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I want to learn how to make men's clothes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manofstyle85, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Manofstyle85

    Manofstyle85 Senior member

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    Gentlemen,
    I have the burning desire to learn how make fine men clothing. I was wondering if you have some suggestions of how do I start? I have search the web day and night and I am not sure there's a do it yourself program. My academic background is in health science, but I am very artistic. Men clothing and style have always been on top of my interest "list", during the past 3 years, learning more about men clothing and discovering top quality garment has peak my interest even more. Art/Fashion school, I m not interested in making runway fashion stuff. I think being an apprentice maybe a start, but I don't know where to start. Please give me your honest input!
     
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    Savile Row. Richard Anderson -- of Richard Anderson Ltd at No. 13 -- got his first job at H. Huntsman when his dad brought him in for an interview. Prior to that he'd had no real interest in the field. If you have real interest, think of how far ahead you'll be. But I suppose the question is ... will you develop the talent as Richard did? Only time will tell.

    If you are not able to move to London ... try one of the American tailors. That said, you may have to wait for better economic times.

    Best of luck.
     
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    i was at joann fabrics the other day, and saw a book for how to make mens trousers with a dvd. I am seriously considering getting it.
     
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    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    how much?
     
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    check this website. "the cutter and tailor".
     
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    Fire extinguisher? :rimshot:
     
  7. Manofstyle85

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    I'll check it out, thanks!
     
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    I'll Check it out. Thanks
     
  9. Manofstyle85

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    I'll check my local Joann to see
     
  10. Manofstyle85

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    Savile Row would be the ultimate experience, moving to London would require a great deal of sacrifice tho, but I would consider if the opportunity present itself.
     
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    Probably David Page Coffin's book. It contains some good techniques, but is a bit hard to follow as a step-by-step guide to making a pair of trousers. If you want a complete guide you should buy Roberto Cabrera's "Classic Tailoring Techniques" or Stanley Hostek's "Men's Custom Tailored Pants".
     
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    Duke University is a good school from what many people tell me in the textile field... its a good start if any.
     
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    Maybe start with the purchase of one of these...
    [​IMG]
     
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    honestly dont remember.


    will do!


    Thanks for the tips!
     
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    A couple of other books are written by Clarence Poulin-"Tailoring Suits the Professional Way" and "How to Make Men's Clothes" by Jane Rhinehart.

    Four goods books total. The other two as mentioned before- Roberto Cabrera's "Classic Tailoring Techniques" or Stanley Hostek's "Men's Custom Tailored Pants".
     
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    thats a singer 31-15 foot pedal operated. mine is a electric operated one. the same head is is used in either version.
    for a great many years it was the standard for the industry. used ones can be found every were. mine is over 100 years old.
    and it still sews great.
     
  17. Manofstyle85

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    which are?
     

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