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The Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates Thread

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

  1. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the guy on the far right has a drape jacket on.

    No, made from drapes in his house.
     
  2. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton,
    Is this an attempt for open quarters or did you really pin the jacket and it is pulling the front quarters open? Following the break line thru the lower fronts makes an X.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton,
    Is this an attempt for open quarters or did you really pin the jacket and it is pulling the front quarters open? Following the break line thru the lower fronts makes an X.


    I did not pin the coat. Maybe I am leaning forward.

    Here is a pic where they look closed:

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    Photos are always tricky, but this coat never looks the same twice. I don't know what it is. When I wear it and admire myself in the mirror ([​IMG] ) it always looks the same and -- frankly -- not quite like either of these pics.

    The quarters, FWIW, don't form a perfect X. They are a hair more closed at the bottom than the opening at the top. The "open" pic here is more open than real life, and the "closed" pic is more closed.
     
  4. Lawman

    Lawman Senior member

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    Man, some day. Those are some truly special pieces. I am deeply, deeply in love!
     
  5. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The fronts look make a Y rather than an X in the second picture.
     
  6. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    No, made from drapes in his house.
    When I saw it, I ran. I ran so far away.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The fronts look make a Y rather than an X in the second picture.

    Neither pic is really accurate, IMO.

    Of course, I could be deluded, like when Homer Simpson looks in the mirror and sees a weight lifter.
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    There is no padding, but a little bit of wadding in the sleevehead. If I had my druthers, I would do without it, but this is not a tailor you can dictate to. Anyway, it looks more pronounced in the photo than it does in real life. Edwin's stuff for me has the same touch of wadding, as does all the A&S stuff I have seen.

    Yes, and as you point out, that is simply the early stage...when it settles in, it looks like Il Vecchio's stuff that others and I posted in the best of WAYWRN thread.

    - B
     
  9. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    What's with the Band-Aids? Did you stub your toes or something?
     
  10. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Manton, is that the jacket you wore in San Francisco?

    --Andre
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton, is that the jacket you wore in San Francisco?

    --Andre


    Yes.
     
  12. james_timothy

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    Yes, and as you point out, that is simply the early stage...when it settles in, it looks like Il Vecchio's stuff that others and I posted in the best of WAYWRN thread.
    Il Vecchio's sleeve head, say on his pinstripe DB suit or grey jacket, started out looking like the sleevehead on Manton's jacket? How long does it take to settle down like that, months or years?
     
  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Il Vecchio's sleeve head, say on his pinstripe DB suit or grey jacket, started out looking like the sleevehead on Manton's jacket? How long does it take to settle down like that, months or years?

    About a year, in my experience.
     
  14. grimslade

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    Manton, is that the jacket you wore in San Francisco?

    --Andre


    Were you wearing it last night?
     
  15. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Were you wearing it last night?

    CREEPY ALERT CREEPY ALERT!!!
     
  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Were you wearing it last night?

    It was on the chair, too damn hot in there.
     
  17. grimslade

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    It was on the chair, too damn hot in there.

    I don't think that answer will do anything to ease Big-Time Bill's worries.

    I thought I saw it on the chair. Nice-looking coat. Coordinated well with the socks I thought. [​IMG]

    I was originally going to write, "Did you have it with you last night," because I knew you weren't _wearing_ it, but I was too lazy. A stitch in time sometimes really does save nine.
     
  18. A Y

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    Having seen Manton's jacket IRL just reinforces the fact that it's really hard to judge a jacket from a picture. I agree that it is somewhere in between the closed quarters picture and the really open quarters picture. The drape is also not readily apparent as it's such a natural part of the jacket's whole look. The thing that made it obviously bespoke and A&S-influenced were the backwards slant of the shoulder seams.

    Of course, Tom Ford has that feature, too, but TF is caricatured and effortful in comparison, and I'm not sure such a seam is doing anything useful there. TF's like the antithesis of Il Vecchio's quiet elegance.

    --Andre
     
  19. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    More DeBoise items at fitting, January 2009:

    Smith & Co. Extra Fine Merino woollen flannel, 11oz:

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    London Lounge gun club check:

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    How's the pattern matching in back?

    London Lounge Best of Both:

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    Hey, is that pattern matching question a trick question?

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    Holland & Sherry Fresco, 13/14 ozs.

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    More photos and stuff in March.


    - B
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Steed (Edwin DeBoise) SB 3 roll 2.5 bespoke suit in Lesser 9.5/10oz nailhead (for those of you who care, this is a model with the front cut)

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    This suit at one of the fittings.

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    - B
     

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