Show us your Chan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Vintage Gent, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Sir.Jacobs

    Sir.Jacobs Member

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    Nice jackets, Axelman! [​IMG]
     


  2. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Some great stuff from Chan Axelman, especially the W. Bill Donegal.
     


  3. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Finally got around to posting my Chan damage to date:

    Sportcoats:

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    Suits:

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    Bonus shot of Chan sportcoat in the wild:

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    Axle,

    Gorgeous set! After B-school, I'm going to reward myself with my very first Chan! What do you do for a living b/c that is a quite expensive collection? Also, why so many grey suits?
     


  4. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Also, why so many grey suits?

    One can not have too many grey suits. [​IMG]
     


  5. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    One can not have too many grey suits. [​IMG]
    +1
     


  6. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Axle,

    Also, why so many grey suits?


    While the suits may look similar in the pictures, they are actually very different and serve different purposes. The sharkskin is a year round weight, conservative, wardrobe staple. The light grey is lighter weight and is meant to be a conservative suit for the warmer months. Both are done with flap pockets. The flannel is heavy for colder months and meant to be a bit more casual, it has patch pockets.
     


  7. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    While the suits may look similar in the pictures, they are actually very different and serve different purposes. The sharkskin is a year round weight, conservative, wardrobe staple. The light grey is lighter weight and is meant to be a conservative suit for the warmer months. Both are done with flap pockets. The flannel is heavy for colder months and meant to be a bit more casual, it has patch pockets.

    Very nice Axelman - do I see an angled shoulder on the Bill jacket?
     


  8. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Mea Culpa.. almost used the airbrush tool on my feet.

    May also want to make sure you wear a proper long sleeve shirt to your fittings next time; will help you get a better sense of how it will come out (unless you wear your suits with short sleeve shirts of course, but that would be an entirely different discussion in itself).
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    A few quick shots of Breanish tweed on the left and Smiths Finmeresco on the right:
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    y so serious, stuff looks great!

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    I love Parker's suit.


    Axe, good stuff on the hangers.
     


  10. bcate3

    bcate3 Senior member

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    Total Noob here, but found Styleforum in researching my recent trip to HK..

    Here's what I have so far - still waiting for my shipment (just got back Monday)

    Comments so far - realize that this was the first fitting (didn't snap pics on the second fitting)

    Loro Piana fabric - was my first bespoke suit experience - so am anxiously awaiting the finished product.


    Coldcava, who are the guys measuring you? Were Patrick and Arnold out on tour?
     


  11. Coldcava

    Coldcava Senior member

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    I was there (Hong Kong) initially on the 22nd of November (that picture was on the 24th, and the final fitting was on the 25th), and it does appear that they had tour dates on the 21st and 22nd in San Francisco. Even on return visits the 24th and 25th, it was primarily those two guys, along with an older gentleman who handled the womens line (irene?) who were there.

    It was a little hectic on my first appointment, and formal introductions never were made, or if they were I don't recall.

    So, I take it you are concerned that unfamiliar faces may have handled the fitting while the main protagonists were over in San Fran? In HK, would you have expected Patrick and Arnold as well?

    Well, I'll post back with the final product, with a proper shirt (maybe one of the Ascot Chang's I had made while there) and shoes..
     


  12. bcate3

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    So, I take it you are concerned that unfamiliar faces may have handled the fitting while the main protagonists were over in San Fran? In HK, would you have expected Patrick and Arnold as well?

    Well, I'll post back with the final product, with a proper shirt (maybe one of the Ascot Chang's I had made while there) and shoes..


    I wasn't suggesting that I had concern. I've never been to the HK shop, so I'm not familiar with anyone there besides the traveling team. Was curious though about who has the con when Patrick's gone. Maybe some of the HK members here can weigh in on their familiarity with the other Chan tailors.
     


  13. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    One can not have too many grey suits. [​IMG]

    I support this message. Also, blue, brown, tan, and cream.
     


  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I support this message. Also, blue, brown, tan, and cream.

    You forgot to mention black.
     


  15. ter1413

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    You forgot to mention black.

    -1
     


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