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Frank Shattuck Bespoke Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aportnoy, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    very well played my friend.
     
  2. rnoldh

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    Actually, what he does is, he takes a little cup, fills it with olive oil, and soaks the buttons overnight. Horn buttons only.

    Manton,
    Your knowledge is amazing. I found out about the buttons in olive oil from the Robb Report story. What is the advantage of soaking the horn buttons in olive oil overnight?

    Back to the OP. As has been previously asked. Andrew, which shoes are pictured in your photos and given your surfeit of shoe options, which shoes do you visualize wearing with this gorgeous suit?
     
  3. Toiletduck

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    I guess I'd be grinning like that too if I had your shoes heheh...Those are hella interesting lapels! very nice..
     
  4. Connemara

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    Very cool, Andrew! Would we be able to get some larger pics?

    I bet your wallet feels great after Shattuck and Scafora bespoke. [​IMG]
     
  5. LabelKing

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    Manton,
    Your knowledge is amazing. I found out about the buttons in olive oil from the Robb Report story. What is the advantage of soaking the horn buttons in olive oil overnight?

    Back to the OP. As has been previously asked. Andrew, which shoes are pictured in your photos and given your surfeit of shoe options, which shoes do you visualize wearing with this gorgeous suit?


    I'd imagine there would be a certain sheen since horn can be dull on its own.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    \\What is the advantage of soaking the horn buttons in olive oil overnight?
    Frank thinks it darkens the buttons (true) and also gives them a nice patina (true there is a patina, whether it is "nice" is subjective.) He also says that it makes horn buttons tougher and slicker, more suited to non-tweed fabrics. He will do this as a matter of course. If you don't want your horn buttons to get this treatment, you have to tell him.
     
  7. AlanC

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    Excellent, Andrew. Congratulations!

    The 3-buttons and lapels have a great Apparel Arts look about them. Now all you need is a pipe and trilby.
     
  8. EL72

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    Beautiful suit Andrew and wear it in good health! I really like the fabric and pocket details. I may have preferred a longer lapel roll though to show off more of the vest.
     
  9. zjpj83

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    Does he have fabric in stock or do you have to provide your own? Which does he prefer?
     
  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does he have fabric in stock or do you have to provide your own? Which does he prefer?
    He has a small stock, mostly intended for himself. He will part with it, if you see something you love. But seeing it is hard, since he has no presense in the city these days. It's best to bring your own, something he prefers in any case.
     
  11. Connemara

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    He has a small stock, mostly intended for himself. He will part with it, if you see something you love. But seeing it is hard, since he has no presense in the city these days. It's best to bring your own, something he prefers in any case.

    Where is he working out of now?
     
  12. Mute

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    That is indeed a beautiful suit. I especially like the fit of the trousers. Very nicely done.
     
  13. Teacher

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    Eh...not that impressive. I don't think it flatters you in the least. Tell you what: I'll do you a favor and take it off your hands for, oh, a hun...fifty bucks. Thank me later.
     
  14. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    God damn it. I see Poole in five hours. You're going to inspire me to bankruptcy.
     
  15. Edward Appleby

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    God damn it. I see Poole in five hours. You're going to inspire me to bankruptcy.
    Hahaha

    Great suit Andrew.
     
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    Congrat on a commission well done! What factors did you consider in choosing Shattuck vs. other NY tailors like Raphael? House style, cost, turn-over time, handworks, artisanship...?
     
  17. mussel

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    Eh...not that impressive. I don't think it flatters you in the least. Tell you what: I'll do you a favor and take it off your hands for, oh, a hun...fifty bucks. Thank me later.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. nioh

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    Beautiful! I especially like the trousers.
     
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    I love everything about that suit. The patch pocket. A true 3 button. But the lapel still has a nice graceful roll. The pants length looks perfect. Just the way I like it. No shirt cuff. But I can only get that right by accident.

    Flannel is great and I don't think we see enough of those these days.

    Ney
     
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