spruced by marlene

dave’s suit

By James | Published: 20. July 2011

Dave is an artist. When he came to me for a suit, he already had quite a clear idea about what he wanted: a tweed suit (Harris tweed, if at all possible) with “a fish twist”.

It was an unusual request, but when you look at his work it makes perfect sense.

The fish twist proved the hard part. I tried a number of different ideas before I finally found a piece of fish leather that matched the suit fabric and which I used as a detail on the change and trouser pockets. The tweed did come from Harris, herringbone seemed like the obvious choice.

When Dave wore it for the first time, someone told him that he looked like a character from a classic English novel, which was the best thing anybody could have said to him (and me!).

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9 Comments

  1. eva
    Posted 22. July 2011 at 14:55 | Permalink

    ich liebe solche geschichten.

  2. Laura Nelson
    Posted 23. July 2011 at 07:04 | Permalink

    Amazing! I love it on you Dave ( 9 O’5)! James, most magnificent work. Mark also had comments here in San Francisco on the cut of the suit you made him. A gentleman at Union Square commented that he had only seen the cut in cutting edge european boutiques. Well done sir, well done.

    • david
      Posted 15. August 2011 at 23:17 | Permalink

      Hello Laura, I must say I agree with you, I look at my suit everyday, and say you are amazing. Hope you are well, David x

  3. Martin
    Posted 1. August 2011 at 21:24 | Permalink

    This is an spectacular suit. How does one go about getting something similar?

    • James
      Posted 2. August 2011 at 12:28 | Permalink

      Hi Martin, I’m really happy you like the suit! I make clothes to order so if you are interested you can send me an e-mail, mail@jamescastle.de

  4. Manuel
    Posted 27. November 2014 at 00:23 | Permalink

    Hallo Marlene,
    meld dich bei mir, wenn du bereit bist ähnliches für mich zu entwerfen/schneidern. Ich würde mich sehr freuen. Meine bisherigen Schneider trauen sich da nicht so recht ran…
    liebe Grüße und klasse Arbeit!

    • Marlene
      Posted 27. November 2014 at 09:20 | Permalink

      Lieber Manuel,

      herzlichen Dank für das Kompliment! Die schönen Anzüge mache ich allerdings nicht selbst, die macht mein Mann. Auf seiner Webseite kannst Du noch mehr davon sehen: http://www.jamescastle.de

      Er würde sich freuen, etwas für Dich zu entwerfen. Meld Dich gern bei ihm: james[at]jamescastle.de

      Liebe Grüße,
      Marlene

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  1. By dave’s waistcoat on 22. September 2011 at 21:14
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