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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by UrbanComposition, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Distinguished Member

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    Man I’m tired. Plane got stuck on the runway for three hours and ended up missing my connecting flight. Had to stay overnight in nearby Heathrow hotel and now waiting for the next flight out. Finally arrived at Pitti after 35ish hours and immediately went to a reservation with 100 Hands.

    This is a company that does amazing, amazing handwork that is mind blowing. More will come later, but here’s some pics for now.
     


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    Glad you made it, finally. Sounds like a nightmare journey. 100Hands is a fascinating brand. Are they bespoke, or just MTM? Or ready-to-wear?
     


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    They have MTM at some stores, but offer MTM/bespoke when they visit stores. So far no visits to the United States, but that may change. The handwork is more uniform than any other I’ve seen.
     


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    See if you can get them to San Francisco! I keep hearing good things.
     


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    I already snarked about this on IG but it encapsulates the best and worst so here it is. Beautiful coat. So sad that dude has reverse Achilles heel syndrome: his ankles don’t experience cold but otherwise he’s freezing.

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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    @UrbanComposition - Nice looking shirt details. Interested to hear more about them and to see more photos of your trip.

    The problem that I've had with MTM Italian brands in the last few years is that they cut the arms and shoulder blade area very skinny. I've tried three makers in five years and each time I've had to send them all back to be redone (and they did the measuring). There is also a bit of a battle with most Italian shirt makers interpreting fit. If you say,"I want a tailored cut but a little room", that seems to mean to them" tight in the chest and body". Of course, if you walk down a street in an Italian city so many wear their shirts skin tight (even guys with a paunch), so I suppose they defer to their local cut.
     


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    This couple is from Amsterdam/India/Russia
     


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    Great photos Peter, thanks for sharing. And dude, that sounds like an abnormally awful encounter with our system of air travel..
     


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    Excellent! A fresh perspective on fit and construction.
     


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    I'm in love with 100 Hands shirts. Best I've tried so far.
     


  12. UrbanComposition

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    And they are so nice. Really a kind couple with a love for their work.

    This season seems to be the season for corduroy. I saw so many suits and overcoats executed well using this fabric. It’s such a classic yet understated choice, and the newer stuff is wool, cashmere, cotton with a bit of lycra, so it’s way more comfortable than the old stuff.
     


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    I've thought about giving 100 Hands a try. Can you send them a shirt to copy? I am too lazy to measure myself.

    Speaking of corduroy, I was going to post this in the Unfunded Liabilities thread, but since you mentioned it, is there such a thing as 100% wool corduroy? I thought it was generally all cotton or cotton-blends.
     


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    Good question about sending a shirt over. I’ll ask them.

    I’ve found wool corduroy from Sultan’s Fine Fabrics. They have a brick and mortar store in Toronto but sell online too. It won’t stretch like the stuff with Lycra but it’s soft and comfy.
     


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    Thanks. Was the corduroy you had made up in Palermo wool?

    Come to think about it, a strechy, bespoke cord suit sounds kinda cool. :)
     


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