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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by David Reeves, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice, David. Is that done "body coat" style with a waist seam, or more like a traditional suit coat but with abbreviated fronts and a lengthened tail. Either way, must have been fun to do.
     
  2. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes it has a waist seam. They are fun to do, I'm averaging about one a year now....which is actually quite a number for something like this.
     
  3. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have met Paul Smith and he seems very nice, same for Ralph Lauren, I actually measured him up for some shirts once.

    Other famous clothing designers I have met are (off the top of my head):

    Thome Brown, Richard James, Ozwald Boeteng, Valentino, Prada, Sean Combs and Gaultier.
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Made it into the New York times style section, client was pleased.
     
  5. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A rather misunderstood and actually classic tie if executed and worn properly, solid black satin.

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  6. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Unfortunately, Kevin O'Leary on Shark Tank has given the black satin a negative connotation when I think of it - although I agree it can look nice when done correctly.
     
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    othertravel Senior member

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    Can you clarify? What's the best way to pull off black satin?
     
  8. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I think this may be the start of a new blog post. My short answer is I think its good as a semi formal look thats smarter than daywear but less so than a dinner suit. IMO it should never be a substitute for a bow tie on a dinner suit, but I can see how the unfamiliarity of the bow tie frightens some people.

    Black, blue and gun metal satin are great for "semi formal", other colors are rather tricky and so a shantung may be more suitable if you want to go for a solid vibrant color in a smoother finish.
     
  9. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I like the neat minimal footprint of the black satin tie here:

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    and here we see Prince Charles wearing a sharp looking satin tie at Reagan's funeral:

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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Think this could do with a narrower knot.
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It was acceptable in the 80s its leading edge in 2014:

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    Bankers stripes.
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just got this in today for forward fitting

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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    TORONTO VISIT

    Next Monday and Tuesday I will be in Toronto to see a new client. Hopefully this will be the genesis of regular trips to see clients in the area. The exact timing and hotel I have not finalized but I will be in Yorkville. If anybody would like to meet me to place a commission please feel free to contact me here or on my Email: david@davidreevesbespoke.com
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    TORONTO VISIT.

    I will be staying at the Sheraton hotel from Monday the 13th- Tuesday the 14th. If anyone would like to set up an appointment let me know ASAP as obviously my time in the city will be limited. I will be coming back for at least one fitting and there is also the option of shipping garments or doing fittings in NYC.

    Best,

    Dave.
     
  15. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Safe trip, best of luck drumming up additional business.

    BTW, nice running into you yesterday.
     
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    othertravel Senior member

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    Great stuff! What's your typical price for shirting? I particularly like e bankers stripe you posted above.
     
  17. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you, you would be looking at 275 for a shirt at the moment. They are made by my shirtmaker Dave in Manchester England. Dave makes an individual pattern for every client, he really is a genius with fits. Nice slim arms and armholes, good proportions.

    Best,

    Dave.
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you, looks like its going to be a short but busy stay this time.

    I just bought a Russian hat for the trip, the chap was saying to me "forget fashion because its cold" I said, "naah, you never forget that".
     
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    Hope to see you for a fitting at some point, David.

    And good idea on the hat. I wore a toque for the first time in years today, and it gave me crazy hat hair. It had the effect of making it look like I dyed my hair :facepalm:
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Looks like I am pretty much booked up for Toronto but I still have some times on Tuesday morning. In any case I will be back in about 6 weeks for the fittings from this trip.
     

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