Futurist Fashion: How Digital Technologies Could Revolutionize Made-to-Measure

February 11, 2020

Futurist Fashion: How Digital Technologies Could Revolutionize Made-to-Measure

In June 1948, Life Magazine published a short article on a new-fangled fitting system called the Photo-Metric, which promised to…

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Does it Mean Anything to Know Where Something Was Manufactured?

May 31, 2017

Does It Mean Anything To Know Where Something Was Manufactured?

A few months ago, I was talking to Jeffery Diduch, the Vice President of Technical Design at Hickey Freeman. One…

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Let It Out: What to Do When You’ve Gone <i>Too</i> Slim

January 27, 2016

Let It Out: What To Do When You’ve Gone Too Slim

Men’s fashion coming out of the ‘90s was all about slimming the silhouette from the broader and baggier looks that…

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Fabric Weight: Does a Pound of Tweed Weigh the Same as a Pound of Flannel?

September 28, 2015

Fabric Weight: Does A Pound Of Tweed Weigh The Same As A Pound Of Flannel?

Have you ever read the description of a sportcoat or pair of jeans and nodded, impressed, at the fabric weight?…

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Be Careful with Garment Steamers

August 10, 2015

Be Careful With Garment Steamers

Here’s a good example of why you should be careful with garment steamers. StyleForum member Rysla recently went to his…

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Learning to Make Your Own Clothes, Part One

February 2, 2015

Learning To Make Your Own Clothes, Part One

Every custom tailor I speak to says the same thing: the trade is dying and young people are no longer…

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RFID Shields in Tailored Clothing

January 29, 2015

RFID Shields In Tailored Clothing

Jeffery Diduch, a professional tailor and pattern maker for a large ready-to-wear suit manufacturer, published a post yesterday about some…

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Suits Loosen Up

December 10, 2014

Suits Loosen Up

Jeffery Diduch over at Tutto Fatto a Mano has a great post about how he incorporated a little 1920s tailoring…

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For Aspiring Tailors

September 4, 2014

For Aspiring Tailors

For anyone who wants to become a tailor, Jeffery Diduch recently wrote about a new online training program set up by…

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Technology and Fashion

January 1, 2014

Technology And Fashion

One of the things that interest me about men’s clothing is not just the clothes themselves, but also the business…

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How to Measure Garments

May 3, 2013

How To Measure Garments

Professional tailor and patternmaker Jeffery Diduch created a nice little guide on how to properly measure garments. This is useful…

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A Tale of Two Hangers

March 25, 2013

A Tale Of Two Hangers

Over the weekend, I was going through the archives of Tutto Fatto a Mano, a blog about tailoring I really…

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Why It’s Hard to Determine Quality

February 27, 2013

Why It’s Hard To Determine Quality

There are probably no fewer than a hundred books about classic men’s clothing, and the majority of them will have…

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Beware of Steamers

December 27, 2012

Beware Of Steamers

A garment steamer, like the one you see above, can be useful to take out wrinkles. If you use one,…

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Why You’re Unlikely to Tell Between a Fused and Half-Canvassed Jacket

November 14, 2012

Why You’re Unlikely To Tell Between A Fused And Half-Canvassed Jacket

Tailor Jeffery Diduch, who maintains the rather illuminating blog Tutto Fatto a Mano, was nice enough to contact us a…

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