So, a few weeks after I had my first basted fitting with Chris Despos I popped back up to Oak Street for another round. To make sure we get things as perfect as they can be, Chris and I opted for a second basted fitting before moving to the forward. Results are looking great so far, and here’s an update.
In the second half of my interview with Steven Hitchcock, we spoke about his unique take on the classic Drape cut he learned at Anderson & Sheppard, how he fits into the new generation of bespoke tailors, and his own views on style.
Anytime Drake’s releases anything new, you can pretty safely bet it is a cause for celebration. A wallet-punishing celebration, but in the best way possible. This past winter they unveiled their first collection of house branded sport coats to much fanfare, and here we have an exclusive preview of the second, Spring/Summer 2012, collection. Let the cheering begin.
Last week I wrote about designing my first bespoke suit with Chicago’s Chris Despos. Chris called me up only a few days later to tell me he would have my first basted fitting ready Saturday. So I dropped by Oak Street and the suit is really starting to take shape.
Very exciting news: Chris Despos has kindly offered to help me give Simply Refined’s readers a closer look at the bespoke process by cutting me a suit. I’ll be chronicling the process here, including technical detail, my own reactions, and any tips I can humbly impart along the way. Here’s the first installment.