Tuesday, October 25, 2011
It is cool in Manhattan, where I am headed for a party, and that was cause for the first flannels of the season. Both suit and necktie are a change from the mid-weight worsteds and silk ties that are more appropriate for the last days of our warm California autumn.
The suit is actually related to yesterday's post about Anderson & Sheppard. I started working with Peter Harvey, who made it, after coming to the realization that though the A&S double breasteds are very good the button point on the single breasteds is too damn low and exposes more waistcoat than any reasonable man wants. So for some time Peter has been making my SBs in what the Italians characterize as the hard, military style typical of Savile Row while Thomas Mahon, who learned his craft at A&S, has continued making soft, drapey double breasteds for me.
I don't mind the conflict. It puts me in a New York state of mind. And there is not all that much difference between the two anyway.