Bespoke tailoring: yes! I found this one pair of pants – they’re Canali – and brought them into a tailor and said, ‘Clone these, dammit.’ They just do all the right things. I’ve got eight pairs in different colors and I never have to think about pants again. – Douglas Coupland
Speaking of clones, I recently re-watched sci-fi drama Moon from 2009. It did not disappoint!
Marginally less exciting, this cloned pair of shorts from a client turned out a success, too. Unlike last year’s basketweave coat clone, this was a straight-shot: no resizing necessary. I also upped the construction methods quite a bit from the original, mass-produced pair, and sent the client the new shorts as well as a pattern so she could have another pair made any time:
A button closure: perfect buttonholes made on my grandmother’s 1950 Singer!
One of my favorite bits was a single-welt pocket with a button closure. I’ve made up a lot of welt pockets in my day, but I tried something new to good effect. I didn’t like the sloppiness of the welt topstitching…
(and yes. That pocket is LAID!)
And my favorite: pockets with a pocket stay, self-fabric overlay, and poly dupioni: