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

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Just to remind everyone, the gold standard for bespoke:


I will entertain challenges for the crown, but the lack of pics so far bodes poorly.



(Glad it turned out well, Foo.)
Doc: why haven't you ordered from Bernard Weatherill yet? They'll be in NY next month, and visit 5x / year.
 
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I assume you mean a box pleat? Possibly, depending on the size.
 
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Yeah, man. It took forever. I can't believe how close it came out compared to the design we sketched together. Was sure it was going to turn out a monstrosity, so that's why I didn't really push it along faster.

Also, I couldn't see them for a fitting until we went to London for whnay's wedding.

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?
 

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

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Just received my vintage tweed greatcoat from Rubinacci. It is a masterpiece. Straight out of 30's war footage. The strangest looking envelope pockets ever seen (like they were bred with rounded patch pockets).

No pictures. Just believe me.

"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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