***Official Franco Ercoles Bespoke Thread (Brooklyn/Manhattan)***

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  1. NewYorkIslander

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    One shoulder is totally unpadded and the other basically just has the cap on it to account for the drop.
     
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    Frank calls this a rivetted shoulder. Rob correct me if I am wrong. I have it on one suit. I think a nice alternative to the straight up neapolitan shoulder is open round, where the seam is pressed open with just a bit of wadding. I also have this an another suit. Rivitted is a little more dense in the sleevehead, almost a slight rope. Open round is natural looking, soft and as A&S would say, "breaks down over time".
     
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    Marginally better pictures of my latest:

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    ^^The jacket looks too short to me but the sleeves in the last shot look very good.
     
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    post some shots of your commissions.
     
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    If you think this is short, wait until you get your Mina suits.
     
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    I asked her to cut longer coats and she said she would, we will see how they turn out. Better not be short.
    I see I am not the only one who thinks the coat is short. :D
     
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    Nothing to post yet, all in the works. I will, once I get something finished.
     
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    Frank just called me, my coat is ready for pickup on wednesday. Looking forward to it. On my fitting on Friday I met some really cool gents at his space. Shot the shit for several hours.
     
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    ^^^That was fast, pB. At least it seems like a quick turnaround time to me. Look forward to seeing the pics.
     
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    He probably could have done it faster if I bothered him more, but the weather here has been so mild that I didn't mind holding onto some cash for longer, :laugh:
     
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    My pickup is scheduled for Tuesday. I actually swung by Brooklyn Friday for a fitting with Ercole...I always meet great people at the shop...

    Will be interesting to see different coats made at the same time!
     
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    Mina will happily cut a longer coat on request, and does so well. Its also worth noting that Mina's shorter coat does look better balanced that the one shown - the Neapolitan cut does account for the shorter length by pushing everything else upward - a higher buttoning point, gorge, pockets etc. Imo, its a more harmonious look.

    PB: That being said, your Ercole doesn't look bad at all - a dead-on shot would be more helpful in assesing fit. You may also want to think about incorporating some of the Neapolitan elements discussed above on your next suit.
     
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    I was in the Manhattan shop. I cannot get to the Brooklyn shop during the week with work and whatnot. I assure you that my coat in comparison to yours is rather yawn-worthy.
     
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    nvm
     
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