Visiting season began in late September when George Cleverley came to town, and there'll be one or more tailors or cordwainers making their semi-annual appearance in San Francisco every week during October.
The first visit that had an impact on my own wardrobe was that of Peter Harvey last week. Peter is a lovely fellow and the remaining partner of Fallan & Harvey, my not-quite Savile Row tailors located a block over on London's Sackville Street. They're so low profile they don't even have a web site.
I met Peter this time in the company of Jeff von Spangenberg, who I am pleased to write will be endeavoring to improve the quality of the photos in some of these essays, beginning with the ones in this post.
Photo: Von Span
The fourth member of our party was the blue flannel suit that was Peter's perfectly executed spring commission. The cloth is a 14 ounce flannel from Fox Flannel that was the first, or one of them, London Lounge Cloth Club offering. It's made up as a three button jacket with the lapels rolling to 2.5 and a double breasted vest with shawl lapels.
The strong pattern poses some challenges for wear and I'll have more to say about about those tomorrow.