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Classic Mens Tailoring Techniques??? Help ;-)

jmks | Posted in General Discussion on

I am looking to learn about classic mens tailoring techniques, preferably italian, but I’m open to anything. I have been looking for some visuals of classically tailored suits from the 50s-Present, and I’m not having any luck. I’m on a bit of a time crunch, so going to the library/bookstore is out for me right now. If anyone can offer direction or advice that would be great. Thank you!

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  1. woodruff | | #1

    Here's a page on the Italian
    Here's a page on the Italian shoulder:

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Tutorials/AntongiavanniNeopolitanShoulder.htm

    Here's a bit on measuring properly and completely:

    http://www.mysuitshop.com/extras/measprint_men.htm

    Here are some excellent illustrations of tailoring techniques:

    http://pacoperaltarovira.blogspot.com/2008/09/tailoring-methods-sastreria.html

    and some more in Portuguese, but the photos are clear:

    http://tanysewsandknits.blogspot.com/2008/09/mtodos-de-alfaiataria-por-paco-peralta.html

    And here is a good source of classic tailoring supplies:

    http://www.bblackandsons.com/sewing-supplies-hymo-c-68_80_92.html

    Finally, here are a bunch of youtube videos dealing with the subject:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tailor+jacket&search_type=&aq=f

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