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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NewYorkIslander, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Acorn summer pinpoint. Feels amazing. Acording to Frank it is the most expensive shirting fabric he has come across. I almost had a coronary when he gave me the bill.

    Another button.


    I have been going to the Manhattan shop because it is a million times easier. I am told you pay a bit more to go to the Manhattan shop due to overheads. I really never paid that close attention.
     
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    Interesting. I ask only because I live in between the 2 store fronts (maybe a bit closer to the Brooklyn one). I suppose when I'm more financially sound I'll take a look there.
     
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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Brooklyn is also where all the tailors work so if you come in for a fitting there, they can sometimes make alterations real time. Not relevant for an initial consultation.
     
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    Yeah, a nice plus.
     
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    Is this it?

    http://www.acornfabrics.com/pinpoint-plain-white-60
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe avail of his CMT option next time - its a reasonable $150 IIRC.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Whenever I see your handle I can't help but say to myself "Tukker the fucker".
     
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    It's not the difference in cost between the fabrics that kill you. It is the mark-up that the Shirtmaker adds that kills you.

    The difference in cost between a length of Grasmere and a length of Grange is 40-50 Dollars.
     
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    :eh:...... :bigstar:
     
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    Went in last night for my first fitting on my Minnis Fresco blazersuit. Needs some tweaks (I lost weight since Frank measured me--at least an inch in the waist), but looking very good.

    BTW, Frank really is a mensch--when we were chatting after the fitting (he stayed open late to meet me, so it was close to 8pm), a kid knocked on the shop door and asked to use the bathroom. Frank let him in and told the kid where it was. Most New Yorkers--hell, most people--would've told the kid "sorry," especially since the shop was closed and we were leaving. But he didn't--I was impressed by that.

    He's a good egg.
     
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    Frank still won't let me use the bathroom. :(
     

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