My Father's suit from Gilbert Feruch, Paris

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  1. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    this is the first of several suits belonging to my late father that I will alter for myself.
    this suit is a dupioni silk. made by gilbert Feruch. a tailor/sculpter who is no longer in business. I remember going to his altier. He made my father several very sporty/ casual outfits. this was the 70's.
    this suit was completely made by hand.
    it will fit better if I drop 10-15 pounds.
    the main problem is that they have working buttonholes and my arms are longer then my father's
    the shoulders are great. what Tom Ford should aspire to.


    This picture is the front of the jacket:
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    Side and shoulder
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    Interior Label
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  2. yarnsforth

    yarnsforth Senior member

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    I think that's a great looking suit and that you look good in it.
     
  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of these tangible reminders of your father.
     
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    mmkn Senior member

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    Wow. I suppose in this day and age only bespoke Lanvin could come near.

    - M
     
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    Cavalier Senior member

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    Hi, I don't think the arms look that short at all. I wish I wasn't such a tiny man compared to my father, him at a 46, while I wear a 38S. Luckily, his shoes did pass on. [​IMG] Is this a picture taken in your closet? If so I can see why you're known as 'the shirt maven' !
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    really nice. the arm lengths look right to me.
     
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    jamesbond Senior member

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    sleeves look pretty much perfect, as does the suit. Is your left arm longer then your right? seems like your showing the perfect amount of sleeve cuff on your left but your right is a tad longer, maybe just your shirt cought up?
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Love the lapel buttonhole...very Continental, done with fine silk thread to make an even sheen. There's an Italian term for that which I can't recall.

    You'll make LabelKing jealous.

    I had all the clothes left by my grandfather and father destroyed, but they were evil men.

    - B
     
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    mmkn Senior member

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    Shirtmaven, I am curious about the styling of the suit - flaps on those pockets tucked, and cuffs on the trousers? If not, "vury fruh-anche" indeed!

    - M
     
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    ginlimetonic Senior member

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    Love the lapel buttonhole...very Continental, done with fine silk thread to make an even sheen. There's an Italian term for that which I can't recall. You'll make LabelKing jealous. I had all the clothes left by my grandfather and father destroyed, but they were evil men. - B
    you know when the dead go to eternal rest in their coffin? do they usually wear their best suit, us full well knowing it'll be eaten by moths deliciously or earthworms scrumptiously or burnt in hell's inferno commonly called a cremator? Or is that a good time to get rid of those BLACK SUITS
     
  11. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    very nice, looking forward to more.
     
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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Me too. Thanks.
     
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    instep Senior member

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    Is this a picture taken in your closet? If so I can see why you're known as 'the shirt maven' !
    They look more like bolts of shirting fabric to me! [​IMG]

    Thank you for the wonderful photos; IMO the jacket looks fine on you the way it is now, though a few tweaks here and there might help. [​IMG]
     
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    Philip1978 Senior member

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    Very nice looking suit.
     
  15. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    we did not take a picture of how much space there was between the end of the sleeve and the working buttonholes. I did not shoot the cuffs of my shirt.

    I guess you could call the backround folded up shirtporn.

    the armholes are very high. even when i was 15 pounds lighter, the chest felt very trim. of course most of my suits are from Ned and they are cut more comfortably. If I lose the weight everything will fiot better.
    the pants have a very low rise. My shirt kept pulling out during the day.
    I will also have to take a photo of the self belt. i don't even know of anyone left in NYC who makes quality self belts.

    My father was not buried in His best suit. It was quite nice. we picked a non french cuff shirt. we did pick a beautiful Lanvin tie.

    I will post more pictures. lanvin shirts to follow.
    Carl
     

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