Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Oct 1, 2011.
Awesome tie b0nar!
Very nice cloth, and the fit looks very good. I'm not that fond of the straight open quarters. I've seen the feature on several new bespoke coats from A&S and Steed. Where does it come from? It makes the jacket look small, IMO.
Here is another example from Steed's website of the straight cutaway fronts :
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Thanks! Or actually thanks to my new tailor, since it's his good work on show here! Remind me not to wear a yellow shirt with that jacket again...
Not sure about the straight open fronts; may be a better question to pose over at Cutter & Tailor or London Lounge, as there may be a more knowledgeable bespoke crowd over that way. I know that all my English-made garments tend to look like this. I wonder if it's a regional difference is cutting/pattern making? The Italians like Liverano, etc tend to cut open or cuttaway fronts with more of a curving sweep.
Thats the way they do it - I believe Manton once called it "the english disease" I have my stuff made with more open fronts, sort of "half way to Napoli" Vox also opt for more open profile, I think!
Manton has a sense of humour. For this commission I asked for more open fronts, too. I think for a more formal cloth (think suiting) my new guy would have made a jacket with more closed fronts almost by default. While I see the attraction of the curving/sweeping Italian fronts, the English approach (if there is such a thing) to cutting fronts has really grown on me. Gives it a more regional flavour, I suppose.
You can trust a man in tweed!
Does anybody have a Bookster tweed waistcoat? I'm thinking of ordering a custom design (peak lapel, double breasted, peak quarters) but would love to see some real world pictures of their waistcoats before I commit.
oh cool! thank you very much. i just called mr. jackson aka the tweedlady. she told me she used to live in walnut creek by a huge retirement center. she buys from estate sales. i can't wait for next month to take a look at her inventory! thanks again! i love tweed.
opps, ms. jackson
wow! that's fantastic!
Hi Charlie, I'm interested in getting a SC made from them. Do you know if their SC are hand made? Are they fully canvassed or half or even fused? Thanks a bunch.
Bookster's jackets are fully canvassed, but I'll let somebody else who knows more answer about the quantity of handwork.
You may not know that as well as their hacking jacket cut they have now introduced a lounge jacket cut.
http://www.tweed-jacket.com/JACKET PAGE/Bookster Lounge Jacket with 3-2 Roll.html
Oh yeah, I saw that. Thanks. Have you ordered any of their products? Any advices? How true to size are their jackets? For instance, I have a size 44 chest with a 33 waist, when I pick out size 44 jackets at stores, they are huge on me. I have to down size to a size 42 or even 40 in some brands and even then there's too much room in the waist area. Thanks!
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