Friday, November 19, 2010
Henry Poole visited San Francisco this week, bringing with them the latest version of a blazer that has been in the works for some time. That has been entirely my fault. It needed different fronts last Spring you see, and I missed not one one but two appointments in London so this was the first time we had to look at it. And it needed adjustment of course. At this rate it will be ready just in time for weather that is too warm for it, as seems to be the usual course of events.
The visit was worthwhile on another front however as Simon Cundey mentioned that they make an embroidered smoking jacket from silk velvet, a fabric I had thought no longer made. Turns out they keep the stuff on hand for court dress (there is a photo of the smoking on the ASW FaceBook page). In retrospect, I suppose I should have asked the price but I saw no reason to ruin my morning as the jacket I already own is worn during just a couple of the coldest months of our year.
Poole's visit is one of the last of the season, though it will be followed by Fosters later this month. That firm tells me they are bringing the re-make of a pair of slip-on shoes that have also been underway for well over a year.