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

  1. semperexcelsius

    semperexcelsius Senior member

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    Hey David—what are your favorite movies for sartorial inspiration?
     
  2. elstinnett

    elstinnett Well-Known Member

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    Is this a standard bespoke or Top Maker?
     
  3. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Top maker. Generally the lines between the two are getting a bit blurred these days though, I'm more likely to just ask a client his budget and use the according level of make or cloth.
     
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    Can you elaborate a bit more on this statement? Is there no inherent difference between the two? Also, what size are the lapels?
     
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  5. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    3.5" when finished.

    Of course there are differences but the difference between my top maker and my regular Bespoke work is not a chasm like say an MTM from a Savile Row house compared to its bespoke work, it never has been.

    This is also reflected in pricing as well, these days a David Reeves bespoke suit goes for about 3000 and top maker at 4000

    Differences are things like, a basted fitting with top maker as standard, finer hand made buttonholes (around 60 stitches compared to 30 per buttonhole), hand padded lapel, access to higher end linings and cloths as standard and of course it is made by an individual tailor locally rather than a local shop.

    What can blur the lines significantly though are differences in pricing for cloths, so you could choose a regular bespoke suit and have it made out of a very expensive cloth and then straight away it has a higher price tag than the top maker, does that make sense?

    I can certainly see in the not too distant future though that there may not be two different streams, as just one person I am already doing 12 hour days six days a week, I have about 40 suits in circulation at any given time now and I get more new and repeat clients in every day, so with that workload pricing has to go up (and it is). Unless I hire people and expand in a conventional sense I may just eventually end up as a very expensive under the radar luxury maker, I'm certainly at a fork in the road right now but its an exciting place to be.
     
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  6. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I know a lot of people were wondering how this would look on someone.

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  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    You should wear it with a patterned silk shirt and matching necktie for that Mr.Fish/Blades look.
     
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  8. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    That would be fantastic. I was just fitting myself for this here, I'll be wearing it properly with some white Chelsea boots and a white shirt and white tie I think.
     
  9. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    At George Cleverley New York trunk show today.

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  10. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    What did you order?
     
  11. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Some navy chelsea boots, like 2 years ago........ they tell me I can pick them up tomorrow.
     
  12. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    In the spirit of style forum, a bathroom selfie.

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  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Is that a Rolex President?
     
  14. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes it is. And it's not the day date 2 model either.
     
  15. LabelKing

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    The 1803 with the acrylic crystal and non-Quickset movement?
     
  16. Marc Voorhees

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    By just looking at the back of a band? you sir, should take that skill on the road....

    Impressive
     
  17. LabelKing

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    You can tell by the gold tone (Rolex Presidents are only made in precious metals) and the fact that the bracelet is the Hidden Clasp design. If you look close enough, there's a raised Rolex crown logo on the back which is the clasp.

    I have a barked version of the President.
     
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    Would you be able to comment on the usefullness of such a cloth? I've read that the real lifetime of such a suit would be in the hours of use but it's hard to judge where these comments are coming from. It seems odd that a factory would make a item that is almost doomed to annoy the end user. Would such a cloth be better for a sports coat? Most of the 180-200's I've seen on the net are in such a way they lean towards a suit.

    Thanks for any insight you can give.
     
  19. David Reeves

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    18038 single quickset, sapphire crystal, he's a yuppie from 1985.
     
  20. David Reeves

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    I think the silk seersucker blazer, is the new tweed sport coat this season.
     

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