GREATS OF CLOTH
Afternoon Style-Spatulas. Was at Anderson&Sheppard (click) yesterday for a fitting/consultation and a nice cup of tea. It doesn't get better on a global sartorial level in my opinion, and the tea was pretty good too. Going for double breasted three piece with pleated pants- just like they do best. Cloth wise nearly got it down to one fabric, a wool, almost nail-head like, with a bit of blue slub in it- very unusual. Then on the 38 bus with The Luxury Missus started to fancy the H'bone, both from Porter&Harding. Both nice no?
Also did a stint in the A&S baldness assessment room, with mirrors to show every possible angle of your shame/denial. I like to go every two years for a spot of angst. Thinking of having my 'thinning patch' covered in weed. What do you reckon? Either that or converting to Judaism. The Kippah would just cover it. Could have one made to go with each suit. Cool?
A&S syrup fitting room: digestive biscuit covered in tweed.
Suit might be great in the H'bone, but at the time it felt just a nuance 'straighter' than the slubby-guy. Going back in to touch cloth again later on way to judge, yes judge, Brioni's Lounge Suit Project at the Royal College of Art. Its a black tie do at the RCA later on. Little do they know have my own toile-based axe to grind after enduring a BA Hons in fashion design. The smell/sight of calico makes me quite, quite poorly to this day.
Might ask the kids what they think about H'bone vs The Slubber. Might not. Anyway, back at The A&S and Mr.H was on blinding form. He's just back from The US where they're going mental for A&S gear. Cannot make enough of it. Anyway, when he was in conference with the linings guy (they have a linings guy. Also a trouser fly guy, a button guy, a tea guy- the lot) I looked inside a large smart cardboard box marked 'H.R.H P.O.W off cuts'. Possibly the most significant box of off cuts in the sartorial universe at this time. I'd share with you, but I'd be taken off to the tower and force fed calico wads till I was completely desiccated. Terrible, itchy way to go. Will ask at R.C.A if am allowed to leak a little.
Lining and sleeve lining against the cloth.
The sleeve lining is an house fabric specially commissioned, one of two, also with blue stripe that is used for the inside of the vest too. Thinking of having the outside of the vest done in it too, but now erring back on caution.
Stubbs out in The Metropolis.