Friday, September 17, 2010

Another DB

It got really chilly this week. I leave the house around 7 am and it's particularly nippy at that hour (especially on a Vespa) so I decided to break out some flannel- something I had made this summer and was just waiting for the right weather for it.


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The cloth is from Minnis, number 0300.


EDIT

Thanks for all your wonderful comments.

JC- I'll post trouser shots next time I wear it, which might not be for a while if the weather starts cooperating again.

Jeff- It will only wrinkle if I fall off, which I don't :)

Detlef- not just in a photo, but also in a very light colour, which shows up all the little defects, much more than a dark suit

Jordan, you may be right, but I already have this (but in a vastly softer, lighter 9 1/2 ounce Italian flannel!)
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So it was an about-face from that. Not that I disliked that- not at all. My dog, apparently did, though. She ate the flower when she was a puppy.

Anonymous- I have been sewing for about 30 years now.

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29 comments:

Nikole R said...

Are the button holes done by hand???

Fatto a Mano said...

Yes, of course!

J

BENEDICT17 said...

Bravo, Jeffery! A truly gorgeous medium grey flannel suit for fall, well-cut and beautifully detailed.
Further, the height and style of the shirt collar are a perfect balance for the ensemble.

JMB

JC said...

Nice. I just had some odd trousers made from the same bunch. Can we see the trousers?

Zoran Arizanovic said...

beautiful, love flannel

Branka said...

Impressive, nice job!

Jeff in VA said...

Absolutely beautiful! Doesn't it wrinkle from the Vespa ride?

Anonymous said...

Ooooh!!!Ahhhh!!! Absolute perfection.

Kim

Detlef said...

Knowing that any, even the tiniest imperfection will show in a photo, this must be ├╝ber-perfect!
:)

But you'd sure need more than a flannel suit to ride a Vespa in our neck of the woods...

Things Is Cool said...

That is an amazingly perfect suit.

BENEDICT17 said...

Surprised that no one has mentioned the meticulous attention given to the shoulder/sleeve join, the narrow sleeves themselves and the choice of classic bosom hip pockets, which gives the suit a certain formality that is acceptable for the office or country. With a plain wool flannel this light in color, I suspect most tailors would have opted for flap hip pockets with a ticket out flap above; but, then, Jeffery is not most tailors and has his own vision of how a beautiful suit should be made. From front to back--love those deep side vents--this is one helluva bespoke suit!

JMB

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! How long have you been sewing again?

Gentleman's Gazette said...

Stunning coat! Just like JC I would also be interested in the trousers.

s./ said...

beautiful. the workmanship looks absolutely amazing. out of curiosity, how long did it take you to make that, from the drafting stage?

Anonymous said...

Can I ask who made this suit for you?

Fatto a Mano said...

Thank you. I made this suit myself and it probably took in the 60-70 hour region, maybe a bit more.

Anonymous said...

How much do you charge for such a suit? Where are you based if I may ask?

christopher said...

How wide are the lapels on that single breasted? They look perfect. Do you try to keep the lapel widths similar to the widths of your ties?

Fatto a Mano said...

I am based in Montreal, however I am not able to take any more work on at this time.

Christopher- thank you. The Sb lapels are 2 3/4". Actually I cut my lapel widths according to my moods- that was intended to be a fashion garment rather than a more classic one, thus the narrow width and high button stance. And I buy my ties to balance my lapel width.

J

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff!
You've been sewing for thirty years? Shucks, you must've started sewing right from the womb!!! You LOOK thirty!!! ;-)

Kim

Marc Manley said...

Man!, that is really sharp. Very elegant. Well done!

Terri said...

Jeffrey, Are you using one particular draft for your jackets or do you try out different drafts? Obviously every draft needs to be modified for an individual, but I was just wondering if you found that a particular draft gives a more satisfying result for you.
Terri

Hanger Project said...

I love the drape of the sleeves. Perfect. Not a single wrinkle!

Can you show us pictures from your closet?!? I'd love to see the rest of your wardrobe!!!!!

Cheers,
Kirby

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Now tailor your hangers.

Fatto a Mano said...

Terri-

I never cut for myself the same way twice, and I never make up the same way twice; I use myself as an experimental lab to try out new things. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don't. This way I am always learning, and I have been developing a drafting system of my own over the years, since I have never found any that is completely to my liking. I think most of us do that.

Kirby- is it my closet or my hangers that really interest you? :)

J

Nathalie said...

Wowee, that is a gorgeous suit! Perfection.

Berlin-Bespoke-Suits said...

What an excellent DB coat, right out of the German engineered Rundschau cutting system. I am 100% sure!

Jeffery Diduch said...

Thank you, but actually not Rundschau at all. I'm not fond of their coat drafts.

Anonymous said...

oh my...don`t you need an intern? :)

Anonymous said...

Those buttonholes ... Swoon !

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