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The Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    somehow I had a feeling that the A&S silhouette look quite differently on White guys and Asian, the length and the chest esp

    It is possible that different bespoke makers might have styles that are most suitable for one build or another, and by approximate generalization, for men from different parts of the globe. For example, it is often asserted that aspects of how the Italians adapted SR style for their own interpretations pre WWII included solutions for a shorter build.

    That being said, there are tall, short, slim, fat, long-legged, long-torsoed people everywhere (but we hope, not all of these qualities at once...). I think that most good bespoke makers can adapt to a wide range of body type.

    How so? I think the silhouette would look slightly different depending on a particular individual's build... Andre Yew is a member here who is a Mahon climate. May want to see if you can dig-up photos of his garments for comparison...

    Andre posted a shot of one of his DB suits earlier in the thread.

    - B
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andre Yew is Asian? I thought he was named after the tree.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andre Yew is Asian? I thought he was named after the tree.

    I thought momentarily he might be Rumanian -- you know, Andreiu.
     
  4. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Andre Yew is Asian? I thought he was named after the tree.

    My parents, those jokers. [​IMG]

    --Andre
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    An interesting experiment: four pics of the same coat, on the same day.

    Leaving the house:
    [​IMG]

    Early evening. Not sure what is causing the wierd buckling in the right shoulder:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Here it is without:
    [​IMG]


    Note that it looks significantly different in every pic. Every pic shows some "flaw" or other, yet I can say that having worn it now many times, and taken it on a long trip, the fit and balance are spot on (with the exception of the sleeve length).

    A cautionary tale about trying to glean too many conclusions from Internet pics.
     
  6. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    An interesting experiment: four pics of the same coat, on the same day.

    Leaving the house:
    [​IMG]

    Early evening. Not sure what is causing the wierd buckling in the right shoulder:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Here it is without:
    [​IMG]


    Note that it looks significantly different in every pic. Every pic shows some "flaw" or other, yet I can say that having worn it now many times, and taken it on a long trip, the fit and balance are spot on (with the exception of the sleeve length).

    A cautionary tale about trying to glean too many conclusions from Internet pics.


    The canvas "works" over the course of the day. They probably all do.
     
  7. novqilin

    novqilin Senior member

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    An interesting experiment: four pics of the same coat,

    A cautionary tale about trying to glean too many conclusions from Internet pics.


    Hmmm... Right. I do see that lighting make a big difference.

    but the silhoutte appears quite consistent to my eyes ... , well except the second pic
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That must be the longest buttondown collar that I've ever seen.
     
  9. The Doctor

    The Doctor Senior member

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    Lovely cloth MC!

    yachtie - I'm not familiar with Harrison's Moonbeam - any pics?


    I've made several from this bunch and it makes up really well. Sent this to a customer in Vancouver but I didn't want to let it go. It feels like cashmere. (I'm modeling)


    [​IMG]

    Edwin DeBoise

    www.steed.co.uk
     
  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Nice - Moonbeam is fantastic stuff imo. I just had a sportcoat made in dark navy with rust checks (the last swatch in the book).
     
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    Connemara Senior member

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    An interesting experiment: four pics of the same coat, on the same day. Leaving the house: [​IMG]
    You left your house wearing that shirt? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You left your house wearing that shirt? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    What's wrong with it?
     
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    Connemara Senior member

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    What's wrong with it?
    I don't like the fabric. Is it a brown/tan double stripe?
     
  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    An interesting experiment: four pics of the same coat, on the same day.

    Leaving the house:
    [​IMG]

    Early evening. Not sure what is causing the wierd buckling in the right shoulder:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Here it is without:
    [​IMG]


    Note that it looks significantly different in every pic. Every pic shows some "flaw" or other, yet I can say that having worn it now many times, and taken it on a long trip, the fit and balance are spot on (with the exception of the sleeve length).

    A cautionary tale about trying to glean too many conclusions from Internet pics.


    Whoa!! I know you are a tall guy, but I just noticed how big those patch pockets pockets are. Them's crazy. Same with the breast pocket and collar points, though the breast pocket doesn't look quite so stretched and the collar points manage to look long and in proportion at the same time. But those hip pockets - wow.
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like the fabric. Is it a brown/tan double stripe?

    It's a light blue linen, with a five-bar multi-stripe: cream, brown, and dark blue. Very nice.
     
  16. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's a light blue linen, with a five-bar multi-stripe: cream, brown, and dark blue. Very nice.
    It sounds better than it looks in the pictures - the colors are all washed out in the photos. A pity, but if you can't wear it on the internet, you might still get some use out of it in the real world.
     
  17. Film Noir Buff

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    It sounds better than it looks in the pictures - the colors are all washed out in the photos. A pity, but if you can't wear it on the internet, you might still get some use out of it in the real world.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I've made several from this bunch and it makes up really well. Sent this to a customer in Vancouver but I didn't want to let it go. It feels like cashmere. (I'm modeling)

    Nice - Moonbeam is fantastic stuff imo. I just had a sportcoat made in dark navy with rust checks (the last swatch in the book).

    Yachtie loves it, too. And it does feel like cashmere...do you two think it wears better?


    - B
     
  19. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I've made several from this bunch and it makes up really well. Sent this to a customer in Vancouver but I didn't want to let it go. It feels like cashmere. (I'm modeling) [​IMG] Edwin DeBoise www.steed.co.uk
    I has a very attractive, contemporary finish. I have been contemplating a jacket like this but i dont need a lot more odd jackets (Though I probably dont need to get any tailored items at all). Do you use a lot of Harrisons cloths?
     
  20. The Doctor

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    [​IMG]

    I has a very attractive, contemporary finish. I have been contemplating a jacket like this but i dont need a lot more odd jackets (Though I probably dont need to get any tailored items at all). Do you use a lot of Harrisons cloths?

    Yes, they have a very extensive range.

    Lear, Browne & Dunsford are the main company and incorporate, Harrisons, Porter & Harding and Pedersen & Becker.

    Edwin DeBoise

    www.steed.co.uk
     

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