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

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

  1. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Distinguished Member

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    It fits pretty darn great, it is slim, but not tight. Has shape, but there is no pulling here or there. I have some jackets that are much more wasited, but it disrupts a lot of lines, where this one drapes nicer. I am surprised at how it feels on me and how much I can move in it. It has very high armholes and with the dart under the lapel I can pretty much do anything without the collar lifting away from my neck, which drives me nuts on my MTM stuff. There are a few little tweaks that I feel it needs, but this was the first one Frank cut for me so my pattern will evolve. Frank, was actually really excited about this one, he really liked the shoulders I chose and he was thrilled with the way my first suit by him came out. That meant a lot to me. I didn't post any pictures, but the trousers flatter me so much better than any of my MTM. I almost cried at my second fitting they were so nice, however Frank said next time they will be perfect. I don't think they can be any more perfect, but I won't stop him from giving it a shot.

    Wow, that sounds like an excellent result for a first commission. Congrats and looking forward to the pics.
     


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    Wow, that sounds like an excellent result for a first commission. Congrats and looking forward to the pics.

    +1 Curious to see the fit as I'm very much on the fence re: using Ercoles v. Chan for my next commission.
     


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    +1 Curious to see the fit as I'm very much on the fence re: using Ercoles v. Chan for my next commission.

    +1
     


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    Look in the Foo's breast wallet thread. He posted yet another of his "stereotype" jokes that wasn't received very well.

    I think (not sure) it was his comments about Foo and his wife's race/ethnicity which got him banned

    Many thanks - interesting to see that it wasn't the number of posted "tail pics" that got him banned.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    As promised, crosspoast from WAYWRN:

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  6. NewYorkIslander

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    ^^^cool suit man!
     


  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^cool suit man!

    Hey, thanks. More to come.
     


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    Looks great, especially because you are happy with it.
     


  9. NewYorkIslander

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    Frank's finally joining the internet age:

    www.francoercole.com

    He also hired a lovely young lady to help organize his stuff in the Brooklyn shop, Kate.
     


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    I've heard rumors that his prices might be higher at the Manhattan shop--do you know if there's any truth to this?

    Very nice looking suits...
     


  11. NewYorkIslander

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    I've heard rumors that his prices might be higher at the Manhattan shop--do you know if there's any truth to this? Very nice looking suits...
    I think they are,but don't quote me on that, plus he works with another partner out of Manhattan. Its well worth a trip to Brooklyn, some of the best Italian grocers and food shops are just a few blocks away. His Brooklyn shop its him and his pops.
     


  12. NewYorkIslander

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    Here are pants he did for me last spring...broke em out today for the first time:
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    I'd love to see his work on others...I know you guys are out there, I've run into a bunch of you in the shop!
     


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    Hardy Houndstooth 3 hard roll 2, flap pockets
     


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    Ooooh, very nice. Me likey. What's that SC made of? Is it a blend (e.g. silk), or 100% wool? What kind of weight?
     


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    While I like the style and fabric, everything on it looks too small. However, I'm guessing you like it like that so rock on.
     


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