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#1 tailleuse

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 05:58 AM

I've seen a lot of bespoke menswear updated with zippers and quilting, etc., but think this is a handsome example.


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:51 AM

Their shirts are simply Bangladesh Zara same quality but priced over 300e.

Poor.

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:56 AM

Lovely, thanks! (Can't stand those rope-y sleeve caps, though...How COULD I look without at least SOME critique!?:)


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 09:28 AM

He does good work. Don't care for his artistic enjoyment. His construction standards are high. He has some neat futures, such as the zipper hidden beneath the lapel.

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

Their shirts are simply Bangladesh Zara same quality but priced over 300e.

Poor.

 

I wouldn't know. I'm not familiar with their shirts.  This is a jacket made to special order.  I guess they put on the dog for Bentley.


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:17 AM

He does good work. Don't care for his artistic enjoyment. His construction standards are high. He has some neat futures, such as the zipper hidden beneath the lapel.

 

I think your autocorrect function may have caused a miscommunication: You "don't care for his artistic enjoyment"? Or did you really mean it's too "arty"? Yes, I  also thought it had some fun features, like the plaid undercollar.


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 12:31 PM

I appreciate how you bring things like this to the attention here.

 

It does seem that Davide Taub gets to create jackets with interesting details.


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:40 PM

Nice enough jacket, I wonder how it feels if you drive in the upright seating position with near straight arms. This may not matter if you own the Bentley to go with it. :yes:


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:34 PM

Lovely, thanks! (Can't stand those rope-y sleeve caps, though...How COULD I look without at least SOME critique!? :)

 

Thanks, David.


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:36 PM

Nice enough jacket, I wonder how it feels if you drive in the upright seating position with near straight arms. This may not matter if you own the Bentley to go with it. :yes:

 

Good one.  I was trying to think of a good Bentley joke, such as how many jackets of this type equal one Bentley?   :)


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 01:01 AM

This is one of my favorites of Taub's work.

 

http://davidetaub.bl...ring-horse.html

 

I've always thought the matching of the seams on the back and the sleeves must take a higher level of skill.

 

I also appreciate how he posts pictures of the various stages of his work along with the types of cloth and the other supplies he uses, like pearl buttons, etc.


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 02:38 AM

This is one of my favorites of Taube's work.

 

http://davidetaub.bl...ring-horse.html

 

I've always thought the matching of the seams on the back and the sleeves must take a higher level of skill.

 

I also appreciate how he posts pictures of the various stages of his work along with the types of cloth and the other supplies he uses, like pearl buttons, etc.

 

cperry:

 

I leave that to a professional to answer. It's beautifully done, but I suspect that matching the seams is not that hard with a well-cut pattern.  I think that stripes, and especially uneven plaids, are much harder.

 

Did you notice the stray thread in the center seam?  Horrors!  :rofl:

 

As a self-sewer, I am truly grateful that I don't like plaids. Yes, at some point I will move beyond the sample flap pockets in plaid that I've done, but there are so many other things I need to work on first.  


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 02:48 AM

I've posted up Davide Taub's work previously, an excellent tweed jacket with plaid contrasts. His work is always interesting and he bends the 'rules'. I like his half-lined linen dinner jacket.

 

Lovely, thanks! (Can't stand those rope-y sleeve caps, though...How COULD I look without at least SOME critique!? :)

 

The shoulders are not all that strong. Shoulders need some shape otherwise a jacket looks weak and round-shouldered.


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 03:32 AM

 

The shoulders are not all that strong. Shoulders need some shape otherwise a jacket looks weak and round-shouldered.

 

OK, Henry; when you order yours, have 'em your way, and I'll just keep mum about your funny-looking shoulders when I compliment you on your new jacket. When I order MINE, I'm going for this, and I'll just ignore it when you tell me my shoulders should be more ropey:)

 

Apparently Taube's versatile enough to go either way.


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 04:36 AM

 

Did you notice the stray thread in the center seam?  Horrors!  :rofl:

 

 

I missed that! lol



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 06:36 AM

It's just occurred to me that a multi-layered garment that extends over the hips is pretty awkward, even downright uncomfortable, when driving, let alone anything so heavy. I'd certainly never keep a suit or sport coat on during anything but a very brief car ride.

 

So I've become grumpy about this project, a great and missed opportunity to invent a really comfortable yet tailored outer piece for the well-heeled driver to wear while actually driving. Yet again, iron-clad conventionality trumps true design integrity:(

 

Still, I won't be minding wearing my soft-shouldered version about after I hand my Bentley off to the valet.


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 06:56 AM

Still, I won't be minding wearing my soft-shouldered version about after I hand my Bentley off to the valet.

 

It's a long time since I have seen a 'Donegal Tweed'.


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 07:30 AM

It's a long time since I have seen a 'Donegal Tweed'.

 

That one's a really lovely creation, I think, even if it suggests an accident in a glitter factory...or at a child's birthday party! Fun:)







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