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EXQUISITE! Beautiful green flannel blazer from John Morgan & Co. London--founded in 1825, tailors to

Discussion in '2011-2017 Classic Menswear' started by tweedydon, Oct 25, 2015.

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    FLANNEL BLAZER by JOHN MORGAN & CO, Hanover Square, London.

    This is absolutely beautiful!

    Although they are not a Savile Row firm, John Morgan & Co. are one of the most traditional and respected tailoring firms in England. Founded in 1825--some 24 years before Huntsman started on Savile Row--it started life as an "Army ad Military Tailors", specializing in the uniforms of British army officers. The firm found considerable success, tailoring for the Duke of Cambridge, who became the army chief under Queen Victoria, and securing the contract to make all of the uniforms for the less than military organization the Bank of England.

    The quality of Morgan's tailoring was impeccable; Sheppard, one of the founders of Anderson & Sheppard, was trained at Morgan's before moving to open his own firm on Savile Row. The quality of the work was maintained through the centuries. The first major political figure they tailored for was Prime Minister Lord Palmerston in the C19th, the most recent was a "senior political figure" in Australia that they decline to name, indicating that this is likely a recent Prime Minister. In between they were the British tailor of choice for John F. Kennedy, as well as the Prime Minister Harold MacMillan--making them the only tailoring firm ever to have cut for a serving President and a serving Prime Minister at the same time.

    They current hold the Warrant of the Duke of Cumberland, and continue to make beautiful clothes in George Street, Mayfair--one of the most insanely expensive and socially exclusive areas of an already insanely expensive city. They do not quote prices for their bespoke clothing online, and decline to do so by telephone, requiring that such details be discussed privately at your fitting. My suspicion is that you have any concern at all about price you simply can't afford them as your tailor.

    So, unless you're exceptionally wealthy, now might be your only chance to own a Morgan jacket! This little beauty shows just why they have managed not only to survive but to flourish. Perfectly cut from a beautiful dark forest green flannel, this is simply packed with handwork throughout; there is pick stitching on the placket and throughout the lining, the labels are clearly hand cut and sewn, and all of the seamwork has clearly been done by hand. This jacket is, of course, fully canvassed and fully lined. It it cut--as befits a tailor with a British military heritage--as a darted three button jacket, with more than a nod to the military heritage of the cutters. (This is the classic Dress Jacket configuration of the better British regiments; appropriately so, since Morgan held the contract to provide the uniforms for the Queen's personal bodyguard in Scotland, the Honorable Archers, in the C19th.) The buttons are classic brass, and the cuff buttons are, of course, fully functional surgeon's cuffs.

    This jacket was made in June 1978--but in the manner of classic British tailoring could just have easily been made last week. No wide lapels, flaring, or anything else indicate that this is a 1970s jacket; it could have been made by a top firm anywhere from 1890 to 2015.

    This beautiful jacket is in excellent condition, with the exception of a smudge on the lining, as shown.

    Asking just $60, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in the USA. International inquiries welcome, with shipping at cost.

    Please PM with interest and offers!

    Measurements:


    Chest: 20
    Sleeve: 23 (+2 1/4"--but note this has surgeon's cuffs)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 28

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    SOLD--heading to John Morgan's Archives! :slayer:
     


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