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World Series of Tailoring/Iron Tailor

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Originally Posted by merkur
Is there, or has there ever been, an international tailoring contest, a la World Series of Poker/Iron Chef etc, to "objectively" rank the world's top tailors (as if they could even be bothered to enter such a thing if it existed)?

If memory serves me right, handmade silk-lined buttonholes go back to the very origins of savile row.
Tonight's ingredient: the MOP button.

Who will reign supreme in 1 hr of tailoring?
 

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I recall a 3 part documentary series on Savile Row in which there is a tailoring competition highlighted in one of the parts, dont recall the name of it.
 

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Have heard of awards in Italy called "The Golden Scissors". Sorry but that's all I've got. Do not know who awards this, judges this or how you would earn one.
 

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Why don't we just all save time and let me decide?

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Originally Posted by idfnl
I recall a 3 part documentary series on Savile Row in which there is a tailoring competition highlighted in one of the parts, dont recall the name of it.

This is the Golden Shears competition held by the guild of Merchant Taylors (sic)
 

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My money's on Samurai Tailor. He's passionate about his work.

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^^^I love how the text refers to it as a frock coat...( someone PM Sator...)
 

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there's no place for savile row perfectionism in a 1 hour tailoring competition.

the smart money's on the chinese guys.
 

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Originally Posted by warmpi
there's no place for savile row perfectionism in a 1 hour tailoring competition.

the smart money's on the chinese guys.


I'm going for the Indian tailors
 

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Originally Posted by Pseudosyco
On the basis of this years winning competition, it doesn't seem to be an accurate judge of good style (although I am sure the Kilt/Morning Coat combo was beautifully made (...)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/5...en-Shears.html


I forgot to mention that Andrea Nixon, of Steed (my tailor, Edwin DeBoise's shop, for those who don't know) was third in this competition, the Golden Shears Award, and also received the Rising Star Award. Here she is, third from the left...

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...quite obviously.


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Project Runway for men, wouldn't hurt producers!
 

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