Recently, Trend had the opportunity to work with a thoughtful young gentleman who presented us with an unusual request. He wanted to re-cut his father’s suit – a navy blue Douglas Hayward Schofield & Smith double-breasted 3 on 2 – maintaining the same shape and style for his own garment. The images here present the first part of this process: the tear down and subsequent first fitting. Both the jacket and pants were deconstructed and all original components maintained, save for the pant bar. To maintain the quality and level of workmanship, all buttonholes of the finished garment (not pictured here) were hand-done, as the original garment arrived with that feature. The original suit label was also incorporated into the new garment, as tribute to the family legacy and history of the garment.
The finished garment will be posted as a separate entry here on. Stay tuned for the second part of this story!
CLOTH PROFILE: Schofield & Smith create and manufacture fine English Cloth. Schofield & Smith have had the privilege to weave the navy cloth worn by James Bond in the movie Goldeneye (1995). 30 suits in total were made by Brioni out of this cloth, while the other suits appearing in this film – a dinner suit and a blue and sand check suit – also had their cloths made in Yorkshire, by William Halstead and Bower Roebuck. Schofield & Smith, wish that all customers appreciate the history and tradition present in their fabrics and feel as special and elegant as their secret agent.