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#19 Joe McAveety

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:20 AM

Alexander,thank you so much for the scan on MTOC.........Joe.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:45 PM

Who here is looking for "The Modern Tailor, Outfitter and Clothier"?

I would like the information contained in these rare books to be more readily available to everyone on this forum, which is why I scanned them.

Here is the first volume, enjoy.
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Also, I will scan the other books if people want me to. I may also touch up the first volume scans at a later date.


Dear Alexander "I know you spent a lot of time copying this book, the information therein is very important and significant to any Tailor or Sewing Individuals since they can use the information effectively. You and many others in this Forum are people of outstanding values. You give expecting nothing in return. How refreshing in this day and age where selfishness is so rampart. Thank you. Saveira

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:59 PM

For MTOC collectors with money there is one edition on ebay right now. Maybe someone is getting weak and buys it as decoration.
I don't buy it I have already enough MTOC's now... :crazy:

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 04:31 PM

Alexander,

First of all, thank you for the work you've done to make these books available to us. I am a newbie and have been reading volume one. The book has given me a better understanding of drafting/cutting. Although, aligning stripes at the shoulder seam and center front still alludes me.

Just wanted to let you know, Volume II, after page 96, the pages are reversed. 95, 96, 99, 98, 101, 100, 103, 102, etc.
This is by no means a criticism, just an observation.

Thanks again,
Bill

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:22 AM

Alexander,

First of all, thank you for the work you've done to make these books available to us. I am a newbie and have been reading volume one. The book has given me a better understanding of drafting/cutting. Although, aligning stripes at the shoulder seam and center front still alludes me.

Just wanted to let you know, Volume II, after page 96, the pages are reversed. 95, 96, 99, 98, 101, 100, 103, 102, etc.
This is by no means a criticism, just an observation.

Thanks again,
Bill


Where did you find Vol. II?
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:55 PM

Where did you find Vol. II?


Der Zuschneider,

In this thread, message #15. MTOC Vol II
Here is the link- http://rapidshare.co...MTOC_VOL_II.pdf

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:44 AM

It seems that the book is being published again by a company called Obscure Press in the UK for about 17 pounds (http://www.amazon.co...78355350&sr=1-2) and in the States Barnes and Noble (http://search.barnes...er and clothier) is selling it for about 26 dollars.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

That is one of the older versions (there is IIRC a 1927 edition) from the Bridgland era. I don't recommend it. I only recommend the the 1949 and 1950s editions from the Whife era. Nb MTOC is not "written by" Bridgland or Whife, they are merely the chief editor.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:38 PM

I don't believe this work was registered under the Berne Convention until 1947 (possibly: 1949). It's possible the earlier editions are in public domain. But, I'm dubious. The editions covered by the Berne Convention are protected by very aggressive copyright protection for at least 100 years after the death of the editor (until at least 2050). I haven't been able to locate the publisher - Obscure Press. But, a copyright search for this work does still lists the owner as Caxton Publishing. It's suspect if these reprints will remain on the shelves much longer.
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 06:50 AM

Hi all!
Has anyone posted vol. III of MTOC?
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:24 PM

A new excellent set is there.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:36 AM

Thank you so much for making these publications available! They are a fantastic resource, especially as I'm studying the history of tailoring.

Will you be doing the same with volume III?

:) Virginia

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:42 AM

Just out of interest, why wouldn't you recommend the 1929 edition? How different are the drafts to those in the 1949 ones?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:32 AM

Older drafts are stylistically out of date and may give you the look a costume. Pre-1940s cutting system also presume more old fashioned methods of working up. If you want a system that is easier to make look fashionable today, and which is in harmony with modern methods of working, you should always choose a the more up to date system.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:15 AM

I just bought myself a nice birthday present :
http://www.ebay.co.u...ME:L:OC:FR:3160

It is edited by Bridgland, so I think it should be a 1929 edition, or something like that. But at least, the price was still reasonnable, and the binding seems good condition. And it's the whole 3-volume set.

I'll see if it's any value for today, and may scan the vol 3. Or I may even scan the whole and sell it for price (I paid 165 including shipping) if someone here is a collector.

I'm also curious to compare with Whife-era editions.


Note for beginners (once again, to be sure) : this book is too old to be of any interest to start learning tailoring. Buy modern books. I bought it only because I like to study the history of tailoring, and to have references of old styles in my library. It is not for practical use in my business.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:05 PM

MTOC _VOL_II

 

The new location at present. Thanks to Ruvort for finding it. 

 

For anyone in the future looking for this resource, here is an updated link:MTOC_VOL_II.pdf 


Edited by greger, 30 January 2018 - 12:09 PM.

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