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REEVES OFFICIAL AFFILIATE THREAD

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What is the drop of the client for whom you made that (fantastic :worship2:) jacket for, the one with the caption about no photoshop and a filter?
     


  2. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    So there is no inherent difference if the chest piece, lapels, and sleeves are stitched and inserted by hand. The top maker is created by artisans vs a factory hand made suit. I'm thinking the regular bespoke or custom is just as good if there is a raw try-on.
     


  3. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    I'm not trying to knock your product but your client looks good in the regular bespoke model. I can't see a need to go even higher if you nailed the fit and there is significant amount of handwork.
     


  4. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    I think thats a regular drop but he has rather square, broad shoulders.

    Here is a chap with a drop 11 waist and how I handled it with the bespoke make. He's a tricky fit obviously so I decided to do a try on fitting.

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    looking good, just have to press and finish and alter that left sleeve, the broad chest is causing some slight buckling which I have to fix.

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    I took these from my instagram so theres filters, but again no photoshopping

    Cloth is 8 oz Dormeuil Mohair.

    Here is the suit in the "wild" it was made for SF member Candyspan:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/329568/...estion-answer-picture-thread/840#post_6572262
     
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  5. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Quite right and you may think that, whatever I take on though I will get the fit right, for me thats just a prerequisite even with the MTM.

    If I cant do the job with MTM I would recommend Bespoke and then if your not listening I would just refuse the commission rather than make a product that is below par. The Top maker has superior handwork, shaping, pressing and finishing so it creates more finesse in the garment, they both fit immaculately but the Top maker is just a better made suit all round. How much better is it? well its hard to quantify especially when your talking about that finesse. If you really want to get into it, as just one example; yes the regular bespoke has hand stitched buttonholes but the Top Maker has 60 stitches in one of them as opposed to 30 so the work is finer. The whole thing with Top Maker is just to make the best so theres no time or expense spared. Things like pattern matching is taken to crazy levels as well. For example on a plaid the chest matches up with the lapel:

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    This is like real authentic Savile Row style tailoring.
     


  6. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     


  7. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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  8. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Nice work on that mohair, David. Looks very good.
     


  9. David Reeves

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  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Living in England, I'm never going to a customer of David's but I love the look of the various pieces he's shown us on SF over the years. Glad you're an affiliate of the site, and best of luck with it all!
     


  11. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Oh I don't know about that, wouldn't mind opening up a shop on the Row someday ;)
     


  12. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Nice...
     


  13. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Fitting LeBron must have been entertaining ...
     


  14. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    He was actually quite quiet, polite and down to business. I had to remake his trousers because I underestimated how big his thighs were, but he didn't know that.....well, if he reads style forum now he does.
     


  15. Mr. Six

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    I figured he'd actually be decent to work with personally, from most accounts. I was thinking of things like having to remake the trousers. That has to be a fairly unusual physique to deal with.
     
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