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

  1. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    ^Thank you. The Smiths was done first, with fittings. We made a few changes for the Breanish. Can you be more specific about what you like better on the Breanish? It would be helpful for the future. Anyone else's comments are very welcome too.

    I was going to point to your back, arms and right shoulder, but if you think that's because of the difference in posture, then that may explain it.

    As for the stitching on the cotton suit, I asked for a 1/4" inset with a swell. They did the jacket by hand, so the stitches are irregular which is okay with me. The pants, however, are machine sewn and very straight. The breast pocket is rotated at a slight angle which I also asked for. So, I'm to blame if it's wrong.

    I am not claiming any particular expertise as CF, but "wrong" seems an incorrect label, however you put it, especially since you asked for it. For what it's worth, I like the stitching and pocket. Not for me, but it looks pretty good.
     
  2. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    ^Thank you. The Smiths was done first, with fittings. We made a few changes for the Breanish. Can you be more specific about what you like better on the Breanish? It would be helpful for the future. Anyone else's comments are very welcome too.

    One thing I think may make a difference is simply how I'm standing w/ the two jackets. I'm pulling my shoulders back while wearing the fresco. The effect is most obvious in the back shot with all the vertical folds, but I think you can see it in the arms on the side shot and the slimmer profile of the front one.

    And +1 to all you wrote in response to "why." I meant to write that too, but forgot.


    As Parker noted earlier, when the fronts are more open, it looks better for fronts to be cut with a more fluid sweep into the hem from the lapels.
     
  3. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    ^I agree.
    That Breanish looks great empty
    Thanks B.
    I was going to point to your back, arms and right shoulder, but if you think that's because of the difference in posture, then that may explain it...
    Thanks. I think it is.
     
  4. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Good stuff M! The Chan looks great on you.
     
  5. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    ^Thanks G. As I thanked you in my blazersuit thread, you were a big help in this!
     
  6. wiimii

    wiimii Well-Known Member

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  7. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    ^I'm not sure. I thought the Smiths was 11.5 and the Breanish was too, but the Breanish seems heavier. It's certainly thicker. But the Smiths is very dense. So they may both indeed be 11.5. Maybe someone else here w/ more knowledge, like T4phage, could chime in. In any case, the Breanish does not seem to be as light as I had expected. It feels a lot like an old Brooks Brothers tweed jacket I have.
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Breanish feels thick and plush but it's actually not that heavy - 11 or 12 oz I think

    I find it very warm though
     
  9. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    Sounds like Breanish is a bit like Moonbeam, but less 'luxe' perhaps.
     
  10. Coldcava

    Coldcava 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.
    [​IMG]
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  11. ter1413

    ter1413 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.


    Yes...PLEASE...PLEASE...PLEASE...lose the shoes!
     
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  12. Coldcava

    Coldcava Senior member

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    Mea Culpa.. almost used the airbrush tool on my feet.
     
  13. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 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:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    ^Very nice. I really like the curve of the breast pocket on the sport coat. Could you list all the fabrics, pls?

    Coldcava, thanks for the pics too. Looks good. Did you meet Patrick Chu?
     
  15. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Sure:

    Sportcoats (Left to Right)
    - W. Bill 14oz Donegal
    - Loro Piana 8oz wool/silk/linen blend
    - Harrisons Glorious Twelfth 12oz
    - Scabal 8oz "cool wool"

    Suits:
    - H&S Tuxedo in 11/12oz Black Barathea
    - H&S 11/12oz Crispaire
    - Minnis 8/9oz Fresco
    - Harrisons Fine Classics 12oz Sharkskin
    - Minnis 14oz Woolen Flannel (0301)
    - Harrisons Frontier 10oz Plain Weave

    Also have a Lesser 13oz herringbone and a couple odd trousers not pictured
     
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  16. Sir.Jacobs

    Sir.Jacobs Member

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    Nice jackets, Axelman! [​IMG]
     
  17. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Some great stuff from Chan Axelman, especially the W. Bill Donegal.
     
  18. 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:

    [​IMG]


    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?
     
  19. 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]
     
  20. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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

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