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Ongoing Bespoke Projects

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

  1. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Looks like they're all out now, but Skoak had a Carmina Tarnsjo fur lined boot that looked pretty sweet. I was suggesting them to my brother who lives in Brooklyn now.

    Only the really small pic shows up on google images but I'm sure Leaves can say more about them. :nodding:

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  2. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Actually, Stockholm is not that bad compared to the north of Sweden, now that's real winter for you.

    When temperatures drop below sometime like -5 degrees centigrade I wear shearling lined boots, I have that exact boot by Carmina posted above and it's rugged and very warm but still does not get clammy when I wear them at the office. Or I wear normal boots with thick cashmere socks.
     
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  3. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Out of curiosity, would you need to size up for a fur-lined boot like these?
     
  4. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I wear the same size.
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Wifey in overcoat from Corcos. Work in progress. Naturally, some things need to be adjusted. Wife is very slim so I don't think she finds this silhouette to her liking. I mean I had to be honest when she asked me if she looked fat in it. :)
     
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  6. Texasmade

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    That's some dangerous territory you're going into. Tread carefully.
     
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  7. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    ^^^ Very, very good advice.
     
  8. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I though honesty was the foundation of a happy marriage, are you guys saying I should start lying to my wife? Chocked! :hide:
     
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  9. JubeiSpiegel

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    Maybe in Sweden... :lol:
     
  10. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mr Miyahira is a brave man. I have heard of several tailors who refuse to make women's garments due to the level of difficulty tailoring clothing that flatters the female physique.
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    He only makes women's overcoats and trousers. My wife is super happy with the trousers that are finished. But now she has been bitten by the bespoke bug. And hates her RTW trousers. :lookaround:
     
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  12. Andy57

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    There is one, and only ever one, answer to the question "does this [whatever it is] make me look fat?" And that answer is no. Find some other reason to criticize the coat. [​IMG]

    "Perhaps not the most flattering cut" might be as close as you can come to the actual state.
     
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  13. ThinkDerm

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    Hard to tell if the photo of the wife in the coat adds heft without us seeing a photo of the wife without the coat on.
     
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    I would share that the top two buttons need to be about 3/4s of an inch higher up and about 1.75 inches to the right and left respectively to get the right button stance
     
  15. ballmouse

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    Shouldn't the coat button in the opposite direction?
     
  16. greger

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    They should have a right overlap.
    Women's coats usually have the buttons closer together.
    The top buttons are to high, not showing the woman's shape.
    The cut does not exhibit the woman's body. There needs to be darts for the breast or a single cut from top to bottom that is shaped to her body.
    It looks like a man's coat.
    Sleeves need to be longer, too.
    Nice cloth.
     
  17. 9thsymph

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    Hi folks,

    I've seen that a few of you have recent commissions from Despos in Chicago. I recently moved to the area and wanted to commission something myself, but can't find a website or contact info online (though I've passed by his shop on Oak Street...).

    So for those of you who may know: what is the most appropriate way to set up an appointment?

    Thanks!
     
  18. Newcomer

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    I would call him - or email. He is very responsive.
     
  19. 9thsymph

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    Can't find his email or phone...(I only took a cursory pass via google, but could not find contact info. I'll try again...)
     
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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe he can be hailed here, @Despos?
     

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