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Chester Cordite - anyone had experience with them?

Eddie Derbyshire

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http://www.chestercordite.com/

I came across this company a while ago. Their stuff looks pretty good, although there are a few details I'm not a fan of (belt loops etc. and I'm not sure about the trouser rise) and the price isn't too bad. Has anyone had one of their suits before? I've emailed them and they only seem to sell off-the-rack, which isn't ideal for me being a funny body shape, but I guess I could do some home tailoring.

I'd say the DB suits looks better than the SB (I'm seeing a hint of 1970s there) but overall they look very nice and with a decent amount of attention-to-detail. I'm tempted, I must admit (although I'll still need to save up considerably!)

They don't have a lot in stock, and had a lot more about a month ago (the fellow I talked to via email said they order in batches, hence being unable to take requests) but the gallery has a lot of stuff.
 

AntonAAK

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Metatron

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Not being a 100% vintage accuracy type of dresser,
I am happy if the quality and fit of the garment are good, if the cut is classic/vintage and the design exhibits some boldness.
I too quite like the look of the db sport coat.
Is there any chance you could post a photo of yourself wearing it? I'd be curious to see an alternative photo.
 

mikepara

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The Gallery on the site has some great photos of their range and some of their inspiration. I'd never heard of this company, so thank you Eddie for bringing it up. I think the next suit I buy shall be one of theirs.
 

Eddie Derbyshire

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They do look rather good don't they! Although taking HBK's point, they are perhaps a bit outside of my preference for British styles. But to be honest, for an off-the-rack suit, with vintage-inspired details, they're not a bad price! You could get a really boring modern suit from a high-street outfitters for similar money.
I eagerly await AntonAAK's pics :)
 

Patrick Hall

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The lapels look great on the double breasted jackets - but I find them a bit overwhelming on the single breasted ones. I also don't like the combo of a high closing vest and low V on the jacket. Reminds me of a late 40's Burton suit I own.
 

Eddie Derbyshire

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I get what you mean - they throw the balance right out. Looking closer, I also don't think they're getting the waistcoats right either - like so many repro places.

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fashion frank

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Here is a picture of me wearing the suit. I was having a better evening than it might appear.

https://flic.kr/p/rVwR3M

No picture yet exists with the db jacket (which is my favourite of the two items.) I'll get one soon.

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Looks like everyone was having a good night ,love the suit .
BTW whats up with the naked painted ladies ,very interesting ?

All the Best ,Fashion Frank
 

AntonAAK

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As promised a couple of shots of the DB sports jacket.

jacket1.JPG


jacket2.JPG


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AntonAAK

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Looks great! Pretty flawless to my eyes.

Do you mind giving details of the rest of the outfit? It's all very lovely.

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Well, thank you very much.

Cream flannels from Spencer's Trousers in Yorkshire. Made to my specs - wide leg, high waist, fly and brace buttons etc. It took a few goes but now they have my pattern on file.
Loake's Woodstock shoes.
Cream custom cap from Monsivais Caps. Made to a 1920's pattern from vintage wool.
1930's Palm Beach cloth tie.
Modern pin collar shirt from The Savile Row Company. Vintage Swank collar pin.

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