A Fine Man Once Said:

"Part of the 10 million I spent on gambling, part of it on booze, and part of it on women. The rest I spent foolishly."

- George Raft

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A bit of Savile Row right off Madison Avenue - Logsdail Tailoring

The Logsdail men - Len Sr. and Leonard - 
with their copy of The Best Dressed Man In The Room

This post is a long time coming, but better late than never! A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the Logsdail men - Len Jr. and Sr. They both enjoyed The Best Dressed Man In The Room, so if you happen to drop by their offices anytime soon, you should feel free to peruse their copy for ideas :-) Anyway, the Logsdail work rooms aren't very far from my office, so I dropped by one day at Len Jr.'s invitation.

The book shelf/liquor cabinet at Leonard Logsdail Tailoring.

Not much needs to be said here about Logsdail bespoke offerings that hasn't been said elsewhere by more knowledgeable people than myself. The Logsdail shoulder is a thing of beauty and quite distinct in its shape and structure. If you're unfamiliar with the Logsdail cut, you can view it in all of its cinematic glory in films such as American Gangster, Wall Street 2, and The Wolf of Wall Street, among others.

Plush leather club chairs and  wall full of fabric options -
what more can you ask for?

While the bespoke items are probably out of my price range, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there are other options available. There is a semi-bespoke Logsdail line that offers several bespoke touches, but perhaps of more interest to gentlemen on a stricter budget will be the offerings that, until recently, were available under the Carnaby Custom line, but which now also fall under the Leonard Logsdail label. These days, there are so many different names to describe different levels of tailoring options, but I would probably describe these suits as more in line with other made-to-measure program that begin at just over $1000. And there are literally dozens of fabric books to choose from - of course, while certain fabrics will add to the cost, you'll be sure to find something to suit your fancy.

More fabrics and tailoring samples.

Both Logsdails certainly know their business, so spending a few minutes with them was quite interesting. They were both quite generous with their time, and were happy to show me a few pieces that were in the process of being completed, and share a few anecdotes about their experiences in the tailoring business. I hope to be able to commission a suit from them in the near future, most likely in the semi-bespoke range, but if that experience turns out to be anything like the short time that I spent in their work space, it will be a truly enlightening and educational experience.

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