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  1. David Reeves

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    Tweed, Glorious Tweed.

    Grey Tweed three piece suit, Porter and harding cloth

    As many of my regular clients know I am a huge tweed fan, but not “that kind” of tweed fan, you will not see me sporting a handlebar moustache and wheeling through Bushwick on a “Penny Farthing”.

    No, I am a fan not for nostalgia but for its real relevance today. More and more we are working out of site of our clients and our peers, most of us do not need to wear “Goldman Sachs approved business wear” on a daily basis. A tweed sport coat is such an extremely useful garment and a real wise investment piece for any man (or woman) especially in NYC.

    Paired with say some APC jeans, a shirt and some smarter shoes you have an easy and very cool urban look……yes urban. A tweed jacket is not just for grouse hunting its also great because unlike that lovely silk jacket you don’t need to worry about putting the sleeves on a cocktail bar. You can throw that tweed jacket around and lie on it during a transatlantic flight and it will only add more character. You can wear tweed with stubble and a beard or you can clean yourself up and smarten that jacket up with some nice trousers and a tie. Really a tweed jacket is a staple piece that after a while becomes an old friend.

    Practicality aside Tweed is also very fashionable right now and being a leading edge maker I was very excited to recently start working with a small “artisnal” mill in Donegal Ireland called Molloy and Sons. Check out this short video about them:

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    Very, very cool, everyone in the industry is excited about these guys. Ralph Lauren will be working with them in 2015 and my friend Michael from Drakes nearly spat out his G&T with excitement when I told him I was making up their cloths.

    So Molloy and Sons is the new hip kid on the block, but aside from them I also have my usual wide range of very traditional offerings from Wbill and Porter and Harding that have enduring quality and look great made up in one of my timelessly sharp cuts.
     
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    Very, very cool, everyone in the industry is excited about these guys. Ralph Lauren will be working with them in 2015 and my friend Michael from Drakes nearly spat out his G&T with excitement when I told him I was making up their cloths.

    So Molloy and Sons is the new hip kid on the block, but aside from them I also have my usual wide range of very traditional offerings from Wbill and Porter and Harding that have enduring quality and look great made up in one of my timelessly sharp cuts.

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  4. David Reeves

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    New client did his first fitting this week, looked in the mirror and face palmed. I said are you alright? Do you like it? He said its great Ive just spent a fortune at (Other NYC "bespoke" tailor) and now I feel stupid. :slayer:
     


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    Great quote.

    A couple questions.

    What is a good first tweed jacket color/pattern?

    What the hell is a penny farthing?

     


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    I think something like the the herringbones by Porter and Harding are neutral enough to be worn often and easily as they are not too strong like say a red donegal or a pink windowpane check.

    This is quite a good one to start off with in grey or green:

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    This is a penny farthing:

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    Also, that penny farthing picture was taken in Williamsburg 6 months ago.

    He's on his way to a craft brew tasting in an abandoned textile factory.
     


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    With mom & dad's credit card.
     


  9. David Reeves

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    Speaking of which, this is the final gift card design.

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    I like everything but the placement of the text (except "DAVID REEVES")... :hide:
     


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    Basic.

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    Yeah I think I was too married to the credit card layout and without the number on the banner to balance it out it didn't quite work. We centered the bottom text which I think is a big improvement.

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    I think this iteration looks much better. Well done.
     


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    What do you think about something like this, with a more pleasing symmetry:

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    This is much better. The other version remains unbalanced
     


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