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Best bespoke commission ever? I think so. *** PICTURES ADDED FOR THOSE LACKING IMAGINATION

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :fu:


    Thank you.


    Have you used them? The current incarnation strikes me as a distant relation of the original.
     
  2. poorsod

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    Sounds like a sartorial equivalent of "double or nothing."

    Does Luca no longer come to New York or did you have to have the fittings with Mariano?
     
  3. Eustace Tilley

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    A close friend uses Kilgour* and I have seen several of his suits. A somewhat standard military cut, but with softer shoulders than people like Dege, M&M, Welsh etc. Its quite a good look. I don't see why they couldn't make a solid effort at recreating the original for a customer - they seemed very eager to please without the prescriptiveness of A&S and Hunstman. And, as I mentioned, they visit NY 5x a year now, a frequency unheard of amongst SR firms.

    * Same firm: Kilgour = Weatherill. They'll make clothes under either label.

    Foo: In all seriousness, some pics would be appreciated. I'm on the lookout for a new overcoat design, and a look at yours would be helpful.
     
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  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I also have a bespoke greatcoat from Rubinacci, but she has leukemia right now and I can't show her to you.
     
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    Winnar.
     
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  6. Wallcloud

    Wallcloud Senior member

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    I am refusing to post in this thread until pictures.
     
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    I hope it is stain resistant for when all your adoring fans on Styleforum get a glimpse of it.
     
  8. comrade

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    "Thirties War Footage"? The Spanish Civil War?, The Italian Invasion of Ethoipia?, The Sino-Japanese War?,
    The Winter War?, The Chaco War?

    Which conflict do you imagine yourself in?
     
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  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Okay, have at it:

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  10. meursault42

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    Wow. That looks amazing. Way to go.
     
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    Looks awesome. The half-belt looks a little wide proportionately. But damn awesome.

    Love your work Foo.
     
  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Blame any outsized proportions on me. I asked for a chunky belt. Hate skimpy details.
     
  13. Holdfast

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    I love the drama of a good overcoat, so can really empathise wiht your pleasure in getting a nice one. Congratulations!

    I personally would like the back pleat to be (a little bit) more closed when standing still, allowing for it to flare open when moving but as you're happy with the current styling, my preference is neither here nor there; it's your coat. :)

    I have a not dissimilar plaid greatcoat, also with massive lapels and a belted back though mine lacks the turnback cuffs and has flap rather than patch pockets. I'm OK with the flap pockets, but would have really liked turnback cuffs (mine is only RTW and there wasn't enough length in the sleeves for that). I do have epaulettes though, albeit they're hardly visible under the massive collar! These kinds of really heavy coat are absolutely perfect for subzero & snowy weather; I've been wearing mine a lot recently. Old pic of mine below, spoiler-coded so as not to seem like I'm infringing on your thread. I post it purely to acknowledge the fun of a dramatic overcoat.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's crazy -- in a good way.

    I often wonder why guys opt for such boring coats when it's one area of the wardrobe that lends itself to a bit of drama. Nice to see something interesting.

    That said, once you've gone this far, the fur collar doesn't seem like such a leap.
     
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    Does your building really have blue floodlights?
     
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  16. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not my building, but yes, the lighting was otherworldly.
     
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    Is this the fabric you went with? Doesn't look like a herringbone in these pics but its probably just the distance/resolution.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yep, that's the exact cloth. The plaid cashmere fabric is the lining.
     
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    I think it's great in name.
     
  20. Eustace Tilley

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    Foo: very well done. Looks amazing.

    I may steal that design for my next overcoat!
     

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