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Arthur Chapnik menswear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mack11211, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Last week I picked up an Arthur Chapnik blazer in a nice brown and black weave. It was second hand but in great shape and seemed to fit. Made in Italy, etc. Then I discovered it was short size, and looked it, alas.

    I've googled the guy and searched him on ebay. All I find is some womenswear sold at Neiman-Marcus. Does anyone know anything more, for ex., where the men's stuff is sold?
     
  2. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I haven't heard that name in ages.

    There were some shady dealings years ago. they used to have a loft around 5th and 20th Street or Broadway. Used to be Also known as Arthur richards.

    they used to have a small factory or gave the work to one of the local factories. Moderate price #2 0r #4 make jacket.

    Carl
     
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    mack11211 Senior member

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    The jacket is relatively contemporary, with a three button closure, narrow lapel starting above the third button.

    What is a "#2 or #4 make jacket"? Please explain.
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There used to be a numbering system based on the number of man hours it took to make a jacket in a factory.

    A #6 garment had the most hand work.
    A #4 had less hand work
    A #2 still had a canvas front but was mostly made by machine.
    An x make was a fused garment.

    Carl
     

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