idea how much their suits go for these days?
 

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Originally Posted by dbc
Anyone have any experience with the men behind the conduit cut?

Any idea how much their suits go for these days?



An actual Sinclair customer would be 70+. Ask Sean Connery!

I believe that Mr. Sinclair retired by the early 1970's. Mr. Sinclair died quite a long time ago.

I was doing some research, and I came across the following website: http://anthonysinclair.com/index.html

I have no idea if it is a spoof or for real. If this is a real tailoring firm, then its style is based on the classics worn by Sean Connery.
 

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Originally Posted by Mark Seitelman
An actual Sinclair customer would be 70+. Ask Sean Connery! I believe that Mr. Sinclair retired by the early 1970's. Mr. Sinclair died quite a long time ago. I was doing some research, and I came across the following website: http://anthonysinclair.com/index.html I have no idea if it is a spoof or for real. If this is a real tailoring firm, then its style is based on the classics worn by Sean Connery.
I doubt its the site of a real tailor. A real tailor wouldn't base his website on James Bond and would only mention it in passing. It dates the site to the release date of Dr. No. However, the mention of a phone number and location is interesting. The location is 12 Savile Row, which of course wasn't the site of Anthony Sinclair. And any tailor that bases everything off of James Bond would not be on Savile Row. A real tailor would know what the word "cut" means in reference to a suit and wouldn't be describing fabrics as part of the "cut." It also describes the cut as "a classic Savile Row 'waisted' single-breasted, two-button coat, with slimline trousers." Connery's suits were more relaxed than the classic Savile Row cut and his trousers weren't really all that slim. They had a clean cut but not a slim cut. On another page it describes the suit as having narrow shoulders, whilst Connery's suits had extended shoulders. And the site attributes the cocktail cuff to Anthony Sinclair. As most people know it came from Turnbull & Asser, and I doubt Anthony Sinclair made shirts. The site appears to just be a site about James Bond's clothing done in a creative way. Does anyone know who actually coin the term "Conduit Cut"? Is it just an internet thing?
 

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Originally Posted by Matt S
I doubt its the site of a real tailor. A real tailor wouldn't base his website on James Bond and would only mention it in passing. It dates the site to the release date of Dr. No. However, the mention of a phone number and location is interesting. The location is 12 Savile Row, which of course wasn't the site of Anthony Sinclair. And any tailor that bases everything off of James Bond would not be on Savile Row. A real tailor would know what the word "cut" means in reference to a suit and wouldn't be describing fabrics as part of the "cut." It also describes the cut as "a classic Savile Row 'waisted' single-breasted, two-button coat, with slimline trousers." Connery's suits were more relaxed than the classic Savile Row cut and his trousers weren't really all that slim. They had a clean cut but not a slim cut. On another page it describes the suit as having narrow shoulders, whilst Connery's suits had extended shoulders. And the site attributes the cocktail cuff to Anthony Sinclair. As most people know it came from Turnbull & Asser, and I doubt Anthony Sinclair made shirts. The site appears to just be a site about James Bond's clothing done in a creative way. Does anyone know who actually coin the term "Conduit Cut"? Is it just an internet thing?
No, it pre-dates the internet. I think it was just the name given to it to distinguish it from the Savile Row 'cut' I've also heard it referred to as New-Edwardian by some tailors. I doubt you'll find out who originally coined the term.
 

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