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***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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    I told Frank about your misfortune when I saw him yesterday. He claims it is good luck.

    Be careful with overly confident dry cleaners. I used a "reputable" one to bring a tie. I told them after cleaning a stain to only steam and don't press it flat so it is creased on the sides. She balked at me, "of course, we know, we are professionals!" Well, they professionally sucked.
     
  2. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    Ties are definitely a specialist job only. the only people to trust a tie with is Tie Crafters.

    As an aside, both times I've been shit on by a pigeon everyone around me, including strangers, has insisted that I go play the lottery immediately.
     
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  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    +1
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not true, my new cleaner has done several of mine. No issues at all.
     
  5. poorsod

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    Did you see the barleycorn tweed hanging on the mannequin?
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Probably, but my eye went right to the chalk stripe DB. :drool: I was in and out pretty quick, just picking up some shirts and trouser alterations.
     
  7. ThinkDerm

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    did you win lotto?
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The only time I have ever been shit on by a bird I happened to be wearing a new suit that was MTM at the time. I scored with a hot chick later that evening, spent the night at her place, overslept, ran home to change before work only to flush the toilet and have it overflow everywhere. I cleaned it up came into work late, hungover, sweaty, and the rest. So, things have their ways of evening out, I think.
     
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    I think I saw that coat, was hanging on the mannequin in his NY store. It was hard to miss, had patch + flapped pockets.
     
  10. jacksonvillian

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    All you Manhattan folks are missing out on the sights in Brooklyn. Ask Frank about the new tweed he's getting next time you see him
     
  11. AbeFroeman

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    Some coats in this thread seem to be pulling at the top button. is this just poor posture? poor photography? or are these coats too tight?

    Most coats in this thread fit very well, just a handful seem to share the same tightness. Wondering if this is a fit issue?

    Also I live in the city and am talking with Ercole about getting started with my first bespoke SC and working toward a navy suit, so I'm very interested in how good the work is.

    Examples:

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  12. Quarantanove

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    I'm considering using Ercole for the first time, I like a lot of the photos of his work on this thread. I've read about the amount of visible handwork he uses, so am I correct in assuming he also pads the chest, lapels, and collar by hand as well? Thanks.
     
  13. Cantabrigian

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    Lapels are by machine I believe. Not that I imagine you can really tell the difference.
     
  14. AbeFroeman

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    I really like them too and am also in talks with them about a first commission.

    The below pic is exactly what Im looking for. Just wondering if people in the above pics are experiencing pulling at the first button or if its just the pics.

    Below is exactly the fit I'd like. (also from this thread) PatrickBooth's are perfect too.

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    In talks with them? Are you having a summit?
     
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    Best way to know if a tailor will work for you is to try them out for yourself, people's testaments will only go so far, no matter how positive, they can't capture how the tailor will work for you. So if you can afford it, just go for it
     
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    A little bit of pull gives it some charm :p
     
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    The fit is whatever you want it to be. Like normal, there are 3 fittings so you can decide how slim you want it around the stomach.
     
  20. AbeFroeman

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    Very nice NYR.
     
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