Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by oscarthewild, Jun 20, 2005.
Anyone here have experience with Cochese. I would appreciate your opinions.
I have some shirts from him.
Strengths: the single-needle seams and pattern matching is very good. The overall quality of construction is high. Certain tricks like turning the sleeves to get a pitch that mirrors the way your arm hangs also turn out well. He has access to a lot of great cloth at terrific prices.
Weaknesses: cheap plastic buttons (good shape, though, and decent looking). The pattern drafting is not as precise as the best bespoke shirts: you won't get 99th percentile fit, more like 80th.
Overall: tremendous value for what you get.
As far as I know, no website. I have heard about them. One of my friends has shirts by them. Looked pretty OK.
So where are they located and how does one contact them?
Met with him last week about some blazers. He's in NYC for a few more weeks. Some friends swear by him.
How does one contact them?
I may be wrong but I think their prices compare w/ SF resident Shirtmaven. As shirtmaven is local, incremental improvements in fit will be easier to achieve.
AFAIK, they are far higher than Jantzen price range.
The guy's name is Shaban Alam. Â He splits his time between New York and Pakistan. Â The shirts are made in Lahore. Â You can reach him at: [email protected] He will come to your office and take measurements. New York only, so far as I know.
Does anyone else, have shirts of the Cochese? From Mr. Bodner, I have seen 1 and from the gussets, I had a great vision, as they contained much, inspiration.
Tonight I took photos of the gussets, I hope to inspire all.
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