Ongoing Bespoke Projects

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  1. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    My first G&G bespoke commission (yeah, kinda odd I know, you'd think I would have pulled the trigger earlier). As you can see, we almost ran out of paper. :)

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  2. VRaivio

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    ...did you guys hear this yet? The Big Foot lives -- and he's Swedish!

    On another note, Daniel will surely excel with all sizes and shapes. He is a pretty talented chap, trained by a few talented guys, after all.
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Hey I know both those guys...
     


  4. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I'm a big fan of green SC too. It's as versatile as blue, since it goes equally well w/ greys or tan pants. Have two so far, herringbone tweed and linen blend. Planning a corduroy one. But that'll be it for me. One summer, one winter, one shoulder.
     


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    The response of a reasonable man. I have four (very heavy flannel sack, heavy windowpane tweed, F/W wool/cashmere, three-season birdseye) and a fifth in the cards for the near future. Probably need to move one to make room.
     


  6. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Sorry, but there are no reasonable men on Sf, especially not on this thread.
     


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    Leaves, what is your shoe size? 12 or so?
     
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    11.5 F in most G&G lasts.
     


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    So, thanks to @kolecho I am in possession of some delicious Minnis Rangoon in a mid-blue. 6.5m of it, to be exact. I am planning to re-do the core part of my sportcoat wardrobe, commissioning two blazers and one pair of matching trousers, and I am open to suggestions on the remaining length (originally planned for a waistcoat, but a) never wear it; b) 3-piece bastardsuit)

    My current thinking for the two blazers are:

    1. Single Breasted, one button, two patch pockets, swelled edges, notch lapels. Maybe a ticket pocket. Maybe pocket flaps for a bit of trad.

    2. Double Breasted, 6x2, three patch pockets, swelled edges. Debating between 6x2 and 4x2, but I am afraid the latter might make my square frame even square-er. 5'10" and my shoulders need a 42" jacket OTR. (although I am a 39" at the chest with a 7" drop)

    I will be updating this thread as I start this at the turn of the year, and I would also welcome suggestions on this project, cheers!
     


  10. UrbanComposition

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    Going to my first fitting for a pair of trousers from Tailors Keep in San Francisco. Cloth is the special run of Fox Bros. oatmeal flannel.

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    Looks really nice, UC. Have you used these guys before? I've seen the shop but never stopped by.

    Are those small pleats on the back? Is that the standard way this shop does it or something you asked for - and if the latter what does it achieve?
     


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    The dart at the back is used to help add shape. One is pretty normal, but two are sometimes seen on trousers for guys with big booties.
     
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  13. UrbanComposition

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    I've known the guys for a while; first time getting bespoke from them. I wanted to see if there was a local solution to bespoke trousers.

    I can't say with complete certainty but I'm pretty sure those are not butt pleats. Will confirm soon.
     
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    Interesting. I have that. Will have to learn more.


    I've used Spoon to varying degrees of success. I feel like the elements/dimensions where I went astray (and still want to tweak on one pair) was really the result of my level of understanding and ability to ask for the result I wanted.
     


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    You should totally ask for "butt pleats" on your next order and see what comes back.

    FWIW I've never not seen at least one back dart on a bespoke pant. Though I'm sure there are regional approaches and different ways of attacking this problem.
     


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