Off The Cuff Desmond Merrion
Bespoke tailors on the famous Savile Row take a big chunk of the top end work floating around. But, not all of the tailors perched on Savile Row will make you a bone fide all canvassed genuine bespoke suit. This post will show you one version of the inner canvasses that I make and put into my hand crafted bespoke coats.
The picture below shows Desmond Merrion hand padding (making) a chest canvas for one of my bespoke coats. This picture was taken of me at home on my sofa after work, on the fly by Sarah. Thanks Sarah…..
The picture below shows the canvas after it is fully hand padded. I took this picture the next day at work, it is the same canvas I was working on at home as described above. You can see the shape of the chest very clearly, I haven’t taken any cuts out of the canvas yet but two cuts is my preferred default, sometimes I may take three cuts.
The final picture below shows this canvas hand basted onto the front of my clients coat, the chest and shape is obvious. So the next time you visit your tailors, take a good look inside the coat at the fitting to see this canvas running all the way through the front forms top to bottom. Don’t forget to ask him how he made his canvas…….Ahem.