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Ongoing Bespoke Projects

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sander, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    So here it is: my second commission from Coccinella of Osaka, in Minnis 0656 houndstooth flannel.

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    TBH the fit is a little tight around my chest and waist right now, but this being a flannel, I'm guessing it will stretch and relax with time, so I'm not in panic mode.

    On the whole, a pretty amazing result - given that they worked entirely off measurements made for my first commission, with just a few minor adjustments discussed via email.
     
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  2. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I really do adore that fabric. So wonderfully subtle.
     
  3. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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    Beautiful Coxsackie, nice fabric and the work look really great.

    Is it reverse slant pocket ?
     
  4. Gavinband

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    The pattern is wonderful, very subtle as rightly pointed out by eric. I may have to consider something similar for my next commission.... but currently got a mid grey DB flannel and Crispaire three piece on the go!
     
  5. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Have you ever considered going to Baton Rouge to meet with him and clearing up any misconceptions you might have?
     
  6. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've met Manny Marnitez twice at trade functions, besides being very knowledgeable, he has very good, classic tastes, which shouldn't be underestimated when picking a tailor and from our conversation he makes patterns for his customers.
     
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  7. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    That Minnis fabric is outstanding. This might be my next makeup if the fabric still available.

    Question to the audience: Would this be better as a full suit or equally great as a sportcoat?
     
  8. lordsuperb

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    Suit, the scale of pattern is too small for a sport coat.
     
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  9. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Thank you kind sir. I was was confirming my initial thought.
     
  10. Newcomer

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    I actually live in Baton Rouge. Guess I am due to stop by.
     
  11. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    My next project: a single breasted suit in 8oz Cape Breeze 70% wool / 30% kid mohair, in a lovely, dusty slate blue.

    Half lined jacket, unlined pants.

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  12. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Quick preview, more to come.

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  13. WillingToLearn

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    @UrbanComposition has the 0656 in a suit, but he breaks it up on occasion and wears both as separates I believe. I didn't get my 0656 made up this winter b/c i was not totally settled on the details, primarily patch or flap/jetted and then whether i wanted the shoulders to be a touch more formal or more informal/neopolitan. I still go back and forth, and hence it remains unfunded until next Fall, but UC's look makes a strong case for the BlazerSuit look in the 0656. Not sure how often UC wears as separates versus as a suit.
     
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  14. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    That suit looks great on you, Cox. Flannel gives a bit, however if it's tight I'd mention it. If it's not too much trouble you could send it back with instructions; during fittings I've noticed letting out seams even a half centimeter can make a difference in comfort.

    I wear the 0656 trousers all the time with a navy sportcoat, and even though the jacket has patch pockets I'm with Lord Superb and prefer sportcoats to have bolder patters. It would work in a pinch, but would be suboptimal :foo:
     
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  15. Gavinband

    Gavinband Senior member

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    Agree it is best for a suit. And damn you but I am now going to probably add this to my two suits currently being made. Really fond of it.
     
  16. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Would be curious to see some navy SC/0656 trews pics. I imagine it resolves to grey unless viewed at close distance?
     
  17. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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  18. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Very nice. Really cool tie as well.
     
  19. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Thanks for the advice UC, I could send the jacket back but I'd feel a bit guilty, as it was I who agitated for more waist suppression in the first place.

    Another option would be to get my local alterations guy (who is very talented) to let it out for me. This might prove to be not much more expensive than the Oz-Japan shipping cost, with less guesswork and a much shorter wait.

    I hadn't thought of wearing the trews as a separate. Brilliant.
     
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  20. brax

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    I recognize that! Chris does tremendous work.
     

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