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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Never Rush Your Tailor


Being a Young Turk in this whole tailoring game, I was quick to want to catch up with some of the more flamboyant European designs I had seen by the likes of Viktor & Rolfe and of course on that extraordinary Parisian, Hugo Jacomet. Hugo was wearing a double-breasted peaked lapel in one of the posts on the Dandy Portraits with a one button working sleeve. As I posted earlier, the Italians wouldn't let me wear double-breasted, so the compromise was a two button suit with a widely curved Viktor & Rolfe styled high peaked lapel. The faux pas, totally mine, was to rush them in their work and to set them a deadline, which is why I am suffering at the moment, because, sadly, the jacket does not sit as well as it should and is not nearly as lovely as the shawl lapel blazer they made me last year. I hate to say it, but it must be said, you should never rush your tailor. No matter how important you think it is, let him do his work or else you will be disappointed, just like me. And the second thing to note, when working with light fabrics, be very careful. Every little nuance will play out two fold on a lighter wool. I am starting to want to move back to the Super 100's I started on. I think they are far more hard wearing and have more contour, drape and body.

Regards, N_.

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