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brooklyn tailors

Thank you for the men's shirt making encouragement. Thank you too for the book recommendations -- I love books about sewing! I am a little intimidated, but I hope it works out and I hope I can produce something wearable. Geoff has such a hard time with fit, as I imagine many skinny dudes do, and he wears button-down shirts exclusively. Every single day!

If it doesn't work out, there is always Brooklyn Tailors. I came upon their Etsy shop yesterday and was glad to see they make slim fit shirts in sizes from XXS to XL. How I would love to order a bespoke suit for Geoff! That suit is incredible.




These last two pictures make me think of the movie Il posto.

12 comments:

  1. my husband is going to love this!

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  2. great find, anabela! this is exactly what matthew needs.

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  3. They have a lovely store but the prices are a bit too high for them to be in my reality : (

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  4. ooh i love this!! in lieu of bespoke shirts steven alan's great shirts for guys and girls are great. but i think a bespoke suit is highighigh on the wishlist for both me and my boyfriend :)

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  5. What beautiful photos, too! Richard also has a really hard time finding shirts that fit well (like you said, skinny..and also tall), in fact when we were looking for wedding attire a woman in a menswear store actually laughed out loud and said there was no way we'd find something pre-made! We ended up finding a shirt at Value Village, and I just took it in for him :)

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  6. How exciting about the Etsy shop! My husband is also hard to fit. He is a bit, er, unskinny. He assumed his hard-to-fitness was due to being unskinny, and was happy to hear he is not the only one with this problem. Here is the website he has been drooling over: http://www.duchessclothier.com/

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  7. I love the immaculate tailoring of these pieces- so crisp in a European kinda way.

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  8. beautiful - they remind me of Band of Outsiders.

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  9. Wowwww, cute guy! I love the first photo.

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  10. I'm glad you guys like them! I think the model is super cute, too.

    I'm sure we could all swap stories about our hard-to-fit menfolk!

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  11. too funny! this is my pal Danny's shop. he is also the guy in the pictures.

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