Saque Suit

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  1. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Today I met Thomas Cuningham. The designer of a new lineof clothing called Saque suit. He is a former write at I think was the DNR. The menswear trade paper. I was really impressed. The suit was very 1950's-60's sharp. sort of Louis roth/Lebaron/three G's look. Has more shoulder then the current neo prep looks. It had narrow lapels and a shorter body length. Not nearly as severe as Thom Brown. Also much more afordable. It is a half canvassed suit. Made in a small factory in Mass. I recommend checking his clothing out. Sharp, stylish, afforadable, and made in the USA. I give Thomas Cunningham a lot of credit. I hope his line does well. I think the website is www.saquesuit.com Carl
     


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    Link broken?
     


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    Thomas is a great guy. saw the suit at MAGIC. Good quality, made in US. Not Thom Browne, but similar for much less.

    If you're into skinny silhouettes- check saque out...
     


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    Interesting look, but not for tall guys. I'd look like I was wearing my little brother's suit.
     


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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Asking the tasteless question: any idea on price range?
     


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    Hi -- this is Thomas Cunningham from Sacque Suit Many thanks to Carl and Steve for their kind words and help along the way. In response to one question, my Spring '05 suits retail for $595. There is a list of retailers on the Web site at www.sacquesuit.com. Regards to all, t
     


  9. LA Guy

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    Completely tangential tidbit: Nepenthes, a small(er) Japanese company, is the parent company of Engineered Garments. Just saw that they carried the Sacque suit. From the site, looks like a possibility for a decent jacket for fall. I wonder what the fabrics offered will be like. Will definitely check out the line at Atrium when I am in NYC.
     


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    Dear T:

    Congrats on new line.

    A couple questions: What is drop on the suit? I like the athletic [8] but honestly truly need a standard [6 or 7] for my 40 inch chest and 34 inch waist. Regardless of the drop, can one buy the jackets and pants separately?

    Also, why the dissonance between the styling and the brand name? The cut I like very much, with references to Mod and to the old brands that shirtmaven references; I have often admired them in vintage stores. But your brand name conjures up the near exact opposite of your suit -- a circa 1960 shapeless three button Am Trad sack suit.

    Or perhaps I am just a pedant.

    Will investigate the line next time I make the Great Passage from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

    Good luck.

    mack
     


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    I've only heard about Daiki from Gary (Drinkwater) and would really like to meet him. If you are following the Casual Belts thread in the streetwear and Denim forum, his Engineered Garments military quick release belt is quickly approaching "Official SF belt" status. I have both colors and a bag from the line. Terrific stuff at very reasonable prices. Wish there were more designers like him.
     


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    I know several desingers who do great weird little lines. Not all have survived.
    Todd had his own line. He used to make shirts with the weirdest pockets.
    Scott French has a great cleanly tailored look as well.

    My friend Mark Mcnairy did a great line, but most of it went back to Japan. He just finished off a project for Jack Spade that won't see the light of day. He is now trying to add some life to J. Press.
    Troy M of Triple five soul had a line called Soel/Domestic haus. They used to make all this weird disposable clothing for Merry go round of all stores. He is big time now.

    The problem is the old catch 22. It is expensive to produce in small quantites domestically. But you have to have deep pockets and larger sales to make off-shore.

    Daiki has bought many milatary surplus items from my sister and father's store in Phila to steal ideas from.
     


  14. LA Guy

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    Well, that (Todd Killian's involvement) explains why Engineered Garment's line is full of shirts with odd pockets everywhere.  I personally like their outerwear and accessories more.  The shirts are nice too, just not my thing.

    Always liked the Scott French stuff. I remember that there was a lot of good editorial about it too. Whatever happened? Is it still around?

    Why won't the Jack Spade stuff see the light of day? The regular line is serviceable, but sort of dull, imho.  Is there anyway of taking a look at the samples?

    And steal ideas?  I thought that the official phrase is "adopt" ideas, or "inspired by" if there are any design changes at all.  I love real miltary surplus stuff, but find that Unis, Weber, and Mason's military-inspired stuff fits me (a non-military built guy) better.
     


  15. Shirtmaven

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    Scott French is still around, but not sure to what extent. He is doing some women's wear as well. He usually just calls me up when he needs some buttons. He used to live a block from my office so I used to run into him all the time.

    The jack spade thing is a mess, because they don't know what they want to do with it. I made them shirt sample over 10 years ago.

    Mark M. MAde a great presentation. Lots of interesting, fun and whimsical stuff that they could sell.

    In the last few years most innovation has occured due to new fabrications.
     


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