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

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

  1. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    Agree, this is an unpadded shoulder done well.

    How do you know that it is unpadded?
     
  2. banis

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    Frank had some pretty bad burns from an accident a few weeks ago. He's ok, and even was able to finish a suit for me...glad he's doing better...here are some new shots of the linen coat:

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    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...T/IMG_2838.jpg
    and the arm:
    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...T/IMG_2839.jpg

    Frank scolded me for posting pics that weren't up to his standards...lol

    I think that patch pockets are too highly placed from the hem and look awkward. It may be better either to shorten a coat or to move (recut?) new pockets.
     
  3. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    I think that patch pockets are too highly placed from the hem and look awkward. It may be better either to shorten a coat or to move (recut?) new pockets.

    I agree but I think they are too small not so much placed too high.
     
  4. romafan

    romafan Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Is that your Napoli sciarpa? [​IMG]
     
  5. banis

    banis Well-Known Member

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    I agree but I think they are too small not so much placed too high.
    If it is small, then just a little bit. I would also like them being a bit differently shaped - smaller at the top and looking more like 'U'.
    For me the placing kills it more than size and shape.
     
  6. edmorel

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    If it is small, then just a little bit. I would also like them being a bit differently shaped - smaller at the top and looking more like 'U'.
    For me the placing kills it more than size and shape.


    they are about 1/2 too small, 1/2 inch too high.
     
  7. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    FWIW I did ask them to be lowered a touch, but Frank showed me how they are EXACTLY on my hip, so I decided to keep them as is.

    I also put a couple of pieces from last summer up in B&S, I just don't wear em as much as I should, and would like to take the funds to use for something I'd wear more often...
     
  8. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Is that your Napoli sciarpa? [​IMG]

    City, think it was the day we beat Utd.
     
  9. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    Anybody ever use these guys for alterations? Are they good at diagnosing a fitting issue?
     
  10. scruff

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    Anybody ever use these guys for alterations? Are they good at diagnosing a fitting issue?

    Yes and yes. It's a shame that I'm moving to SF in a few weeks - I was looking fwd to using Frank > Cardelino as my alterations tailor.
     
  11. srivats

    srivats Well-Known Member

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    That linen jacket looks lovely Rob.
     
  12. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    Yes and yes. It's a shame that I'm moving to SF in a few weeks - I was looking fwd to using Frank > Cardelino as my alterations tailor.

    Thanks! Good luck in SF. I will give 'em a try in Brooklyn.
     
  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    used frank for alterations in brooklyn. expensive and sloppy work in my opinion.
     
  14. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    nyr - I think the pockets are in the right place, but I think the reason they look off is that the jacket seems slightly long by approximately 3/4's of an inch or an inch.

    also, the sleeves look slightly long as well, by about half an inch to 3/4's of an inch.
     
  15. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    used frank for alterations in brooklyn. expensive and sloppy work in my opinion.

    Crap. I was going to use him. What was your issue? Do you think he's good at diagnosing what needs to be corrected (putting aside his actual work).
     
  16. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    nyr - I think the pockets are in the right place, but I think the reason they look off is that the jacket seems slightly long by approximately 3/4's of an inch or an inch.

    also, the sleeves look slightly long as well, by about half an inch to 3/4's of an inch.


    I'm wearing the jacket agan today, will post pics...with the tee underneath it may not seem to fit right. Lets see later. I think SF has a fascination with lower ticket pockets (I blame vox, I think he started it)...

    Crap. I was going to use him. What was your issue? Do you think he's good at diagnosing what needs to be corrected (putting aside his actual work).

    I know, before I was a bespoke client, I went to him for alterations...thought he did great, a few things that needed to be tweaked, he does so I wouldn't hesitate to use him for alterations, especially if he's convenient.
     
  17. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
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    All Garments made in NYC, Shirt, Pants, Jacket Ercoles, Tie - Panta
     
  18. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    Wow, what an amazing tie!!![​IMG] Imagine how good it would look ig you knew how to tie a knot !
     
  19. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Wow, what an amazing tie!!![​IMG] Imagine how good it would look ig you knew how to tie a knot !

    LOL
     
  20. quar

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    NYR, I like everything except the shoes. Seems you are trying to channel the iammatt signature posture, but it seems a little unnatural to me. Is there any reason your arms are held pronated in almost every photograph you take? Reminds me of pigeon-toed PG in 2009.
     

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