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The Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates Thread

TweedyProf

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Saw Steed today in NYC and updating the fabric. Chose Fox Air for odd trousers in a darker brown, I believe this one (Edwin and Matthew had an older Fox book with a crazy numbering scheme):


A lot of nice browns in Fox City book as well.
 

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Saw Steed today in NYC and updating the fabric. Chose Fox Air for odd trousers in a darker brown, I believe this one (Edwin and Matthew had an older Fox book with a crazy numbering scheme):


A lot of nice browns in Fox City book as well.
This is nice fabric. Crisp and dry for sure. Great multi-season material. Spier & MacKay did RTW suits and also high-rise odd trousers in this exact fabric and color a year or two ago. I was able to snag the suit on sale for about $350 USD. Then they put the trousers on sale so I got a 2nd pair for my suit for about $100 USD. (Insane value to get a lovely suit with 2 pairs of trousers in Fox Air for $450 USD total).

I often wear the 2nd pair as odd trousers with knits and/or lighter sport coats.

Here are the trousers paired with a Fox flannel brown POW sport coat:

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Some recent commissions from Redmayne's. The jacket on the dark navy suit needs some minor alterations ( a bit too much drape and the sleeves are a hair too long) but the blue suit was a home run.

I'm thinking about doing a flannelly POW/Glen check next possibly without vents for a 1950s film noir detective look.


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Some recent commissions from Redmayne's. The jacket on the dark navy suit needs some minor alterations ( a bit too much drape and the sleeves are a hair too long) but the blue suit was a home run.

I'm thinking about doing a flannelly POW/Glen check next possibly without vents for a 1950s film noir detective look.


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Were these the bespoke line or the MTM/Suit copying line? I think I recall you doing both at some point...
 

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Were these the bespoke line or the MTM/Suit copying line? I think I recall you doing both at some point...
Bespoke for both. Tom's bespoke make aligns with the idea that I have in my head of how a suit should look and feel. Everything is rounder and a bit more refined compared to the limitations of a MTM suit.

Redmayne's MTM is very good as well and would recommend it. I bought a vintage Anderson and Sheppard suit from the late 1980s on eBay on a whim, partly to see how I would look in pinstripes and to have a baseline to compare against. I find that the MTM coat Redmayne's does is very similar in make and general appearance. It's still a soft construction with a full chest that tapers in at the waist. They also have an acclaim line where his bespoke finishers finish the garments.
 

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A few pics of my semi-bespoke trousers which I was able to get done while I was in NYC for a few months, happily coinciding with Steed's NYC visit.

As I learned, semi-bespoke is done completely in house. Edwin cut this pair. For semi-bespoke, there's no second fitting and the trousers are machine and not hand sewn. I was under the misimpression that they cut the fabric in England then send it to the MTM factory to be machine sewn. This is the Fox air fabric I mentioned earlier. I'll be getting another pair in Fox air for the next one, possibly with forward pleats though the plain front worked out ok, despite the height of the rise. I need a little more room in the waist. All this would be taken care of in the second fitting, but alas, I'm not in NYC anymore so the bespoke option can't happen.

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